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Loyal Company of the River Valley Podcast

A podcast dedicated to FC Edmonton. Also covering Canadian Premier League. Much of what is said on this show is made under the influence of scotch, rum, beer and cigars.
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Dec 18, 2019

This week we compliment the previous episode by taking the opportunity to talk about all the things we liked about the Canadian Premier League in 2019.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

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Dec 11, 2019

On this weeks episode, we get into the Festivus mood and air our grievances with the league and their missteps/mistakes in year one. 

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Marvel: Universe of Superheros

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Dec 5, 2019

On this weeks episode, we talk about return of Hanson Boakai. Our discussion runs long because this is a player we know very well and there's a lot to unpack with this move.

We also talk about the "Ultimate Fan Sports Pass" that was a joint venture between FC Edmonton as well as the Eskimos, Stingers and Prospects. There's been a lot made about how this isn't much of a "deal" but we talk about what this could mean for the future of the relationship for these clubs.

We then finish by talking about the CanPL Fan Awards. It's a cool initiative, but we discuss how this could have been more inclusive to engage more fans across the league.

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Nov 27, 2019

This week we talk about the CPL award winners that were announced and if they were deserving winners. We then move on to talking about Jeff Paulus temporarily taking over the GM duties. And with the expansion fees seeming pretty high based on a rumour coming out of Quebec, we talk about the value of already being a part of the Canadian Premier League.

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Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

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Nov 20, 2019

On this weeks episode, we do the long promised recap of FC Edmonton's 2019 season. We go through the roster player by player and talk about why certain guys are coming back, why others have been released and who we want back that is currently on the bubble.

This episode is brought to you by;

ATB

Park Power

Nov 13, 2019

This weeks episode is a shining example of what we call the silly season. We start by talking about the U-Sports Draft and FC Edmonton's decision to pick players they're familiar with ahead of some talent that may be a little more unknown. We also talk about the nominees for the individual awards, who we think will win and who was snubbed.

We then move onto other news relevant around the league. Amer Didic and Dominic Zator were both called up to the next Canadian National Team game against the United States and what it means to see regular call ups for CPL players. We also look at the Fury folding and what that means for a CPL team in Ottawa.

We then focus on some more FC Edmonton news. Jay Ball resigns as General Manager for the club, and we look at what he did for the club in some pretty difficult times. We also talk about the first announced returning player for FC Edmonton, Easton Ongaro.

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

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Nov 6, 2019

On this weeks episode, we talk at length about the deciding match of the CanPL Finals. We talk about Cavalry's inability to finish, Forge's great defensive effort and was that a missed penalty at the end of the match. We also talk about the complaints from Cavs fans on the format, Cavs players ditching their medals and the #CanPLTrophyChallenge.

We then move onto discussing the individual awards the league released and how awesome they are in all aspects.

We finish this episode by talking about the 8 players leaving FC Edmonton and why we think they won't be returning next year.

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Alberta Forest Products

Oct 30, 2019

On this weeks episode, we share our thoughts on the North Star Shield, the first leg of the finals and controversy surrounding it. We also weigh in on expansion and roster rumours.

This episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Alberta Forest Products

Oct 24, 2019

On this weeks episode, we focus on the on the big week that it was for FC Edmonton and their supporters. We start with a look at the locker room dedication night, where sponsors were honoured for their contributions to the renovation and what a dedicated home means for the club when they have never had one before. We then move onto the final home game against Pacific FC that saw the fantastic debut of Prince Amanda. Next is the FC Edmonton awards, and how special that evening was for the club, players and fans. And finally we wrap it up with a look at the final Al Classico match that saw the Wild Rose Cup awarded to Cavalry FC.

This episode is brought to you by;

Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

Alberta Forest Products Association

Questions? Comments? Email us at loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Oct 16, 2019

On this weeks episode, we take advantage of the break in the schedule to solely focus on the finals, and how the current system is broken. We offer up a few alternatives and talk about their pros and cons, including having 6 of 7 teams still playing for something into the final week.

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Questions? Comments? Feel free to email us at loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Oct 10, 2019

On this weeks episode, we take a look at results across the league, and focus on FC Edmonton's two losses. We look and the 4-3-3 system being experimented with for next year and what the club is lacking in the current formation.

With Thanksgiving coming up, we then focus on what we are thankful for being FC Edmonton fans in the Canadian Premier League. With some of the negativity surrounding parts of the league, we think it's important to focus on what we think is positive.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

Alberta Forest Products

Questions? Comments? Feel free to email us at loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Oct 2, 2019

On this weeks episode, we talk about the past weeks results that have determined the Finals of the CPL. And with the Finals determined with about 4 games left, we talk about what FC Edmonton and some of the other clubs have to play for as this season ends.

We then move on to talking about that wild Voyageurs Cup final. We also talk about FC Edmonton's Amer Didic getting called up to the Canadian Men's National Team in their matched against the United States. We also look at how close the call was between Didic and Cavalry's Dominic Zator.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

LitFest

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Questions? Comments? Feel free to email us at loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Sep 25, 2019

On this weeks episode, we try to play a little catch up since it's been 2 weeks since we actually sat down to record a podcast. First, Adam recaps his trip to Vancouver Island, including seeing Westhills Stadium and how Clarke Stadium could be adapted to create a similar vibe.

We then look at the most recent game against York 9 that saw a very young lineup that did not fare well. We talk about some of these younger players and question if they are ready for full time professional duty.

We then move onto some news around the league including Paul Beirne's upcoming departure, the CPL Finals formally being announced with a new graphic and predictions on this upcoming week in CPL action!

This episode is brought to you by;

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Taproot Edmonton

Questions? Comments? Feel free to email us at loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Sep 18, 2019

On this weeks episode, we talk to FC Edmonton head coach Jeff Paulus. We talk about his challenges in building a team from scratch, lesson's learned as a first year professional, what's impressed him in this league, what needs improvement & more!

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Alberta Health Services

Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact us via email at loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Sep 11, 2019

On this weeks episode, we go a little off topic with some nerd talk because not much has really happened in the league over the last week.

We also look ahead to an unfortunately scheduled Al Classico and how it speaks to a larger topic we've focused on in the past with the schedule mishaps the league has had.

We then talk about the other game this week against Pacific and the travelling contingent of FCE supporters that will be there.

This episode is brought to you by;

Alberta Blue Cross

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Questions? Comments? Feel free to reach out to us - loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Sep 5, 2019

On this weeks episode, we look at the results around the league and how it affects the CPL fall table. We also look at Forge bowing out of the CONCACAF league, how we evaluate their run in this competition and where the CPL stands in continental competition. And of course, we talk about the beating Cavalry laid down on Valour.

Next, we talk about FC Edmonton's missed opportunity on the road and the complete lack of offense shown in Halifax. We also move on to talking about the "friendly" with Iron Maiden and how the reaction to it displays a larger issue of fan entitlement.

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

ATB

Questions? Comments? Contact us at loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

 

Aug 28, 2019

One this weeks episode, we talk about joining the Northern Starting XI network on top of still being proud members of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB. We discuss what that means for the show and how it can affect our content moving forward.

Next we recap the week that was in the Canadian Premier League. It was a bit of a crazy one as far as calls made on the pitch, so we discuss the current state of the officiating in the league and even ask if there should be VAR implemented.

We then talk about news around the league, including Forge assistant coach Peter Reynders being suspended for his alleged comments, expansion updates out of Saskatchewan and OneSoccer gets more content coming!

This episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB

Have a question? Want to contact us? Email us at loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Aug 22, 2019

On this weeks episode, we take a look at a very busy week in the CPL, which included the second leg of the Voyageurs Cup semi finals. We also go over the schedule which saw a few teams play 2 matches in short order as well as Forge finally returning to CPL action.

We then look at Valour revoking the press pass of a blogger and why it happened. We also talk about how being a passionate fan creating content and how it can hurt access to the club and league. And to wrap the podcast up, we take a look at the silly KISS promotion from the CPL and what exactly happened with it.

This episode is brought to you by;

Taproot Edmonton

ATB

To you have any questions or comments you'd like us to address on our show? Have an idea on what you'd like to see on an upcoming episode? Shoot us an email at loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com.

Aug 14, 2019

On this weeks episode, we talk about our new setup and changes that you, the listener, can expect in coming episodes as a result of it!

We move onto talking about the Cavs & Forge continuing to represent the CPL in inter-league competitions. 

Also, this past week had 3 matches that really tightened to table in the league. Eddies maintain their great run and are now 1st. Cavs appear to be getting tired. Valour seems back on track. Wanderers give Schaale and emotional send off. York stumbles in trying to assert themselves as a top club. Pacific dips to last. Does Forge even play in this league anymore? Plus other CPL news & notes.

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

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Questions? Comments? Feel free to send them to loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Aug 8, 2019

On this weeks episode, we follow up on the heated topic of the apparent lack of FC Edmonton's lack of growth and the response we got from those comments. We also talk about the RVV, FCE and security coming together to clear some issues up so incidents like that never happen again.

We then move onto talking about the play on the pitch, notably FC Edmonton's dominant win against HFX Wanderers. Also discussed in the Forge big moves & their tough challenge in the CONCACAF League as well as FC Edmonton signing MLS veteran Tony Tchani.

We then move on to the second half of the pod where we are joined by the Purple Reign podcast. We about how they became Pacific fans, the clubs rotten luck and preview the upcoming match between PFC and FCE.

This episode is brought to you by;

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Questions? Comments? Feel free to send us an email - loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

Jul 31, 2019

On this weeks episode, we look back at another great showing by the CPL clubs in the Voyageurs Cup, especially Cavalry's impressive win.

We then talk about at length (sorry guys!) about the issues going on in Edmonton, starting with a security incident with a supporter all the way to why isn't Edmonton attracting fans at the same level other clubs are, among other issues we see. This episode gets a little heated but is definitely a topic worth discussing among FC Edmonton fans.

This episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

ATB

Jul 24, 2019

On this weeks episode, we talk about OneSoccer's major misstep on last weeks FCE/Valour match and how they could have handled it better. We also talk about some of the beautiful goals scored around the league and the international attention they're getting. We then finish off by talking about the second leg of the Voyageurs Cup and how the CPL clubs could move on.

This episode is brought to you by

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Jul 17, 2019

On this weeks episode, we look at FC Edmonton's lackluster performance in York. We also look at Valour's situation and how their new signings may help as they finally kick off their fall campaign. 

In Voyageurs Cup action, we look at how each of the CPL clubs represented themselves in the competition and how it was a great advertisement for the league. We expand on that and look ahead to the return leg of those match ups and what each CPL club needs to do to move on.

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

ATB

Jul 10, 2019

On this weeks special episode, we look back at some moments over the previous 199 episodes that were special to us. We also look at FC Edmonton's current form and how they are getting the luck bounces that they missed earlier in the season. We also look ahead to the week in the Voyageurs Cup where we will see CPL clubs get a real test against some outside competition. And we also look ahead to the coming match between FC Edmonton and York 9.

This episode was brought to you by;

Park Power

Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB

Jul 4, 2019

On this weeks episode, we look at the fantastic finish FC Edmonton had in the spring season to finish third in the standings. We also look back at the hectic Spring Season, how every other club finished and which surprised us in where they finished.

This episode is brought to you by;

Unit B Coworking

ATB

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