Northern Fútbol Podcast, Episode 27: Previewing Canada’s start to the Ocho
With the Ocho starting next week, the guys break down Canada’s 23-man squad and answer all of the listeners’ burning questions. Why did John Herdman only name 23 players instead of 26? Is Scott Arfield now officially on the outside looking in? They also break down the roster by position and examine the pros and cons of a Tajon Buchanan-Alphonso Davies wingback duo. Plus, who is favoured to start the opener vs. Honduras?
Peter and Thomas also dissect Canada’s opposition. How will they set up tactically? How can Canada exploit them and how will they try to exploit Canada?
All of that is covered, along with a breakdown of Pacific FC’s monumental victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Canadian Championship.
1:23 – Herdman on Arfield’s exclusion
6:00 – Will Milan Borjan start?
8:26 – Will we see Buchanan and Davies at wingback?
16:45 – Which midfield trio starts the Ocho?
26:23 – Does Cavallini have enough in him?
31:24 – Will we see any new recruits during the Ocho?
34:26 – Breaking down Canada’s September opponents
44:01 – Pacific FC knock off the Vancouver Whitecaps
48:47 – Buchanan to Brugge, Jebbison to stay at Sheffield United?