The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson is best known for his knowledge of Eastern European football and his tactical and formation analysis. On this episode of the EPL Talk podcast, the author of Behind the Curtain and Inverting the Pyramid joins us to talk about his writing, the prospects for Eastern European sides in the World Cup, and the impending travels of former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink.
The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson is best known for his knowledge of Eastern European football as well as his tactical and formation analysis. On this episode of the EPL Talk podcast, the author of Sunderland: A Club Transformed (uk, us), Behind the Curtain (uk, us), Inverting the Pyramid (uk, us) joins us to talk about his writing, the prospects for Eastern European sides in the World Cup, and the impending travels of former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink.
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As we reported last night, FOX Sports has acquired the US English-language TV rights to Copa America Centenario, which will be played in stadiums throughout the United States this summer. FOX Sports is planning on televising all 32 matches live across 10 venues nationwide from June 3 to June 26, […]
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