Sunday, September 26, 2010

Full Time Podcast September 26

Check out the Full Time Soccer Show's latest podcast!

Mike & Tyler cover this weekend's action from the 'Caps, EPL & the rest of Europe.

They catch up with 'Caps Coach Teitur Thordarson right after a tough 1-0 loss to Montreal.

Metrotown Physio's Mark Rizzardo also joins the program to analyze some of the injuries around Europe.

Podcast Here

Full Time Soccer Show on TEAM 1040

Friday, September 17, 2010

Whitecaps Podcast

Full-Time: Vancouver's Soccer Show and Marc Weber of the Vancouver Province provide a podcast each week talking Vancouver Whitecaps FC. This week, Mike and Marc (cause Tyler decided to cover the Vancouver Canucks for a week instead) sat down to chop up the elimination of the Canadian quota, the Caps' stretch run, the mess at TFC and whatever we could squeeze into a half hour that stretched into an hour. If you get through it all, a gold star! We'll be going weekly from here to Major League Soccer launch: mostly Wednesdays with the odd Thursday thrown in.

Think we're full of it? Questions for the round table of two (soon to be three again)? Suggestions for topics? email or tweet the gang at the following twitter links below...

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Setanta Sports Canada - Champions League schedule



Total of 14 matches broadcast on Setanta over first four days of Group Stage play

TORONTO (September 14, 2010) – Tottenham Hotspur continue their first UEFA Champions League campaign since the 1961-62 season when they visit German club Werder Bremen today at 2:30 p.m. ET/ 11:30 a.m. PT live on Setanta Sports.

The live coverage on Setanta of the opening week of the Group Stage continues Wednesday, September 15 at 2:45 p.m. ET/ 11:45 a.m. PT when Arsenal host Portuguese side FC Braga.

Tottenham were dealt a major blow when star striker Jermaine Defoe injured his ankle in a 3-1 win by England over Switzerland in an international match played last Tuesday. The injury will keep Defoe out for up to three months and likely mean he will miss all the Spurs Group Stage matches.

The injury to Defoe is the second major blow to the clubs line-up in the past week. Tottenham defender Michael Dawson sprained his knee in England’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria in UEFA Euro 2010 Qualifying. The injury is expected to sideline Dawson for six to eight weeks.

Setanta will broadcast more live matches from the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League than any other channel in Canada. The live coverage is complemented by same day coverage of additional matches throughout the Group Stage. The opening two days will feature additional two matches:

FC Twente v Inter Milan Tuesday, September 14 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
Benfica v H. Tel Aviv Tuesday, September 14 @ 9 p.m. ET
Zilina v Chelsea Wednesday, September 15 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
AC Milan v Auxerre Wednesday, September 15 @ 8:30 p.m. ET

When the Champions League resumes on Tuesday, September 28 Setanta will serve up a live double-header on consecutive days:

Spartak Moscow v Zilina Tuesday, September 28 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
Chelsea v Marseille Tuesday, September 28 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Rubin Kazan v FC Barcelona Wednesday, September 29 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
Tottenham v FC Twente Wednesday, September 29 @ 2:45 p.m. ET

An additional two matches on each day will be shown on a same day delay, bringing the total number of Champions League matches to 14 show on Setanta over the first four days of coverage from the Group Stage.



Toronto FC announced Tuesday that effective immediately, Mo Johnston has been relieved of his duties as Club Manager, Director of Soccer Operations and that Predrag (“Preki”) Radosavljevic has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Toronto FC Assistant Coach Nick Dasovic will take over as Interim Head Coach and Earl Cochrane has been appointed Interim Director of Soccer Operations.

Assistant Coaches Leo Percovich and Danny Dichio, Goalie Coach Mike Toshack and Assistant General Manager Jim Brennan will remain with the club.

“This was a difficult decision, but one that was made in the both the short-term and long-term interest of the club. Mo has been with the club since its inception and has embraced the Toronto community. Preki is a proven winner who led the team to the Nutrilite Canadian Championship and our first taste of CONCACAF success,” said Tom Anselmi, executive vice-president and chief operating officer for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. “At the start of the season, we set a team goal of improving on last year’s record and making the playoffs. Anything less would be unacceptable to our club and our supporters. We felt we had to make this move at this time to best position the team for the final push for the playoffs as well as for its long-term success. The search for a new management team begins today.

“I want to thank Mo for his years of dedicated service to building Toronto FC from day one, as the inaugural Head Coach and then as Manager, Director of Soccer Operations. I also want to thank Preki for his passionate determination.”

Johnston became Toronto FC’s first Head Coach and Director of Soccer Operations in team history on August 25, 2006. In February 2008, he was named Manager, Director of Soccer. Johnston leaves Toronto FC with a MLS record of 32-51-31. Preki was hired by the club in November, 17, 2009 and leaves with a MLS record of 7-10-7.

Dasovic is in his third season with Toronto FC. He joined the club in May 2008 as Head of the TFC Academy. He became a member of the first team in 2009 when he was named Assistant Coach.

“We have great confidence in Nick’s ability to lead the team for the balance of the year. He brings experience both as a player and a coach to the game. He understands our expectations and we think he will inspire a renewed effort and enthusiasm among our players necessary for this final playoff push,” said Anselmi.

Prior to joining Toronto FC, Dasovic spent five years with the Canadian National team program. He was also the Head Coach of the Men’s Olympic team that finished third in the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament and an Assistant Coach of the Men’s National Team in 2007.

Cochrane has been with the team since 2007. Prior to joining Toronto FC, he held positions with the Canadian Soccer Association and with other MLS Clubs in both team management and communications capacities. Cochrane was also a former professional soccer player in Asia.

“Earl knows our team, our coaches, our culture and our vision. We believe he has the necessary skills to assume these responsibilities on an interim basis,” added Anselmi.

The team currently has a record of 7-10-7 and remains five points out of a playoff position.


“I'd like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude for being given the role as inaugural Head Coach and Manager, Director of Soccer Operations for Toronto FC. This club has grown to become one of the finest teams in MLS and it's been an honour to be part of it from the beginning.

I'd like to express my thanks to Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment for the opportunity and support they've shown over the years. This is a first-class organization and it has been a dream to work for this company.

During my four years in Toronto I've grown to love this city and country. I would also like to express my appreciation to the phenomenal supporters who have created the foundation for a successful club. I believe these supporters and this club will be the driving force in the growth of soccer in Canada. The establishment of this club will prove to be the turning point in the development of this sport.

I wish everyone involved with the club the greatest success. TFC will always be in my heart.”

Monday, September 13, 2010

Best UEFA Champions League opening round match? has selected their Top Ten opening round Champions League matches. View Here.

Here is highlights from the match selected Number One.

There are plenty of mouth watering matches in the opening round of this years tournament. Tottenham battle Werder Bremen in Germany. Manchester United welcome Rangers. Barcelona host Panathinaikos. Champions Inter travel to the Netherlands to play FC Twente. Lyon will take on Schalke in the Stade Gerland.

The second day features Milan against Auxerre. Bayern Munich play Roma. Real Madrid take on Ajax and Arsenal will have Braga at the Emirates.

For all the results and highlights, tune in to the Full Time Soccer Show on TEAM 1040 Sports Radio. Sunday. 9 to 11.

Full Time - September 12, 2010

Former Toronto Fc midfielder Rohan Ricketts joined Full Time to talk about his recent blogging for the FAN 590. He also shares his thoughts on the quality of English football, Wayne Rooney's recent scandal and his true feelings on Toronto FC and current Moldovan Club side.

All that PLUS! The Province's Marc Weber joins Mike & Tyler to talk White Caps.

Checkout this edition of the Full Time Podcast here.

- Full Time Soccer Show

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Euro 2012 Qualifying - September 7, 2010 - Quick Results

With Full Time jumping back to European club football this weekend, we've given a quick little run down of today Europeans qualifier results. All the big teams and some of the supporting cast make up a busy match day in Europe!

England 3-1 Switzerland (Group G)
This is the first test of the campaign for an England side who are still riding high off a 4-0 drubbing of Bulgaria on the weekend. Wayne Rooney scored in the 10th minute to get the English side off to a quick start. Lazio defender Stephen Leichsteiner was sent off in the 65th minute for the Swiss. Adam Johnson and Darren Bent added the insurance as England goes to Switzerland and takes all 3 points against a stingy Swiss defense. Their next fixture pits them against Montenegro.

Italy 5-0 Faroe Islands (Group C)
Coach Cesare Prandelli made his return to Florence and led his men to a 5 goal thrashing of the Faroe Islands. Fiorentina hitman Alberto Gilardino had the opener 11 minutes in. De Rossi, Cassano and Quagliarella all found the net before Andrea Pirlo popped in an 18 yard free kick in stoppage time. Cassano proved to be the creative cog in the Italian side once again. The former world champions travel to Northern Ireland for their next test.

Germany 6-1 Azerbaijjan (Group A)
The Germans continued their efficient ways with 6-1 victory over Azerbaijjan. Miroslav Klose had two goals in the contest infront of his club fans at the Allianz arena. Fellow Bayern teammate Holger Badstuber also scored. Germany play Turkey next.

France finally gets back to winnings ways 2-0 over Bosnia & Herzegonia. Goals from Benzema and Malouda.

Portugal lost 1-0 to Norway. They now have 1 point from 2 games.

The Netherlands needed two Huntelaar goals to get passed Finland 2-1.

New Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted two as Sweden pumped San Marino 6-0.

Turkey defeated ten man Belgium 3-2, despite two Daniel Van Buynten goals.

Slovakia upset Russia once again in qualfying. They did it to them in the playoffs for a WC spot, now they've done it for the Euros. 1-0 was the final.

Lithuania upset the Czech Republic 1-0. The Czechs have been on the slide since WC 06.

Scotland needed a 90th minute McManus marker to defeat Leichenstein in Hampden park. Kenny Miller equalised after a Mario Frick opener. McManus put the scots over 2-1 in stoppage time.

Montenegro were victorious. This time they defeated Bulgaria 1-0.

Croatia and Greece played out a 0-0 draw.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Full-Time radio podcast - Sept 5, 2010

Here is the latest podcast from our radio show (Full-Time: Vancouver's Soccer Show) heard Sunday nights at 9pm on TEAM 1040 radio in Vancouver.

The September 5th version featured Whitecaps FC head coach Teitur Thordarson speaking about the 'Caps season to date, rotation of players, current form and his newest position as MLS coach in 2011 for Vancouver. Still with the Whitecaps, Director of Soccer Operations, Tom Soehn, chatted about what it'll take for the current crop of players have to do to impress him to make the MLS roster.

Canadian National Team coach Stephen Hart popped by to recap the loss to Peru and look ahead to Honduras. What Canada needs to do better as a team and an update on confirmed young Canadians and potential future Canadians.

Finally, Whitecaps CEO Paul Barber gave us an update on MLS ticket sales and told us when the fans will get to select their seats for the 2011 season at Empire Field.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Whitecaps Podcasts...

You can download our Whitecaps podcast each week. Our last week podcast can be found here.