Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

UK-Based Supporters of Premier League Clubs Deserve More Respect From Foreign Owners

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Every time the subject of foreign ownership comes up in the Premier League, the term xenophobia comes up. As an Indian-American who has spent much time in the UK, I have used the term myself, something I now am ashamed … Continue reading

Remembering the 1971-72 Season: Another Tight Race In English Football

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After today’s Boxing Day results, a five team log jam sits atop the Premier League table. This is the most competitive the top flight has been in the Premier League era. But in the 1970s, an era when each win … Continue reading

Don’t Sleep on Manchester United’s Premier League Title Chances

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David Moyes has been the subject of much derision this season. But as the epic Boxing Day comeback against Hull City indicates, the reigning champions have plenty of fight in them. The character demonstrated by the Wayne Rooney captained side … Continue reading

World Soccer Talk Names Its Premier League Team of the Season For 2013/14 So Far

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After careful consideration, World Soccer Talk has selected a squad of 18 players as the best footballers so far during this 2013/14 Premier League season. We tried to balance the side though obviously we’ve gone heavy in central midfield (with … Continue reading

NBC Sports Scores A Winner With Its Unprecedented Coverage of Arsenal-Chelsea Game

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NBC Sports Group gave American viewers on Monday afternoon a little taste into how comprehensive soccer coverage is in the UK. In the process, they perhaps permanently left ESPN and FOX Sports in their wake. With all of English football … Continue reading

By Hiring Tim Sherwood As Tottenham Manager, Daniel Levy Takes Easy Way Out

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The appointment of Tim Sherwood as manager of Tottenham Hotspur could be the direct result of bigger names that chairman Daniel Levy fancied turning down the vacant manager’s post. Following last Monday’s sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, several big names were … Continue reading

Malky Mackay Decision Delay Demonstrates Supporters Power is Thankfully On The Rise

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The power of supporters was realized Monday as Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan appeared to soften his stance towards Bluebirds manager Malky Mackay. From South Wales to the banks of the Humber Estuary in Kingston-Upon-Hull, supporters strong stand has forced … Continue reading

Emmanuel Adebayor, Hero Or Villain? Why Ade Is One Of The Most Frustrating Football Geniuses

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On Thursday, I argued that interim Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood should not count on Emmanuel Adebayor, the temperamental Togolese Striker, for Sunday’s match against Southampton.  But Adebayor turned in a performance fitting of a star player whose team was … Continue reading

Why Luis Suarez’s Contract Extension Is A Win For the Premier League: Monday Soccer Insider

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The most important win of the weekend was the new contract for Luis Suarez at Liverpool. No one knows what will happen this summer if Liverpool fall out of the top four, but right now this could be the best … Continue reading

Manuel Pellegrini Rectifies Manchester City Selection Errors Against Fulham With Great Tactical Second Half

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With Pablo Zabaleta unavailable for Manchester City’s afternoon kickoff at Craven Cottage against Fulham, manager Manuel Pellegrini had a selection choice to make at right-back. Sixty minutes into the match, with the Blues holding a tenuous 2-1 lead, it was … Continue reading

Alvaro Negredo’s Sublime Assist to Manchester City’s James Milner; Best Pass of the Season? [GIF]

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Is this assist by Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo against Fulham the best pass of the 2013/14 Premier League season thus far? It was a piece of sublime skill by Negredo who hit the ball with the outside of his foot … Continue reading

David Beckham Encounters Issues With Port Of Miami Location, But Other Possibilities Exist For Miami MLS Team

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David Beckham’s plans for building a MLS stadium at the Port Of Miami have come undone, according to a source familiar with the developments. The source considers the Port Of Miami/Watson Island project as “highly problematic” due to traffic considerations, … Continue reading

Why Joe Hart Deserves a Well-Earned Manchester City Recall

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Manchester City advanced to the semi-finals of the League Cup on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory at Leicester, and Joe Hart once again impressed. The English keeper, dropped from the City side following a costly error late on in the … Continue reading

Ken Bates Misdeeds at Leeds United Put Football League Chief Executive At Center Of Controversy

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Football League Chief Executive Shaun Harvey, the former Ken Bates associate who was the Chief Executive of Leeds United during the lamentable ownership tenure of the former Chelsea owner, is at the heart of a ruling by Ofcom (the regulatory … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Starlet Julian Green Opts for German U-19 Team; USA Still Hopeful

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German-American youngster Julian Green, who was born in Tampa, Florida, has opted to continue representing Germany at the U-19 level. This comes just weeks after his first-team Bayern Munich debut. The highly rated winger represented the United States at the … Continue reading

League Cup Semi-Final Qualification Will Now Boost West Ham United’s Premier League Form

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West Ham’s 2-1 comeback victory at White Hart Lane in the League Cup could give the Hammers the confidence needed to push on during this festive period. Sam Allardyce’s second half tactical changes led directly to both Hammers goals and … Continue reading

Ryan Giggs Should Take Mentorship Role With Adnan Januzaj at Manchester United

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Manchester United David Moyes was wise to point out the inconsistency of officials towards his young starlet Adnan Januzaj after the 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. However the youngster will need to learn to toughen up as so … Continue reading

Tim Sherwood’s Tactical Change and Reliance On Emmanuel Adebayor Shows Poor Judgment

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Following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, speculation has grown about the reintegration of Emmanuel Adebayor into the Tottenham side. In yesterday’s League Cup match against West Ham, caretaker manager Tim Sherwood fielded a 4-4-2 formation with Adebayor and Jermain Defoe … Continue reading