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The Beautiful Game Podcast Calls It a Day

the beautful game podcast The Beautiful Game Podcast Calls It a Day
In news that is bound to shock many soccer podcast listeners, the hosts of The Beautiful Game Podcast have decided to pack it in after publishing their final episode released on August 6, 2007.

According to TBG host Chris Slegg who broke the sad news on Facebook, “Unfortunately we’re going to be unable to continue producing The Beautiful Game Podcast this season, but we just wanted to say a big thankyou to everyone for their support over the last 18 months. We’re especially grateful to those of you who got in touch with your football stories, voicemails and photos. We’ve really enjoyed making the show and hope you’ve enjoyed listening. Have a great 2007/08 season.”

I had the pleasure of meeting Chris last November outside the Emirates Stadium where I interviewed him (and he interviewed me). He’s as pleasant and knowledge about his football as he sounds on the podcast. What many people don’t realize is that quite a few of TBG staffers have experience in broadcasting and journalism, hence the top notch quality of their podcasts and professionalism which is rarely heard on other shows.

Of course, the news regarding the end of The Beautiful Game Podcast comes as a shock to me as well as you. I’m going to request an interview with one of the blokes from the show for an episode of an upcoming EPL Talk Podcast, so if you have any questions you’d like to ask, please post them here under the comments section or email them to thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com. If your question is read on-air, your name will be mentioned in the podcast interview with TBG.

As an admirer of the work that The Beautiful Game Podcast has done, I’d like to thank Chris, Alex R, Noel and Alex K for their groundbreaking work as trailblazers in soccer podcast history. It will not be forgotten.

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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 The Beautiful Game Podcast Calls It a Day

  1. Anonymous says:

    They went out at the right time – the format had become a tired one and they KNEW it


  2. Johnny on the Spot says:

    That really sucks. Liked their show.

  3. Kartik says:

    Oh goodness. Loved the podcast even though I missed a number of episodes. He had a dedicated following here in the US, and unlike most English based shows, they were never condescending towards US Soccer or American players, except when DEmpsey did that rap on his show. :)

    We’ll miss the show.

  4. Dave says:

    too bad, it was something i looked forward to each week. The other podcasts are just news… how about a TBG update every few weeks, guys?

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