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EP 62: Shawn Francis & Ian Perkins

Shawn Francis & Ian Perkins are from Asbury Park Football club. These fantastic guys are in love with the football culture, game and everything about! They also do the design and marketing of everything that they put behind put Asbury Park FC, which started off as something fun and has grown gigantic! Learn more about Shawn Francis & Ian Perkins on today's episode!

EP 61: Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna (born 14 February 1983) is a French professional footballer. He has mainly played in the Premier League, and also for the France national team. His former manager at Arsenal, Arsène Wenger, once described him as the best right-back in the Premier League. In addition to him regularly featuring as a wing-back, Sagna played as a centre-back for Arsenal on several occasions. Sagna...

EP 60: Naomi Accardi

Naomi Accardi is a cultural storyteller, editor, interested in fashion, art and specifically in social issues. She is involved with SEASON zine. This magazine and things that they're doing on social media and the content they're putting out is fantastic. Naomi also has a footballing background. Her father was a professional footballer.


The 1st Half Podcast is dedicated to all aspects of the beautiful game.

Follow our resident footy culture junkie and entrepreneur, Paul Desbaillets as he take a North American spin & approach on current news, culture, art, music & anything else that falls onto the pitch that connects us to the heart attack inducing world of Football (Soccer).

Each week Paul will interview guests ranging from Chefs, Musicians, Artists, Athletes, Fanatics, Influencers and anyone else he can find willing to talk to him about the Football Ecosystem.

Paul Desbaillets



Each week we ask our guest a lightning round of questions from most-loved breakfast item,

to favourite athlete (dead or alive). What’s your fave guest got to say?


Montreal loses a gem, NYC gains a team, a soccer superstar gets COVID


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