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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 Impact of the EPL on the Far East

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EPL Talk correspondent Kevin Jones, who lives in London, will return to the EPL Talk Podcast on Sunday, April 22nd for the first in a series of exposes about the impact that the Premiership is having on the Far East. … Continue reading

Long Live The New George Best: Cristiano Ronaldo

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By John Nicholson For many football fans, the phrase “he’s the new George Best” will be a familiar one. Over the last 35 years barely a season has passed without someone being hailed as the new George Best. I remember … Continue reading

Is Tottenham Jose Mourinho's Next Destination?

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Paul Wilson in The Observer today writes an absorbing article about how England means the best of Europe, and how the domination of the Premiership clubs could accelerate the formation of a European Super League (albeit without the English teams). … Continue reading

Survey: United & Spurs Fans Unfairly Victimized

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This past week, many of you responded to a poll about whether Manchester United and Tottenham fans were unfairly victimized by the Italian and Spanish authorities in their matches away to Roma and Sevilla respectively. Your answers were a little … Continue reading

Guest Appearance On Inside Soccer Today

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If you have 10-15 minutes, listen to today’s Inside Soccer radio show where I’ll be a guest starting at approximately 3:40pm PT/6:40pm ET/11:40pm GMT on Saturday, April 14th, 2007. You can listen live from the Inside Soccer web site here.Or … Continue reading

Cricket Web Site Breaks New Ground for Soccer Sites to Follow

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We’re living in a time where the guidelines of what’s legal and not regarding football coverage is blurred. Let me explain. If you live outside the UK, you’ve undoubtedly experienced the frustration of being unable to listen or watch certain … Continue reading

Chelsea v Blackburn FA Cup Semi Final on FSC

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Correction: In today’s EPL Talk Email Newsletter, I incorrectly stated that the Chelsea v Blackburn FA Cup semi-final match this Sunday is on pay-per-view. In fact, Fox Soccer Channel will be showing it live instead.

Chelsea v Blackburn: Live and Online

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If you’re searching for a way to experience Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final match between Chelsea and Blackburn online, join the EPL Talk Chat hosted by bcjohn. We’ll have Chelsea, Blackburn and neutral fans from around the world chatting in real-time … Continue reading

Ronaldo's New Contract Shows Allure of Premiership

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to sign a five year extension to his contract at Manchester United is a sign of how England is becoming, as EPL Talk blogger Kartik calls it, the “epicenter of world football.” Many pundits, myself included, expected … Continue reading

Weekend Preview – April 13-14

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Kicking off the weekend action on Friday is West Brom v Sheffield Wednesday. I hope for EPL Talk Community member fsquid‘s sake that Wednesday pull a result West Brom will want all three points to keep themselves in the thick … Continue reading

Is Abramovich Mad?

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If a tree falls in a forest and there is nobody to hear it, does it make a sound? Or in footballing terms, if Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side goes on to win the treble or quadruple this season, will he … Continue reading

Lawrie Sanchez Faces a Huge Mountain to Climb

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Northern Ireland manager and Fulham caretaker manager Lawrie Sanchez faces a difficult job the next few weeks on many different levels. First, he has to somehow instill confidence in a Fulham side that hasn’t won in seven matches. With only … Continue reading

Manchester United: Future Champions of Europe?

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What an awe-inspiring performance that was last night by Manchester United after their 7-1 thrashing of Roma in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final. Who could have predicted such an outcome? The one-touch passing and incredible link-up play … Continue reading

Top 10 Football Chants/Songs of All Time

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Courtesy of The Offside blog, here’s a link to the top ten football chants of all time according to one YouTuber.Some glaring omissions, I believe, are:”Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will be, Will be)””Glory, Glory Man United””When The Saints Go Marching … Continue reading Strengthening its Online Content

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Fox Soccer Channel today announced that it has signed a three year deal with the United Soccer League (USL) to broadcast matches on Friday nights. But, for me, the bigger news in the press release is that Fox will be … Continue reading

Which Premiership Clubs Deserve To Get Relegated?

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At the foot of the Premiership, the race to avoid relegation has now been reduced from 10 teams last weekend to eight. Those teams are: Watford, West Ham, Sheffield United, Charlton, Wigan, Fulham, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough. If Villa and … Continue reading

MySpace Pages of Famous Soccer Celebrities

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In another sign that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, take a look at some of the following MySpace pages from famous soccer celebrities such as players, commentators and presenters:┬áJohn MotsonPeter BrackleyPeter DruryAndy GrayGarth CrooksEfan EkokuMomo SissokoDan … Continue reading

Get the Most Out of the English Premier League

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In the past two years, a lot has changed in football with English clubs generating gigantic amounts of revenue while the interest in the FA Premier League among Americans (and American investors) has grown considerably.During this time, EPL Talk has … Continue reading