Thanks to Richard Howes of

March 3, 2015 at 11:05 pm | Posted in General Football, Vancouver Whitecaps | 1 Comment
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There will soon be a changing of the guard at British Columbia’s best soccer website: Richard Howes, who has been the editor for the last 10 years, is passing the torch to Bill Currie, local soccer enthusiast and activist.

Under Richard Howes, has been a superb soccer website; a treasure trove of news about local soccer, including the Vancouver Whitecaps. Howes’ reign covered that period when the Vancouver Whitecaps made their dramatic transition from an obscure local second-tier USL club to the Pacific Northwest powerhouse of Major League Soccer it is today. Howes’ nose for soccer news made a daily visit to his site a must for local soccer enthusiasts. His photography of local amateur football matches and of the Vancouver Whitecaps was excellent, and the good news is he plans to continue contributing photography to the site.

BC Soccer's loyal servant in his Tilley hat!

BC Soccer’s loyal servant in his Tilley hat!

I first met Howes in about 2007 or so when I was just beginning to write whitecapsfanblog. I started sending him articles to publish on bcsoccerweb. Howes wanted local content and my blog was the beneficiary. At that time very few people were actually writing about the Whitecaps, unlike today, when the field is getting very crowded indeed!

All of us who have made daily visits to bcsoccerweb owe a great debt of thanks to Richard Howes. He is a modest and quiet sort of fellow, but his contribution to BC soccer has been truly great.

Richard Howes passes the torch to Bill Currie, who has been one of the most loyal supporters of the Vancouver 86ers and Vancouver Whitecaps you could ever meet. Currie also is a bit of an activist, fighting the good fight to make the game of soccer accessible to all wherever it is played in Canada. I have no doubt Bill will bring his own considerable energy, ideas and enthusiasm to bcsoccerweb. I am sure we will also see the work of his partner Monique, who is an excellent photographer, on the site.

To Richard, thank you! To Bill, good luck!


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  1. Do you guys have a MLS Fantasy League…

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