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New Season #2 - Episode #6 - Carl Haworth
Season #2 - Episode #5 - Thomas Gronnemark Liverpool Throw In Coach
Season #2 - Episode #4 - Duane Rollins
Season #2 - Episode #3 - Ben Fisk Atletico Ottawa
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Ben Fisk - Atletico Ottawa first EVER signing Ben Fisk joins the snobs today! Ben Fisk is a star midfielder for Atletico Ottawa in the Canadian Premier League. What place was Ben in jersey sales in the CPL last season? Why did he leave Pacific FC to join Ottawa? What was a day in the life in the bubble at the Island games? Does Ben own a pair of snowshoes? Can he get Atletico Madrid tickets before Marc? All this and a ton more with Ben follow by a Snob chat; did the boys ever wear cover up in high school? Oh no.. Enjoy!
Season #2 - Episode #2 - Emily Wilson
Season #2 - Episode #2 - Emily Wilson Canadian journalist and Real Madrid super fan - In our first 30/30 episode Spanish soccer expert Emily Wilson joins the snobs! What happened during the first women's Madrid derby that shocked the snobs? Who does she believe is the most underrated real Madrid player? What outrageous drink is Emily's go to while writing articles? Find out more and listen to the snobs post interview! Follow her on twitter: @wilson_emt
Season #2 - Episode #1 - Iain Hume
Season #2 - Episode #1 - You want raw honest opinions? You have come to the right show! Iain Hume is as honest as they come as the snobs talk to him about his career with Canada, England and India! He holds no punches about former managers and we delve into his horrific life threatening head injury. Don't miss this one folks!!!!
Episode #37 - Patrice Bernier
Episode #37 - Season Finale! - Patrice Bernier - Hold onto your hats folks! Our season 1 finale is a beauty! Patrice Bernier, one of the Montreal Impact and Canada's best ever players sits down with the Snobs. We talk about Patrice's multi sport youth sports career, his career in Europe, why he came home and much, much more! A very honest and hilarious episode! Don't miss it!
Episode #36 - Audra Sherman
Episode 36 - Today the snobs pull a switch! Jason "Bulldog" Whiting takes over as host, as we welcome Usports Head Coach Audra Sherman. Audra is the Ontario Tech University (OTU) Women's Soccer Head Coach. She has coached for a long time, most notably with the Ottawa Fury. Jason takes the reigns and really gets into some great coaching conversation, and pathways for young players. She doesn't escape the rapid fire and would you rathers when we find out more about this amazing Coach. Some great stories, great advice, and what you would expect from a Jason show, no filter! Tune in!
Episode #35 - The Anfield Wrap
Episode 35 - The Anfield Wrap joins the Soccer Snobs this week. Stephen's favourite podcast hosts come on and deal with the Snobs questions. NOT just a Liverpool episode, The Anfield Wrap answer Marc's famous rapid fire questions and would you rathers, landing one of the Anfield Wrap hosts in trouble with his wife before Christmas. How did TAW start out and become so popular? Who are their all time Liverpool greats? What do they think about racism in the EPL? As well as talk about the English national team. A jam packed episode.
Episode #34 - Racism in soccer
Episode 34 - The soccer snobs have an important conversation, with two of Ottawa's great soccer minds! Carleton University coaches Kwesi Loney and Kwame Telemaque join the snobs to discuss racism in soccer. We hold no punches, and bring up issues that need to be spoken about, and we ensure to promote an amazing Ottawa initiative "Athletes combating racism". The boys also have a ton of fun with some hilarious questions, have some great laughs, and who wins the quiz? Do the Head and Assistant Coach of Carleton University Men's Soccer Team win the quiz question ABOUT Carleton? Listen and find out!
Episode #33 - Janine and Drew Beckie
Episode #33 - The Snobs are joined by Janine and Drew Beckie. What a pure pleasure to interview two incredible Canadian athletes who are both extremely humble and hard working. How could anyone not love these two? Janine Beckie is currently a star forward on the Canadian Women's National team as well as Manchester City in England's Women's Premier League! Drew Beckie played PDL under Marc, Jason and Stephen as well as with the Ottawa Fury NASL and USL teams. They both have some great life stories that people can learn from as well as some fun sibling rivalry. How do they handle Marc's Rapid Fires and Would you rathers? Tune in an find out.
Episode #32 - The Snobs laugh attack
Episode #32 – What causes Jason to lose control and laugh uncontrollably? What has Marc done this time with his questions? Concussions in the game and what does the future hold? Is it OK to hug players in the tunnel pre-game? Who are the best players from the top soccer nations? The Snobs deliver another classic episode.
Episode #31 - Declan Hill author of "The Fix"
Episode #31 – The Snobs strike gold here being joined by Declan Hill a world renowned author of "The Fix" and a leading expert in match fixing in soccer. This is a real eye opener and our listeners are in for an absolute treat. Listen to some great stories about his infiltration into a match fixing gang, how to potentially end match fixing and does Declan Hill like pulp in his orange juice? Has he played FIFA on Xbox and what local Ottawa soccer team did he play for? All this and a ton more!!
Episode #30 - Kenny O'Kane
Episode #30 – Kenny O’Kane – Soccer Snob Stephen’s Uncle Kenny joins the show and takes the Snobs for a ride. A master story teller who weaves some fantastic tales together during his hour on the show. Kenny talks about the Celtic and Rangers rivalry, growing up and going to games in Glasgow. Legendary road trips to Aberdeen and following the Tartan Army to the World Cup in France in 1998. This episode is like sitting down at a pub for a few beers and laughing and being thoroughly entertained by a master.
Episode #29 - John Limniatis
Episode #29 - John Limniatis - Gear up Snob Nation we have a beauty this week! John Limniatis, one of the best Canadian players of all time joins up with the Snobs to talk about his career in Ottawa and playing top level in Greece! A bidding war for a Canadian player in the 80's?? It happened! We get into some serious chat about the CSA and do they do enough for alumni? Impact name change, and John gets into how he runs his Lakeshore Club as the Technical Director. Its all here, this guy is as honest as they come - a breath of fresh air! Enjoy!
Episode #28 - Off the Cuff
Episode #27 - Miranda Smith, Stuart Barbour and Ottawa U Women's soccer
Episode 27 - Miranda Smith - Today the Snobs welcome one of the most recently decorated soccer players in Ottawa! Miranda Smith was Captain of the Ottawa U Women's Soccer Team who won the Usports National Championship in 2018 and then was a big part of that same team who won the University WORLD CUP in 2019! She most recently played professionally in Finland! She is joined by Ottawa U Women's Team Assistant Coach Stuart Barbour, who offers his insight into numerous issues in the women's game. He also has some VERY interesting stats about Charmaine Hooper v. Christine Sinclair! Does Miranda like butter? Could she play a National final in a Santa beard? Find out this and more!
Episode #26 - CPL Crazy player signing rule
Episode #26 – The 3 Snobs are alone today - they pull no punches when talking about the recent news in the CPL about scouting and signing players. Listen in to find out how ridiculous these new rules are! Alphonso Davies is a favourite amongst the snobs - but did he win too much too soon? Who will keep him in line? Does the CSA need to promote him more or less? Find out if Jay and Steve would go for a Billion dollars in a crossbar challenge, what kind of eggs they would order in a diner, and who wins the Quiz! (Hint, it's never Jason is it?) Join the snobs for another great episode!
Episode #25 - Carol Anne Chenard
Episode #25 – Carol Anne Chenard joins the snobs today to give us a different perspective in the world of soccer. Chenard is a Canadian and has reached the highest level referee you can achieve in World Soccer. She has refereed in a World Cup, and the Olympics where she was awarded the Gold Medal Game! This is a fascinating story travelling the world of soccer through the eyes of a referee. Will you ever yell at a referee again after this? Has she ever been afraid for her life? Who was the biggest whiner in the Women's game? What division in Ottawa did she say prepared her the best for her career? Tune in to find out, what an episode!
Episode #24 - European Super League
Episode #24 – The Snobs are joined by Anthony Abbott from Down the Pub podcast. Together they argue and banter their way to a 20 team European Super League!! Listen in to their choices and why they picked your team or left them off the list. Hit the Snobs social media to agree/disagree with the list. A really fun episode that ends with the traditional Rapid Fire and Would you rather, where Anthony gets in a great shot at Marc.
Episode #23 - Kris Twardek
Episode #23 – Kris Twardek a local Ottawa boy makes it! The snobs delve deep into his life and find out how he made it to play pro in Europe. He was purchased at the transfer deadline - find out by which club here! Can Kris juggle a balloon and how many times? A great story of struggles and perseverance and a great role model for youth in Ottawa! Even such a well spoken young man can't escape the ridiculous rapid fire and would you rathers by the snobs.
Episode #22 - Algonquin College Athletics name change
Episode #22 – Join the Snobs for this VERY personal show. Jason and Stephen coached and played for Algonquin for years. Hearing the school decided to change it’s name was a hammer blow to the heart. Could you imagine Carleton changing from the Ravens? Ottawa U from the Gee Gee’s or Duke from the Blue Devils? It would never happen, but it is at Algonquin and no one really knows why? Both Stephen and Jason get really passionate in this episode. For those not closely connected to Ottawa there is still so much to listen to as that passion spills over into Marc’s second question about Marcelo Bielsa! Rapid Fire and Would you rather end off this intense and passionate episode with the Snobs!
Episode #21 - Rob Gale
Episode #21 - The Snobs welcome Rob Gale the GM and Head Coach of Valour FC in the Canadian Premier League to the show. Rob is one of the most engaging and honest professionals we have come across, and you won't want to miss this! Rob talks about recruiting for the CPL, how he runs his team, and a lot of really interesting info about his time as Canada youth team Coach! Also, find out if he wears an undershirt under a suit, what Club he supports, and most importantly, has he seen Tiger King on Netflix?
Episode #20 - Prize winners, fun follows, rule changes and GREAT Marc questions
Episode #20 - This JAM packed hour has it all. Bobby Baggs wins the Liverpool jersey! Who would you pick to take on Family Feud? A new segment called fun follows what team, manager, player have you not heard of that you should have? Marc also rips off some amazing questions in this episode about potential rule changes to the game and what happened to the local men's and women's teams in the development pyramid? Awesome episode.
Episode #19 - Julian De Guzman Canadian legend
Episode #19 - Julian De Guzman - rarely heard inside stories from his time in European professional soccer. Told he wasn't good enough and to "go back to Canada", blackmailed, who was his most highlighted world star he remembers lining up against? All in this episode and a ton more. Julian was so open and honest, you won't hear stories like this in the news of the day. The snobs do their job, and dig deep for the listeners. Julian De Guzman, a Canadian legend!
Episode #18 - Breaking coaching norms
Episode #17 - Canadian soccer legend Charmaine HooperEpisode #17 - Hear Charmaine talk about growing up in Guyana, Zambia and Canada, playing with her brother and boys, her national team career and tales of the world cup. Marc asks the hard question about why her Canada career ended and she answers! Was she able to get tickets from Canada to the 2015 World Cup? Who was her best coach ever and why? Also her daughter makes an appearance. Listen to the end to hear the quiz and Jason’s hilarious comment.
Episode #16 - The Soccer Snobs listener feedback
Episode #15 - TSN soccer analyst Kristian Jack
Episode #15 - TSN soccer analyst Kristian Jack joins the snobs! The man between the benches, the analytical mind we listen to about the beautiful game! Even the snobs perk up and listen! We discuss salary caps in Europe, women's soccer expansion in North America and find out if Jay likes Taco Bell or not! Big episode and if you listen you may learn who Kristian Jack supports in his home country of England and what position he played when he was a young lad. Listen in, you may be surprised!!
Episode #14 - Canadian Soccer Icon Gerry GrayEpisode #14 - Gerry Gray former Canadian Men's national team star joins the Snobs. Gerry is Soccer Snob Stephen's cousin and Stephen idolized Gerry growing up. What more can you ask for in an episode? Canada National team stories, World Cup 1986 stories still the only World Cup Canada has qualified for, NASL stories, MISL stories, CSL stories, 1984 Olympics stories!!! Geez, Gerry played for the Whitecaps, NY Cosmos, Chicago Sting, etc. etc. He played against Maradona in 1984 with the NY Cosmos taking on Barcelona. When asked about playing Maradona, Gray replied: "I don't know what did Maradona say about playing against Gerry Gray!" Amazing, oh and WHAT a goal in the Azteca he scored!!!
Episode #13 - Interview with Vic Rauter
Episode #13 - The voice of a generation is here! Legendary TSN broadcaster Vic Rauter joins the snobs! We discuss the old Canadian Soccer League, some stories from the road with Graham Leggat, and Vic gives his take on the Snobs famous condor questions! Jay uses price is right tactics again... Does he win? Listen and find out! Oh and Vic calls Steve and idiot which makes Jason have the biggest smile ever.
Episode #12 - Just the Snobs
Episode #12 - The Snobs are back together just the 3 of them after a few weeks of interviews with some great guests. Like the feeling of relaxing on the couch after Thanksgiving dinner, sit back, relax and enjoy the Snobs. What are the best derbies in the world?? The snobs scratch the surface and beg the listeners for help ! Do managers in England have too much responsibility and power? On the flip side do players have too much power to influence manager sackings? All this and a new segment of road stories! A tale from when the snobs were on the road together! And a listener in the Philippines?! The snobs don't disappoint!
Special Episode - Ottawa Men's Top 10Ottawa Men's Top 10 best players ever! This is the episode that initially cause so much controversy! The Snobs have gone into their think tank and come out with their top ten list. Mahir Hadziresic won the fans poll but fell on the Snobs list. Listen to hear how far. Jonathan David is the clear cut number one but who makes up the rest? An impossible task sure to illicit a strong reaction from people. Please share your opinions on social media with the Snobs. Close, way off, curious omissions? Let the debate begin. Listen in as the episode is funny, controversial and a fascinating topic.
Special Episode - Ottawa Women's Top 10
Ottawa Women's Top 10 best players ever - How good have the women in Ottawa been? Dominant! Ottawa is a women's hot bed and the Snobs take a shot at ranking the 10 best ever. Charmaine Hooper won the poll the Snobs released earlier but LOOK at the rest of this top ten. These rankings are always subjective so write in to our social media channels and let us know if you agree or disagree. Is Jason right or wrong about his Goalkeeper comments? Listen and find out which goalkeepers made our list. A fun show with some Snob humour added in.
BONUS Episode - Interview with Mahir Hadziresic Winner of the best player in Ottawa history poll
BONUS Episode - The Soccer Snobs ran a poll to find out who people thought was Ottawa's best ever soccer player. Jonathan David and Lyndon Hooper were not eligible for this one. Mahir Hadziresic came out on top!! Congratulations to Mahir! Mahir has spent almost 9 years playing professionally in Europe most notably with SSV Jahn Regensburg. The snobs give Mahir a run out in this bonus episode. Mahir delivers some great advice for aspiring professional players.
Episode #11 - Interview with Sean Holmes
Sean Holmes is an Ottawa born and raised, straight outta Sandy Hill coaching legend. 17 years at Drake University and the current St. Cloud State Men's soccer coach. Sean is honest, passionate, intelligent and hilarious. Listen to Sean call out Jason for his Rapid Fire answer. This is a must listen specifically if you are a player or a parent of a player looking to get a scholarship to the United States to play soccer. Sean dishes out some amazing advice. He also sticks up to the Snobs and calls out their "curious omissions" for the best ever Ottawa players. Always ready to represent the old school.
Episode #10 - Exclusive interview with Canadian Men's team legend Alex Bunbury
The Soccer Snobs have won the lottery! The prize, an interview with the GREATEST CANADIAN SOCCER PLAYER of all time Alex Bunbury. Bunbury sits down with the Snobs and reveals VERY rarely heard stories from his time in Europe, his views on North American coaching, and his CPL ambitions in the future. Bunbury the legend also gets hit with some rapid fire questions, one of which he says was the BEST question he has ever had! Does Bunbury beat Steve and Jay in the final Quiz?
Episode #9 - Soccer on TV/Are Canadian soccer fans to passive?
The Snobs talk Canadian soccer, soccer on TV, the women's game, etc. Are there WAY too many apps and stations to purchase to watch soccer nowadays? Does Stephen Gerrard secretly wish Liverpool didn't win the title? Marc tops himself with some incredible questions this week. He also comes up with perhaps some of the most creative ways to announce our new sponsors. Don't miss this episode or a Condor will swoop you up into its nest.
Episode #8 - Special Guest - Eddie Edward - Former Ottawa Fury star
This week the Snobs have on former Ottawa Fury, FC Edmonton and FC Dallas pro player Eddie Edward. Eddie is born and raised in Ottawa and played for the Snobs with the Fury. Eddie is an extremely entertaining guest with some amazing stories and great insights into the game. The Snobs were so excited to have him on. Let us know if he should be coming back on the show more often!
Episode #7 - Is soccer too expensive? Are private academies worth it?
The Snobs continue to discuss youth soccer in Canada and the US. Costs, private academies and districts are all debated. A legendary and controversial rant from Jason is included. Marc also out does himself with some ridiculous questions.
Episode #6 - Coaching and youth soccer coaching
The Snobs return to their roots to discuss coaching soccer, specifically youth soccer. After an amazing interview with Thomas Beattie the Snobs get back to coaching and discussing topics of youth soccer both locally and Canada wide. The boys turn out perhaps their best show yet!
Episode #5 - Exclusive interview with Thomas Beattie
This week's show is a real treat. The Snobs were able to bring on their former Ottawa Fury captain Thomas Beattie. Tom recently came out as only the 4th openly gay professional soccer player. Hear Tom's brave and inspiring story! The boys won't let him off the hook and Tom answers questions in the popular Rapid Fire and Would you rather segments.
Episode #4 - The best players in Ottawa history
The boys discuss the best ever players in Ottawa soccer history. Are you on their list? Popular segments like rapid fire and would you rather complete the show.
Episode #3 - Most underrated players in Ottawa
The boys discuss the most underrated players in Ottawa soccer history. Are you on their list? Popular segments like rapid fire and would you rather complete the show.
Episode #2 - Quick and dirty
How should coaches dress? Is Guardiola over the top with his designer clothes to coach Man City? Fellani or Dyche in would you rather?