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Shaka Hislop Interview: Exclusive Chat with ESPN Soccer Analyst

ESPN soccer pundit Shaka Hislop has had the privilege to play for several clubs in the top flight of English football. He was goalkeeper at Newcastle United, West Ham United and Portsmouth, as well as Reading and FC Dallas. And he played in goal for Trinidad and Tobago during the 2006 World Cup in a memorable tournament for the Caribbean nation.

But many don’t realize he played for the England under-21 side and was a substitute goalkeeper on the bench for a full England international game against Chile.

Hislop’s career in England from 1992 to 2006 are full of many personal achievements and fascinating stories. During the interview, we talk about many of them including whether he thinks Newcastle United could have won the league in the 1996-97 season if he had not got injured in December, 1996.

Plus Hislop discusses his role in ESPN’s coverage of the 2010 World Cup and much much more.

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  1. Dave C

    March 31, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Shaka’s got an awesome accent – part Trini, part Geordie.

  2. Rick

    March 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Thoroughly enjoying these interviews, nice job.

    • The Gaffer

      March 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Thanks Rick for the kind words. If you do enjoy the interviews, subscribe to the EPL Talk Podcast on iTunes and you’ll have access to more than 100+ interviews we’ve done with a variety of Premier League-related celebrities, all for free.

      The Gaffer

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