Connect with us

Blue Moon! Red Horizon! (EPL Talk Review Podcast)

Manchester City win the title. Beating out Manchester United on goal difference. Sir Alex was gracious in defeat which Roberto seemed to be in dreamland. Manchester celebrates as neutrals ponder who to hate next season…either way City have caused a new kind of upset. The likely upset. And in such fashion.

To contrast their emotion: Bolton are relegated after making themselves so consistent in the league. Owen Coyle must be wondering what he did so wrong. Joey Barton won’t sympathise, he doesn’t sound capable, though maybe that is what makes it so frustrating: we know he knows better.

Overall, a wonderful season in the league. Stories from all sides of the table. As we look back, I hope you look forward. Plenty more to come from EPL Talk this season.

It doesn’t get much more clear cut than the Premier League table at the end of the season. But that doesn’t tell half the story. Let us know yours. Join our Twitter conversation:

EPL Talk: @epltalk

Kartik: @kkfla737

Kristan: @kheneage

Matt: @mattcrduncan

Morgan: @Morgan_Green

Laurence: @lozcast

Here are the different ways you can listen to the EPL Talk Podcast each week:

  1. Listen via the Flash player included in the EPL Talk Podcast posts every Sunday and Thursday night via EPL Talk, or visit the EPL Talk Podcasts page
  2. Subscribe to the EPL Talk Podcast on iTunes,
  3. Add the EPL Talk Podcast RSS feed to your RSS reader,
  4. Buy the EPL Talk Podcast iPhone App which is automatically updated when each new episode is released,
  5. If you have an Android smartphone, buy the EPL Talk Podcast Android App,
  6. Get the free version of the EPL Talk iPhone App which includes the podcasts as well as EPL Talk posts, comments and more, and
  7. Subscribe to the EPL Talk Podcast on the Zune.
200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $35/mo. for Sling Blue
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup & MLS
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $9.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
110+ channels, live & on-demand
  • Price: $59.95/mo. for Plus Package
  • Includes FOX, FS1, ESPN, TUDN & more



  1. Ry_Mar

    May 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    The final minutes of the league were no doubt dramatic to the nth degree – and a fitting end to an incredible season. But despite all the enthusiasm, perhaps Barry Glendenning of the The Guardian podcast said it best:

    “Richest team in world spends more than anyone else and wins league.”

    Doesn’t sound quite as good when you look at it like that.

    What will be more interesting will be next season, when hopefully Arsenal and Chelsea return to good point totals, Liverpool pull themselves out of mediocrity and United probably get weaker given the Glazers leeching. All that coupled with questions around City’s stars’ temperaments could make it much closer.

    The hardest bit in any major sport isn’t getting to the top, it’s staying there. That’s City’s new challenge – and only if they do that for several season can they truly be considered great. For now they’re this decade’s Blackburn.

  2. Joe956

    May 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    With all the money spent on City players they barely won over a 9 man qpr team, geez. This PL is weak compared to the other ones. Fergie seems to think his past players are still on the pitch and Mancini plays his child games each week. Now, we’ll get all the rumors of who United will sign, van Persie, Ronaldo, etc and then in the end they’ll sign some guy like Sunderland’s McClean. United is dead and City is a big fish in a small pond who will get killed by teams such as Real Madrid, Juventus, Dortmund, B.Munich and Barcelona.

  3. Clampdown

    May 14, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Gracious in defeat? He bitched about the 5 minutes extra time (even though he couldn’t possibly know how much was the proper amount) immediately after the match finished.

    Then this:

    “They can go on as much as they like. That’s what you would expect. But the history of our club stands us aside,” said Ferguson.

    “We don’t need to worry about that. I think we have a rich history, better than anyone, and it’ll take them a century to get to our level.”

    Please. The guy is a first-rate manager and a first-rate knob. The look on his face after City scored was priceless.

  4. Eplnfl

    May 14, 2012 at 9:35 am

    A great finish no doubt. Congrats to Kartik and all the City fans. Being from a two team MLB town I know how it feels to beat out your cross town rival. The City win is good for the league and and the game here in America also. Media coverage in the US has been good. The Chicago Tribune gave the game great coverage this morning.

    One valid point brought up which is being overlooked is that ManU while giving the title away somehow managed to lose the title on the last day by goal differential. They managed to do that with a injury affected roster and an old age mid-field.

    In any event the league is better for the City win and it’s a great time for their fans. Can’t wait until next year.

  5. QPR_Fan

    May 14, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Also about Di Matteo, I think it would be better for him to announce that he is stepping down, win or lose.

  6. QPR_Fan

    May 14, 2012 at 1:43 am

    They should have held longer imo. How good would it be to be the ones breaking Mancini’s party and Hughes vindicated. Not bad to start a new season for QPR if it was so.

  7. Jason

    May 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Once QPR knew they were safe when Bolton lost, they backed off the gas pedel and Man City got that 2nd goal rather easily. It was that moment between the first and second City goals where QPR got news of Bolton’s loss.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in

Translate »