Down the Pub Podcast- A Soccer Podcast

Down the Pub: Hosted by Anthony Abbott, Down the Pub is a Canadian soccer podcast which focuses on Halifax Wanderers and the Canadian Premier League. From post-match reviews with Gary Griffiths (@FromAwaysHFX) and Chris Searl, to interviews with professional footballers from the CPL and beyond, join us down the pub for some top quality football chat. The first pint is on us!

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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. 


3 days ago

On this episode we look at the Wanderers squad ahead of the new season.
Gary and Chris break down what tactics we may use with the players we have brought in. We also rate the transfer business we have done and give our projected starting 11s.
In the last part of the show we give our season predictions and answer your questions.
You can follow the show @downthepubpod on Insta and X and you can subscribe on Golz TV.

Friday Apr 05, 2024

On this episode, Chris Gary and Anthony look at how the teams are shaping up heading in to the new season.
2024 is shaping up to be an epic season and we are seeing better and better players come into the league so it's a great look at how we think everyone is looking.
You can check follow the show @downthepubpod on Instagram and Twitter 
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Saturday Mar 23, 2024

On this episode, we are live at Garrison to have a pint and a chat with the Gaffer, Patrice Gheisar. 
We chat about 2023 and what was learned, we look at the new boys on the squad and what they will bring and Patrice answers your questions. 
In part 2, we are joined by Wanderers President, Derek Martin. Derek talks about salary caps, CSB and answers your questions as well. 
All this and more!
You can follow the show @downthepub on X and on Instagram.

Episode 200! Riley Ferrazzo

Monday Mar 11, 2024

Monday Mar 11, 2024

On this episode we are joined by Halifax Wanderer, Riley Ferrazzo.
We chat about the step up to the pro ranks, what pre season entails, how the new boys are settling in and Riley's best position.
Riley answers some of your questions and gives us not one but two 5 a side teams!
You can follow the show on instagram and x @downthepubpod

Episode 199: Ryan Telfer!

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

Thursday Feb 22, 2024

On this episode, I am joined by Wanderers' new boy Ryan Telfer!
We chat about the decision to come to Halifax, working with Patrice, playing in MLS Next Pro and USL and playing internationally with Rampy.
We also look back at that Morelli incident and get Ryan's 5 aside team!
You can follow the show on instagram and X @downnthepubpod

Saturday Feb 17, 2024

On this week's episode we look at Media Pro and CSB's agreement for 2024, The Wanderers new signings, the Triston Henry saga and we delve into our amazing listener questions (Thank you everyone who contributed!)
All this and more!!
You can follow the show on Instagram and X @downthepubpodcast

First Show of 2024!

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

On this week's episode we are joined by Down the Pub OG, Chris Searl.
We chat about the ongoing battle between CSB and Media Pro over television rights to the CPL and what it means.
We look at the return of JGL and how he will fit into Patrice's system with The Wanderers. We dive into the listener mailbag and answer your questions. 
An enticing mix of nostalgia, anticipation, knowledge, insightful dialogue and good old humour, this Down the Pub podcast episode is a must-listen for football aficionados and newcomers alike.
You can follow the show on X and Instagram @downthepubpod

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

On this episode Anthony and Gary are joined by Wanderers President, Derek Martin.
Derek let's us know what winning executive of the year means to him and the backroom team, we also chat about Kimani Stewart Baynes being drafted and the impact Dino Rossi has had on Canadian football.
Gary looks back on the season with Derek, they chat recruitment, Patrice's impact and how we are shaping up heading into 2024.
The last part of the show is Derek answering your questions!!
You can follow the show on twitter and instagram @downthepubpod
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

On this episode we are joined by Wanderers head coach, Patrice Gheisar.
We get Patrice's reaction to being nominated for coach of the year.
Gary does an indepth look with the ups and downs of the season with Patrice including the wait for a win and how we turned the season around. We also hear about why you shouldn't allow Patrice loose in your house with a marker.
Patrice answers you questions and we also get his pick for The Finals this weekend. 
All of this and much more!
You can follow the show @downthepubpod on Twitter (X) and on Instagram.

Episode 194: Playoff Heartbreak

Thursday Oct 19, 2023

Thursday Oct 19, 2023

On this episode, Gary and Anthony look back at last weekend's playoff game against Pacific. 
We chat about how we set up defensively for this game, how Pacific setup to try and thwart us and how we got see James Merriman's tactics. 
Gary also gives a lowdown how he goes about writing a blog post afterv the great reception his latest one has received. 
You will also get to hear Gary do an Irish accent! All this and more on this week's show. 
You can follow the show @downthepubpod on Twitter and Instagram 

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