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Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
BLOCKBUSTER LIVERPOOL-TOTTENHAM MATCH, FAN FEST IN BOSTON & “IN THE SHADOW OF THE KOP” SERIES HIGHLIGHT HUGE NBC SPORTS PREMIER LEAGUE WEEKEND
“Premier League Mornings Live” Fan Fest This Saturday at 7:30 a.m. ET Leads into Tripleheader on NBCSN; Sunday’s Fan Fest Action Highlighted by Liverpool-Tottenham at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN & Telemundo
Premier League Club Supporter Groups in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami To Be Featured in NBC Sports’ Coverage This Weekend
New Episodes of “In the Shadow of the Kop” Hosted by Roger Bennett Available on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
New Episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Featuring Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins on Mon., April 1 at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Paul Pogba Featured on Latest Edition of “Inside the Mind” on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 27, 2019 – NBC Sports kicks off a stretch of nine Premier League match days in a 10-day span beginning this Saturday, March 30, with the “Premier League Mornings Live” Fan Fest in Boston, new episodes of the “In the Shadow of the Kop” series, and first-place Liverpool v. third-place Tottenham in a blockbuster match Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.
There are six weeks to go in one of the more thrilling title races in recent memory, as Liverpool aim for their first ever Premier League crown, while Manchester City look to repeat as champions. In addition, the four clubs vying for the third and fourth Champions League spots are only four points apart. At the other end of the table, five clubs from 14th to 18th place are currently separated by just five points, as they race to avoid relegation.
NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings studio team of host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe will broadcast live on Saturday (beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN) and Sunday (beginning at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN) from the fan festival at Boston’s famed Cask ‘n Flagon across the street from Fenway Park’s iconic “Green Monster.”
The fan festival will span five match windows (three on Saturday, two on Sunday) and will feature a soccer skills challenge, the Premier League trophy, club mascots, special guests, and more.
For fans who can’t make it to Boston, NBC Sports will present “live look-ins” from Premier League viewing parties across the country, including at locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. In addition, fans can tweet using #MyPLMorning for a chance to be featured on-air and in the on-site social activation that will be displayed in monitors throughout the venue.
NBC Sports’ “Premier League Mornings Live” fan locations:
|City||Supporter Club||Location||NBC Station|
|Los Angeles||Hollywood MCFC||Hyperion Public||KNBC|
|Chicago||Chelsea Chicago||Graystone Tavern||NBC Sports Chicago|
|Miami||The Official Liverpool Supporters Club MIAMI||Gramps||NBC 6|
Saturday’s extensive coverage is highlighted by a tripleheader on NBCSN, starting at 8:30 a.m. ET with Fulham v. 2nd-place Manchester City. Two points behind league-leading Liverpool, Manchester City look for a late season push to reclaim the Premier League title. Arlo White calls the match, joined by analyst Graeme Le Saux.
Match coverage continues Saturday with a slate of matches at 11 a.m. ET, including Manchester United v. Watford on NBCSN and Universo, Brighton & Hove Albion v. Southampton on CNBC, and three exclusive matches on NBC Sports Gold: Burnley v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield Town, and Leicester City v. Bournemouth.
Saturday’s match coverage concludes with West Ham v. Everton at 1:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Separated by only two points, both teams come off impressive wins in their last fixtures before the international break.
Premier League match action returns on Sunday with Cardiff City v. 6th-place Chelsea at 9:05 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Chelsea come off a tough 2-0 loss to Everton, as they continue to make a push to finish in the season’s top-4.
On Monday, April 1, NBCSN continues coverage with Arsenal v. Newcastle at 3 p.m. ET. One point behind Tottenham, 4th-place Arsenal look to solidify their spot in the top-4.
After Monday’s match, NBCSN at 5:30 p.m. ET presents a new episode of THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW hosted by popular soccer personalities Michael Davies and Roger Bennett, who will be joined by Houston Texans first-team All-Pro WR DeAndre Hopkins.
NBC Sports’ extensive Premier League action continues Tuesday, April 2 and Wednesday April 3 with five midweek matches. On Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United and NBC Sports Gold presents Watford v. Fulham. On Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN presents Tottenham v. Crystal Palace – the first senior match to be played at the brand-new, state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. White and Lee Dixon will call the historic match in north London. Meanwhile, NBC Sports Gold presents two exclusive matches, also at 2:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday: Manchester City v. Cardiff City, and Chelsea v. Brighton & Hove Albion.
NEW EPISODES OF “IN THE SHADOW OF THE KOP” SERIES
NBC Sports recently debuted the extensive multiplatform series “In the Shadow of the Kop,” across NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports’ YouTube channel. Portions of each film will air during NBC Sports’ Premier League broadcasts on NBCSN. Hosted by Roger Bennett of THE MEN IN BLAZERS, new episodes are available every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the next four weeks.
Episodes Currently Available:
Ep. 1: Jurgen Klopp — Roger Bennett sat down with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to discuss the history of Liverpool’s managers, the importance of thanking fans, the pressures of a title race and the true meaning of winning.
Ep. 2: 29-Year Drought — Journalists, supporters, former players and Liverpool CEO Peter Moore tell Roger Bennett what Liverpool’s 29-year title drought means to the fans of Merseyside and why the future of the club looks undeniably bright.
Ep. 3: Virgil van Dijk — The world’s most expensive defender explains how he chose Liverpool, why he wants to be remembered as a club legend and what it would mean to win the title.
Ep. 4: Jamie Webster — Roger Bennett examines Liverpool-inspired music and culture with musician and superfan Jamie Webster.
Ep. 5: Jamie Carragher — Liverpool-born defender Jamie Carragher discusses his storied career, the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul and Liverpool’s current title chase.
This Thursday, Ep. 6: The Boot Room debuts. Liverpool’s legendary manager Bill Shankly explains his transformation of Anfield’s boot room, a closet-sized room where the players’ cleats were stored, into an ad-hoc meeting room for his coaching staff to discuss tactics, strategy and long-term plans for the club. Four future Liverpool managers took part in those discussions and helped guide Liverpool to an unprecedented run of excellence from 1963-1990.
All episodes are available on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel.
“INSIDE THE MIND” OF PAUL POGBA
This week’s episode of “Inside the Mind” features standout Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, exclusively on NBC Sports’ YouTube Channel (available Saturday, March 30).
PREMIER LEAGUE PICK ‘EM
NBC Sports’ Premier League Pick ‘Em is the first game from the new, free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app. The app, developed with Boom Fantasy, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, and will give eligible fans the chance to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes over the next year. Each match week, Premier League Pick ‘Em will feature at least $5,000 in weekly prizes, with a $50,000 grand prize for a “perfect week” – picking the correct scores of all five Premier League matches in that match week’s competition (information on scoring, prizing, and Official Rules here).
Matches in Play for Premier League Pick ‘Em this Week:
Match Day 32
|Sat., Mar. 30||11 a.m. – NBCSN||Manchester United v. Watford|
|Sat., Mar. 30||1:30 p.m. – NBCSN||West Ham v. Everton|
|Sun., Mar. 31||9:05 a.m. – NBCSN||Cardiff City v. Chelsea|
|Sun., Mar. 31||11:30 a.m. – NBCSN||Liverpool v. Tottenham|
|Mon., Apr. 1||3 p.m. – NBCSN||Arsenal v. Newcastle|
NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product – “Premier League Pass” features 150 exclusive Premier League matches live and on-demand, an extensive suite of daily and weekly news shows, plus classic archive programming never available before in the U.S. “Premier League Pass” features more than 1,000 hours of additional non-match content throughout the season. Fans can purchase by visiting NBCSportsGold.com for the 2018-19 season of “Premier League Pass,” available for the rest of the season at a reduced price of $19.99. Click here for more information.
NBC Sports Gold is available on Apple iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and online at NBCSportsGold.com. NBC Sports Gold is powered by Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Digital’s technology service which provides end-to-end support for companies in need of best-in-class live streaming and VOD solutions.
Premier League games on NBC and NBCSN will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. Coverage will be streamed via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
Following is the match schedule for this week’s Premier League coverage (all times ET, subject to change):
|Sat., Mar., 30||7:30 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sat., Mar., 30||8:30 a.m.||Fulham v. Manchester City||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Mar., 30||11 a.m.||Manchester United v. Watford||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Mar., 30||11 a.m.||Brighton & Hove Albion v. Southampton||CNBC|
|Sat., Mar., 30||11 a.m.||Burnley v. Wolverhampton Wanderers||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar., 30||11 a.m.||Crystal Palace v. Huddersfield Town||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar., 30||11 a.m.||Leicester City v. Bournemouth||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar., 30||11 a.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Mar., 30||1:30 p.m.||West Ham v. Everton||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sat., Mar., 30||3:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar. 31||6 a.m.||Match of the Day||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar., 31||8 a.m.||Premier League Mornings Live||NBCSN|
|Sun., Mar., 31||9:05 a.m.||Cardiff City v. Chelsea||NBCSN, Universo|
|Sun., Mar., 31||11:30 a.m.||Liverpool v. Tottenham||NBCSN, Telemundo|
|Sun., Mar., 31||1:30 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr., 1||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr., 1||3 p.m.||Arsenal v. Newcastle||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr., 1||5 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Mon., Apr., 1||5:30 p.m.||THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW||NBCSN|
|Tues., Apr. 2||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Tues., Apr. 2||2:45 p.m.||Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United||NBCSN|
|Tues., Apr. 2||2:45 p.m.||Watford v. Fulham||NBC Sports Gold|
|Tues., Apr. 2||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|
|Wed., Apr. 3||2 p.m.||Premier League Live||NBCSN|
|Wed., Apr. 3||2:45 p.m.||Tottenham v. Crystal Palace||NBCSN|
|Wed., Apr. 3||2:45 p.m.||Manchester City v. Cardiff City||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Apr. 3||2:45 p.m.||Chelsea v. Brighton & Hove Albion||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Apr. 3||2:45 p.m.||Goal Rush||NBC Sports Gold|
|Wed., Apr. 3||4:45 p.m.||Goal Zone||NBCSN|