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EPL Talk Celebrates Its Five Year Anniversary

readers choice 2010 button EPL Talk Celebrates Its Five Year AnniversaryFive years ago today, EPL Talk launched out of nowhere. There was zero marketing budget. All it was could be summed one in one word: passion. From that day until now, all I did was write about the sport and league that has given me so much joy and that I’ve been passionate about all my life. Hopefully that has found its way to you through my words.

But, really, my passion is your passion. When I came up with the idea for EPL Talk in 2005, I was fortunate that the Premier League would rise in popularity to unbelievable proportions at the same time that I was writing about it. And at the same time millions of people were gravitating to the game thanks to the meteoric rise in the coverage of the Premier League both online and on television.

Over the years, EPL Talk changed significantly. It began as a blog in November 2005, then added an online magazine in February 2006, launched a weekly podcast in April 2006 and, since then, has evolved and grown at a rapid pace. Since the 2005 launch, we’ve posted 5,879 articles, 74,539 comments and 226 pages on the site.

During the 2010 World Cup, the site had more than 500,000 unique visitors. And the site has been mentioned in or on The Guardian, BBC World Football Phone-In, USA Today, NPR, BBC Five Live, Yahoo Sports and other media organizations.

A big thank you needs to go to you, the readers, for making it part of your day. And to the bloggers and podcasters of EPL Talk who have spent many late night writing or recording episodes to share with you, the die-hard soccer fan.

During November, we’ll be celebrating our five year anniversary by featuring articles suggested by you, the reader. So if you haven’t had a chance to post a suggestion, please do so now. Originally I was going to allow the readers to vote on which articles should be covered during EPL Talk’s Readers Choice Month. But the suggestions have been so good thus far that I’ll end up writing posts about almost all of the articles.

Thanks to five wonderful years of EPL Talk. And here’s to five more!

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About Christopher Harris

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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8 Responses to EPL Talk Celebrates Its Five Year Anniversary

  1. Martin says:


    This has become my go to site for Premier League articles and discussions. Love the podcasts as they are required listening for me on my commutes to and from work. I’ve only been following the EPL since this summer due to World Cup action and when I found this site I was very thankful. Through this site I’ve formed the EPL Talk PS3 League and met some cool people on here to play matches against.

    Many thanks for providing great articles, podcasts and an overall fantastic fan interaction.

  2. Sir Guy says:

    Happy Anny, Gaffer! :-)

  3. Fernando says:

    A big congrats on the anniversary!!

    This is a great forum to discuss everything on the Premier League. I’m glad I’ve found this site and hope that EPL Talk enjoys many more years!!

  4. jose says:

    5 years of our expertise, wow you must have patience. lol

  5. Aimee says:

    Yay! Thank you for everything, my favourite blog and podcast!

  6. Trade Mark says:

    Congratulations Gaffer! I discovered this site shortly after the World Cup this summer, when I decided to follow the EPL. It has been extremely helpful in my education, indoctrination, and training, LOL. I enjoy the articles and appreciate the forum you provide for others to comment and share opinions.

    Keep up the good work and may you enjoy many more years of success!

  7. soonerscotty says:

    Congrats!! Love the blog and enjoy checking it daily!


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