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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.

Review of Fox Football Fone-In

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  The third season of Steven Cohen and Nick Geber’s football TV talk show on Fox Soccer Channel launched this evening. And their show, previously known as Fox Football Friday and now renamed Fox Football Fone-In, is their best version … Continue reading

Depression and Elation in the English Premier League

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I don’t know about you, but I’m getting sick of the whole Ashley Cole (and now William Gallas) saga. Arsenal has the slight advantage in terms of negotiating power because they know Chelsea has been trying to sign Cole for … Continue reading

EPL Talk Fantasy Football League Standings

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It’s been a challenging weekend for some Premiership teams the past couple of days, while other clubs breezed through their matches. The same is true for the EPL Talk Fantasy Football League. Here are the top 5 standings as of … Continue reading

Interview with "A Game of Two Halves" Podcasters

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Episode 21 of the EPL Talk Podcast was released today, featuring a slightly new format. First, we have an interview with Chris Knowles and Mark Hesketh from “A Game Of Two Halves” podcast. During the interview, the two lads living … Continue reading

Historic Day for Premiership in U.S.

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Well, we had to wait 104 days for it, but the start of the Premiership season has come and gone. Depending on how you experienced it, it may have felt more exhausting for you than some of the lads on … Continue reading

Opening Day Surprises in English Premiership

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I’m glad I’m not a betting man. Otherwise, I would have lost some serious money today. Match by match, I expected Liverpool to cruise to victory against Sheffield United. I thought Arsenal would have convincingly defeated Villa. I expected Newcastle … Continue reading

Events Planned This Weekend for Premiership Viewers

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Premiership Countdown: 1 Day to Go. Wherever you are in the world, you’re invited to experience the Premiership on the EPL Talk web site. Here are some of the features you’ll be interested in: On the home page, the scores … Continue reading

5 Biggest Surprises During the Premiership Break

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It’s been 104 days since the 2005/2006 Premiership season ended. In that time, we’ve consumed the World Cup, watched several friendlies and counted down the days until the August 19th kickoff. But the Premiership break is more newsworthy for the … Continue reading

Free Premiership Email Newsletter Now Available

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The second issue of the EPL Talk Email Newsletter was sent this morning to subscribers. If you didn’t receive a copy, be sure you subscribe today. If you’ve registered for other EPL Talk e-mails in the past, just enter your … Continue reading

More Premiership On TV in USA Than UK

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If you’ve listened to previous episodes of the EPL Talk Podcast, you may remember that celebs such as Paul Oakenfold, Bobby McMahon and others have mentioned how we in the States get to see more Premiership matches here than in … Continue reading

Arsenal Predicted to Win 2006/2007 Premier League

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Premiership Countdown: 2 Days to Go. When the 2006/2007 Premiership season kicks off on Saturday morning, it’ll be the first ball kicked since the previous season ended just 104 days earlier. After weighing up the teams pros and cons, and … Continue reading

Setanta Sports Now Available For Canadian Residents

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Good news for Canadians who follow the Premiership. I just spoke with ITVN and they’ve announced that Setanta Sports will be available to Canadian residents via ITVN. ITVN is currently working on testing the Setanta Sports feed, and it may … Continue reading

Premiership TV By The Numbers

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I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at the number of English Premier League matches shown on TV in the US during the first week of this Premiership season and compare it to a similar week from last … Continue reading

Receive a FREE T-shirt from EPL Talk

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Just send an e-mail today (Wednesday, August 16th) to buzz@epltalk.com and tell us what the craziest thing you’ve done in support of your Premiership club. The winning entry will receive an EPL Talk T-shirt and will have their story published … Continue reading

The Dilemma of Being a Football Fan in America

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Premiership Countdown: 3 Days to Go. Amazingly, fans who follow a Premiership club will be able to watch 8 out of the 10 matches this opening weekend in the United States on Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports. Most of … Continue reading

Newcastle Fan Adds Thoughts About Chelsea

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Premiership Countdown: 4 Days to Go. By Bruce Gottesman, EPL Talk correspondent One thing I noticed about Chelsea’s squad: How many central players do they think they can put on the field at once? The key to their season to … Continue reading

Programming Updates from Setanta

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  It’s been a hectic few weeks for the folks at the North American division of Setanta Sports, based in San Francisco. And it’s getting even busier. Here are the latest developments: In answer to a question from an EPL … Continue reading

Latest News from EPL Talk

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At EPL Talk, we’re already planning ahead for episode 21 of the EPL Talk Podcast, which will feature an exclusive interview with an executive from Fox Soccer Channel (I’ll unveil the person’s name later this week). In the meantime, please … Continue reading