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Shock Results! (Premier League Weekend Review Podcast)

After a weekend of shock results in the Premier League, the World Soccer Talk Podcast crew dissect all of the matches including Newcastle’s shock win against Chelsea, Arsenal’s 3-2 loss against Stoke and West Ham United moving into third place.

The crew for this episode are Nick Webster, Nate Abaurrea, Robin Burt and the return of Kartik Krishnaiyer.

Plus, for World Soccer Talk Podcast listeners, we’ll be announcing the winner of the Football Manager 2015 contest (courtesy of Sega and Sports Interactive).

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Nick Webster: Nick has been involved in football longer than most of us have been alive. He had trials for Watford and QPR, and has coached High School, College, Club and semi-pro. Plus, he’s part of US Open Cup history with Cal FC and the Atlanta Silverbacks. Nick currently holds the NSCAA Premier coaching diploma and has earned all his USSF coaching badges from A-E.

Prior to World Soccer Talk, Nick was a producer and host on FOX Soccer Channel, where he co-hosted FOX Football Fone-In. Nick commentates Chivas USA games for KDOC LA56.

Read the interview with Nick Webster.

Nate Abaurrea: Nate is a radio sportscaster, writer, stand-up comedian, and soccer coach located in Redding, California. Originally from Watsonville, a futbol crazy town in Santa Cruz County, Nate is a graduate of Humboldt State University where he majored in Broadcast Journalism. Soccer is one his true loves in life, and he is an avid Liverpool FC, San Jose Earthquakes, and United States National Team supporter. Road trips, sake & sushi outings, and late night terrace inspired singing are some of his hobbies. His greatest heroes include Bill Shankly, Richard Pryor, Diego Maradona, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jon Miller. In addition to the World Soccer Talk Pod, Nate’s work can be heard on AM 1460 in Redding and online at, where he is the lead radio voice for live coverage of Northern California college and high school sports.

Read the interview with Nate Abaurrea.

Robin Burt: Happily married with two children, Robin lives in Los Angeles.  He was born in London and moved to LA in 1991.  Avid West Ham supporter, his first game at the Boleyn Ground was against Liverpool on December 18, 1976 – the Hammers ran out winners that day 2-0. Boyhood heroes include Billy Bonds, Trevor Brooking, Alan Devonshire, Frank Lampard Senior, Frank McAvennie and Phil Parkes.

Robin is a marketing executive with over 25 years’ experience in the entertainment business working for American Film Market, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Special Olympics and the Organizing Committee for the 1994 World Cup.

Read the interview with Robin Burt.

Kartik Krishnaiyer. A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL).

Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast.

His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He rejoins World Soccer Talk as a writer, and podcast host.

Follow our experts on Twitter:

World Soccer Talk: @worldsoccertalk
Nick Webster: @NickWebster
Kartik Krishnaiyer: @kkfla737
Nate Abaurrea: @DarthNater99
David Mosse: @StatManMosse
Robin Burt: @burtiboy11
Nicky Holender: @NickyHolender
Grant Kerr: @GrantKerrMedia

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  1. Bryce

    December 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Hey boys, how do I claim my copy of Football Manager?! And where am I sending the box of Chardonnay to Burtie?

    Yes, “box”. Not case. You know Burtie loves himself some Franzia…

    • Christopher Harris

      December 9, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Bryce, I’ll be in touch soon! Congrats on winning.

  2. EDub

    December 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Ok, I just died re: the hoarseness of the voices and LA galaxy. Hilarious.

  3. David G

    December 8, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I wish there were less #narrative and more in depth analysis like before.

    For example, “Levy just throws money at the problem” “Levy has spent money the past 5 or 6 years”, etc…

    Nope. That isn’t true and a simple Google search would tell you that. Kartik seems to know facts but the rest seem to just be #hottake artists.

    • Christopher Harris

      December 8, 2014 at 11:11 am

      In the past 5 years, Tottenham have spent £223 million on players — the sixth highest in the Premier League.

      • David G

        December 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

        They only “spent” 223 million if you need to further a narrative that Spurs splash the cash so they underachieve. Their net spend is nothing.

        Also many of the analysts made it implied that Spurs and Levy have bought player in Winter


        Last five Januruary Transfer Windows

        2013-Lewis Holtby 1.5 million
        2012-Nelson/Saha Free (both)
        2010-Stevn Peiarnar 3 million

        So yeah 4.5 million. In last five January windows. Dafoe sale to Toronto more than covers that extravagant spending

        What saying is if the people on the Pod can’t bother to goolge things why should I listen?

        • Christopher Harris

          December 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

          Nick and Robin didn’t talk about net spending. All they said was that Levy has been throwing money at trying to fix the problems, which is true to the amount of £223 million.

          Spurs have done good business in selling players and offloading others, but they’ve been a disaster in buying players. Hopefully the new players can turn things around, but nothing Nick or Robin said was untrue.

          • David G

            December 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

            I guess that’s the very very simple way of analyzing it.

            Disaster in buying players.

            Spurs will make huge to decent profits on


            In the end…the pod isn’t hottake enough, not funny enough, and not deep enough to be a top podcast

            What separated it years ago was that Richard and Kartik would dive deep into topics and spend several minutes on topics other podcasts dont take the time too.

            Now its like Oh Spurs spend money haha..narrative narrative, stupid joke, hottake, narrative, another poor joke.

            Good luck but I’ve stopped listening

            • Christopher Harris

              December 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm

              David, we’ve had a few Spurs supporters on the podcast this season to explain what’s going on at White Hart Lane, and I realize it must be a really frustrating season being a Spurs supporter (hence the sensitivity to the club being criticized for the past couple of months on the pod). But I don’t think there’s any club that hasn’t received its fair share of criticism on the podcast this season.

              The format of the pod has changed, and while it’s a shame to lose you as a listener, the numbers show that the pod is getting almost twice as many downloads as the previous version with Laurence and the gang.

              • Bryce

                December 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm

                Haha way to “continue the narrative of Oversensitive Spurs fan, David!

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