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.

Charlton Celebrates Deserved Win Against Villa

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It isn’t often when a match involving Charlton Athletic raises the heart rate, but today’s last minute win against Aston Villa today was a splendid match. Alan Pardew has already invigorated his Charlton squad, and if the Southeast London team … Continue reading

The Journey From Florida to Everton's Goodison Park

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The wonderful thing about being in Britain is that you can hear conversations about football in the most interesting places. Taking the train from Manchester to Liverpool last month to embark on a trip to see Everton at home against … Continue reading

Premier League Considers Chelsea v Man Utd Showdown

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The executives at Sky Sports must be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of a fixture rearrangement which could see Chelsea versus Manchester United being rescheduled from April 14 to May 8 or 9. The Premiership season is … Continue reading

There's A Little Bit of You Inside English Footballers

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By John Nicholson Football provides many social functions in society, from instilling local and civic pride to giving people an excuse to avoid doing DIY on a Saturday afternoon. However, one of its least recognized but most important functions is … Continue reading

Premiership Matches In Doubt Due to Fog

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Growing up in Britain, there were quite a few holiday periods that resulted in huge numbers of matches being cancelled because of snowy conditions. This holiday season it may be fog that will cancel many matches — something which state-of-the-art … Continue reading

Pardew Breathes New Life Into Charlton FC

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Merry Christmas to all EPL Talk readers worldwide. While many of us are opening presents or giving them to our loved ones, Charlton fans will have something to cheer about this morning knowing that manager Les Reed has been replaced … Continue reading

Holiday Wishes from Fox Soccer Channel

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I received a Happy Holidays card today from Fox Cable Networks, parent company for Fox Soccer Channel. The greeting card programmed in Flash shows some highlights from its major networks. I counted four *very brief* clips for soccer. Unfortunately more … Continue reading

Win Footy Loot from EPL Talk's Community Site

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If you’re wondering where The Gaffer has been the past couple of days, you can find him over at the EPL Talk Community site where he’s been propping up the bar chatting to passerbys. Seriously, I’ve decided to start posting … Continue reading

In Two Minds About the English Premiership

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It’s been a few weeks now since I’ve returned from my trip to England to watch four Premiership matches and one Champions League match in the space of eight days. During that time, I’ve had a chance to reflect on … Continue reading

Now is the Time for a European Super League

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By John Nicholson A couple of years ago I wrote a column for football365 saying that it was time for a European Super League. It wasn’t widely welcomed then. But I think that’s changed now. To recap the concept; the … Continue reading

Interesting Slice of Premiership-Related Stories to Read

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The Guardian reporter Lestyn George has written an interesting article about Setanta Sports from a business perspective. Among the several interesting facts in the story is witnessing a conversation with a Sky Sports presenter (see Sky Sports Anticipating Exodus of … Continue reading

The Football Grounds Debate: Should Teams Move or Stay?

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For those of you who read this blog regularly and listen to the EPL Talk Podcast, you’ll know that I’m enamored with football grounds. So, thanks to a tip from the Tokyo Toffeeman, he pointed me to an article on … Continue reading

The Revealing Football Stories the British Press Ignore

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I had a really interesting conversation tonight with Ronaldo from the 101greatgoals.com web site. I interviewed him for the next EPL Talk Podcast, which you will hear this Sunday as part of a special holiday edition. Other interview guests on … Continue reading

The 10 Most Boring Sides In The Premiership

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Who for you are the top 10 most boring sides in the Premiership this season? The competition for the top 10 spots is tougher now than in quite some time. Here are my top 10 most boring sides: 1. Manchester … Continue reading

Interview with Reading's Marcus Hahnemann

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The latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast is now available, which features an exclusive interview with Reading and U.S. goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann. Hahnemann is arguably the top U.S. keeper in the world right now with Friedel faltering a little … Continue reading

Why Thierry Henry Must Go Now

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By John Nicholson It’s a given in football that you don’t sell your best player. To sell your best player usually indicates that the club is going down the toilet, is desperate for cash or the player concerned has been … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel Acquires Rights to UEFA Cup

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Fox Soccer Channel may have lost TV rights to a portion of their Premiership matches and the entire Bundesliga this season, but the network came out strong by announcing today it has won the rights to show the final rounds … Continue reading

ITVN Drops Setanta On Demand Service

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ITVN today announced it has dropped its Setanta On Demand service because Setanta doesn’t currently have rights to broadcast the programming on an ‘on demand’ basis. “We are hoping to offer a video on demand service in the new season,” … Continue reading