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.

Blackburn vs Spurs: Photos & Audio at Ewood Park

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Day two of the EPL Talk tour of England is over, but you can hear all of the adventures at Ewood Park by downloading the latest podcast, episode 36, at http://epltalk.libsyn.com Two matches so far, and both have featured spectacular … Continue reading

Goodison Park Podcast

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The first podcast episode from my journey through England has been posted, which features the sounds and atmosphere of Goodison Park plus an exclusive interview with Bolton’s Johann Smith. Listen now at http://epltalk.libsyn.com For a chance to win a copy … Continue reading

EPL Talk Arrives in England for Premiership Tour

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After traveling 4,500 miles during 14 hours, I have arrived in England. A nation where you can wear your love of football on your sleeve. This is a footballing country, make no doubt about it. Flying over Lancashire as the … Continue reading

Photos from Today's Everton v Bolton Match

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Here are the photographs from the EPL Talk trip today to Everton v Bolton at Goodison Park, November 18, 2006. View the slideshow here. Or view each of the 39 photos here (each features comments that tell you more about … Continue reading

"Four Thousand Holes in Blackburn, Lancashire"

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One last post before I head to the airport and catch the flight from balmy Fort Lauderdale to chilly Manchester. I’ll report back via this blog (if I can get internet connection) when I touch down at Goodison Park. In … Continue reading

Tour of Premiership Grounds Is In The News

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On the eve of my flight to England, my ‘to-do’ list is longer than Newcastle United’s injury list, but rather than bore you with all of the details about packing my bags, here are some of the exciting news, developments … Continue reading

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