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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.

Chelsea Considers Dedicated Web Site for North American Fans

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In an exclusive interview with Chelsea Football Club, EPL Talk can reveal that the Blues are thinking about creating a dedicated web site for Chelsea fans in the United States. According to Casimir Knight, managing diretor of Chelsea Digital Media, … Continue reading

EPL Talk Visits White Hart Lane, Emirates & Arsenal Museum

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The latest EPL Talk Podcast episode (number 39) was published yesterday. You’ll hear about my journey to Tottenham’s White Hart Lane and what I encountered there. Plus I take the Emirates Stadium Tour and visit the Arsenal Museum. How does … Continue reading

One Extra Ticket Available for Fulham v Reading

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I have one extra ticket for tomorrow’s Fulham against Reading match at Craven Cottage. The ticket is near the halfway line in the Johnny Haynes Stand. If you’re interested, please e-mail me at thegaffer@epltalk.com

Photos: Arsenal Triumph Over Hamburg at Emirates

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Arsenal triumphed brilliantly tonight against a very difficult Hamburg team who were buoyed by their vocal fans. Luckily, EPL Talk was there to capture the sights and sounds (tickets courtesy of ArsenalAmerica.com) Here are the exclusive images from the Emirates … Continue reading

Day Four of the Premiership Experience in England

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The kickoff is just over three hours away, and there are already throngs of fans walking around Emirates Stadium. In the next hour, I’ll be meeting up with the blokes from ArsenalAmerica and will be reporting later tonight via the … Continue reading

The Sad State of Arsenal's Highbury Stadium

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Maybe I’m getting older, but I’m getting a bit disillusioned by the Premiership. I’m witnessing first-hand some of the pervasive problems that need to be fixed including: Players influencing referee decisions by getting in the face of officials The lack … Continue reading

Send The Gaffer to Japan's FIFA World Club Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you’ve been enjoying the Premiership coverage from the EPL Talk Tour, please cast your vote for EPL Talk in the Ole Ole contest where they’ll be sending the top two bloggers to Japan to cover the FIFA Club World … Continue reading

Blackburn vs Spurs: Photos & Audio at Ewood Park

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Day two of the EPL Talk tour of England is over, but you can hear all of the adventures at Ewood Park by downloading the latest podcast, episode 36, at http://epltalk.libsyn.com Two matches so far, and both have featured spectacular … Continue reading

Goodison Park Podcast

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The first podcast episode from my journey through England has been posted, which features the sounds and atmosphere of Goodison Park plus an exclusive interview with Bolton’s Johann Smith. Listen now at http://epltalk.libsyn.com For a chance to win a copy … Continue reading

EPL Talk Arrives in England for Premiership Tour

Posted on by Christopher Harris

After traveling 4,500 miles during 14 hours, I have arrived in England. A nation where you can wear your love of football on your sleeve. This is a footballing country, make no doubt about it. Flying over Lancashire as the … Continue reading

Photos from Today's Everton v Bolton Match

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Here are the photographs from the EPL Talk trip today to Everton v Bolton at Goodison Park, November 18, 2006. View the slideshow here. Or view each of the 39 photos here (each features comments that tell you more about … Continue reading

"Four Thousand Holes in Blackburn, Lancashire"

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One last post before I head to the airport and catch the flight from balmy Fort Lauderdale to chilly Manchester. I’ll report back via this blog (if I can get internet connection) when I touch down at Goodison Park. In … Continue reading

Tour of Premiership Grounds Is In The News

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On the eve of my flight to England, my ‘to-do’ list is longer than Newcastle United’s injury list, but rather than bore you with all of the details about packing my bags, here are some of the exciting news, developments … Continue reading

Four Days Before Premiership Adventure Begins

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There are just four days to go before EPL Talk’s tour of England begins with the Everton versus Bolton Wanderers clash at Goodison Park, and the excitement is building. While my blogging has slowed a little during the last few … Continue reading

Quality of Premiership Slipping on Saturdays?

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Is it me or has the quality of live Premiership football matches on TV this past Saturday been extremely substandard? This past Saturday we were subjected to the horror that was Manchester City (remember when they were a fun team … Continue reading

Are TV Habits of Fox Soccer Channel Viewers Changing?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

When you think about it, this season’s Premiership is the most televised football league in the U.S. since TV was invented. But this season is intriguing for TV soccer junkies like myself because we’re able to watch English Premier League … Continue reading

The High Stakes Game of Premiership Nirvana

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There are 72 clubs outside of the English Premiership, and every one of them would love to play in England’s top league. But at what price? For a fascinating glimpse at the precarious situation that many clubs face in their … Continue reading

Football Authorities Warn Ticket Agency Websites

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The football authorities today announced measures to stamp out ticketing agencies who sell tickets to Premiership matches at inflated prices. The article in The Guardian reveals that any internet site carrying advertisements from unauthorized ticket agents will also itself be … Continue reading