It’s been one of the most exciting EPL seasons on record and NBC has earned rave reviews for their first year coverage of the league. The biggest game of the season takes place this Sunday at 8:30 AM Eastern when Liverpool hosts Manchester City in what some are calling a winner take all title clash. To talk about it all we’re pleased to welcome to this week’s AA Podcast one of NBC’s Premier League analysts, a man who knows the league very well from his nearly 500 apperances in English football, Robbie Mustoe. Robbie joined NBC this season after working at ESPN for several years on their global soccer coverage. Today, we chat about…
-How soccer coverage has evolved in the states and what excites him most about the response to NBC’s EPL coverage.
-Why EPL fans in America may have it better on television than fans in the UK.
-How Liverpool have leapt to the top of the EPL table in a huge surprise.
-Why manager Brendan Rodgers has been Liverpool’s catalyst and how he might line up the team against Manchester City.
-Who the real favorite in the three-way title hunt is at the moment. Will Chelsea’s Champions League pursuit distract them?
-Arsenal and Everton’s battle for fourth.
-The relegation dogfight between Fulham and Norwich City (10 AM ET this weekend on NBCSN)
-Which player is Robbie keeping an eye on at this year’s World Cup.
For more from Robbie, follow him on Twitter at @robbiemustoe.