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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.

House Notes from EPL Talk

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Here are some important updates from EPL Talk: >> I’ll be the guest co-host on the Soccer Shout podcast tomorrow night. The episode will be available via iTunes or from http://www.soccershout.com late Thursday night. If you haven’t had a chance … Continue reading

Vote to Add "Match of The Day" to BBC America

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BBC America has a form on its web site where you can vote for programs you’d like to see added to their network. One of them includes BBC’s “Match Of The Day.” I wouldn’t think that BBC would have the … Continue reading

Results from Week 6 of EPL Talk Fantasy Football

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In Week 6 of the Premiership, the race for the EPL Talk Fantasy Football League is heating up. Here are the current top five (out of the 63 in the league): 1 ROCKFISH UNITED David Griffith 341 2 Gratefullawyer Wayne … Continue reading

Man United Take Control of Group F

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A good win for Manchester United tonight in a match that was always going to be difficult against Benfica. It wasn’t the most beautiful thing to watch, and there were moments where I was reminded why Portugal was despised so … Continue reading

Experiencing Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

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The Guardian’s Paolo Bandini just published a fantastic account of his visit to Emirates Stadium. To savor the atmosphere and experience, read his post here: Guardian Unlimited: Sport blog: Sport Safari: Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

Fox Soccer Channel Advertising at St. James's Park

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Okay traditional football fans, I need your feedback. If you’re very observant or perhaps a Newcastle fan, did you notice in yesterday’s Everton match at St. James’s Park that there was a “Fox Soccer Channel” advertising board behind the goal … Continue reading

Top 10 Premiership Goals So Far This Season

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I need your help to determine what are the top 10 Premiership goals so far this season. Here are the obvious candidates, but let me know which ones we’re missing. These, right now, are in no particular order: Drogba’s scintillating … Continue reading

Premiership Football Fever Spreading Through U.S.

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Scott Coonfare owns a sports restaurant in downtown Tampa, not far from the Buccaneers stadium (Tampa Buccaneers that is, not Manchester). The appropriately named “Coonfare’s Sports Cafe” has jerseys from Premiership clubs framed on the wall, features a Union Jack … Continue reading

Football News & Viewpoints From America

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Here are a few random thoughts and pieces of news for fans of Premiership clubs. First, I’m concerned by Bolton manager Sam Allardyce’s body language after his press conference on Friday. He looks visibly shaken and you can easily see … Continue reading

Transcript of Panorama Episode Available Here

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A transcript of the BBC Panorama episode, “Football’s Dirty Little Secrets,” is now available here. It makes for interesting reading especially about Liverpool tapping up which has gone mostly unnoticed (or is that ‘ignored’) by the British press.

Liverpool Back On Track After Win Against United

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It’s the result that Liverpool needed. A confidence boost. Two goals, and — most importantly — three points from a disappointing season thus far. Interestingly it was a midfielder who stole the headlines for Liverpool instead of a striker. Sure, … Continue reading

Latest EPL TV Schedule for North America

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For Premiership fans in America, EPL Talk has the most comprehensive listing of Prem matches being shown on Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta. Here’s the most updated schedule (including many updated matches from Fox Soccer Channel): Wednesday, Sept 20, 3pm; … Continue reading

Sirius Announce Exclusive Deal with Chelsea

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Good news for Chelsea fans. Sirius Satellite and Chelsea today announced an agreement whereby the remaining Chelsea matches this season will be available exclusively on Sirius Satellite radio. Read the press release for more details. Each match will feature a … Continue reading

BBC Reveals Premiership Sides in Corruption Scandal

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The BBC investigative TV show Panorama today revealed the people inside the Premiership who were accused of agreeing to bribes and being involved in tapping scandals. Here are the people who were named: Bolton manager Sam Allardyce: Agent Teni Yerima … Continue reading

Chat with Football Fans Worldwide Every Saturday

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There are lots of exciting developments happening behind-the-scenes at EPL Talk. As soon as the deals and arrangements are confirmed, I’ll be sure to let you know. But it’ll definitely be good news for EPL-mad fans such as yourself. In … Continue reading

Surprises from Premiership Season Thus Far

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As pundit Alan Hansen said, this past Sunday revealed to us that there isn’t that much difference between the big four sides in the Premiership. And how refreshing is that. But what’s apparent so far this season is that the … Continue reading

Could Bung Allegations Ruin Allardyce and Redknapp?

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I spoke to my cousin who lives in London yesterday about the upcoming Panorama documentary from BBC and the potential scandal it may cause by revealing how prevalent bungs are in the Premiership. His verdict was that it’s not going … Continue reading

Interview with Simon Inglis Now Available

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Many of you may not know who Simon Inglis is, but you’ll definitely remember his name after you listen to the latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast, just released yesterday. Inglis is best known for his famous book, The … Continue reading