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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.

Man United Finds Its Way On to HBO's Entourage

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Was tonight’s episode of Entourage, the hippest show on HBO, the tipping point for soccer in the American mainstream?For those of you who missed it, lead character Vincent Chase walks into Dennis Hopper’s house and what is everyone watching but … Continue reading

Why EPL Clubs Should Buy English Not Foreign Players

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By John Nicholson Here’s a mantra you’ll all be familiar with: English born players are over-priced. That’s why clubs buy so many overseas players. You get good players for much less money. That’s the received wisdom. We can all point … Continue reading

Argentina 4-1 United States: The Harsh Reality

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It’s the morning after the night before and all throughout America I imagine there are many soccer fans with their heads stooped a little lower today. After being convincingly beaten 4-1 by Argentina in their first match in the Copa … Continue reading

Sky Sports Not Making Life Easy for Setanta in UK

Posted on by Christopher Harris

EPL Talk reader Tokyo Toffeeman wrote in to say how “coincidental” it was that Sky Sports decided to broadcast its live Championship coverage for the 07/08 season at the same time that Setanta will be broadcasting its package of matches. … Continue reading

New Blogger Joins the EPL Talk Community

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The number of bloggers contributing to the EPL Talk Community has grown by one. Michael James, aka, is now the sixth blogger with the launch of his English Soccer Talk blog.You may know Michael from his postings on the Soccer … Continue reading

Hear the new English Premier League Theme Song

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The English Premier League will unveil a new anthem starting with the 2007/2008 season with a theme song entitled “My Saturday Self” by musician Peter Lawlor, and you can hear a shortened version of the song here first courtesy of … Continue reading

Mexico Stuns Brazil in Another Copa America Shock

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For the second night in a row, there’s been a huge upset in Copa America. The opening night it was Peru’s emphatic 3-0 win against Uruguay. Tonight, it was an even bigger shock as Mexico annihilated Brazil with a 2-0 … Continue reading

Back From The Dead: A Game of Two Halves Podcast

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For many of you old timers to the world of soccer podcasts, your first foray into soccer podcasts may have been The Treble or A Game of Two Halves. While the former continues, the latter has been missing in action … Continue reading

Copa America Kicks Off on GolTV

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I had the pleasure yesterday evening to watch the opening match of Copa America as Peru shocked Uruguay 3-0 in a thoroughly entertaining match. The Peruvians were incredibly impressive in all areas of the pitch. And what a magnificent goal … Continue reading

Chelsea & Aston Villa U.S. Friendlies on Fox

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This July, Fox Soccer Channel will be broadcasting Chelsea’s first friendly of the summer against the Suwon Bluewings on Tuesday, July 17, live at 11pm ET. The match will debut Chelsea’s new yellow dayglo away jersey.Eight days later, you can … Continue reading

Deal Between Setanta and DISH Network Imminent

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EPL Talk can exclusively reveal that the deal between Setanta Sports and DISH Network will be completed within weeks according to an unconfirmed source. Elsewhere there are strong rumors that Setanta Sports will be available in Canada in the very … Continue reading

The Madness of Thierry Henry and Thaksin Shinawatra

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This past week, the two names you can’t escape are Arsenal’s Thierry Henry and soon-to-be conqueror of Manchester City Thaksin Shinawatra. I’ve purposefully stayed away from writing about them. Why? If you’re like me, I’m a bit sick of hearing … Continue reading

Bring Back the British Home Championship

Posted on by Christopher Harris

By John Nicholson It seems likely that a revamped version of the Home Internationals will be revived in a couple of year’s time. England will be invited to join Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the end of season tournament … Continue reading

$200 Million Buyout of GolTV Falls Through

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The proposed agreement for GolTV to be purchased by SCP Worldwide for $200 million has fallen through, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. The Business Journal reporter quotes industry sources speculating that the deal fell through because SCP Worldwide, … Continue reading

MLS Clubs Taking Advantage of EPL Fans in States

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If you’re planning on going to see Everton play Real Salt Lake on July 21st, be prepared to be disappointed. According to their web site, you won’t be able to buy single tickets to the match but will be forced … Continue reading

How Rupert Murdoch Changed Football: For Better or Worse

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Here’s an interesting article you may have missed: How Rupert Murdoch Changed Football. The tycoon launched Sky Sports and changed the history of English football forever. The question is: Did he change it for better or worse?Meanwhile, at EPL Talk … Continue reading

Damn The Torpedoes: Two New Soccer Blogs

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The quality of soccer blogs throughout the blogosphere is continuing to increase. The difficult part is finding them.Two new ones I uncovered and highly recommend are: Pitch Invasion: It’s not just the pretty pictures at Pitch Invasion which make the … Continue reading

List of Pundits at Setanta Continues to Grow

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Pat Dolan (pictured) has decided to continue as a Setanta Sports pundit instead of becoming manager of Derry City, according to BBC Sport. That means that the Setanta Sports crew for next season will feature Dolan, Paul Dempsey, Steve McManaman, … Continue reading