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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.

GOAL Opens to a Disappointing Friday Gross

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GOAL: The Movie brought in an estimated $675,000 on its opening day in the United States. The Buena Vista movie tells the story of a Mexican immigrant who’s spotted by a football scout in Los Angeles and makes the journey … Continue reading

FA Cup Final Frustrations

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I tried listening to the FA Cup Final via the internet today, but didn’t have too much luck. First BBC Five Live had the pre-match build up but they broke in with their “We’re sorry, but due to contractual obligations, … Continue reading

Good Week For Newcastle Fans

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Today’s guest blog posting is from South Florida resident and Newcastle United fan Bruce Gottesman. While Newcastle will be burned on the retinas of anyone watching “GOAL: The Movie” that debuts across the US on Friday May 12, Bruce has … Continue reading

Watford Returning to Premier League?

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  With no Premiership games on TV this past Saturday, I had the pleasure of watching the first leg of the Championship semi-final playoff between Crystal Palace and Watford. As is often the case in football, it was a tale … Continue reading

Shake Your Money Maker

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While much of the focus last week was on Setanta winning rights to two of the six UK Premiership TV packages (and Sky securing the remaining four), now is a good time to consider how much money the Premiership will … Continue reading

Top Class Premiership Finale

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  What a day. What a season! The magnificent open match between Arsenal and Wigan was a beautiful 90 minutes to watch. Arsenal were top class, both on and off the pitch. From the red, white and blue “I Was … Continue reading

A Ruud Farewell

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  Guest blog entry from The Scout: Van Nistelrooy Exits by The Scout Ruud van Nistelrooy drove away from Manchester United’s final game of the season against Charlton Athletic when he learned that he would be once again left out … Continue reading

"The Times They Are Changin’"

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There’s an interesting article on This Is Anfield about how the SkySports and Setanta deals with the Premiership will change the traditional 3pm kickoff in England (10am ET). Even though the overseas rights to the Premiership have yet to be … Continue reading

Setanta Breaks Sky Premiership Monopoly

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In breaking news, Setanta has won the bids for two of the six Premiership TV rights packages, with Sky picking up the remaining four. This means that from 2007-2010, Sky will show 92 live matches while Setanta will show 46. … Continue reading

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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Today, we have a guest blog entry from Canadian Lonnie Smetana about London team Queens Park Rangers — currently in the Championship. This one is a classic (thanks Lonnie): QPR boardroom scene like gangster movie, court told LONDON, May 4 … Continue reading

Crunch time for Thierry Henry

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The next two weeks will have a crucial impact on whether Arsenal’s prolific striker will be staying at Arsenal. Today, the Gunners face Manchester City away at 2:45pm ET (live on Fox Soccer Channel). If Arsenal can win today’s match, … Continue reading

Will Reading Be The Next Wigan?

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Yesterday, thousands of fans lined the streets of Reading to cheer their blue and white hooped stars. The team broke the remarkable record of achieving the most number of points in the Championship ever (106). Plus, their goal difference was … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel’s Premiership Finale

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The stage is set for the final day of the Premiership season. Out of the 10 EPL matches that all kick off at 10am on Sunday, Fox Soccer Channel has announced that it’ll be televising three of the matches, all … Continue reading

Controversy Erupts Around Premier League TV Rights Deal

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After the first round of bidding closed this past Thursday for the TV rights to the English Premier League (2007-2013 season), the Premier League announced that SkySports (to no surprise) has won three of the six packages available. Experts predict … Continue reading

Exclusive Interview with The Treble

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The latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast went live this afternoon. During the interview with Jenny, Diana and Nikki from The Treble soccer radio show, the women discuss how their show started, how they came up with the name … Continue reading

Experience the EPL in Real-Time

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Today, the biggest day of the Premiership season, sums up my biggest criticism of Fox Soccer Channel. Yes, I love the channel just as much as you do, but it doesn’t cater to the soccer fan who wants to experience … Continue reading

Chelsea Crowned Premiership Champions

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  Congratulations to Chelsea for winning the 2005-2006 Premiership trophy. The Blues cruised to victory in a 3-0 home win against a very disappointing Manchester United side. Class goals from Gallas, Cole and Carvalho sealed the victory.

Scolari Pulls Out of England Race

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Portuguese national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has just made the shocking announcement that he does not want to become the manager of the England national team due to the pressure from the English media. Read the full story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/4955490.stm