Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Podcast Possibilities

So, I've been writing this blog for almost a year now and I think it's about time that I sort of upped the ante a little bit. Posting daily (or as close to daily) like I do is great and I love doing it, but I know that you all may be tiring of me, right?

That's ok, my feelings aren't hurt. I'm a big boy; I can handle it.

In all seriousness though, I feel like bringing a guest on for a short podcast/interview/conversation every now and then would be a fresh, new aspect and upgrade to this site.

I'm trying to grow English Soccer Talk and get some more exposure for it, and one way to do that certainly is by making it more interactive with the readers. As a part of that, I'm interested in your opinions concerning this new plan of mine. Should I try and contact some individuals for a 20-30 minute show, maybe once or twice a week? If so, who would you like to hear? Obviously I can't just get in touch with Cristiano Ronaldo or Alan Parry or gentlemen of that stature, but I do think it's possible to still get some well-known figures on for a bit of a chat.

Let me know what you guys are thinking, either through leaving a comment or sending me an E-mail at In the meantime, I'm going to reach out to a couple friends of mine and see what I can come up with.

As I said, I want this site to grow. There are plenty of blogs out there about the Premiership, but not nearly as many of them that can also give you some quality conversation with other people who love this game. That's my ultimate goal, and I'm hoping that you can help in achieving it. After all, you're the ones who come to the site and read what I have to say, so I owe you something in return.

Give me a couple names and I'll see what I can do. I'm going to try and work a little magic here, but I need you guys to help me out and point me in the right direction.


Anonymous said...

Want some advice?

As a Yank stick with American Football or Soccer as you call it for a podcast. Having a Yank with a yank accent marketing a British game and a n English league won't be too popular.

LV said...

What's wrong with the Gaffer's show and why do you a prit Yank feel you need to compete.

The Gaffer will have something on you always: He is British and grew up with the game instead of lecturing us on how it is done in America.

MJ said...

Boys, nothing is wrong whatsoever with the Gaffer's show and I'm not trying to compete.

To be honest, I'm not as interested in doing interviews as I am with having two-way conversations about the game.

LV, I grew up with the game as well, so I'm not really sure what you're talking about. Me being American is irrelevant; why do your sports news shows talk about the NFL if it's an American league? Appreciating the game and having knowledge about the game has nothing to do with being British, American, or any other heritage.

Grow up, fellas, your ignorance is childish.

Kartik said...

I've got some ideas I'll email you with later.