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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.

Chelsea’s American Tour Rated A Success

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Premiership Countdown: 12 Days to Go. The Guardian ran an interesting story in today’s edition entitled “Blues Can’t Match The Beatles, But American Project Reaps Rewards.” The article, written by Matt Scott, reports on Chelsea’s marketing strategy in America capturing … Continue reading

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Now that football fans like you have the opportunity to see more Premiership matches on TV than ever before, you need help to stay on top of all of the news and TV listings. That’s why EPL Talk is launching … Continue reading

To Tour or Not to Tour: Pre-Season Friendlies

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Premiership Countdown: 13 Days to Go. The Sunday Times of London has a short, but interesting, list of pros and cons of English clubs going overseas on those big tours. Chelsea graced the States this year. Man United traveled to … Continue reading

Report from Chelsea Press Conference in Chicago

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By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent I really thought Joe Cole was doing his best Damien Duff, an arms flailing dive not 5 minutes into the 2nd half, but unfortunately Mourinho (“I am not a doctor”) offered up the fact … Continue reading

EA Announces Upcoming Release of FIFA 07

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Premiership Countdown: 14 Days to Go. We’re just a week away from the Community Shield, and two weeks away from the Premiership kick-off. And, amazingly, we’re approximately 7 weeks away from the next release in the EA FIFA video game … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes: Chelsea v MLS All-Star Match

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By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent Game Day in Chicago: Fact: America is one tacky place, marketing sports and big events is none too subtle, they’ll blow up anything into massive balloons and have college kids shoving gatorade at you … Continue reading

Coverage of tonight’s Chelsea v MLS All-Star match

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Stay tuned to the EPL Talk Blog tonight before, during and after the Chelsea v MLS All-Star match. Depending on how the technology works, we may be able to get photographs — and even audio — from EPL Talk correspondent … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at Chelsea’s Pre-Season Training & Press Conference

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By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent In a packed and stifling media room just off the team dressing rooms in the bowels of Toyota Park, I learned some interesting things about the culture of the EPL. The Gaffer reigns imperiously … Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with Setanta’s Shane O’Rourke

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Today, EPL Talk conducted an exclusive interview with Shane O’Rourke, the president of North American operations for Setanta Sports. With Setanta and Fox Soccer Channel dividing the Premiership matches to be shown in the US, soccer fans will have many … Continue reading

Notes from MLS All-Star Press Conference

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By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent ESPN just announced their rights package, the leagues fourth if you include HDNet and Univision…all games on the Deuce (industry parlance for watching soccer with baseball scores on perpetual scroll at the bottom of … Continue reading

Blogging From Chicago: Chelsea v MLS All-Stars

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By Christopher Schachter, EPL Talk correspondent Arrived safely in Chicago, shocked and amazed that they speak the President’s English outside of New York City. You see, except for the occasional trip to visit my brother in SW6 and dragging my … Continue reading

Interview with Setanta Sports: North America

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EPL Talk will be conducting an interview this afternoon with Shane O’Rourke, president of North American operations for Setanta Sports, to discuss today’s huge announcement. It’ll be released as a special edition of the EPL Talk Podcast. If you have … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at Chelsea v MLS All-Stars

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EPL Talk correspondent Christopher Schachter who is covering the Chelsea against MLS All-Star match has arrived safely in Chicago. To see his up-to-the-minute photos from behind-the-scenes at Toyota Park with the MLS All-Stars, visit the EPL Talk Flickr account at … Continue reading

Setanta Sports To Show 90+ Premiership Matches

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BREAKING NEWS. Setanta Sports has made an agreement with Fox Soccer Channel whereby Setanta will show 90+ live Premiership matches during the 2006/2007 season. While the majority of matches shown during the season will be on Fox Soccer Channel, Setanta … Continue reading

Does Martin O’Neill Have What It Takes?

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In the past few years, Martin O’Neill’s stock value has skyrocketed. But is he as good as everyone says he is, and what impact can he have at a languishing Aston Villa? The former Nottingham Forest midfielder played under legendary … Continue reading

Watford’s American Star Ready for Premiership

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Premiership Countdown: 15 Days To Go. The days at Watford’s Vicarage Road are quite different now than they were when Elton John bought the Fourth Division club during the 1976-1977 season. Incredibly, the club rose to the First Division in … Continue reading

Could This Be Tottenham’s Season?

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They have one of the best managers in the league. They’ve been spectacular during pre-season after defeating Inter Milan, Celta Vigo, Bordeaux and Nice. And on paper, they have a remarkable team — one that reminds me of the skilful … Continue reading

Frequency of Premiership Clubs on Fox Soccer Channel

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Premiership Countdown: 16 Days to Go. We revealed Fox Soccer Channel’s schedule earlier this week for the Premiership. Although a decision hasn’t made yet on many of the TBD dates, we can reveal the breakdown of the 18 matches that … Continue reading