Wherein Our Heroes provide their musings on the Group Stage of World Cup 2018. We are both having VAR’s role to varying degrees. Unpacking Germany’s shortcomings could take a whole episode, but we provide the “Gaffers Notes” version. Coaching and tactics have plagued many perennial powerhouses; we discuss Eurocentrism in soccer punditry, and, with no clear-cut favourites, attempt our predictions for the Round of 16. Also, Jason attends a Whitecaps town hall and provides insight on the relationship between club and supporters.
Wherein Our Heroes recap the first week of World Cup 2018, provide opinion on FC Edmonton’s crest and celebrate a successful United Bid for World Cup 2026. In Russia, the Japanese and Senegalese supporters show pure class by cleaning the stands instead of celebrating victory on the streets. The Haircut of the Week returns to give plaudits to Neymar’s Noodle Bowl/Spaghetti/Llama coif. Portugal have played well around Cristiano Ronaldo, but how far can he carry the squad on his chiseled shoulders? Also, Argentina look the polar opposite, unable to click around Lionel Messi. We follow the Moskva, down to Gorky Park, listening to the wind of chaaaaaaaaange.
Wherein Our Heroes continue our World Cup discussion, this time offering predictions. We guess who will disappoint and who will exceed expectations in Russia this summer, including the tourney’s breakout star and our “Fifty Shades of Dark Horse” picks. We also offer up the biggest potential talking points off the pitch and end with our predictions for Golden Boot, our final four nations, and the country that is destined to hoist the Jules Rimet Trophy in 2018. Jason is mistake.
Wherein Our Heroes are joined by Matt and Padraic to discuss our thoughts on Russia 2018. We chat about our favourite all-time World Cup memories, compete in some World Cup trivia, and provide our opinions on the all-time greatest World Cup players. Also, we reflect back on our biggest pre-tournament surprises.