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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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Oct 20, 2021

On this weeks episode, we discuss FC Edmonton being officially eliminated from the Canadian Premier League playoffs. While expected, we talk about the few positives and many frustrations of this season.

Next, we discuss the tickets for the Canadian men's team World Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton being announced. We then talk about what our expectations for crowd size should be. 

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Alberta Association of Optometrists

Park Power

Oct 14, 2021

The past week was a busy one, with 3 FC Edmonton games and 3 World Cup Qualifying games for Canada. We start with talking about Edmonton's win against Pacific, draw against Cavalry and loss against Ottawa. We also discuss the 3 matches for Canada as they remain undefeated in the final stage of World Cup Qualifying.

This episode is brought to you by;

Pod Power

Alberta Podcast Network

Oct 6, 2021

On this weeks episode, we start by talking about the last 2 FC Edmonton games against Cavalry and Valour. Edmonton did fall behind in both games but managed to come back. We discuss how both these games completely changed after half time.

We also discuss the massive World Cup Qualifiers coming to Edmonton in November. That's right, games against Costa Rica and Mexico in Edmonton. In November.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Taproot Edmonton

Edmonton Community Foundation

Sep 29, 2021

On this weeks episode, we discuss FC Edmonton's first trip out east (outside of last years Island Games) since 2019.

We also discuss the big move by OneSoccer, which is now a cable TV channel on Telus. We also speculate if this means they're going to appear on other providers and what a cable subscription could look like after the free preview ends.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Edmonton Community Foundation

Sep 22, 2021

On this weeks episode, we have no FC Edmonton games but that doesn't stop us from finding topics to discuss. We start with the recent news of the new CONCACAF Champions League format in 2024, which will now feature 2 Canadian Premier League teams. We discuss how it can help the league grow and where the league will be in 2024.

With a bit of a break in FC Edmonton's schedule we look back at their recent form and as well as their upcoming games. We discuss their playoff chances, and more realistically their ability to jump 1-2 spots in the table.

We then discuss the Canadian Championship games this week, including the special nights for Halifax and York as they play MLS sides. Can either repeat Pacific's stunner against the Whitecaps?

This weeks episode is brought to you by

Park Power

Business Council of Alberta

Sep 16, 2021

On this weeks episode, we're able to focus on just one FC Edmonton game in the Canadian Premier League. We talk about the positives in a match where FC Edmonton deserved a win against the league leaders Pacific and how the starting eleven is shaping up to be the best for FC Edmonton in the CPL era.

We then use that positive momentum to discuss FC Edmonton's recent form. While they haven't been getting the results, they have been seeing some consistently strong efforts. We discuss how this could help them have a good finish to 2021 and build towards and even better 2022. 

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

YEG Podfest

Alberta Association of Optometrists

Sep 8, 2021

On this weeks episode, we start by discussing the recent town hall that was put on by the club. We address the weird timing of it and how is answered some questions we had about the club on and off the pitch. If you're wanting to hear the town hall in its entirety, please let us know!

We then move onto the busy week from FC Edmonton, which included 3 games against all the Western Canadian clubs. While results didn't necessarily go our way, the play on the pitch was pretty promising and looks like the team will be gearing up for a solid second half of the season.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

Rumi

Sep 1, 2021

On this weeks episode, we return to the world of positivity! We start by recapping the magical night where Pacific beat the Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship. We discuss the impressive atmosphere at Starlight Stadium, how it came through on the broadcast and how it reminded us of some special Canadian Championship games from FC Edmonton in the past.

We then move onto talking about a potential coaching carousel that may be happening in Canadian soccer. Whitecaps let go of Marc Dos Santos after the loss, but does he have a home in the Canadian Premier League? Who from the CPL can potentially jump up and be the new Whitecaps head coach?

We then finish on FC Edmonton's impressive draw against the Cavs in another Al Classico match up. FCE had the lead twice but ended up settling for the draw in a very gritty game that was inspiring after the last 2 dismal performances. 

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

ATB

Edmonton Community Foundation

Aug 25, 2021

On this weeks episode, we come off fresh from FC Edmonton's second straight listless loss. We also talk about the lack of care and attention that appears within the organization, starting from the top and all the way down.

But hey, there's always next week! And we promise more positivity!

This episode is brought to you by;

SHIFT Podcast by Alberta Innovates

Taproot Edmonton

Aug 18, 2021

On this weeks episode, we look at the past couple FC Edmonton home games and how their mishandling of a few items has resulted in supporter interest starting dwindle. So we have to ask the question, is FC Edmonton giving up?

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

Park Power

Aug 11, 2021

On this weeks episode, we are joined by long time Eddies supporter Dallas Walker. We discuss the return of Away Days, how the supporter culture across the league is having some growing pains & much more!

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

SHIFT by Alberta Innovates

Business Council of Alberta

Aug 5, 2021

On this weeks episode, we start by acknowledging some great tournament performances for CanWNT and CanMNT. The men's team ended up bowing out of the Gold Cup in the semifinals but had strong showing and USA and Mexico, despite a depleted roster.

We then move onto talking about the CanPL returning to home stadiums, including FC Edmonton having a very strong performance in their return to Clarke Field.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Edmonton Community Foundation.

Jul 28, 2021

On this weeks episode, we begin with discussing the players making a statement last week by wearing their Professional Footballers Association of Canada shirts during the anthems and possible fines that they may face from the league. We also discuss what the players are looking to get out of their union and how they were treated in the "bubble".

We then move onto recapping the last week in Winnipeg, as well as looking ahead to the first round of matches in home stadiums since 2019.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Edmonton Community Foundation

Jul 21, 2021

On this weeks episode, the first half is dominated by the social media blunder on FC Edmonton's twitter account that seemed to call out a couple supporters. 

We then move on to recapping the week that was in the CPL, as well as look ahead to the coming/final week in the Winnipeg Kickoff bubble!

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Edmonton Community Foundation

Jul 14, 2021

On this weeks episode, we discuss the full schedule and FC Edmonton's Voyageurs Cup match up against Cavalry.

Also, we discuss the latest week of chaotic results. We prove we can't pick a winner, but that doesn't stop us from trying for this upcoming week.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Rumi

Alberta Association of Optometrists

Jul 7, 2021

On this weeks episode, we discuss the very busy week that was in the Canadian Premier League, as well as previewing another busy week. 

Oh, and Edmonton signed another forward. We discuss what that means for the roster as well.

This episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Edmonton Community Foundation

Jun 30, 2021

On this weeks episode, we start off by talking about the new format to determine the 2021 season champion, which includes a 4 team playoff.

We then discuss the opening week of games, including who impressed us and who looked flat to start.

And to finish the podcast, we talk about the busy week of games coming up through this warm, holiday weekend!

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Pod Power

Taproot Edmonton

Jun 23, 2021

On this episode, we do a full preview of the 2021 season! 

This episode is brought to you by;

Park Power

Edmonton Community Foundation

Jun 16, 2021

On this weeks episode, we return from a week off to discuss a bunch of news around the CPL. We start off by discussing the single site start that was rumoured to be in Winnipeg. We discuss how it was announced, the teams FCE are playing and what it means for the rest of the season.

We then move on to discussing the newest "Community" kits, and how it was pretty obvious these jerseys were meant to replace last seasons but are effectively the current 3rds. 

We then finish this episode by discussing FC Edmonton rounding out their roster with a couple of American players. 

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Pod Power

Park Power

Jun 2, 2021

On this weeks episode, we start of with a heavy but very important topic about the remains for 215 children found at the site of a Kamloops residential school. We don't have the answers, but we did think it was worth discussing and talking about what we can do to learn and help heal.

We also move back to soccer, and talking about FC Edmonton ahead of their 2021 season.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Rumi

Edmonton Community Foundation

May 26, 2021

On this weeks episode we discuss the FC Edmonton Members Meetings where season seat holders got to sit in a Zoom call from the club. 

We also return to our weekly series of 2021 season previews with the last years champions, Forge FC.

May 19, 2021

On this weeks episode, we discuss the CPL's announcement on it's 2021 return to play plan. We talk about what we liked, what we didn't like and what we felt was missing.

This episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

Natural Light Edmonton

May 12, 2021

On this weeks episode, we continue our 2021 preview series with a look at 2020 runners up, HFX Wanderers!

We also look at some minor players news across the league.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

Rumi

May 11, 2021

On this weeks episode, we continue our 2021 preview series by looking at a strangely familiar Atletico Ottawa team!

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Natural Light Edmonton

NorthwestFest

May 5, 2021

On this weeks episode, we continue our series of preview CPL clubs for the 2021 season. This week, we discuss York United.

This weeks episode is brought to you by;

Edmonton Community Foundation

ATB

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