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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.

Chelsea v Sheffield United: Live and Online

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If you’re searching for a way to experience Saturday’s Premier League match between Chelsea vs Sheffield United online, join the EPL Talk Chat hosted by bcjohn. We’ll have Sheffield United, Chelsea and neutral fans from around the world chatting in … Continue reading

Football League: Just Say No to Penalty Shoot-Outs

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By John Nicholson Last night news broke that the Football League board is considering a proposal to outlaw drawn games, enforcing a penalty shoot-out to decide every game instead. Whoo hoo! Nurse, get the screens please! The lunatics are taking … Continue reading

Race tightens up

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Championship leaders Birmingham dropped valuable points yesterday after suffering a 1-0 loss at Norwich. A fantastic individual effort from Darren Huckerby gave Norwich the lead in the 47th minute. Huckerby collected the ball in his own half and charged up … Continue reading

Latest Developments from Setanta Sports, GolTV and Fox Soccer Channel

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I just returned last night from SPORTELAmerica, one of the top events for sports TV broadcasters. It’s important to us, the viewers, because this is the type of event where much of the wheeling and dealing is done that ultimately … Continue reading

Man United v Bolton: Live and Online

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

Dickov's Return Will Bolster Manchester City

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I had the good fortune of a candid interview yesterday with Manchester City legend Ian Bishop (most famous for his goal in Man City’s 5-1 victory over Man United in 1989). One of the topics we discussed was Man City’s … Continue reading

Big win for Wolves

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With a hard fought 1-0 victory on Monday, Wolves moved up to fourth place in the Championship after beating fellow promotion rivals and fellow West Midlands club West Bromwich. Baggies striker Diomansy Kamara wasted two clear chances late on but … Continue reading

Interview with Andy Sloan, "23 Sweet FA's" Author

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Episode 56 of the EPL Talk Podcast has just been released and features an interview with Andy Sloan, the author of the recently released book entitled “23 Sweet FA’s,” which tells the story of how Andy and his mates travelled … Continue reading

El Classico Becomes The Unforgettable

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What an absolutely sensational match this past Saturday between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Even before the game began, it was majestic as the entire inhabitants of the Nou Camp held aloft colored pieces of plastic to bring the stadium to … Continue reading

2007/2008 Sunderland Home Jersey

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Whether Sunderland gets promoted to the Premiership at the end of the season or if they stay in the Championship, one thing is for certain. They’ll be wearing Umbro jerseys. In fact, Sunderland will be wearing Umbro jerseys for the … Continue reading

Weekend Preview – March 9-11

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The glamour match took place today as Birmingham regained top spot in the Championship from Derby by beating their promotion rivals thanks to a goal from striker Rowan Vine. The Blues also took all three points back on October 26th, … Continue reading

Premiership Clubs Avoid Each Other in Champions League Quarter-Finals

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The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League has been announced, and the likelihood of an English team being in the final looks extremely good. In the most attractive ties of the round, Roma will play Manchester United and … Continue reading

Beckham Debut Set for LA Galaxy v Chelsea

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The LA Galaxy is today expected announce the worst kept secret in soccer — that they’ll play Chelsea in a friendly on July 21st (reported by EPL Talk on February 13th) as part of a four-team tournament. The other participating … Continue reading

Chelsea v Spurs Live and Online: FA Cup

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

Exit Looms for Capello, Rijkaard and Mancini

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So exit Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan and others from the 2006/2007 Champions League. Such is the impact of getting knocked out that you can expect Fabio Capello, Frank Rijkaard and Roberto Mancini to all lose their jobs within the … Continue reading

EPL Fans May Lose Saturday Afternoon Match

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Fox Soccer Channel’s acquisition of the TV rights to Serie A starting in August may mean the end of the tape-delayed 2:15pm ET Saturday EPL match on Fox Soccer Channel. According to Fox Soccer Channel Executive Vice President David Sternberg, … Continue reading

RTE Analysts Dunphy & Brady Criticize Liverpool

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Irish channel RTE’s football analysts are legendary: Former Arsenal player Liam Brady, Leeds legend Johnny Giles, and author and former footballer Eamon Dunphy. Put them all together and you have one of the best football shows on television. Why? Because … Continue reading

Best Chance Ever for an English Club to Win Champions League

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We were treated to another fabulous week of Champions League matches this week. And out of all of the European club teams that qualified for the quarter-finals, guess which country has the most representation in the next round? England: 3 … Continue reading