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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.

The First Soccer Web Site I Ever Visited

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What was the first soccer web site you remember visiting? For me, my memory is a little dusty but I do remember being in college in 1996 and my professor was raving about the Mosaic web browser in one of … Continue reading

Round up of loan deals

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This past Thursday was the deadline for Football League teams to arrange loan deals. In exceptional circumstances, clubs can apply for special dispensation to the Premier League or Football League to arrange deals outside these times – for instance, if … Continue reading

Sheffield United's 2007/2008 Kit: Home and Away

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I reported a few weeks ago that Sheffield United had given their supporters a chance to vote on their home and away shirts for the 2007/2008 season, which will hopefully see the Blades still in the Premiership.Well, the final results … Continue reading

Interview with The Football Supporters' Federation

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I had a good conversation with Steven Powell, head of development at The Football Supporters’ Federation this past Friday, which has now been published on the EPL Talk Podcast for you to download and hear. Powell discussed several interesting topics … Continue reading

Whatever Happened to Kevin Keegan?

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For those of you wondering whatever happened to Kevin Keegan, read this article from The Independent which reveals Mighty Mouse’s latest adventure. It’s a pretty frank discussion with the former Manchester City boss. No matter how bad things were at … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel Wants Ant & Dec To Host Show

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In today’s Sunday Express newspaper from England, it’s reported that Fox Soccer Channel is in talks with British entertainers Ant & Dec about co-hosting a once or twice weekly show. Ant & Dec, who are very popular in the UK … Continue reading

Reflections on La Liga Matches

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Here are some of my observations from last weekend’s La Liga matches: Chelsea shouldn’t have a lot to fear in the Champions League with Valencia although the Blues still shouldn’t take the Spanish side lightly. Against Racing Santander, Valencia looked … Continue reading

Results from the EPL Talk Blog Survey

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Thanks everyone for your patience in taking these surveys and/or reading the results. While they’re not soccer news-related, they are extremely beneficial to EPL Talk as we aim to continue to improve and to better understand the types of content … Continue reading

Premier League's Marketing Needs To Improve

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A couple of weeks ago in the EPL Talk Email Newsletter, I wrote about how advanced the Bundesliga was in comparison to the FA Premier League when it comes to marketing itself. The Bundesliga web site is far superior to … Continue reading

ITVN & Setanta Sports: Reader Feedback

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I want to share a letter I received from one of the EPL Talk readers regarding Setanta Sports and its availability via ITVN. Thanks to Dave Morris for writing in. Gaffer, I’m not fully informed on the relationship between FSC … Continue reading

Random News From the World of English Football

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The first match that will open the new Wembley Stadium will be televised live for viewers of Fox Soccer Channel this Saturday when England’s under-21 side faces the Italy under-21 team. The new 90,000 stadium (discussed in more detail on … Continue reading

Liverpool's New 2007/2008 Away Shirts

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Back on February 15th, EPL Talk revealed that Liverpool would be unveiling new away shirts this season from Adidas. While the club hasn’t officially shown what the new shirts will look like, EPL Talk has discovered the following picture courtesy … Continue reading

Arsenal White Away Shirt, 2007/2008

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Arsenal is rumored to be playing in a white away jersey for the 2007/2008 season. For the Gunners, it’ll be quite a departure from their usual smorgasbord of away colors. Pictured right is reportedly one of the concepts that Arsenal … Continue reading

GolTV's "American Soccer" Jumps The Shark

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EPL reader Ossie’s Dream was kind enough to provide us a mini-review of Fox Soccer Channel recently, where he shared his disdain about Fox’s over-the-top way that it incorporated an Adidas advertisement/sponsorship into last week’s Super Saturday +. I, too, … Continue reading

Best Soccer Podcasts Cry for Return of Glendenning and Balague

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The growing number of soccer podcasts is beginning to take its toll on listeners worldwide. Many of us, myself included, are starting to get burnt out by hearing too many soccer podcasts each week. But now with new shows cropping … Continue reading

New Newcastle United 2007/2008 Shirt

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Newcastle United may not be masters of football on the pitch this season, but Adidas and their marketing team definitely know how to sell football shirts. In a unique idea, Newcastle unveiled their 2007-2008 home kit this week on their … Continue reading

Interview with Ian Bishop

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The latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast was just published featuring a candid interview with Ian Bishop, formerly of Manchester City, West Ham United, Miami Fusion and several other clubs. Bishop, who is perhaps most famous for his goal … Continue reading

EPL Clubs to Adopt Goalline Technology for 2008-09

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According to The Observer newspaper, the Premier League plans to use its innovative goalline technology to settle disputes over whether balls have crossed the line from the 2008-09 season.It’s about bloody time!