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Bill Manning breaks down Michael Bradley's new deal and Argos' coaching change
December 13 2019
Bill Manning, President of Toronto FC and Toronto Argonauts, stopped by Writers Bloc to discuss Michael Bradley re-signing with the club and the hiring of new head coach Ryan Dinwiddie.
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Dec. 13: Striking Oil?
December 13 2019

Jeff Blair and Richard Deitsch host. We discuss Blue Jays target Yoshitomo Tsutsugo’s decision to sign with the Rays (2:10). The Athletic’s Ian Tulloch compares the Toronto Maple Leafs to FC Barcelona (21:32). Raptors radio analyst Paul Jones on the team’s recent struggles (46:06). Richard tells of his weekend with Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, and Tracy Wolfson in New England (1:07:38). Sportsnet’s Mark Spector on the Oilers’ season thus far (1:30:09). Toronto FC & Toronto Argonauts president Bill Manning on Michael Bradley’s new deal with TFC, and the Argos’ coaching change and new head coach Ryan Dinwiddie (1:48:25).

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How do the Maple Leafs draw influence from FC Barcelona?
December 13 2019
The Athletic's Ian Tulloch joined Writers Bloc to chat about his article discussing Head Coach Sheldon Keefe and the Maple Leafs drawing influence from FC Barcelona, Leafs finding a balance between maintaining possession but not being too risky in the 3rd period and touches on potential trades that could help the Leafs.
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Dec. 12: Moving On From Kawhi
December 12 2019

Jeff Blair and Richard Deitsch host. We discuss Kawhi Leonard’s ring ceremony (0:43). Flames play-by-play voice Derek Wills on the team’s play behind new head coach Geoff Ward (21:58). 710 ESPN’s John Clayton previews the NFL’s Week 15 slate (46:43). Sportsnet’s Michael Grange on Kawhi’s return and the Raptors’ recent struggles (1:07:31). Sportsnet’s Luke Fox on the Maple Leafs ahead of tonight’s game in Calgary (1:23:05). TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie on the Canadiens’ goaltending, Peter DeBoer’s exit in San Jose, and the future of the World Cup of Hockey and the NHL’s participation in the Olympics (1:29:53). Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi on the Blue Jays’ signing of Tanner Roark, and wrapping up the Winter Meetings (1:50:40).

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