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Premier League Mornings Fan Fest heads to Austin

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Our Premier League Mornings Fan Fest is heading to Austin, Texas this weekend. Get ready!

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From Friday to Sunday there will be live studio shows at Scholz Garten in Austin as Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe will be joined by several star guests throughout the weekend.

Following on from previous events in Washington D.C., New York City and Boston (see the video above for a recap), this is the first Fan Fest to not be held on the East Coast.

Below are details of what you can expect over the next few days.


The event will feature the Premier League trophy, club mascots, a mechanical bull, airbrush tattoos, pancake artists, special giveaways, and more. Special guests this weekend will include: Alan Shearer, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer, former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole, who won eight major trophies with Chelsea; former Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, and Howard.

Following his attendance at the Premier League Mornings Live event in Boston earlier this year, WWE’s Sheamus will also make his return, supporting Liverpool when they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Oct. 27.

In addition, NBC Sports live coverage will feature special messages from current and former professional athletes and personalities, including JJ Watt, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Simms (former University of Texas QB), and Megan Rapinoe. New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman also displays his soccer skills in a special video at Gillette Stadium.

For fans who can’t make it to Austin, NBC Sports will present “live look-ins” from Premier League viewing parties across the country, including Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles.

NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings Live fan locations:

The Brewhouse, Atlanta
Gramps, Miami
The Stalking Horse, Los Angeles

At 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT), NBC presents coverage of Burnley v. Chelsea. Chelsea have climbed into the top-4 after three straight Premier League wins, while Burnley look to rebound from a 2-1 loss to Leicester. White calls the match, joined by Le Saux and Dixon.

Fans will return to Scholz Garten for a second day of festivities on Sunday, Oct. 27, as Premier League Mornings Live kicks off at 8 a.m. ET (7 a.m. CT), followed by Newcastle v. Wolverhampton Wanderers at 10 a.m. ET (9 a.m. CT) on NBCSN and Telemundo. During the match, Telemundo Deportes will present a special breakfast event, in partnership with the Wolverhampton Wanderers. The first 300 fans to arrive at the festival to watch the matchup will receive free breakfast, giveaways and the chance to win a signed jersey by Mexico and Wolves star forward Raul Jimenez. In addition, Telemundo Deportes’ host and commentator Ana Jurka will join NBCSN and Telemundo’s Premier League coverage on Sunday live from the event.

Sunday’s match coverage from Austin concludes with three fixtures at 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT), including Arsenal v. Crystal Palace and Norwich City v. Manchester United on NBC Sports Gold.

The Austin fan festival is the first Premier League Mornings Live supporter event that NBC Sports and the Premier League will present this football season, with two more coming later in the 2019-20 campaign.


NBC Sports’ Premier League Fan Fest heading to Austin

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Everything is bigger in Texas. And this will be no different.

NBC Sports and the Premier League have announced details for the first Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest event of the season, and we are heading to Austin, Texas in October.

Just like the events in Washington D.C., New York City and Boston last season, fans will be able to watch all of the PL action together with the live studio show taking place in front of them.

This time it takes place at Scholz Garten in downtown Austin. The two-day celebration of Premier League fandom will take place on Saturday Oct. 26 and Sunday Oct. 27. The Scholz Garten venue is inclusive of a full street closure, courtyard space, and indoor bar.

Don’t live in the Austin area? Click here to enter for a chance to win a trip to the Fan Fest. You also could win a secondary prize, such as a PL Gold subscription or a signed jersey. More info is available here.

All sections of the venue will be packed with fun activities and of course plenty of viewing areas for fans to watch all of the action.

The event will feature the NBC Sports studio broadcast live onsite with special appearances throughout the day. We’ll also have free merchandise and giveaways throughout the day, plus food, drink and plenty more.

Premier League Interim Chief Executive, Richard Masters, said: “After a successful season of Premier League Mornings Live, we are delighted to be visiting Austin, Texas, for the first event of 2019-20. Last year we saw how passionate our American fans are, as we brought the Premier League experience to Washington D.C., New York and Boston.

”This season we are once again working with NBC Sports and bringing many of our clubs, partners and some famous faces to unique locations in different cities. Those attending in Austin can expect some great activations and I am sure there will be plenty of entertaining football for them to enjoy as we have some exciting fixtures taking place over the weekend.”

Crossroads: What if lasagna-gate hadn’t rocked Spurs

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As the 2005-2006 season was coming to a close, Tottenham was on the precipice of a great feat. Finishing above Arsenal as well as qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.

Then came the Lasagna.

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The night before the match, almost a dozen Spurs players ended up with food poisoning from a bad batch of Lasagna at a hotel buffet. It clearly affected the team the next day, as West Ham defeated Tottenham, 2-1. To make matters worse for Spurs, Arsenal jumped over them in the table in Thierry Henry’s last match before moving to Barcelona.

But what if that never happened? What if Tottenham had a perfectly fine dinner, defeated West Ham, and qualified for the Champions League?

Watch the latest episode of Crossroads above, and check out previous episodes on Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool on NBC Sports‘ Youtube Page.

The 2 Robbies: Man City comeback, Liverpool stalemate, VAR debate

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Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle discuss another busy week for Premier League teams in domestic and European cup competitions. Liverpool played out an interesting no score draw against Bayern Munich while Man City came from behind to win away from home. With controversial decisions leading to a 2 Robbies rant on VAR and the handball law. Wrapping up with a chat on Arsenal & Chelsea advancing to the next stage in the Europa league and looking ahead to two massive games, Manchester United vs Liverpool in the league and Chelsea vs Man City in the League Cup Final.

To listen to more lively conversations and passionate debate from Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, subscribe to The 2 Robbies Podcast on Apple Podcasts or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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Watch Live: NBC Sports’ Transfer Deadline Day special show

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The January transfer window is almost over, and we have you covered on Transfer Deadline Day.

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From 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN we will have a live three-hour show featuring host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino, and Robbie Mustoe breaking down the deals across the Premier League.

You can stream “Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Special” online via NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, and by clicking on the link above.

NBC Sports’ commentators are also offering their analysis during the Sky Sports News telecast from 2-5 p.m. ET on NBCSN.