Meet The Writers
Meet the regular contributors of World Soccer Talk:
Christopher Harris, Editor and Publisher of World Soccer Talk, has been following football/soccer for more than 30 years. Born in Wales, he is a former journalist who now lives in Florida and spends his time analyzing the influence of world soccer worldwide. His writing credentials include The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Illustrated, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the now defunct Matchday Magazine.
Kartik Krishnaiyer. A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL).
Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast.
His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He rejoins World Soccer Talk as a writer, and podcast host.
Matt Jones is an Everton supporter living in Merseyside, England. He has a enormous passion for the Toffees and travels far and wide to watch them in action. Not to mention an significant interest in all aspects of European football. Completely at ease with the fact he is a football nerd, Matt has a huge interest in tactical and statistical side of the game.
Matt’s writing has featured on Soccerlens, Bleacher Report and in the Liverpool Echo. Follow him on Twitter for more football chatter @MattJFootball
Paul Bestall is a long suffering Tottenham and Barcelona fan with an addiction to football played in all corners of the world. He lives in Sheffield, and thankfully likes the long train journeys to London to see his beloved Spurs. Enjoys reading a wide range of subjects from politics to cryptozoology, cinema, NFL, NBA and MLB and likes trying to fill his iPod, Adidas trainers and Marvel Comics.
Jesse Chula. Hailing from Lexington, KY, USA, but raised in Palm Bay, FLA, Jesse spends his day as an Advertising Sales Consultant, but the majority of his time is spent watching & analyzing football matches from his couch. When he’s not screaming at his television, he’s enjoying music, film, books & of course writing for EPL Talk. He dreams of traveling Europe & feels if he ever makes it over, he’ll likely never come back. He overwhelmingly prefers the British Office to the American Office & a knee injury in the Fall of ’06 playing indoor Soccer ruined what was sure to be a professional career. Jesse studied Business at Eastern Kentucky University before receiving a degree in Criminal Justice. He aspires to write for a living. Contact Jesse Chula on Twitter @JesseChula
Alistair Hendrie is a sports journalist and Reading FC fan from Reading, England. He has written for publications such as Reading Post, Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Portsmouth News and has held numerous positions at Reading FC. Alistair learned the journalism trade at Portsmouth University studying Journalism & Media Studies and graduated in 2009. In his spare time, he enjoys attending Reading FC matches, watching tennis and horror films. You can speak to Alistair via Twitter, his username is allyh84.
Jake Islas is a passionate soccer fan, especially the English Premier League, from Tucson, Arizona. Graduate from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and lifelong Arizona Wildcat basketball nut. Besides writing for EPL Talk, I also work with The Gaffer with the EPL Talk Network’s social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, where we continue the coverage and discussions of the game we are all so passionate about. I enjoy what the Internet and technology has made possible for people with similar interests to find each other and engage in meaningful discussions. I aspire to become involved with anything dealing with my passions for networking and/or soccer. I also love playing soccer, especially indoor. You can contact me by email or on Twitter.
John Boschini is a college student living in Greensboro, NC. John was introduced to soccer at a camp designed for both American and international campers/ staff when he watched the 2006 World Cup match between Spain and France…with 50 French, and 50 Hispanics in a cramped basement. Let’s just say that’s not an experience one easily forgets. Since then he has been an avid international fan and recently discovered the EPL. The only thing that comes close to his love for soccer is his love of cinema. He hopes to pursue either film or soccer journalism as a career. You can follow him on twitter via @Johnbo01.
Michael Barany is in hospital administration in California and found football again many years after playing the game as a kid. He became passionate about Manchester United after the Glazer family’s initial attempts at a takeover, joining Shareholder’s United in a futile attempt to stave off the bid. More recently he bought a share at MyFootballClub to become “part owner” of Ebbsfleet United, taking part in club decisions and even line-up choices. You can also find him in his season-ticket seat for San Jose Earthquakes matches, or playing again in the local Sunday men’s league.
Alvin Phoon, born and bred in Singapore, is a lifelong Arsenal fan and writer. He has been playing football for over a decade now, and has followed the Premier League ever since he could work the remote. He works as an editor at an online games company that operates FIFA online 2 in South-East Asia and hopes to one day have his very own column in an online/print publication.
If you’re interested in writing for EPL Talk, e-mail a writing sample to web[at]epltalk[dot]com