Episode 274 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Horseplay with guests Tommy Wheeldon Jr and Will Cromack)

Episode 274 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Horseplay with guests Tommy Wheeldon Jr and Will Cromack)

Sunday’s AFTN Soccer Show on CiTR radio was so packed, we’ve had to release it over two parts. This second episode of the three hour show focuses on the Canadian Premier League and the PDL.

We kick things off with some PDL chat, looking at TSS Rovers great start to the season that’s seen them go unbeaten in their last five matches to sit joint top of the standings. We chat with coach Will Cromack after a six point weekend that saw them lift their first piece of silverware.

After that we turn our attention to the Canadian Premier League. It’s been a good and a bad week for fans hoping to see teams here in BC. Victoria look set to be in for 2019, but that’s the expense of the Fraser Valley bid. We look at what we know about both potential teams journey so far and what lies ahead for both clubs and also the Victoria Highlanders.

But one team that definitely will be there for the start of the CPL in 2019 is Calgary’s Cavalry FC. We chat about the ins and outs of the team, and hopes for the league, with current Foothills FC head coach, and soon to be Cavalry FC head coach and GM, Tommy Wheeldon Jr.

All that plus Black Grape feature in this week’s Wavelength section, and BC Soccerweb headlines looks at some stories from around the world of football.

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

02.20: Will Cromack interview and TSS Rovers chat
12.16: Canadian Premier League in BC discussion
31.35: Tommy Wheeldon Jr interview and Cavalry FC chat
55.08: Wavelength – Black Grape – England’s Irie
61.34: BC Soccerweb headlines

You can download and/or listen to this, and all previous, episodes of the podcast on the following services:

iTunes.

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Google Play

Our CiTR Radio Show Page

Podbean.

Stitcher Radio Network.

Or after all that, you could just listen on the player below!

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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  1. Greg at 15:30

    I’ll disagree with Zac’s comment that the Highlander owners weren’t edged out. The Highlanders are the team with the ties to the local soccer scene and has have run the PDL squad to keep soccer active in the city, and their ownership group is not involved with the new CanPL team. In fact, they’re not involved to such an extent that they went out and bolstered their own ownership. Further, I can see why the Highlanders ownership would be a bit perturbed that the Friend ownership group has suddenly shifted to their market because Friend and company couldn’t get the deal they wanted worked out in the FV. To large extent, that’s on Friend’s group: they picked a market, and then couldn’t get it sorted. I’m not disagreeing that everyone should be pulling in the same direction on this, but it’s also clear that not everyone is. And it’s where a stronger commissioner needed to take action. It’s easy to name teams in cities that are already on board or don’t have teams. This situation is clearly more complicated, they really didn’t resolve it, and it looks like it was rushed in order to say “across the country” ASAP. It’s a bad look for the league, when it wasn’t needed.

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