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Loyal Company of the River Valley Podcast

A podcast dedicated to FC Edmonton. Also covering NASL and other Canadian soccer happenings. Much of what is said on this show is made under the influence of scotch, rum, beer and cigars.
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Jul 12, 2016

This week we are joined by a special guest once again! Tyson Farago comes on the podcast and chats about his career before FCE, being a part of the CanMNT program as well as his last job before being a professional soccer player. 

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

Rural Alberta Advantage - Tornado 87

Alexisonfire - The Northern

Jul 5, 2016

This week we go a little light on league content, but we are joined by FC Edmonton general manager Jay Ball. Jay joins us and talks about everything off the pitch with the team, including new deals for retailer of team mercy across the city, social media, and new (and even weird) ways the team is working to get more buts in the seats!

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

Ten Second Epic - Old Habits Die Hard

Alexisonfire - The Northern

Jun 29, 2016

In this episode, we go team by team and examine where there are heading into the Fall Season. We also take a closer look at Edmonton's latest moves and how that affects them heading forward.

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

Hawksley Workman - When You Gonna Flower

Alexisonfire - The Northern

Jun 23, 2016

John Smits joins us from Wilmington, North Carolina and talks about his season so far in the USL and how it compares to the NASL. We also take care of some NASL news, speculate on FCE's next moves and talk more about Jay Ball's plan.

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

Billy Talent - Try Honesty

Alexisonfire - The Northern

Jun 14, 2016

We review the past week and spring season as a whole! That includes who impressed us and who disappointed and compare it to where we thought it would play out.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire

The Northern - Alexisonfire

Jun 7, 2016

I guess you can say this weeks theme is missed opportunities. Not just on the FC Edmonton front but for other teams across the league.

Of course we also talk V Cup, US Open Cup, some player movement news and rumours. 

Excuse us as we try to play catch up after a week off.

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

The Tragically Hip - Wheat Kings

Alexisonfire - The Northern

May 23, 2016

Another busy week to recap!

We begin with FC Edmonton's spirited win in Ottawa despite falling a little short in their comeback in the Voyageurs Cup preliminary round. We'll call it a moral victory as it helped carry the momentum from some terrific league play.

Next we recap the nutty week that was in the NASL, and how Saturdays results allowed Edmonton to take first place, albeit temporarily.

We also touch on a few smaller issues, like how Matt VanOekel has become the winningest FCE keeper, Ledgerwood's injury and where is Mallan Roberts?

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

Death From Above 1979 - Black History Month

Alexisonfire - The Northern

May 17, 2016

This week we recap the extreme lows (Voyageurs Cup loss) to extreme highs (beating the damned Cosmos).

We also look forward to what the loss to Ottawa means and how it can actually help FCE in their quest for the spring season title.

We also preview the upcoming matches against Ottawa and Carolina.

Enjoy this episode free of technical issues!

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

The Deadroads - Rural Alberta Advantage

The Northern - Alexisonfire

May 11, 2016

We begin the this episode by recapping the week that was, and looking ahead to upcoming week. 

We are then joined by John from First Team Podcast to preview the upcoming match against the New York Cosmos.

NOTE: We didn't get to previewing the midweek V Cup match against the Ottawa Fury due to technical issues.

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

Hawksley Workman - When You Gonna Flower

Alexisonfire - The Northern

May 6, 2016

Back for a second episode this week!

We start by recapping FCE's midweek win against Jacksonville Armada, including the short bench, the Raudales injury and the perfect road match.

We are then joined by James from the Bloody Shambles soccer show & blog. He helps us preview Indy, potential Chicago rivalry and 'Soccer Risk'.

We would also like to encourage our listeners to donate to the Canadian Red Cross to help the relief efforts of the tragic events currently going on in Fort McMurray. The city has been devastated by wildfires and the people living there will need all the help that they can get! The link is here.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

Month of May - Arcade Fire

The Northern - Alexisonfire

May 3, 2016

Short podcast for this episode as it's just Adam. But he talks with Logan from Armada Breakfast Club to help preview the upcoming midweek match and other news and info regarding the Armada.

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

Against Me - White Crosses

Alexisonfire - The Northern

Apr 29, 2016

We're much later and less impressive than what we were hoping for this week but we still wanted to give you guys a podcast this week.

Technical issues limited our ability to record earlier in the week and record the conversation with FC Edmonton GM Jay Ball but Nathan shared as much as he could recall in that conversation and how we can expect an increase in off field awareness for the team.

We also recap the week that was, and preview the week that will be.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

Americanarama - Hollerado

The Northern - Alexisonfire

Apr 20, 2016

This week we try to use the podcast as another group therapy session.

We start by recapping results across the league, including Edmonton's poor showing against the Rowdies.

We then move onto breaking down what's wrong with Edmonton, including coaching, player personnel decisions and formation.

We then conclude with a rapid preview for week 4.

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

Billy Talent - Standing in the Rain

Alexisonfire - The Northern

Apr 13, 2016

This week we recap the second week of NASL action. We promise a little less heat map talk.

Then we move on to talk about Edmonton's loss at home. We include who looked good and who didn't We also talk a little bit about the changes at Clarke field and look ahead to week 3!

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

The Tragically Hip - Fifty Mission Cap

Alexisonfire - The Northen

Apr 5, 2016

This week we are back to recapping the week that was in NASL matches. And naturally it we go long. Thanks in part to the new stats covered in the Match Centre. We love it (especially those heat maps) and are borderline overwhelmed by it all.

We also try to give some thought on the new kits released this past weak and skim over the announced TV deals.

Of course we go in depth about the FCE match and who impressed us.

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

The Sheepdogs - Feeling Good

Alexisonfire - The Northern

Mar 29, 2016

This week we bring another interview to you with Porter of the Scissortail Podcast! He explains the Rayo vs Energy off field rivalry, starting the podcast and being a fan of Rayo. He also tries to help handicap the upcoming match between Rayo OKC and FC Edmonton.

Next we focus on kits of course & talk a bit about the rumoured BeIn sports TV deal. Nathan also offers his thoughts on what he's seen from Sundays inter-squad match and preview all the games for week 1 of the NASL Spring Season.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

The Deadroads - Rural Alberta Advantage

The Northern - Alexisonfire

Mar 23, 2016

This week we focus mostly on a big 2016 preview of FC Edmonton.

First though, we talk a bit about the commissioners conference call earlier in the day where he talked about league expansion & CanPL. Then our favourite, KIT TALK!

We then move onto previewing FCE for the upcoming season. We focus on all the positions and who we expect to be starting where. Also take a deeper look into the over competition on spots across the roster.

In the second half, we are joined by Steve Sandor (the11.ca & Plastic Pitch magazine) to get a little deeper into previewing FCE and how they might be underrated across the league. He also gets into talking about the upcoming Canadian WCQ this weekend against Mexico.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

I Don't Know - The Sheepdogs

The Northern - Alexisonfire

Mar 16, 2016

This week we focus on FC Edmonton's trip to Scotland.We analyze the teams first 2 matches the best we can and look forward to the next couple of matches. 

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

When You Were Mine - Tom Fun Orchestra

The Northern - Alexisonfire

Mar 8, 2016

Ok, we're back!

After a week off we return to our regularly scheduled programming. And by that we mean scotch fuelled ramblings about soccer. This week we look in depth to where FCEd is looking compared to the rest of the league and how Midfield Press' ranking of 11th is unfair. We also break down the Saskatoon trip as best we can.

We also get into some NASL news, like the official unveiling of the Under Armour Desafio match ball for the league, the Cosmos inking a deal with UA, Rayo OKC signing Samaras and Ottawa signing De Jong.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

The Deadroads - Rural Alberta Advantage

The Northern - Alexionfire

Feb 24, 2016

On out 50th episode we get a bit back to basics and keep a trim 1 hour episode.

Our first focus in on the STH event and the news & reaction that came from that.

On the second half, we give our thoughts on NASL hiring a 3rd party company to take care of it's stats and how great it is for fans of the league. We also look at a few preseason results as teams gear up for the season.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

Downtown - Sheepdogs

The Northern - Alexisonfire

Feb 17, 2016

On this podcast we start with an impromptu debate/rant about pro/rel in North America and how it's not likely feasible despite what fans are clamouring for.

We then move on to talking about how we won't talk about the CanPL until there's official word after hearing the Footy Soldiers Podcast voice their concerns.

We then get to the meat of this podcast, which includes Colin Miller answering a number of questions at training camp about FCE in 2016. We chime in with our own thoughts on some of his answers as well. Not to mention we get some great 1 on 1 time with Tyson Farago.

We then end this episode by talking about some news around the league that appeals to us, namely kit and equipment reveals.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

Woman - Wolfmother

The Northern - Alexisonfire

Feb 9, 2016

We return with a simple podcast with just the two of us ranting and rambling.

We start with reaction from the CanMNT friendly against the US. He shared what we liked and what we didn't.

We then moved onto FCEd's newest signing that was teased to us on Friday. Of course we look at what it means for the roster as a whole and examine a what is now complete backline.

We then move onto a bunch of news and speculation around the league, including seeing former Eddie Lance Parker at the Rayo OKC team meeting photos, as well as a tease as to what their kit manufacturer will be.

We also share reaction and on news of the Canadian Premier League.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

Get Loose - The Salads

The Northern - Alexisonfire

Feb 2, 2016

Nathan's back from Cuba and Adam is a year older. We try our best to get back into the swing of things, which includes mocking Nathan for not seeing Dumb and Dumber.

When we get serious into soccer, we talk about FC Edmonton's latest signings and how they'll help the team. We also touch on the name and logo for the San Francisco Deltas as well as weigh in on our thoughts about a potential new ball supplier in Under Armour.

We then have a special treat for you guys. Nik Ledgerwood takes a break from his San Diego camp with the Canadian national team to talk about his career in Germany, coming back to Canada, his role with FCE and so much more.

Song Credits

First Date - Danko Jones

Dethbridge in Lethbridge - Rural Alberta Advantage

Black History Month - Death From Above 1979

The Northern - Alexisonfire

Jan 25, 2016

Nathan is away and rather than listen to Adam talk to himself, we banked a couple of great interviews for you.

First off, we talk to Paul Scanling of the Gorilla Talk podcast. He shares what its been like to try to keep the Silverbacks alive and how he and other fans are reacting to the news if their 'suspension'. We also get some insight on how Silverbacks fans view the incoming MLS team and who they will cheer for next.

Next we talk to FC Edmonton assistant coach and academy technical director Jeff Paulus. He shares a ton of info and insight, including his thoughts on the preseason Scotland trip, the new signings, academy info and so much more. 

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

The Stanfields - Ship to Shore

Rural Alberta Advantage - The Deadroads

Alexisonfire - The Northern

Jan 19, 2016

The NASL schedule has been released and we look at FC Edmonton's portion of it. Of course we share what we love and hate about it, along with any thoughts in between.

We also get in depth about the strong South American influence down in Fort Lauderdale. We speculate what it could mean for them in the league, as well as potentially help the team and leagues brand on a global level.

We also briefly touch on the FC Barcelona academy that will be starting up this year in the Edmonton area and how it may fit into the soccer scene in Alberta.

Song Credits

Danko Jones - First Date

The Tom Fun Orchestra - When You Were Mine

Alexisonfire - The Northern

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