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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.

Is Alex Ferguson A Nut?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

One of the EPL Talk visitors, Charles Kerr, has emailed an excellent question about English Premier League managers. Rather than answer the question myself, I thought I’d let you, the reader, review it and offer your own expertise by answering … Continue reading

Preseason Friendlies for Premiership Clubs

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s the time of the year when the Premiership clubs begin announcing dates for their preseason friendlies. In the United States, of course, we’re keeping our eyes out for matches involving English teams coming here. But, so far, the majority … Continue reading

Aston Villa Extends North American Tour to Columbus

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Aston Villa has announced the second match of its North American tour. Villa is scheduled to play against Columbus Crew in a friendly on Saturday, July 28 at the Columbus Crew stadium. Since the match will be on a Saturday … Continue reading

Man United v West Ham: Live and Online

Posted on by Christopher Harris

If you’re searching for a way to experience Sunday’s Premiership match between Manchester United and West Ham online, join the EPL Talk Chat hosted by bcjohn. We’ll have Man Utd, Hammers and neutral fans from around the world chatting in … Continue reading

John Nicholson: Wide Awake In America

Posted on by Christopher Harris

By John NicholsonPalm Springs, for a pallid white kid from the industrial wastelands of the north east of England is about as close to Eden as I’m likely to get. As I write its 90 degrees in the shade, the … Continue reading

Man United v Chelsea: A Visit to Old Trafford

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Today is a convenient time to wrap up my articles about the EPL Talk Tour that I took in November. The tour took me to England for five matches in 10 days, where I reported my experiences via the blog, … Continue reading

Interview with MyFootballClub.co.uk

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The May 7th episode of the EPL Talk Podcast features an exclusive interview with Tim Glynne-Jones of MyFootballClub.co.uk. What is My Football Club, you may ask? And why should you care? I’ve come across several hundred soccer web sites in … Continue reading

Aston Villa to Play Toronto FC in Preseason Friendly

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Toronto FC announced today that the club will play Aston Villa in a preseason friendly on Wednesday, July 25 at BMO Field in Toronto, Canada. Villa is expected to announce more preseason friendlies in the coming weeks, which will be … Continue reading

TV Schedule Announced for Final EPL Sunday

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The TV schedule has been announced for the final matches of the Premiership season. Fox Soccer Channel will show the Manchester United against West Ham United match, while Setanta Sports will show Portsmouth v Arsenal. The schedule is as follows: … Continue reading

Get Ready for a New Soccer Show

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This Saturday, the first interactive soccer radio show of its kind will debut with star guests, prizes and unique football topics. It’s the inaugural episode of the EPL Talk Show, which you can participate in live wherever you live in … Continue reading

Still Lots to Play For in the English Premier League

Posted on by Christopher Harris

We’re now into the final week of a long but memorable Premier League season. While we know Manchester United is champions, there’s still much to play for this week. And it’s no surprise that the Premiership revolution will be televised. … Continue reading

Real Madrid Turn On The Class Again at Bernabeu

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Real Madrid’s midfield maestro Guti lit up the Bernabeu stadium tonight with three golden passes that edged his side over Sevilla, 3-2. In a fantastic match, Real was on fire tonight. Now just two points behind Barcelona, Real Madrid is … Continue reading

Manchester United: Champions of England

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Chelsea Football Club and its race to catch up with Manchester United throughout the entire Premiership season paid its toll this evening by tieing Arsenal 1-1 and thus handing the title to Sir Alex Ferguson’s side. Yet again, Chelsea’s performance … Continue reading

AC Milan White, Liverpool Red

Posted on by Christopher Harris

AC Milan, despite being named the home side in the Champions League Final, has opted to where its away shirt, allowing Liverpool to wear red. Other than the 2005 Champions League Final, which AC Milan lost to Liverpool (Milan wore … Continue reading

Retro Football Shirts

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I came across a new site recently called RetroFootballTshirts.com that you may want to check out. The site features irreverant shirt designs for many famous football clubs and legends (such as Peter Osgood and Bill Shankly). No shipping is available … Continue reading

Around the World of Football

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Boy, did Manchester United look tired today? Despite their lack of energy and Manchester City’s thug tactics, their one-nil one piles the pressure on Chelsea tomorrow at the Emirates. A draw or a win by Arsenal and the Premiership title … Continue reading

Live Commentary of Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This week has been the busiest ever for the EPL Talk Blog based on the number of visitors to just this one section of EPL Talk. This past Wednesday, we had more than 17,000 unique visitors. Thursday was more than … Continue reading

Interview with Reading's Bobby Convey

Posted on by Christopher Harris

BBC Radio Berkshire featured an interview with U.S. left winger Bobby Convey last night. Convey, who has been injured most of the season for Reading, Listen to the interview here. Thanks to Tokyo Toffeeman for the link.