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) 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. 


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 

Episode 193: Playoffs Baby!!

Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

Tuesday Oct 10, 2023

On this episode, Gary and Anthony look back at the game against Valour and us clinching 3rd place in the table. 
We look at Mighty Mass and his great season so far and how are u21s performed.
We also answer some of your questions and chat about the CANWNT coming to Halifax!!
All this and more.
You can follow the show @downthepubpod on Twitter and Instagram. 

Tuesday Sep 26, 2023

Gary is Back!
On this episode Anthony and Gary look back at the away loss to Vancouver. 
We chat about our good start, how the game changed and the performance of Arman Wilson.
Gary also gives his views on the stadium and what's being happening with Ottawa. 
You can follow the pod @downthepubpod on Insta and Twitter

Thursday Sep 21, 2023

On this episode Wanderer's President, Derek Martin, returns to the show for a catch up.
We chat about last Monday's game, the season so far and we look at Derek's presentation to the city on building a permanent stadium in Halifax.
We also delve into our listener questions which Derek answers openly and honestly as always,
All this and more!
You can check out the show on insta and Twitter @downthepubpod

Friday Sep 08, 2023

On this episode I am joined by Hfx Wanderers Sales and Ticketing Manager and Diversity,Equity and Inclusion Manager. 
We take a look back at the York Game, chat about what a game day is like for Marvin, season ticket renewals and how the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager role has evolved.
All this and much more!
You can follow the show @downthepubpod on Twitter and Instagram 

Episode 189:Valour in the Rain!

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

On this episode Gary and Anthony look back at the waterlogged victory against Valour. 
We chat about Yann Fillion finally making the TOTW, how Valour set up against us, our cohesive back line and Mo Omar's impressive display.
We delve into our listener mailbag as well.
You can follow the show @downthepubpod on Instagram and Twitter

Episode 188: Coach Jed Davies!

Thursday Aug 24, 2023

Thursday Aug 24, 2023

On this episode I am joined by Hfx Wanderers Asst Coach and Head of Youth Development Jed Davies!
We look at Jed's beginnings a s a coach, becoming an author, coaching development techniques and leaving the world of architecture behind.
We also chat about coming to Canada and working with Ottawa Futuro and the Fury. We also talk about joining The Wanderers, Jed's role within the coaching staff and developing young players with the U23s and U18s.
This one is definitely worth a listen as Jed is a wealth of knowledge.
You can follow us on twitter and instagram @downthepubpod

Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

On this episode Gary and Anthony look back at last weekend's win against Vancouver. 
The lads chat about some great performances from Riley Ferrazo, Wesley Timeteo and of course Joao Morelli.
We also look at Dan Nimick being rumoured with a move, why Yann Fillion can't make a TOTW and also how Doneil Henry is making an impact.
All this and more!!
You can follow the show @downthepubpod on Twitter and Instagram.

Episode 186: Cale Loughrey!!

Friday Aug 11, 2023

Friday Aug 11, 2023

Gary is away this week so I thought it would be a good time to chat with one of The Wanderers unsung heroes this season, Cale Loughrey.
We take a look at Monday's game against Pacific, Cale's partnership with Dan Nimick, learning from Doneil Henry,how Jordan Peruzza is fitting in and Cale's 5 aside team!
All of this and more!!!
You can follow the pod @downthepubpod on instagram and twitter.

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