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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. Featuring exclusive interviews with professional players, coaches and executives, 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 Canadian Premier League to Major League Soccer, from the top flights of Europe to the FIFA World Cup, nobody is safe from this irreverent look at The Beautiful Game.
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Dec 17, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes prepare for the Holidays with a festive Canadian Premier League Yuletide poem. We share our Christmas wishes, as well as our Naughty and Nice lists. We also debate the Whitecaps’ signing of Lucas Cavallini, an early present or a lump of coal? A very Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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

Dec 12, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend to discuss goings on with the club in the inaugural Canadian Premier League offseason. We also discuss the first intra-league player move as José Hernández joins Cavalry FC after being released earlier in the Fall. Also, a mailbag question prompts discussion concerning possible preseason tournaments in the future.

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

Nov 29, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes discuss your feedback on promotion and relegation and how to hybridize this with playoffs. A conference call between the Canadian Premier League and representatives from CPL Supporter’s Groups yields some nuggets. Also, we discuss the inaugural Canadian Premier League Awards.

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

Nov 22, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate our bicentennial by honouring our listeners with a full episode of mailbag questions. The focus is heavily on the Ottawa Fury FC saga, and the playoffs versus single table debate. We also take a moment to reflect on Canada’s shambolic loss to the USMNT in recent CONCACAF action. Herdman out?

Niko Giantsopoulos’s legendary penalty intimidation in Australia.

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

Nov 14, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes unpack your comments on the North Star Shield, playoffs, and awards for the Spring and Fall season champions. We attempt to make sense of the sad news that Ottawa Fury FC have decided to suspend operations. Also, we eagerly look ahead to Canada’s clash against the United States in CONCACAF Nations League play.

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

Nov 5, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes discuss the Canadian Premier League season’s denouement as Forge FC capture the North Star Shield with another 1-0 victory over Cavalry FC. We debate the aesthetic prowess (or lack thereof) of said North Star Shield. Also, we offer heavy praise for the CPL’s individual awards.

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

Oct 31, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes recap all of the controversy and excitement from Leg One of the CanPL Finals between Forge FC and Cavalry FC. From red cards and crossbars to penalty saves, we leave no stone unturned. We discuss the rumoured international player rules set to take effect next season from several different angles. As always, we dip into your mailbag and chat CPL transparency and its effect on the league’s reputation and what may have ailed Valour FC this season.

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

Oct 23, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes join forces and attend the final CanPL regular season match between Pacific FC and Valour FC. This episode is chock-full of audio clips from both coaches (James Merriman and Rob Gale), Pacific FC CEO Rob Friend and EVP Ops Brad Norris-Jones, and of course, players galore. We also offer predictions for the first leg of the Canadian Premier League Final and dip into the mailbag.

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

Oct 17, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes revel in the landmark 2-0 victory our Canadian Men’s National Team secured over the heavily-favoured Americans. From speed and pressure to tactics and heart, the performance turned in was consummate. As always, we begin with a dip into the mailbag to answer your questions about supporter chants, Fikayo Tomori, and hear from one listener who has the best location for “Gaffers 'n' chill”.

Post-match press conference audio credit: Concacaf

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

Oct 9, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate the harvest by giving thanks as we near the end of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season. A recent barrage of Twitter rumours is the subject of our latest Havin’ It, Not Havin’ It. Also, we dip into an overflowing mailbag to bring you some listener-driven content.

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

Oct 4, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes welcome Mike the Ref to dissect the myriad officiating decisions in the recent match between Cavalry FC and York 9 FC. We hear from Michael Silberbauer, Victor Blasco, and Stephen Hart following Pacific FC’s hard-fought draw with HFX Wanderers. FC Edmonton’s Amer Đidić gets called up to CanMNT. Also, our most recent mailbag submission prompts discussion on market size for Canadian Premier League expansion.

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

Sep 28, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes discuss Montreal Impact’s victory in the Voyageurs Cup Final. We plead a case for Luca Gasparotto getting a look with the Canadian Men’s National Team. Also, two mailbag questions provoke our inner kit nerds. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jacob Noseworthy.

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

Sep 20, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes discuss Don Garber’s recent comments regarding the CSA, MLS, Canadian player development and the whole crazy thing. We are joined by FC Edmonton coach Jeff Paulus after his club’s defeat at Weshills Stadium by the hands of Pacific FC. Also, Paul Beirne announces his departure after the Canadian Premier League’s inaugural season and Montreal Impact take a slim lead into the second leg of the Canadian Championship Final against TFC.

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

Sep 13, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes return to the fold after a brief late-summer hiatus. We catch up on your Tweets and dip into the mailbag. Cavalry FC take home the first CPL-era Wildrose Cup while Pacific FC are unable to lock down third place as they are seen off by York 9 FC. Also, Canada take full points in their two matches with Cuba, in two vastly different matches.

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Music by: Franklin D
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Twitter: @7FranklinD

Aug 28, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes celebrate the grand re-opening of Westhills stadium amidst a flurry of officiating controversy in multiple Canadian Premier League matches. We are joined by Pacific FC’s Dean Shillington (Chairman) and Brad Norris-Jones (Vice-president, Operations) to discuss the momentous moment. Valour FC’s Rob Gale minces no words in his post-match comments. Also, we lament the same controversial refereeing in FC Edmonton’s match against York 9 and dip into the mailbag, per usual.

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

Aug 16, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes discuss the theme of growth and continuous improvement. We dip into the mailbag and answer your questions regarding matches on long weekends, continuous improvement, and what new leagues could mean for the pipeline. Gaffer Adam attends the Pacific FC event in Victoria and we hear Rob Friend and Michael Silberbauer’s thoughts on the measure of success and continuous improvement. We also converse with Texas-born left back Blake Smith. Lastly, Mike the Ref provides his thoughts on Jordan Murrell, as promised!

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Music by: Franklin D
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Twitter: @7FranklinD

Aug 10, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes recap the latest round of Canadian Championship matches, as both MLS clubs gain the upper hand over their respective competition. Kurt Larson stokes the flames on Twitter. Also, Jordan Murrell has a moment of madness and faces the disciplinary committee, the court of public opinion, his teammates and coaches, and himself.

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

Aug 3, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes weigh the recent in-and-out roster moves with Emery Welshman and David Edgar at Forge FC. Will Edgar prove the stalwart that Forge need to bolster the back? Will several able replacements fill the void that Welshman leaves? John Herdman offers an interesting perspective on Canada’s backline. Gareth Bale gets a tough ride from Real Madrid, or is it to be expected? Also, we dip into the mailbag, and it’s a beauty!

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Music by: Franklin D
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Twitter: @7FranklinD

Jul 26, 2019

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by the current co-leader in the Canadian Premier League golden boot race, Pacific FC’s Terran Campbell. First, though, we wax poetic about the performances turned in by each CPL club in the most recent Canadian Championship matches, and dip into the mailbag to talk shirt sponsors for a potential Quebec-based club and to remind everyone to give Ottawa Fury FC a little slack, eh!

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

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
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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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Music by: Franklin D
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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.

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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