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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.

ITVN Comes to the Rescue for Soccer Fans

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Episode 20 of the EPL Talk Podcast is now available featuring an interview with the executive vice-president from ITVN. During the interview, Joseph Scotti answers all of your questions about how to get Setanta Sports via broadband, discusses how ITVN … Continue reading

ITVN Announces Setanta Sports Availability

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Just completed an interview this afternoon with an executive from ITVN, which will be made available tonight as the next episode from the EPL Talk Podcast. You’ll be hear the exclusive news, find out how you can order now, and … Continue reading

Reflections from the Community Shield Match

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Premiership Countdown: 5 Days to Go. The season is upon us, and what a terrific Community Shield it was. While not the best classic, it reminded me of the reasons why we love English football so much. Here are just … Continue reading

Premiership Updates from EPL Talk

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Premiership Countdown: 6 Days to Go. Just a few quick notes from EPL Talk central: No EPL Talk Podcast today. We should have one available tomorrow night with an exclusive interview with an executive from the IPTV company we’ve been … Continue reading

Setanta Sports Releases Official EPL Schedule

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This morning, Setanta officially released their schedule of Premiership matches for now through October 28. The matches highlighted in bold below are the new ones we didn’t know about before (see the complete list from EPL Talk here, which also … Continue reading

Steve McClaren Drops Beckham from England Squad

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Premiership Countdown: 8 Days to Go. New England manager Steve McClaren has done more in 11 days than Sven Goran Eriksson did in 11 months. Every decision he’s made thus far has been perfect. Consider what he is done in … Continue reading

Hope Springs Eternal for Newcastle United Fans

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Premiership Countdown: 9 Days to Go. By Bruce Gottesman, EPL Talk correspondent I’ve followed Newcastle United since early in the 2001-2 season. A couple of things happened at that time which led to that: MLS contracted the Miami Fusion. I … Continue reading

Wanted: Fans Attending Premiership Matches

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If you’re planning on attending one or more Premiership matches this upcoming season, and you have a mobile/cellular phone with a camera feature (or a digital camera), EPL Talk wants to hear from you. Just e-mail us at thegaffer@epltalk.com and … Continue reading

IPTV and Setanta Sports: The Inside Scoop

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From the minute that the EPL Talk Podcast interview with Setanta Sports premiered on Friday, the message boards and blogs on the internet have been a buzzing with soccer fans talking about IPTV and whether it’s a suitable alternative for … Continue reading

Latest TV Listings for FSC and Setanta Sports

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Premiership Countdown: 10 Days to Go. We now know what mid-week matches will be shown by Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports during the first week of the Premiership season. With both Setanta and FSC, we now have the opportunity … Continue reading

Inside Fox Soccer Channel's Recent Developments

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Premiership Countdown: 11 Days to Go. Now that Setanta Sports has sublicensed many of the rights to the Premiership matches from Fox Soccer Channel, what impact will this have on Fox Soccer Channel and what does it say about their … Continue reading

Chelsea's American Tour Rated A Success

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Premiership Countdown: 12 Days to Go. The Guardian ran an interesting story in today’s edition entitled “Blues Can’t Match The Beatles, But American Project Reaps Rewards.” The article, written by Matt Scott, reports on Chelsea’s marketing strategy in America capturing … Continue reading

Sign up for a FREE Premiership E-Newsletter

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Now that football fans like you have the opportunity to see more Premiership matches on TV than ever before, you need help to stay on top of all of the news and TV listings. That’s why EPL Talk is launching … Continue reading

To Tour or Not to Tour: Pre-Season Friendlies

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Premiership Countdown: 13 Days to Go. The Sunday Times of London has a short, but interesting, list of pros and cons of English clubs going overseas on those big tours. Chelsea graced the States this year. Man United traveled to … Continue reading

Report from Chelsea Press Conference in Chicago

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By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent I really thought Joe Cole was doing his best Damien Duff, an arms flailing dive not 5 minutes into the 2nd half, but unfortunately Mourinho (“I am not a doctor”) offered up the fact … Continue reading

EA Announces Upcoming Release of FIFA 07

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Premiership Countdown: 14 Days to Go. We’re just a week away from the Community Shield, and two weeks away from the Premiership kick-off. And, amazingly, we’re approximately 7 weeks away from the next release in the EA FIFA video game … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes: Chelsea v MLS All-Star Match

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By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent Game Day in Chicago: Fact: America is one tacky place, marketing sports and big events is none too subtle, they’ll blow up anything into massive balloons and have college kids shoving gatorade at you … Continue reading

Coverage of tonight's Chelsea v MLS All-Star match

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Stay tuned to the EPL Talk Blog tonight before, during and after the Chelsea v MLS All-Star match. Depending on how the technology works, we may be able to get photographs — and even audio — from EPL Talk correspondent … Continue reading