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Breaking News: Toby Charles Interview

toby charles soccer made in germany1 Breaking News: Toby Charles Interview

This Monday night, EPL Talk will interview the legendary Toby Charles from “Soccer Made In Germany” fame.

The host and commentator of the show, which ran from 1976 to 1988 on PBS stations in the United States, is one of the pioneers for soccer in the United States. Ask the majority of soccer fans who grew up with the sport in the late 70s and early 80s, and you’ll hear stories of nostalgia about Toby Charles, his voice and the brilliant one hour show that used to air on early Saturday mornings.

I’ve spent approximately 18 months tracking him down only to find that he’s currently living in Florida, the same state where I reside.

But I need your help. Please post your questions for Mr. Charles here under the comments section or email them to thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com before Monday night November 19, 2007. And if I ask the questions on -air, I’ll mention your name.

Listen now to the interview with Toby Charles.

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4 Responses to Breaking News: Toby Charles Interview

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi TheGaffer,

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    Hence, I reviewed it and set the review for publish at on 19 October 2007 at 9am EST.

    Here is the link to your review, if you care to take a look.

  2. Where can I get this interview…

    • Martin says:

      Kyle,Awesome information, thkans man. It already feels good to take a virtual ribbing from you, maybe we can catch a few matches at Papa Jake’s if you’re in the city sometime. Colin,The EPL is the best of the best. To make a hockey metaphor, picking only an MLS team is sort of like rooting for an AHL team just because you’re in Rochester. Chances are if you’re a hockey fan, you’re picking an NHL team as well. This one just requires a pretty long plane ride to go visit

  3. Tony Dunphy says:

    Hi then Gaffer,
    I knew Toby Charles for several years in Cologne in the early 60′s (yes sixties).
    I would love to shoot him an email or call via skype, Can you facilitate a contact?
    Skype tdunphy.whistler or email as in header.

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