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NBC’s Prem coverage gets even better: World Soccer Talk Podcast

World Soccer Talk is a weekly podcast about watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 120, Christopher Harris and co-host Kartik Krishnaiyer cover a range of topics including:

• An incredible week in the Champions League,
• NBC ramps up its Premier League coverage,
• What’s wrong with soccer fans in New York City,
• Opinions about FOX’s talent for this summer’s Gold Cup,
• And we have a bunch of letters from you, the listeners, in our mailbag section.

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Send in your questions, comments and feedback via e-mail, via Twitter (@worldsoccertalk) or Facebook. We’ll read them out on-air in the next episode.

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  1. Nigel

    April 24, 2019 at 11:43 am

    By the way, you mentioned several times in your podcast that Clive commentates midweek on UCL, however ITV lost those right in 2015, which means Clive only covers international matches so he is free for anyone to use him in the US besides during international football.

  2. NashRambler

    April 20, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    One small thing I enjoyed seeing on the Friday simulcast of the SkySports broadcast on NBCSN was getting glimpses of the less obtrusive SkySports score/clock graphic before it was quickly covered up by NBC’s graphic. I wish NBC would reduce the size of their graphic a bit and adopt the format of “team a # – # team b” instead of “team a # team b #”. I realize this is a bit nitpicky but I think it just works better and it is the format NBC uses when putting up the halftime and fulltime score at the bottom of the screen before going to break and it is the format they use when the put up all of the scores for the day’s or weekend’s matches.

    • Azer

      April 21, 2019 at 6:12 pm

      I agree with you 100%. NBC uses the PLP graphics on it’s ”gold” service but they refuse to do the same on NBCSN. The NBC Sports Group recently hired Clive Tyldesley to commentate a couple of EPL games. I would suggest they spend some money and hire a graphic designer, perhaps someone from Sky Sports.

  3. Brendan

    April 20, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Great coverage let see more of Sky Sports pundits all former players who have challenged for titles . Kelly Ann is a fantastic host .

  4. FlatBackFour

    April 19, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    NBC have made mistakes covering the Premier League, most notably in showing adverts during the game, but to be able to watch every PL game in the USA, which can’t be done (legally) in the UK, you have to praise NBC for that.

    • Christopher Harris

      April 19, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      For the record, they have never had commercial breaks during games. But if you mean the tiny ads in the top left corner of the screen, you’re correct.

  5. Azer

    April 18, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    NBC Sports has a long way to go to catch up with Sky Sports. NBC still refuses to use Premier League production graphics even though they’re paying for it.
    ESPN uses Sky Sports F1 live feed for it’s Formula 1 coverage. Thank god Formula 1 racing is no longer on NBCSN. Rebecca Lowe and the analysts are great. It’s the people behind the scenes who run the show that are clueless. I do wish them luck, it’s never to late to learn.

    • MAHLUF

      April 18, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      For context, Sky has been covering the PL since it’s inception. That’s 27 years. NBC has been covering the PL for 6 years now. I’d say they’ve done pretty well for themselves.

  6. Steve

    April 18, 2019 at 11:28 am

    The UEFA guideline for handball says ‘any part of the ‘commissioning of the attempt on goal’. So, if a ball skips up accidentally hits a forward’s hand before he uses his head/feet to put the ball in the net, that is to be disallowed.The Llorente goal follows that logic exactly. IF the ref had seen the angle that everybody else got to see on TV, would he have given handball, we will never know, but he should have, it was handball.

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