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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.

Analyzing The Race for the Premiership Title

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Now that the race for the Premiership title is entering its final stage of the season, how close is Manchester United to lifting the trophy and can Chelsea snatch the title before the season concludes on Sunday, May 13? Despite … Continue reading

League One Promotion Race

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I’ll declare my bias right off the start — I hope Nottingham Forest get an automatic promotion to the Championship this season. That being said, there is a massive game this weekend as third-place Forest face second-place Bristol City at … Continue reading

Running Scared: England's National Team

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By John NicholsonOne of the great conundrums of football is how a team of averagely talented players can sometimes play better and beat a team of superior players. This is often especially the case during international weeks such as the … Continue reading

Arsenal v Liverpool: Live and Online

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If you’re searching for a way to experience Saturday’s Premiership match between Arsenal and Liverpool online, join the EPL Talk Chat hosted by bcjohn. We’ll have Arsenal, Liverpool and neutral fans from around the world chatting in real-time about the … Continue reading

EPL Talk's Visit to Fulham's Craven Cottage

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Craven Cottage seems out of place in the Premiership. With grounds such as Old Trafford, the Emirates Stadium and St. James’s Park being large steel monstrosities, Craven Cottage is a tiny but historic ground nestled next to the quaint Bishop’s … Continue reading

Riquelme To Stay?

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By Juan Arango The Argentine international midfielder might decide to stay beyond his projected loan window. According to El Mediterraneo of Castellón, the exiled Villarreal star looks to be drawing his European adventure to a close. Sources have stated that … Continue reading

Setanta and ITV Eye England & FA Cup TV Rights

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While the press and public continue to stick knives into Steve McClaren’s management of the England team, off the pitch there are some big moves being made in the world of business. The focus of attention are the TV rights … Continue reading

Premier League Partly to Blame for England's Demise

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If you’re like me and when I consider the better writers from The Guardian, many of the names that first pop into my head are people such as Kevin McCarra, Paul Doyle, Barry Glendenning and Sid Lowe — all members … Continue reading

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