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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.

Secret Handshakes Within the World of the Premiership

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Paul Wilson from The Guardian newspaper warns that there’s danger ahead for West Ham after the signing of Tevez and Mascherano. As always, it’s another thought provoking piece from The Guardian. The article includes some revealing information including a quote … Continue reading

West Ham United Saga Shrouded In Mystery

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We’re not even into week three of the Premiership, but who would have expected the Tevez and Mascherano transfers to ever happen and to West Ham of all places? Never before have transfer signings been clouded in so much mystery. … Continue reading

Did Anyone See the Luxembourg-Netherlands Match?

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Netherlands' midfielder Wesley Sneijder

Day one of the Euro 2008 qualifying matches is over. I’ll have a brief summary report on the next EPL Talk Podcast, scheduled for release on Sunday night. But how many of you out there had the “pleasure” of watching … Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with Ronnie Whelan

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The latest EPL Talk Podcast is now available featuring an interview with Liverpool and Republic of Ireland’s Ronnie Whelan. The midfield maestro discusses his most memorable experiences including the 1989 FA Cup Final and 1984 European Cup, what Liverpool manager … Continue reading

Champions League TV Schedule Announced for U.S.

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Here’s another reason to make sure you have Setanta Sports: Champions League coverage. For those of you who, like me, were only able to watch the Champions League matches on ESPN2 last season, we now have a chance to watch … Continue reading

Latest Exciting Developments from EPL Talk

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EPL Talk Podcast 57

Apologies to those of you who were expecting to hear a couple of additional EPL Talk Podcast episodes this week. We’ll have one up this weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) with another one to follow shortly afterwards. A perfect remedy … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel to Televise Argies Debut

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Breaking News. The Tevez and Mascherano signings are now official. The two Argentine national team players will make their debut for West Ham at home against Aston Villa on Sunday, September 10th. And the wonderful news is that viewers of … Continue reading

West Ham United Poised to Sign Tevez and Mascherano

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Manchester City's Argentinian striker Ca

Carlos Tevez, one of the most talented strikers in the world who has been chased for more than a year by Chelsea, Man United and Arsenal, looks likely to sign for — wait for it — West Ham United this … Continue reading

The Business of Football: Inside One Premiership Club

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Everything is not smelling like roses in English football. While we’ve been reporting the past couple of weeks about the number of empty seats at Premiership grounds, the British press — surprisingly — has neglected the topic focusing instead on … Continue reading

Pompey On Verge of Signing Ghana Captain

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While the newspapers are abuzz with transfer speculation surrounding Carlos Tevez, David Trezeguet, Ashley Cole and others, it was refreshing to read an article in this morning’s Independent Newspaper about Portsmouth trying to sign Ghana captain and midfielder Stephen Appiah. … Continue reading

Interview with Former QPR Player Gary Richards

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The crew don their QPR flag and shot glass!

Gary Richards, the former QPR, Wycombe and Marlow Town player — and now co-host of The 2 G’s radio show — will be interviewed Thursday afternoon for an upcoming episode of the EPL Talk Podcast. If you have any specific … Continue reading

EPL Talk Magazine: Your Feedback

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The results of the first EPL Talk Magazine survey are in, and they make interesting reading. Here’s what you told us: 67% of you never miss an issue, while 33% have read one of the two issues. You enjoy the … Continue reading

English Premier League What Transfer Talk

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The Thursday transfer deadline is approaching for the Premiership, so the wheeling and dealing is starting to pick up in speed. Here are just a few of the transfers that have been made, or are in the final stages of … Continue reading

Best Selection of Premiership Jerseys

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We’ve made a couple of important updates to the EPL Talk web site that we’d like to let you know about. First, we’ve added many of the new jerseys for the 2006/2007 Premiership season. Just go to the ‘My Team’ … Continue reading

Empty Seats at Premiership Matches Continue

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While Middlesbrough’s defense was as porous tonight as their security (two fans ran across the field in fancy dress costumes during the second half), the match at Riverside Stadium revealed another disturbing fact: All those empty seats. We broached the … Continue reading

EPL Talk Fantasy Football League: Top 5

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The lead at the top of the table is widening in the EPL Talk Fantasy Football League. With 59 teams competing, here’s the current top five teams: 1. Rockfish United (David Griffith) 197 pts 2. Gratefullawyer (Wayne Novick) 189 pts … Continue reading

Argentina v Brazil on GolTV

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This Sunday at 11am ET, GolTV will be showing the Argentina versus Brazil friendly scheduled to be played at Arsenal’s new Emirates Stadium. More info about GolTV is at

English Premier League TV: By The Numbers

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This isn’t the real league table below, but it is the table according to the number of times the teams have been shown on Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports combined so far this season. Overall Man United 3 Chelsea … Continue reading