Episode 369 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Rules Are Made To Be Broken)
That was the week that was, it’s over, let it go. So went the opening lyrics to the 1960s satirical BBC show That Was The Week That Was, or TW3 as it was more succinctly known.
And it’s been a quiet week in the North American footballing landscape. That gives us the chance to trial a new format I’ve been keen to try, combining two shows I love – TW3 and AIOTM on AFTN. What could go wrong?!
We’ll be breaking down the week’s Whitecaps, MLS, and CPL news as the days played out, and throw in a few fun bits as well. Let us know if you like it.
But we also continue our new section to pick our Whitecaps of the decade, looking at the defence and picking our starting right back, left back, and two centre backs. Let us know if you agree.
Plus The Cockney Rejects are back in Wavelength, The New Royal Family begin their residency as our artists of the month for December, and there’s BC Soccerweb headlines.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
06.46: Monday – waivers, midfielders, and Jon Erice
13.53: Tuesday – CPL awards, Champions League face offs, and top clubs in the world
33.32: Wednesday – free agents, returning Whitecaps you’d welcome back, and Canada Soccer awards
55.24: Thursday – giving thanks and Canada’s Hex dreams
65.40: Friday and the weekend – FA Cup and cup football in Canada, football streaming services, and future fixtures
92.55: Whitecaps of the Decade – the back four
121.15: Wavelength – The Cockney Rejects – Chapecocense
126.35: BC Soccerweb headlines – news stories from around the world of football
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Listening to you guys talk about the Whitecaps and learning about the “behind the scenes” stuff is appreciated(Tim Parker). You help fill in the blank spots, Thanks.
Since you guys brought up player numbers? As a purist, one of the biggest irritants and shinning examples of narcissism is the UN-official retirement of numbers 5 and 21. Personally I’m a believer that players retire, not numbers. With all due respect to the Mobilio family and his many friends, Dominic should be honoured in some other fashion and his number put back in rotation. As league policy #1 – #30 should have meaning. #1 – #11 = first string, #12 – #22 = 2nd string, #23 – #30 = up and comers. What I’m suggesting is players could have different numbers from year to year depending on their status within the club and what position they are playing at. The number does not make the player, the player makes the number. Wrap your head around that boys.
Midfielders of the Decade
Matias Laba, Pedro Morales, Alphonso Davies, Cristian Bolanos
Midfield distasters of the decade.
Terry Dunfield, Terry Dunfielf, Terry Dunfield, Terry Dunfiled.