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Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 2

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The commentators for this weekend’s Premier League matches on US television and Internet via NBC Sports have been revealed.

Arsenal supporters will be “pleased” to know that expert co-commentator Stewart Robson will be announcing the Gunners game against Fulham on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, Arlo White returns to the commentary booth for the biggest matches on Saturday and Monday.

Here are the commentators for this weekend:

All times Eastern.

Saturday, August 24:

Fulham vs Arsenal, 7:45am, NBC Sports Network and mun2 — Richard Kaufman and Stewart Robson
Southampton vs Sunderland, 10am, NBC Sports Network — Joe Speight and Tony Gale
Everton vs West Bromwich Albion, 10am, Premier League Extra Time — Daniel Mann and Trevor Francis
Hull City vs Norwich City, 10am, Premier League Extra Time — David Stowell and Barry Horne
Newcastle vs West Ham United, 10am, Premier League Extra Time — Gary Taphouse and Davie Provan
Stoke City vs Crystal Palace, 10am, Premier League Extra Time — Jonathan Beck and Garry Birtles
Aston Villa vs Liverpool, 12:30pm, NBC — Arlo White and Lee Dixon

Sunday, August 25:

Cardiff City vs Manchester City, 11am, Premier League Extra Time — Jon Champion and Danny Mills
Tottenham Hotspur vs Swansea City, 11am, NBC Sports Network and mun2 — Tony Jones and Dean Sturridge

Monday, August 26:

Manchester United vs Chelsea, 3pm, NBC Sports Network — Arlo White and Graeme Le Saux.

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14 Responses to Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This Weekend: Gameweek 2

  1. Kobashi says:

    Bummer no Banyard, Drury, or Tyler this weekend. I’m hoping there will be some weekends when the biggest game is the early kickoff on Saturday so NBC will send Arlo to call that game and Banyard can call the late game which is the game he usually covers.

    I love that NBC provides the commentary assignments each round on Friday.

  2. sucka99 says:

    Any feedback about the Premier League News program on NBCSN? Produced by the league and seems to be a 30 minute version of Sky Sports News with reporters live at training grounds and in studio analysis by Iain Dowie (yikes).

    Seems pretty informative (Dowie notwithstanding) but of course I don’t know how stale it is when it was broadcast at 7am ET.

    • Christopher Harris says:

      I totally forgot to DVR it this morning. Drat! Did anyone else watch it?

      • Chris says:

        I did …it was great in my opinion. Kelly Cates was host. I never seen her in my life but heard her on the 606 football phone-in last week on Sunday. Was great to finally see her. I think it beats ESPNFC and FOX Soccer Daily. Although its only about the Premier League News it just seem like was better produced and informative and knowledgable. If that was a show about world football then it would for sure defeat ESPNFC overall.

  3. Top4 says:

    Brilliant. No Drury. No Pleat. Can enjoy every game.

    To the person who said ‘bummer’ cos of no Drury? Are you serious? He’s the most annoying football commentator ever. Bar none.

    Saints 4 Sunderland 0. You heard it hear first. Come on you Saints.

  4. Biff says:

    Looks like I’m watching Arsenal on mute.

  5. Pete Q says:

    Really looking forward to watching Southampton-Sunderland and Villa-Liverpool on Saturday.

    Southampton plays beautiful football and Lambert is on a roll. And Sunderland will get better as their new players get more games under their belts.

    And the Villa match…I just want to see if they’re for real. They’ve had some start to the season. Away to Arsenal and Chelsea. Now home to Liverpool. If they could walk away from these three matches with four or six points, it would be huge.

    • Pete Q says:

      …and I’ll have Palace-Stoke going on the laptop.

      Stoke at home is always good. The stadium will be rocking. Also hoping the best for Holloway and the Palace boys.

  6. Flyvanescence says:

    Any chance of Ian Darke showing up on the international feed?

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Unfortunately, no. He’s on BT’s feed, which NBC Sports hasn’t been using.

      • Kobashi says:

        Sir Ian while working for ESPN the past couple of seasons could still be heard on PLP programs like the preview/review shows and Premier League World in a voice over role.

        I haven’t caught the beginning of any of the PLP programs yet this season did they do new opens and music like they always seem to do when there is a new TV contract cycle?

  7. Deekay says:

    Can the commentators stick to commentary of the game and not drone on giving statistics going back many years, or discussing the contents of Alex Ferguson’s book!

    • Christopher Harris says:

      Stats, I’m fine with (as long as it’s not too many), but I’m so sick of hearing about Ferguson’s book. After all, it’s his second autobiography, and there seems to be little news or insights of real relevance in the new book thus far.

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