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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.

Fox & Setanta Finalize August EPL TV Schedule

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The complete TV schedule for EPL matches during the first few weeks of the 2007/2008 season is now finalized, EPL Talk can reveal. Here’s what we know so far (the newly discovered listings are highlighted in bold): Saturday, August 11 … Continue reading

Chelsea v Club America Friendly: Photos & More

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Courtesy of EPL Talk reader Peter Pelham, here’s his account of the Chelsea 2-1 Club America friendly including images. Thanks Peter! “A great new stadium (incidentally, demolition and rebuild done in 9 months!) on the Stanford University campus. Approx 47,000 … Continue reading

Bull Durham

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I’m on vacation this week in North Carolina, so the quantity of blog postings will dwindle, but I’ll try and write when I get the opportunity. It’s actually a great week to visit the EPL Talk Community where you can … Continue reading

Don't Believe The Hype: David Beckham

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I realize than even by writing this article, I’m contributing to the mass hysteria revolving around the David Beckham story, but I have to say a few things. I’ve purposefully avoided much talk about Becks on the EPL Talk Podcast … Continue reading

Roundup of Soccer News From Around the World

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If you missed the Brazil against Uruguay semi-final of Copa America last night, you could have seen a classic. The entertainment value was extremely high as both teams came so close to winning the match within regulation. Uruguay continually threatened … Continue reading

New 07/08 Portsmouth Home Shirt Revealed

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The new 07/08 Portsmouth home shirt was unveiled last night. This season, Pompey will be wearing kits from kit manufacturer Canterbury who are more synonymous with rugby than soccer. Canterbury is to be applauded for a sleek design. The gold … Continue reading

UK TV Schedule for Premier League Matches

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Here’s the UK TV schedule for the first four months of the 07/08 Premier League season. For the first time, Setanta Sports will be showing the matches in the UK in addition to Sky Sports. Note that Sky hasn’t determined … Continue reading

Schedule for Premier League Matches on U.S. TV

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Here’s the TV schedule for Premier League matches for the first four months of the 2007/2008 season for viewers in the United States. It’s by no means complete (the Saturday 10am ET matches and midweek matches have to be confirmed), … Continue reading

Blackburn Rovers will be wearing Umbro Shirts

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Blackburn Rovers has made a late decision and has decided to sign a contract with Umbro instead of Lonsdale for their 2007/2008 football kit. The move to Umbro is unusual because Rovers fans, in the latter half of last season, … Continue reading

Join The EPL Talk Fantasy Premier League

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s that time of the year when the Fantasy Premier League is open for you to join. Unlike other fantasy football games, this one is free and EPL Talk even chips in and awards prizes to the winner like we … Continue reading

Is Man United Touring the United States in July?

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Either the English newspapers know something we don’t know or they’re guilty of sloppy journalism, but the following newspaper articles in The Independent and The Guardian both state that Manchester United will be touring the United States in mid-July. We … Continue reading

New 07/08 Everton Third Shirt

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An image has appeared on the Internet which is reportedly a picture of Everton’s third strip. The rough design of the 2007/2008 Everton third shirt is black except for the logo, which is green. Just this past week, Everton released … Continue reading

Premier League-Related News Pouring In

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Here are some of the interesting tidbits of Premier League-related news that you may be interested in: Setanta Sports has confirmed that French World Cup Winner Emmanuel Petit has joined the Irish broadcaster as a soccer pundit. Petit joins Paul … Continue reading

New 07/08 Aston Villa Away Shirt

Posted on by Christopher Harris

During today’s press conference to unveil Nigel Reo-Coker as Martin O’Neill’s latest signing, the English midfielder and former West Ham United player wore what must undoubtedly be Aston Villa’s new away shirt (pictured bottom right). The blue shirt features the … Continue reading

Aston Villa 07/08 Home Shirt Revealed

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The anticipation has been building to see what Aston Villa’s new kit design will look like for the 07/08 season. And, at last, it has now been uncovered. Aston Villa’s new 07/08 home and away shirts are manufactured by Nike. … Continue reading

Thank you to our sponsors

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I just want to take a pause to thank a new sponsor to EPL Talk. It’s Razorgator.com who have a great selection of those hard-to-find tickets to soccer games throughout the United States. Razorgator.com has tickets for the upcoming friendlies … Continue reading

Carlos Tevez Set to Join the Old Trafford Revolution

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The English newspapers are reporting that Carlos Tevez is poised to become Manchester United’s latest signing as early as next week. If the deal goes through, the implications for the Old Trafford club would be enormous. First, United will have … Continue reading

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I’m finally catching up on some of the e-mails I’ve been meaning to get to, so this one is sort of timely… Courtesy of EPL Talk reader eplnfl, here’s a photo slideshow from the recent USA v Canada Gold Cup … Continue reading