Author Archives: Laurence McKenna

What Storm? (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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If the weather is anything to go by then it is simple: predict storm – weather it. Feel good about it not being so bad. Plenty of managers might agree with that this weekend as they feel that things could … Continue reading

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World Cup Seeding, EPL Players of the Future & Playoffs In Soccer (This Week In Soccer)

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In the tenth episode of This Week In Soccer, the topics discussed are (1) Which footballers will carry the next decade of Premier League football? (2) The pluses and minuses of playoffs in soccer — discussing their role in promotion, relegation … Continue reading

Former Referee Mark Halsey Exposes Inefficiencies in Premier League Where Refs Work Under the Fear Factor: Exclusive Interview

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This week’s guest on our weekly Voices Of Soccer interview show is former Premier League referee Mark Halsey who has published a book authored by writer and journalist Ian Ridley entitled Added Time: Surviving Cancer, Death Threats and the Premier League. … Continue reading

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Press ‘A’ To Shoot: Episode 3

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Press A To Shoot is back! Albeit down a man but that’s why we have an academy. Kris Heneage joins Morgan Green this week and shares his views on the history of FIFA vs. PES. We discuss FIFA Ultimate Team … Continue reading

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Like a Zoo! (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Some strange actions in the Premier League this weekend, made even more bizarre by the reactions to them. To discuss this, the panel take a look at the best and worst of the action. Credit to Wenger? Credit to his … Continue reading

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Sid Lowe Interview (Voices Of Soccer)

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Journalist Sid Lowe has just published a brand-new book entitled Fear And Loathing In La Liga, Barcelona vs Real Madrid. We had the distinct pleasure of spending time with him, to discuss the book in great detail, as well as … Continue reading

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Bordering on Borders (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Borders don’t matter anymore do they? Or do they? The pod can’t decide if they like the border protection policy of the English or if everyone involved in the situation is a complete hypocrite for even wanting to define foreign … Continue reading

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Jermain Defoe Interview (Voices Of Soccer)

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World Soccer Talk had the pleasure of interviewing Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe regarding topics that are often ignored or overlooked by mainstream media – his role in charity work, his foundation where he helps underprivileged kids in St Lucia, … Continue reading

North/South (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Why always the divide? Geography seems to play so much of a part in football perception this season. Maybe that is why the perception of sides seems to swing so much in the media and public forum. So, who benefits … Continue reading

Moyes At Man United, Grass vs Turf and Qatar World Cup 2022 (This Week In Soccer)

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In the seventh episode of This Week In Soccer, the panel discuss three important topics: (1) What’s a reasonable expectation for David Moyes’s first season at United?, (2) To what extent is soccer just SUPPOSED to be played on grass? and (3) … Continue reading

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Matt and Morgan Review FIFA 14 (Press A To Shoot)

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It’s back! Though we’re not entirely sure how, Press A To Shoot is back with a scintillating review of FIFA 14. Morgan and Matt discuss the pros and cons of the new FIFA including Manager Mode, the various online modes … Continue reading

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David Peace Interview, Author of ‘Red Or Dead’ (Voices Of Soccer)

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David Peace is our guest on this week’s episode of Voices Of Soccer. The author discusses his latest book, “Red Or Dead,” which details Bill Shankly’s period as manager of Liverpool football club from his appointment in 1959 to his … Continue reading

Mid-land Crisis (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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If there was a surprise weekend of the season this might be it so far. We might need a scale for surprise, because actually this wasn’t as surprising as we wanted it to be. Maybe showing the quality of the … Continue reading

New Managers, Negativity in Sports and League Transparency (This Week In Soccer)

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In the sixth episode of This Week In Soccer, we tackle three topics — namely (1) To what extent should new managers adapt their style to inherited personnel? (2) What place does negativity have in healthy coverage of sport?” and (3) … Continue reading

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Interview With Tottenham Legend Ledley King (Voices Of Soccer)

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We’re proud to bring you our exclusive interview with Tottenham legend and former captain Ledley King. The autobiography, entitled King: My Autobiography, was published this month. King discusses why he decided to publish his autobiography, how he dealt with injury … Continue reading

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Turbulence (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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Fast and furious. That was just Paulo. As Sunderland become the first team of the season to sack their manager, the pod take a look at where Sunderland can go from here. Who would you like to see as Sunderland … Continue reading

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Welcome Back! (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

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International break over, so it’s good to have your company again. In fact, the league has been preparing for you. Managers making adjustments, closing windows and working out where things fit best. Some have worked it out, others are clearly … Continue reading

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Transfer Madness, Shirt Sales and Relationships Between Clubs & National Teams (This Week In Soccer)

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In the fourth episode of This Week In Soccer, we welcome guest Bobby McMahon to discuss three hot topics: transfer madness, the importance of shirt sales in transfers, and whether national teams have an obligation to allow clubs to request limitations … Continue reading

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