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Billy Beane interview: His love for soccer

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Billy Beane may be the general manager of Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics, but as my discussion with the former major leaguer shows, a large part of his sporting heart lies in the footballing world.

On this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast, Beane joins me to talk about his favorite club, Tottenham Hotspur, his path to football fandom, and the analogs between baseball and football – particularly as it concerns the current trends in football performance analysis.

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  1. SanJoseQuakes

    April 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    GREAT interview. Awesome job. Billy Beane rules.

  2. Erich B.

    April 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Phenomenal interview. I try to listen to the EPL Talk podcast everyday, and this by far was my favorite yet.

    He really knew his stuff.

    Could really relate to him on many of his observations/answers, as I also was an American kid who did not grow up playing soccer, but have really come to be passionate about it.

    Keep up the great work.

  3. eplnfl

    April 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

    This was excellent. Beane is an important figure in sports from a global perspective. A great guest and a top notch interview.

  4. a;lskdjfldjf

    April 29, 2010 at 10:03 am

    This was great, but it should have been an MLS Talk podcast. Beane is an Earthquakes executive!!!

    I thought I read recently that Beane was an Arsenal fan? Where did I read him saying how much he liked Arshavin and Arsene Wenger?

  5. Martin

    April 29, 2010 at 9:36 am

    I never knew any of this about Billy Beane. Thanks!!

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Billy Beane interview

Hear our Billy Beane interview to learn how the baseball legend is also a massive soccer fan.

Billy Beane may have been the general manager of Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics, but my discussion with him shows that a large part of his sporting heart lies in the footballing world.

On this edition of the podcast, Beane joins Richard Farley to talk about his favorite club, Tottenham Hotspur, his path to soccer fandom, and the analogies between baseball and soccer – particularly is it concerns the current trends in soccer performance analysis.

SEE MORE: Read our exclusive interview with Chelsea and England legend John Terry

Recorded in 2010, the Billy Beane interview stands the test of time. In the period after the interview was conducted, Billy Beane was hired by Dutch club AZ Alkmaar as an advisor in 2015. Then in 2017, Billy Beane became part of a consortium led by Ligue 1 club Nice owner Chinese/American businessman Chien Lee to purchase Barnsley Football Club in the English Championship division.

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  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
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  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
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