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FTBL Ep. 79 - #VWFC and 54-40 with Matt Johnson

Whitecaps, Football, Piñatas and Rock converge into episode 79. What else do you need?

The Whitecaps beging their quest to conquer the elusive Voyageurs Cup
The Whitecaps beging their quest to conquer the elusive Voyageurs Cup
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Episode 79, eh?  What does that remind us of?  Of course! The Vancouver Whitecaps 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl championship!

This week we're pleased to welcome a very special guest to the show.  Joining us to talk about the Vancouver Whitecaps, music and much, much more is Matt Johnson - drummer for the legendary 54-40!

In Part 1 (1'-13') Jorge and Mark briefly discuss Cinco de Mayo & piñatas, the CONCACAF Champion's League final, and the 1979 Soccer Bowl.

Part 2 (14'-46') features our conversation with Matt Johnson from 54-40 in which we talk about the Whitecaps' old and new, the CCL, 54-40, and much more.

To close out the show in Part 3 (47'-65') Mark and Jorge delve into the mailbag and discuss some of the issues from last week's nil-all draw in Portland, the Voyageur's Cup and more.

Special Guest:

Matt Johnson: Twitter

54 40 : WebsiteTwitterFacebookYouTubeiTunes


Himno de Club América / White is the Colour - The Proclaimers / Walking With Giants (Templeton remix) - Blondfire / The Waiting - 54-40 / One Day in Your Life - 5440


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