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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.

Fox Soccer Report to Debut On Monday, Jan. 8th

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Fox Sports World Report, the popular nightly news and highlights show on Fox Soccer Channel, will be rebranded as Fox Soccer Report starting Monday, January 8.The more aptly titled show began by covering numerous sports including rugby and cricket, but … Continue reading

FA Cup: An Unusual Weekend for US TV Viewers

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When was the last time you remember having a weekend where all of the live soccer action was on Fox Soccer Channel, while Setanta didn’t have any?I love the F.A. Cup just as much as anyone, but it does add … Continue reading

It's Official: Fox & Setanta Secure EPL TV Rights

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While it’s been common knowledge for a couple of weeks, Fox Soccer Channel officially announced today via press release that it has renewed the U.S. TV rights for the English Premier League through the 2009-2010 season.What’s interesting is that Fox … Continue reading

An Interview with The Telegraph's Patrick Barclay

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Earlier this morning, EPL Talk released its first podcast episode of 2007 featuring an interview with The Sunday Telegraph’s Patrick Barclay.The experienced football correspondent is often a guest on the BBC Sportsweek radio show with Garry Richardson. Plus Barclay is … Continue reading

Why Brits Don't Like Winners in Football

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By John NicholsonThere’s a strange cultural phenomenon in Britain. No not the wonky yellow teeth and the fondness for warm beer and homosexuality, I’m talking about our attitude to winners.To put it simply, we don’t really like them. I exclude … Continue reading

Your Guide to Premiership TV Commentators

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For many of us who watch Premiership soccer on TV, we hear the same football commentators more often than we see some teams play. No matter who plays on a weekend, it’s comforting to hear the familiar voices.But who are … Continue reading

Free Weekly Email Newsletter On Premiership

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If you haven’t subscribed to the weekly EPL Talk Email Newsletter, here’s what you’re missing this week:The EPL Talk Email Newsletter, available free and delivered in your in-box every Friday morning, features TV listings for all of the matches involving … Continue reading

Amen. The Premiership Goal Drought Is Over

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Maybe it’s those tired legs or managers realizing that they have to score goals in order to win matches. Or maybe it’s the leaky defenses? Whatever it is, it’s working. In the Premiership from December 23rd 2006 until January 1, … Continue reading

January Premiership Transfer Window Analyzed

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By The Scout (Editor’s Note: The Scout has researched each of the twenty Premiership clubs and provides you with an insightful analysis of the upcoming January transfer window) Arsenal Despite the constant rumours regarding more attacking midfielders and wingers headed … Continue reading

Loss of John Terry Is Premiership Fans' Gain

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Manchester United moved to six points ahead of second place Chelsea today when the Blues drew 2-2 against Fulham in the west London derby. Mourinho’s defensive woes continue in what has been the most inconsistent form from Chelsea since the … Continue reading

Charlton Celebrates Deserved Win Against Villa

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It isn’t often when a match involving Charlton Athletic raises the heart rate, but today’s last minute win against Aston Villa today was a splendid match. Alan Pardew has already invigorated his Charlton squad, and if the Southeast London team … Continue reading

The Journey From Florida to Everton's Goodison Park

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The wonderful thing about being in Britain is that you can hear conversations about football in the most interesting places. Taking the train from Manchester to Liverpool last month to embark on a trip to see Everton at home against … Continue reading

Premier League Considers Chelsea v Man Utd Showdown

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The executives at Sky Sports must be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of a fixture rearrangement which could see Chelsea versus Manchester United being rescheduled from April 14 to May 8 or 9. The Premiership season is … Continue reading

There's A Little Bit of You Inside English Footballers

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By John Nicholson Football provides many social functions in society, from instilling local and civic pride to giving people an excuse to avoid doing DIY on a Saturday afternoon. However, one of its least recognized but most important functions is … Continue reading

Premiership Matches In Doubt Due to Fog

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Growing up in Britain, there were quite a few holiday periods that resulted in huge numbers of matches being cancelled because of snowy conditions. This holiday season it may be fog that will cancel many matches — something which state-of-the-art … Continue reading

Pardew Breathes New Life Into Charlton FC

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Merry Christmas to all EPL Talk readers worldwide. While many of us are opening presents or giving them to our loved ones, Charlton fans will have something to cheer about this morning knowing that manager Les Reed has been replaced … Continue reading

Holiday Wishes from Fox Soccer Channel

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I received a Happy Holidays card today from Fox Cable Networks, parent company for Fox Soccer Channel. The greeting card programmed in Flash shows some highlights from its major networks. I counted four *very brief* clips for soccer. Unfortunately more … Continue reading

Win Footy Loot from EPL Talk's Community Site

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you’re wondering where The Gaffer has been the past couple of days, you can find him over at the EPL Talk Community site where he’s been propping up the bar chatting to passerbys. Seriously, I’ve decided to start posting … Continue reading