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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 Confirm Signing Of Juan Mata; How United Should Line Up With Mata

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
juan-mata

Juan Mata’s move to Manchester United, the biggest January transfer made by a Premier League club in three seasons, has been officially confirmed by the Old Trafford club. All that remains is Mata passing a medical and agreeing personal terms … Continue reading

Arsenal Agree Fee With Schalke to Sign Julian Draxler, Says Report

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
Julian Draxler

Arsenal have agreed a fee with Schalke for German attacking midfielder Julian Draxler, according to several reliable reports in Europe tonight. Draxler will still have to agree personal terms, and there’s no indication yet that even if a deal is … Continue reading

Out of the Shadows, Stevan Jovetic Returns for Manchester City

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
Stevan Jovetic

Stevan Jovetic made his return to Manchester City’s team after a long absence in Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over West Ham in the League Cup semifinal second leg. While most of the headlines around the game were centered around Manchester City’s … Continue reading

Chelsea Making Push For Three Trophies With Mohamed Salah and Nemanja Matic Signings

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
jose-mourinho

Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah give Chelsea more midfield options and a deeper side than ever before. These are two players that fit perfectly into manager Jose Mourinho’s preferred style of play. Matić has the potential to become remarkably influential … Continue reading

6 Reasons How Sunderland Were Able to Defeat Manchester United in the Capital One Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Most neutral fans of English Football must have a smile on their face tonight for the Black Cats after Sunderland defeated Manchester United on penalty kicks to reach the Capital One Cup final. Passionate, long-suffering Black Cats fans from the … Continue reading

WATCH Manchester United vs Sunderland Match Highlights, League Cup Semi-Final [VIDEO]

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Manchester United’s season just got even worse Wednesday night after they were defeated on penalty kicks by Sunderland, missing out on an opportunity for a Capital One Cup Final game against cross-town rivals Manchester City. Some Manchester United fans will … Continue reading

One Reason Why Liverpool Slipped From First to Fourth in the Premier League

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
simon-mignolet

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was so excellent before Christmas that he made our World Soccer Talk Premier League Best XI as our starting goalkeeper. So excellent was Mignolet that Liverpool sat atop the table entering Boxing Day and was being … Continue reading

Roberto Mancini Takes Credit for Current Manchester City Success

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Roberto Mancini won a Premier League title and won the hearts of supporters at Manchester City. However, as this season has worn on with Mancini’s replacement Manuel Pellegrini winning plaudits from fans and media, the narrative about the Italian has … Continue reading

Juan Mata Move to Manchester United Breaks Two Unwritten Rules Of Football Transfers

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The potential sale of Juan Mata for a reported £40 million from Chelsea to Manchester United is shocking. It breaks two unwritten rules in football transfer dealings, and could be made by a manager in Jose Mourinho who doesn’t make … Continue reading

With Nicolas Anelka Facing a 5-Match Ban, West Brom Need a New Striker

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Pepe Mel’s West Brom debut as manager was solid if unspectacular. The Baggies drew 1-1 with Everton at the Hawthorns Monday night in a match that was more entertaining than one may have expected before the match. The Spanish manager … Continue reading

With West Ham Unable to Entice New Players, Is the Writing On The Wall?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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In past January transfer windows, we have seen sides facing the drop load up on new signings and loan players in an effort to stay in the Premier League. This season we have already seen some movement in January window. … Continue reading

3 Theories About Jerome Champagne’s For FIFA Presidency

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Jerome Champagne

Since Friday, when it became apparent that former French diplomat and FIFA insider Jerome Champagne was running for FIFA President, I have heard various theories about his candidacy from well-connected sources in the game. Champagne is a world soccer insider … Continue reading

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3 Questions Remain About Clarence Seedorf As AC Milan Manager

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While Clarence Seedorf made a winning start to his life as a manager this weekend in a 1-0 AC Milan victory over Hellas Verona, several worrying signs were apparent. The 4-2-3-1 formation that Seedorf set up the side in was … Continue reading

Why Would Borussia Dortmund Sign Sunderland Striker Ji Dong-Won?

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Ji Dong-Won

Paulo Di Canio rightfully lost faith in the Korean youngster Ji Dong-Won when he ducked out of the way of a cross in an August 31 loss at Crystal Palace. But this came just weeks after the former Sunderland manager had reportedly … Continue reading

Jason Puncheon is a Key Component Of Crystal Palace’s Revival Despite Penalty Miss

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Ian Holloway brought Jason Puncheon to Blackpool on loan from Southampton in January 2011 to try and avoid relegation from the Premier League in the Tangerines’ first top flight season since the early 1970s. At the time it seemed odd. … Continue reading

Tottenham Win Shows Tim Sherwood Beginning To Grow Tactically

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Tim Sherwood’s squad selection had become stale and somewhat predictable. A 4-4-2 with an attacking bent was the general trend his first several matches in charge of Tottenham Hotspur. But in this match, Spurs set up in a 4-2-3-1 with … Continue reading

Chelsea Take Control of the Premier League Title Race

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A quick glance at the Premier League table shows Chelsea sitting in third position behind Arsenal and Manchester City. But a closer look at the remaining fixtures tells us that the Blues are actually in pole position to win the … Continue reading

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