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Author Archives: Richard Farley

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

Posted on by Richard Farley

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

Posted on by Richard Farley

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

Where To Go When Our Crude Tools Can’t Capture Carlo’s Trequartista

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Numeric annotation of formations was on my mind before I started firing off emails late last year. Even before I got his response, I’d seen Michael Cox’s thoughts on the practice, the Zonal Marking owner giving his views to Tom … Continue reading

Who Needs A Schedule When We Can Have Charlie: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

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It’s early February and there’s still no schedule, and while February came last year without our list of matches, this year, first kick is much closer. Without a schedule (because we are down one television deal), my co-host Christopher Riordan … Continue reading

Who Needs A Schedule When We Can Have Charlie: Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

Posted on by Richard Farley

It’s early February and there’s still no schedule, and while February came last year without our list of matches, this year, first kick is much closer. Without a schedule (because we are down one television deal), my co-host Christopher Riordan … Continue reading

But What About Carlo (Weekend Review Show): EPL Talk Podcast

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On a historic weekend of football in the English Premier League – one that saw a record number of Saturday goals, Manchester United’s first loss of the season, and a memorable capitulation from Arsenal – the story was Kenny Dalglish; … Continue reading

EPL Talk Podcast Live Show, Open Thread: Special Super Bowl Time (One Hour Early)

Posted on by Richard Farley

For many of you, it’s Super Bowl Sunday, so we’re moving the show up one hour giving you a slightly larger gap between show and Bowl. For myself, Laurence McKenna and Kartik Krishnaiyer, it was Chelsea-Liverpool Sunday, with Kenny Dalglish … Continue reading

Considering Escalating Levels of Lunacy (Mid-Week, Transfer Window Review, Weekend Preview): EPL Talk Podcast

Posted on by Richard Farley

Only one of the league’s top five stumbled mid-week, with Manchester City being drawn at St. Andrew’s, though Tuesday and Wednesday’s matches were overshadowed slightly by Wednesday’s news, when the best right back in Premier League history announced his retirement. … Continue reading