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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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Jul 19, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes return from a brief summer hiatus to bring the special goodness. Mike the Ref joins us, officially, for the first time to provide his hot takes on VAR. CONCACAF World Cup qualifying is revamped, much to our chagrin. Canadian Premier League clubs fare very well against their respective opponents in the Canadian Championship. Also, OneSoccer decides to punch out early for FC Edmonton’s match against Valour, leaving their subscriber base in the proverbial lurch. Not having it!

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

Jul 4, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes conclude our discussion with Les Wilson. This week, Mr. Wilson recounts his time with the Vancouver Whitecaps’ greatest squads, being a part of the glory days of Canadian soccer, and his thoughts on the state of the game in the present day.

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

Jun 28, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes get ready for Canada Day and offer kudos to Cavalry FC for being crowned Canadian Premier League Spring Champions. We are also joined in conversation by Les Wilson, honoured member of the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. Mr. Wilson recounts his time playing with and against the very best during his tenure with Wolverhampton Wanderers, including being scouted by the club, his professional debut, and being driven around L.A. by Davy Jones. Also, we discuss the latest spate of VAR controversy, check in with FC Edmonton’s Jeff Paulus, and more!

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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

Jun 19, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate Canada’s performances to-date at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Canadian men open with a victory over Martinique, but questions remain about John Herdman’s makeshift backline. Cavalry FC win yet another Al Classico clash and their traveling supporters have a glorious banner confiscated. Also, York earn their first home league win over Pacific FC and Forge FC continue to stay in the title race after earning full points in Winnipeg.

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

Jun 14, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes put a bow on the Voyageurs Cup Round 2, and look ahead to three Canadian Premier League clubs facing off against MLS and USL opponents. The Canadian women show some early tournament jitters in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Also, the Americans celebrate, and celebrate, and celebrate…and celebrate.

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

Jun 7, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes recount the high drama from the second round, first leg Voyageurs Cup matches. HFX Wanderers seem to have found their way under Stephen Hart, while FC Edmonton remain listless as they fall to York 9 in Ontario. Also, in what is shaping up to be the Canadian Premier League’s best rivalry, Cavalry FC bag a late equalizer against Forge FC before bedlam ensues.

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

May 29, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes answer your questions about the split season and the cost of peripheral bits at Canadian Premier League stadia. Gaffer Jason returns from Wild Rose Country and an afternoon at Al Classico, as Cavalry continue to boss the table. Also, York respond well to miscommunication at their home opener, while OneSoccer are unable to adequately explain their streaming woes on the very same afternoon.

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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

May 15, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate Cavalry FC’s third consecutive victory in a very tight match against Forge FC in what may have been a showdown between the Canadian Premier League’s two best squads. Marco Bustos runs the table in his debut with Valour FC. Also, FC Edmonton deliver a strong showing while playing shorthanded against a Pacific FC team that is struggling to find its offensive focal point.

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

May 10, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes check in with a club-by-club look back at the week that was in the Canadian Premier League. Cavalry FC sit as early leaders after two tactically sound performances. FC Edmonton play spoiler in Valour FC’s home opener. Also, Forge FC finally deliver a result at the expense of Pacific FC and York 9 FC remain the only winless club.

Michael Silberbauer audio courtesy of Pacific FC.

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

May 3, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes look ahead past the opening weekend of the Canadian Premier League. Valour FC earn victory against Pacific FC in a physical match. We hear from Pacific FC’s Michael Siberbauer and José Hernández as well as Valour FC skipper Rob Gale. The physical nature of the matches has been entertaining, but will players stay protected as the season winds along? Also, Kyle Bekker earns this year’s first-ever Joey Barton Award for his bodycheck on York’s Di Chiara.

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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

Apr 29, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes release the full-length, uncut version of the inaugural Canadian Premier League prediction panel hosted by the Northern 90’s Pat Sweet and featuring TSN 1290’s Ryan Brandt, YouTube sensation AFC Curtis, and yours trulies, The Young Gaffers. Get comfortable folks, we’re going the full 90 with this one.

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 26, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes participate in a panel, co-ordinated by the Northern 90’s very own Pat Sweet. Together with Pat, TSN 1290’s Ryan Brandt, and YouTube sensation AFC Curtis, we offer up our Canadian Premier League predictions based on nothing but sheer conjecture.

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 18, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes share with you, our loyal listeners, the players on each Canadian Premier League club that we feel most demand your attention. They may not be the most obvious, but they definitely are ones to watch.

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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

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:

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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.

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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

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

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