Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Wes Brown Red Card Rescinded

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The controversial red card issued to Wes Brown in Sunderland’s 2-0 loss to Stoke City has been rescinded by an FA Panel. Black Cats Manager Gus Poyet said the following regarding the decision: “Of course it was hugely frustrating to … Continue reading

Fernandinho Turning Into Manchester City Stalwart

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This summer Manchester City took what many, including myself thought was a huge risk in buying Fernandinho who had played the last eight seasons in Ukraine for £30 million. The signing was not only City’s most expensive of the summer … Continue reading

Can Emmanuel Adebayor and a Formation Change Reignite Spurs Attack?

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Spurs have scored only six open play goals in twelve Premier League matches and while the side has feasted on European opposition in the Europa League something is badly wrong domestically. Andre Villas-Boas spoke after Sunday’s humiliating defeat against Manchester … Continue reading

Stephen Ross Cools On Owning Piece of Beckham Miami MLS Team, Says Sources: Monday Soccer Insider

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I am hearing from multiple sources that Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has cooled on owning a piece of MLS team in Miami. This may explain why most media reports indicate David Beckham has moved beyond Ross’ Dolphins Stadium complex … Continue reading

Crystal Palace’s Decision to Acquire Tony Pulis As Manager is a Wise One

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Tony Pulis has made a deserved return to Premier League football with Crystal Palace. Critics of the Welsh Manager are seemingly found at every corner in the British press. Yet his accomplishments with Stoke City, his previous Premier League job, … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney Lashes Out at Martin Tyler and Graeme Souness

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney took to twitter to lash out at Martin Tyler and Graeme Souness regarding commentary made during the Red Devils 2-2 draw at Cardiff City on Sunday. Rooney even referred to the former Liverpool legend Souness as … Continue reading

Forbes List Justifies High MLS Franchise Fees and Path of Lower Division Clubs to MLS

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Forbes Magazine’s valuation of MLS teams justifies the large price tag Orlando City and Manchester City/New York Yankees have paid for admission to what is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most exclusive footballing leagues from an ownership perspective. The … Continue reading

Sir Alex Ferguson and JFK: Honoring the Memory of John F. Kennedy, 50 Years After His Death

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Fifty years ago today in Dallas, United States President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. While today the US media is in a frenzy about the tragic day, those who have recently read Sir Alex Ferguson’s recently released autobiography have learned … Continue reading

Julio Cesar Would Be An Ideal Fit to Give Joe Hart Competition at Manchester City

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Joe Hart’s heroics at Wembley on Tuesday against Germany intensified the debate currently grappling Manchester City supporters. Should the Manchester City net-minder be replaced permanently by a long-term transfer target or should he be temporarily replaced to simply get through … Continue reading

Why LeBron James’ Interest In David Beckham’s Miami MLS Team is a Smart Move

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Last week I stated for Beckham’s Miami MLS dream to work he must cater to a largely Hispanic audience. But the potential addition of LeBron James to the ownership group changes this equation substantially. James has mainstream credibility among an … Continue reading

Orlando City Interested In Signing Kaka As Designated Player, Says Report

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For months, discussion has floated around Florida soccer circles that when Orlando City moves to MLS, Kaka will be their first Designated Player signing. With the official news of OCSC’s admission to MLS beginning in 2015, the discussion of Kaka … Continue reading

When Will Jozy Altidore Begin Scoring for Sunderland in the EPL?

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Sunderland manager Gus Poyet spoke to the Sunderland Echo newspaper this week about his big American striker Jozy Altidore: “He has many good qualities but the one that tends to get overlooked is that he has an unbelievable shot on … Continue reading

Can Orlando City Be a Success In MLS?

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MLS has returned to the state of Florida with last night’s announcement that Orlando City SC will move from USL PRO to MLS in 2015. While Orlando should be a top drawer market for the league, some question will persist. … Continue reading

Mexico’s Next Biggest Challenge: How to Integrate the European-Based Players Back Into the Team

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Mexico’s decisive victory over New Zealand over two legs proves that despite the woeful year and constant mismanagement of the side, El Tri still has the quality to do damage in Brazil. The decision to field a completely domestic based … Continue reading

QPR and Malaga Are UEFA’s Whipping Boys in Financial Fair Play: Monday Soccer Insider

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UEFA President Michel Platini are seen in front of a stadium in Kiev

The report in the Mail on Sunday newspaper that QPR could run afoul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play standards and face a fine in the £60 million range is no surprise. Harry Redknapp has a history of pushing clubs beyond their … Continue reading

David Beckham Needs to Embrace Hispanic Population in Miami For MLS Team to Be a Success

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David Beckham’s much anticipated Miami MLS team cannot hope to be all things to all people. In a fickle sports market whose propensity for failing soccer franchises and under-appreciated sporting events of every stripe, the only way to go might … Continue reading

Why Rodney Marsh’s Assertion That Yaya Toure Is Not Happy At Manchester City Has Validity

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I flew through London Heathrow Airport the other day wearing a retro Manchester City shirt. When asked about it in Terminal 5, I simply stated it was a Rodney Marsh kit (which it is not — it is a generic … Continue reading

Why Bob Bradley Should Be Considered For Fulham Job Despite Meulensteen Appointment

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Fulham have been down the road of fighting relegation before during their current 12 year run of Premier League football. However, it seems every time the Cottagers were threatened with relegation, something either miraculous happened, or the grit and commitment … Continue reading