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.
Setanta and ITV Eye England & FA Cup TV Rights
Setanta and ITV Eye England & FA Cup TV Rights

While the press and public continue to stick knives into Steve McClaren’s management of the England team, off the pitch there are some big moves being made in the world of business. The focus of attention are the TV rights deals for England and FA Cup matches in the UK. […]

Premier League Partly to Blame for England's Demise
Premier League Partly to Blame for England's Demise

If you’re like me and when I consider the better writers from The Guardian, many of the names that first pop into my head are people such as Kevin McCarra, Paul Doyle, Barry Glendenning and Sid Lowe — all members of the Football Weekly brat pack. But one name that […]

The First Soccer Web Site I Ever Visited
The First Soccer Web Site I Ever Visited

What was the first soccer web site you remember visiting? For me, my memory is a little dusty but I do remember being in college in 1996 and my professor was raving about the Mosaic web browser in one of her classes. Around that time, I remember using a bunch […]

Round up of loan deals
Round up of loan deals

This past Thursday was the deadline for Football League teams to arrange loan deals. In exceptional circumstances, clubs can apply for special dispensation to the Premier League or Football League to arrange deals outside these times – for instance, if they had no goalkeepers available. Here’s a quick look at […]

Sheffield United's 2007/2008 Kit: Home and Away
Sheffield United's 2007/2008 Kit: Home and Away

I reported a few weeks ago that Sheffield United had given their supporters a chance to vote on their home and away shirts for the 2007/2008 season, which will hopefully see the Blades still in the Premiership.Well, the final results are in and here’s what you can see Sheffield United […]

Interview with The Football Supporters' Federation
Interview with The Football Supporters' Federation

I had a good conversation with Steven Powell, head of development at The Football Supporters’ Federation this past Friday, which has now been published on the EPL Talk Podcast for you to download and hear. Powell discussed several interesting topics such as what the difference is between safe standing and […]

Whatever Happened to Kevin Keegan?
Whatever Happened to Kevin Keegan?

For those of you wondering whatever happened to Kevin Keegan, read this article from The Independent which reveals Mighty Mouse’s latest adventure. It’s a pretty frank discussion with the former Manchester City boss. No matter how bad things were at the City of Manchester with Keegan in charge, I wonder […]

Fox Soccer Channel Wants Ant & Dec To Host Show
Fox Soccer Channel Wants Ant & Dec To Host Show

In today’s Sunday Express newspaper from England, it’s reported that Fox Soccer Channel is in talks with British entertainers Ant & Dec about co-hosting a once or twice weekly show. Ant & Dec, who are very popular in the UK after hosting a string of children’s TV shows as well […]

Reflections on La Liga Matches
Reflections on La Liga Matches

Here are some of my observations from last weekend’s La Liga matches: Chelsea shouldn’t have a lot to fear in the Champions League with Valencia although the Blues still shouldn’t take the Spanish side lightly. Against Racing Santander, Valencia looked pretty average. And I didn’t think much of the atmosphere […]

Results from the EPL Talk Blog Survey
Results from the EPL Talk Blog Survey

Thanks everyone for your patience in taking these surveys and/or reading the results. While they’re not soccer news-related, they are extremely beneficial to EPL Talk as we aim to continue to improve and to better understand the types of content you’re interested in reading.So, here are the results:Impressively 92% of […]

Premier League's Marketing Needs To Improve
Premier League's Marketing Needs To Improve

A couple of weeks ago in the EPL Talk Email Newsletter, I wrote about how advanced the Bundesliga was in comparison to the FA Premier League when it comes to marketing itself. The Bundesliga web site is far superior to the Premiership one. The German league handles all of the […]

ITVN & Setanta Sports: Reader Feedback
ITVN & Setanta Sports: Reader Feedback

I want to share a letter I received from one of the EPL Talk readers regarding Setanta Sports and its availability via ITVN. Thanks to Dave Morris for writing in. Gaffer, I’m not fully informed on the relationship between FSC and Setanta, but my observation is: what a great value […]

Random News From the World of English Football
Random News From the World of English Football

The first match that will open the new Wembley Stadium will be televised live for viewers of Fox Soccer Channel this Saturday when England’s under-21 side faces the Italy under-21 team. The new 90,000 stadium (discussed in more detail on the EPL Talk Podcast interview with Simon Inglis back in […]

Liverpool's New 2007/2008 Away Shirts
Liverpool's New 2007/2008 Away Shirts

Back on February 15th, EPL Talk revealed that Liverpool would be unveiling new away shirts this season from Adidas. While the club hasn’t officially shown what the new shirts will look like, EPL Talk has discovered the following picture courtesy of the Colours of Football web site. The image shows […]

Arsenal White Away Shirt, 2007/2008
Arsenal White Away Shirt, 2007/2008

Arsenal is rumored to be playing in a white away jersey for the 2007/2008 season. For the Gunners, it’ll be quite a departure from their usual smorgasbord of away colors. Pictured right is reportedly one of the concepts that Arsenal is considering. There’s no guarantee that Arsenal will select this […]

GolTV's "American Soccer" Jumps The Shark
GolTV's "American Soccer" Jumps The Shark

EPL reader Ossie’s Dream was kind enough to provide us a mini-review of Fox Soccer Channel recently, where he shared his disdain about Fox’s over-the-top way that it incorporated an Adidas advertisement/sponsorship into last week’s Super Saturday +. I, too, was critical of Fox Soccer Channel’s attempts to find new […]

Best Soccer Podcasts Cry for Return of Glendenning and Balague
Best Soccer Podcasts Cry for Return of Glendenning and Balague

The growing number of soccer podcasts is beginning to take its toll on listeners worldwide. Many of us, myself included, are starting to get burnt out by hearing too many soccer podcasts each week. But now with new shows cropping up and more to choose from, soccer fans are beginning […]

New Newcastle United 2007/2008 Shirt
New Newcastle United 2007/2008 Shirt

Newcastle United may not be masters of football on the pitch this season, but Adidas and their marketing team definitely know how to sell football shirts. In a unique idea, Newcastle unveiled their 2007-2008 home kit this week on their web site. Each day this week they revealed a little […]