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Down the Pub Podcast- A Soccer Podcast
42 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Episode 114: Forge FC‘s Maxim Tissot!
On this episode I am joined by Forge FC's Canadian International defender Maxim Tissot! We chat about the culture at Forge and where the never say attitude and determination comes from. We also talk about what type of coach Bobby is and how the team is handling the fixture congestion. We look back at where Maxim's interest in football came from and growing up in the CF Montreal/Impact academy. Maxim tells me about winning the NASL in San Francisco and the team folding days later. Maxim chats about his interest outside football especially financial advice and how players need to be careful with the money they ear. All this and Maxim's 5 aside team!! (It will blow your socks off!)
32 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Bonus Episode: Me, Myself and I
On this week's episode I'm going solo! I look back on the horrendous story of a York United player being racially abused online. I also look back at Canada's great International window and look at how good this team is. Seeing as it was Canadian Thanksgiving last week, I talk about how grateful I am for The Wanderers and look at my fav moment at The Grounds. I got some CPL fan submissions as well so I read those out too which was great fun! Don't forget to subscribe and leave a rating!!
36 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 113: Phoenix Rising‘s Aodhan Quinn!
On this episode I am joined by Phoenix Rising midfielder Aodhan Quinn! We chat about the season so far and clinching the playoffs and winning the Western Conference Pacific. We also chat about the new stadium and scoring on his debut. We look back to Aodhan's time at FC Cincinnati and the run to the US Open Cup Semi. We talk about what it's like playing against someone like Bastian Schweinsteiger and we also chat about Man United's season so far (Aodhan's a Man United Fan) All this and an incredible 5aside team too!!
41 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Episode 112: Skylar Thomas
On this episode I am joined by Memphis 901's Canadian defender Skylar Thomas. We chat about Memphis' play-off push, being drafted by TFC, playing college football for Syracuse and playing with Canada. We also talk about Skylar's training company UVU training and the creation of Kick Deck, a tool to help young players training from home. All this and an amazing 5 a side team! Check out UVU at https://uvu.training/
57 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Episode 111: San Diego Loyal‘s Charlie Adams
On this episode I am joined by San Diego Loyal captain Charlie Adams! We chat about San Diego's playoff push and playing under US legend Landon Donovan. We talk about Charlie growing up in Brentford's youth system and how far the club has come in such a short period of time. We also look back at Charlie's time in Austria and the move to the US with Louisville. Charlie also gives his 5 aside team and tells us who is the worst dresser at The Loyal and who should play him in a movie.
53 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Episode 110: OKC Energy‘s Aidan Daniels
On this episode I am joined by OKC Energy's Canadian Under 23 international Aidan Daniels. We chat about life in OKC, growing up in the TFC academy system and being part of the Canadian Olympic qualifying squad. We also talk about the Energy's push for the playoffs, Tajon Buchanan's amazing year and we get an incredible 5-aside team.
60 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 109: Ciara McCormack
On this episode I am joined by the incredible Ciara McCormack. We chat about being in a Champions League final squad, playing abroad and playing internationally for Ireland. We take a look at Ciara's role with Can PFA and how important it is for recognition from the CPL. We also talk about how important it is to have professional women's soccer in Canada too. Finally Ciara gives her thought on the Icelandic FA Board's mass resignation on the back of a sexual abuse scandal and how different it was with the case she brought forward for her fellow players in 2008 with the Whitecaps organization. We Ciara lets me know how thing have changed and also how many things have stayed the same with a lot of people involved being still in the game and the reaction to the blog she posted about the whole situation. To top it all off Ciara gives an amazing 5-a-side team as well. Ciara's blog post: A Horrific Canadian Soccer Story https://ciaramccormack.com/2019/02/25/a-horrific-canadian-soccer-story-the-story-no-one-wants-to-listen-to-but-everyone-needs-to-hear/
1 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Down the Pub Podcast (Trailer)
40 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Episode 108: Cavalry FC's Elliot Simmons
On this episode we are joined by Cavalry midfielder and former Wanderer, Elliot Simmons. We chat about life in Calgary, the season so far and Elliot's goals for the season. We also talk about Elliot's time in Halifax, how he keeps his passing ability sharp and areas he would like to improve in his game. We also get Elliot's 5 aside team and learn who's the best dresser at the Cavs Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review if you can!!
61 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Episode 107: The legend Eamon Zay ed
On this episode I am joined by the legend that is Eamon Zayed. We talk about Eamon's new role as head coach of North Colorado Hailstorm FC and the approach to setting up a new franchise. We also talk about hanging up the boots, the growth of the game in the US and how the USL is helping that. We chat about the success of Irish teams in Europe this season and Eamon's love of experiencing new cultures through football. All this and an amazing 5 aside team!! Please check out and follow the Hailstorm on Insta @nocohailstormfc and check out the website at www.hailstormfc.com
41 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Episode 106: FC Edmonton net minder Connor James!
On this episode I am joined by FC Edmonton goalkeeper Connor James. We talk about FC Edmonton's turnaround this season, working with Canadian legend Lars Hirschfeld and new head coach Alan Koch. We also find out what a goalie's day is like and Connor gives an incredible 5 aside team!! Don't forget to subscribe and drop a review if you can!
39 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Episode 105: Sacramento Republic's Dan Casey
On this episode I am joined by Sacramento Republic's Irish defender Dan Casey! We chat about the move to California, what it's like playing in the heat and the style of play in the USL Championship. Dan talks about growing up in the Sunderland system and playing for huge Irish clubs, Bohemians and Cork City. We also get an incredible 5 aside team from Dan as well!! Please rate and subscribe the podcast if you enjoy it!!
51 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Episode 104: Tommy Wheeldon Jr
On this episode I am joined by Cavalry FC Head Coach, Tommy Wheeldon Jr. We chat about how the season has gone so far, life after the bubble and how the league has grown tactically since season one. We also look at how players get scouted including the signing of Daan Klomp and Joe Mason and we talk about Tommy's friendship with Halifax royalty, Jack Murray. All this and more! Please leave a like and a review if possible!
25 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Episode 103: Hfx Wanderer's Sam Salter!
On this episode I am joined by Hfx Wanderer's striker Sam Salter. We chat about Sam Salter's first professional goal, growing up in the Impact academy, college soccer and joining the Wanderers. We also learn what song Sam sang at his initiation!
42 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Episode 102: Alex De Carolis: Player Agent
On this episode I chat with former HFX Wanderers captain, Alex De Carolis. Alex recently launched his new player agency so I got the lowdown of what it takes to be an agent in the modern game. Alex tells us what inspired to start ADC The Players' Agency and also what pitfalls there is out there for players starting their journey. We also look at how the Wanderers are doing and we chat about Italy's win at the Euros. It was great to catch up with a Halifax legend, it's definitely worth checking out. Check out Alex's new agency: https://www.adcplayersagency.com/
44 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Episode 101: Niall McCabe, Ringsend to Louisville
On this episode I speak to Louisville City FC's Irish midfielder Niall McCabe. We chat about Niall's move from Dublin to Young Harris to take up a football scholarship thanks to the programme at Coláiste Íde. We talk about joining the newly formed USL franchise Louisville City FC in 2015 and the growth and success of the club since then. Niall gives his 5 aside team as well! Niall's is a great story of never giving up on what you want to achieve in life. This is definitely worth checking out!!
35 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Wanderers Special Edition: Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé!!!
On this special edition we get to chat to Hfx Wanderers new boy Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé!!! We look back to the defeat by Pacific and look forward to the upcoming game against Valour. We also chat about life in Halifax, playing with the Fury and Canada. Jérémy also gives one of the greatest 5 a side teams we've ever had. Make sure to give us a subscribe and a rating!!!
46 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Episode 100!: Forward Madison's Aaron Molloy
On this episode I am joined by Forward Madison's Irish midfielder, Aaron Molloy. We chat about Aaron's start in professional football with Drogheda United, moving to the States and playing college football at Penn State and being drafted by Portland Timbers. We also talk about Aaron's move to Forward Madison, his budding partnership with Jake Keegan, his hopes for the future and having a famous Dad. Aaron also picks his 5 aside team, you don't want to miss this one!!!
34 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Episode 99: Cavalry FC's Joe Mason
On this episode, I get to chat to one of the CPL's biggest signing of the offseason, Cavalry's Joe Mason. We chat about the decision to give up life in England and move to the CPL and Calgary while still in Joe's prime. We also talk about that goal against Liverpool at Wembley, winning promotion to the premier league, being at Wolves at the time of the take over and life in Milton Keynes. We also look at Joe's time with the Ireland setup and Joe gives one of the best 5 aside teams we've ever had! You don't want to miss this one!!
48 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
Episode 98: OKC Energy's Charlie Ward
On this episode, we chat to OKC Energy's midfield maestro, Charlie Ward. We talk about how the season is panning out in OKC, how cut throat the business can be and how Charlie sees the game. We also chat about Charlie's time at Ottawa Fury, his love for Canada and playing in Halifax at the Wanderers Ground.
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