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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.

Alan Shearer Coming to Tampa

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Newcastle and England legend Alan Shearer will be making a guest appearance in Tampa for the USL’s SoccerFest, scheduled for November 16-21. He’ll be available for autographs. Exact time and location are to be determined, but more details are available … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Jamaica Reveals Re-Distribution Costs

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you were a cable company and you wanted to redistribute the Fox Soccer Channel feed on your local satellite network, how much do you think it’d cost? Well over in Jamaica, cable company SportsMax Limited is paying $300,000-$400,000 per … Continue reading

Fox Testing the Streaming of Live Football Matches

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While Setanta Broadband has been available since earlier this year, Fox Soccer Channel has started testing the streaming of live matches via its web site, FoxSoccer.com. The first test was conducted this past weekend for the Denmark against Northern Ireland … Continue reading

England's Under 21 Squad Provides Hope for Future

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While I’m nervous about England’s chances against Croatia Wednesday night, I’m more hopeful for England’s future after watching the highlights of the under-21′s team 2-0 win against the German youngsters. Two fantastic goals from Arsenal’s Theo Walcott sealed the victory. … Continue reading

TalkSport Wins EPL Radio Rights Package in UK

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TalkSport scored a huge coup today after it won a rights package to broadcast Premiership matches in the UK starting next season through 2012-2013. Currently, BBC’s Radio Five Live owns the rights, but beginning next season they’ll be sharing them … Continue reading

Get Your Questions in for Upcoming Interviews

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Okay, my head is starting to spin. Not really, but this is going to be another busy and rewarding week for EPL Talk and its readers. First up is tomorrow’s international matches. Unfortunately, I’m predicting that England is going to … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Coming to U.S. TV

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GolTV has announced that it’ll be airing a new show on its channel soon entitled “Mourinho’s Ultimate +10 Team.” This star-studded special brings together some of the world’s finest soccer stars to battle it out in a series of fun, … Continue reading

GolTV Announces New "Soccer Academy" Episodes

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Last week I introduced many of you to a fantastic show on GolTV named “Soccer Academy,” which traced the steps of young French players from the Nantes academy. The good news is that I just heard from GolTV and their … Continue reading

EPL Talk Reveals Two Big Surprises for Football Fans

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EPL Talk just launched two major new areas of the site today: the EPL Talk Community, and an online store. Both can now be accessed from the navigation bar at http://epltalk.com The EPL Talk Community features an online discussion forum, … Continue reading

Ghosts In The Football Machine

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While the resurgence of soccer in America continues to ramp up, there are always a few bumps along the way. For example, FoxSoccer.com blogs have been down for the past 24 hours and Setanta Sports was experiencing some technical difficulties … Continue reading

Glenn Myernick In Coma After Heart Attack

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Let’s hope that Glenn “Mooch” Myernick is on the road to recovery soon after he just had a major heart attack and is currently in a coma. The assistant US coach, who coached the Colorado Rapids (and has been a … Continue reading

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?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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