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.

Four Days Before Premiership Adventure Begins

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There are just four days to go before EPL Talk’s tour of England begins with the Everton versus Bolton Wanderers clash at Goodison Park, and the excitement is building. While my blogging has slowed a little during the last few … Continue reading

Quality of Premiership Slipping on Saturdays?

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Is it me or has the quality of live Premiership football matches on TV this past Saturday been extremely substandard? This past Saturday we were subjected to the horror that was Manchester City (remember when they were a fun team … Continue reading

Are TV Habits of Fox Soccer Channel Viewers Changing?

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When you think about it, this season’s Premiership is the most televised football league in the U.S. since TV was invented. But this season is intriguing for TV soccer junkies like myself because we’re able to watch English Premier League … Continue reading

The High Stakes Game of Premiership Nirvana

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There are 72 clubs outside of the English Premiership, and every one of them would love to play in England’s top league. But at what price? For a fascinating glimpse at the precarious situation that many clubs face in their … Continue reading

Football Authorities Warn Ticket Agency Websites

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The football authorities today announced measures to stamp out ticketing agencies who sell tickets to Premiership matches at inflated prices. The article in The Guardian reveals that any internet site carrying advertisements from unauthorized ticket agents will also itself be … Continue reading

10 Days Until a First in Soccer Blogging & Podcast History Begins

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There’s just 10 days to go before EPL Talk visits England for what will be a first in blogging and podcast history when we report back our stories, photos and audio from the experience of watching Premiership and Champions League … Continue reading

Superb League Cup Coverage from Setanta Sports

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In the last round of the League Cup, Setanta Sports treated us to coverage from Crewe against Manchester United, and Chesterfield versus West Ham United. While both matches were entertaining to watch, I wrote how impressed I was that Setanta … Continue reading

Blunders Revealed In Liverpool Team Photo

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For your amusement, head on over to Anfield Online to read their critique of Liverpool’s 2006/2007 team photo. It seems the graphic designer from the Reds did a bit of a hatchet job, and the poor work is pretty easy … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson: 20 Years of Service for United

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Today marks the 20 year anniversary of Alex Ferguson becoming manager of Manchester United. It’s hard to imagine now, but when Fergie joined the club on November 6, 1986, Man United was 19th out of 22 teams in the old … Continue reading

Premiership: Four Horse Title Race Narrowed to Two

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It’s amazing what two matches can do to impact the Premiership race. Tottenham’s convincing win against Chelsea means that Man United are now three points ahead at the top of the league. West Ham’s win against Arsenal, meanwhile, puts the … Continue reading

Hope Springs Eternal For Hammers & Spurs Today

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This week marks one year since the launch of the EPL Talk site. It’s interesting to compare how the Premiership fares then versus today.In January of this year, I wrote about the state of the Premiership and placed the 20 … Continue reading

Setanta & ITVN’s "On Demand" Service: A+

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Here’s another reason to sign for ITVN via EPL Talk: Scrolling through Setanta’s On Demand service this morning, I noticed several interesting programs to choose from including “Gazzetta Football Italia” and Barcelona against Chelsea.”Gazzetta Football Italia” is hosted by the … Continue reading

Liverpool FC's Ticket Policy: It's Not Fair

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I never knew it would be so difficult to get tickets to a match at Anfield. Sure, I’ve been following the game of football since I was the age of 7 or 8 — 30 odd years now — but … Continue reading

The Long Road From Miami To Old Trafford

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In the past few years, the Man United against Chelsea tie has taken on more importance in the Premiership calendar. Later this month, Jose Mourinho will take his side to Old Trafford knowing that the match could determine who is … Continue reading

New Leader In Champions League Fantasy Race

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While the race for the Premiership is tight at the top, the EPL Talk Fantasy Leagues are shaping up to be very competitive also.Amazingly, Inter Rockfish has been knocked out of first place in the EPL Talk Champions League by … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel Jamaica: $400 Per Month

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If you pay approximately $100 or more a month for your cable bill, consider yourself lucky. According to the Jamaica Observer newspaper, cable customers in Kingston will have to pay $400 per month to get their Fox Soccer Channel Jamaica … Continue reading

The Price To Pay To See Arsenal Football Club

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You’re now less than 17 days away from experiencing a one-of-a-kind online journey through the Premiership courtesy of EPL Talk. As we get closer to the “kick off,” I’ll keep you updated on what the ticket purchasing experience is like, … Continue reading

ITVN To Offer Setanta Xtra Service To Customers

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Breaking news: EPL Talk can reveal that during the next few days, ITVN is scheduled to announce the availability of Setanta Xtra to its customers.The Setanta Xtra channel shows live feeds of Premier League matches when Setanta has more than … Continue reading