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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.

A Brief History of PSV Eindhoven

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If you have little admiration for the defensive-minded PSV Eindhoven, or if you’re a soccer aficionado who wants to learn more about the history of the game, read this intriguing article by Simon Kuper in The Financial Times regarding PSV … Continue reading

Chelsea Eyeing Guus Hiddink & Two Coaches

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It’s been a busy 24 hours in the world of football with some very revealing stories that are unfolding. Take a peek at these for today’s recommended reading: Chelsea Ready for Hiddink to Run Radical New Set-Up (The Independent) Top … Continue reading

Who Reigns Supreme? Fox Soccer Channel, Setanta Sports or GolTV

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If you’re a soccer fan in the United States, you’re familiar with the three most accessible 24/7 soccer networks, Fox Soccer Channel, GolTV and Setanta Sports. But you may be very surprised at the latest EPL Talk study where we … Continue reading

FA Enacts Revenge on BBC's Lineker And Hansen

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It’s been a week of highs and lows for the English Football Association. Mostly lows. Deep, dark lows with the demoralizing and embarrassing nil-nil draw for England against Israel, and the unconvincing 3-0 away win versus Andorra. But there has … Continue reading

A Thrilling Saturday for Soccer Fans

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After a Saturday like this, I now know why I’m not too fond of international matches anymore. They’re bloody boring in comparison! Growing up in Wales, I remember the thrill of watching the British Home Championships on Saturdays when England, … Continue reading

ABC's World Cup TV Coverage Nominated for an Emmy

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Don’t laugh, but ABC’s coverage of the 2006 World Cup has been nominated for an Emmy. No, I’m not making this up. While many of us, myself included, thought that ABC’s coverage was an embarrassment, especially the ineptitude displayed by … Continue reading

Sky Launches SkyCast: Video Sharing Site

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Sky has quietly launched a beta version its own You-Tube style video user-generated site ths week named SkyCast. Right now, there isn’t a whole lot to choose from except a couple of hysteric FanZone clips. But the hope from Sky … Continue reading

Leeds 2-1 Preston

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A major blow for Preston’s play-off hopes as they dropped three points to struggling Leeds on Friday. Northern Ireland’s mid-week hero David Healy scored in the 90th minute to steal three valuable points and pull Leeds off the bottom of … Continue reading

GolTV Launches Redesigned Title Graphics

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Not sure if you’ve noticed, but GolTV has completely changed its look and feel. If you’ve haven’t been watching the channel recently, you’ll see cleaner looking title graphics, and a sharper logo. Without a doubt, it makes the channel look … Continue reading

ITV And Setanta Rings Death Knell for BBC TV's Football Coverage

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The Football Association will today announce that ITV and Setanta has won the UK TV rights for four years of FA Cup and England matches for more than £400 million. The expected announcement will deal a cruel blow to current … Continue reading

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