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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 Channel: Watch Out For GolTV

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GolTV announced yesterday it’s going to be more aggressive in terms of making sure that soccer fans in the United States are more aware of the 24/7 TV network.The channel (which airs La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Arsenal TV and … Continue reading

The Road To Blackburn's Ewood Park

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You’re now 18 days away from the beginning of a unique Premiership experience when EPL Talk visits England for 10 days of Premiership matches. As long as modern technology cooperates, you’ll be able to live the experience with me and … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho: The Master of Mind Tricks

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If you’re a football manager in 2006, how do you increase Chelsea’s chances of winning? If you’re Jose Mourinho, you use mind tricks. Step one: “I know the number of penalties they get at home. I know how often they … Continue reading

Concerns Regarding Fox Soccer Channel Coverage

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When is live Premiership coverage not live? Answer: When it’s played on Fox Soccer Channel. One of the interesting things you’ll notice when you’re online each weekend chatting with football fans from around the world about the live Premiership matches … Continue reading

Struggling Pearce calls for managerial transfer window

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Manchester City manager has called for a transfer window for managers, whereby they can only be sacked and bought during the January and August transfer windows in the Premiership.Is he out of his mind? What business in today’s world (or … Continue reading

US Soccer Fans: Jurgen-na Love This News

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Jurgen Klinsmann has publicly stated he’s interested in the US men’s national team coach position. Read the story in The New York Times. At the same time, Sven looks likely to accept a position outside of the UK by early … Continue reading

Traveling Back In Time To Fulham’s Craven Cottage

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Only 23 days remain until EPL Talk embarks on a Premiership journey that you’ll be able to experience online, via nearly-daily podcasts and more. Between now and then, I’ll be sharing with you some of my experiences planning the trip. … Continue reading

Man United Overcome Crewe in League Cup Joy

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In a recent blog post on the EPL Talk Blog, we discussed ITVN’s beta testing of their “On Demand” service which will allow customers to choose from the major matches recently shown on Setanta Sports. It’s the perfect remedy for … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel: Selling The Game of Soccer

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Fox Soccer Channel and its parent company News Corp has signed a major deal with Nielsen Media Research that could have a big impact on what we see on the channel in the near future. Nielsen will be conducting surveys … Continue reading

Premiership Entertainment Value Going Downhill

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“The entertainment value [of the Premiership] is definitely going downhill,” says Chris Waddle, the former Spurs, Newcastle and England star (and now Radio Five Live match summariser). In an interesting article on the BBC Sport web site, Waddle explains why … Continue reading

Why Setanta Is A Dream Come True For Footy Fans

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If you’re an English Premier League fan in North America and you have Setanta Sports, you’re in heaven. Last night’s League Cup match between Chesterfield and West Ham United was entertaining to watch, but more importantly it was a pleasure … Continue reading

Trip Down Memory Lane: English Teams From 1984/5

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For an interesting trip down memory lane, take a look at this page from the 1984/85 season where it shows the clubs from the First Division (now Premiership), Second Division (now Championship) and the top division in Scotland (as pictured … Continue reading

Experience the Premiership Through EPL Talk

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Everyday EPL Talk brings you insight into the Premiership, but we’re going to do one better. How? EPL Talk is making a trip to England for a ten day adventure where we’ll bring you the sights and sounds of the … Continue reading

Sunday Morning With the British Newspapers

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There are quite a few interesting stories in today’s newspapers. Setanta is to sell NASN, their TV network which specializes in American Sports. ESPN is named as a possible interested party. Setanta plans on reinvesting the money from the proposed … Continue reading

Interview with 101 Great Goals

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In today’s EPL Talk Podcast, we have the pleasure of interviewing Ronaldo. Nope, not that one. Instead, it’s “Ronaldo” the 101greatgoals blogger who has achieved quite a bit of publicity from the BBC and on British television after a company … Continue reading

Interview With Spurs Legend Alan Mullery

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It was my great pleasure recently to interview the most famous of guests to grace the EPL Talk Podcast, namely Alan Mullery who was a central midfielder in the 60′s and 70′s playing with such greats as Johnny Haynes, Bobby … Continue reading

YouTube & Premier League Angers Fans By Removing Premiership Highlight Footage

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YouTube (Public, NASDAQ:GOOG) has begun the process of removing unlicensed clips from Premier League and FA matches that are available on the popular video clips site. Although EPL Talk is unable to discern the exact number of clips that have … Continue reading