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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.

New EPL Talk Podcast Available

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The latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast is now available featuring an interview with Jeremy St. Louis, an anchor from the Fox Sports World Report show available on Fox Soccer Channel. During the episode, Jeremy discusses how the Fox … Continue reading

Photos and Video from EPL Talk tour

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Photos from today’s EPL Talk tour for the 2006 World Cup Final: Queen Mary British Pub, Jupiter Farms, Florida. I’ve also posted a video on YouTube. It’s from inside the pub of the fans watching the final two penalties as … Continue reading

Clash of Titans Prepare for Battle

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Today’s Italy against France World Cup Final is a true clash of titans. Both teams are overflowing with class players, but who will prevail? Here are some of the key matchups: Cannavaro and Henry. If Fabio Cannavaro can stop Henry … Continue reading

Build-Up to Premiership Season Begins

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One of the advantages of reading this blog is that you get to find out about all of the EPL Talk developments first-hand. Here’s the latest news for you to enjoy: Starting tomorrow, EPL Talk will be having a daily … Continue reading

EPL Talk On The Road Today

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In the final match of the EPL Talk tour of South Florida pubs and restaurants, I’ll be making the trek to the Queen Mary British Pub in Jupiter to capture the excitement of the Italy against France final. I spent … Continue reading

Sven-Goran Erikkson To Replace Bruce Arena?

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If Jurgen Klinsmann turns down the expected offer of becoming the next US national team manager, what would you think about Sven-Goran Erikkson taking the reigns of managing the US instead? It’s not entirely an insane idea. The reason I … Continue reading

ESPN Tommy Smyth’s Appearance on PBS

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It’s the weekend of the World Cup Final, and it’ll be interesting to see how the media in the United States reacts to The Big Game. So far, so good. While watching the Charlie Rose show Friday night on PBS, … Continue reading

Win a Copy of Best-Selling Soccer Video Game

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We have one last copy of the World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 video game to give away on this Sunday’s podcast. So far, we’re yet to receive a correct response, so if you enter between now and Sunday, you’ll have … Continue reading

Setanta Adds EPL Matches to 2006/2007 Schedule

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While Setanta has been making plenty of waves recently after acquiring two of the rights packages to show Premiership matches in the UK starting in the 2007/2008 season, now it’s turn for the US branch of Setanta Sports to make … Continue reading

Barry Glendenning from The Fiver

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Many of you may already know the name Barry Glendenning, but if you don’t he’s one of the most entertaining football writers in the business today. Glendenning writes for The Guardian newspaper and you can see his work in The … Continue reading

What’s Your Prediction for the Final?

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It should be a classic final on Sunday at 2pm ET. But my concern about France is their lack of goals from open play. Italy, on the other hand, need to rely on Toni or Totti to hit the net. … Continue reading

ABC/ESPN Controversy Continues

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The controversy about ABC/ESPN’s coverage of the World Cup won’t stop. Here are two more examples: Courtesy of EPL Talk reader Griff from Japan, watch this actual sports news episode from ESPN’s “Pardon The Interruption” here. The Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

World Cup Permeates Mainstream America

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Did my civic duty today and went to jury duty. I almost fainted when the woman running the jury duty, who was American as apple pie, opened up with some chit chat to the jury pool and said “That was … Continue reading

Random Thoughts

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The only team to score against Italy this entire World Cup has been the United States, albeit as an own goal. Any guess what sporting event ESPN2 broadcasted today on their channel? Golf? Tennis? Soccer? No, it was a hot … Continue reading

Fireworks Ignite As Italians Reach Final

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Two late stunning goals from Italy’s Grosso and Del Piero was enough to get Italy into the final in a very even match. While the Italian national team are in hysterics, their domestic league is in shambles with the threat … Continue reading

Champions League Better Than World Cup

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As a tournament, there is no equal to the World Cup. It’s a 30-day magical mystery ride for teams, players, fans and TV viewers at home. That said, however, I disagree with many that this is the best tournament in … Continue reading

Excitement Building for Germany Against Italy

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Throughout the years, Germany against Italy has been a classic match. Most notably during the 1970 World Cup semi-final, when Italy defeated the Germans 4-3 despite Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer playing with a dislocated shoulder after being injured in the match. … Continue reading

Setanta Offers Italian Commentary for Remaining World Cup Matches

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If you subscribe to Setanta in North America, you’ve got to be loving life. The Irish broadcaster announced today that, in addition to the German commentary it has been providing, the semi-finals and final of the World Cup will be … Continue reading