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Red Letter Day (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

Gameweek 9 of the English Premier League had plenty of talking points, particularly about Sunday’s matches, which were quite a Red Letter Day. Torres and Ivanovic being sent off, Luis Suarez diving in front of David Moyes, and one English referee — Mark Clattenburg.

Filling you in on all of the weekend’s action and talking points are Morgan Green, Kristan Heneage and Matt Duncan. Laurence McKenna is away on assignment.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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6 Responses to Red Letter Day (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

  1. Dust says:

    A recent addition to NFL procedure is that after a touchdown has been scored, instant video replay is used to ensure if was legit.

    I see absolutely no reason that for goals, and goals alone, that a 5th official replays video for 20 seconds while the team celebrates to confirm weather or not it is a legitimate goal. If it is obviously a goal it will be instantaneous. if it isn’t like arsenal and Man Utd examples this weekend then the right call is made.

    There is NO sensible argument to dispute these facts. This is a no brainer.

    With the evolving popularity of the BPL I wonder why with bigger sponsorships the BPL couldn’t just tell FIFA and UEFA to go jump in a lake, as we are doing this.

    Aside from the European nights and joy of playing European teams why not do that. The money from the new deal makes the champions league paydays look like peanuts.

    Surely the other big clubs in Europe concur with this usage of video replay.

    There is an incomprehensible vacuum of leadership @ these governing bodies. The NFL has a far better record of backing up what it says as well as embracing technology. Yes the game sucks compared to football IMO but still, zero bounty hunting policy, zero cheating policy, its all positive stuff that does protect the integrity of the game.

    Meanwhile the fa and uefa treat racism like a toddlers tantrumn, Italy continues to not stamp out match fixing, laliga has Suitcases, and UEFA is fine with allowing human error dictate the financial fate of clubs.

    BPL clubs Playing against European clubs is huge for both so why not use the financial independence if these clubs to lead just do it!

    @dust_particle

    COYS

    • Morgan Green says:

      I’d like to see them do a set up like what the NHL had. Have a replay station off site at the home office and radio the 4th or 5th official the call on yay or nay. That would help take away any possible crowd influence that some people fear happens with such decisions.

  2. IanCransonsKnees says:

    No mention of the witch hunt against Steven Fletcher after he broke Marc Wilson’s leg going in for a challenge together?

    That’ll be because there isn’t one as we don’t act like spoilt mardarses over what can happen in a game of football. Shame you couldn’t highlight that.

  3. Kris Heneage says:

    Hi ICK,

    I saw the tackle at the time, but decided to re-watch just to double check the validity of my opinion.

    In truth, I think the issue is if we use the Shawcross-Ramsey tackle as an example, you can see why the leg was broken, the force emanating from the defender’s foot.

    I honestly can’t see what Fletcher has done I think he’s looking to shield the ball and doesn’t see Wilson come round the side.

    I think the way Wilson falls doesn’t help him either, his landing looked quite awkward – essentially what I’m saying is: perhaps people aren’t singling Fletcher out for a ‘witch hunt’ because this looks quite innocuous.

    Hugely unfortunate of course, but not as defined in terms of aggressor or cause.

    What I will say is though, Andy Wilkinson, a player who himself has skirted the lines of forceful and dirty, deserves credit for the way he reacted to a fairly hefty challenge from Craig Gardner. I can think of a few players that would have chose that opportunity to get angry.

    • IanCransonsKnees says:

      Innocuous or not they would still have used the opportunity to act like a bunch of pricks.

      Nice to see you noticed Wilko bounce up, how come Torres couldn’t react like that?

      To add to this about Wilson Stoke have offered him a new contract despite the injury just as they signed Delap on a 3 year deal after he’d had his leg broken whilst on loan. But then again we’re an awful club who deserve relegation because we don’t roll over for the bloated teams that have lived off Sky’s millions for years.

  4. Kris Heneage says:

    Haha, Ian I sense you have certain issues with the perception of your side?

    Regardless of the playing style, I’d love to know what you think of Tony Pulis spending? Do you think he could have been more astute in the market? Or did he have to buy the way he did until Stoke became established in the league?

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