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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.

World Cup Player to Watch: Part One

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lukas-podolski

Germany – Lukas Podolski By The Scout This player is an obvious but a very necessary choice. Having just turned 21 recently, Lukas is now set to star for Germany at this year’s World Cup. He spent last season at … Continue reading

Tale of Two Countries in America – Divided by Soccer

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us-soccer

The Guardian newspaper ran an interesting article about America and the World Cup yesterday. In it, reporter Steven Wells revealed the interesting split between those die-hard soccer fans and the mainstream. Interestingly, I wrote a similar piece for EPL Talk … Continue reading

New Soccer Radio Network Launches

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world-soccer-radio

  In interesting news, Graham Bell and Gazza Richards from The 2 G’s have launched their own new soccer radio channel entitled Champions Soccer Radio Network. The 24/7 station is available as a streaming broadcast over the Internet at http://www.the2gs.com … Continue reading

Americans Get a Taste of ABC World Cup Programming

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usa-soccer-team

If you blinked, you may have missed it, but this past weekend ABC showed two World Cup shows to get Americans excited about the World Cup. The first, “American Soccer’s Ten Greatest Moments,” might sound like a joke to most … Continue reading

Tenth Episode of the EPL Talk Podcast

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EPL Talk Podcast 18

The tenth episode of the EPL Talk Podcast is now live featuring an interesting interview with soccer podcast-aficionado Phil McThomas from Soccer Shout. Phil, and his co-host Tony, have been making a lot of progress recently and have even been … Continue reading

Welcome BBC Web Site Visitors

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EPLTalk Podcast 1

If you’re visiting this blog from the link at the BBC’s web site (so far, that’s 36% of you), welcome aboard. While the focus of the EPL Talk blog is on the English Premiership League, we’ll also be covering the … Continue reading

Chelsea Raise The Bar Before 2006/2007 Season Begins

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When the Premiership season concluded on May 7, many people (myself included) were commenting how next season will be a four horse race instead of two. Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are worthy contenders for the 2006/2007 title. How … Continue reading

What World Cup Jersey Are You Wearing?

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usmnt-home-away-shirts-2014-world-cup

We’re now less than eight days away from the opening match of the World Cup. If you haven’t had a chance to buy the World Cup jersey of your team yet, there’s still time. Visit the World Cup Shirts site, … Continue reading

BBC Offers Soccer Fans an Inside Look

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bbc-match-of-the-day

The BBC is doing a fantastic job at opening up its lines of communication and giving visitors an inside look at how their Sport web site delivers news. Ian Westbrook from the BBC was kind enough to explain how their … Continue reading

2006/2007 New Man United Kit

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man-utd-new-home-shirt

To me, one of the most exciting things about the summer is waiting for the new Premiership kits to be unveiled. These days, the kit launches are a big marketing campaign with press conferences and photographers. But the most interesting … Continue reading

The Treble Find a New Home

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radiostar

The Treble, those three glorious women who are passionate soccer fans, have moved from the World Soccer Daily radio network to a new network run by The 2 G’s. The news is one of the highlights of this week’s EPL … Continue reading

Thoughts on England v Belarus match

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england-team

A slow week for good posts, largely because I’ve been spending most nights writing article after article for the next issue of the EPL Talk Magazine. Thankfully I’ve been able to continue writing with one eye on my laptop, and … Continue reading

New Technology for EPL Refs

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referee-mike-jones

Starting next season, Premiership referees and assistant referees will be wearing new head-set technology. To me, this is an excellent step in the right direction. The technology won’t interfere with the game. Plus, if anything, it’s going to speed up … Continue reading

Leeds Fall at Last Hurdle

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After watching them clobber Crystal Palace in the Championship play-off match a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Watford would be a welcome addition to the Premiership. Now, after yesterday’s fantastic Championship play-off final win against Leeds, the Hornets … Continue reading

Barcelona Crowned European Champions

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Alas, it wasn’t Arsenal or England’s night tonight as Barcelona won the Champions League Final 2-1 with two late goals. Highlights of the match included Henry’s dazzling run down the left wing which left Puyol and Marquez looking like amateurs. … Continue reading

Champions League Final Will Answer Many Questions

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uefa-champions-league-trophy

In just a few hours, the answers will be revealed to these very interesting questions: (1) Can the Premiership or La Liga claim to being the best club league in the world? If Arsenal wins, surely the Premier League is … Continue reading

Can Arsenal Stop Barcelona?

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Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Burnley - Emirates Stadium

I had an interesting conversation with GolTV commentator Phil Schoen this past week (available as episode 7 on the EPL Talk Podcast). We discussed whether it was better for Arsenal to employ the tactics they did in their second leg … Continue reading

GOAL: The Movie Nets $2 Million

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newcastle-united

According to Box Office Mojo, Goal! The Dream Begins ended its first weekend with an estimated $2 million at 1,007 venues. “Soccer movies have never been particularly successful in America, and this one will go down as the least popular … Continue reading