John Herdman aims to end Canada’s time in the World Cup wilderness

  • Thread starter Joe Callaghan in Toronto
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Joe Callaghan in Toronto

As Canada prepare to take on the US in a vital qualifier this weekend, their English coach believes his team can reach Qatar

In the thick of a national election that nobody asked for, John Herdman appears to be the only Canadian leader harnessing the power of youth.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau’s gamble in calling a pandemic-weary nation to the polls for a snap referendum on his leadership could backfire spectacularly as Canadian voters’ sigh a collective “could we just…not?” Young voters seem as uninspired by six years of Trudeau’s ‘sunny ways’ as they are by the alternatives. Overpromising and underdelivering has never been the best way of bringing youth into politics.

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