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Author Archives: Richard Farley

The Heads Of The Packs (Season Preview, Part III): Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

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It’s the third and final part of the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast, where myself and co-host Christopher Riordan talk about the teams in each conference we see finishing in the top three. In both the Eastern and Western circuits … Continue reading

The Wrong Kind of Money (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast

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Manchesters City and United are slated to meet in the FA Cup semifinals after weekend victories over Reading and Arsenal, with the Royals putting up the better fight. The Gunners were unable to get past a patchwork United side, leaving … Continue reading

EPL Talk Podcast Live Show, Open Thread: FA Cup, Down To Four

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Wins by Manchester United and City have set up a derby in the FA Cup semifinals, though the story of the weekend will be the Gunners, who saw an exit to a third competition in two weeks in failing to … Continue reading

Talkin’ In The Play Ins: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

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In part two of our season preview, Christopher Riordan and myself take a few minutes to focus on the play-in, wild-card, preliminary, extra, new, another tier of playoffs – why not? – round of Major League Soccer’s postseason cup tournament. … Continue reading

Talkin’ In The Play Ins: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

Posted on by Richard Farley

In part two of our season preview, Christopher Riordan and myself take a few minutes to focus on the play-in, wild-card, preliminary, extra, new, another tier of playoffs – why not? – round of Major League Soccer’s postseason cup tournament. … Continue reading

Busacca’d!!! (Mid-Week Review, Weekend Preview): EPL Talk Podcast

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There were two English Premier League matches mid-week, but our main focus of attention was Champions League, where one North London club qualified for the quarterfinals while their rivals were sent home empty handed, jaw slacken. For the second year … Continue reading

Kuyt, Kuyt, Kuyt (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast

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Liverpool has snapped a three derby losing streak to Manchester United, with strong performances from Dirk Kuyt, Luis Suárez and Raúl Meireles leading the Reds to a 3-1 victory over their rivals. On this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast, … Continue reading

EPL Talk Podcast Live Show, Open Thread: North West Derby Day

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Manchester United has their first losing streak of the year, failing to show against Liverpool after their mid-week loss to Chelsea. But don’t disparage the Reds’ performances, particularly those of Luis Suárez, Raul Meireles, and hat-trick hero Dirk Kuyt. Liverpool … Continue reading

RSL Is Through, And Part One Of Our Preview: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

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Real Salt Lake became the first Major League Soccer team to reach the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, set to take on Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa after each time won mid-week. For RSL, their success comes at the expense of … Continue reading

Still Since 2002 (Mid-Week Review, Weekend Preview): EPL Talk Podcast

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If we learned anything in the wake of the Carling Cup Final, it’s that six weeks is a long time. At least, that’s what’s implied every time Arsenal’s silverware drought is evoked. But if six years really is so long … Continue reading

Any Given Sunday (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast

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Arsenal’s six year drought without silverware persists while a 48-year dry spell ends for Birmingham City on what announcers called the biggest day in the club’s history. On Sunday, Brum got an 89th minute goal from Obafemi Martins en route … Continue reading

EPL Talk Podcast Live Show, Open Thread: The League Cup Edition

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The first piece of silverware handed out in 2011 goes to Birmingham City, the Blues pulling the upset of Arsenal on Sunday, defeating the Gunners 2-1 in the League Cup final. For the Blues, it’s only the second major trophy … Continue reading

With No Forethought, Malicious Or Otherwise: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

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Major League Soccer is still a few weeks off, but Major League Soccer’s teams have started. Real Salt Lake got a result in Columbus against the Crew, but how much of an advantage do they have, taking a 0-0 back … Continue reading

The Preferred Side Of A Nil-Nil (Mid-Week Show): EPL Talk Podcast

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Which side of a nil-nil would you rather be on? It’s a serious question, because in Champions League, after one leg, it matters. Taking a 0-0 on the road has entirely different implications than coming back home with one. Yet … Continue reading

FA Cup Break (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast

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One of the virtues of being a league-focused show is being able to use the FA Cup weekends as a time to reset, take inventory of what’s happening around the league, and focus on topics we normally don’t have time … Continue reading

Of Dislocated Elbows and Relocated Fullbacks: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

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U.S. international Heath Pearce is on the move, headed to Chivas USA to fill Jonathan Bornstein’s shoes at fullback. Teal Bunbury’s picked up an elbow injury in preseason work, while we have a new set of rumors surrounding a potential … Continue reading

Two Horse Race (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast

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A spectacular Wayne Rooney goal capped a 2-1 Manchester United victory Saturday, but did the loss shove the Citizens out of the title race? On this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast, myself, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna talk about … Continue reading

If We’re Lucky, We’ll See A Goal, This Time (Weekend Preview): EPL Talk Podcast

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The weekend preview edition starts with Olympic Stadium news and the potential return of Chris Hughton, which I discuss with a special guest. Making his first appearance on the show is Kevin McCauley (manager of CartilageFreeCaptain.com, managing editor of WorldSoccerReader.com, … Continue reading