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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 New World Cup Programming

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Setanta Sports yesterday announced the launch of new World Cup programming, scheduled to begin on May 1: 2006 FIFA World Cup; The Official Guide: Sixteen half-hour programs that preview the World Cup. Includes key archival moments. FIFA World Cup Film … Continue reading

2006 FIFA World Cup video game: Interview

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I had a fascinating interview this evening with Richard Beresh. You may not be familiar with his name, but you’ll soon be familiar with his next release. He’s one of the top producers responsible for the upcoming “2006 FIFA World … Continue reading

Interview with Ray Hudson

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Episode 3 of the EPL Talk Podcast launched today featuring an interview with Ray Hudson, former Newcastle United and Fort Lauderdale Strikers legend. During the fascinating interview, Ray discusses several topics including: how Bruce Arena would fair as a manager … Continue reading

New section on EPL Talk homepage

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I’ve added some new technology to the EPL Talk web site, and I’m interested in hearing what you think about it. It’s a new technology from a company called Stickam. If you visit the EPL Talk web site, you’ll notice … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel Continues To Improve

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Is it me or is Fox Soccer Channel getting better and better? Their Super Saturday + round-up program seems more polished. During this past weekend’s episode, Webster and Bretos wore suits instead of their business casual attire. Their rapport together … Continue reading

Interview with Nick Webster

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Episode 2 of the EPL Talk Podcast has been released, featuring an interview with Fox Soccer Channel’s Nick Webster. Listen to the podcast right now, or subscribe via iTunes. During the interview, Nick Webster reveals some of the celebrities that … Continue reading

Fox Sports World Canada: Troubled Times?

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Spare a thought for our neighbors to the north in Canada. According to an interesting article in today’s Toronto Star newspaper, here are some interesting revelations: > Fox Sports World Canada are often airing one live English Premier League match … Continue reading

Get Your Doctor’s Note Ready

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With only six games to go before the Premiership season ends, football fans across North America will be sitting on the edge of their seats. What does Fox Soccer Channel have in store for us? Here are the upcoming highlights: … Continue reading

Premiership in 2006: New Technology

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In the debut issue of EPL Talk Magazine (available from, there’s a behind-the-scenes look at software that most Premiership clubs use to stay ahead of the competition. Well, ProZone now has a competitor, and it happens to be the … Continue reading

England Announce World Cup Song

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With great anticipation, England has announced what band will have the honor of recording the official World Cup Song for the English national team this summer. The band is Embrace and the song name will be “World At Your Feet.” … Continue reading

Chelsea to Play in MLS All-Star Game This Summer?

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Major League Soccer (MLS) is expected to announce Monday that Chelsea has been invited to play in the MLS All-Star Game this summer in Chicago. The EPL Talk Blog reported on March 16 that there were significant rumors about the … Continue reading

EPL’s Biggest Matches May Move To Internet Next Year

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According to The Guardian newspaper, some of the Premiership’s biggest matches could be broadcast exclusively over the internet from next year rather than via pay TV under plans unveiled yesterday by the Premier League In the next 30 days, the … Continue reading

Bidding Begins for Premiership TV Rights

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  BBC announced today that the broadcasters interested in winning the rights to broadcasting the English Premier League from 2007-2013 have until April 27 to submit their sealed bids. Read more about the developing story here.

TV Rights Battle May Impact EPL Viewers in North America

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The English Premier League has just struck a deal with the European Union over the future sale of broadcasting rights, which could have a profound effect on the amount of Premiership matches seen on North American TV in the future. … Continue reading

FSC Unveils World Cup Preview Show

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EPL Talk broke the exclusive on March 8 that Fox Soccer Channel was producing a World Cup preview show, and now the word is official. Last night, Fox Soccer Channel debuted “Passport to Germany.” The show will be on every … Continue reading

Everton Adds English Flavor to the EPL

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It was interesting to watch Everton maul Aston Villa 4-1 last Saturday, not just because of the goalfest, but for other reasons too. Everton were playing a very English style of soccer, with mostly British players, playing in a quintessential … Continue reading

NEWSFLASH: GolTV Adds Premiership Programming

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This morning GolTV announced it is expanding its soccer coverage to include the English Premiership with the addition of Arsenal TV and Liverpool TV to its programming. The two shows will feature full match coverage of the team’s previous weekend’s … Continue reading

EPL Talk Podcast Now Available

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EPL Talk has just launched the inaugural episode of the EPL Talk Podcast. Download it today, and subscribe via iTunes (Apple will be adding it momentarily). The 30 minute podcast features an exclusive interview with Steven Cohen, co-host of Fox … Continue reading