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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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LCRV - Episode 220

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. This episode is brought to you by; Marvel: Universe of Superheroes Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB

1hr

27 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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LCRV - Episode 186

On this weeks episode, we talk to Joe with Last Word on Soccer. We talk about his interesting journey in becoming a soccer fan, starting with a World Cup pool at work, all the way to writing blogs about FC Edmonton and even becoming a season seat holder. We also talk about what Joe is looking forward to with the Canadian Premier League! This weeks episode is brought to you by; Lets Do Coffee ATB

1hr 13mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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LCRV - Episode 184

On this weeks episode, we talked to CPL President Paul Beirne. Frequent guest Dave sits in place of Nathan as we talk to Paul about his journey to becoming the CPL President, that challenges that have come with a start up league and so much more! This episode is brought to you by; ATB Overdue Finds

48mins

21 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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LCRV - Episode 216

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

1hr 8mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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LCRV - Episode 205

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 Seat Giant Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Questions? Comments? Feel free to send them to loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

1hr 21mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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LCRV - Episode 231

On this weeks episode we look at the recently released schedule and how it changes the format from last season. We then dig into FC Edmonton's schedule, look at key dates and how balanced it looks compared to last seasons. We then look into the home kit teases ahead of the full release this week. There's some elements that have been focused on and we try to extrapolate from that on what why will all look like. We then look at some player news of interest. Former Eddie Ben Fisk won't be returning to Pacific, but will be staying in the league. Amer Didic has been released by the Whitecaps, but is he a slam dunk to return? This episode is brought to you by; Edmonton Community Foundation Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB

1hr 7mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #6

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LCRV - Episode 221

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. This episode was brought to you by; Unit B Coworking Park Power

1hr 7mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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LCRV - Episode 204

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; Unit B Coworking Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB Questions? Comments? Feel free to send us an email - loyalcompanyoftherivervalley@gmail.com

1hr 15mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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LCRV - Episode 212

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

1hr 8mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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LCRV - Episode 206

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.

1hr 6mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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LCRV - Episode 188

On this weeks episode, we talk about Amer Didic signing with FC Edmonton OneSoccer and their "generous" free trial for streaming and CPL being broadcast on CBC! This episode is brought to you by; Park Power ATB

1hr

18 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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LCRV - Episode 229

On this weeks episode, we bring in special guest Jack O'Brien. We discuss his journey in becoming an FC Edmonton supporter. We also talk about the Atletico Ottawa announcement & what we think of the identity. We then move on to talking about FC Edmonton's latest signings and what impact they may have on the club this season. This episode is brought to you by; Unit B Coworking Seat Giant

1hr 5mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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LCRV - Episode 215

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

1hr 11mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #13

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LCRV - Episode 217

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. This episode is brought to you by; Unit B Coworking Alberta Forest Products

1hr 4mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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LCRV - Episode 233

On this weeks episode, we catch up on a variety of other topics with the news slowing down from the FC Edmonton perspective. First, we talk about the growing concern around COVID-19 (Corona virus) and how it's affecting the beautiful game around the world. We also look at how it can affect the upcoming start of the CPL season and if we should be worried about that at this point. We then look at the announced of the Derbystar being the official match and training ball for 2020. Plus, it's available to purchase for fans in a few different options as well, unlike last season. There's some former Eddies in the news this week. Bruno Zebie made some comments that may be controversial for some FC Edmonton supporters. Plus Atletico Ottawa sign a pair of former Eddies in Ben Fisk and Ajay Khabra. We also take some time to applaud the initiative of the first female driven supporters group in the league, the Dames of York.  This episode is brought to you by; Unit B Coworking  Seat Giant

1hr 6mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #15

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LCRV - Episode 187

On this weeks episode, we take a look at every kit released last week in the Canadian Premier League. We talk about which ones we like, who played it too safe and who missed the mark. This episode is brought to you by Edmonton Community Foundation Unit B

1hr 17mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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LCRV - Episode

This week, we talk about the historic National team debut for Amer Didic. He managed to get the first start, first cap and first goal of any CPL player. We also talk about the rumours of him being invited to the Whitecaps camp and the opportunity that is there for him. We also talk about some news around the league, including Daryl Fordyce returning to Canada with Valour and what we can offer them. And since we're a part time Ottawa podcast, we talk about the latest rumours that have foreign investment pushing for expansion in 2020. This episode is brought to you by; Marvel: Universe of Superheroes NorQuest - Career Moves

1hr 9mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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LCRV - Episode 219

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

1hr 9mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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LCRV - Episode 218

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 Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB

1hr 5mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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LCRV - Bonus Episode

On this bonus episode, we take a look at the FC Edmonton schedule, including what games we are looking forward to the most, and where we see opportunities for away game travel!

55mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #20