Everyday EPL Talk brings you insight into the Premiership, but we’re going to do one better. How? EPL Talk is making a trip to England for a ten day adventure where we’ll bring you the sights and sounds of the Premier League like you’ve never seen before.
The objective of the trip is to capture the experience of the Premiership and to reflect on how different it is than what we see on TV each week. So EPL Talk will be providing you with podcasts throughout the trip featuring the sounds before and after Premiership matches. Plus there’ll be interviews with fans on the street, the people behind the clubs and narration by me, The Gaffer, to capture the history of the grounds we’ll be visiting.
And, depending on internet connectivity, you may be able to experience the Premiership in real-time via blog reports and other surprises to be announced.
Instead of just visiting the clubs from the four horse race, EPL Talk will embark on a journey that’ll include the two finest examples of old fashioned stadiums in the English Premier League: Everton’s Goodison Park and Fulham’s Craven Cottage. We’ll also be visiting a stadium which author Simon Inglis rates as the model for the future of English football: Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
Plus, depending on time and availability, our intention is to also visit several other grounds — whether it’s for Premiership or UEFA Cup matches — or experiencing tours of the stadium when no matches are scheduled.
During the visit to the UK, EPL Talk also plans on visiting unique places in English football history. The stadiums that have long been forgotten, landmarks throughout England that are part of the history of football, a trip to Arsenal’s Highbury and more.
The Gaffer’s itinerary for the trip to England:
Saturday 18 November: Everton versus Bolton
Sunday 19 November: Blackburn versus Spurs OR Wigan versus Aston Villa
Tuesday 21 November: Arsenal versus Hamburg
Wednesday 22 November: Liverpool versus PSV Eindhoven (if I’m able to obtain a ticket)
Thursday 23 November: Newcastle versus Celta Vigo
Saturday 25 November: Fulham versus Reading
Sunday 26 November: Man United versus Chelsea (if I’m able to obtain a ticket)
Plus there’ll be plenty more surprises, so stay tuned to this blog between now and November 18 to learn more.
Note: If you have a source for a ticket to the Liverpool v PSV, or Man United v Chelsea, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.