Ho, ho, ho everybody. It’s Chriiiiiiiiiiiiistmaaaaaaaaaas. And that can only mean one thing. It’s time for the 2020 AFTN Soccer Show Christmas special – our self indulgent episode where we talk football, talk nonsense, play some of our favourite tunes, and bring you some bizarre interviews. Oh wait, sorry, that’s every episode. But at least this episode has sleigh bells!
On the footballing side, we look at the Whitecaps News of the Week, which included a trade, transfer rumours, and call ups up to the next Canadian men’s national team camp. Plus we unpack our chat with head coach Marc Dos Santos from last week some more, find out his favourite jam, and what books he’s a fan of.
We also chat about another MLS team falling just short in the CONCACAF Champions League, talk MLS wacky trades, look at two Canadian clubs getting a new identity in 2021, and hear from York United’s Angus McNab.
Away from the football, there’s splatterings of some excellent Christmas songs and our feature interview is with the lead singer from the band The New Royal Family, David Barnett, the man behind the cult AFTN section and song that is “Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive”, as we talk biscuits, football, Adam and the Ants, Suede, and general nonsense.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all of our listeners. We hope you have a wonderful festive period:
04.25: Peat and Diesel – Fairytale of Stornoway
10.03: Whitecaps News of the Week
21.38: Marc Dos Santos’ favourite jam
22.55: Canadian camp call ups
30.14: Keith TOTP – I Believe In Father Christmas
34.40: Marc Dos Santos on football books
44.25: Re-entry draft peak MLSness
47.03: MLS still waiting for first CONCACAF Champions League winner
51.04: Gurr featuring Eddie Argos – Christmas One and Only
54.45: New Royal Family’s David Barnett interview – part one
84.11: Frank Sidebottom – Christmas Medley
87.15: New Royal Family’s David Barnett interview – part two
114.55: New Royal Family – Thank Christ It’s Christmas
119.23: York9 and Montreal Impact rebranding featuring audio from Angus McNab
138.34: Goldie Lookin’ Chain – Covid Christmas
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