Episode 515 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Sleeping Through The Weekend)

Episode 515 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Sleeping Through The Weekend)

We’re back with another episode of the AFTN Soccer Show for your listening pleasure, with lots of Canadian national team and Vancouver Whitecaps chat.

The sickness bug has left AFTN Towers and we’re back with another show. Good job it’s been a quiet week in Canadian soccer to ease us back gently…

It’s not been a great couple of weeks for Canada Soccer. Instead of riding the wave, they’ve managed to fall into it and have been struggling to keep their heads above water. First there was the debacle around the Iran game, then came the weekend’s farce of the cancellation of the match with Panama. No-one has come across well from the whole mess.

We delve into all of that, look at what the players are wanting, talk transparency in the stewardship of the game here, and discuss what changes we’d like to see and what we need to see in Canada Soccer.

But while that’s all been playing out, on the club side, the Whitecaps have hit some form and are climbing the MLS table. They now sit one point back of the playoff places. We look at how they got there in such difficult circumstances and the standout performers that have come up big in recent weeks.

Plus music from new artists of the month Thick and Armchair Loyal return in this episode’s Wavelength.

Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

04.00: Canada’s Iran and Panama game farces
40.51: How the CSB deal is both good and bad
54.23: Nick Bontis’ press conference disaster
64.07: What is public fallout from the mess?
71.15: What needs to change in Canadian soccer?
92.56: Whitecaps in-form and climbing the table
115.25: Wavelength – Armchair Loyal – Career Ending Injury

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

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

Authored by: Michael McColl

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. David at 13:29

    Glad you’re all back from the sick. Enjoyed this episode for some clarity on the CMNT cancellation. Listened to the first half on the way to the game then the last half later.

    Quite likes this weeks Wavelength too with Armchair Loyal now in my collection.


  2. Michael McColl Author at 21:00

    Great to hear. It’s a really good album

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