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Soccer Report Extra Podcast: Episode 46 – The Bucket List

Written by on November 15, 2011 | 8 Comments »
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This week on the podcast Bobby & Eoin go all-out deconstructing the opening legs of the Euro 2012 Qualifying Playoffs.  There’s a quick detour through CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, with Canada doing just what was needed to push on.  The guys then focus on international friendlies, and the two ‘biggies’ from Friday.  Laurent Blanc’s inexperienced XI proved to be too much for Jurgen ‘Only one win’ Klinsmann & Co., while the English football press were strangely silent after a Capello-led England rumbled to victory over the world champs.  It’s 1-hour-plus of the good stuff!

Speaking of good stuff… I have been bugging Eoin for a while that he needs to sample a true Canadian delicacy, to really experience what it’s like to be Canadian.  He’s been in Canada for nearly 2 years, and he’s yet to give Kraft Dinner a try (I know!).  It took a bit of convincing, but I was able to get Eoin to agree to a little ‘cultural exchange’.  I’d whip up a pot of the good stuff, while he supplies the Barry’s Tea (straight from Ireland).  

I didn’t have any ‘Original’ KD, so ‘Sharp Cheddar’ would have to do.  I don’t think Eoin was very confident this was going to go very well.  I had to reassure him that it was perfectly safe to eat, even at 10am in the morning.  

Eoin forced down 1 bite.    

What a champ!  He said it had the consistency of earthworms(?), and that it was quite possibly the worst thing he’d ever eaten (and that’s including earthworms, I presume).  That’s one off the ol’ Canadiana Bucket List!

Eoin’s smiling, but not because he enjoyed the KD experience… he’s just relieved he didn’t suffer any internal organ failure.  The Barry’s Tea was excellent, BTW, and it fuelled a great podcast session. Cheers.

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8 responses to “Soccer Report Extra Podcast: Episode 46 – The Bucket List”

  1. Soccerlogical says:


    Anyone else think Portugal (sans Danny) are about to miss the Euros… Bento?

    Bobby – If the lovely Michelle dons a fake moustache on the next FSR, I will send her Diegos Forlan’s left sock which he wore in his final match for Manyoo!!!!!

    PS Don’t underestimate this Slovenia side which has some very crafty players.. should they start against USA.

  2. Gus Keri says:

    A huge upset, and probably the biggest one in the current world cup qualification, took place in Beirut, Lebanon.

    In their biggest result in their entire soccer history, Lebanon beat South Korea 2-1 to improve its chances in moving on to the next round.

    Lebanon need a point away to the pointless UAE or South Korea draw or win at home to Kuwait to qualify to the next stage. Games take place on Feb 29th 2012.

    Do you know how big this game was to the Lebanese?
    The Lebanese president himself was present at the stadium and at the end of the game, he came down to the center of the field to celebrate the win with the players.

  3. Gus Keri says:

    A case for two strikers for the USA (4-4-2 system)
    Buddle scored a nice goal

    USA – Slovenia: 1-0

  4. Gus Keri says:

    Slovenia – USA: 1-3 at the half

    Buddle, Dempsey and Altidore with goal each.

    The best description I heard for the USA changing system from 4-3-3 or 4-5-1 to 4-4-2 is “like a small blanket; if you pull it to cover your head, you will expose your feet”

    More opportunities to score but also more chances to concede gaols.

    The long term answer is to make the blanket bigger and this is what Klinsmann is trying to do by trying different players in different combinations.

  5. Mary Gillmeister says:

    Another interesting pod.

    Thanks for the shout out to the Steve Staunton clip on YT – too funny.

    As for Haiti …. when I learned to pronounce it (in French), we learned to say Ha-i-ti. So maybe your man in the commentary booth doesn’t deserve such censure, Bobby. 😀

  6. John Bladen says:

    Eoin got off light… the real Canadian dining experience would have been ‘no-name’ macncheese with the lower grade synthetic powdered cheese… Kraft sharp cheddar version is high end stuff…

    Good stuff! (I mean the podcast, not…)

  7. john in burke says:

    one box mac n cheese
    one can peas (my sister swears by frozen)
    one can tuna in water.

    it is a recipe handed down from Zeus himself………he called Tuna MacApea.


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