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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.

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

Where Have All the Rodney Marsh’s Gone?

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Premiership Countdown: 17 Days to Go. One of my complaints about the modern game, and the Premiership, is the lack of characters in the sport. Now that Roy Keane and Alan Shearer have retired, what other Premiership stars can you … Continue reading

Best Way to Experience the Chelsea v MLS All-Stars Match

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  We’re just three days away from the MLS All Star match against Chelsea, and the excitement is reaching a fever pitch. The fantastic news is that EPL Talk will have a correspondent making a trek to Chicago to report … Continue reading

The 2 G’s Come Out On Top with Chelsea Tour Coverage

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In the US this past week, there has been an abundance of media coverage surrounding Chelsea’s pre-season training in Los Angeles. The USA Today even had a Chelsea story on the front cover of their sports section. But out of … Continue reading

Changes at Fox Soccer Channel

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Fox Soccer Channel’s announcement this week that they’ve entered into a five-year programming deal with Soccer United Marketing that includes live and exclusive rights to a selection of Major League Soccer matches through 2010 will not impact the network’s coverage … Continue reading

Football Interview with DJ Paul Oakenfold

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The latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast is now available featuring an interview with a modern day renaissance man in music, Paul Oakenfold. I say that because he’s a musician, producer, remixer and DJ. Plus he’s scored movies such … Continue reading

Breaking News: FSC’s Premiership TV Schedule

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The Fox Soccer Channel web site has revealed what matches the network will be showing in the first few weeks of the Premiership season: Saturday, August 19th, 10am ET: Newcastle United v Wigan Athletic Saturday, August 19th, Noon ET: Bolton … Continue reading

Sides Tipped for 2006-2007 Relegation Battle

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Premiership Countdown: 18 Days to Go. It’s a sad reflection of the Premiership’s plight, but this season — in my humble opinion — there are six teams in the top flight that are candidates for relegation. While the cream rises … Continue reading

Interview with Paul Oakenfold

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The EPL Talk Podcast interview with Paul Oakenfold is scheduled for release tonight, August 1st. Sorry for the delay, but it’ll definitely be worth the wait. In the meantime, all of the previous EPL Talk Podcast interviews are still available … Continue reading

Brown Is The Color: Spurs Unveil New Third Kit

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Premiership Countdown: 19 Days to Go. It’s been a busy weekend for Tottenham Hotspur. First, the Spurs impressively beat Inter Milan 2-1 in a friendly. Second, Michael Carrick joined Manchester United for 18.6 million pounds ($34.6 million). And third, Tottenham … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 20 Days to Go

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  It’s a new week in the English Premier League, and the transfer talks are beginning to pick up pace. So far post-World Cup, the biggest headline has been Ruud van Nistelrooy’s departure to Real Madrid. Benni McCarthy’s move from … Continue reading

Update on Interview with Paul Oakenfold

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Episode 18 of the EPL Talk Podcast, featuring an interview with DJ Paul Oakenfold, is being delayed. I just want to make sure the audio quality is top notch, so I apologize for the delay. In the meantime, be sure … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 21 Days to Go

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The number of authentic football stadiums in England is sadly dwindling. Gone are historic, but antiquated, stadiums such as Arsenal’s Highbury, Man City’s Maine Road, Bolton’s Baseball Ground, Middlesbrough’s Ayresome Park and others. And now, it seems, that another legendary … Continue reading

Setanta Sports Announces EPL Friendlies

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Setanta USA has announced that they’ll be televising the following pre-season friendlies live on their network, all featuring Premiership sides. Saturday, July 29 11:30am ET: Kaiserslautern v Liverpool Monday, July 31 2pm ET: Macclesfield Town vs Manchester United Tuesday, August … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 22 Days to Go

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How soon will it be before you can watch Premiership matches over the Internet, legally? Imagine if you could watch your favorite side week-in, week-out. Or if you could pick and choose what matches you want to see instead of … Continue reading

Join the EPL Talk Fantasy League for FREE

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If you think you can outwit your fellow soccer readers and you want to have some fun, register today to join the EPL Talk Fantasy League. We’ll award the winner of the league with an EPL Talk T-shirt and another … Continue reading