Episode 169 – The AFTN Soccer Podcast (2016 Christmas Special)

Episode 169 – The AFTN Soccer Podcast (2016 Christmas Special)

Well a Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hope you’re having a wonderful festive period, with lots of fun and family traditions. Let us bring you ours, with the 2016 Christmas Special of the AFTN soccer podcast.

We chat with Carl Robinson, David Edgar, and Fraser Aird about Boxing Day and New Years Day football action. What it’s like to play in and go to those matches, do they miss it, and what are some of their favourite Christmas footballing memories and players and as fans.

Robbo is currently in the UK to spend the holidays with his family, but he’ll be taking in a couple of games and scouting a few players along the way. There’s been a number of UK players head to MLS over the last few years, some more successful than others, but there’s not been that many managers. We chat with Robbo about why that might be.

We also catch up with four members of the Canadian Women’s national team – Karina Leblanc, Diana Matheson, Christine Sinclair, and Rhian Wilkinson – and chat about just what it was they strived for in their teenage years and what they strive for now in their lives after launching their new business venture iS4.

Plus there’s lots of festive music along the way and we finally bring you a special announcement about the future of the podcast.

There’s a lot of festive fun to be had, so have a listen.

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


iPhone App

Google Play


Stitcher Radio Network.

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

Authored by: Michael McColl

There is 1 comment for this article
  1. Michael McColl Author at 21:36

    This podcast features music and snippets from the following songs:

    “Merry Christmas Everybody” by Slade
    “Careful What You Wish For” by Glasvegas
    “Christmas Is Really Fantastic” by Frank Sidebottom
    “Away From The Numbers” by The Oh Wells
    “Six Point Christmas” by Halftime Oranges
    “Merry Xmas (War Is Over) by Glenn Hoddle and the 1981/82 Spurs Squad
    “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” by Frank Sidebottom
    “Merry Crassmas” by Crass
    “Christmas Medley” by Frank Sidebottom
    “It’s Christmastime” by Danny Holland

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