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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.

"Once In A Lifetime" Now Playing Near You

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new-york-cosmos

The documentary, “Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of The New York Cosmos,” will expand the number of screens and will open this Friday, July 28th in the following cities: Dallas, Detroit, Houston and Minnesota.

The Economics of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

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Arsenal announce new sponsorship with Puma

I read an amazing statistic today on The Sports Economist Blog about Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium: With 150 executive boxes compared to Highbury’s 48, executive seats will reportedly provide 43 per cent of matchday income from spectators.

Premiership Countdown: 25 Days to Go

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columbus-crew-logo

Late breaking news: ESPN2 will be televising the Columbus Crew against Everton friendly on Wednesday, July 26 at 7pm ET. The Crew, who hosted Fulham last year in a similar friendly, will play against David Moyes’s side who just lost … Continue reading

Best Striker Partnerships in the Premiership

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wayne-rooney

In today’s transfer news, it looks like Hernan Crespo wants to return to Italy while Bayern Munich are inching closer to signing Ruud Van Nistelrooy. The question it leaves in my mind is this: Who are the strikers that’ll be … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 26 Days to Go

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liverpool-fans

The Times newspaper today published an exhaustive and fascinating discovery of who is the greatest football team of all time in England. The statisticians at the newspaper calculated every game played since the 1888-1889 season all of the way up … Continue reading

Episode 17 of the EPL Talk Podcast

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radio

  The interview with Kevin Toms, the legendary creator of soccer games for the computer is now available on the EPL Talk Podcast. Some important notes: The FootyMax website, which is definitely worthwhile visiting to take part in the two … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 27 Days to Go

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steve-sidwell

The Observer newspaper from England has done a fantastic job at looking at the 20 Premiership sides and reporting on the latest transfer speculation (as well as listing their upcoming friendlies). Among some of the highlights of the article: West … Continue reading

Next EPL Talk Interview: Kevin Toms

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radio

Tomorrow’s EPL Talk Podcast will feature an interview with Kevin Toms, the world’s most famous soccer computer game creator. Some of you may recognize his name. Others may scratch your head in puzzlement. But Toms was a legend in the … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 28 Days to Go

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fulham-fc-crest

  Although I don’t fancy Fulham’s chances this upcoming season, I have a lot of respect for manager Chris Coleman and what he’s trying to do at the west London club. After all, who couldn’t a club with such a … Continue reading

Who Dares Wins

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marcos-senna-cosmos

The next person who responds correctly to yesterday’s trivia question will win the last copy of the Once In A Lifetime book about the New York Cosmos. Congratulations to Alan “speedy fingers” Wigodski, from Southfield, Michigan, for correctly answering the … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 30 Days to Go

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emirates-stadium

Do you ever dream you could be at a stadium in the Premier League, to soak in the atmosphere and watch what happens inside and outside of the hallowed ground? Although it’s not as good as experiencing it in person, … Continue reading

Where Else Can You Win This Much Loot?

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book-club

The winner of the New York Cosmos/Once In A Lifetime T-shirt is Mark Johnson from Richmond, Virginia. Congratulations Mark! I have three copies of the paperback book from the movie to give away. So, here’s how it’ll work. Answer the … Continue reading

Sneak Preview of Next EPL Talk Podcast

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radio

The next EPL Talk Podcast, scheduled to be released this Sunday night, will feature an interview with the world’s most famous creator of soccer computer games. I’ll reveal who the mystery man is this Saturday, but suffice to say, it’ll … Continue reading

Win a NY Cosmos T-Shirt

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new-york-cosmos

The winner of the “Once In A Lifetime” poster autographed by Giorgio Chinaglia and Shep Messing is… Jeff Whitsitt from Culleoka, Tennessee. Now, for the first time, we’re giving away a “Once In A Lifetime” Cosmos T-shirt as a prize … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 31 Days to Go

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premier-league-kits

We’re just over a month from the start of the Premiership season, and right now all 20 EPL teams have unveiled their home shirts for the 2006/2007 season. Chelsea unveiled theirs today ($64), while Arsenal (pictured right; $73) and Manchester … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 32 Days to Go

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fantasy-premier-league1

To help guide you through the crowded field of different fantasy football games available, here are the seven of the better ones. Many of them have started registration, and some of them are free. Fantasy Premier League (English Premier League) … Continue reading

Win Big with EPL Talk

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marcos-senna-cosmos

Today we’re giving away another “Once In A Lifetime” poster autographed by Giorgio Chinaglia and Shep Messing. To win, all you have to do is answer the following trivia question and we’ll then pick one lucky winner out of the … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 33 Days to Go

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fox-soccer-logo

If you were like many soccer fans this summer, you probably visited FoxSoccer.com at some point to take in some of the World Cup news, blogs and guides. For example, in June 4.9 million unique users visited FoxSoccer.com, which was … Continue reading