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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.

Pirate Feed of Fox Soccer Channel Creates Issues

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Fox Soccer Channel is causing a bit of a stink down under, but it’s not the sports network’s fault. It seems that a web site named channelsurfing.net is playing an illegal stream of Fox Soccer Channel to viewers around the … Continue reading

Soccer Shout Launches Redesigned Web Site

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Soccer Shout, the daily podcast on English and Scottish football, has launched a redesigned version of their web site. The new-and-improved site will feature blog posts (previously at cleverfootball.com) as well as links to all of the latest episodes of … Continue reading

Daylight Savings Time Favors Soccer Fans in U.S.

Posted on by Christopher Harris

For you soccer die-hards who have been waking up at all hours of a Saturday or Sunday morning to get your Premiership fix, relief is on its way. Beginning March 11, the U.S. will move to Daylight Savings Time several … Continue reading

Chelsea Announces Groundbreaking Deal with YouTube

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Chelsea is paving the way forward for Premiership clubs after they announced a deal with YouTube to offer videos online for their fans. This is a first for a Premier League club. This is a perfect example of how clubs … Continue reading

Premier League Redesigning Web Site

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The Premier League has announced that they’re redesigning their premierleague.com web site. Incredibly, the current design of the site hasn’t changed since December, 2004. In fact, the design from September, 2002 looks remarkably similar. For a corporation that’s bringing in … Continue reading

Who Said the FA Cup Isn't Entertaining?

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It was a marathon, but I really enjoyed watching last night’s FA Cup Fourth Round replay match on Fox Soccer Channel between Bolton against Arsenal. Arsenal made it all the more entertaining by missing two penalties and Adebayor squandering an … Continue reading

2007/2008 Premier League Shirts/Jerseys/Kits

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It’s never too early to start looking at the new kits that the Premiership clubs will be unveiling this summer for the 20072008 Premier League season. There’s already been a lot of activity, but here’s what we know so far: … Continue reading

Follow The Money: U.S. Now In Vogue With Soccer

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During the past few weeks, America is suddenly in vogue in regards to soccer. The latest development is that representatives from UEFA attended this year’s Super Bowl in Miami to see how they can take some of the American ideas … Continue reading

Platini Proposes Five Referees

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New UEFA President Michel Platini has the answer for how to reduce the number of incorrect decisions made by referees: Add two referees in a match, so there are five officials on the pitch at one time. Platini’s idea is … Continue reading

The Phoenix Rising From The Ashes: Arsenal's Emirates Stadium

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the continuing series that explores my recent trip to England to watch top flight football, we take a look at my visit to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium: It’s not often that the outside of ground looks just as attractive as … Continue reading

Listen to These Two Recommended Soccer Podcasts

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Just as many of you are, I’m also an avid listener of football podcasts. I don’t know what I’d do without them as I now listen to podcasts 100% of the time and never seem to switch on the radio … Continue reading

Derek Rae

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s with great pleasure to announce that the next guest of the EPL Talk Podcast will be the legendary football commentator Derek Rae from ESPN.Derek has been the lead commentator for Champions League matches for several years, and is — … Continue reading

Arsenal Football Programmes

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If you grew up like me where collecting football programmes was a fabric of your life, you’ll be interested to know that Arsenal now offers a free version of their programme as a downloadable PDF. To download the programme from … Continue reading

Champions League Could Decide Premiership Champion

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To many, the race for the Premiership title seems all but over unless Manchester United comes undone between now and the end of the season. While the chance of that happening seems very doubtful, we have to consider what effect … Continue reading

Liverpool Preseason Tour of U.S. Looks Unlikely

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The likelihood of Liverpool playing any pre-season friendlies in North America lessened today with Canada’s National Post newspaper reporting that Liverpool will be embarking on a tour of the Far East to play several friendlies this summer. It’s been a … Continue reading

LA Galaxy v Chelsea, July 21, 2007

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ESPNsoccernet is reporting that David Beckham will make his LA Galaxy debut on July 21st against Chelsea, presumably at The Home Depot in southern California. In March of 2006, Chelsea announced an agreement with Galaxy owners AEG (Anshutz Entertainment Group) … Continue reading

New Premier League Logo

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Without any fanfare, the English Premier League has completely revised their logo. The lion still remains a core part of the logo, but now the lion appears more regal, more confident and the blue is much darker in color than … Continue reading

Book Review: Soccer In A Football World

Posted on by Christopher Harris

By The Scout On January 12, 2007, a new era in American professional soccer was launched with the announcement that David Beckham had signed on to join the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. That the deal could be … Continue reading