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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.

Fascinating Stories from the World of Football

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If you’re the type of football fan that loves the game and the stories that goes on within it, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy these two articles. The Independent reports about an intriguing match-up this weekend against two fierce rivals who are … Continue reading

Is Chelsea Reverting to Dirty Tricks?

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Some interesting news of note: The Sun newspaper has the exclusive story and pictures of Chelsea dumping sand on their Stamford Bridge pitch 12 days before their important home leg against Barcelona in the Champions League. The move is bound … Continue reading

Roundup of News from EPL Talk

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While the football world has been quiet this week, EPL Talk has been “under the cosh” as the Brits would say (i.e. insanely busy). First, congratulations to Aaron Fennimore for being the lucky recipient of the World Soccer Shop T-shirt … Continue reading

International Football Has Lost Its Appeal

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The qualifying matches for Euro 2008 will continue this weekend. For many of us – whether we’re European or not – it doesn’t conjure up much excitement, but why? Growing up as a kid in Britain in the 70′s and … Continue reading

GolTV Debuts Excellent "Soccer Academy" Program

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During the EPL drought for the next 10 days, I thoroughly recommend you watch a new program to American airwaves entitled “Soccer Academy,” which airs on GolTV. The program is a fascinating glimpse inside the real-world of a football academy … Continue reading

The Story Behind The EPL Acronym

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When is the Premiership referred to as the English Premier League (or the acronym EPL)? The answer is when it’s typically referenced by people outside the UK. The Premier League markets the world’s most popular sports league as the English … Continue reading

Premiership Refs Made Critical Errors

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Unfortunately this was not a good weekend for referees in the Premiership. In the Bolton against Liverpool match, the free kick that led to Bolton’s first goal should never have counted when Jose Pepe Reina came nowhere close to handling … Continue reading

Chelsea Fan's Opinion of Blues v Villa Match

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By Mark Fishburn, EPL Talk Correspondent (who was at Stamford Bridge yesterday and filed this report from London) I should have known when I was woken up at 5.30 am by the loudest clap of thunder, that the gods were … Continue reading

Champions League TV Scheduled Announced

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After this Monday’s Premiership weekend ends, we’ll have no more Premiership matches for almost two weeks. During that time, we’ll get to see several Euro 2008 qualifiers. The England matches are only available on pay-per-view through commercial establishments. Scotland versus … Continue reading

Expand Your Football Coverage With Soccer Shout

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Many of you may not know who Phil McThomas and Tony Wildey are, but you should. They’re the co-hosts of Soccer Shout, the daily podcast about British football. Each episode is 30 minutes, so it’s the perfect listen on your … Continue reading

Argentina Switches Onto West Ham

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By Dan Horlock, EPL Talk Correspondent From Cordoba, Argentina The arrival of two World Cup stars to an English team renowned for work ethic and devoid of any big name players came as a huge surprise to the majority of … Continue reading

Most Memorable Matches So Far This Premiership Season

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Let’s take a step back for a minute regarding this Premiership season, and consider how many matches we’ve seen on TV that have been absolutely enthralling matches where both teams produced a fantastic competitive display. So the question is, what … Continue reading

Drogba Delights Fantasy Football Managers

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If you’re playing EPL Talk’s Champions League Fantasy Football, you’ll be a happy man today if you have Didier Drogba on your team as captain. After his hat-trick for Chelsea against Levski Sofia, the Ivory Coast striker earned 28 points … Continue reading

English Clubs Flourish in Champions League

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It’s been an excellent week for English teams in Europe this week. Chelsea had a convincing 3-1 win against Levski Sofia tonight with Drogba getting a well-deserved hat trick in a tense Bulgarian stadium. Anyone notice the huge amounts of … Continue reading

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