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.
Hammers Taunt Boro Fans with Strange Dance
Hammers Taunt Boro Fans with Strange Dance

Don’t ask me why, but there was a scene during the West Ham against Middlesbrough match this past weekend that I can’t get out of my head. It wasn’t an on-the-pitch incident, despite the entertaining football that West Ham showed and Tucay’s continuous attempts for Middlesbrough. Instead it was after […]

News Snippets from the World of Soccer
News Snippets from the World of Soccer

Just to show how big the EPL is becoming worldwide, travel agents in Malaysia are offering package tours to watched Premier League matches in England. Sven Goran Eriksson considers the Premier League the best in the world. This week’s EPL Talk Podcast features an interview with LA Times freelance writer […]

Day of Reckoning for EPL Four Horse Race
Day of Reckoning for EPL Four Horse Race

The return of the Premier League action this Saturday will be quite telling. At precisely 2:15pm ET (7:15pm GMT), we’ll know whether the EPL is one of the most entertaining leagues in the world or whether it’s still a predictable and oftentimes boring four horse race. After the full-time whistle […]

Graham Poll Interview
Graham Poll Interview

This week’s episode of the EPL Talk Podcast features an exclusive interview with former Premier League and England referee Graham Poll, author of a new autobiography entitled “Seeing Red.” In the lengthy interview, Poll answers a lot of questions about the proposed rule changes to the sport, his memories from […]

BBC Criticized for Negative England Coverage
BBC Criticized for Negative England Coverage

Here are more details about Liverpool’s new TV channel, LFC.tv, which is scheduled to go live on September 20. It’s frustrating for Liverpool fans in the United States because no one will be carrying the channel over here. GolTV dropped its coverage of Liverpool TV at the end of last […]

EPL Fixture Congestion Reveals DirecTV Benefits
EPL Fixture Congestion Reveals DirecTV Benefits

If you live in the United States and you can’t decide whether to choose DirecTV, DISH Network, your local cable company or ITVN to watch as many soccer matches as possible, the next Premier League weekend will help answer that question for you. When the English Premier League returns from […]

When Will International Matches via CCTV Die?
When Will International Matches via CCTV Die?

During an international break, it’s an unusual experience watching Euro 2008 qualifiers in the United States. The most talked about match, England against Israel, isn’t even on U.S. television (it’s only available via pay-per-view, so you have a choice between paying $30 to watch it at home, or pay $20 […]

More Ruminations
More Ruminations

Week Two has come and gone, and while I’ve been busily working on the podcast, I’ve skimped badly for the last few months on my day job which is as yeoman blogger. So, after interviewing last week a few notables like Paddy Agnew (author of Forza Italia) and Sheridan Bird […]

The sad case of Jose Antonio Reyes
The sad case of Jose Antonio Reyes

Jose Antonio Reyes has said, since his transfer from Real Madrid (not wanted really by new coach Schuster) and not wanting to return to London with Arsenal, that with his move across town to Atletico, “I had hoped to play more, I am not going to lie to you, but […]

Premier League Media Coverage News
Premier League Media Coverage News

Weekly highlights from Fox Soccer Channel are now available on TivoCast, a relatively new service for Tivo customers. Irish musician Sinead O’Connor, of all people, is the latest music artist to record a song for Fox Soccer Channel, which is now being aired on the channel. The Rising Sound’s “Get […]

Soccer Fans: 3pm Kickoffs Thing of the Past
Soccer Fans: 3pm Kickoffs Thing of the Past

Fans and supporter groups outraged that there’ll only be one 3pm GMT kickoff on Saturday, October 6th should calm down. What alternative would they prefer? That most of the matches be played on the Saturday? Then they’ll complain that the clubs competing in the UEFA Cup will be too tired […]

Football Weekly 0-1 The Game Podcast
Football Weekly 0-1 The Game Podcast

Since the 2006 World Cup, everyone from daily newspapers to amateur broadcasters have jumped on the soccer/football podcast bandwagon attempting to grab market share and win over listeners with a superior product. Out of the dozens of podcasts available on a regular basis, there are only two that consistently provide […]

Interview with Dougie Brimson
Interview with Dougie Brimson

Author Dougie Brimson is this week’s featured guest on the EPL Talk Podcast. The Guardian describes Brimson as “football aggro’s pornographer in chief,” but he’s better known by many as the screenwriter of the movie “Green Street Hooligans” starring Elijah Wood about the rivalry between West Ham United and Millwall […]

GolTV Commentator Makes A Funny Flub
GolTV Commentator Makes A Funny Flub

Sometimes it’s not the wisest idea to having Spanish-speaking announcers commentating a soccer match in English, especially when it’s not their native tongue. The perfect example was today’s Real Zaragoza against Racing Santander match. Here’s what the GolTV commentator said during the match: “It’s a pity for Racing Santander that […]

Liverpool Shows Tottenham How To Do It
Liverpool Shows Tottenham How To Do It

At last, fans of Premier League football had an extremely entertaining Saturday to watch on television. The majority of entertaining matches in the season thus far (the few that have been) have been on Sundays. Today was a perfect example of the difference in quality and tactics between Liverpool and […]

Sky Sports Transfer Deadline Coverage a Joke
Sky Sports Transfer Deadline Coverage a Joke

Watching Through The Night from Sky Sports, their nightly sport news show, is usually an enjoyable experience. But Friday night’s episode on the final night of the August transfer window was so full of hype and nonsense that I had a sickly feeling in the pit of my stomach. The […]

More Foreign Stars Leaving EPL Than Arriving
More Foreign Stars Leaving EPL Than Arriving

Another summer transfer window has come and gone. Last August, we were salivating at the prospect of all of those Italian World Cup heroes coming to play in England for large amounts of dosh. Most of them were players from Juventus, yes, but we were told there would be an […]

La Liga War 2007
La Liga War 2007

As we’ve been blogging here all week, the legal spat between Mediapro and Sogecable broadcast rights has begun to heat up even further and threatens the rest of the season. 58 million euros is said to already be owed by Mediapro to Sogecable for last year’s matches and now a […]