We’re excited to announce the launch of a brand-new video show on World Soccer Talk entitled This Week In Soccer. The first episode is now available below and on YouTube.

The concept behind This Week In Soccer is simple. Each week, we’ll take an in-depth look at the hottest topics in world soccer each week. For example, we examine three subjects on the inaugural episode:

One. The role of player power and whether the transfer window should be abolished.

Two. In light of David Peace’s book on Bill Shankly, is legendary Liverpool manager Bob Paisley unfairly ignored? And…

Three. The changing landscape in soccer media rights in both the UK (Sky Sports and BT Sport) and US (NBC Sports, as well as new daily shows from FOX Sports and ESPN).

The guests on this week’s episode are:

Richard Farley (NBCSports.com)

Kartik Krishnaiyer (Senior Writer, World Soccer Talk)

Laurence McKenna (EPL Talk Podcast host), and

Christopher Harris (Editor/Publisher, World Soccer Talk).

Instead of trying to cram a dozen topics into 30 minutes, This Week In Soccer is a long-form video that examines each topic in greater detail.

This Week In Soccer is just one of many developments this summer. In addition to the recent video documentary we produced on the history and legacy of Tampa Bay Rowdies, we have more brand-new video programs coming soon to expand our video network. Meanwhile, the EPL Talk Podcast will continue to be released each week.

Subscribe to the World Soccer Talk channel on YouTube. And feel free to share us your feedback on the first episode in the comments section below.