Using The Full Squad (Mid-Week Review, Weekend Preview): EPL Talk Podcast
Using The Full Squad (Mid-Week Review, Weekend Preview): EPL Talk Podcast

The English Premier League put two more clubs through to the quarterfinals of UEFA Champions League, with mid-week action seeing Manchester United and Chelsea qualify for the final eight. They join Tottenham Hotspur, who beat Milan last week, by sending Marseille and Copenhagen home. On this edition of the EPL […]

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

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 them with one win in their last 11 meetings with […]

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

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 beat a patchwork United side on Saturday. As downtrodden as […]

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

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. Which teams do we see playing those final matches to […]

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

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. Which teams do we see playing those final matches to […]

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

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 in a row, Arsenal’s Champions League met its end in […]

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

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, myself, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna talk about the Red […]

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

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 snaps a three-match losing streak to United, beating the Red […]

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

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 in Premier League years, how long is nine, because that’s […]

Any Given Sunday (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast
Any Given Sunday (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast

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 to a 2-1 win over the Gunners and the Carling […]

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

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 in the club’s history. For the Gunners, it’s a bitter […]

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

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 there’s still debate as to which situation is preferred. José […]

FA Cup Break (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast
FA Cup Break (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast

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 to address. On this weekend’s edition of the show, Kartik […]

Two Horse Race (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast
Two Horse Race (Weekend Review): EPL Talk Podcast

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 Saturday’s big match, one that keeps United five points clear […]