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EPL Talk Podcast: Michael Sheen and The Damned United


Episode 140 of the EPL Talk Podcast features an interview with Michael Sheen, the star of The Damned United, the new motion picture about the life of Brian Clough.

The podcast episode also features a discussion with EPL Talk correspondent Eric Altshule who gives a mini-review of the film. Plus, he describes what it was like meeting and interviewing Sheen.

Listen to the interview now.

This episode is a special one for another reason, too. It marks the first episode of the NOW DAILY EPL Talk Podcast. Yes, beginning today, we’re going to test going daily, so over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to hear interviews with some of the biggest names in football.

Coming up in the next couple of weeks includes interviews with Miles Jacobson from Football Manager, Eric Wynalda, David Rutter from EA’s FIFA 10, Phil Cornwell from The Spurs Show and many more.

In return for going daily, I’d like to ask for a favor. Please visit the EPL Talk Podcast page on iTunes and give us a rating and review so other football supporters can learn about the podcast.

Thanks in advance for your support, and I hope you enjoy the latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast.

Be sure not to miss a single episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, the only Premier League interview show on the Internet. We have a long list of high-profile guests scheduled over the next weeks each with their own fascinating stories to tell. Subscribe to the EPL Talk Podcast via iTunes or visit EPL Talk or the archives for the latest episodes.

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  1. Casey

    October 6, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Great news about the daily podcast, but is Kartik going to be hosting any podcasts??

    • The Gaffer

      October 6, 2009 at 6:56 am

      Yep, he’ll be hosting tomorrow’s podcast featuring an interview with the producer of FIFA 10. Kartik is on his way to India right now, so I’ve been stepping in for him the last couple of days.

      The Gaffer

  2. Shosh

    October 5, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Where are you located? Maybe it will come to you soon 🙂 Here’s the release date list… for now!

    • The Gaffer

      October 6, 2009 at 6:58 am

      Excellent. The film will be playing near me on October 30th! Thanks Shosh.

      The Gaffer

  3. randomsausage

    October 5, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Sheen’s great. Looking forward to the movie — Clough was a hero to me growing up….true working class hero. Our Mohammed Ali!

    • The Gaffer

      October 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm

      Same here. I have very vivid memories of watching Nottingham Forest beat Malmo in the final of the European Cup in 1979. I was only 9 at the time, but Cloughie was definitely a larger-than-life hero to me.

      I just hope that the soccer fans in NY and LA go to see the movie in droves to increase the likelihood of a nationwide release! I want to see this film in a local movie theatre!

      The Gaffer

      • randomsausage

        October 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm

        Trev Francis’ headed goal, classic cross from John Robertson. What was not to like?

        Well, if we don’t get the movie….we’ll wait for the DVD!

        “If God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, He’d have put grass up there.”

  4. eplnfl

    October 5, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Great podcast. Thanks for the interview Sheen. Think he is a great actor.

    Wonderful news that the podcast is now daily.

    • The Gaffer

      October 5, 2009 at 7:53 am

      Thanks Lou for the support. Each episode of the daily EPL Talk Podcast will be approximately 30 minutes — some around 45-60 mins. Definitely better than some of the 2 hour drivel out there ; )

      The Gaffer

      • John

        October 5, 2009 at 9:16 am

        Oh Gaffer, that’s not very impartial after all the ‘I support them’ nonsense you’ve been spouting, isn’t it?

        • The Gaffer

          October 5, 2009 at 9:29 am

          Good point, John, but it was said in a good natured and tongue-in-cheek manner (hence the smiley face).

          The Gaffer

      • eplnfl

        October 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

        30 to 45 mins is enough. The two hour ones are way to long. A hour maybe after some big events, such as an important derby or international match.

        • The Gaffer

          October 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm

          30-45 mins is the goal. Once in a while we may end up at the one hour mark, but it’ll be the exception to the rule. No worries. Thanks Lou.

          The Gaffer

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