EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 23
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 23

Well, Happy New Year everyone.  The festive fixtures came fast and furious, I was traveling, and while I posted the viewing times throughout, I had no time for comments.  So I’m back with both for Gameweek 23, which are the 10 reverse fixtures from Halloween weekend.  Only 15 more of […]

New Year's Week Viewing Guide Gameweeks 21 & 22
New Year's Week Viewing Guide Gameweeks 21 & 22

Happy New Year to all EPL lovers.  I’ve written this weekly column from some interesting spots.  This time from soccer-mad Mexico with an extremely dodgy internet connection.  So no time for text per game, just the facts and the ratings.  ESPN takes its outstanding production to the Hawthorns this week […]

EPL Festive Week Viewing Guide, Gameweeks 19 and 20
EPL Festive Week Viewing Guide, Gameweeks 19 and 20

Well, so much for my last post!  A lot of effort and we ended up with 3 of 10 matches!!  One lesson we learned, and it was a good one, is that Fox will be quick to make adjustments to their schedule when games are canceled.  So I’ve heard for […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 18
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 18

8 games of prelude in this penultimate gameweek of the first go-round, and then the BIG ONE.  Clear your Sunday morning schedules because Chelsea-United is one you need to watch live!  From the 4 live 10 am matches, Fox picked Arsenal for the Channel, and Newcastle for Plus, while the […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 17
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 17

In American college football they call it Rivalry Week.  Well, we don’t get all of the traditional rivals this weekend, but we sure do get many.  My stars are flying out like Christmas gifts.  The 4 Birmingham/West Midlands teams square off on Saturday and Sunday, Bolton face neighboring Blackburn, there’s […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 16
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 16

Fox & ESPN made the right choices this week, though you could argue that ESPN might have gone for the potentially more exciting Man City v Bolton match, or the London derby, but they went with the champions, home to Everton.  Remember, record that match and watch it last if […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 15
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 15

Hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving. Too bad there’s no real football on Turkey Day. Not sure why, but fewer delayed matches this week means we only get 8 of the 10 for the first time this season on broadcast television (all 10 of course available if you have espn3.com & foxsoccer.tv). […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 14
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 14

The first match is the must-see match this week: the North London derby. It includes the team most hungry for a trophy against the best player in the world right now, Gareth Bale. Yes, I said it. Week in, week out, he’s matching Messi and Cristiano for that spot! And a word about […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 13
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 13

Well, perhaps I’m just really disappointed by the lack of action and goals in the Manchester Derby, but I’m in a foul mood, and am going to be very parsimonious in handing out the stars this week. No 4-star matches. The picks of the week are probably United visiting Villa […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 11 and 12
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 11 and 12

We have our first mid-week contests coming up, so I think the approach I’m going to take this season is to list all 20 matches for the week ahead, rather than 2 separate guides, so take a deep breath, and here goes. If there is one match all year I […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 10
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 10

What a weekend we have ahead!  Three big derbies, plus two Champions League sides facing off in the Saturday tea-time match at Old Trafford. First, please note that in Europe they move their clocks back this Sunday morning, whereas we in America wait an extra week.  So the matches this Sunday, […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide: Gameweek 9
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide: Gameweek 9

Eighty games in the books, a cool 300 to go! The 81st and 90th look like the best this weekend with ESPN2 back with Everton visiting a loud White Hart Lane for the early Saturday kickoff. Can Spurs provide 10 additional men to join superstar Gareth Bale? And the one […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 8
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 8

Does anybody enjoy the international break? Especially after horrendous US and England matches Tuesday, I’m glad to have our beloved EPL back. The 4-star match is, of course, the Liverpool derby, and it’s a bottom-of-the-table 6-pointer to boot! Sorry, West Coasters, you simply have to get up early for that […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide: Gameweek 7
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide: Gameweek 7

Wow, what a weekend Gameweek 6 was. The four Champions League sides really struggled, producing a single point amongst them, and Liverpool, even benefiting from a gift goal, could not win at Anfield. (Five demerits to me for not mentioning the exploding balloon match). I doubt any 27-year olds will […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide: Gameweek 6
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide: Gameweek 6

Last week’s 4-star match certainly lived up to its billing! And do we already have the goal of the season from Berbatov, just 5 matches in? This weekend leads off with a fantastic 4-star match, Man City v Chelsea. Ancelotti’s team finally face a stiffer test, after their Wednesday exit […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 5
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 5

A four-star game is back, and I suppose Manchester United v Liverpool will always be a four-star match, no matter what troubles one team or the other are having. I know the debate will start anew regarding why this match is on Fox Soccer Plus, or how well the FoxSoccer.tv […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 4
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 4

Once again, all 10 matches are available on television in the US, once again 6 live and 4 delayed. Note the date change on Everton-United; the channels remain the same. I do enjoy getting those early morning matches on Saturdays. **** Must-see. Cancel all other activities. Do not even DVR […]

EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 3
EPL Weekend Viewing Guide, Gameweek 3

Granted I haven’t been writing this column for years, but for the first time in my tenure, there simply isn’t a 4-star drop-everything match. So enjoy the late summer fine weather, hang out at the beach or lake or your local soccer field. Queue up the DVR as there are […]