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EPL Talk Podcast: Mel Charles

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Welsh legend Mel Charles joins us on the latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, the only Premier League interview show on the Internet.

Charles is a legend in Welsh football and the brother of John Charles. Mel played for Arsenal during the late 1950′s and early 1960′s — as well as playing for Wales in the 1958 World Cup where the team got knocked out of the tournament after losing to Brazil in the quarter-final (where Mel Charles came up against a certain player named Pele).

Hear about Mel Charles’s book In The Shadow of a Giant.” Also discussed:

  • The 1958 Welsh World Cup Team
  • Who was the best attacking player Charles faced
  • His brother John’s career
  • The Cardiff City vs Swansea City rivalry
  • Thoughts about John Toshack both as a player and a manager.

If you’re a fan of football and you’re interested in hearing about how the game used to be, this is a must-listen interview with one of the legends of Welsh football (and interestingly a relative of Toby Charles).

Founded in 2006, the EPL Talk Podcast is the only Premier League interview podcast on the Internet. During each episode, we bring you intelligent interviews with some of the biggest names in football such as Mikel John Obi, Steve McClaren, Toby Charles, Graham Poll, John Terry, Patrick Barclay, Gabriele Marcotti, Andrew Jennings and many others.

Each new episode is released weekly and is hosted by soccer historian Kartik Krishnaiyer, the former co-host of The American Soccer Show from CSRN.

Don’t miss a single episode of the EPL Talk Podcast. Automatically get each new episode by subscribing via iTunes or subscribing to the RSS feed. Or you can search through the EPL Talk Podcast archives.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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