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How Did You Discover EPL Talk?

EPL Talk reader Dave C posted an excellent suggestion the other day in ideas for articles as part of EPL Talk’s Readers Choice Month where we’re allowing readers to suggest story ideas. He was curious to know how you found EPL Talk in the first place. Was it a recommendation by a friend? A link on Twitter? Did you find us through the podcast? Or, it could be one of hundreds or thousands of other ways.

Take a couple of minutes and share your story below of how you found us. And thanks in advance for sharing your story.

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  1. The Gaffer

    November 20, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Thanks everyone for your stories about how you found EPL Talk. This has been very helpful. Much appreciated.

    The Gaffer

  2. Davide

    November 18, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I started looking for a blog about the premier league and I found this great site (I’m Italian and I sympathize strongly Man Utd)

  3. Lurks.a.lot

    November 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Google search for EPL blogs.

  4. Cory

    November 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I randomly searched for ‘EPL’ on twitter and EPLTalk popped up. Began following a while ago, and along with Stitcher on the iPod keep up with the podcast. You guys put forth better coverage than anything in the States and anything I’ve yet to find from overseas.

  5. Joey Mann

    November 16, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I discovered EPL talk while on the website A link that site posted about a team’s new kit (I can’t remember which team) brought me to this site, and I’ve loved it ever since.

  6. Redmenace

    November 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I’m a big Yankees fan and when the YES Network ( Yankees tv station) debuted they had a deal in place with MUTV to show replays and highlites. I became an instant Manchester United supporter. Then on a trip to Dublin,Ireland my fanship was cemented by watching non stop EPL games with the friends I was staying with who were huge Liverpool supporters. It was non stop trash talk the whole trip and ive been following Manchester United with a religious ferver ever since!!!

  7. Q

    November 16, 2010 at 10:21 am

    giggity giggity google

  8. fan

    November 16, 2010 at 10:08 am

    A site is use to discover trending topics. I highly recommend

  9. Dave C

    November 16, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Firstly, thanks for the credit! Secondly, the Dave C above (internet viewing) is not me – beware of cheap imitations 😉

    Personally, I stumbled across this website by chance. I read (but never post on) the BBC’s message boards for my team (Hull City) on fairly regular basis to keep up to date with what’s going on. At the back end of last season, when Jozy Altidore got sent off for headbutting someone, somebody posted a link saying “check out what the yanks are saying about their boy Jozy,” with a link to an article on EPL Talk. That’s how I ended up here. As a fellow Brit ex-pat in the US, I think something about the blog resonates with me, so I keep coming back.

    • Dave see

      November 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

      Dave C–not sure who came first but I had to change my name to “Dave C(internet viewing)” because I was using “Dave C” for awhile and then I noticed you used the same name so I changed it. I need to come up with an odd name like “ovalball” or “The Gaffer” so I won’t need to change in the future because “Dave C(internet viewing)” is awful and hard to remember. I’ve just come up with it–from now on I’ll be “Dave see”

      • Dave C

        November 16, 2010 at 4:41 pm

        ha, no worries, I promise not to sue for copyright infringement if you promise the same 😉

        • ovalball

          November 17, 2010 at 11:46 am

          I know what’s going on here, Dave. You are one and the same person. “good” Dave on one shoulder and “evil” Dave on the other. See, C? Nice.

          But who am I to talk? 😉

          • Dave see

            November 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm

            Very nice indeed! By the way–how do get a picture to show up next to your name? Do you have some sort of login to the site?

            • The Gaffer

              November 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

              Dave, sign up for a free account at and then upload your avatar. Then the next time you post in the comments here, your picture will show up.

              The Gaffer

              • Dave see

                February 6, 2011 at 8:15 am

                Took me awhile but finally done. Shirt from the year when I found United and the EPL.

                • The Gaffer

                  February 7, 2011 at 11:44 am

                  Dave see, nice avatar! Glad you got a chance to add it. Looking forward to reading more comments on the site from you and others.

                  The Gaffer

  10. Dave C (internet viewing)

    November 16, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Searching on google for any news of what was going to happen to Setanta last winter–what a great find!!!

  11. a_b_doo_b

    November 16, 2010 at 6:14 am

    My story is a bit strange. Am a big soccer fan and when i was reading FREAKNOMICS, i came to know about Soccernomics which is said to be Freakonomics of Soccer. I was googling about this book and one of the searches was your post regarding it. I read a couple of articles and liked it very much. Now part of daily read.

    Good work guys.

  12. Minnesota Kicks fan

    November 16, 2010 at 2:05 am

    I found it on Twitter, either following me after I tweeted about football, or when I searched for EPL subjects, Chelsea, Arsenal, West Ham, or ManU.

  13. Trade Mark

    November 16, 2010 at 12:15 am

    I think I found it by doing a search for EPL on Twitter. Shortly after, I realized there was also a website. I love the site and appreciate the work that goes into it!

  14. andrew

    November 15, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Found it back in 06′ when I first discovered podcasts…and its been a staple ever since. Glad it survived, cause many didn’t. Keep it up gaffer and the team. PS, these articles are always fun to read. The “big guys” are often typical and kinda boring. Love most of your articles.

    Also…if you haven’t: check out the personality interview archives. Its like a library of american soccer personalities. I haven’t found a more comprehensive archive…but, be warned, some of the recordings are shocking. you might need to turn it up to 11 on some of them.

    • The Gaffer

      November 20, 2010 at 9:02 am

      Hi Andrew, I’m glad you were able to find the interviews we did from 2006 to this year. Yes, the audio quality was horrible at times but there are definitely tons of hidden treasures in there and some very memorable interviews.

      They’re still all available on iTunes under the EPL Talk Podcast archives as well as at

      The Gaffer

  15. EPL Matches Talk

    November 15, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    I found EPL talk through google search.

  16. Cricketlover

    November 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I did a search for the EPL season schedule and found EPL Talk. I’m glad I did.

  17. Michael

    November 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    I was looking for news when time warner was feuding with fox, and i was in danger of losing fsc. epl talk provided all the updates, and thankfully time warner struck a deal with fox.

  18. Sir Guy

    November 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I think it was a Google search for Premier League TV matches that led me to the link. The first story I read was your breaking news on plans for ESPN2 to carry matches. That hooked me and I have been a faithful reader and sometime contributer ever since.

    Lucky me. 🙂

  19. Jim

    November 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    I’ve been an on again off again follower of the EPL over the last 8-10 years. Never played the sport competitively in my life, but enjoyed playing in school. The 2002 World Cup sparked my interest more, then 2006, and then my recent trips to Europe sparked an interest in some popular European sports. I’ve started to really play the video game FIFA, and with that I’ve really taken a liking to the EPL. I found this site while looking for some EPL news sites this summer after the WC. Since finding the site it has been a daily read, my students walk into my room and ask me why I’m not looking at NFL stuff. I’m currently starting preliminary plans for a trip to Europe this summer, I would like to make a visit to a few stadiums if I make it over there if I have time.

    In summary, after that rant, I found the site while looking for a reliable news site, mostly transfer news when I found the site. I enjoy the reader interactions and not always news about gameweeks, I really liked the origins of team nicknames and some of the other articles.

  20. jose

    November 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    i was rejected by mls talk.

  21. eplnfl

    November 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Well I believe that I was lured into it. Shortly after the Gaffer started the site I was on Big Soccer and someone who I always believed later on to be the Gaffer himself left a link to Epl Talk. I took the bait and was glad I did! There was not a lot to the site back at the beginning but from day 1 the quality was apparent and it has grown.

    I have made some great friends from being a visitor to EPL Talk and was able to experience a fun weekend in Florida during the World Cup at the EPL Talk party for the US v. Enlgand game. I should be so luck again to stumble on something like EPL Talk.

  22. William

    November 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    I honestly don’t remember. It’s not like i went looking for these kind of websites. EPL talk found and chose me haha, much like Everton did 🙂

  23. Aman

    November 15, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I think I found this from Richard Diesch, the “Media Watchdog” from Sports Illustrated who tweeted a Follow Friday referral. As usual a referral is pretty valuable:)

  24. dools

    November 15, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I found it via a link from another website, unfortunate to say that I don’t remember which. However, since then I’m a regular visitor, and have even seen some of my real life friends in the comments section!

    Congrats on the anniversary, Gaffer!

  25. Nick

    November 15, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Gaffer, you should include a poll within the article to have users vote on how they found it (search engine, word of mouth, etc.) so we can compare the results without having to scroll through comments.

  26. Edward C

    November 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I found the podcast on the Zune Marketplace, and everything kicked on from there.

  27. Fernando

    November 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Google “English Premier League news.”

    • Martin

      November 15, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      Basically. Just replace “news” with “blogs” for my search.

  28. Dan

    November 15, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Several years ago I was looking online for other soccer fans in and around the Tampa Bay area, when I discovered a blog post about MacDinton’s, a soccer bar in Tampa.
    I had never heard of the place, but became extremely interested in it. The article was great and I’ve been a reader ever since.
    Sadly, I still have yet to set foot in MacDinton’s, but EPL Talk gets read daily.

  29. Sed

    November 15, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I’m pretty sure that I found EPL Talk through a link on Twitter – which is actually how I’ve found most of the football sites that I read.

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