Jim Beglin interview: Show ’n’ Tell

Episode 317,  Jan 31, 03:00 AM

Jim Beglin, heard on Premier League and Champions League broadcasts, talks with Kyle Fansler about his time in the media industry.Beglin, who represented Liverpool and Leeds among other clubs during his playing career, is part of a special company. He won a league and cup double with Liverpool in the 1985/86 season.

Unfortunately, injuries plagued the Irishman's career, forcing an early retirement in 1991.

On the bright side, his playing career opened the door into the broadcast injury. With his experience playing in and winning some of England and Europe's biggest competitions, his knowledge of the game is extensive.

In this episode, Beglin discusses a variety of topics.

  • How injuries actually brought new opportunities off the pitch
  • Playing on some of Liverpool's most dominant sides
  • Representing Ireland internationally
  • Dealing with criticism from listeners and watchers
  • The experience of calling World Cup games
  • Moving from Ireland to England as a teenager in the 1980s
  • The current international and club scene in Europe

The most common places to hear Jim Beglin's voice on calls is through the Premier League world feed or Paramount+'s Champions League coverage. In the United States, Beglin is usually part of the duo calling the biggest EPL games. Therefore, NBC often uses its own in-house commentary team to call those games.



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