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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.

MLS Going Against Its Own Principles In Rush to Launch NYCFC

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At Monday’s press conference, New York City FC (NYCFC), who will begin playing in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2015, announced they will be housed at Yankee Stadium for three years. This comes less than a year after what seemed like … Continue reading

With a Side Made Up Mostly of British Players, Burnley Now Faces Its Next Big Challenge

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While a British manager was about to be sacked down the road at Manchester United, Burnley achieved a remarkable feat at Turf Moor on Monday – achieving promotion to the Premier League with a squad made up almost entirely of … Continue reading

Connor Wickham Leading Sunderland’s Fight to Try to Keep Club in Premier League

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Four years ago, Connor Wickham won the Golden Ball as the best player in the 2010 UEFA U-17 Championship. The striker followed that up with an outstanding year at Ipswich Town, and earned himself a £7.4million transfer to Premier League … Continue reading

Tony Pulis Has Built a Solid Foundation at Crystal Palace To Build Upon

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Tony Pulis’ consultation with Sir Alex Ferguson about taking the Crystal Palace manager job reveals how difficult of a proposition it appeared to be at the time. But with 36 points in 23 matches since Pulis was named Eagles boss, … Continue reading

Mike Ashley, Not Alan Pardew is to Blame For The Woes at Newcastle United

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In recent days, the fan movement in Newcastle against manager Alan Pardew has grown to a fever pitch. The obvious and galling lack of ambition of the club is down more to the ownership than any management situation. The club … Continue reading

LISTEN to an Interview With ‘Hillsborough’ Documentary Director Daniel Gordon [AUDIO]

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Listen to our interview with the director of ESPN’s ‘Hillsborough’ documentary, Daniel Gordon. The film will premiere on US television on Tuesday, April 15 at 8pm ET on ESPN. During the interview with Gordon, he discusses why he made the … Continue reading

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Perspective on Manchester City’s Loss to Liverpool

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“We’re not really here” is a mantra Manchester City fans sing with pride. That’s why, despite the pain of a loss to Liverpool that might very well end our title hopes this season, we will continue to enjoy the soccer … Continue reading

How Manchester City Lost the Tactical Battle Against Liverpool

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The buildup to Sunday’s mouthwatering title-impacting clash was largely about the players set with the backdrop of the 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster as well as talk about Liverpool’s desire to win a first league title in almost a quarter … Continue reading

Massimo Cellino Offers Leeds United Hope For the Future

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No question exists that the takeover of Leeds United by Italian businessman Massimo Cellino is controversial. Cellino’s attempt to acquire the club was initially rejected by the Football League, but that decision was overturned Saturday on appeal. Leeds United fans … Continue reading

Why Jose Mourinho’s Criticisms of Premier League Rescheduling Are Valid

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Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho says lots of provocative things in post-match comments that are simply mind games or emotional overreactions. But one place where he is correct is in the rather odd situation that the Premier League has once again … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Makes Tremendous Gesture By Writing Letter to Family of Shawn Kuykendall

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Kudos to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for writing this letter to the family of Shawn Kuykendall, whose son — a former MLS and American University midfielder — passed away last month due to Thuymus Cancer. Kuykendall’s story has captivated the … Continue reading

Against Different Opposition, Chelsea’s Tactic of Playing Without a Striker Will Work

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In Chelsea’s 3-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, Jose Mourinho set up his Blues side without a recognizable striker in the starting XI. This tactic, while unconventional, worked for … Continue reading

Kyle Beckerman Deserves to be Named in USMNT World Cup Squad

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It’s been a long time coming for Kyle Beckerman. A player I personally watched closely as a youngster, when he was a “Nike Project-40” prospect that had just graduated from the Bradenton Academy and assigned to the Miami Fusion, is … Continue reading

David Moyes’ Tactical Switch Allows Danny Welbeck to Shine

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While more often than not this season, David Moyes has gotten his tactics all wrong in big matches, yesterday against Bayern Munich at Old Trafford he got his team sheet spot on. Moyes received praise for his use of Danny Welbeck … Continue reading

Harry Redknapp to Replace Tim Sherwood As Spurs Boss At End Of Season, Says Source

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Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy has decided to sack manager Tim Sherwood at season’s end, and will replace him with former manager Harry Redknapp, according to sources. While speculation has been rife about other names such as Louis Van Gaal … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho Is Losing The War of Premier League Mind Games

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Earlier in the season, it seemed that the British media hung on every word Jose Mourinho uttered. But that is no longer the case as the self-proclaimed “Happy One” has become more and more erratic in his post-match comments and … Continue reading

Is Mauricio Pochettino Ready to Replicate His Southampton Success At Another EPL Club This Summer?

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Fourteen months ago when Nigel Adkins was dismissed by Southampton and replaced by the Argentine former manager of Espanyol, critics came out of the woodwork to condemn the move by the club. Former Chief Executive Nicola Cortese rebuilt Southampton from … Continue reading

Top 5 Misconceptions About the Manchester Derby

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In the build-up to Tuesday’s Manchester derby, which will be televised live on US television at 3pm ET on NBCSN, here are 5 misconceptions about the match between Manchester United and Manchester City: 1. Manchester United are more motivated than … Continue reading