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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.

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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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]

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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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