We may be down, but we’re not out

We may be down, but we're not out

Any season after last (epic!) was always going to reach a little less high. Okay, it reached a lot less high. The Gleesh chose and unflappably committed to a style of play that’s challenging on a shoestring. At times, stats said we were close. Results said differently. Injuries injured…‎ and endured. The media narrative was […]

SMR Interview Series: Maxim Tissot, Midfielder

SMR Interview Series: Maxim Tissot, Midfielder

Interview By: Kendra Lee You were born and raised here in Gatineau. When did you start playing soccer? I was 6 years old when I was enrolled into a league in Aylmer. Actually, I was enrolled into figure skating at first, to play hockey, to get better at skating and I didn’t like it at […]

Why the Riot was quiet and why you shouldn’t be

Why the Riot was quiet and why you shouldn't be

This last weekend saw the Stony Monday Riot take action, to protest certain OSEG security practices and club choices that stifle efforts to build an original supporter culture in Ottawa. A range of measures from CCTV cameras, being hushed by security management, and hired drummers standing atop the section drowning supporters out are sources of frustration. The straw that broke the camel’s back: a key SMR organizer received a stadium ban for the […]

SMR Interview Series: Dennis Chin, Forward

SMR Interview Series: Dennis Chin, Forward

Interview by: Kendra Lee You were born in Jamaica. What do you remember about growing up there? Oh, a lot! I come from a Chinese/Jamaican background so growing up there was a lot of school; it was all school, school, school, school. But during that time I was very sheltered, I didn’t want to go […]

SMR Interview Series: Kyle Porter, Defender

SMR Interview Series: Kyle Porter, Defender

Interview by: Kendra Lee You were born in Toronto. Can you describe where you grew up and what it was like growing up there? Well, I grew up, I spent a little bit of time in the Oakwood, St. Clair area with my grandma on my dad’s side. And then we moved out west towards […]

SMR Interview Series: Marcel De Jong, Midfielder

SMR Interview Series: Marcel De Jong, Midfielder

Interview by Kendra Lee You were born in Canada, but left for the Netherlands at a very early age and grew up in Holland. I was 4 when I left so I don’t really remember anything. In Holland everything is small, it was just a little village. There are cities as well, but it can’t […]

ottawa, we’re always with you

ottawa, we're always with you

For us Ottawa is the city and region we call home. For us, c‘est Ottawa contre tout le monde. We all love soccer, we follow matches from all over the world, but we know there is no other substitute to being present. True passion is a live-connection and is not something you can pretend from […]

ottawa versus everyone. ottawa contre tout le monde.

ottawa versus everyone. ottawa contre tout le monde.

We were born here. Nous étions nés ici. We moved here from around Canada and the world. Nous avons déménagé ici du Canada et le monde. Now, Ottawa is our home. Maintenaint, Ottawa est notre chez-nous. We are supporters of the Fury. Versus everyone. Nous sommes supporters de la Furie. Contre tout le monde. #AlwaysWithYou […]

SMR Blog Series: Why I Riot

SMR Blog Series: Why I Riot

By Kendra Lee I grew up watching hockey. All hockey: NHL Hockey Night in Canada; the Lethbridge Hurricanes, a junior team in the WHL; the IIHF World Junior Tournament at Christmas; and Olympic hockey every 4 years. If you ask most Canadians why they like hockey they will probably give you an answer along the […]