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Four Days Before Premiership Adventure Begins

goodisonpark Four Days Before Premiership Adventure BeginsThere are just four days to go before EPL Talk’s tour of England begins with the Everton versus Bolton Wanderers clash at Goodison Park, and the excitement is building. While my blogging has slowed a little during the last few days, the work behind-the-scenes is reaching a fever pitch.

Here’s a glimpse at what EPL Talk is working on right now.

On Monday, EPL Talk issued a press release announcing the tour. Distributed to media organizations around the U.S., you can read it here. In terms of publicizing the tour, I’ve already received requests from several media organizations for interviews including BBC Radio Five Live’s Up All Night, and the BBC Lancashire web site. More details to come regarding those and other opportunities.

I need your advice. I’m contemplating whether I should attend the Newcastle United against Celta Vigo UEFA Cup match at St. James’s Park next Thursday (November 23). I could take the train from London to Newcastle, stay a hotel after the match and then return to London the next day.

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Geordies play (and when’s the next time they’ll play in Europe, ‘eh?). But please share your thoughts by clicking on the ‘comments’ button below and let me know your reasons why I should or should not attend the match.

By the way, thanks to Mark Harper from the North American Newcastle United Supporters Club for being kind enough to recommend hotels nearby the stadium and railway station.

In other news, I’m seeking advice on how best to get broadband internet access in the UK. While staying for most of the trip with relatives, they either don’t have a computer (my aunt in Liverpool) or have dial-up access only (my cousin and his wife in London).

Other than visiting internet cafes such as EasyInternetCafe or trying to find Wi-Fi hotspots, do you have any advice on other ways to get internet access such as high speed wireless broadband service or other methods? Thanks in advance for your help.

Note: For a 360 degree panoramic view of Everton’s Goodison Park, go here.

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About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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4 Responses to Four Days Before Premiership Adventure Begins

  1. frogsama says:

    Public libraries give you free internet usage in the UK – that’s what I resort to on my visits back to the low tech UK….

    TT

  2. thescout says:

    Go see the Magpies play! St James Park always seems to have a good atmosphere and it could be a good match.

    My fiancee and I are planning to go to England and Scotland for our honeymoon and I will be soaking up as much football as she will tolerate!
    :)

  3. eplnfl says:

    I think you must visit Newcastle. I had the same issue visiting the UK and Ireland over the summer for internet access. I needed to stay in touch for business and almost every hotel had some high speed access for a price. I had a list of Wi-Fi hot spots in London found on the BBC London site as a back-up. Also their are various web sites that will give a listing of hotspots in every major town.

  4. Corey Bingham says:

    Yes, you should definitely see the Magpies…they have the best support in the EPL IMHO and even though they have a lot of drama around them right now it is still a great opportunity to see them play against European competition.

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