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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.

Ten Percent of Soccer Fans Watch EPL Illegally

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The final results have been tabulated for the latest EPL Talk poll and one of the answers is quite surprising. When asked “where do you primarily watch Premiership matches,” 80% of the respondents answered “at home,” but surprisingly, 10% voted … Continue reading

The Politics of Football: Sheffield United & Premier League

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Is it a coincidence that the Premier League was scheduled to announce the fixtures for the 2007/2008 season on June 21st, but has now moved the date back to June 14th? Could it be because the arbitration hearing between Sheffield … Continue reading

Chelsea to Unveil New Away Shirt in Los Angeles

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Chelsea has announced that they’ll unveil their new 2007/2008 away shirt during their July 17 friendly against the Suwon Bluewings in Los Angeles. The new Chelsea shirt (pictured) is supposed to be a flourescent green/yellow color from kit manufacturer Adidas. … Continue reading

Chelsea Introduce Two Versions of their Web Site

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In November 2006, Chelsea launched a brand-new redesign of their web site in conjunction with Premium TV. Some of you may remember that I was the only US-based reporter at the press conference and I brought back interviews and photographs … Continue reading

Beckham Glosses Over An Uninspired England Performance (Again)

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By John Nicholson And so another England game is consigned to the history books. It is a sign of just how little is expected of England that this morning, the press is writing up this performance as ‘reinvigorating.’ Indeed, much … Continue reading

Chelsea Loses Pace Behind Man Utd in Transfer Race

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In the back of my mind, I keep hearing the words “Never underestimate Chelsea.” But unless the Blues make some significant signings this summer, their 2007/2008 season could be dead and buried before Christmas. If Manchester United continue to make … Continue reading

Welcome to the Major League Soccer Talk Podcast

Posted on by Christopher Harris

For those of you who subscribe to the EPL Talk Podcast feed from iTunes (give yourselves a pat on the back!), you’ll have discovered a surprise this week with the first episode of the Major League Soccer Podcast. Hosted by … Continue reading

Interviews with US Players Plying Their Trade in England

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I just found out that today’s episode of The 2 G’s radio show (Friday, June 1st, Noon ET) will feature exclusive interviews with many of the US stars who play in the Premiership. The interviews were conducted by Peter Brown … Continue reading

Derby Go Up

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Derby County sealed their return to the Premier League with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. The win is said to be worth more than £60 million in revenue for the club and should help strengthen their standing. Steven … Continue reading

Name to Remember: Charlie Sheringham

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Some of you may know that former England striker Teddy Sheringham was released by West Ham United at the end of this past season. The 41-year-old is now a free agent after his contract expired. But how many of you … Continue reading

Web Entrepreneurs Creating Solutions for Footy Fans

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The Internet has transformed the way fans experience football/soccer online, but we’re still in the very early stages of the technology. What we need now more than ever are imaginative people who can take the technology and develop new, creative … Continue reading

Unlikely Entertainment Network Wins EPL TV Rights

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Here in the States, we’ve gotten accustomed to watching the English Premier League on Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports. For those readers in the UK, it’ll be Sky Sports and Setanta starting in August. Elsewhere in the world, ESPN … Continue reading

Liverpool's New 07/08 Away Shirts (Black & White)

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Out of all of the new shirts coming out this summer for Premiership teams, there’s been one club where there has been the most speculation and controversy. That team is Liverpool FC, where we have seen countless images and sketches … Continue reading

Memories of West Bromwich Albion & The Hawthorns

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Congratulations to Derby County on being promoted to the English Premier League after beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0 today at Wembley. While not a scintillating match, Derby was yet again impressive in the way they defended a lead and prevented … Continue reading

Rodney Marsh Interview

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Episode 68 of the EPL Talk Podcast features an exclusive interview with Rodney Marsh, the former England, Tampa Bay Rowdies, QPR, Man City and Fulham wizard (as well as a former pundit for Sky Sports and TalkSport). Subscribe to the … Continue reading

New Liverpool 07/08 Away Shirts

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Liverpool and Adidas have craftly come up with a marketing idea that will get many Reds fans anxious about their new kits this year. They’ve created a countdown clock showing the amount of time until the new 07/08 Liverpool away … Continue reading

New Birmingham City 07/08 Home Shirt

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The seventies are back in style. That’s according to Premier League new boys, Birmingham City, who recently unveiled their new home shirt for the 2007/2008 season (pictured). Instead of creating a more modern design (such as Manchester City’s new home … Continue reading

New Sunderland Away Shirt, 2007/2008

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Sunderland has unveiled their new away strip for the 07/08 season. Sponsored by Boylesports, an Irish bookmaker, the new shirt follows the Umbro template design and is quite stylish (pictured). Sunderland fans will be hoping the team can wear the strip … Continue reading