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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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Jun 8, 2022

Wherein Our Heroes return from under our rocks to offer a full episode concerning the recent compensation dispute between the Canadian Men’s National Team squad and Canada Soccer. We offer up our emotionally-charged yet level-headed, balanced takes. It’s been a while, so you don’t want to miss this.

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 22, 2022

Wherein Our Heroes check in to provide our thoughts on each Canadian Premier League club after two matches apiece. Who has an extra gear? Who is struggling? Who may be underperforming but has nothing to fear? Also, we share an interview with the artist behind Pacific FC’s stunning alternate kit, Maynard Johnny Jr.

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 8, 2022

Wherein Our Heroes return to offer our best-guess predictions for the 2022 Canadian Premier League Season. We chat with Pacific FC's Nathan Mavila. Next, us Gaffers answer some hard-hitters. Where will each club finish? Who are some sleeper signings? Who takes the North Star Shield? Most importantly, who has the snazziest kit? All this, plus a nod to CanMNT qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

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

Feb 11, 2022

Wherein Our Heroes bring you a conversation with newly-minted FC Edmonton President Jeff Harrop. Jeff discusses his previous experience in sport and entertainment and brand building, as well as his goals to engage the community in The City of Champions. We also dip into the mailbag, prompting discussions about both the 2021 CPL Coach of the Year and the latest World Cup Qualifying window for Canada.

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 14, 2022

Wherein Our Heroes return from the Holidays, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. In response to an excellent mailbag question, we discuss the biggest changes each of the bottom four clubs need for 2022. The League assumes operation of FC Edmonton, two Pacific FC stalwarts jump ship to Forge FC, and David Clanachan steps down as CPL commissioner to bring the beautiful game to Windsor, Ontario.

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, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes, as promised, share with you David Clanachan’s press conference and Q&A from before the 2021 Canadian Premier League Final. Wishing you and yours a Joyous Holidays and a Safe and Happy New Year!

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

Dec 9, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes discuss our thoughts on the Canadian Premier League Final, as Forge FC are thwarted in their attempt to three-peat by Pacific FC. Not only do we discuss the match, but also feature pre-match audio from coaches Bobby Smyrniotis and Pa Modou-Kah as well as players Manny Aparicio, Lukas MacNaughton, and Jamar Dixon.

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

Nov 25, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes come together to offer sweet, sweet commentary on the Canadian Premier League semi-finals and offer up predictions for The North Star Shield. We discuss the continued righteousness that is the CanMNT World Cup Qualifying run. Oh, and we catch up with each other, as we’re apt to do.

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

Oct 15, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes discuss an international window that was nothing short of a watershed for the Canadian Men’s National Team. We discuss the squad’s mental fortitude, ability to grind out results, and newfound depth. Also, Davies scores possibly the greatest goal in CanMNT history and we delve into the mailbag to chat pop culture references and innuendo.

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

Sep 17, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes return to celebrate all things Canadian soccer. The Women’s National Team change the colour of the medal as intended and are crowned Olympic gold medal champions. The Canadian Men’s National Team play their first three matches in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying and put on a strong showing. Also, the Canadian Championship gets set to begin the quarterfinal round. Lots to be stoked aboot!

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

Aug 6, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes return to discuss our thoughts on the CPL clubs’ bubble performances and provide our thoughts on a couple of this week’s matches. Cavalry come from behind to see off FC Edmonton in the season’s first Al Classico, while Pacific FC rally from a man down and capture top of the table (for now) by vanquishing Valour FC. Also, the Canadian Women’s National Team gets set to compete for gold at the Tokyo Olympics!

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

Jul 7, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes share with you some audio from earlier in the season. Commissioner Clanachan addresses questions from the media prior to kickoff and discusses the future schedule, other potential bubble hosts, sponsorship interest, and more. We also hear from PFC’s Pa Modou-Kah and FC Edmonton’s Alan Koch. They share their respective thoughts heading into this new campaign.

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 24, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes return to provide their predictions for the upcoming CPL 2021 Kickoff in Winnipeg. Who will finish top of the table? Who will bring up the rear? Who will win Golden Ball? Glove? Boot? And of course, for the kit nerds, who has the best and worst new kit? If you’ve got room for one more season preview, let this be it!

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 1, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes come out of hiding to weigh in on the Canadian Olympic qualifying campaign as well as the Canadian Senior Team’s progress in World Cup qualifying. Also, we delve into the mailbag and dip our toes in a potential conspiracy theory involving the CPL’s recent announcement concerning LSSE’s potential club in Regina.

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

Feb 5, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes dedicate a full episode to listener questions. Want to know what we think of Montréal’s MLS club rebrand? Who our all-time favourite players are? If we think York United will be a force or failure in 2021? We respond to all of these questions and about a dozen more. Strap yourselves in because this is gonna be one helluva ride!

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

Jan 22, 2021

Wherein Our Heroes return, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for 2021 and beyond. We revisit York’s rebrand to York United, praise David Clanachan’s ops letter, and discuss some of the silly season’s most interesting player signings. Also, we breathe a sigh of relief knowing the Canadian Men’s National Team are shored up in Florida shaking off the dust.

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 17, 2020

Wherein Our Heroes speak with latest PFC signing Manny Aparicio. He discusses the secret sauce behind his set piece prowess, his favourite Argentinian club, leading York 9 through The Island Games, and more. Also, we weigh in on the newest Canadian Premier League international roster rule and discuss some off-season moves that have transpired to-date.

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 30, 2020

Wherein Our Heroes return from the grave to bring you some ghoulishly hot takes. We discuss which aspects of the Canadian Premier League most embody our favourite classic creatures of the night. As always, we dip into the mailbag to answer your long-overdue correspondence. Also, Bev Priestman takes charge of the Canadian Women’s Team…do you think we’re having it?

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

Sep 23, 2020

Wherein Our Heroes bring you the mother lode from the Canadian Premier League Final 2020. In the wake of Forge FC capturing the North Star Shield in consecutive years, we hear from manager Bobby Smyrniotis, as well as players Kyle Bekker and Alex Achinioti-Jönsson. We also hear from HFX Wanderers’ gaffer Stephen Hart and captain Andre Rampersad. Lastly, we share the Q&A with David Clanachan from Media Day, and he discusses potential formats for next season.

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

Sep 18, 2020

Wherein Our Heroes look ahead to the Island Games final between defending champions Forge FC and the always-organized HFX Wanderers FC. We share our predictions for our players to watch, keys to the game, and final score. We also hear from coach Stephen Hart as he looks ahead to his club’s last tango.

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

Sep 9, 2020

Wherein Our Heroes delve deep into the deepest recesses of soccer punditry and attempt to cobble together our best guess predictions for The Island Games Group Stage. Will we see a rematch of the inaugural final? Will Pacific FC continue to surge? Will HFX Wanderers continue their steady play and secure a spot to play for The North Star Shield? Only one thing is certain – it remains anyone’s for the taking!

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

Sep 6, 2020

Wherein Our Heroes sit back and listen. We hear from Cavalry FC’s Tommy Wheeldon Jr. and Mason Trafford in the wake of their recent loss to Pacific FC. We also feature clips from Atlético Ottawa’s Mista and Malyk Hamilton after vanquishing the Tridents a few short days later. On the other side of the coin, PFC’s Pa-Modou Kah, Marco Bustos, and Callum Irving weigh in during both the joy of victory and agony of defeat.

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

Aug 28, 2020

Wherein Our Heroes reconvene to discuss each and every Canadian Premier League squad as we near the waning days of the Island Games round robin. There’s still everything to play for as clubs compete for the top 4 slots and a berth in the second round. We also hear from Valour FC coach Rob Gale, and Pacific FC's Pa-Modou Kah and Alejandro Díaz after the clubs’ mid-week clash in PEI.

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

Aug 14, 2020

Wherein Our Heroes are joined by Pacific FC captain Marcel de Jong to hear how things have been in the bubble in Charlottetown, PEI. We also look forward to the Island Games. Who will win the Golden Boot? Who are our players to watch? Who is the most likely to sneak out of the hotel? We discuss all these and more. Who ya got?

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

Jul 30, 2020

Wherein Our Heroes revel in some BIG news with the announcement of the 2020 Canadian Premier League season format, The Island Games. We weigh the pros and cons of joining The Collective. Also, CONCACAF announces a new, more favourable format (if you’re Canada) for World Cup 2022 qualifying. Count us in!

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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