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 […]

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 […]

Why I Riot: Football and Family

Why I Riot: Football and Family

Why I Riot Series post by Timothy Coates  In my life football and family has been synonymous.  My Dad (Hull City) my brother (Man Utd) and me (Preston NE) will take over the conversation at family dinners with transfer rumours, how bad the England team looks and even some mild/childish trash talk.  Even decades before my birth football played role in my […]

Why I Riot: The Riot has Started

Why I Riot: The Riot has Started

Most Canadians cannot claim allegiance to their soccer team as a birthright; most of us have grown into the sport and our team. Of course some Canadians come from a family of supporters but it has always been that little bit more difficult to be a ‘supporter’ while being in Canada. Nevertheless people find a […]

SMR Blog Series: Why I Riot

SMR Blog Series: Why I Riot

Sometime in the early 80’s in a small mining town in the B.C. interior 2 sets of eyes were staring at me through the wooden fence. “Hello” one of them said in a strange accent which I would later learn was Cornish. “Why are you wearing girl’s shoes” was my first question. I had just […]

SMR Blog Series: Fandom in the melting pot

SMR Blog Series: Fandom in the melting pot

A hooded Jon Baggie leads the Stony Monday Riot parade. Compared to most parts of the world, soccer supporter culture is in its infancy in North America. With that comes a real mishmash of support, melding together to support new clubs. It’s fascinating to see how people in locations where professional soccer was previously non-existent […]

SMR Blog Series: Why I Chose To Riot

SMR Blog Series: Why I Chose To Riot

Why I Chose To Riot by Théo Gauthier Proudly flying the colours at Carleton   I fell in love with the soccer crowd before I fell in love with the sport itself. As a kid watching “Soccer Saturday” with TSN’s Graham Leggat in the early 90’s, I was mesmerised not by the images, but the […]