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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 Sports Now Available For Canadian Residents

Posted on by Christopher Harris
setanta-sports

Good news for Canadians who follow the Premiership. I just spoke with ITVN and they’ve announced that Setanta Sports will be available to Canadian residents via ITVN. ITVN is currently working on testing the Setanta Sports feed, and it may … Continue reading

Premiership TV By The Numbers

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soccer-on-tv

I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at the number of English Premier League matches shown on TV in the US during the first week of this Premiership season and compare it to a similar week from last … Continue reading

Receive a FREE T-shirt from EPL Talk

Posted on by Christopher Harris
ffs-epl-talk

Just send an e-mail today (Wednesday, August 16th) to buzz@epltalk.com and tell us what the craziest thing you’ve done in support of your Premiership club. The winning entry will receive an EPL Talk T-shirt and will have their story published … Continue reading

The Dilemma of Being a Football Fan in America

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soccer-on-tv

Premiership Countdown: 3 Days to Go. Amazingly, fans who follow a Premiership club will be able to watch 8 out of the 10 matches this opening weekend in the United States on Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports. Most of … Continue reading

Newcastle Fan Adds Thoughts About Chelsea

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Wayne Rooney, Howard Webb

Premiership Countdown: 4 Days to Go. By Bruce Gottesman, EPL Talk correspondent One thing I noticed about Chelsea’s squad: How many central players do they think they can put on the field at once? The key to their season to … Continue reading

Programming Updates from Setanta

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setanta-sports

  It’s been a hectic few weeks for the folks at the North American division of Setanta Sports, based in San Francisco. And it’s getting even busier. Here are the latest developments: In answer to a question from an EPL … Continue reading

Latest News from EPL Talk

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At EPL Talk, we’re already planning ahead for episode 21 of the EPL Talk Podcast, which will feature an exclusive interview with an executive from Fox Soccer Channel (I’ll unveil the person’s name later this week). In the meantime, please … Continue reading

ITVN Comes to the Rescue for Soccer Fans

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setanta-sports

Episode 20 of the EPL Talk Podcast is now available featuring an interview with the executive vice-president from ITVN. During the interview, Joseph Scotti answers all of your questions about how to get Setanta Sports via broadband, discusses how ITVN … Continue reading

ITVN Announces Setanta Sports Availability

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setanta-sports

Just completed an interview this afternoon with an executive from ITVN, which will be made available tonight as the next episode from the EPL Talk Podcast. You’ll be hear the exclusive news, find out how you can order now, and … Continue reading

Reflections from the Community Shield Match

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  Premiership Countdown: 5 Days to Go. The season is upon us, and what a terrific Community Shield it was. While not the best classic, it reminded me of the reasons why we love English football so much. Here are … Continue reading

Premiership Updates from EPL Talk

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PL TROPHY

Premiership Countdown: 6 Days to Go. Just a few quick notes from EPL Talk central: No EPL Talk Podcast today. We should have one available tomorrow night with an exclusive interview with an executive from the IPTV company we’ve been … Continue reading

Setanta Sports Releases Official EPL Schedule

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setanta-sports

This morning, Setanta officially released their schedule of Premiership matches for now through October 28. The matches highlighted in bold below are the new ones we didn’t know about before (see the complete list from EPL Talk here, which also … Continue reading

Steve McClaren Drops Beckham from England Squad

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david-beckham

Premiership Countdown: 8 Days to Go. New England manager Steve McClaren has done more in 11 days than Sven Goran Eriksson did in 11 months. Every decision he’s made thus far has been perfect. Consider what he is done in … Continue reading

Hope Springs Eternal for Newcastle United Fans

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newcastle-manchester-united

Premiership Countdown: 9 Days to Go. By Bruce Gottesman, EPL Talk correspondent I’ve followed Newcastle United since early in the 2001-2 season. A couple of things happened at that time which led to that: MLS contracted the Miami Fusion. I … Continue reading

Wanted: Fans Attending Premiership Matches

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liverpool-fans

If you’re planning on attending one or more Premiership matches this upcoming season, and you have a mobile/cellular phone with a camera feature (or a digital camera), EPL Talk wants to hear from you. Just e-mail us at thegaffer@epltalk.com and … Continue reading

IPTV and Setanta Sports: The Inside Scoop

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setanta-sports

From the minute that the EPL Talk Podcast interview with Setanta Sports premiered on Friday, the message boards and blogs on the internet have been a buzzing with soccer fans talking about IPTV and whether it’s a suitable alternative for … Continue reading

Latest TV Listings for FSC and Setanta Sports

Posted on by Christopher Harris
soccer-on-tv

Premiership Countdown: 10 Days to Go. We now know what mid-week matches will be shown by Fox Soccer Channel and Setanta Sports during the first week of the Premiership season. With both Setanta and FSC, we now have the opportunity … Continue reading

Inside Fox Soccer Channel’s Recent Developments

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foxsoccer

Premiership Countdown: 11 Days to Go. Now that Setanta Sports has sublicensed many of the rights to the Premiership matches from Fox Soccer Channel, what impact will this have on Fox Soccer Channel and what does it say about their … Continue reading