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.

Fox Soccer Channel: Selling The Game of Soccer

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Fox Soccer Channel and its parent company News Corp has signed a major deal with Nielsen Media Research that could have a big impact on what we see on the channel in the near future. Nielsen will be conducting surveys … Continue reading

Premiership Entertainment Value Going Downhill

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“The entertainment value [of the Premiership] is definitely going downhill,” says Chris Waddle, the former Spurs, Newcastle and England star (and now Radio Five Live match summariser). In an interesting article on the BBC Sport web site, Waddle explains why … Continue reading

Why Setanta Is A Dream Come True For Footy Fans

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If you’re an English Premier League fan in North America and you have Setanta Sports, you’re in heaven. Last night’s League Cup match between Chesterfield and West Ham United was entertaining to watch, but more importantly it was a pleasure … Continue reading

Trip Down Memory Lane: English Teams From 1984/5

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For an interesting trip down memory lane, take a look at this page from the 1984/85 season where it shows the clubs from the First Division (now Premiership), Second Division (now Championship) and the top division in Scotland (as pictured … Continue reading

Experience the Premiership Through EPL Talk

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Everyday EPL Talk brings you insight into the Premiership, but we’re going to do one better. How? EPL Talk is making a trip to England for a ten day adventure where we’ll bring you the sights and sounds of the … Continue reading

Sunday Morning With the British Newspapers

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There are quite a few interesting stories in today’s newspapers. Setanta is to sell NASN, their TV network which specializes in American Sports. ESPN is named as a possible interested party. Setanta plans on reinvesting the money from the proposed … Continue reading

Interview with 101 Great Goals

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In today’s EPL Talk Podcast, we have the pleasure of interviewing Ronaldo. Nope, not that one. Instead, it’s “Ronaldo” the 101greatgoals blogger who has achieved quite a bit of publicity from the BBC and on British television after a company … Continue reading

Interview With Spurs Legend Alan Mullery

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It was my great pleasure recently to interview the most famous of guests to grace the EPL Talk Podcast, namely Alan Mullery who was a central midfielder in the 60′s and 70′s playing with such greats as Johnny Haynes, Bobby … Continue reading

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