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Tony Tannous

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About

Tony Tannous, "The Round Ball Analyst", is a Sydney-based freelance football writer of all things technical and tactical, and has been covering Australian and international football for over 20 years. Tony is a pioneer of football analysis downunder, having started Australia's first football blog, "The Round Ball Analyst", in 2006, and has been an integral part of The Roar since 2009.

Member Since:
May 2009
Based In:
Sydney, Australia
Favourite Sporting Team:
Socceroos, Liverpool FC
Favourite Sports:
Football,

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FFA Cup’s outstanding opening night shows potential of a connected football

FFA Cup's outstanding opening night shows potential of a connected football

12 hours ago

Great crowds, atmosphere, play, goals and coverage, mixed with send-offs, penalties and interest aplenty. As far as opening nights go, the FFA Cup’s introduction to Australia could hardly have gone better. With two of the opening four matches going into extra time, one to penalties, this was a tight and tense opening night, sprinkled with […]

Postecoglou gives Australia a sense of belonging to something bigger

Postecoglou gives Australia a sense of belonging to something bigger

15 Jul 2014

Perhaps the the most pleasing aspects of a great World Cup in Brazil were watching Australia fall back in love with the Socceroos and more and more in love with the round ball. If tournaments are defined by their football, then this was a World Cup where the output was generally of a positive and […]

Victory feels right for both Messi and the Mannschaft

Victory feels right for both Messi and the Mannschaft

13 Jul 2014

Largely played and officiated in the right spirit, with drama throughout, it’s fitting there’ll be a feel-good factor regardless of who wins the World Cup final. On the one hand it would be absolutely right if one of the greatest ever, Lionel Messi, caps his incredible career with the big one. On the other hand […]

Can Brazil replicate Les Bleus’ home success without a world class striker?

Can Brazil replicate Les Bleus' home success without a world class striker?

3 Jul 2014

As we reflect on an outstanding and even opening two rounds of the World Cup, there is one question that keeps repeating on me: Can the hosts do what Les Bleus did in 1998 by winning a home World Cup without a world class number nine? Many long time followers of the World Cup will […]

Socceroos wilt in possession, suffer the pain of Spain’s passing game

Socceroos wilt in possession, suffer the pain of Spain's passing game

24 Jun 2014

Coming up with solutions to just about every puzzle posed at the World Cup so far, the Spain match was one conundrum too big for the Socceroos, eventually caving in 3-0 to the world champions. Playing against a motivated and refreshed side that were keen to avoid a clean sweep, and missing a couple of […]

World Cup domination, yet defeat: Ange and his young Socceroos will learn from the errors

World Cup domination, yet defeat: Ange and his young Socceroos will learn from the errors

19 Jun 2014

But for a few defensive errors that brought about their undoing, this was an Australian performance on the World Cup stage to be proud of, encapsulating almost everything we want from the national team. The performance was full of tactical maturity, brains and the type of spirit the side has invariably had running through its […]

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