Listen to the World Soccer Talk Podcast review of the Premier League weekend (gameweek 17) »

MON, 12PM ET
JUV5
NAP6
MON, 3PM ET
STO0
CHE1
FRI, 7:45AM ET
CHE
WHU
FRI, 10AM ET
MUFC
NUFC
FRI, 10AM ET
BUR
LIV
FRI, 10AM ET
WBA
MCFC

Commentators Named for Opening Weekend of Premier League Matches

brian moore commentator Commentators Named for Opening Weekend of Premier League Matches

Well, this was a pleasant surprise. For the first time in my 36 years of covering English football, I came across a listing of who the commentators will be for this weekend’s round of top flight soccer.

Never before, as far as I know, has a list like this been made available ahead of the Premier League games — at least not publicly. The details are kept so secretive that there are message forums that try to guess what commentators will be doing which matches.

All of the matches will feature TWI/IMG commentators (i.e. the international or world feed) except for Swansea-Man United and Chelsea-Hull. Those two matches will feature NBC’s own commentary team.

Compliments to NBC for releasing this information ahead of time. Here’s the list of commentators for this weekend’s matches:

Saturday, August 17:

7:45am  Liverpool vs Stoke, NBC Sports Network — commentary by Alan Parry and Efan Ekoku

10am  Arsenal vs Aston Villa, NBC Sports Network — commentary by Gary Weaver and Davie Provan

10am  Norwich vs Everton, Premier League Extra Time — commentary by Tony Jones and Tony Gale

10am  Sunderland vs Fulham, Premier League Extra Time — commentary by David Stowell and Barry Horne

10am  West Brom vs Southampton, Premier League Extra Time — commentary by Gary Taphouse and Dean Sturridge

10am  West Ham vs Cardiff, Premier League Extra Time — commentary by Joe Speight and Trevor Francis

12:30pm  Swansea vs Man Utd, NBC and mun2 — commentary by Arlo White and Lee Dixon

Sunday, August 18:

8:30am  Crystal Palace vs Tottenham, NBC Sports Network — commentary by Peter Drury and Clive Allen

11am  Chelsea vs Hull, NBC Sports Network — commentary by Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux


This entry was posted in Leagues: EPL, NBC. Bookmark the permalink.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
View all posts by Christopher Harris →