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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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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 […]

State of Football: In forward motion, springing more into Australia’s sporting fabric

State of Football: In forward motion, springing more into Australia's sporting fabric

17 Sep 2014

This morning, at the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay in Sydney, FFA CEO David Gallop will address the media on the current state of football. The setting, in many ways, paints an interesting connection to football in Australia given the use of the words “contemporary” and “art”. Yet, dive deeper into the various […]

Joeys showing signs the production process is starting to bear fruit

Joeys showing signs the production process is starting to bear fruit

11 Sep 2014

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 […]

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