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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 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,

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Joeys showing signs the production process is starting to bear fruit

Joeys showing signs the production process is starting to bear fruit

6 days ago

While the Socceroos have dominated the headlines in the past week with friendlies against Belgium and Saudi Arabia, those with an eye beyond the Asian Cup have also been looking at our national youth teams. While the Young Socceroos have been anything but impressive at the AFF U-19 Youth Championships in Vietnam, go three or […]

Adding more dimensions in attack next logical step for Socceroos

Adding more dimensions in attack next logical step for Socceroos

4 Sep 2014

Of all the things Ange Postecoglou discussed in the wash-up to Australia’s encouraging performances in Brazil, the thing that stood out was his desire to add more dimensions to the Socceroos attack. Paraphrased, he suggested that, due to the limited time he had with the squad ahead of the World Cup, he decided to be […]

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

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

28 Aug 2014

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 […]

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