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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
Favourite Sports:
Football,

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Has Popovic finally found a solution for the Wanderers?

Has Popovic finally found a solution for the Wanderers?

2 days ago

Tony Popovic has struggled this season to get the Western Sydney Wanderers playing proactively. But last night, by playing Japanese playmaker Yujiro Takahagi deeper in midfield as one of his two holding midfielders, the Wanderers arguably looked the best they have this season. While it wasn’t the only positive feature of the Wanderers’ win over […]

Is any publicity good publicity for the A-League this week?

Is any publicity good publicity for the A-League this week?

19 Feb 2015

This week might have been all about players misbehaving, on and off the pitch, but given that the A-League is generally struggling to hit the heights of a couple of seasons ago, is any publicity good publicity? It’s a concept that fans of the AFL and NRL, or even the English Premier League, would be […]

As football booms, FFA must continue to invest in the game’s future

As football booms, FFA must continue to invest in the game's future

5 Feb 2015

It wasn’t so long ago, only 2012 in fact, that football fans were pulling their hair out about the length of the A-League off-season. Almost six month between the end of Gold Coast’s final calamitous season and the arrival of Alessandro del Piero and the Western Sydney Wanderers, you could sense how anxious everyone was […]

Victory vindicates Postecoglou’s path for the Socceroos

Victory vindicates Postecoglou's path for the Socceroos

1 Feb 2015

It might have been mission accomplished for the Socceroos and Ange Postecoglou, who conquered Asia at only the third attempt after the most tense, thrilling and fitting of finals at Homebush on Saturday night, but, like any good manager, he was already looking to build on it. This was a classic final to conclude a […]

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

28 Jan 2015

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 […]

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