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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.

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

Voting Process For FIFA Ballon d’Or Award Needs to Change to Remove Bias

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The FIFA Ballon d'Or trophy is displayed

Enough ink has already been spent on whether Cristiano Ronaldo deserved to win this year’s Ballon d’Or award. Instead, I want to put a focus on the voting procedure and some issues with it. National team managers and captains are … Continue reading

Chelsea Sign Benfica Midfielder Nemanja Matić In £22million Deal, Says Report

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Nemanja Matic

Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic is en-route to London today to join Chelsea Football Club in a deal reported to be worth £22million, according to a report in Portugal. When asked whether his game for Benfica against Porto on Sunday was … Continue reading

Samir Nasri’s Lengthy Absence Could Unhinge Manchester City’s Title Chances

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Samir Nasri’s injury in the second half of a 2-0 win against Newcastle will undoubtedly make Manchester City’s title chances less likely considering the Frenchman will be out of action for eight weeks.  The creative midfielder has been in scintillating … Continue reading

Leeds United News: January Transfer Window Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time

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Recent results have Leeds United supporters talking of another crisis. Saturday’s heavy 6-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday reignited fears that the Whites are nowhere near returning to the Premier League. In manager Brian McDermott, Leeds United has the right manager … Continue reading

Is West Brom Manager Pepe Mel The Next Mauricio Pochettino or Tony Mowbray?

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West Bromwich Albion should have learned from the 2008-09 season when manager Tony Mowbray had the team playing attractive football yet saw the side finish at the foot of the Premier League table. Yet now they have a manager in … Continue reading

Arsenal Fans Will Get The Last Laugh At Robin Van Persie’s 2012 Transfer to Manchester United

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Soccer - Manchester United Press Conference - Robin Van Persie Unveiling - Old Trafford

Robin van Persie’s transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United in August 2012 was thought by many to reinforce a pecking order in English football, where Manchester United would always be at or near the top of the table while the … Continue reading

Local-Boy Adam Johnson Can Help Sunderland Avoid The Drop

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Sunderland has underachieved much of this season and are one of the teams, based on predictions made in the summer, performing well below their expected level. Winger Adam Johnson might be the most prominent of the underachievers. Johnson has gone … Continue reading

Aleksandar Kolarov is the Difference Yet Again For Manchester City

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After three seasons of frustration under Robert Mancini, and frequent comments from supporters that he needed to leave the club to find his “level,” Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov is now contributing mightily to the Manchester City cause under Manuel … Continue reading

Could Xavi Be The Next Star to Join MLS After Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe Signings?

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Xavi is considering a move to Major League Soccer after the end of this season, according to several press reports in Europe. The Barcelona midfield star hasn’t addressed the possibility of moving to MLS, but he has said that “Being … Continue reading

Tottenham’s Nabil Bentaleb Is The First Of Many Potential Revelations Of The Tim Sherwood Era

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Nabil Bentaleb

Part of the mission of former Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas was to identify the top young talent in the Spurs system and to blend them into the side. Villas-Boas did well in identifying Tom Carroll, a young midfielder with … Continue reading

La Liga Plans to Launch Annual Tournament In US And Other Countries

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Spain’s La Liga boasts two of three most marketable and recognizable club brands in world soccer. Still, with the exception of Latin America where La Liga enjoys a natural linguistic and cultural advantage, the Premier League has become a much … Continue reading

WATCH Newcastle United vs Liverpool From 1996; The Best Premier League Match Ever [VIDEO]

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Soccer - Entertainers Reunited Charity Match - Newcastle United v Liverpool - Kingston Park

In this week’s Friday Flashback, the 1996 Premier League match between Liverpool and Newcastle United was voted the best match of the first twenty years of the league’s history. Entering the match, the Magpies — managed by former Liverpool legend Kevin … Continue reading

History Indicates That West Ham Chairmen Will Keep Faith With Sam Allardyce

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While West Ham’s form and the seeming disinterest of a number of players would indicate that Sam Allardyce may be headed for the sack, West Ham United joint-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan have in the past shown remarkable patience … Continue reading

English Striker Kevin Phillips Wants to Finish His 23-Year Career At A Midlands Club

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Kevin Phillips, one of the classiest and most effective strikers in English football over the course of the last two decades, left Crystal Palace on December 31 as Tony Pulis begins to retool his squad. Phillips plans on retiring from … Continue reading

Sacking David Moyes Would Be a Setback For British Football Managers

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The media frenzy about David Moyes’s ability to handle the Manchester United job has reached a boiling point with countless tabloid articles and speculation about the manager’s future. But as a supporter of a rival club who enjoys seeing the … Continue reading