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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.

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

The Premiership Finale

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Manchester United's Ji-Sung Park challenges Chelsea's  Lampard during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester

  The biggest weekend of the English Premier League season is here. By Saturday at Noon ET, the Premiership champions and two remaining relegation positions may be decided, or not. So much is riding on each game. Here’s your essential … Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Scolari Accepts England Job

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  The London Evening Standard newspaper today is reporting that Luiz Felipe Scolari has accepted the offer for him to become the next England national team manager. Read the following article (see bulletpoint near bottom of the page) to learn … Continue reading

The Most Interactive World Cup Ever

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The BBC announced today more information about it’s World Cup coverage. Read the full article to learn what theme song the BBC will be using, what experts will be analyzing the games on the BBC Five Live broadcasts, and more. … Continue reading

ESPN Interested in Bidding for Premiership TV Rights

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  Today is the deadline for the first round of bidding for the rights to the 2007-2013 Premiership TV season, and The Guardian newspaper reports that ESPN is interested in purchasing the overseas rights. In North America, ESPN already owns … Continue reading

What If?

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Suspend your disbelief for a minute, and go along with the following scenario for the end to the Premiership season: Chelsea, dented by their FA Cup Semi-Final loss against Liverpool, succumb to Manchester United this Saturday and lose their first … Continue reading

If Barcelona play Arsenal in the final…

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FOOTBALL/CHAMPIONS LEAGUE/FC BARCELONA v INTER MILAN

Last night’s match was similar to a chess game, with Arsenal making very few calculated moves and playing very conservatively waiting to capitalize on a mistake from Villarreal, which never materialized. Even though it wasn’t pretty, it was very effective. … Continue reading

Liverpool Put Pressure On Man United

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Liverpool’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win against Chelsea yesterday was good news for the Premiership. For the past decade, the Premiership has been a two horse race with Arsenal and Manchester United dominating the league. Now, looking at next season, … Continue reading

ITV and BBC Unlikely To Bid On EPL TV Packages

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The Sunday Telegraph newspaper from the UK is reporting that it’s unlikely that Britain’s ITV and BBC will bid on the Premiership TV packages available for the 2007-2013 seasons. Instead, it looks like it’ll be a three horse race between … Continue reading

You’ll Never Blog Alone

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It’s always refreshing to read interesting insights into the Premiership, and the You’ll Never Blog Alone page is no exception. Coined by a female Liverpool fan living in America, the blog features spunky copy, videos, photo slideshows and more.

Chelsea v Liverpool: FA Cup Semi-Final

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The biggest match of the weekend won’t be televised on Fox Soccer Channel. So, if you’re interested in following the Chelsea versus Liverpool FA Cup Semi Final, read on… In the States, the only way to watch the game is … Continue reading

Deadline Looms for First-Round of EPL TV Bidding

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Next Thursday, April 27th, is the deadline for the first-round of bidding on UK TV rights to the English Premier League for 2007-2013. Interestingly, The Guardian newspaper revealed this morning that Setanta Sports plans on submitting bids for two of … Continue reading

Squirrel Bids Farewell to European Football At Highbury

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Although Villarreal played poorly this past Wednesday night in the Champion’s League match against Arsenal, Gunners fans should have little to fear in the second leg next Tuesday. The most important aspect of the game for Arsenal, despite the lack … Continue reading

Chelsea Confirmed for MLS All-Star Game

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As reported here on March 28, EPL Talk can now confirm that Chelsea will play versus the MLS All-Star team in Chicago on August 5. Read the complete story here.

Setanta Adds New World Cup Programming

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Setanta Sports yesterday announced the launch of new World Cup programming, scheduled to begin on May 1: 2006 FIFA World Cup; The Official Guide: Sixteen half-hour programs that preview the World Cup. Includes key archival moments. FIFA World Cup Film … Continue reading

2006 FIFA World Cup video game: Interview

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I had a fascinating interview this evening with Richard Beresh. You may not be familiar with his name, but you’ll soon be familiar with his next release. He’s one of the top producers responsible for the upcoming “2006 FIFA World … Continue reading

Interview with Ray Hudson

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Episode 3 of the EPL Talk Podcast launched today featuring an interview with Ray Hudson, former Newcastle United and Fort Lauderdale Strikers legend. During the fascinating interview, Ray discusses several topics including: how Bruce Arena would fair as a manager … Continue reading