Down the Pub Podcast- A Soccer Podcast (CPL USL and More!)

Head Down the Pub with host Anthony Abbott for casual chats with professional footballers so we hear their story their way. Anthony chats to footballers from all leagues including the Canadian Premier League, USL, Premier League and beyond!

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Hosted by Anthony Abbott

Anthony was born in Dublin, Ireland. He has loved soccer as long as he can remember. 

He currently lives in Halifax, Canada, with his wife Sarah and twin boys Alfie and Damon. He is a season ticket holder of the Halifax Wanderers, where he can be found in The Kitchen section. 


4 days ago

Gary and I look back at The Wanderers games against Valour in the CPL and the Canadian Championship game against Guelph United. We look at team selection, Cory Bent's recent resurgence, the Oxner/Baskett question, what Aidan Daniels is bringing to the team, our much improved team displays and of course missed chances.  All this and much more on this week's show! Follow us on social media @downthepubpod and drop us a review and subscription.

Tuesday May 03, 2022

On this episode, Gary and I look back at The Wanderers home win against FC Edmonton. We chat about some stand out performances from Pierre Lamothe, Zach Fernandez and Obang Tabi. We break down all the goals, the incredible atmosphere, Alan Koch's freak out and much more! Please like and subscribe and follow the show on the socials at @downthepubpod

Wednesday Apr 27, 2022

On this episode, I am flying solo and looking back at The Wanderers away game last weekend.  I chat about our first Joao Morelli-less game, the players Stephen picked and the set up. I also look at the goals we conceded, the beautiful goal for Cory Bent and our home opener this weekend.  Don't forget to subscribe and give us a follow on social media @downthepubpod on twitter and instagram

Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

From Aways, Gary Griffiths, joins me once again to look back at the defeat against Atletico Ottawa.  We look at the injury to Joao Morelli and the implications for the squad and the season going forward.  We give our opinions of the good and the bad of the performance itself and we break down how the goal happened.  We also talk about where perhaps the lack of creativity from the Wanderers comes from we give our MOTM.  Don't forget to like and subscribe and follow us on social media @downthepubpod on instagram and twitter. You can follow Gary and his amazing work at @FromAwaysHFX  

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

On this episode Gary Griffiths of joins me once again to look at the Wanderers season opener against York United. We take a look at team selection, majestic Andre Rampersad and how the new boys got on.  Gary and I also give our MOTM. Let us know who your MOTM is.  Please follow us @downthepub on twitter and instagram 

Tuesday Apr 05, 2022

On this episode From Aways blogger, Gary Griffiths, joins me to look at the 2022 Wanderers.  We look over the new signings and we rate our chances this year and we also give our Can PL season predictions! Check out Gary's amazing work at Don't forget to subscribe and drop the show a review!

Thursday Mar 31, 2022

On this episode I am joined by fellow Dub, Sacramento Republic's Lee Desmond! We chat about how the move to the USL came about from St Pat's in the League of Ireland and why he decided to do it now in his career. We talk about how Lee is settling in to his new surroundings and how he is adapting to the new league despite no pre-season.  Lee tells me how the experience was winning the FAI Cup final last season and the emotions knowing it would be his last game for Pat's. He also lets me know how a message the team received from a premier league manager the night before helped inspire them.  Lee also chats about moving to England and a young age how difficult it can be. We also get Lee's 5 aside team which is pretty damn good! Don't forget to subscribe and follow the show on insta and twitter @downthepubpod

Thursday Mar 24, 2022

On this episode I am joined by Hfx Wanderer's defender Peter Schaale. We talk about how the off season was and how pre season has been so far. We chat a bit about the disappointing end to last season and look forward to 2022.  Peter also gives an insight into new coach Alex Dorado's methods, coping with injury and how the new backroom staff can help propel the team forward this year. Peter answers some listener submitted questions and he tells me about new coaching project Harbour Front Elite that he has started with Cory Bent and Christian Oxner.  Don't forget to drop a review and subscribe and give the show a follow on Insta and Twitter @downthepubpod

Monday Mar 14, 2022

Hfx Wanderers new assistant coach Alex Dorado joins the show.  Alex arrived with a lot of fanfare being a Uefa Pro Licence holder, having worked with Real madrid and Rafa Benitez in China.  We talked about why the move to Halifax and how he is liking the city so far. We looked at how Alex can help the team this year. We also chat about his time at Real Madrid and having Rafa Benitez as a housemate.  Alex is a pretty humble guy for all he has achieved at such a young age, I really enjoyed chatting with him and I hope you enjoy listening. Don't forget to drop a review and give us 5 stars on Apple Podcasts and follow us on Insta and Twitter @downthepubpod

Tuesday Mar 08, 2022

On this episode I am joined by Hfx Wanderer's Sporting Director Matt Fegan.  We chat about Matt's new role at the club and what his responsibilities are. We also talk about the creation of the u23 team, Alejandro coming on board and Mesut looking after the u23s. We look at new signings Aidan Daniels and Mo Omar and how their moves came about. We also look at the Wanderers selling points when it comes to attracting players.  We also find out why Matt quit Twitter (Thanks Denton) and what 3 musicians/groups he would take with him if stranded on a desert island(Thanks Jess) All this and more! #COYW

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