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.
U-21 Tactics Expose Weaknesses of English Football
U-21 Tactics Expose Weaknesses of English Football

By John Nicholson Those of us who are still clinging to the wreckage of the 2006/07 season in Europe are all watching the Under21 European tournament in Holland and fascinating watching it’s proving to be, especially for England fans. England has drawn both their games. A tedious 0-0 v Czech […]

Are Brits Shortsighted In Their Disgust for U.S. Soccer Fans?
Are Brits Shortsighted In Their Disgust for U.S. Soccer Fans?

Thanks to Brucio from the Du Nord blog for tipping me off about this one. It’s a revealing article by Steven Wells from The Guardian who, believe it or not, defends American soccer fans. The title of the article? “Americans Are Soccer-Savvy …And That Scares Little Englanders.” Personally, what I […]

Everton Announces Preseason Tour of America
Everton Announces Preseason Tour of America

The Toffees are coming to America! Everton is the third Premier League club to announce preseason friendlies in America. The Merseyside club will play Real Salt Lake on Saturday, July 21, according to the Liverpool Echo newspaper. Everton also plans on playing one more friendly in the States, which will […]

Breaking News: Five Premier League Clubs Named in Bungs Investigation
Breaking News: Five Premier League Clubs Named in Bungs Investigation

This just in: Chelsea, Newcastle, Bolton, Middlesbrough and Portsmouth have been named in the bungs investigation for breaching transfer regulations. More news here. The case now goes to the Football Association (FA) for further investigation (expect this case to drag on and on).

U.S. Soccer Fans Become Center of Attention
U.S. Soccer Fans Become Center of Attention

It’s one of the rare times in the year when U.S. soccer takes a front seat. Major League Soccer is in full swing. The U.S. men’s national team is battling in the Gold Cup and looking ahead to Copa America, and the nation is talking about Beckham’s forthcoming arrival after […]

Premier League Risks Losing Brand Recognition
Premier League Risks Losing Brand Recognition

A football story that was overlooked by many in mid-May is how the Premier League officially dropped the usage of the ‘Premiership’ name and changed the official title of the league to the Barclays Premier League (BPL). To me, it’s a big mistake. While sponsorship is such a huge part […]

07/08 Premier League Fixtures: All You Need to Know
07/08 Premier League Fixtures: All You Need to Know

The Premier League has announced the fixtures for the 2007/2008 season, and there’s plenty of mouthwatering matches to look forward to. On opening day, August 11, the most appealing match is Manchester United v Reading. New boys Sunderland will play home against Spurs, while Derby County plays Portsmouth at home, and […]

Chelsea's New Away 07/08 Shirt Unveiled
Chelsea's New Away 07/08 Shirt Unveiled

Chelsea has unveiled their new away shirt for the 2007/2008 season, and it’s certainly going to a love hate relationship for many Blues fans worldwide. The new shirt, from Adidas, is yellow day-glow in color but a much softer yellow than I had imagined. The bright, almost fluorescent, shirt will […]

West Ham United's New Home Shirt 07/08
West Ham United's New Home Shirt 07/08

West Ham United has unveiled its new home shirt for the 07/08 season (pictured). The club has changed kit manufacturers from Reebok to Umbro, and the new shirt is based on the Umbro template which is very similar in design to England, Everton, Rangers and many other clubs adopting the […]

Blackburn Rovers Targeted by American Investors
Blackburn Rovers Targeted by American Investors

Blackburn Rovers is the latest Premier League club to be courted by American investors for a possible takeover. According to BBC Sport, Rovers is in preliminary discussions with an American investor. In addition to the Lancashire club, Arsenal and Manchester City are targets for American investors, while three Premier League […]

Madrid still on target for the title
Madrid still on target for the title

Barcelona dropped 2 massive points against Espanyol which let Real Madrid off the hook as they clawed out a 2-2 draw against Zaragoza. Barcelona had been leading into the 89th minute and Real were losing but an amazing reversal of fortunes saw both games end in a draw. Barca fell […]

It's Official: Arsenal 07/08 Away Shirt is White
It's Official: Arsenal 07/08 Away Shirt is White

The long awaited unveiling of Arsenal’s controversial new away shirt has happened. As EPL Talk reported a few months ago, it is, in fact, white. The shirt will be available as of July 5. But, in the meantime, the Arsenal web site has released a wallpaper with an image of […]

English Premier League: All Around The World
English Premier League: All Around The World

One of the redeeming qualities about the Internet is its ability to provide news from all corners of the globe, which may been missed before unless we had subscriptions to newspapers from India, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries.For example, here’s an article from The India Times about how Nike is […]

Interview with Duncan Hamilton
Interview with Duncan Hamilton

Duncan Hamilton, the author of a new book about Brian Clough entitled “Provided You Don’t Kiss Me: 20 Years With Brian Clough,” is featured in episode 70 of the EPL Talk Podcast. The interview with Hamilton (pictured alongside Brian Clough) focuses on his career as a reporter for the Nottingham […]

New Blogger Joins the EPL Talk Community
New Blogger Joins the EPL Talk Community

If you enjoy the EPL Talk Blog, be sure to head on over to the EPL Talk Community where we have five active bloggers writing about soccer/football. The newest addition to the EPL Talk Community bloggers is Justin The Manc who has created a blog named “Across The Pond.” Justin, […]

The New "Journey"
The New "Journey"

A new show is about to emerge.A new journey will start.A new beginning will begin.A show to be listened to.A passion like no other.This is The Third Half.Coming to you Fall 2007 Bcjohn/Justinthemanc