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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.

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

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Appointment By Cardiff Could Be A Disaster For His Reputation

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We’ve spent a great deal of time the past few weeks on this site discussing the eccentric behavior of Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan. It seems Tan, having railroaded the well-respected Malky Mackay, needed to buy some credibility. He seems … Continue reading

Manchester City Showing Tactical Pragmatism That Was Lacking in Early Season Defeats

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Manchester City failed to win five of its first six away matches in the Premier League this season. Much of that was down to the naivety in how new manager Manuel Pellegrini, whose entire managerial resume was previously in South … Continue reading

Who Your Premier League Club Needs to Buy in the January Transfer Window

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The 2013 January transfer window has opened and closes on January 31 in England, while the window stays open through Febuary 2 in Spain, France, Germany and Italy. With this season being one of the tightest Premier League races in … Continue reading

Tottenham Manager Tim Sherwood’s Tactical Changes Outwit David Moyes

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Tim Sherwood’s management style is evolving game by game. Today with the inevitable onslaught expected from Manchester United, the untested Spurs boss made two very curious tactical changes that perhaps showed his growth and bravery as a manager. Ahead by a … Continue reading

Manchester United 1-2 Spurs: Devastating Loss to Tottenham Calls Into Question United’s Progress

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For the second consecutive season, Tottenham Hotspur held off a furious Manchester United rally to claim three points at Old Trafford. But unlike last season when the Red Devils under Sir Alex Ferguson would cruise to the league title, this … Continue reading

Future Of Stevan Jovetic At Manchester City Is Unclear After Pellegrini Adds to Mystery

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Speculation that Stevan Jovetic is either homesick or has a mystery mental ailment has been sweeping the message boards and other supporters forums that Manchester City fans frequent. I myself as a City supporter, who presumably knows what is going … Continue reading

Norwich City Are Taking A Calculated Risk By Sticking With Chris Hughton

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Chris Hughton is by all accounts one of the nicest men in English football. His demeanor and actions as a gentleman have made neutrals like I root for his sides whenever the clubs we support are not playing against a … Continue reading

Aston Villa Suffering An All Too Familiar Slide Down the Premier League Table Under Paul Lambert

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At the beginning of the season, I tipped Aston Villa to push its way into the top half of the table. All started well with an improbable victory at the Emirates and a highly controversial 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge. … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho’s Cleverly Narcissistic Mind Games Prove A Winning Formula For Chelsea

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On paper, Chelsea have arguably the strongest and deepest squad in the Premier League and one of the best squads in Europe. The quality in the squad is unmistakable. Yet Jose Mourinho, driven largely by narcissism and the need to … Continue reading