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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.

Arsenal Colorado

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The news for Premiership soccer fans living in America just keeps on getting better and better. This afternoon, at 3pm ET, the Colorado Rapids will be launching a press conference to announce the new name of their team: Arsenal Colorado. … Continue reading

Barclays Premiership Fixtures 2007-2008

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The 2006-2007 season isn’t even close to being over yet, but I’m already getting a lot of people asking when the fixtures will be announced for the 2007-2008 Premier League season. The fixture list is typically announced in late June. … Continue reading

Georgie Bingham ESPN

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Georgie Bingham, the former Sky Sports presenter and guest co-host on World Soccer Daily last summer, is moving to ESPN. That’s according to a post by Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen on Georgie’s MySpace page. In the message, McQueen congratulates … Continue reading

The History of Football is Alive and Well Online

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I had two fascinating interviews during the past 12 hours with Peter Lupson, author of the new book entitled “Thank God For Football” — and Andy Sloan, author of a book named “23 Sweet FA’s.” Both are incredible stories in … Continue reading

Liverpool Takeover Moves Premiership Closer to NFL

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Now that Liverpool FC has accepted the takeover offer from American businessmen George Gillett Jr and Tom Hicks, is it a time of celebration or concern for Reds fans? Personally I feel it’s a time for restrained glee. The Americans … Continue reading

Politicians Move to Bring Back Standing In Stadiums

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Over 100 members of Parliament in the UK have signed a motion to urge the British government to re-examine the case for the introduction of safe standing areas at football grounds across Britain. The measure is also supported by David … Continue reading

Umbro Unveils New England Shirt

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Umbro unveiled England’s new home kit today in preparation for their match against Spain on Wednesday (3pm ET, Fox Soccer Channel). Overall, the new jersey looks pretty decent. Umbro’s design isn’t a departure from their previous jersey. Instead there are … Continue reading

McClaren's Weaknesses Spell Disaster for England

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By John Nicholson Is Steve McClaren a two-faced hypocrite? Yes, says ex-players Massimo Maccarone and Danny Mills, no says, well, nobody except McClaren. Both sides are obviously biased, but there is an air of truth about these criticisms simply because … Continue reading

Simply The Best: Manchester United's 2006-07 Side

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Manchester United is playing together so well as a team right now that they appear unstoppable. If they keep on playing like this, the FA Cup and Champions League trophies must surely be within their grasp. Take Man United’s performance … Continue reading

Top 50 EPL Talk Podcast Downloads

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EPL Talk recently completed its fiftieth episode, so I thought it’d be interesting to reveal the most popular episodes measured by the number of downloads:01. 2006 Holiday Special: Graham Bell, Ronaldo, Phil McThomas and John Nicholson02. Steven Cohen03. Shane O’Rourke04. … Continue reading

New Enhancements to EPL Talk For You

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This past weekend, EPL Talk debuted a new feature to its Premiership Community site: a RSS Reader for football fans. The RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Reader allows you to pick and choose your favorite sites, blogs and podcasts from the … Continue reading

Interview with Author of a New Book about Subbuteo

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I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Adolph about a book he recently wrote about a topic that’s near and dear to my heart — and many football fans around the world… Subbuteo.For those who don’t know, Subbuteo … Continue reading

Preview of Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United

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This Sunday’s clash between Spurs and Manchester United at White Hart Lane will be a close one, I believe. The level of crowd noise at White Hart Lane this season has been tremendous and it really is a twelfth man … Continue reading

The Americans Are Invading the Premiership

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You have to admit that there’s quite an American invasion happening in the Premiership right now. Oguchi Onyewu joins Newcastle United. Liverpool may be taken over by an American company, and of course there’s players like Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, … Continue reading

Battle Of The Pods: The Guardian vs The Times

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In the United Kingdom, the newspaper industry is extremely competitive. There are more than 11 national daily newspapers compared with just two in the US (USA Today and Christian Science Monitor). While the competition in print is fierce, the UK … Continue reading

Sunday Bloody Sunday & Premiership Football

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What’s your favorite day of the week? If you ask most Brits, they’d say Saturday. If you ask Americans, I believe they’d answer Sunday. This may seem unimportant, but in the world of soccer — and especially the English Premier … Continue reading

Can Liverpool Catch Chelsea?

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The heat is on Chelsea near the top of the table in the Premiership after Liverpool defeated West Ham United 2-1 at Upton Park thanks to a goal and an assist from Peter Crouch. Although Chelsea has one game in … Continue reading

The Cultural Differences Between Soccer in the UK and USA

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By John Nicholson As unfashionable as it might be in these days of knee-jerk European anti-Americanism, the States are very dear to my heart. For me, as a country it still embodies much of what is desirable and noble about … Continue reading