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"He' d be a FANTASTIC partner for Suarez, but I doubt LFC can get him..."

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Former Newcastle and West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop believes that Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe would be the perfect strike-partner for Luis Suarez, but expects Liverpool to have a tough time convincing Harry Redknapp to let him go. Analysing Liverpool's goalscoring problems on ESPN yesterday, Hislop enthused:"I think Jermain Defoe would make a fantastic partner for Suarez when he comes back.

"I don't really have sympathy for Kenny Dalglish..."

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Former Newcastle and West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has 'a lot of sympathy' for Luis Suarez, but he he believes that the Uruguayan only has himself to blame for the Fulham 'finger' incident. Earlier in the season, Hislop incited the ire of Liverpool fans by arguing that the club had 'no chance' of making the top four, and was similarly blunt when discussing Suarez on ESPN recently:"I have a lot

Alan Pardew So Very Good With Youngsters

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Shaka Hislop, the former Newcastle United goalkeeper,  was at the club in the 1990s when Kevin Keegan was in his first management spell at Newcastle,  and he  has talked today about the Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew. Shaka Hislop smart looking pundit at ESPN Shaka left Newcastle for West Ham in 1998 , and he's now a pundit with ESPN, which is where Kevin Keegan works at the [.

Shaka Hislop Interview: Exclusive Chat with ESPN Soccer Analyst

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ESPN soccer pundit Shaka Hislop has had the privilege to play for several clubs in the top flight of English football. He was goalkeeper at Newcastle United, West Ham United and Portsmouth, as well as Reading and FC Dallas. And he played in goal for...

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ESPN’s Ian Darke Receives Award, and Other News

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ESPN's Ian Darke

I was away all weekend for a quick getaway to Orlando, so I didn't get a chance to post some news regarding interesting developments over the long weekend. First, I'd like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year. Let's hope 2011 is your best one yet (and for your favorite club team).

Shaka Hislop Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

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Shaka Hislop currently works as an analyst for ESPN, but before that he was a goalkeeper for Newcastle United, West Ham United, Reading, and Portsmouth. On this edition of the EPL Talk podcast, the Trinidand and Tobago international who represented that country at the 2006 World Cup joins The Gaffer during ESPN's Super Bowl at Sea cruise.

Dwight Yorke Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

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Dwight Yorke is best known for his days playing for Manchester United and Aston Villa. On this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast, the Trinidad and Tobago international, who represented his country at the 2006 World Cup, joined the Gaffer as part of ESPN's Super Bowl at Sea cruise.

Yorke, who partnered with Andrew Cole (Cole interview) in attack for Manchester United in the late 1990s, made his First Division debut in 1990 and would go on to play for Villa, United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City and Sunderland, with a brief sojourn in Australia before his final days at the Stadium of Light.

Adventures On The High Seas With ESPN, Dwight Yorke and Andrew Cole

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This week on EPL Talk we'll bring you exclusive interviews from some of the biggest names in English football such as Andrew Cole and Dwight Yorke, as well as an interview with ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop. Our coverage began last Friday with an exclusive interview with ESPN analyst Tommy Smyth.

ESPN’s Recruitment Drive Begins To Warm Up

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ESPN's fledgling new sports channel is beginning to pull things together rather nicely since it won the rights that Setanta lost last month. Capturing those 46 games is certainly a coup for them but the work really begins when they add the front row staff to present the output and act as a front for the channel itself.

Press Pass on the Whole Donovan-Beckham Palava

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Shaka Hislop, Adrian Healy and Middlesbrough legend (if such a thing really exists) Robbie Mustoe on the current Shaq and Kobe-esque issues between Goldenballs and Lando. To be honest (and a jerk) I can't say I didn't see it coming. Shaka seems to think alot of it is down to cultural differences between U.

ESPN Unveils Champions League Final Plans

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This Wednesday's Champions League Final will be a mix of emotions both on and off the pitch. Reason being is that it'll be ESPN's last coverage of the Champions League before they hand the "keys" over to Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports for next season. After broadcasting the Champions League for 15 years, I for one will definitely miss ESPN's coverage.

World Cup Qualifying: U.S., Mexico Win & Blanco Retires From International Futbol

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The U.S. beat a clearly out of their depth Trinidad & Tobago Wednesday night, taking advantage of their opponents' obvious inexperience (and lack of leadership as ESPN commentator and former T&T goalkeeper Shaka Hislop pointed out numerous times) to comfortably win 3-0 in Chicago.

Some observations:
*Neither Brian Ching nor Eddie Johnson were particularly convincing (again) at forward.

Video: The World According to Kasey Keller

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Here's a semi-shocking stat: according to Kasey Keller 1/5th of all EPL teams will have a US keeper. Never thought about it but it's fairly rad. That and other revelations are, erm, revealed in this marathon interview with Soccernet's Shaka Hislop. And unlike his interview with Jozy Altidore, Hislop doesn't look in need of No Dose this time.

David James Interview with Shaka Hislop

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Well, David James' afro and full beard are still going strong -- in fact, they look better than ever.

Portsmouth's goalkeeper was the best at his position in the Premiership last year, and as he was voted as such by the players in their Team of the Year, it obviously isn't just me who thinks very highly of James.

Guzan on his way to England, if ...

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... he gets a work permit.

Chivas USA is preparing to lose Brad Guzan -- at the LATimes, Grahame Jones all but names his replacement. SI's Luis Bueno and ESPN's Ives Galarcep have more detail on the transfer itself, both naming Aston Villa as his destination.

If you think you've heard this before, you have.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Star blasts: "He should've been SENT OFF at Anfield..."

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Liverpool's Craig Bellamy sustained a nasty cut to the eye last night after a 'challenge' from Fabricio Coloccini, and Former Newcastle goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has slammed the Argentinean stopper for what he describes as an 'intentional' elbow. Hislop was incensed by the Coloccini's challenge, and argued that he should've been sent off:"I think without a shadow of a doubt, Colloccini could've and

"Whether that's true or not, Kenny Dalglish will have to sort it out..."

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A few days ago, Liverpool legend Steve Nicol criticised Daniel Agger for publicly suggesting that some of his team-mates did not care enough about the club's poor performance against Swansea. Former Newcastle and West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has backed up Nicol's stance on the issue, arguing that it wasn't Agger's place to question the commitment of his colleagues in public.

GOALKEEPER: Liverpool FC have no chance of making the top 4...

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Former Newcastle and West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has dismissed Liverpool's chances of making it into the top 4 this season.

Hislop believes that Liverpool fans are suffering from a 'rose-tinted glasses' perspective on what the team can achieve under Kenny Dalglish this season:

"I think everybody thought 'Kenny Dalglish is back and we're going to win the title', but nothing could be further from the truth.

Shit Football Kits: Every Nottingham Forest Goalkeeper Kit Of The Mid-1990s

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By Chris Wright

Poor old Mark Crossley, pictured in the 1993-94, 1995-97 (home) and 1995-97 (away) kits

There was a time in the late 1980s/early '90s when all the various factions of kit designers got together and forged a gentleman's agreement that they, upon realising things were spiralling dangerously out of control, would all endeavour to strip football shirt design back to it's bare minimum once again.

Andrew Cole Interview: EPL Talk Podcast

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On this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast we are joined by Andrew Cole. Cole is an iconic player of the Premier League era, coming to prominence in 1993-94 when he scored 34 league goals for Newcastle United. He later joined Manchester United where he collected three consecutive 20-goal seasons from 1997-98 through 1999-2000, playing an integral part in United's treble winning season in 1998-99.

West Ham

Harry Redknapp should have restrained Joe Cole at West Ham

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Harry Redknapp should have restrained Joe Cole at West Ham

Shaka Hislop believes Joe Cole's career faltered at Chelsea and Liverpool because Spurs boss Harry Redknapp let him enjoy too much freedom at West Ham.

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Glory Goals: The Debut

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"Melchiot for Chelsea ... Dennis Wise here's Stanić with a little room to work in ..... Woooooooah! What a strike what a way to make your introduction to the Premiership!"

The best in Chelsea debuts? You'll be hard pressed to find one better than that of Mario Stanić.

19 August 2001.

Major League Soccer

Nowak on Hall of Fame ballot, more news

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Union

Peter Nowak is among the 25 on the Player Ballot for the 2011 class of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Congratulations!

The Brotherly Game quotes a report from Monday in Guatemala-based Prensa Libre that says Carlos Ruiz was in discussion with the Union but terms could not be reached.

Shaka, not stirred

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It seems that as the actual quality of Shaka Hislop's columns on MLS improves (more informative, interesting opinions, solid points, less inaccurate info) the comments on his blog become more snarky about why he is even writing about the U.S. league.

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EPL Talk Podcast: How Are We Doing?

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In the past few weeks, the EPL Talk Podcast has undergone some major changes. Kartik Krishnaiyer was replaced by Richard Farley. We've since increased the quality and quantity of episodes. And we've published interviews with some of the biggest names in soccer including Dwight Yorke, Andrew Cole, Martin Tyler, Barney Ronay, Jonathan Wilson, Claudio Reyna, Paul Dempsey, Guy Mowbray, Tim Vickery, David Goldblatt, Shaka Hislop, Tommy Smyth, Andy Brassell, Gary O'Reilly, Oliver Kay, Stewart Robson and Simon Hill, just to name a few.

Questions Please for Andrew Cole, Dwight Yorke and Shaka Hislop

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If you've ever had a question you've always wanted to ask Andrew Cole, Dwight Yorke or Shaka Hislop, here's your opportunity.

Later this week, I'll be sitting down separately with each of the three football legends for one-on-one interviews to discuss their careers, their work in broadcasting and some of the highlights of their life such as, for Yorke and Cole, winning the treble in 1999 (including the Champions League) with Manchester United, and, for Hislop, playing in the 2006 World Cup.

The Rest

Monday After

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On Friday UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation announced that the company is partnering with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer. Per the presser, "UMB Bank is a "First Team Partner," Sporting KC's most elite level of sponsorship, and is the soccer club's official commercial banking sponsor.

Soccer and NFL Stars Unite To Celebrate Super Bowl At Sea With ESPN Caribbean

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ESPN cheerleaders aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas for ESPN Caribbean's Super Bowl At Sea cruise. Photo by The Gaffer.

There's something surreal about cruising through the Gulf Of Mexico with the mountains of western Cuba visible on the horizon to the east while deep inside the bowels of the ship there are a few thousand passengers watching the 2011 Super Bowl beamed live via satellite to a giant-sized screen inside the main theatre.

Return of the Ginger Ninja

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Dave Kitson would be up there with Michael Gilkes and Shaka Hislop as one of my all time favourite players. I first took note of the Ginger Ninja in a 2-2 draw between Cambridge United and Reading at the Abbey Stadium back in 2002. The former shelf stacker was everywhere that day and it was with huge excitement that I greeted his arrival at Madejski Stadium a year later.

FCD Fans Sound Off on the Daniel Hernandez Signing

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Anyone want to guess where Daniel Hernandez played in college?


From Post: FCD signs Daniel Hernandez

"Another former SMU player that played for Schellas, why am I not surprised?" -Anonymous

"So...someone tell me exactly how many of the players on the current roster played at SMU for SH.

Wednesday's Reading

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The Guardian's anti-Americanism often troubles me, but I find its coverage of the game in England and on the Continent to be quite good. (The less that is said about Shaka Hislop's sorry MLS blog the better.) And this morning's bevy of interesting articles is a case in point.

On Russia and its surprising run to the Euro 2008 semifinals:

"Moscow flyers signal arrival of new superpower" by Simon Hattenstone

"Russia revels in the flair that has wowed Europe" by Jonathan Wilson

On tonight's Germany-Turkey semifinal:

"Adrenaline-fuelled Turks sense greatness in their grasp" by Richard Williams

"Turkey's miracle worker sets his sights on toppling a Goliath" by David Hytner

"Ballack looking to add new experience to his growing maturity -- victory" by David Hytner

And intriguingly, on Cristiano Ronaldo's potential move to Real Madrid, particularly the role that new Chelsea coach (and former Portugal boss) Luiz Felipe Scolari has played in the affair:

"Scolari risks makign enemies with his advice to Ronaldo" by Richard Williams