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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.

Sky Sports Anticipating Exodus of Commentators to Setanta?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

According to Vic Wakeling, Managing Director of Sky Sports, in an email to EPL Talk reader Tokyo Toffeeman, Wakeling expects “at least one other broadcaster to make a raid on [Sky Sports's] talent at some stage next year.” You can … Continue reading

The Truth About the Hillsborough Disaster

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It’s been 6,447 days since the Hillsborough Disaster occurred on what many believe was the darkest day in the history of football. On that fateful day in April 1989, 96 innocent football fans tragically died when many of them were … Continue reading

Man Utd & Chelsea Reportedly Battle Each Other With Online Video Games

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After Cristiano Ronaldo scored Man United’s third goal in the Manchester derby today, you may have noticed that he got into a pose with Rio Ferdinand and pretended to hold rocket launchers. This isn’t the first time it’s happened either. … Continue reading

ESPN & ABC to Televise Euro 2008 Matches in US

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Excellent news for football fans in America. The Associated Press is reporting that ESPN and ABC have won the TV rights to Euro 2008 and will be broadcasting each game live. Read the article in Forbes Magazine here. While the … Continue reading

Stage Is Set for Champions League & Prem Matches

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It’s been a busy few days in football with plenty of Premiership matches in addition to the final Champions League matches of the round. The highlight for me was seeing Marcos Nelson’s goal for Benfica against Man United. Supreme quality.Jose … Continue reading

Next U.S. TV Contract for Premiership: "$20 Million"

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Oliver Tse, the creator of SoccerTV.com, wrote a revealing response to the Paul Gardner article I commented on the other day. In Tse’s article, he mentions many of the same thoughts I had (in that it’s unfair to evaluate the … Continue reading

The Modern Football Shirt: Fashion Faux Pas

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By John Nicholson There are few more unpleasant fashion creations than a modern football shirt. Comprised of those melt-into-the-skin-in-a-fire polymers which feel like a cross between your grannies old nylon stockings and liquid plastic, they’re cheap and nasty and yet … Continue reading

Catching Up With EPL Talk

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There have been lots of developments at EPL Talk the past couple weeks. So much, in fact, that I need to catch up and tell you. First, EPL Talk will be interviewing Reading goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann hopefully this week. If … Continue reading

Which Premiership Teams Will Be Relegated?

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Despite the criticism of the Premiership so far this season, it’s refreshing to see that all of the teams in the league have double digits after Charlton’s last minute win last night against Blackburn. Last year, if you remember, it … Continue reading

Join England's Steve McClaren in an Online Chat

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Steve McClaren will be answering questions tomorrow (Thursday, December 7th) via an online chat from The Football Association’s web site beginning at 11:15am GMT (6:15am ET). The chat is free to join. All you have to do is register beforehand … Continue reading

Premiership Referees Are In A No-Win Situation

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I feel sorry for Premiership referees. Never before has their jobs been so scrutinized or have they felt a much pressure as they do now. The issues are compounded by the speed of the game and the advanced skills of … Continue reading

Veteran U.S. Soccer Writer Takes Aim At Premiership & Fox Soccer Channel

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Veteran Soccer America columnist Paul Gardner has never been one to refrain from writing what he believes, so it’s interesting to read his take on the English Premier League and its recent lack of goals and quality in an article … Continue reading

3 Ways to Improve the Premiership Starting Today

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There are lots of developments happening around the Premiership in the last 24 hours. Liverpool are in the midst of a takeover. Meanwhile, Manchester City and Watford score zero goals to make the Premiership’s record of the lowest scoring league … Continue reading

ITVN Adds GolTV: Wise Decision or Not?

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ITVN announced this morning that they’ve agreed a deal with GolTV to provide the bilingual soccer network to subscribers. The cost will be $9.95 per month, which also includes a music video network, radio stations and more. Personally I don’t … Continue reading

John Nicholson Tackles Cliches In Football

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Editor’s Note: This week we feature a guest blog post from author and Football365 columnist John Nicholson. John has agreed to write a regular column for EPL Talk. You can check out his work at Football 365 here, or visit … Continue reading

Premiership: Lowest Scoring League in Europe

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Paul Wilson from The Guardian reports that the Premiership is the lowest scoring league in Europe. While teams are definitely playing more defensively, the main reason for the lack of goals is that the league has turned more continental than … Continue reading

Win a Man United v Chelsea Matchday Programme

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While EPL Talk was at last Sunday’s Manchester United versus Chelsea match at Old Trafford, we picked up two extra copies of the matchday programme (street price: $6 each) for you, the reader. To win one of the two official … Continue reading

The Guardian Jumps On YouTube Footy Bandwave

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Several weeks ago, the Premier League and the company they employed named NetResult came down hard on the owner of 101greatgoals blog with a threatening letter warning the blogger to remove links to goal highlights on YouTube.The blogger ignored the … Continue reading