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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.

5 Changes To Make The FA Cup Viable Again

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This past weekend’s FA Cup Third Round saw most Premier League and some Championship sides play with watered down teams. Not quite a “B” team in most cases, but teams where the principle of squad rotation was maximized. The FA … Continue reading

Manchester United Manager David Moyes Must Be Given More Time

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If you simply read posts on social media, you’d believe a majority of Manchester United fans want David Moyes sacked. But when you interact with thoughtful long-term supporters of the club, you realize the sentiments on the Internet do not … Continue reading

Aron Johannsson Needs to Stay In Holland to Improve Chances of Inclusion In USMNT World Cup Squad

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Published reports indicate that American international Aron Johannsson could be a transfer target for Stoke City this January. Johannsson, who replaced fellow American Jozy Altidore as AZ’s main attacking threat, has scored eleven times in sixteen Eredivisie matches this season. … Continue reading

Eric Wynalda to be Named Atlanta Silverbacks Interim Head Coach For Second Time

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Former Atlanta Silverbacks head coach Brian Haynes won the NASL Spring Championship and the league’s Coach of the Year Award. His reward was being sacking by Silverbacks management. Tomorrow, the club will name the club’s Technical Director Eric Wynalda as … Continue reading

Arsenal’s 3 Options To Keep Title Chances On Track Despite Walcott Injury

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The devastating news that Theo Walcott is out for the season is a potentially crippling blow to Arsenal’s title hopes. Now with the transfer window open, Arsene Wenger has 3 options to consider: 1. Rely on Lukas Podolski. While often injured … Continue reading

Can We Expect to See More Manchester United Fans Switching Allegiances to Other Teams?

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One of the critiques that soccer supporters of English clubs have of the globalization of the Premier League is the number of front-running fans that have no connection to the clubs they support who adopt teams. These types of foreign … Continue reading

Serie A Coverage in US Suffers Due to beIN SPORT Giving Higher Priority to La Liga & Ligue Un

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Juventus took another step towards making the remainder of Serie A’s season, largely meaningless in terms of the title race, with a decisive 3-0 victory over their nearest title rivals AS Roma on Sunday. The match was competitive for the … Continue reading

Swansea Striker Wilfried Bony Finds His Form At The Most Opportune Time

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Wilfried Bony was one the most highly touted summer signings this season in the Premier League. However, settling in as a footballer in South Wales has taken some time for the Ivorian who had scored 51 times in Dutch League … Continue reading

Was Sam Allardyce’s FA Cup Team Selection Career Suicide Or Pragmatism?

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West Ham United crashed out of the FA Cup with a 5-0 loss against Nottingham Forest on Sunday. Manager Sam Allardyce made the controversial decision to play a team made up largely of youth players. While some accomplished veterans like … Continue reading

FOX’s FA Cup Soccer Coverage Still Pales In Comparison To Competition

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FOX had a mixed weekend covering the FA Cup, the first full-fledged weekend of soccer on the network’s channels since the shutdown of FOX Soccer in September. The wall-to-wall FA Cup coverage, that included FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 … Continue reading

Huge Gaps in Tottenham Midfield Allow Theo Walcott to Prove His Attacking Prowess Again

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Theo Walcott showed his ability to play down the middle again in Arsenal’s convincing 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the FA Cup Third Round. The winger was forced into emergency duty up front at various points last season and impressed … Continue reading

Are Bayern Munich Ruining the Bundesliga?

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Saturday’s anti-climactic news that Robert Lewandowski has signed with FC Bayern Munich was further proof that the Bundesliga, the once hyper-competitive league, has become the exclusive province of the Bavarian giants. The Bundesliga once was comparable to the Premier League … Continue reading

WATCH Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Goal For Man United vs Liverpool in 1999 FA Cup [VIDEO]

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In honor of this weekend’s FA Cup Third Round and the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Cardiff manager, we recall his unforgettable game winner for Manchester United against Liverpool in 1999. The match was in the FA Cup Fourth … Continue reading

FA Cup Romance Is Over For Most Premier League Clubs Before A Ball Is Even Kicked

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert raised eyebrows this week with his comments about the FA Cup, questioning the importance of the competition. “If they (Premier League managers) were being honest, they probably would do. Not just because of the money … Continue reading

Top 5 Worst Signings of the Summer Premier League Transfer Window

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With the January transfer window now open, we’re taking a look back at the summer window to assess the worst buys from that transfer period for Premier League clubs. The top five are: 1. Andy Carroll (West Ham from Liverpool) … Continue reading

Southampton’s Dani Osvaldo Fined £40,000 And Handed Three-Match Ban

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Following an independent regulatory commission hearing today, Southampton’s Dani Osvaldo has been handed a three-match ban with immediate effect and a £40,000 fine for misconduct related to the end of match brawl at St James’ Park against Newcastle United on … Continue reading

Arsenal’s Fighting Mentality Is Keeping Them in Premier League Title Race

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“Arsenal will keep falling away in the title race” seems to be the familiar refrain from so many pundits. Yet as we enter the second half of the season, the Gunners top the table ahead of more fancied and highly … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho’s Decision to Exile Juan Mata Has Been Proven Correct

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In August, several pundits (myself included) felt that Jose Mourinho had to integrate Juan Mata into Chelsea and build around the talented Spaniard to have any chance of success. The decision to freeze Mata out of the preferred starting XI … Continue reading