Here are a few important news updates during one of those mid-weeks where it feels strange that there’s no massive football games going on.
- Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports are still in talks regarding the U.S. TV rights to the Champions League beginning with the 2009-2010 season. The negotiations to finalize the deal are taking longer than anticipated but as soon as the news breaks, EPL Talk will be all over it. In the meantime, be sure to listen to the recent interview with Setanta Sports where an executive discussses when Setanta will be available on Comcast Cable and Time Warner nationwide, when Setanta will be broadcast in HD, news about the relaunch of Setanta Broadband (scheduled for mid April), details about more World Cup qualifying matches being shown on Setanta and much much more.
- Listen to the latest episode of the Major League Soccer Podcast featuring an interview with GolTV owner Enzo Francescoli. Nicknamed ‘The Prince’ by Pele, Francescoli discusses a variety of topics including La Liga coverage on GolTV, his career in France, Italy and Argentina, Bundesliga TV rights in the United States, whether GolTV will pursue the next TV rights deal for Copa America and much more. Listen to the Enzo Francescoli interview hosted by Kartik Krishnaiyer. Speaking of Enzo, take a look at this video of Zidane’s young son who is named Enzo in honor of Francescoli.
- The winner of the free pair of Adidas Predator soccer boots, courtesy of Adidas and EPL Talk, is Patrick Keating who correctly answered the question (the answer was 15). Congratulations Patrick. The launch of mi adidas gives soccer fans the opportunity to configure, customize and design their very own mi Performance and mi Originals shoes and have them delivered directly to their door. Fans can select from an assortment of performance footwear spanning soccer, running, basketball, and tennis as well as Originals footwear models including the iconic Superstar, ZX Series, and Stan Smith. Choose your favorite color combinations, the best materials, the right fit and add your personal details such as your name or favorite team’s logo.
There are plenty of intriguing headlines regarding Premier League teams today, so be sure to stay on top of the latest English football news by reading or subscribing to EPL Talk’s shared items from Google Reader.