Christopher Harris

Publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris founded the site in 2005. 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.
Join the EPL Talk Premier League Prediction League
Join the EPL Talk Premier League Prediction League

More than 250 of you have already signed up for the EPL Talk Fantasy Premier League. If you haven’t had a chance to register for free yet, sign up today and see if you’re a better manager than Sven, Fergie, Jose, Rafa and ‘Arry. But if you’re in the mood […]

Recommended Soccer Blogs for your Reading Pleasure
Recommended Soccer Blogs for your Reading Pleasure

I’ve got to hand it to the bloggers on the EPL Talk Community who have been volunteering their time and writing lots of intelligent thought provoking articles over the summer (and last season). If you haven’t had a chance to catch them, you’re missing out. Some of the highlights include: […]

Premier League Launches Redesigned Website
Premier League Launches Redesigned Website

The Premier League today launched the redesigned version of their website at http://www.premierleague.com Designed and programmed by PremiumTV, the new web site is a stark improvement in design compared to the previous site which looked quite outdated. The colors red, white and blue are pretty dominant throughout the site. New […]

Forlan v Torres: Atletico Ahead?
Forlan v Torres: Atletico Ahead?

SkySports.com has posted an interesting article comparing Atletico Madrid’s former star striker, Fernando Torres, with their new signing Diego Forlan. Torres, after much fan uproar, was allowed to leave for Liverpool for a fee of £26,500,000. At first, it seemed like a blow to the side that had finished 6th […]

It's Official: Setanta Signs Deal with DISH Network
It's Official: Setanta Signs Deal with DISH Network

It’s official. Setanta Sports has signed an agreement with DISH Network. In an exclusive interview with Setanta’s President of North American and Australian operations for Setanta Sports Shane O’Rourke, he details how soon DISH will be ready to accept orders, how much it’ll cost and what the announcement means to […]

Report & Photos from Aston Villa v Columbus Friendly
Report & Photos from Aston Villa v Columbus Friendly

By Eric Welter Columbus Crew vs. Aston Villa FCSaturday, July 28, 2007Crew Stadium – Columbus, OhioKickoff: 7:30pmAttendance: 10,317 (although it seemed like perhaps 1000 more)Weather: Overcast, warm, and muggy with cooling winds in the 2nd halfFinal Score: Aston Villa FC 3 Columbus Crew 1 Pre-Match Notes: It was great to […]

Premier League Season Just Around the Corner
Premier League Season Just Around the Corner

Lots of news today as anticipation builds for the new Premier League season. Don’t forget the Community Shield is this Sunday at 10am ET on Fox Soccer Channel featuring Man United against Chelsea live from Wembley. Setanta Sports will begin operation of their network in Canada in the coming days. […]

EPL Friendlies Shift from North America to Asia
EPL Friendlies Shift from North America to Asia

Have all of the major Premier League clubs passed on the opportunity of doing preseason tours in the United States during the summer of 2008? While Chelsea, Aston Villa and Everton conducted U.S. preseason friendlies in 2007, clubs such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Fulham, Bolton, Portsmouth and Reading toured Asia. […]

Will James Richardson Leave Football Weekly?
Will James Richardson Leave Football Weekly?

In the UK, Setanta Sports has announced that it has acquired three more pundits to join their ever-growing team of professionals presenting the Premier League. Former Match of the Day and Grandstand announcer Des Lynam will be doing more than just Setanta TV commercials. He’ll be conducting football-related interviews with […]

To Buy Or Not to Buy Season Tickets
To Buy Or Not to Buy Season Tickets

By John Nicholson Being a season ticket holder is sometimes held as a symbol of a fans commitment to a club. When you are prepared to invest so much money, upfront, it is an act of faith in the club. It says you care. The clubs have always been quick […]

Plenty of Premier League-Related News This Summer
Plenty of Premier League-Related News This Summer

It over 100 degrees outside, so I had a chance today to catch up on watching preseason friendlies, and here are my thoughts in addition to some Premier League-related news: Bohemians 0-1 Sunderland. Preseason friendlies are rarely exciting and aren’t the best reflection on how a team will perform in […]

Interview with Phil Lines of the Premier League
Interview with Phil Lines of the Premier League

The latest episode of the EPL Talk Podcast has been published, which features an interview with Phil Lines from the Premier League. As Head of International Broadcasting & Media Operations at the Premier League, Lines plays a pivotal role in securing the TV rights deals in 207 countries for the […]

BBC Making Moves Before 07/08 Season Begins
BBC Making Moves Before 07/08 Season Begins

The website redesign for EPL Talk is coming along nicely and may be live as early as this weekend or, at the latest, early next week. As soon as it’s unveiled, I’ll let you know here. I’ve mentioned it before, but the EPL Talk Blog that you’re reading now will […]

Book Review: Studs
Book Review: Studs

By Tokyo Toffeeman Studs! (Ebury Press) is an entertaining retro footie annual using stories, interviews and pictures taken directly from Shoot! Magazine from the 60s, 70s & 80s. Britain’s top footballers of the moment, often accompanied by the loving missus, are shown in all their garish glory (kind of living […]

Villa Brings Attacking Flair to Canada & Other News
Villa Brings Attacking Flair to Canada & Other News

Here are more of the top soccer stories that you may find interesting (see below). I should be able to resume full blogging next week. This week, I’m tackling the finishing touches to the redesigned EPL Talk site, which I’m looking forward to introducing to you either this weekend or […]

Fowler coup for Cardiff
Fowler coup for Cardiff

Cardiff City have pulled off a major coup by signing former Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler on a free transfer. For my money, Fowler is one of the best finishers the British game has seen over the last 10 years. I don’t recall ever seeing him waste chances inside the box […]

Summer Soccer Smorgasbord
Summer Soccer Smorgasbord

So much soccer news, so little time. Here are some of the top stories that you may be interested in: If you want to receive a beta invite to Pownce, one of the hottest new social networking web sites out there, email me at thegaffer[at]epltalk[dot]com with “Pownce” as the subject […]

Photos from Chicago Fire v Celtic Friendly
Photos from Chicago Fire v Celtic Friendly

Courtesy of reader Dan Brennan, here are photos of this past Sunday’s friendly between Chicago Fire and Celtic. And here’s Dan’s report from the match: Celtic FC invaded Toyota Park Sunday in their second match in four days, and, for most of the match, it showed. The Fire came out […]