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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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Apr 12, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes perform a pulse check and revisit our Top 10 “Wants” for the Canadian Premier League’s inaugural season. We also dish out some true Canadian musical gems in the hopes of finding the ideal pump up/montage song, and appeal to you, the listener, to share your own. Lastly, we discuss the nature of fandom in the wake of Felipe’s recent comments after the Whitecaps’ loss to the LA Galaxy.

For your listening pleasure, we’ve included links to our proposed CPL montage songs below.

Jason’s picks: 

Adam’s picks:

Jason’s honourable mentions:

Adam’s honourable mentions:

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Apr 5, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes offer up thoughts on the Canadian Premier League’s inaugural kits. We are joined by Pacific FC President Josh Simpson as well as Jaideep (overall excellent chap and bonafide kit nerd). Also, awards season may be over, but gongs are doled out in several categories.

You can check out all 14 inaugural Canadian Premier League kits here.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Mar 29, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes reminisce about Canada’s latest CONCACAF Nations League victory in Vancouver and discuss the number of international signings smattered across the Canadian Premier League. Also, we report in from the Pacific FC mascot open tryout.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Mar 22, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by FC Edmonton’s Jeff Paulus to discuss the club’s preseason as well as his coaching ethos and commitment to signing local players for the inaugural Canadian Premier League season. Also, we preview Canada’s upcoming CONCACAF Nations League match against French Guiana.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Mar 13, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined in Tofino, by Pacific FC’s James Merriman and Marcus Haber to discuss the club’s preseason retreat. FC Edmonton take a different, yet equally successful, approach to team building. The Canadian MLS clubs are given the Gaffer treatment in a season preview. Also, we discuss Nike’s first take on Canada’s soccer jerseys.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Mar 7, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by two men whose reputations precede them: Coach Stephen Hart of HFX Wanderers FC and winger Issey Nakajima-Farran of Pacific FC. Also, we discuss the unveiling of the Canadian Premier League match ball, courtesy of Nike.

You can check out more of Issey Nakajima-Farran’s artwork at isseyart.com.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Mar 1, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by Forge FC midfielder Kyle Bekker to discuss the lead-up to the Canadian Premier League’s inaugural match. Comox-born goalkeeper Nolan Wirth of Pacific FC also joins to discuss playing pro at home and taking shots in training from Didier Drogba and Shaun Wright-Phillips. Also, we review the CPL league format and discuss the fallout of Kepa’s insubordination at Chelsea.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Feb 22, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined latest Pacific FC signing, Marcel de Jong. We also heap praise on the recent groundbreaking agreement between the Canadian Premier League and MEDIAPRO and can’t help ourselves in further discussing the CONCACAF League shenanigans.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Feb 14, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by Pacific FC winger Ben Fisk and Cavalry FC midfielder Sergio Camargo. Also, we briefly weigh in on the recent debacle that is the CONCACAF League allotment (and exclusion) of certain Canadian Premier League clubs. Privilege!

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Feb 6, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by two top notch guests. Richard joins from England and offers a unique perspective on the Canadian Premier League and why he has followed developments so closely. Newly-minted Pacific FC executive vice president of operations Brad Norris Jones also speaks about his drive to “put on a show” for CPL fans on the West Coast. You’re in for a treat!

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Feb 1, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes discuss two recently-announced milestones for the Canadian Premier League. Volkswagen jump on board as the league’s first founding sponsor, while the first balls will be kicked at Tim Hortons Field as York 9 travel to Hamilton to take on Forge FC. Also, could Sebastian Giovinco be trying to stay ahead of the narrative as his split from Toronto FC sinks in across the league?

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Jan 25, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by newly-signed Pacific FC goalkeeper Mark Village. He chats about the upcoming Canadian Premier League season, the importance of sport for youth, the intricacies of playing goalkeeper, and his childhood idol. Also, we discuss the newly unveiled CPL roster rule, dictating minimum playing time for U21 players.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Jan 18, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by lover of all things soccer, Scott Girard. The discussion includes, but is not limited to: Canadian Premier League roster format, scheduling and crowning the league champion, broadcasting of matches. Also, we offer our own solutions to the mess that is the Voyageurs Cup format and discuss the merits of Valour FC seeking an affiliation with a Premier League club in England. Hang on to your buns!

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Jan 10, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes sit down with Pacific FC’s latest signing, Marcus Haber. We also chat with head coach Michael Silberbauer, recently arrived on Vancouver Island. Also, we are honoured and proud to be listed as 2019 Canadian Podcast Award nominees for Outstanding Sports Series. Huzzah!

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Jan 4, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes ring in 2019 by listing our Top 10 Hopes and Aspirations for the inaugural Canadian Premier League season. From strong media and corporate partners, the next Canadian superstar, to local flavour at each of the stadia, we opine like only we can. Also, if you haven’t yet, get thee to Netflix and watch Sunderland 'Til I Die.

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Dec 21, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes deep-dive two hot topics in the world of The Beautiful Game. Ottawa Fury FC and their supporters receive an early Christmas present from CONCACAF, who avoid being Christmas misers and grant the club sanctioning for the 2019 USL season. José Mourinho won’t have sugar plums dancing in his head as he finds himself out of work after being sacked by Manchester United. Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have what it takes to be United’s Christmas Angel?

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Dec 12, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes weigh in on the first international Canadian Premier League signings. How will they mesh with the homegrown talent? Alex Bunbury is confident that a CPL club can coexist with L’Impact in Montréal. Premier League matches will find their home on DAZN in Canada next year; does this herald in an age of cord-cutting? Arsenal players are caught inhaling “hippy crack”, Sarri’s men see off Manchester City, and Atlanta United triumph in the MLS Cup Final. Also, Jason puts Adam’s knowledge of baseball mascots to the test.

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Dec 3, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes discuss the recent launch event for Pacific FC in beautiful Victoria, BC. The club’s first signing and CEO chat about what’s to come and building a lively atmosphere at Westhills Stadium. The Lake Side Buoys Supporters Group weigh in on the day that was. The Canadian Premier League announce their first wave of player signings. Also, Marouane Fellaini chops his luscious locks to the chagrin of many.

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Nov 28, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes champion Ian Allison sharing the definitive rationale behind Cavalry FC’s ticket pricing. Chris Armas also defends his tactics in RBNY’s seemingly insurmountable defeat at the hands of Atlanta United FC. Chelsea are soundly beaten by Spurs at Wembley; does this mean the Caramilk Secret to unlocking Sarri-Ball has been unearthed? Also, ugly scenes mar the Copa Libertadores Final as Argentinian football squanders its greatest moment on the world stage.

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Nov 22, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes delve into the recently-released ticket pricing for Cavalry FC, recognizing that the club know their market best and we are merely podcasters. Canada defeat St. Kitts and Nevis in CONCACAF Nations League play, and despite what might seem like an underwhelming result, Les Rouges have left themselves well-positioned for rampant awesomeness.

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Nov 14, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes end their hiatus with a recap of Adam’s day volunteering at the Canadian Premier League Open Trials on Vancouver Island. The CPL-U SPORTS Draft yields a potential pathway for 21 young fellas. Vancouver Whitecaps find their new head coach in Marc Dos Santos – can his tactical savvy and history of winning overcome any troubles in the locker room? Also, the MLS Playoffs have produced many a barnburner, and Jason engages in his favourite podcast pastime – quizzing Adam.

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Oct 24, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes revel in Cavalry’s Al Classico penalty kick victory in front of a half-empty Clarke Stadium. Chelsea and Manchester United end their match with fireworks – should Marco Ianni be sacked? Did José Mourinho overreact? Also, we discuss the probability of Zlatan plying his trade at the Bernabéu in January.

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Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Oct 19, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate their sesquicentennial episode by discussing all things True North Strong and Free. The Canadian women end the CONCACAF Gold Cup with an all-too-familiar loss to the USA. Despite this, their efforts will see them into a seventh straight World Cup in 2019. The Canadian men demonstrate their fearlessness and confidence against Dominica, but can Herdman rein in the horses in time for tougher competition next summer? The Canadian Premier League partners with U Sports, opening the pathway for Canadian university players. Also, Adam turns 40 and mistakes a prospective Kijiji buyer for a troll.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB.

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Oct 11, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes weigh in on the factors that plagued Toronto FC’s underwhelming season. Poor man-management? Injuries? A leaky defence? All eggs in the CONCACAF Champions League basket? The list is long and unfortunate. John Herdman speaks on Sportsnet’s Jeff Blair Show and dispenses a masterclass in leadership. Clanachan’s latest State of the League reveals some juicy nuggets from the Canadian Premier League. Also, San Jose Earthquakes hire Matías Almeyda to steer the ship; is it time to resurrect Haircut of the Week? That mane, though.

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB.

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

Oct 5, 2018

Wherein Our Heroes share their thoughts on the first leg of the CPL-era Al Classico and recount the matchday experience. Longtime Foot Soldiers Supporters Group member and special guest, Ryan, talks about his love of the beautiful game, what makes Spruce Meadows a unique experience, and his hopes for growing the game in Canada. Also, in HINHI, we hotly debate the lack of ticket sales for Canada’s upcoming CONCACAF Nations League match against Dominica. Are Canadians too friendly to support a potential drubbing? Are we lacking patriotism? Or is it just a bit too cold in The Six?

The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB.

Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com@younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers

Music by: Franklin D
Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca
Twitter: @7FranklinD

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