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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.

Interview with Paul Oakenfold

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The EPL Talk Podcast interview with Paul Oakenfold is scheduled for release tonight, August 1st. Sorry for the delay, but it’ll definitely be worth the wait. In the meantime, all of the previous EPL Talk Podcast interviews are still available … Continue reading

Brown Is The Color: Spurs Unveil New Third Kit

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tottenham-hotspur

Premiership Countdown: 19 Days to Go. It’s been a busy weekend for Tottenham Hotspur. First, the Spurs impressively beat Inter Milan 2-1 in a friendly. Second, Michael Carrick joined Manchester United for 18.6 million pounds ($34.6 million). And third, Tottenham … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 20 Days to Go

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michael-carrick

  It’s a new week in the English Premier League, and the transfer talks are beginning to pick up pace. So far post-World Cup, the biggest headline has been Ruud van Nistelrooy’s departure to Real Madrid. Benni McCarthy’s move from … Continue reading

Update on Interview with Paul Oakenfold

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podcast

Episode 18 of the EPL Talk Podcast, featuring an interview with DJ Paul Oakenfold, is being delayed. I just want to make sure the audio quality is top notch, so I apologize for the delay. In the meantime, be sure … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 21 Days to Go

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white-hart-lane

The number of authentic football stadiums in England is sadly dwindling. Gone are historic, but antiquated, stadiums such as Arsenal’s Highbury, Man City’s Maine Road, Bolton’s Baseball Ground, Middlesbrough’s Ayresome Park and others. And now, it seems, that another legendary … Continue reading

Setanta Sports Announces EPL Friendlies

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setanta-sports

Setanta USA has announced that they’ll be televising the following pre-season friendlies live on their network, all featuring Premiership sides. Saturday, July 29 11:30am ET: Kaiserslautern v Liverpool Monday, July 31 2pm ET: Macclesfield Town vs Manchester United Tuesday, August … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 22 Days to Go

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setanta-sports

How soon will it be before you can watch Premiership matches over the Internet, legally? Imagine if you could watch your favorite side week-in, week-out. Or if you could pick and choose what matches you want to see instead of … Continue reading

Join the EPL Talk Fantasy League for FREE

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If you think you can outwit your fellow soccer readers and you want to have some fun, register today to join the EPL Talk Fantasy League. We’ll award the winner of the league with an EPL Talk T-shirt and another … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 23 Days to Go

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ruud-van-nistelrooy

While the Ruud Van Nistelrooy transfer saga continues with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in a tug of war over the Dutch striker, Manchester United fans should be genuinely concerned about United’s inability to sign anyone. In fact, they’re the … Continue reading

Next EPL Talk Podcast: Paul Oakenfold

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He’s the world’s most famous DJ. He’s opened for U2 and Madonna, and worked on records for New Order and The Happy Mondays. And, best of all, he’s a raving mad football fan. His name is Paul Oakenfold. Learn more … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 24 Days to Go

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man-utd-fan

Which of the new 2006/2007 Premiership kits do you think looks best? Is it the new United kit? Manchester United’s new home kit has caused quite a bit of controversy on message boards worldwide with a lot of people saying … Continue reading

"Once In A Lifetime" Now Playing Near You

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new-york-cosmos

The documentary, “Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of The New York Cosmos,” will expand the number of screens and will open this Friday, July 28th in the following cities: Dallas, Detroit, Houston and Minnesota.

The Economics of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

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Arsenal announce new sponsorship with Puma

I read an amazing statistic today on The Sports Economist Blog about Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium: With 150 executive boxes compared to Highbury’s 48, executive seats will reportedly provide 43 per cent of matchday income from spectators.

Premiership Countdown: 25 Days to Go

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Late breaking news: ESPN2 will be televising the Columbus Crew against Everton friendly on Wednesday, July 26 at 7pm ET. The Crew, who hosted Fulham last year in a similar friendly, will play against David Moyes’s side who just lost … Continue reading

Best Striker Partnerships in the Premiership

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wayne-rooney

In today’s transfer news, it looks like Hernan Crespo wants to return to Italy while Bayern Munich are inching closer to signing Ruud Van Nistelrooy. The question it leaves in my mind is this: Who are the strikers that’ll be … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 26 Days to Go

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liverpool-fans

The Times newspaper today published an exhaustive and fascinating discovery of who is the greatest football team of all time in England. The statisticians at the newspaper calculated every game played since the 1888-1889 season all of the way up … Continue reading

Episode 17 of the EPL Talk Podcast

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radio

  The interview with Kevin Toms, the legendary creator of soccer games for the computer is now available on the EPL Talk Podcast. Some important notes: The FootyMax website, which is definitely worthwhile visiting to take part in the two … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 27 Days to Go

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steve-sidwell

The Observer newspaper from England has done a fantastic job at looking at the 20 Premiership sides and reporting on the latest transfer speculation (as well as listing their upcoming friendlies). Among some of the highlights of the article: West … Continue reading