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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.

Setanta Adds EPL Matches to 2006/2007 Schedule

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While Setanta has been making plenty of waves recently after acquiring two of the rights packages to show Premiership matches in the UK starting in the 2007/2008 season, now it’s turn for the US branch of Setanta Sports to make … Continue reading

Barry Glendenning from The Fiver

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podcast

Many of you may already know the name Barry Glendenning, but if you don’t he’s one of the most entertaining football writers in the business today. Glendenning writes for The Guardian newspaper and you can see his work in The … Continue reading

What’s Your Prediction for the Final?

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It should be a classic final on Sunday at 2pm ET. But my concern about France is their lack of goals from open play. Italy, on the other hand, need to rely on Toni or Totti to hit the net. … Continue reading

ABC/ESPN Controversy Continues

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The controversy about ABC/ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup won’t stop. Here are two more examples: Courtesy of EPL Talk reader Griff from Japan, watch this actual sports news episode from ESPN’s “Pardon The Interruption” here. The Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

World Cup Permeates Mainstream America

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Gold Cup US Honduras Soccer

Did my civic duty today and went to jury duty. I almost fainted when the woman running the jury duty, who was American as apple pie, opened up with some chit chat to the jury pool and said “That was … Continue reading

Random Thoughts

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Gold Cup US Honduras Soccer

The only team to score against Italy this entire World Cup has been the United States, albeit as an own goal. Any guess what sporting event ESPN2 broadcasted today on their channel? Golf? Tennis? Soccer? No, it was a hot … Continue reading

Fireworks Ignite As Italians Reach Final

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Two late stunning goals from Italy’s Grosso and Del Piero was enough to get Italy into the final in a very even match. While the Italian national team are in hysterics, their domestic league is in shambles with the threat … Continue reading

Champions League Better Than World Cup

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As a tournament, there is no equal to the World Cup. It’s a 30-day magical mystery ride for teams, players, fans and TV viewers at home. That said, however, I disagree with many that this is the best tournament in … Continue reading

Excitement Building for Germany Against Italy

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Italy

Throughout the years, Germany against Italy has been a classic match. Most notably during the 1970 World Cup semi-final, when Italy defeated the Germans 4-3 despite Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer playing with a dislocated shoulder after being injured in the match. … Continue reading

Setanta Offers Italian Commentary for Remaining World Cup Matches

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If you subscribe to Setanta in North America, you’ve got to be loving life. The Irish broadcaster announced today that, in addition to the German commentary it has been providing, the semi-finals and final of the World Cup will be … Continue reading

Death to the 4-5-1

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Arsenal

Very early in the 2005/2006 Premiership season, all of the talk was about the 4-5-1 formation and how Bolton, especially, was being effective yet boring after Allardyce used the formation to grind out results. What we’ve seen in the 2006 … Continue reading

Premiership Continues to Grow in Popularity in US

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If you live in North America, you’ll want to read this article — it could have easily been about you, or you. But if you live outside of North America, and I know many of you readers do, read the … Continue reading

Seamus Malin Interview Now Available

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The interview with Seamus Malin is now available on the EPL Talk Podcast. It’s a fascinating interview, and the perfect remedy for any England, US or Brazil fans who want to take their mind off the World Cup exit, and … Continue reading

The World Cup Gets Turned Upside Down

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Oscar of Brazil

  So, England and Brazil’s World Cup dreams are over. In both matches, the favorites were outplayed, conservative and uninspiring. England’s demise falls to Wayne Rooney. The idiotic kick by Rooney was the turning point in the match. From that … Continue reading

Photos from today’s World Cup pub crawl

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A "proper" pub on Tottenham High Road

Take a look at the photographs from today’s EPL Talk tour of South Florida pubs and restaurants. First stop was The Kings Head Pub in Sunrise, Florida for the England against Portugal debacle, followed by a trip to the Panorama … Continue reading

England Poised to Defeat Portugal

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England is just hours away from their crucial match against Portugal. On paper, this is one of the finest England teams to grace the international stage in years. But can they play as a cohesive unit and defeat Scolari’s men? … Continue reading

Anticipation Building for Germany-Italy Match

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Germany

When the American founding fathers named July 4th as Independence Day, little did they know that in the year 2006 soccer fans in this country would watch a game invented by their arch-enemy: the English. For most Americans, July 4th … Continue reading

ESPN Responds to Criticism

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Tokyo Toffeeman, an EPL Talk reader from Japan, sent me this very interesting link about ESPN’s response to the criticism it has been receiving regarding its coverage of the World Cup. Read the piece here. Most newspapers typically have ombudsmen … Continue reading