Episode 265 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Stinko de Mayo)

Episode 265 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Stinko de Mayo)

Remember when Vancouver Whitecaps were being lauded for their excellent road record? That seems so long ago now. Saturday’s 1-0 loss in Minnesota was the third straight away defeat for the ‘Caps. This one against an already undermanned team that played 40 minutes of the second half with ten men. Definitely a Cinco de Mayo to forget.

We look back at the high and lows from the match, talk line-ups and formations, bring you our latest player rankings, and hear from both head coaches, Minnesota’s Adrian Heath and Vancouver’s Carl Robinson.

Where now for the Whitecaps? Did the RSL win last week just paper over the cracks or should we just be content that the team is currently sitting in third spot?

We also see how the weekend played out for the MLS western teams, discuss the latest big Canadian Premier League news and other headlines, play another round of Do You Know Who I Am? and Half Man Half Biscuit return for our Wavelength section.

Here’s the full episode rundown of the main segments from the show:

02.14: Minnesota v Vancouver match analysis
23.47: Adrian Heath and Carl Robinson audio
33.28: Was the RSL win last week just papering over cracks?
38.45: Whitecaps player analysis
49.01: Do You Know Who I Am?
53.07: MLS West Week in Review
67.12: Wavelength – Half Man Half Biscuit – Mathematically Safe
72.44: BC Soccerweb headlines – featuring Can PL, World Cup, PDL, and other news

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Authored by: Michael McColl

There is 1 comment for this article
  1. Greg Petrie at 11:54

    As a follow up to my tweet, I’m not saying the players don’t share some of the blame. But you all talked about how Robinson swapped out his most dangerous attacking player in Blundell and put in his other striker in Kamara instead of playing them together. How he pulled Blundell based not on how he was playing but on a pre-game decision they’d already made. How he left an ineffective Ibini in the lineup when that’s the guy he pulled. We’ve all talked endlessly about his in-game management is poor. And that’s more my point. The players should have done better, but I’m not convinced that Robinson is setting them up to get the most out of them either.

    And yes, the problems at the top of the club are the bigger issue. Lenarduzzi and co need to go. But if they did and Robinson suddenly got a bigger budget, I’m not convinced he would be any more successful than he is now.

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