Episode 616 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Another Fine Mess, Eh)

Episode 616 – The AFTN Soccer Show (Another Fine Mess, Eh)

We’re back with another AFTN Soccer Show packed full of Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, Canadian Championship, and Canadian Premier League chat. The football keeps coming and so do the podcasts!

It’s not been a great week, with two horrible on-pitch performances and a PR nightmare off it with the no-show of Messi and friends for the match against Miami. We delve into how the whole Messi debacle played out and look at all parties that are being blamed for the non-appearance. How justified is it, where should most of the blame lie, and how have the Whitecaps handled the whole situation?

We also look at the actual game itself, where the ‘Caps failed to rise to the occasion once again in front of a large crowd and are still struggling to create and score from open play. Plus after scraping through to the Canadian Championship semi-finals against Cavalry, we look at what lies in-store and how Vanni Sartini’s postgame comments from both of last week’s matches went from one extreme to the other. How much threat is his job under right now?

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

02.17: Intro
05.10: The Vancouver Messi debacle – who’s to blame?
39.15: Messi, the Whitecaps, Plan B’s, ticket prices and fan anger
71.15: Understrength Miami pile on Whitecaps’ home woes
107.56: This Week in Whitecapsland 1974
115.34: Whitecaps scrape through in Canadian Championship – shameful?
134.50: Vancouver FC go second after derby day win
151.05: Wavelength – Feet-Punk – Diego Maradona

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Authored by: Michael McColl

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