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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.

Everton's New 07/08 Home Shirt Revealed

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Everton will be officially unveiling their new home shirt on their web site May 3rd, but here’s a sneak preview of it. According to the Everton web site, the shirt will be worn for the first time this Saturday when … Continue reading

Arsenal's Away Shirt for the 07/08 Season

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The rumors that Arsenal will be adopting a white shirt as their away kit for the 07/08 season have been circulating for weeks now. Rough designs had been posted, but it was unclear whether it was authentic or not. Now … Continue reading

New Tottenham Hotspur 07/08 Shirt from Puma

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On May 12th, Tottenham Hotspur will unveil the new designs for their 2007/2008 shirts including a special design in honor of their 125th anniversary next year. However, one of the shirt designs has been leaked to the Internet. The shirt … Continue reading

Steve Coppell to Field Reserves in UEFA Cup

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Here are just a couple of the interesting stories that caught my eye in the past 24 hours: If Reading qualifies for the UEFA Cup, Steve Coppell will play reserves in the tournament. And he isn’t joking. Coppell knows where … Continue reading

The Rise of the English Premier League

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The domination by English football in Europe and around the world in the form of TV viewing is immense. If Manchester United overcome AC Milan tonight, expect more and more newcomers to football around the world becoming fans of one … Continue reading

Chelsea Returns to the Days of Claudio Ranieri

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Chelsea’s defeat last night in the Champions League semi-final may feel like deja vu for many Blues supporters. But not for the reasons that many of you may imagine. Incredibly, Chelsea’s fortunes have gone full circle. At the tail end … Continue reading

Joey Barton's Man City Career Near Its End

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It appears that Joey Barton may have played his last match for Manchester City this past Saturday. The fiery midfielder reportedly punched City teammate Dabo in the mouth during today’s training session, and Man City has suspended Barton til the … Continue reading

Down to the Wire

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With 6 games left, the race for the title in La Liga is very close with four teams still having a realistic shot at winning it all. Barcelona are currently in first but have been in less-than-stellar form recently. They … Continue reading

Chelsea On a Razor's Edge for Tonight's CL Semi

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The future of Jose Mourinho’s position at Chelsea hangs in the balance today dependent on whether the Blues can overcome their 1-0 aggregate at Anfield. Win on aggregate and Jose is a hero. Lose on aggregate and don’t be surprised … Continue reading

EPL Talk In The News

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If you get a chance, listen to today’s episode of the Soccer Shout podcast where I was the guest co-host. Phil and I discussed the past weekend’s Premiership action and got into a long discussion about whether West Ham should … Continue reading

ITV's Redesigned Web site Gets a Thumbs Down

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ITV has launched a completely redesigned version of their website at itv.comThe British broadcaster, who owns the TV rights to show the Champions League on UK television, is supposed to have integrated a Player on the site to rival BBC’s … Continue reading

A Dark Day in the History of Leeds United

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I keep using the word “unbelievable” to describe so many of the events this past weekend in football whether it was Man United’s comeback win against Everton, or the unbelievable (in a disgusting sense) developments at Elland Road. To relive … Continue reading

The Long Road Ahead for Sunderland & Birmingham

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By John Nicholson Birmingham and Sunderland have hit the jackpot. There’s never a bad time to get promoted to the Premiership but if you’re in to do it, this was the year to make it happen because the money that … Continue reading

Interview with Ian Plenderleith

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Episode 64 of the EPL Talk Podcast was released tonight featuring an interview with Ian Plenderleith, freelance writer for The Guardian, When Saturday Comes, USSoccerPlayers.com and other notable publications. You can read more about Ian Plenderleith at his web site. … Continue reading

Liverpool v Chelsea: Live and Online

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If you’re searching for a way to experience Tuesday’s Champions League match between Liverpool and Chelsea online, join the EPL Talk Chat hosted by bcjohn. We’ll have Chelsea, Liverpool and neutral fans from around the world chatting in real-time about … Continue reading

Video Highlights of Championship Relegation Battle

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Here’s video footage of the relegation battle from the Championship including the demise of Leeds and Southend along with the already-relegated Luton Town (who were top of the table near the beginning of the season).

ESPN Interested in Bidding for Setanta Sports

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According to the Irish newspaper The Sunday Business Post, ESPN has been linked with a possible bid for Setanta Sports. The reporter also mentions that BT and Virgin may also be interested. If the interest by ESPN is true, it … Continue reading

BBC & ITV to Offer Free HDTV Channels in 2008

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In an interesting development, the BBC and ITV announced today a unique partnership whereby the British networks will offer free high definition television (HDTV) in the scale of 200 channels to residents in the UK beginning spring 2008. Unfortunately, I’m … Continue reading