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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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Sydney Derby an opportunity for football to turn a corner

Sydney Derby an opportunity for football to turn a corner

8 Mar 2014

Apart from Mike Mulvey, Josep Gombau and most of their players, there shouldn’t be too much back-slapping for those involved in the A-League this season across club, broadcast and head office levels. Yet tonight, at the Sydney Football Stadium, the Sydney Derby will provide an opportunity for fans of the two Sydney sides to put […]

The Postecoglou rebuild gathering momentum

The Postecoglou rebuild gathering momentum

7 Mar 2014

It never ceases to amaze me what sort of impact a good manager can have on a team, and we saw that again in the Socceroos’ heartbreaking loss to Ecuador yesterday morning. While the new look Roos ultimately crumbled under an Ecuadorian onslaught in the second half, fans of the green and gold would be […]

The A-Leaguers Postecoglou might be eying for Ecuador

The A-Leaguers Postecoglou might be eying for Ecuador

26 Feb 2014

Last week I looked at the twelve European-based players, I believe could be in the mix when Ange Postecoglou this morning names his squad for next week’s Ecuador friendly in London. Here I look at the potential A-League represent. Eugene Galekovic: the big thing in his favour is his consistency at A-League and Asian Champions […]

FFA Cup: Players, coaches and clubs will be abuzz

FFA Cup: Players, coaches and clubs will be abuzz

25 Feb 2014

As a youngster knocking about in the NSW state leagues, one of the big highlights of any season was when we stepped up to take on one of the teams from a higher division in the NSW knock-out Waratah Cup. It was our own little FA Cup moment, an opportunity to step up and make […]

Sarota, Mrcela and Halloran could be among the Socceroos’ Ecuador brigade

Sarota, Mrcela and Halloran could be among the Socceroos' Ecuador brigade

21 Feb 2014

With Brazil just over three months away and Ange Postecoglou hinting at opportunities for players from both the A-League and overseas for next month’s Ecuador friendly, here I run the rule over some of the European-based players likely to be in his thoughts. Postecoglou has suggested that the squad, to be announced next week, will […]

There are just too many chiefs at Sydney FC

There are just too many chiefs at Sydney FC

11 Feb 2014

Sydney FC’s problem is a long-standing one, to do with leadership. It’s essentially about a lack of leadership, or too much leadership, depending on which way you view things. What Sydney FC lack above all else is an identifiable leader. Instead they appear to be a mish-mash of egos who believe they’re leaders, each working […]

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