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EPL Talk Arrives in England for Premiership Tour

After traveling 4,500 miles during 14 hours, I have arrived in England. A nation where you can wear your love of football on your sleeve. This is a footballing country, make no doubt about it.

Flying over Lancashire as the plane began to descend toward Manchester Airport, I couldn’t help but noticing Bolton’s Reebok Stadium below. Later, while on the Merseyside Rail train from Manchester to Liverpool, I could see the City of Manchester Stadium, also named the Blue Camp due to being the home of Manchester City.

On my one hour train journey from Manchester, I couldn’t help looking at my watch again and again — wondering what time is was in the States and whether people would be up watching the matches.

Something else I noticed while on the train were the small number of kids playing football in the parks alongside the railway lines. It reminded me of my childhood, playing football with my mates on a Saturday morning in anticipation of the day’s action and often trying to emulate your heroes.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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2 Responses to EPL Talk Arrives in England for Premiership Tour

  1. Anonymous says:

    Gaffer, you wondered whether people would be up watching the matches – well we had tons of people on the chat during the tense Arsenal v Newcastle clash, less so for the bore draw at Boro.

    Looks like you brought good luck to the Toffeemen at Goodison!


  2. MARTA DEL PIERO says:

    I love your expressiveness and excitment of returning to your youth!!! So happy for you..wish I was there have a toast for me in the most glamourous grounds, or if you see a cute Italian player out there. CHEERS!!! MARTA

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