Tony Tannous Columnist

Tony Tannous

Roar Expert
http://roundballanalyst.blogspot.com

  • 608,527 Article Reads
  • 325 Articles Written
  • 1,153 Comments Written

About

Tony Tannous, "The Round Ball Analyst", is a Sydney-based freelance football writer of all thingsĀ 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,

Latest Articles

Showing articles 1 - 6 of 325 | More Articles >
Better coach education key to capitalising on Australia’s junior football numbers

Better coach education key to capitalising on Australia's junior football numbers

5 days ago

Yesterday, at after school pick-up, I bumped into a father of one of the boys I coached in the under 7s last season. A delightfully natured kid, happy-go-lucky, much like his dad, he still addresses me as ‘Coach Tony’ a year on. Except, that this season, owing to the club and the local association’s grading […]

2014/15 EPL season preview: Liverpool FC

2014/15 EPL season preview: Liverpool FC

15 Aug 2014

After exceeding expectations and coming within whisker of a first title in over two decades, Brendan Rodgers has evolved by strengthening in defence and adding much depth to deal with a return to the Champions League. What happened last season Brendan Rodgers had his team playing the most swashbuckling brand of high-octane football, built on […]

2014/15 EPL season preview: Manchester City

2014/15 EPL season preview: Manchester City

14 Aug 2014

Last year was tough, but Manuel Pelligrini faces even more of a challenge this time around, so has strengthened in all the key areas. What happened last season Pushed to the absolute brink by Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool FC, in the end City were too strong and consistent, mixing some breathtaking and ruthless attack with an […]

2014/15 EPL season preview: Sunderland

2014/15 EPL season preview: Sunderland

13 Aug 2014

Perhaps fortunate to still have their Premier League status, Sunderland’s season will be defined by their ability to create chances. What happened last season Given they were in the drop zone for all but seven games, and bottom for 17 games, it was quite remarkable the Black Cats were able to finish 14th. The big […]

2014/15 EPL season preview: QPR

2014/15 EPL season preview: QPR

13 Aug 2014

This time around QPR are hinting that they’ve learnt the lessons of their most recent trip up to the Premier League. What happened last season They made it up, but only just. It wasn’t always pretty, but the goal was achieved in the dying moments of the Championship play-off against Derby with a dramatic goal […]

2014/15 EPL season preview: Crystal Palace

2014/15 EPL season preview: Crystal Palace

12 Aug 2014

In order to consolidate their excellent first season back in the Premier League, Crystal Palace have to find more goals. What happened last season In all sorts of trouble in the early going, it was the arrival of the eventual manager of the season, Tony Pulis, that turned Palace’s season around. Spurred on by arguably […]

More Articles >