Author Archives: Cronan Yu

About Cronan Yu

Cronan Yu lives in Australia, and loves nothing more than Joga Bonito, the Beautiful Game. He's a football player who, like many before him, took to writing in order to make up for the lack of skill on the pitch. He is a lifelong fan of Barcelona with a soft spot for Spurs, and currently serves as a writer for Goal.com International, a Spanish football writer for Football-Espana and also features on Bleacher Report. Cronan likes to analyze the tactical side of the game. Follow Cronan on Twitter @Cronan_Yu

Mesut Ozil is the Game Changer Arsenal Needed to Achieve Greater Success

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After signing Gareth Bale for a world-record transfer fee, Real Madrid’s pain of losing Mesut Ozil is Arsenal’s gain. Once Bale was signed, Ozil’s departure was seemingly inevitable. Despite Los Blancos’ varying fortunes on the pitch, a direct result of … Continue reading

Why Carlo Ancelotti is the Man For the Future at Real Madrid

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His appointment was inevitable and unavoidable. Last week saw by far the worst kept secret in soccer become reality as Carlo Ancelotti signed a three year contract with Real Madrid, signaling the end of a long term pursuit by Florentino … Continue reading

Why Manuel Pellegrini is a Worthy Replacement to Roberto Mancini

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After three successful years in charge at Malaga, and months of speculation regarding his managerial future, Manchester City finally announced the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as manager, coming a month after the the sacking of Roberto Mancini. And according to … Continue reading

2013 FIFA Confederations Cup Preview: Everything You Need To Know

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While we’re less one than year away from the first match of FIFA World Cup 2014, the FIFA Confederations Cup starts tomorrow. The tournament, which is a dry-run for the World Cup, features eight teams from around the world competing … Continue reading