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Author Archives: Christopher Harris

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.

Premier League sees 316% increase in Chelsea-Man City TV audience in 5 years

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Chelsea vs City

While it’s not scientific nor is it an apples to apples comparison, the average number of viewers who watched the Chelsea-Manchester City game last weekend on NBC was 316% greater than the number of people who watched the same two … Continue reading

NBC broadcast of Chelsea-Manchester City delivers huge audience in US

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NBC’s live broadcast of Chelsea against Manchester City registered as the third most-viewed Premier League game in US television history. The game scored an average viewing audience of 1.35 million people who watched the January 31 game live on the over-the-air NBC … Continue reading

Harry Redknapp resigns as QPR manager

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Harry Redknapp has resigned as manager of Queens Park Rangers. Second bottom in the Premier League and only two points above Leicester City, Redknapp leaves the club in a position where relegation seems likely unless a proven manager can come … Continue reading

Official: Chelsea sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina for £26.8 million

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Chelsea has officially finalized the signing of Fiorentina and Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado for a fee of £26.8million, making him the top transfer signing of the January Transfer Deadline Day. The deal for Cuadrado took longer than expected due to … Continue reading

Transfer Deadline Day: All of the transfer news and completed deals

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It’s transfer deadline day in Europe today. Instead of scouring through all of the newspapers and websites, you can get all of the up-the-minute breaking news here throughout the day. The transfer deadline is 6pm ET in England and France tonight. … Continue reading

Victimization Complex (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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jose-mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is playing the victimization complex angle again, playing the mind games to make Chelsea players and fans believe that “they’re all out to get them” as the Blues chisel their way towards a Premier League title. … Continue reading

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Watch ‘The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year’; Must-see Brit TV [VIDEO]

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The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

In a new feature on World Soccer Talk, we’re bringing you a selection of must-see Brit TV for those times when you want to mix things up and watch some entertainment instead of reading our soccer news and analysis. The … Continue reading

Giant Killers (FA Cup weekend review show)

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It was arguably the biggest FA Cup shock of all time as Bradford bounced back from being 2-0 down against Stamford Bridge to defeat Chelsea 4-2 in an unbelievable match. On top of that, Cambridge United held a full-strength Manchester … Continue reading

Which team would you most love to beat in a final?

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With the fourth round of the FA Cup scheduled to kick off tomorrow with Cambridge United hosting Manchester United, as well as the Asian Cup and Africa Cup of Nations going strong, now’s the perfect time to consider the following … Continue reading

FOX Sports hires John Strong as commentator to boost its soccer coverage

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FOX Sports has hired John Strong as a full-time commentator to beef up its soccer coverage in 2015 and beyond. Strong, who has been unanimously heralded by experts as one of the most talented American presenters and commentators on soccer, … Continue reading

Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United, League Cup Semi-Final: TV times and open thread

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Today’s Capital One Cup semifinal between Tottenham and Sheffield United is being televised live on US television and Internet. Due to a delay in the Sheffield United bus arriving at White Hart Lane, the match will kick off at 3pm ET … Continue reading

Sign Up For a Free 48-Hour Trial of DishWorld and Watch Liverpool-Chelsea Today

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For soccer fans in the United States, DishWorld is offering a free 48-hour trial of its online HD streaming service so you can watch today’s Capital One Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Chelsea. The match will be shown live exclusively … Continue reading

FOX Sports Debuts First 2015 Women’s World Cup Ad [VIDEO]

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FOX Sports has released its first video to promote the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and it’s typical FOX. Twenty four teams from around the world will compete in the tournament hosted in Canada this summer, but after watching FOX’s video … Continue reading

Fever Pitch (Premier League Weekend Review Show)

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It was a weekend of surprises in the Premier League with Arsenal showing class against a big club, Chelsea thrashing Swansea 5-0 in Wales, Fabio Borini scoring for Liverpool, Crystal Palace mounting the comeback of the weekend, Manchester United sputtering … Continue reading

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NBC Sports Launches MatchMaker App to Connect Premier League Soccer Fans

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NBC Sports have launched a brand-new app for Premier League soccer fans in the United States. The NBC Sports MatchMaker app helps EPL fans locate, chat and meet up with each other to enjoy watching matches with fellow supporters. At … Continue reading

Fort Lauderdale Strikers Unveil Brazilian Ronaldo as Part-Owner

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NASL team Fort Lauderdale Strikers presented Brazilian World Cup star Ronaldo to the media in South Florida today as part-owner of the club after his affiliation with the club was originally announced in December. During the press conference, Ronaldo announced … Continue reading

How Swansea Will Bounce Back Now That Wilfried Bony Has Joined Manchester City for £28million

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If this was any other club in the Premier League that had just lost their star striker who had scored 9 goals this season (representing 34% of all of Swansea’s league goals), the supporters would be in an uproar. But … Continue reading

Win the Liverpool FC Experience Of a Lifetime to Play at Anfield

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In its Join The Greats contest, Carlsberg is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for you and your 2 best mates to visit England for an incredible soccer experience. The Grand Prize is 4 nights in England where you … Continue reading