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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.

Premiership Countdown: 33 Days to Go

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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

Win the "Once In A Lifetime" Paperback

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Each day this week, we’re giving away a different prize from the new movie, “Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of The New York Cosmos.” Today’s prize is a brand-new paperback copy of the excellent book written by Gavin … Continue reading

Win an Autographed Soccer Poster

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Wanna win an authentic “Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos” poster autographed by Cosmos stars Giorgio Chinaglia and Shep Messing? Just answer the following trivia question and you could be the lucky winner we … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 34 Days To Go

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While teams such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are in the news each day, spare a thought for Aston Villa fans who haven’t had any good news to chew on this summer. First, consider the fact that Villa … Continue reading

Damien Duff Close to Leaving Chelsea

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What do the following players have in common? Didier Zokora, Michael Carrick, Edgar Davids, Aaron Lennon, Jermaine Jenas, Andy Reid, Reto Ziegler, Hossam Ghaly, Danny Murphy, Teemu Tainio and now, possibly Damien Duff? Unbelievably, it’s the overcrowded midfield line-up at … Continue reading

Interview with Hollywood Director Now Live

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  The interview with Paul Crowder, the co-director of the just-released soccer documentary, “Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos,” is now available on the EPL Talk Podcast. Watch the documentary in movie theaters in … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 35 Days to Go

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If a English team is ever to win the Champions League again, this upcoming season presents the best opportunity. With the scandal in Italy, both AC Milan and Juventus are barred from playing in the Champions League. What a golden … Continue reading

Once In A Lifetime: The Next EPL Talk Podcast

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Get your iPods and browsers ready. I can now reveal that this week’s new episode of the EPL Talk Podcast will feature an interview with Paul Crowder, the co-director of the new soccer documentary, “Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 36 Days to Go

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One of the joys of summertime in England is basking in the sun and watching the pre-season friendlies. It’s a ritual that many soccer fans relish. Smelling the freshly cut grass, getting your hopes up that “this could be the … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 37 Days to Go

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It was one of the main reasons why the 2006 World Cup was less entertaining than previous years, and the reason why so few of the football superstars shone at the World Cup. It’s the 4-5-1 formation. Unfortunately, I predict … Continue reading

New Man United Home Kit Revealed

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A day before the official press conference to launch the Nike kit, EPL Talk can now reveal images of the new, much-awaited home shirt for Manchester United. View a PDF of the shirt now! Thanks to Razman for sending me … Continue reading

Man United Preseason Tour on US TV

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In America, Setanta Sports will broadcast live matches from Manchester United’s preseason tour of South Africa, starting this Saturday. Wearing their redesigned strip, Man U will participate in the Vodacom Challenge alongside two local teams, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 38 Days to Go

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During the upcoming 2006/2007 English Premier League season, who can stop Chelsea from winning the title, and do you think Chelsea can be their own worst enemy and drop much-needed points? For me, I see Arsenal and Liverpool as being … Continue reading

Sunderland Place Allardyce On The Shortlist

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In today’s Premiership news, Bolton’s manager Sam Allardyce is on the shortlist to become manager of recently-relegated Sunderland. Now that former Sunderland star Niall Quinn has moved into the chairman’s position at the Northeast club, Allardyce would be the perfect … Continue reading

Get Free Soccer Gear from EPL Talk

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EPL Talk is looking for people like you to help spread the word about the web site to your friends, colleagues or to strangers. As a reward for getting the word out, we’re giving away a bunch of prizes. No … Continue reading

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Next EPL Talk Podcast

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Last night, I interviewed a Hollywood movie director for the next episode of the EPL Talk Podcast (scheduled to be released this Sunday). I won’t name the guy right now, but it’s definitely a movie you’ll be interested in. He’s … Continue reading

Premiership Countdown: 39 Days to Go

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FOX SOCCER

Looking at the Premiership schedule on Fox Soccer Channel for the upcoming 2006/2007 season, you can expect to watch 7.5 hours of continuous Premiership coverage on Saturdays in one block. Here’s the rundown: 9:30-10am ET: EPL Preview Show 10am-Noon ET: … Continue reading

Fox Soccer Channel Makes Changes to EPL Coverage

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If you’ve been reading the EPL Talk Blog the past week, you’ll notice that we’ve been talking a lot about Fox Soccer Channel’s impending coverage of the 2006/2007 Premiership season. We can now confirm that FSC has changed their schedule … Continue reading