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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.

Breaking News: Five Premier League Clubs Named in Bungs Investigation

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This just in: Chelsea, Newcastle, Bolton, Middlesbrough and Portsmouth have been named in the bungs investigation for breaching transfer regulations. More news here. The case now goes to the Football Association (FA) for further investigation (expect this case to drag … Continue reading

U.S. Soccer Fans Become Center of Attention

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s one of the rare times in the year when U.S. soccer takes a front seat. Major League Soccer is in full swing. The U.S. men’s national team is battling in the Gold Cup and looking ahead to Copa America, … Continue reading

Premier League Risks Losing Brand Recognition

Posted on by Christopher Harris

A football story that was overlooked by many in mid-May is how the Premier League officially dropped the usage of the ‘Premiership’ name and changed the official title of the league to the Barclays Premier League (BPL). To me, it’s … Continue reading

07/08 Premier League Fixtures: All You Need to Know

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The Premier League has announced the fixtures for the 2007/2008 season, and there’s plenty of mouthwatering matches to look forward to. On opening day, August 11, the most appealing match is Manchester United v Reading. New boys Sunderland will play home … Continue reading

Chelsea's New Away 07/08 Shirt Unveiled

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Chelsea has unveiled their new away shirt for the 2007/2008 season, and it’s certainly going to a love hate relationship for many Blues fans worldwide. The new shirt, from Adidas, is yellow day-glow in color but a much softer yellow … Continue reading

West Ham United's New Home Shirt 07/08

Posted on by Christopher Harris

West Ham United has unveiled its new home shirt for the 07/08 season (pictured). The club has changed kit manufacturers from Reebok to Umbro, and the new shirt is based on the Umbro template which is very similar in design … Continue reading

Blackburn Rovers Targeted by American Investors

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Blackburn Rovers is the latest Premier League club to be courted by American investors for a possible takeover. According to BBC Sport, Rovers is in preliminary discussions with an American investor. In addition to the Lancashire club, Arsenal and Manchester … Continue reading

Madrid still on target for the title

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Barcelona dropped 2 massive points against Espanyol which let Real Madrid off the hook as they clawed out a 2-2 draw against Zaragoza. Barcelona had been leading into the 89th minute and Real were losing but an amazing reversal of … Continue reading

All You Need to Know About Mobile & Internet Highlights on Fox Soccer Channel

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Fox Soccer Channel and the English Premier League announced on Monday that the U.S. soccer network has acquired the U.S. rights to the mobile and Internet highlights for the next three seasons beginning in August with the 2007/2008 season. This … Continue reading

Breaking News: Fox Acquires Mobile & Internet Highlights Rights to EPL

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Fox Soccer Channel Acquires Exclusive Mobile and Internet Highlight Rights to Barclays Premier League: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance.More news/analysis to come later.

It's Official: Arsenal 07/08 Away Shirt is White

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The long awaited unveiling of Arsenal’s controversial new away shirt has happened. As EPL Talk reported a few months ago, it is, in fact, white. The shirt will be available as of July 5. But, in the meantime, the Arsenal … Continue reading

English Premier League: All Around The World

Posted on by Christopher Harris

One of the redeeming qualities about the Internet is its ability to provide news from all corners of the globe, which may been missed before unless we had subscriptions to newspapers from India, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries.For example, here’s … Continue reading

Interview with Duncan Hamilton

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Duncan Hamilton, the author of a new book about Brian Clough entitled “Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years With Brian Clough,” is featured in episode 70 of the EPL Talk Podcast. The interview with Hamilton (pictured alongside Brian Clough) … Continue reading

New Blogger Joins the EPL Talk Community

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you enjoy the EPL Talk Blog, be sure to head on over to the EPL Talk Community where we have five active bloggers writing about soccer/football. The newest addition to the EPL Talk Community bloggers is Justin The Manc … Continue reading

The New "Journey"

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A new show is about to emerge.A new journey will start.A new beginning will begin.A show to be listened to.A passion like no other.This is The Third Half.Coming to you Fall 2007 Bcjohn/Justinthemanc

Interview with Andrew Shue

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This week’s episode of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast features an interview with Andrew Shue, the former Melrose Place actor and star of the new movie, Gracie. Shue is interviewed by Major League Soccer Talk host Kartik Krishnaiyer. They discuss … Continue reading

Ronnie Whelan Coming to the States

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you live in the Dallas area, you’ll be interested to know that former Liverpool player Ronnie Whelan will be doing a speaking engagement on June 19. Whelan, who also played internationally for the Republic of Ireland, will be discussing … Continue reading

Premier League Clubs Favor China Over United States

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s already almost the middle of June and the disappointing news for fans of the English Premier League in America is that only two English sides have announced preseason friendly tours to the United States thus far: Chelsea and Aston … Continue reading