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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.

Weekend Preview – April 13-14

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Kicking off the weekend action on Friday is West Brom v Sheffield Wednesday. I hope for EPL Talk Community member fsquid‘s sake that Wednesday pull a result West Brom will want all three points to keep themselves in the thick … Continue reading

Is Abramovich Mad?

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If a tree falls in a forest and there is nobody to hear it, does it make a sound? Or in footballing terms, if Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side goes on to win the treble or quadruple this season, will he … Continue reading

Lawrie Sanchez Faces a Huge Mountain to Climb

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Northern Ireland manager and Fulham caretaker manager Lawrie Sanchez faces a difficult job the next few weeks on many different levels. First, he has to somehow instill confidence in a Fulham side that hasn’t won in seven matches. With only … Continue reading

Manchester United: Future Champions of Europe?

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What an awe-inspiring performance that was last night by Manchester United after their 7-1 thrashing of Roma in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final. Who could have predicted such an outcome? The one-touch passing and incredible link-up play … Continue reading

Top 10 Football Chants/Songs of All Time

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Courtesy of The Offside blog, here’s a link to the top ten football chants of all time according to one YouTuber.Some glaring omissions, I believe, are:”Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will be, Will be)””Glory, Glory Man United””When The Saints Go Marching … Continue reading

FoxSoccer.com Strengthening its Online Content

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Fox Soccer Channel today announced that it has signed a three year deal with the United Soccer League (USL) to broadcast matches on Friday nights. But, for me, the bigger news in the press release is that Fox will be … Continue reading

Which Premiership Clubs Deserve To Get Relegated?

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At the foot of the Premiership, the race to avoid relegation has now been reduced from 10 teams last weekend to eight. Those teams are: Watford, West Ham, Sheffield United, Charlton, Wigan, Fulham, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. If Villa and … Continue reading

MySpace Pages of Famous Soccer Celebrities

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In another sign that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, take a look at some of the following MySpace pages from famous soccer celebrities such as players, commentators and presenters: John MotsonPeter BrackleyPeter DruryAndy GrayGarth CrooksEfan EkokuMomo SissokoDan … Continue reading

Get the Most Out of the English Premier League

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In the past two years, a lot has changed in football with English clubs generating gigantic amounts of revenue while the interest in the FA Premier League among Americans (and American investors) has grown considerably.During this time, EPL Talk has … Continue reading

Goal Difference Is United's Best Bet to Edge Chelsea

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By John Nicholson I’ve assumed since the Xmas and New Year period when Man United opened up a 12 point gap over Chelsea that the Blues would hunt United down and catch them. I just assumed it would happen, so … Continue reading

Highly Recommended Podcast for Liverpool Fans

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As the number of football podcasts continues to grow especially as clubs jump on the bandwagon and release their official versions, it’s often hard to find new podcasts that are unique and deliver insight you can’t find elsewhere. But there … Continue reading

7 Habits of Highly Effective EPL Talk Readers

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Behind the scenes, there’s been a lot going on at EPL Talk. Even if you’re a daily visitor, here are some new features and news you may have missed:1. EPL Talk is featured in the April issue of Podcast User … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel's Bizarre Ads for Pathfinder

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Has Fox Soccer Channel lost the plot? In amazement, I was watching Fox Soccer Channel tonight and saw a preview to Pathfinder, a new violent fantasy film from 20th Century Fox. Except instead of the normal preview FSC had been … Continue reading

"MLS Saturday On FSC" Scores an Awful Own Goal

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Tonight, I witnessed the most embarrassing 30 minutes of Fox Soccer Channel on TV since I began watching the channel when it was previously known as Fox Sports World. “MLS Saturday on FSC,” with hosts Todd Grisham and Christopher Sullivan … Continue reading

Only 3 Percent of EPL Matches End In A Shock Win

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Before today’s two shock results (Portsmouth 2-1 Man United, and Arsenal 0-1 West Ham), how many times this season had there been shock wins? Well, the answer is 19. Out of the 619 matches played this season prior to Saturday, only … Continue reading

Setanta Working Deals with DISH Network and Comcast

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The Australian Football Association of North America (AFANA) is reporting that Setanta Sports is pushing hard to get their network added to DISH and Comcast by June or July, which would be perfect timing for the beginning of the 2007/2008 … Continue reading

Oliver Tse Discusses The Future of SoccerTV.com

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The latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast has just been published and features an interview with Oliver Tse, the creator of the popular web site, SoccerTV.com During the interview, Tse makes a major announcement regarding the future of SoccerTV.com … Continue reading

Championship More Entertaining Than EPL?

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Interesting article about the lure of the Championship and how it compares to the Premiership with a quote or two from Roy Keane.