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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.

Newcastle Supporters Dream Of Better Times Than These At St James’ Park

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Two seasons ago the Magpies were flying. Alan Pardew had offloaded problem players Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan, creating a harmonious dressing room atmosphere. Last January, with the side struggling against relegation, owner Mike Ashley opened his wallet up and … Continue reading

Pressure On Manchester City Relieved as Talk of Quadruple Fades

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The talk among many Manchester City supporters about a quadruple had reached a fever pitch following last Wednesday’s 5-1 victory over Spurs at White Hart Lane. Delusions of grandeur and historically unprecedented feats had begun to sweep City’s fandom with … Continue reading

Chelsea’s Matić and Willian Win Midfield Battle Against Under Strength Manchester City Side

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Chelsea’s 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night gave Jose Mourinho’s side the inside track on the Premier League title. With a much more favorable run-in than their title rivals, Mourinho’s men have put themselves in an advantageous … Continue reading

Winners and Losers of the January Transfer Window – Premier League Clubs

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Depending on what Premier League club you support, the January transfer window was either thrilling, dull, disappointing or, if you’re a Newcastle United fan, thoroughly depressing. Here are the winners and losers in the January transfer window based on the … Continue reading

WATCH Ross McCormack’s Reaction Live On Sky Sports to Leeds United Manager Brian McDermott Getting Sacked [VIDEO]

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Leeds United captain Ross McCormack reacted to the sacking of his boss Brian McDermott by calling Sky Sports live on-air to share his surprise at the announcement. The astonishing call, where McCormack confirmed that McDermott had been sacked as Leeds … Continue reading

What Arsenal Fans Can Expect From New Loan Signing Kim Källström

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Arsenal’s shock move for Kim Källström, best known for his time at Lyon, raised some eyebrows today. But the veteran midfielder bought from Spartak Moscow certainly has the pedigree and quality to make a positive impact for the Gunners. The … Continue reading

What West Ham United Supporters Can Expect From New Signing Abdul Razak

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West Ham United have signed midfielder Abdul Razak. The former Manchester City youth player joined the Hammers on a short-term contract Thursday. What type of player is Razak? And how exactly will he help the Hammers? Razak was probably the … Continue reading

Interview With Steve Bower, Soccer Commentator and Presenter

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World Soccer Talk interviewed commentator and presenter Steve Bower today on the eve of NBC’s Premier League transfer deadline show that will be aired live on NBCSN in the United States from 6:30pm to 7:30pm ET. During the interview, Bower … Continue reading

Tom Ince Signing Will Provide Crystal Palace With a Much-Needed Creative Spark

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Tom Ince offers Crystal Palace something completely different going forward than they currently have. The son of former Manchester United, Inter Milan and Liverpool star Paul Ince, the younger Ince is a versatile pacey player who can play in either … Continue reading

If Relegated, West Ham Could Face Leyton Orient in the Championship Next Season

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West Ham United is currently in a lamentable era as the club continues to underachieve spectacularly. Since the departure of manager Harry Redknapp in 2001, the Hammers have bounced between the top two divisions of English football on multiple occasions … Continue reading

Adel Taarabt Joins AC Milan, And Now Has a Chance to Prove The Cynics Wrong

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QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, who was on loan at Fulham this season, has completed a deal to join Italian giants AC Milan. This will end the career in English football of one of the most enigmatic and mysterious young players … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Says West Ham Play 19th Century Soccer

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho today decried the tactics of his rival Sam Allardyce tonight in the 0-0 Chelsea draw with West Ham at Stamford Bridge. “[West Ham's style of football] is not Premier League, this is not the best league … Continue reading

How Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney Can Play Together For Manchester United

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has long preferred a tactic where he plays with two out-and-out wingers who can float inside when needed. Wayne Rooney isn’t 100% match fit, so with the signing of Juan Mata, Moyes dropped Adnan Januzaj … Continue reading

Andre Schurrle Is Getting Squeezed Out In Crowded Midfield at Chelsea

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The signing of Mohamed Salah, the emergence of Willian and the continued strong play of Eden Hazard have dropped the highly-regarded German international André Schürrle further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. At Bayer Leverkusen, he had a great … Continue reading

Claude Makelele Was The Worst Thing That Happened in the Premier League, Says Les Ferdinand

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Tottenham Hotspur first team coach Les Ferdinand has criticized the defensive midfielder position and says that Claude Makelele is the first worst thing that happened in the Premier League, in a revealing interview in the Tottenham Journal newspaper. Ferdinand’s words shine … Continue reading

What to Expect From West Ham United’s New Signings Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino

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West Ham United’s double swoop for Italian internationals Marco Borriello and Antonio Nocerino this weekend enhances the East London club’s chances for survival exponentially. While both players have been on the fringes of their respective Serie A clubs this season, … Continue reading

Lukas Podolski Could Be the Key for Arsenal in Premier League Title Race

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In all of the hyper-analysis about Arsenal’s squad, surprisingly Lukas Podolski has been often forgotten. The versatile German international has a role to play however in Arsenal’s quest for glory this season. Podolski can play wide on the left side … Continue reading

Will Monaco Replace Falcao in the January Transfer Window?

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With Paris Saint-Germain pulling further away from Monaco in the Ligue Un title race in recent weeks, Claudio Ranieri’s side was potentially looking for additional players in the January transfer market. Ivorian striker Lacina Traore was bought from Anzhi but … Continue reading