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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.

TV Rights Battle May Impact EPL Viewers in North America

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The English Premier League has just struck a deal with the European Union over the future sale of broadcasting rights, which could have a profound effect on the amount of Premiership matches seen on North American TV in the future. … Continue reading

FSC Unveils World Cup Preview Show

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EPL Talk broke the exclusive on March 8 that Fox Soccer Channel was producing a World Cup preview show, and now the word is official. Last night, Fox Soccer Channel debuted “Passport to Germany.” The show will be on every … Continue reading

Everton Adds English Flavor to the EPL

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Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Everton v Queens Park Rangers - Goodison Park

It was interesting to watch Everton maul Aston Villa 4-1 last Saturday, not just because of the goalfest, but for other reasons too. Everton were playing a very English style of soccer, with mostly British players, playing in a quintessential … Continue reading

NEWSFLASH: GolTV Adds Premiership Programming

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This morning GolTV announced it is expanding its soccer coverage to include the English Premiership with the addition of Arsenal TV and Liverpool TV to its programming. The two shows will feature full match coverage of the team’s previous weekend’s … Continue reading

EPL Talk Podcast Now Available

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EPLTalk Podcast 1

EPL Talk has just launched the inaugural episode of the EPL Talk Podcast. Download it today, and subscribe via iTunes (Apple will be adding it momentarily). The 30 minute podcast features an exclusive interview with Steven Cohen, co-host of Fox … Continue reading

Exciting Finale to Premiership Season

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What a difference a weekend makes! Fulham upset Chelsea, which moves Chris Coleman’s side out of the relegation danger zone. Portsmouth convincingly defeat West Ham, setting up an exciting finish to the season. Will be it Harry Redknapp’s side or … Continue reading

EPL Relegation Battle Takes an Interesting Twist

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Both West Brom and Birmingham are concerned that West Ham boss Alan Pardew may rest some of his players this weekend, giving Portsmouth an unfair advantage and possible chance to edge closer to the two Birmingham clubs in the relegation … Continue reading

Chelsea Coming To Chicago In July?

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chelsea-fc is reporting a rumor that Chelsea could be playing in Chicago this summer as part of their summer tour at the end of July.

Germans Prepare for Peter Crouch Arrival

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It looks almost certain that Liverpool striker Peter Crouch will be in the England World Cup squad this summer.

The Premiership Battle Continues

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Wigan Athletic v Manchester United

It never fails. When you’re not doing well, the luck is against you. And when you are doing well, the luck is with you. This is definitely true when looking at this weekend’s fixture list in the Premiership. The teams … Continue reading

Goals of the Season

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Watching the excellent EPL Review Show on Fox Soccer Channel, I had to wonder when was the last Premiership weekend when there were so many spectacular goals worthy of “goal of the season” contention? This past weekend had four contenders. … Continue reading

Who’s Paying The Bills?

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Ten years ago, following the Premiership was a chore. For most people in the States and around the world, it meant buying a shortwave radio and listening in to the BBC World Service. But the Internet and satellite television changed … Continue reading

World Cup Shows Coming Soon from Fox Soccer Channel

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Fox Soccer Channel is planning on producing more original programming for its network, including a series of World Cup shows with previews of each group. In a conversation with Fox Soccer Channel’s Nick Webster, the co-host of Super Saturday + … Continue reading

First time?

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EPLTalk Podcast 1

If you’re new to EPL Talk, welcome to your interactive guide to the English Premiership! In addition to the blog, be sure to visit the EPLTalk web site, download the free magazine, visit the EPL page at Squidoo and stay … Continue reading

95 Days and Counting until the World Cup…

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For TV viewers, one of the traditional ingredients in the build-up to any World Cup is the classy and well-produced show “Gillette World Cup.” For as long as I can remember, Gillette has been bringing the World Cup show to … Continue reading

Verdict: Best Premiership Weekend of the Season

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This past weekend’s matches were a perfect advertisement for the Premiership and Fox Soccer Channel. Four of the five were classics: Newcastle 3-1 Bolton, Man City 2-1 Sunderland, Chelsea 2-1 West Brom, and Wigan 1-2 Man United. The only disappointing … Continue reading

How Fox Soccer Channel Compares to Sky Sports

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Looking at this weekend’s schedule of English Premiership matches, how many of them do you think are televised live in England by Sky Sports? Let’s go through them one by one: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea, Saturday, 7:30am ET West … Continue reading

Don’t Miss A Single Post From The EPL Talk Blog

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If you want to be notified when this blog is updated, so you don’t miss any news, we’re now offering a new feature. You can be notified by e-mail when the blog is updated. Just scroll down this page, and … Continue reading