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.

3 Ways to Improve the Premiership Starting Today

Posted on by Christopher Harris

There are lots of developments happening around the Premiership in the last 24 hours. Liverpool are in the midst of a takeover. Meanwhile, Manchester City and Watford score zero goals to make the Premiership’s record of the lowest scoring league … Continue reading

ITVN Adds GolTV: Wise Decision or Not?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ITVN announced this morning that they’ve agreed a deal with GolTV to provide the bilingual soccer network to subscribers. The cost will be $9.95 per month, which also includes a music video network, radio stations and more. Personally I don’t … Continue reading

John Nicholson Tackles Cliches In Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Editor’s Note: This week we feature a guest blog post from author and Football365 columnist John Nicholson. John has agreed to write a regular column for EPL Talk. You can check out his work at Football 365 here, or visit … Continue reading

Premiership: Lowest Scoring League in Europe

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Paul Wilson from The Guardian reports that the Premiership is the lowest scoring league in Europe. While teams are definitely playing more defensively, the main reason for the lack of goals is that the league has turned more continental than … Continue reading

Win a Man United v Chelsea Matchday Programme

Posted on by Christopher Harris

While EPL Talk was at last Sunday’s Manchester United versus Chelsea match at Old Trafford, we picked up two extra copies of the matchday programme (street price: $6 each) for you, the reader. To win one of the two official … Continue reading

The Guardian Jumps On YouTube Footy Bandwave

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Several weeks ago, the Premier League and the company they employed named NetResult came down hard on the owner of 101greatgoals blog with a threatening letter warning the blogger to remove links to goal highlights on YouTube.The blogger ignored the … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho's Mind Tricks Examined

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Sensing that the task of overtaking Manchester United and moving into first place in the Premiership is becoming more difficult, it’s plain to see that Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho is using mind tricks to dislodge United from its top position. After … Continue reading

News Around the World of Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s good to be back in America. One of the things I’ve missed is staying on top of the news via the Internet, which gives football fans such as you and me a unique advantage in staying … Continue reading

Images from the Premiership: November 18-26

Posted on by Christopher Harris

See all of the photographs from the EPL Talk tour of England here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/epltalk/sets/Photos include Stamford Bridge, Craven Cottage, Highbury, Emirates, White Hart Lane, The Valley, Goodison Park, Ewood Park, Old Trafford and other grounds.

Audio from Man United's 1-1 Draw Against Chelsea

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The EPL Talk tour of England ended tonight after Man United’s 1-1 tie against Chelsea. You can hear the Podcast recorded immediately after the match, which captures audio from before and during the game. Plus, we feature an interview with … Continue reading

Chelsea Considers Dedicated Web Site for North American Fans

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In an exclusive interview with Chelsea Football Club, EPL Talk can reveal that the Blues are thinking about creating a dedicated web site for Chelsea fans in the United States. According to Casimir Knight, managing diretor of Chelsea Digital Media, … Continue reading

EPL Talk Visits White Hart Lane, Emirates & Arsenal Museum

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The latest EPL Talk Podcast episode (number 39) was published yesterday. You’ll hear about my journey to Tottenham’s White Hart Lane and what I encountered there. Plus I take the Emirates Stadium Tour and visit the Arsenal Museum. How does … Continue reading

One Extra Ticket Available for Fulham v Reading

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I have one extra ticket for tomorrow’s Fulham against Reading match at Craven Cottage. The ticket is near the halfway line in the Johnny Haynes Stand. If you’re interested, please e-mail me at thegaffer@epltalk.com

Photos: Arsenal Triumph Over Hamburg at Emirates

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Arsenal triumphed brilliantly tonight against a very difficult Hamburg team who were buoyed by their vocal fans. Luckily, EPL Talk was there to capture the sights and sounds (tickets courtesy of ArsenalAmerica.com) Here are the exclusive images from the Emirates … Continue reading

Day Four of the Premiership Experience in England

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The kickoff is just over three hours away, and there are already throngs of fans walking around Emirates Stadium. In the next hour, I’ll be meeting up with the blokes from ArsenalAmerica and will be reporting later tonight via the … Continue reading

The Sad State of Arsenal's Highbury Stadium

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Maybe I’m getting older, but I’m getting a bit disillusioned by the Premiership. I’m witnessing first-hand some of the pervasive problems that need to be fixed including: Players influencing referee decisions by getting in the face of officials The lack … Continue reading

Send The Gaffer to Japan's FIFA World Club Cup

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you’ve been enjoying the Premiership coverage from the EPL Talk Tour, please cast your vote for EPL Talk in the Ole Ole contest where they’ll be sending the top two bloggers to Japan to cover the FIFA Club World … Continue reading

Blackburn vs Spurs: Photos & Audio at Ewood Park

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Day two of the EPL Talk tour of England is over, but you can hear all of the adventures at Ewood Park by downloading the latest podcast, episode 36, at http://epltalk.libsyn.com Two matches so far, and both have featured spectacular … Continue reading