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Touchline Thoughts

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The all soccer podcast hosted by Irfan Manji. With news, analysis and opinions every week. Powered by the Garage Door Sports Network.
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Episode 15 - Braden Culver on his match vs Frosinone Calcio
Braden Culver is back with Irfan. He shares his memory of a friendly match he played vs Frosinone Calcio in 2018, when he was with the Oakville Blue Devils. He also gives us his prediction for an EPL winner...is it the same as his favourite Manchester United? Have a listen and find out! On Twitter: @TouchlineTh, @GarageDoorsSport, & @IrfanManji Website: garagedoorsports.com  The Starting 11 is brought to you by the Shenzi Shack (https://www.instagram.com/shenzi_shack/). Place an order and taste Chef Sab's amazing cooking :D SheaCreams is local and they are committed to Renew, Reuse, Refill and Recycle!; Sourcing and profits go back to West African Farmers; Natural skincare products and not tested on animals; And their products are organic. Check them out :) (https://sheacreams.com) #SupportLocal #SupportLocalBusinesses  https://blacklivesmatter.com / https://blacklivesmatter.ca #SayNoToRacism
40:33
January 15, 2021
Episode 14 - Mid-season EPL Review with Nick McVicar
The New Year's first episode is out today! Irfan is joined by Nick McVicar. The two do a mid-season EPL review and they also discuss the FIFA award winners. The Starting 11 is brought to you by the Shenzi Shack (https://www.instagram.com/shenzi_shack/). Place an order and taste Chef Sab's amazing cooking :D SheaCreams is local and they are committed to Renew, Reuse, Refill and Recycle!; Sourcing and profits go back to West African Farmers; Natural skincare products and not tested on animals; And their products are organic. Check them out :) (https://sheacreams.com) #SupportLocal #SupportLocalBusinesses #SayNoToRacism
41:12
January 7, 2021
Episode 13 - Josh Dadjo
Irfan is joined by Josh Dadjo for Ep 13. The two discuss #SayNoToRacism. They talk about the use of language, kneeling, the protests during COVID-19, and the potential implementation of sensitivity training and increased screening of professionals in the game.  Josh's article: https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/dadjo-welcome-to-the-fight-i-hope-you-stick-around Irfan's article: http://garagedoorsports.com/the-culture-of-racism-a-sliding-landscape/ Shenzi Shack: https://www.instagram.com/shenzi_shack/ On Twitter: @TouchlineTh, @GarageDoorsSport, @IrfanManji, https://blacklivesmatter.com / https://blacklivesmatter.ca
46:38
December 18, 2020
Episode 12 - Brady Reid 2.0
Brady’s back!!  Episode 12 kicks off with a recap of the matches already played in the MLS playoffs. Next, Brady and Irfan preview the MLS final and also provide us with their winners and score predictions. Have a listen and let them know if you agree with their choices.  Shenzi Shack: https://www.instagram.com/shenzi_shack/ On Twitter: @TouchlineTh, @GarageDoorsSport, @IrfanManji, @BradyReid_ https://blacklivesmatter.com / https://blacklivesmatter.ca  #SayNoToRacism
38:42
December 11, 2020
Episode 11 - Braden Culver
EPISODE 11 has dropped!! 🎤 *The show starts off with a moment of silence for #DiegoMaradona #RIP.* Braden Culver joins the show. He & Irfan talk about who their greatest player of all time is and set their greatest 11. Shenzi Shack: https://www.instagram.com/shenzi_shack/ Braden Culver: https://www.instagram.com/bradenculver/ On Twitter: @TouchlineTh, @GarageDoorsSport, @IrfanManji
35:45
December 8, 2020
Episode 10 - Nick McVicar and Kyle Varty
EPISODE 10...we hit a milestone! Thank you to all the guests we have had on the show over the course of the first 10 episodes. Thank you to Nick McVicar, Matt Fodey, Hayley McGoldrick, Kieran Doyle-Davis, Shireen Ahmed, Gabe Ferraro, Brady Reid, and Kyle Varty. Here's to another 10 and more
36:57
December 3, 2020
Episode 9 - Brady Reid
Irfan is joined by Brady Reid.  Brady is an editor for Waking the Red and is a sports journalist. The two talk about the MLS playoffs, TFC, and make their Champions League matchweek 4 predictions. You can catch this episode and others on your favourite podcatcher :) The Starting 11 Segment was brought to us by Shenzi Shack. Chef Sab provides you with flavourful food and offers delivery or pick-up. For a more in-depth menu, look at their IG page/story. #FoodieLove IG: https://www.instagram.com/shenzi_shack/ Place an order: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSex84zEtneFkIFuRIp0LtbVWI_--ViTkAFm5TpmFxjUPmzLhg/viewform
48:56
November 20, 2020
Episode 8 - Hayley McGoldrick and Nick McVicar
Hayley McGoldrick & Nick McVicar join Irfan as they discuss their Love it, Burn it, and Classic jerseys from this year's set of kits. The trio also comments on who they think of first when they see a specific National Team or Club kit.  Do you agree with their picks from Episode 8?  Your betting odds are provided by Betting House Pod and Kyle Varty.  The Fanatics Segment was brought to us by Shenzi Shack. Chef Sab provides you with flavourful food and offers delivery or pick-up. For a more in-depth menu, look at their IG page/story. #FoodieLove IG: https://www.instagram.com/shenzi_shack/ Place an order: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSex84zEtneFkIFuRIp0LtbVWI_--ViTkAFm5TpmFxjUPmzLhg/viewform 
59:15
November 14, 2020
Episode 7 - Gabriel Ferraro
Irfan is joined by Gabriel Ferraro, kicker for the Ottawa Redblacks. However, instead of talking football, Gabe talks about his first sports love...soccer. In our Starting 11, the two discuss the turmoil at Barcelona, the Serie A, and then they wrap it up with the major news stories from around the world of Footy.
53:36
November 4, 2020
Episode 6 - Shireen Ahmed
Irfan is joined by Shireen Ahmed of @BurnItDownPod. The two cover multiple topics in the Starting 11: Massey-Ellis/Aguero, her love for ArsenalWFC/Arsenal FC, her advice to young women athletes, & how people can actively learn/listen. Check out Shireen's website: http://www.shireenahmed.com Check out @GarageDoorSport; visit garagedoorsports.com
37:55
October 28, 2020
Episode 5 - Kieran Doyle-Davis
EPISODE 5 is out!!! Our resident Coach @KierDoyle shares his knowledge behind the most common soccer formations. He talks a bit about his experience as a player and coach. And, rounds it up with his thoughts on Chelsea’s summer additions. ⚽️
47:14
October 16, 2020
Episode 4 - Hayley McGoldrick
Irfan is joined by Hayley McGoldrick. The two discuss the NWSL's standings, the Canadian women's soccer talent, and breakdown why the players are going to Europe. As well, they recap the main stories from the past week.
35:52
October 7, 2020
Episode 3 - Matt Fodey
Irfan is joined by Matt Fodey in episode 3. The two discuss the Bundesliga. Then, they cover the top storylines from the world of soccer. Take a listen on your favourite podcatcher and don't forget to follow us on Twitter @TouchlineTH.
41:28
September 24, 2020
Episode 2 - Nick McVicar - Part 2 of the EPL Preview
Irfan is again joined by Nick! The two continue their preview discussion from Episode 1 and provide their final predictions for the EPL season.
46:33
September 17, 2020
Episode 1 - - Nick McVicar - Part 1 of the EPL Preview
OUR FIRST EVER EPISODE IS OUT! Irfan Manji is joined by Robert "Nick" McVicar as they complete a mini EPL Preview.
41:04
September 17, 2020