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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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Facilitating Australian Football: the pitch that matters

Facilitating Australian Football: the pitch that matters

13 Nov 2014

One of the big challenges for the round ball game as it continues to build its footprint across Australia is to improve the state of its facilities, but this is a subject that should be firmly on the table for discussion. As the game grows and there is a greater need for more parks to […]

Eleven midfielders a pointer to Ange’s search for a fix

Eleven midfielders a pointer to Ange's search for a fix

6 Nov 2014

It might be the engine room and the area Ange Postecoglou most needs to address ahead of the Asian Cup, but it’s perhaps still surprising to see more than half the outfield players selected for the Japan friendly are central midfielders. In bringing in Matt McKay, Mitch Nichols, Terry Antonis and Aaron Mooy, 11 of […]

Irony not lost as AFL begs western Sydney football fans for a leg-up

Irony not lost as AFL begs western Sydney football fans for a leg-up

30 Oct 2014

Eddie McGuire once described the western suburbs of Sydney as the “land of the falafel”, so it was ironic to find the AFL’s latest leader, Gillon McLachlan, in Auburn earlier this week, ¬†begging us falafel-eaters to bite into his GWS Giants. Only two days after one of the great nights in Australian football saw the […]

Mentality, Mile and the missing midfield machinations

Mentality, Mile and the missing midfield machinations

16 Oct 2014

Among the big questions with less than three months until the start of the Asian Cup is whether Ange Postecoglou can lift the team’s mentality, and whether there is still room in the grand plan for his skipper Mile Jedinak and wide-left player Tommy Oar? In truth, there are many other questions, and I’ll explore […]

Can the old guard reel in the Wanderers, Roar, and Mariners?

Can the old guard reel in the Wanderers, Roar, and Mariners?

9 Oct 2014

They’ve been the standard setters for the past few seasons, consistently there at the pointy end, but this season there is greater pressure on the Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners to maintain recent lofty standards. It comes in the form of the old guard. While it might be a stretch to […]

Wanderers have come so far, and have the desire to go much further

Wanderers have come so far, and have the desire to go much further

2 Oct 2014

“Look how far we’ve come” goes a line in the Red and Black Bloc’s song We Unite as One. To think that just over two and a half years ago many of the fans at Parramatta Stadium last night would have been sitting in the theatres and RSL clubs of western Sydney to share their […]

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