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Tony Tannous

Twitter: @TonyTannousTRBA

Devoted analyst of football and freelance commentator

Tony is an innovator in online and football writing in Australia, starting one of Australia's first football blogs in 2005, focussing on the on-field analysis of player and coaching performance, with a particular strength for describing what was happening tactically on the field. He wanted to give Australian football fans more than they ever had, getting into a managers heads to understand why things were happening as they were on the pitch.

The word 'Analyst' only began to be used in Australia after Tony's blog was launched. Tony spent seven years writing for The Roar during the growth of the A-League and has also written for various other sites and publications including Australia and British Soccer Weekly, Soccer International, The Strip and Back of the Net. Tony can generally be found wherever a ball is being kicked, whether it's the youth elite pathways, NPL, A-League, or Socceroos, and is enjoying his radio and online streaming work as a commentator and analyst.

Tony's teams: Socceroos, Western Sydney Wanderers

Features by Tony Tannous

The business of football needs to get back to football

Reactive strategy comes back to bite Socceroos at a World Cup, yet again

Socceroos next challenge is to build an attack

Socceroos hopes based on how effective van Marwijck’s defensive structure is

Enter, the NPL

A-League: the big question for every club

Popovic’s departure an opportunity for the Wanderers to move forward

A fighter for the game

Postecoglou’s great test: finding the right personnel for the back three

Socceroos get the 3 points, but a headache remains about the back three

Effective Victory game plan not quite enough

Far from a vintage A-League season on the pitch

Where have all the strikers gone?

The A-League season so far

Who will win the Asian Cup?

Why the Asian Cup quarter-finals ended up the way they did

We preview the Asian Cup semi-finals

3 things we like about the Asian Cup so far