Big Changes At EPL Talk and MLS Talk

epl-talk-medium-logoIt’s with great pleasure to announce spectacular news today, and that is Kartik Krishnaiyer, the host of the EPL Talk and MLS Talk Podcasts, as well as writer for both sites, has been appointed Public Relations Director for the North American Soccer League (NASL).

As a result of the full-time position, Krishnaiyer will be stepping down as the host of both podcasts. However, he will be a guest on some future EPL Talk episodes and will return to writing for EPL Talk once the World Cup tournament kicks off this summer.

Due to his position as PR Director at the NASL, Krishnaiyer will not be writing for MLS Talk for the foreseeable future due to the obvious conflict of interest.

Krishnaiyer’s appointment as PR Director is testament to the hard work and dedication he has given to the coverage of the sport in this country as well as the connections he has made since joining the EPL Talk Network in 2006.

While it’ll be sad to see Krishnaiyer move on, I’m very pleased to announce that his replacement as host of the EPL Talk and MLS Talk Podcasts, as well as contributing writer for both sites, will be Richard Farley, an accomplished writer and podcaster who is extremely well versed on world football.

Farley has previously written and appeared on websites such as Set Piece Analysts, World Soccer DigestWorld Soccer Reader and has hosted several podcasts including Set Piece Analysts, Inside The Six and Russian Football Now.

We have no doubt that Farley, being a scholar of the game, will be warmly welcomed by both the EPL Talk and MLS Talk readers. His understanding of the tactics of the game is exemplary, and I am personally looking forward to his contributions to both podcasts and sites.

Between now and the end of the month, Krishnaiyer will continue hosting the EPL Talk Podcast and will then officially hand over the reins to Farley on February 1, 2010.

Please join me in welcoming Richard Farley to the network and congratulating Kartik Krishnaiyer on his well-deserved appointment as the NASL PR Director.

NASL released a press release today to announce the news.

15 thoughts on “Big Changes At EPL Talk and MLS Talk”

  1. Are you having a laugh Gaffer, I could have sworn the NASL went out of business ages ago, what sort of public relations does a now defunct league need? Maybe Kartik can get the Old Firm to join the NASL after he “revives” it. Seriously – best of luck to Mr. K, and thanks for his countless hours of hard work.

  2. This is actually very disapointing news.

    I am not sure how exactly Krishnaiyer justifies leaving one of the top websites covering soccer to join a league that does not kick off until 2011.

    I am a big fan of Krishnaiyer’s analysis and an thankful at least he’ll be contributing to World Cup coverage. He’s perfectly blunt and generally right about topics related to the US Soccer landscape and knows his English football history like a whip. I don’t really like his broadcast voice, but his interview skills are awesome despite this, and his writing is really excellent.

    Kartik, why are you leaving now, in a World Cup year, when NASL is not going to be playing in 2010? Best of luck, and of course you will be missed, but truthfully I do not understand.

    Richard Farley is a good choice as a replacement host, Gaffer. Well done.

    1. We have nine NASL teams competing in the USSF D2 this season. So from the league perspective, now is the time to be building the brand and laying the foundation to make 2011 a spectacular league launch.

      I will be contributing to EPL Talk as the release states and the Gaffer’s article during the World Cup.

  3. Best wishes to Kartik.

    I am glad to hear that Richard Farley is taking over the job. He has done an awesome job hosting the Russian Football Now podcast, which I follow religiously. Best of luck!

  4. Congratulations to Kartik. I’ve enjoyed your work on the two blogs and the podcasts, and I wish you every success with the NASL.

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