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 was born and raised in Wales, has lived in Florida since 1984, and supported Swansea City since 1979. Last but not least, he got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
La Liga Ruins Chances of Closing Gap With Premier League
La Liga Ruins Chances of Closing Gap With Premier League

At the conclusion of the most recent La Liga season, the amount of interest in the premier Spanish league was perhaps the greatest it has ever been worldwide (and that includes the United States). However, the continuing media war in Spain is crippling La Liga’s chances of building a worldwide […]

Mediawars Continued
Mediawars Continued

Yesterday I was getting ready for the Real Madrid v Betis game on laSexta here in Barcelona, visiting family but futbol takes precedence at certain times, and I was watching the one hour pregame, with interviews and analysis and player profiles, all of the things that I wish I had […]

Could the US TV Audience for EPL Surpass UK?
Could the US TV Audience for EPL Surpass UK?

During the 2006/2007 season, the average UK TV audience for a Premier League match was 1.18 million, according to the industry newsletter TV Sports Markets. This compares with an average US TV audience of approximately 300,000 people watching a Premier League match on Fox Soccer Channel. While there’s a significant […]

07/08 Ticket prices for Premier League Clubs
07/08 Ticket prices for Premier League Clubs

As you’re sitting at home watching Premier League, spare a thought for the punters who are paying significant amounts to watch their home team play. How much? Scroll through the prices below to see the top prices for each category of matches. Category A matches are usually those versus the […]

Exorbitant Ticket Prices Fuels Arsenal’s Success
Exorbitant Ticket Prices Fuels Arsenal’s Success

Britain and the United States do share a common language, but there are times when words don’t translate so well between both countries. Such is the case yesterday when Arsenal announced a record $400 million in turnover. That’s “turnover” meaning revenue, not number of jobs in and out of a […]

Random Soccer News
Random Soccer News

FC Reading of Pennsylvania has arranged a training academy program with Everton. Did you know that The Telegraph newspaper has a media player on their site with a selection of audio and video clips? No, I didn’t either. Now I know what happened to The Telegraph’s Fantasy Football Podcast (it […]

Americans Invading the English Premier League
Americans Invading the English Premier League

When we talk about Americans in England, we always mention the same names: Brad Friedel, Marcus Hahnemann, Clint Dempsey, Carlos Bocanegra, Benny Feilhaber, Randy Lerner, Malcolm Glazer, etc, etc. But the American invasion isn’t just happening on the pitch. Listen closely and you’ll hear plenty more American accents associated with […]

Were Stars Playing for Mourinho FC or Chelsea FC?
Were Stars Playing for Mourinho FC or Chelsea FC?

All the talk the past few days about players only playing for Chelsea because Mourinho was there got me thinking whether they’d prefer to have Mourinho FC or Chelsea FC crests on their shirts? It’s a ridiculous thought, but in a way it does demonstrate the grip that Mourinho had […]

Talk About Exodus By Chelsea Players Is Despicable
Talk About Exodus By Chelsea Players Is Despicable

Reports of Chelsea players considering an exodus from Stamford Bridge now that Mourinho has left are eye-opening. After all, who do the Chelsea players give their allegiance to (other than the almighty pound)? Is it Chelsea Football Club or Jose Mourinho? For the manager to become bigger than the club […]

Serie A Talk Interview: Susy Campanale
Serie A Talk Interview: Susy Campanale

Hey guys, we interviewed Susy Campanale, one of the head writers for Calcio Italia magazine, and one of the best resources for information and news about Serie A: Channel 4: Italia. Click on the link at the right for the link. btw, if you follow this link for Calcio Italia, […]

Interview with Chuck Culpepper
Interview with Chuck Culpepper

Chuck Culpepper, the author of a new book entitled “Up Pompey,” is interviewed on this week’s episode of the EPL Talk Podcast. The American author, who has been twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize award, discusses his experiences following Portsmouth and what it is about Premier League soccer that so […]

Jose Mourinho and Eggs
Jose Mourinho and Eggs

Jose Mourinho will be remembered for many things over the four years he’s been at Chelsea Football Club. Unfortunately, he may regret one of his last few press conferences where he uttered these inane comments about eggs as he compared them to his Chelsea squad: Omelette, eggs. No eggs, no […]

Who is Avram Grant?
Who is Avram Grant?

Avram Grant, whose name is actually spelled Avraham Grant, was manager of Israel from 2002 to 2006 where he took the country to the brink of qualifying for the 2006 World Cup. Despite being undefeated in their qualifying (four wins and six draws), Grant lost out to France and Switzerland […]

Avram Grant Will Be Next Manager of Chelsea
Avram Grant Will Be Next Manager of Chelsea

BBC Sport is reporting that Avram Grant is set to take over as permanent manager of Chelsea Football Club. The current director of football at Chelsea will take Mourinho’s position after he departed the club “by mutual consent.” As is often the case when a new manager takes over, he’s […]

Is Jose Mourinho Heading to Tottenham?
Is Jose Mourinho Heading to Tottenham?

In April of this year, EPL Talk speculated that Tottenham Hotspur could be Jose Mourinho’s next destination. EPL Talk was derided for the article by Spurs fans who proclaimed “Rubbish” and “Stick with Jol and do it the Spurs way,” and even “Give me Jol anytime, moaner Mourinho is not […]

Chelsea Sack Jose Mourinho
Chelsea Sack Jose Mourinho

In shocking news, Jose Mourinho has left Chelsea Football Club “by mutual consent,” according to the club’s website. We all know “by mutual consent” is codeword for getting sacked, and while the most of the newspapers are reporting that Mourinho walked out of the club, The Times newspaper believes that […]

Dark Side of Premier League Ignored by Press
Dark Side of Premier League Ignored by Press

The sun shines brightly for the Premier League right now. The new season has kicked off without the plague of TV problems that La Liga has encountered. The play on the pitch, so far, has been exciting and much better than the slump we saw last Fall. The only negatives […]

Does Shevchenko Deserve the Criticism?
Does Shevchenko Deserve the Criticism?

Andriy Shevchenko came under more pressure today as former Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino proclaimed that the Shevchenko we know and have loved over the years for AC Milan will not regain his form on the pitch for Chelsea. I didn’t get to watch the Chelsea versus Rosenborg match […]