There’s just 10 days to go before EPL Talk visits England for what will be a first in blogging and podcast history when we report back our stories, photos and audio from the experience of watching Premiership and Champions League football.
Here’s the latest update regarding the upcoming tour of England by EPL Talk that you’ll be able to experience online. Unfortunately I’ve learned that the National Football Museum is closed on Mondays, so I won’t be able to visit the attraction in Preston on the day after the Blackburn against Spurs match.
During the nine days that I’m in England, I’m currently planning on going to five matches. But I’m contemplating the journey north from London to watch Newcastle United against Celta Vigo in the UEFA Cup at St. James’s Park (Thursday, November 23) and Liverpool against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League (Wednesday, November 22).
Tickets for the Newcastle match are available for general site from their website. Ticket prices are a reasonable 15-20 GBP ($28-$38). Right now I’m waiting to hear from a friend to see if he’s interested in going to the match (he’s a Sunderland fan, so he may have reasons not to).
Although posters to this blog have mentioned that tickets for the Liverpool against PSV Eindhoven match may be available soon for general sale, the latest update from the Liverpool site shows that you still are required to have made past ticket purchases on a fancard, which rules me out right now.
Other than those two matches, some other places I’ve considered visiting during the tour include the studios of TWI, BBC and SkySports, the flats at Highbury, the sites of some of the old football stadiums in London and what’s left of them and possibly even a Monday night reserve match near the London area.
Interestingly, Chelsea’s reserve squad plays their matches outside of the hustle and bustle of London at Aldershot Town.
While in the UK, I’ll be taking the trains from city to city. While the train schedules don’t offer me as much flexibility compared to a rental car, what it does afford me is time to write the blog and my travelogue, which I plan on publishing in the next issue of the EPL Talk Magazine.
The latest itinerary is:
Saturday, November 18
Everton v Bolton
Sunday, November 19
Blackburn v Spurs
Tuesday, November 21
Arsenal v Hamburg
Saturday, November 25
Fulham v Reading
Sunday, November 26
Manchester United v Chelsea