Episode 302 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Wake Me Up When October Ends – Robbo’s firing, new coach candidates, LA v Vancouver analysis, Kendall Waston, and Zlatan on Phonzie)

Episode 302 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Wake Me Up When October Ends – Robbo’s firing, new coach candidates, LA v Vancouver analysis, Kendall Waston, and Zlatan on Phonzie)

It’s been an eventful week for Vancouver Whitecaps, albeit not the kind of headlines the club would be hoping they’d be making at this point of the season.

Carl Robinson’s departure was a look to the future for the ‘Caps, but if anyone thought it was going to have an immediate impact on the present, Saturday’s loss to the LA Galaxy quickly dispelled those thoughts.

We look back on the week that was, talking some more about Robbo’s release and who the prime candidates are to take over from him. Marc Dos Santos may be the standout name at the top of many people’s lists, but who else is in the frame? And what identity will that see the ‘Caps with moving forward?

We also pick over the bones of the loss in LA, hear from both interim head coaches, and bring you Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s view on Alphonso Davies heading to Bayern Munich. The playoffs are still a mathematical possibility, but it’s one tricky equation to make that happen.

All this, plus we look at what Robbo’s departure will mean to some of the current squad, play you Kendall Waston’s thoughts on it all, and English punk poet Patrik Fitzgerald features in this week’s Wavelength.

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

03.05: Robbo’s firing and the state of the Whitecaps FO
40.55: Whitecaps’ coaching candidates
58.59: LA Galaxy v Vancouver Whitecaps analysis
65.31: Craig Dalrymple audio –
69.27: More Galaxy v Whitecaps analysis
77.08: Whitecaps player chat – present and future
81.06: Kendall Waston scrum post-Robbo firing and discussion
96.12: Zlatan Ibrahimovic talks Alphonso Davies
105.36: Wavelength – Patrik Fitzgerald – No Fun Football
111.32: BC Soccerweb headlines – a look at some stories from around the football world

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Authored by: Michael McColl

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. David M. at 11:03

    I wonder how different post Robbo time will be for the Caps. Steve Nash made a number of comments in a interview last week that suggests the Davies windfall of money won’t be spent on significant player acquisitions. Nash’s comments include the following:

    “We’ve spent plenty of money”
    “I understand where the fans are coming from. They want to see a loaded lineup, they want to see a big star or two in here..” ” That’s not necessarily what we’re about in our values; we want to build out team, and a holistic one from the youngest kids to the first team..That’s something that doesn’t always cost a lot of money.”
    ” We have to keep building, keep learning, keep growing, keep making cultural hires and build something special here”.

    Let’s see what happens in the off season. But I think a change in ownership is necessary. Don’t the long suffering fans deserve at least one big DP? It has been eight straight seasons without one.

  2. Michael McColl Author at 02:12

    Very good points David. We’ll talk about this in the next show.

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