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Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

About 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 is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.

With West Ham Unable to Entice New Players, Is the Writing On The Wall?

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In past January transfer windows, we have seen sides facing the drop load up on new signings and loan players in an effort to stay in the Premier League. This season we have already seen some movement in January window. … Continue reading

3 Theories About Jerome Champagne’s For FIFA Presidency

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Jerome Champagne

Since Friday, when it became apparent that former French diplomat and FIFA insider Jerome Champagne was running for FIFA President, I have heard various theories about his candidacy from well-connected sources in the game. Champagne is a world soccer insider … Continue reading

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3 Questions Remain About Clarence Seedorf As AC Milan Manager

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While Clarence Seedorf made a winning start to his life as a manager this weekend in a 1-0 AC Milan victory over Hellas Verona, several worrying signs were apparent. The 4-2-3-1 formation that Seedorf set up the side in was … Continue reading

Why Would Borussia Dortmund Sign Sunderland Striker Ji Dong-Won?

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Ji Dong-Won

Paulo Di Canio rightfully lost faith in the Korean youngster Ji Dong-Won when he ducked out of the way of a cross in an August 31 loss at Crystal Palace. But this came just weeks after the former Sunderland manager had reportedly … Continue reading

Jason Puncheon is a Key Component Of Crystal Palace’s Revival Despite Penalty Miss

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Ian Holloway brought Jason Puncheon to Blackpool on loan from Southampton in January 2011 to try and avoid relegation from the Premier League in the Tangerines’ first top flight season since the early 1970s. At the time it seemed odd. … Continue reading

Tottenham Win Shows Tim Sherwood Beginning To Grow Tactically

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Tim Sherwood’s squad selection had become stale and somewhat predictable. A 4-4-2 with an attacking bent was the general trend his first several matches in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. But in this match, Spurs set up in a 4-2-3-1 with … Continue reading

Chelsea Take Control of the Premier League Title Race

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A quick glance at the Premier League table shows Chelsea sitting in third position behind Arsenal and Manchester City. But a closer look at the remaining fixtures tells us that the Blues are actually in pole position to win the … Continue reading

Manchester United Defenders Let David Moyes Down In 3-1 Defeat to Chelsea

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David Moyes was courageous in his tactics today attempting to take the game to a Chelsea side that has never lost a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho. The tactics that led to an open game were … Continue reading

Why Arsene Wenger Should Not Sign Dimitar Berbatov to Arsenal

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Gossip continues to intensify that Arsenal will try and solve the club’s current depth crisis at striker by acquiring Dimitar Berbatov. NBC’s broadcast today of the Gunners 2-0 win against Fulham was filled with references to his potential transfer. Given … Continue reading

With Samir Nasri Injured, Manchester City Have 3 Tactical Options to Consider

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This season, it could be strongly argued — statistics aside — that Samir Nasri has been the most influential attacking player at Manchester City. While some fans and journalists outside the club seems to have missed many of his contributions, … Continue reading

Willian’s Brilliant Season Proves How Chelsea Know How to Play the Transfer Market

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Chelsea over the festive period unleashed a new weapon on the Premier League. That weapon was thought by many, myself included, to simply be a “tactical” purchase last summer by Jose Mourinho to prevent the player from joining Tottenham Hotspur. … Continue reading

WATCH 5 Chelsea-Manchester United Matches Mired In Controversy [VIDEO]

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The Chelsea-Manchester United fixture has more often than not decided the Premier League title since Roman Abramovich’s purchase of the Blues that broke up the Arsenal-Manchester United duopoly that dominated the Premier League for many years prior. But beginning in … Continue reading

Hull City Sign Shane Long From WBA, Giving Steve Bruce More Attacking Options

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Shane Long is now a Hull City footballer after joining the club for an undisclosed fee on a 3.5-year deal. So far this season, Hull City has turned in efficient performance after efficient performance — especially at home. Yet the … Continue reading

Everton Need to Add Depth In Transfer Window Despite Current Good Form

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Roberto Martinez knows he must develop more options for Everton to continue its success. The manager understands that while critics feel his early stewardship of his club has been based entirely around slick soccer and passing principles, Martinez realizes he … Continue reading

Ahead of Man United’s Match Against Chelsea, Adnan Januzaj Is One Bright Spot For Moyes This Season

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David Moyes has been blamed for just about everything going wrong at Manchester United whether it has anything to do with him or not. But one thing going clearly well for the Red Devils is the emergence of Adnan Januzaj. … Continue reading

Striker Lacina Traoré Given Green Light to Join West Ham United On Loan

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Lacina Traoré

Lacina Traoré has been granted a work permit, which should clear through a loan deal to send him to West Ham United for the rest of the season. Traoré’s loan move to West Ham could be the type of unheralded … Continue reading

Nicola Cortese Has Left Southampton; Now It’s Time For Saints Fans to Worry

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The running of Southampton Football Club has been turned into turmoil after the club has confirmed that club chairman Nicola Cortese has resigned. The club have announced that Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr has taken on the role of chairman, while … Continue reading

Mark Hughes Will Be Able to Get The Best Out Of Stephen Ireland

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Stephen Ireland was once the best player on an expensively assembled Mark Hughes managed side. The year was 2009 and Manchester City had just been subject to a takeover from the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi. At the time, Stephen … Continue reading