Weekend Preview Show: EPL Talk Podcast

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Can Spurs finish their run against the table’s top three with a win at Old Trafford? And will rival Arsenal do Tottenham a favor against City on Saturday? To discuss these key match-ups as well as Thursday’s Europa League results, I was joined by the review team – Laurence McKenna and Kartik Krishnaiyer – to play new, preview roles on this Friday podcast.

Question of the Week

On today’s show, I bemoan the format of the UEFA tournaments, a format that uses two-legged ties to decide match-ups on the knock-out rounds. As we saw on Thursday, the format gives the away team in the first leg the incentive to conservatively, trying to get back to their home ground of a second leg, where their opponent will not have the luxury of playing for the next match.

But any complaint about the two-leg format carries an implicit question, one we pose to you: What would be a good alternative to the two-legged tie?

Give us your idea as to how clubs could otherwise settle these match-ups, and in the process, give us something to talk about on Monday’s review show. The most interesting ideas will be fodder for the Review Show’s panel.

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One Response to Weekend Preview Show: EPL Talk Podcast

  1. Tobin says:

    I don’t think that Spurs will ‘finish off the run’. The difference is this game is at Old Trafford. Even an out of form Man U will probably pull something out of the hat to keep the heat on Chelsea.

    As for the two legged ties, I do like them. Yes, at times the first leg is lackluster. But only at times. Was Barca at Inter boring? Man U at Bayern last round? This is a bad year to advocate changing the format as both the Europa league and Champions league have been compelling. Plus the first leg invariably sets the stage for the return leg.

    See the 2005-06 tourney for a valid argument about changing the format, both semi finals and two quarter final first legs finished 0-0. Plus, what is the alternative? Each team’s fans deserve a home game. Seeing the show that Bayern’s fan put on before the game versus Lyon was worth sitting through what could have been a lax first leg. http://bit.ly/chhsvo

    Great show, keep up the good work.

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Weekend Preview Show: EPL Talk Podcast

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Can Spurs finish their run against the table’s top three with a win at Old Trafford? And will rival Arsenal do Tottenham a favor against City on Saturday? To discuss these key match-ups as well as Thursday’s Europa League results, I was joined by the review team – Laurence McKenna and Kartik Krishnaiyer – to play new, preview roles on this Friday podcast.

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