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  • Loyal Company of the River Valley - Episode 209


    The Loyal Company of the River Valley podcast is the result of Nathan and Adam just having a few conversations over some beverages about FC Edmonton. Eventually they just decided to add a couple microphones to these conversations and make it a podcast. While they may be lacking in the analytic knowledge, they certainly make up for it with passion and optimism with all things Eddies. #FearNoFoe

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    On this weeks episode, we go a little off topic with some nerd talk because not much has really happened in the league over the last week.

    We also look ahead to an unfortunately scheduled Al Classico and how it speaks to a larger topic we’ve focused on in the past with the schedule mishaps the league has had.

    We then talk about the other game this week against Pacific and the travelling contingent of FCE supporters that will be there.

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