Americans and good soccer commentary just don’t go together. Every time I hear Eric Wynalda and Alexi Lalas talk about anything, I want to engage the SAP function to avoid the noise. The British on other hand, are fantastic at the game. Chief among them are the guys from The Guardian, and their flagship podcast Football Weekly. Every week, twice a week, James Richardson and his rotating crew of correspondents break down the happenings of the wide world of football…Until now.
With the introduction of Football Weekly Very Extra, the Guardian crew is also posting a video version of the pod on Fridays, focusing on the Europa League. Not being a Liverpool fan, I am not all that familiar with the competition, but I’ll tune into anything that has my favorite journos talking football on camera. Granted, the Europa League is basically a competition to see who is the 17th best team in Europe, but the relegation battle is to determine the 17th best team in England, and that is always compelling and rich. Plus, as a very extra bonus, Spurs crashed out of the competition after a heart-warming penalty shootout last night, so enjoy!