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Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This New Year’s Day: Gameweek 20

nbc epl1 Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This New Years Day: Gameweek 20

The commentators have been announced for the New Year’s Day Premier League matches on US television.

Wednesday, January 1:

Swansea City vs Manchester City, 7:45am, NBC Sports Network; Steve Banyard & Clive Allen
Southampton vs Chelsea, 10am, NBCSN; Peter Drury & Efan Ekoku
Arsenal vs Cardiff, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Gary Taphouse & Trevor Francis
Crystal Palace vs Norwich, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Joe Speight & Terry Gibson
Fulham vs West Ham, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Tony Jones & Tony Gale
Liverpool vs Hull, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Gary Weaver & Dean Sturridge
Stoke vs Everton, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Phil Blacker & Barry Horne
Sunderland vs Aston Villa, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Kevin Keatings & Davie Provan
West Brom vs Newcastle, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Ian Crocker & Ray Houghton
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur, 12:30pm, NBCSN; Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux

What are your thoughts on the selection of commentators this weekend? Let us know in the comments section below.

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17 Responses to Commentators for NBC’s Premier League Matches This New Year’s Day: Gameweek 20

  1. abdirahman says:

    sorry. Gaffer. who is doing m.u vs spurs on world feed?

  2. Tony Butterworth says:

    I really like the Arlo White & Graeme Le Saux combination.

    This last weekend reminded me of how much I cannot stand Steward Robson. He just gets an idea/agenda and pushes it for the whole game.

  3. BigChet says:

    Can someone tell me which channel the Fulham v. West Ham game is on Directv on 1/1? It’s not listed in the 490 channel group. Seems all games are available on Directv except for this one. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    • jennifer says:

      You can try the gamefinder link and see if it is updated. In my region west ham/ful and cp/nor matches are Live Extra only. (I have twc and they only stream 5 matches max so Boxing Day and tomorrow we cannot access two 10am matches ).

    • Saints Fan says:

      There’s already been some games this year that haven’t been available on TV (when 7 or more have been on at the time).

      There’s 8 today at 3pm UK time. Palace v Norwich & Fulham v West Ham are the games sacrificed today. Both will be available live online at NBC Sports Extra.

      Saints v Villa wasn’t on TV the other week so couldn’t record it. This sucked but it’s no real reason to slag off the NBC coverage. Overall it is second to none. Would be nice to have extra Extra channels though!

      • Christopher Harris says:

        It depends on your TV provider. NBC offers all Premier League Extra Time matches to TV providers, but it’s up to the TV providers whether they show all of them (or have the bandwidth to do so).

  4. San Fransiscan says:

    Arlo Arlo Arlo, getting sick of him.

    • Cantona says:

      He does tend to talk.. A LOT.. He needs to let the game breathe more..

      Le Saux saves him.. That said.. He doesn’t detract from my viewing experience ala the Fox pretenders.


    • scrumper says:

      Neither of them have an opinion. They are both a little too Teflon for me. Le Saux always sounds like a schoolteacher explaining the game to young boys. Lee Dixon is great when he gets the chance and makes it palatable.

      Glad to see no “Mr. I know more than anyone else” Gary O’Reilly this week. Drives me up the wall when he starts contradicting the commentator with his nauseating “see I told you so” nonsense.

      Stewart Robson, Trevor Francis, Chris Waddle and Dean Sturridge are great at reading the game. Would love to hear Chris Kamara in the booth for some real acid.

      • rory says:

        Arlo forgets that he’s not on Radio 5Live anymore and doesn’t have to describe every moment of play. He also thinks he has to educate football newbies with long winded descriptions of aspects of the game – well maybe his bosses tell him to do that

  5. abdirahman says:

    I really hate the formula saying every big game in epl is one commentator.that is not fair! And it is boring really.isn’t it? To listen one man every big game.

  6. Saints Fan says:

    Sometimes these listings are wrong. PLEASE be wrong today!

    Peter Drury for the Saints’ game? Get ready for 90 mins of patronizing bs with his tongue firmly up the so-called big team… A truly awful commentator.

    Ho hum. Better than nothing. COYS.

  7. abdirahman says:

    peter drury is not either good or bad.better than ian darke .gary tephouse.ian crocker.alan parry.martin fisher.tony jones. These ones are better him. Martin tyler.gary weaver.jon champion.. Today he was wonderfull along side effan ekouku. Listned him all the match.

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