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The Young Gaffers | An irreverent look at The Beautiful Game

Jason and Adam might not know everything about football, but they sure think they do. Join “The Young Gaffers” every week as they bring you their refreshing, ridiculous, and uniquely Canadian perspective on all corners of the soccer world. From the Premier League to Major League Soccer to their recreational pub league, nobody is safe from this irreverent look The Beautiful Game.
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Dec 14, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes continue their run of good Netflix-loving form, procuring some great ideas for shows to watch from Tam. Kim Jong-un is revealed to support not one, but two clubs, but more bizarre is the fact he’s “good friends” with Italian senator Antonio Razzi. Big Sam cancels Everton’s club Christmas party, the Manchester Derby offers up intrigue, drama, and milk, but isn’t as glorious as Canada’s own Toronto FC claiming the crown of MLS Cup Champions.

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Dec 8, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes revel in the glorious irreverence provided by the football world this week. Carles Puyol is attacked with a sex toy, Lillestrom’s Aleksander Melgalvis Andreassen places his genitals in the recently-won domestic cup in Norway, and a 17-year old Sunderland supporter may or may not have defecated in his seat. He did urinate in his seat, by his own account. Also Shaktar’s gaffer sports a Zorro outfit after a well-fought Champions League victory against the mighty Manchester City and we discover that Adam is a regular Bill Tench.

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Dec 1, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes put to bed our infatuation with Stranger Things 2, once and for all. Toronto FC bid to become the first MLS franchise to win the domestic treble, but don’t look all too convincing leading up to the MLS Cup Final. Wayne Rooney scores a cracker from half, Fellaini and Rüdiger suffer from boot problems (with differing attitudes), and Ronaldo gets the bust his handsomeness deserves. Also, inspired by Gareth Bale, we chat about our hypothetical preferred wedding entertainment.

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Nov 23, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes feel empathy for David Moyes and his bid to save The Hammers from the drop. Sevilla’s manager drops a bomb on his players at half-time against Liverpool, to great effect. Socceroos manager Ange Postecoglou resigns suddenly, forfeiting his opportunity to become the first manager to guide Australia in two World Cups. Also, the first leg of the MLS Conference Finals are discussed at great, great length.

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Nov 18, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate both of us having finally completed Stranger Things 2. A double dose of updates are provided, with Patrice Evra on the sidelines until next season, and Social Cut and Shave’s Ed offering up some sage wisdom in the Chelsea Barber Saga – London Crop to follow. Daniele De Rossi gets insubordinate as Italy crash out of Russia 2018, and we love it. We are not havin’ U.S. Soccer’s potentially proposed “Participant Cup”. Also, Bruce Arena pulls a gutsy stint on Fox Sports 1, offering up punditry on his former cadre so soon after cataclysmic failure.

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Nov 10, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes provide tips on how the Gaffers aren’t just a footy pod, but can spice things up for couples when need be. The first 88.89% of Stranger Things 2 is discussed, Chelsea’s barber is banned from Cobham, and Patrice Evra channels his inner Bruce Lee. Slaven Bilić initiates a 360 review, Rémi Garde finds new life in Montreal, and the Whitecaps crash out of the MLS playoffs. Also, TFC and Red Bulls have a giant meeting of the minds at halftime of their second-leg tilt at BMO Field.

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Nov 2, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes chill you to the bone with tales of paranormal spaghetti restaurants, ghostly Peeping Toms and cursed artwork in our third annual Halloween Spooktacular! We’ve seen Stranger Things than the dour 0-0 draws that haunted Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Houston Dynamo but the return legs are sure to give us goosebumps. Also, Sebastian Giovinco reminds us that no wall can stop his murderous free kicks. Hang on to your butts; it’s a scary one!

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Oct 25, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes dissect the dismissals of both Roger Koeman at Everton and Montreal Impact’s Mauro Biello. Megan Rapinoe speaks out against FIFA after the Women’s Best Player Award shortlist is released, our Barton Award is doled out to an unnamed Everton supporter involved in the fracas against Lyon, and Vancouver Whitecaps hope to see off the San Jose Earthquakes in the first round of the MLS playoffs. Also, Adam finds out he isn’t Ukrainian after all…thank you Ancestry.com.

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Oct 20, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes mourn the loss of Canada’s Unofficial Poet Laureate, Gord Downie. We discuss the highs and lows of Baby Driver and Blade Runner 2049. Serie D’s Giovanni Liberti receives a 5-match ban for urinating on opposing supporters, or was he just drinking from a pitch-side water fountain? Columbus Crew may find a new home in Austin, Manchester City look unstoppable, and the etymology of San Diego 1904 FC’s name is questioned. Also, in sad news for Canadian soccer development, Whitecaps FC II fold and a new chapter begins in Fresno. Sleep well, Gord.

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Oct 12, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by Paulie, better known as Bad MLS Comics. Collectively, we discuss Paulie’s witty artwork, barn quilts and Canadian pop culture. Also, Wayne Rooney begins his community service at a local garden centre. Mostly, we lament the assured absence of the United States at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Oct 7, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes gush over the latest trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. Bosnian player Marin Galić loses a testicle in a cringe-worthy challenge, Cesc Fàbregas admits to being the man behind The Slice, and Alex Morgan earns a Barton Award for her recent behaviour at Epcot Center. Also, the entire gamut of GoT spoilers is covered, for your review.

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Sep 28, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes reconvene with a vengeance after a month-long hiatus. We respond to our listeners’ requests to weigh in on both the Red Green Show and the summer transfer market. Toronto FC sits on the edge of glory, Lukaku asks Manchester United supporters to stop singing about his member, and Rio Ferdinand continues to take steps to become the world’s next pugilism specialist. Also, Neymar and Cavani seem to have worked it out, for now. Our Nickname For Areola Contest is now officially open!

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Aug 24, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes shamelessly attempt to piggyback on Taylor Swift’s recent album announcement. Bad MLS Comics shares his most interesting stadium nosh while Brendan asks us to weigh in on the recent lawsuit filed by Barcelona against Neymar. A travelling Walsall supporter receives a surprise upon arrival to his hotel before the match versus Pompey, while Nicolai Müller’s knee buckles under the weight of a goal celebration in Germany. The Aaron Ramsey Curse strikes again, Wayne Rooney retires from international duty, and Jason recounts a world-class experience at a recent Vancouver Whitecaps match.

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Aug 16, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes examine the cost of pints and pies at each Premier League ground, and find most clubs are woke. Chelsea have no chill on opening day, while Manchester United are in beast mode. Sheffield United and Middlesbrough supporters leave us salty. Respeck #blessed

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Aug 10, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes deep-dive two behemoths of the cultural zeitgeist before branching into their passion, The Beautiful Game. Stevie G weighs in on the ABBA penalty system, MLS successfully reviews a play on the field with the assistance of video, while Don Garber entertains a plethora of expansion bids. Oh, and Neymar breaks the bank.

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Jul 26, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes provide an update on the Cassano saga, celebrate Manchester United’s new fan-designed third kit, and offer predictions on how many goals Chicharito will score for West Ham in the coming season. Kenedy is sent home after major social-media gaffes, earning this week’s Joey Barton Award. Also, MLS rejects a massive broadcasting rights deal in the name of preserving a system without promotion and relegation, and Jason attends the latest Cascadia match in Vancouver.

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Jul 20, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes analyze Wayne Rooney’s move to Everton as well as Chelsea’s recent signings in the transfer market. Antonio Cassano does a retirement about-face, the MLS All-Star jersey leaves us wanting, and Canada has thoroughly impressed in the Gold Cup. Also, get thee to the cinema and watch The Big Sick and Baby Driver as soon as possible…both are Gaffer Approved.

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Jun 21, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate F.C. Crotone gaffer, Davide Nicola, upon completion of his cross-country Italian cycling odyssey. Federico Allende brag about stabbing opposing Estudiantes players with a needle, and earns our Best Barton Ever. We disagree on Ifab’s recent proposal to change half lengths to 30 minutes. Adam recounts his recent Calgary Foothills F.C. match-day experience, with special thanks to The Ship & Anchor. Also, we basically love Jell-O shots so much we just can’t even.

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Jun 14, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes discuss potential preliminary transfer predictions, weigh in on the Diego Costa/ Antonio Conte saga, and award Michael Bradley the most aerodynamic Haircut of the Week in the history of Gafferdom (both for his coif and laser-like chip). We lament the occasional incursion of politics into sport, reminisce about the Drambuie Showcase Revue, and advise how Calgarians can get behind their Hoops, Foothills F.C. Also, Samuel Piette is apparently responsible for most of the attendees at the latest Canadian Men’s friendly in Montreal.

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Jun 7, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate an unstoppable Real Madrid, first-time repeat holders in the Champions League era. Aaron Ramsey purchases a classy abode in Wales, complete with helipad and golf course. John Terry reveals some of José  Mourinho’s more unsavoury management methods, Washington Square FC are lauded for their choice of shirt sponsor, and Roy Larner is extolled for his bravery in the face of the recent attacks in London. Also, Adam aces a Canadian Citizenship Test, natch.

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May 31, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes discuss possible implications of a 107-hour trip by road for Russian teams visiting newly-promoted FC SKA-Khabarovsk. Arsenal display verve in the FA Cup Final despite a questionable decision from Anthony Taylor on Alexis’ opening strike. Chelsea must add depth to compete in both the Premier League and Europe next season, Jason loves the current Bachelorette season and Adam recommends y’all hit up “The Keepers” on Netflix. All soccer, some of the time.

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May 26, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes discuss the Premier League season that was. Overachievers, underachievers, managerial gaffes, successes…the heat is brought. The weird and wacky from the last match day is reviewed with speed, wit, and dexterity. Also, the League One Cup Final results in a collective Barton Award to cap off 2017-18. Our Heroes look forward to focusing on goings on in MLS for the next few weeks! Prisencolinensinainciusol!

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May 10, 2017

Wherein Our heroes devote an entire episode to a thought-provoking correspondence from Brendan. The Leftovers is hailed as a revolutionary moment for television, Sulley Muntari is praised for walking off the pitch in but one of a series of terrible instances of racism in the sport recently, and the Canadian Premier League gets a green light – with two confirmed clubs and hopes to kick off as early as 2018. Bastian Schweinsteiger throws some major shade by openly speaking about a gulf between MLS and the big European leagues. Also, friend-of-the-show Lev sends a note and meets us in the middle on our ongoing urination debate.

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Apr 29, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate the upcoming Calgary Foothills F.C. PDL season, mourn the loss of Ugo Ehiogu, and bestow upon Joey Barton an esteemed Joey Barton Award. Viewer feedback on the use of the spidercam in the Manchester Derby is scathing, Jamie Vardy must fend off real foxes, and Héctor Bellerín sports one of the worst haircuts (barnets) ever. Also, Providence Park is earmarked for a sexy expansion and a cockney rhyming slang quiz is failed miserably.

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Apr 20, 2017

Wherein Our Heroes reveal the latest celebrity Arsenal supporter (hint: he lives on Pennsylvania Avenue but his father doesn’t). Wandrille Lefèvre is suspended for a troubling social media post, John Terry announces he’ll be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season, and Manchester United see off Conte’s men, making West London squirm as the race for the title tightens like Denise Bueno’s Official Brazilian Sunday League Standard Issue Uniform. Also, Bayern are on the wrong end of some dodgy officiating against Real Madrid and we discuss the return of HBO’s The Leftovers and the world’s latest podcast sensation, S-Town.

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