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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.

BBC Debuts Female Commentator on MOTD

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BBC’s Match of the Day this weekend will feature a first when female commentator Jacqui Oatley will cover the Fulham against Blackburn match. She will be the first female commentator for MOTD in the 43 year history of the show. … Continue reading

EPL Talk Vodcast Features GolTV and Ray Hudson

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The debut episode of the EPL Talk Video Podcast has been released, which features an exclusive interview with Ray Hudson and a behind-the-scenes tour of the GolTV studios and the set of their American Soccer television show. The video podcast … Continue reading

David Dein's Departure Raises Concerns for Arsenal

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It must be a eyeopening time to be a fly on the wall of Arsenal’s boardroom right now. Today, Arsenal’s vice-chairman David Dein left the club after citing “irreconcilable differences” with the rest of the board. Dein, who has been … Continue reading

Lettering for 07/08 Premiership Shirts Unveiled

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Starting on May 15th, the 2007/2008 shirts of Premiership clubs will feature a new letter and number style that will incorporate the new Premier League logo and will be easier to read. Looking at the application guide for the new … Continue reading

Release Dates for 2007/2008 Premiership Shirts

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If you’re wondering when your favorite Premiership side will unveil their new 2007/2008 jerseys and kits, we have the answers for you:Arsenal: July 7 (home), August 7 (away); NikeBolton: May 7 (h), June 7 (a); ReebokChelsea: July 7 (a), August … Continue reading

A Tale of Two

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Just as Real Madrid seemed to be making a surge toward the top of the table, along comes Racing Santander to upset them 2-1 on Saturday. The defeat was Real’s first in nine matches and leaves them sitting five points … Continue reading

Interview with John Williams Now Live

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Episode 62 of the EPL Talk Podcast was published this morning featuring an interview with author John Williams, who is also the director of the Sir Norman Chester Centre for Football Research in England. As well as being an expert … Continue reading

Behind-The-Scenes at GolTV And American Soccer

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Across the street from the GolTV studios on the JF Kennedy Causeway in Miami is the beautiful green water of Biscayne Bay. Stroll down the street and you see the WSVN Channel 7 studios featuring a view of downtown Miami … Continue reading

Goal of the Weekend: Hameur Bouazza (Watford)

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How about this for a bicycle kick? Who said Watford doesn’t have class?

The Impact of the EPL on the Far East

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EPL Talk correspondent Kevin Jones, who lives in London, will return to the EPL Talk Podcast on Sunday, April 22nd for the first in a series of exposes about the impact that the Premiership is having on the Far East. … Continue reading

Long Live The New George Best: Cristiano Ronaldo

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By John Nicholson For many football fans, the phrase “he’s the new George Best” will be a familiar one. Over the last 35 years barely a season has passed without someone being hailed as the new George Best. I remember … Continue reading

Is Tottenham Jose Mourinho's Next Destination?

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Paul Wilson in The Observer today writes an absorbing article about how England means the best of Europe, and how the domination of the Premiership clubs could accelerate the formation of a European Super League (albeit without the English teams). … Continue reading

Survey: United & Spurs Fans Unfairly Victimized

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This past week, many of you responded to a poll about whether Manchester United and Tottenham fans were unfairly victimized by the Italian and Spanish authorities in their matches away to Roma and Sevilla respectively. Your answers were a little … Continue reading

Guest Appearance On Inside Soccer Today

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If you have 10-15 minutes, listen to today’s Inside Soccer radio show where I’ll be a guest starting at approximately 3:40pm PT/6:40pm ET/11:40pm GMT on Saturday, April 14th, 2007. You can listen live from the Inside Soccer web site here.Or … Continue reading

Cricket Web Site Breaks New Ground for Soccer Sites to Follow

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We’re living in a time where the guidelines of what’s legal and not regarding football coverage is blurred. Let me explain. If you live outside the UK, you’ve undoubtedly experienced the frustration of being unable to listen or watch certain … Continue reading

Chelsea v Blackburn FA Cup Semi Final on FSC

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Correction: In today’s EPL Talk Email Newsletter, I incorrectly stated that the Chelsea v Blackburn FA Cup semi-final match this Sunday is on pay-per-view. In fact, Fox Soccer Channel will be showing it live instead.

Chelsea v Blackburn: Live and Online

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If you’re searching for a way to experience Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final match between Chelsea and Blackburn online, join the EPL Talk Chat hosted by bcjohn. We’ll have Chelsea, Blackburn and neutral fans from around the world chatting in real-time … Continue reading

Ronaldo's New Contract Shows Allure of Premiership

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to sign a five year extension to his contract at Manchester United is a sign of how England is becoming, as EPL Talk blogger Kartik calls it, the “epicenter of world football.” Many pundits, myself included, expected … Continue reading