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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
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Football,

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Asian Cup 2015: For once Socceroos start well to set up dream final

Asian Cup 2015: For once Socceroos start well to set up dream final

3 days ago

More clinical than pretty against a United Arab Emirates that came back from a poor start to control large parts of the game, the Soocceroos finally got their quick start to set up a dream final on Saturday night against South Korea. On the back foot for significant parts of the game as Omar Abdulrahman tried […]

Asian Cup 2015: Cahill delivers for slow-starting Socceroos

Asian Cup 2015: Cahill delivers for slow-starting Socceroos

23 Jan 2015

Shaken to uncertainty by a calculated China game-plan for much of the opening half, it took a fresh second-half attitude and two trademark big-tournament goals from Tim Cahill to propel the Socceroos into the Asian Cup semi-finals in Newcastle next week. This was a very stern test that Ange Postecoglou and his men appeared to be […]

Watchable Socceroos must keep calm and make the semis

Watchable Socceroos must keep calm and make the semis

22 Jan 2015

Our Socceroos are watchable again, and appear to be on the rise, but a slip-up in Thursday night’s quarter final against a Chinese side that has been making quite the splash at this tournament would mean this campaign is rightly viewed as a failure, despite the early promise. Make no mistake, the pressure is on […]

Stielike gets it right and knocks Postecoglou off course

Stielike gets it right and knocks Postecoglou off course

18 Jan 2015

Ange Postecoglou has received a lot of credit for his work in the opening two games of the Asian Cup, while eyebrows have been raised in the direction of Uli Stielike, but on Saturday night in Brisbane it was the German who deserved the plaudits. Finally finding something resembling a functioning unit, Stielike’s Taeguk Warriors […]

Patience, press and penetration: the Socceroos continue to impress

Patience, press and penetration: the Socceroos continue to impress

14 Jan 2015

Things are ticking along very smoothly for Ange Postecoglou and his Socceroos after another very controlled and impressive performance against Oman at Homebush last night. With eight different goal-scorers for their two games, five of those coming from the six midfielders used so far, one can see the team has already evolved from the one […]

Asian Cup 2015: “Our victory was being here”

Asian Cup 2015: "Our victory was being here"

13 Jan 2015

For Japan this was always likely to be little more than a warm up for bigger things to come, and so it proved, but for the Palestine there was a bigger game at play, the opportunity to represent their people and the cause of their people. As one of their fan summarised as the Palestinians […]

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