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English Premier League Weekend Preview (Mid-Week Review): EPL Talk Podcast

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England was perfect in Champions League, fit to be tied in Europa League, but with the mid-week action behind us, it’s time to look forward to the weekend’s fixtures, with Arsenal’s trip to Chelsea highlighting the seventh match day’s schedule. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, I am joined by Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna to look back at mid-week, forward to the weekend of football.

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5 Responses to English Premier League Weekend Preview (Mid-Week Review): EPL Talk Podcast

  1. gc says:

    I started listening to EPL Talk in the World Cup and loved it. I’ve tried to keep up with the Premier league season. I just have one comment: Lawrence — you’re a nice guy and you seem to be passionate about football/soccer. I just wish you would try to keep your comments a little shorter and more focused. Here’s an example from today’s podcast, about Manchester United’s away win in Valencia. I’ve transcribed it pretty much word-for-word: it takes up 30 seconds of podcast time, and its content is basically zero. This is a bit cruel, and I apologize, but I think you guys make a good team, I have a very limited amount of time I can devote to listening to podcasts, and I would love it if you could get things a bit tighter. Cheers.

    “Chicharito is the kind of player that can come on and play the kind of football that I think Sir Alex wants to play, … and get the kind of goals that I think he also wants to get, and, if anything I think that that’s the good thing about Manchester United at the moment is that there is more of a quiet confidence about the team than the outgoing kind of personalities that we’re used to seeing. I don’t think that they’re being an awfully noisy club at the moment and … in many ways that’s very healthy for the stage that they’re at with rebuilding their side, and it’s certainly doing them a lot of favors. … Results like this are, you know, essentially a really good thing to get in Europe…even if the other team didn’t approach you the way that you expected.”

    • Laurence says:

      Hi gc,

      Thanks for your comment. You clearly took your time over this…

      Point taken and criticism gratefully received. I disagree that the content of that extract is zero but the point stands.

      Thanks again

      • gc says:

        I appreciate you taking this comment in good spirit, and I apologize for misspelling your name!

        Cheers,

        GC

      • gc says:

        OK: you’re right: it’s not true that the “content is basically zero”, and I was wrong to use that exaggeration.

        My point of view is that I hardly ever get to watch a match these days, and I basically rely on podcasts like yours to know what’s going on. I really value commentary that gives me more description of what actually happened in the game.

        Thanks again for responding to my rather ill-tempered post :)

  2. John says:

    Hi guys, I enjoy listening to the podcasts, and appreciate the intelligent football discussion.

    However, as a Liverpool fan, I feel not much has been said about Hodgson’s tactics.

    I think Hodgson is out depth at a big club. And his tactics reflect that. Liverpool are tactically set up to play like away underdogs in every game.

    They defend deep, narrow with two banks of four. And they don’t press teams as they did in the Benitez days. Other teams are pressing Liverpool.

    Even in defeats to lesser sides under Benitez, in his worst season, with an injury crisis, I always thought they at least dominated in those matches.

    I mean, sitting back and getting outplayed against Sunderland at home? That would never happen under Benitez.

    Hangeland said, under Roy, Fulham would concede space and let teams play. And now this is happening at Liverpool.
    http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_6332060,00.html

    I just did a chalkboard of Liverpool performance vs Sunderland at home this season, compared to the same game last season. The chalkboards show Sunderlands passing stats in each game and it shows the deep defensive line and lack of pressing under Roy, that allows other teams to play. http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/chalkboards/F3j5kHOr8ZtjV7UmY44g

    I think Liverpool are set up like Hodgson’s Fulham. Fulham under Roy, despite defending deep and conceding possession, they built attacks through Zamoras hold up play. Liverpool don’t have a hold up man, and Torres doesn’t look too happy to take on that role.

    Anyways, I think this should be a talking point. Can Roy cut it at Liverpool?
    I hope I’m wrong about Hodgson, he’s a likeable man, but my concern is based on his 30 year old unchanged philosophy, which I doubt works at the top level in 2010.

    Regards,
    John, a concern Liverpool fan.

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England was perfect in Champions League, fit to be tied in Europa League, but with the mid-week action behind us, it’s time to look forward to the weekend’s fixtures, with Arsenal’s trip to Chelsea highlighting the seventh match day’s schedule. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, I am joined by Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna to look back at mid-week, forward to the weekend of football.

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