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Full-time radio announcer hosting the afternoon drive show on CHOM 97.7 FM, Bilal Butt was also really into sports even before he started performing! His unique brand of genuine, entertaining and innovative broadcasting has labelled Bilal your “best friend” on the radio. With over 12 years of experience on-air and 15+ years as a performing musician in the Montreal circuit, Bilal Butt is connected...

EP 36: Jack Whelan

There’s no denying Jack Whelan’s love for football. As the owner and founder of Le Ballon, a football “maison de tout” based out of Paris, Whelan does everything from consulting to creating, and even sometimes playing, but that’s not where his football story in the fashion capital begins. Originally hailing from near Birmingham, England, Jack has had spells in Switzerland and Canada before finally...

EP 35: Marcus McDougald

Marcus McDougald is Vice President, Creative & Branded Content at Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). Marcus joined LAFC in April 2015 and has been involved in almost every creative extension of the Club since its inception.

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.

Then Monday to Friday at 4pm, ‘STOPPAGE TIME’ LIVE happens were Paul gets to talk in real time about current events with guests from around the world.

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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?

Stoppage time

Every weekday during the COVID self-isolation we go LIVE on Instagram to get an inside look into our community of fans locked up in their nests.


We check-in to see how everyone is getting on, keeping sane +++ they get to show off their sweet sweet footy memorabilia in the process… Stay tuned for our weekly compilations right here!


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