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.

YouTube & Premier League Angers Fans By Removing Premiership Highlight Footage

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YouTube (Public, NASDAQ:GOOG) has begun the process of removing unlicensed clips from Premier League and FA matches that are available on the popular video clips site. Although EPL Talk is unable to discern the exact number of clips that have … Continue reading

Premier League Issues Warning to Footage Site

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The big news to rock the world of football and the internet this morning is the Premier League’s request the 101greatgoals blog remove links to Premiership goal highlights, which is licensed material from the Premier League. The site in question, … Continue reading

Meet the EPL Talk Premiership Bloggers, Pt. 2

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All of us here at EPL Talk HQ are raising a glass to our readers and bloggers for your continued support. It’s been just over a week since the EPL Talk Community launched. In that time, we’ve seen more than … Continue reading

Marketing Advice for Major League Soccer

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You may not realize it, but marketing guru Seth Godin and soccer go very well together. That’s because many of Godin’s ideas apply just as well to the sport as they do to consumer products like iPods and Zunes. There’s … Continue reading

The Economics Of Signboard Advertising

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If you’ve ever wondered how much it costs to advertise on these new LED advertising signboards that are becoming the rage, read this interesting article from The Guardian. So far, Arsenal, Fulham, West Ham and Man United are the only … Continue reading

Are Besiktas Fans The Loudest On Earth?

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For those of you who missed Spurs’s 2-0 away victory against Besiktas in the UEFA Cup last night, consider yourself unfortunate for two reasons. First, Tottenham put on a brave and admirable display against a solid Turkish team. Spurs looked … Continue reading

Lerner Set On Destroying Villa Park's Name?

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The love affair with American Randy Lerner and his acquisition of Aston Villa is about to end. This morning, the BBC announced that Lerner is seeking a sponsor to have the naming rights to one of the most historic stadiums … Continue reading

Fantastic Week for British Clubs in Champions League

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It’s been another great week for British clubs in the Champions League with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Celtic all winning. Arsenal was unfortunate to lose 1-0 against CSKA Moscow after having Thierry Henry’s goal disallowed for an apparent handball, … Continue reading

Updated Premiership TV Guide for U.S. Viewers

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Here’s the updated scheduled for Premiership matches on Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports between now and the end of the year. The schedules have changed slightly due to some matches being rearranged. Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:45am; Wigan v Man … Continue reading

Listen to Inside Soccer, "Where the Football World Comes To Talk"

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Many people believe, myself included, that there’s no better place in the world to follow the Premiership than in America. Sure, we’re thousands of miles away from the live action, but we have an incredible amount of live matches and … Continue reading

Interview with John Nicholson, Football365 Columnist

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This week’s EPL Talk Podcast features an interview with Football365 columnist John Nicholson (pictured right). Without a doubt, it’s one of the most interesting episodes out of the 30 we’ve done thus far. Why? Whether it’s his column or this … Continue reading

If You Were McClaren, What Side Would You Pick?

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England’s next match is November 15th in a friendly against the Netherlands, and it’s a perfect opportunity for Steve McClaren to regain the confidence of England fans and determine which players need to be on the teamsheet for their next … Continue reading

John Nicholson Interview Delayed

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Unfortunately this week’s episode of the EPL Talk Podcast will be delayed. Instead of being released late Sunday night, it’ll be available Monday evening. I apologize for any inconveniences, but we experienced some technical difficulties (the microphone isn’t working and … Continue reading

Meet the Premiership Blogger Team

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We’ve received a tremendous response to the call for bloggers to join the EPL Talk Community. After a lot of review, here are the five bloggers who’ll be featured at http://epltalk.communityserver.com/blogs BillEShears: Listeners to the Football Weekly Podcast by The … Continue reading

Correction Regarding Villa v Spurs TV Coverage

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Correction: Saturday’s 10am ET match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur will not be shown on Setanta Xtra at that time, but will be shown at 3:30pm ET on same day delay on Setanta Sports instead. Sorry for any inconveniences.

ITVN Unveils On Demand Programming for Footy Fans

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Excellent news this evening. ITVN, the company that offers Setanta Sports via a high speed internet connection to your TV, has added an “On Demand” feature to its offering. While the set top box that ITVN provides doesn’t provide recording … Continue reading

New Visitors, Welcome to EPL Talk

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For those of you who are new to EPL Talk, here’s a brief introduction. EPL Talk was created to provide English Premier League fans outside the U.K. a unique experience to help them enjoy the most popular sports league in … Continue reading

Breaking News: Alan Mullery Interview

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Breaking news. I just received fantastic word that Alan Mullery will be the guest on the next EPL Talk Podcast. The England, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham legend will be discussing his new autobiography. If you have any specific questions you’d … Continue reading