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A Scout’s Eye: Breaking Down Barcelona’s First Goal Against Mallorca

A Scout’s Eye: Breaking Down Barcelona’s First Goal Against Mallorca

I don’t think I’m the only one in the world that appreciates the way Barcelona pass and move both on and off the ball these days. The Catalan giants possess a certain degree of patience that is rare in the game. Just as they are patient, however, they are also able to recognize when their [...]

The Best Team You Never Heard Of

The Best Team You Never Heard Of

Despite all the hype and media surrounding the Confederations Cup this summer and the World Cup in Brazil next summer, another big event will kickoff on July 26th of this year in Sofia, Bulgaria. Previously known as the World Games for the Deaf, the Deaflympics was first hosted in Paris, France in 1924 and ranks [...]

A Scout’s Eye: Analyzing Giroud’s Goal Against Reading

A Scout’s Eye: Analyzing Giroud’s Goal Against Reading

Arsenal Scout Danny Karbassiyoon takes an in-depth look at the anatomy of Olivier Giroud’s goal at home to Reading this weekend. You can read all of his work here. Arsenal hit four past Reading this weekend, and though the other goals were all special for their own reasons (Cazorla’s curler, wow!), I quite enjoyed our [...]

SWOL Hangouts: Brad Guzan of Aston Villa

SWOL Hangouts: Brad Guzan of Aston Villa

I had the opportunity to sit down with – well, connect with – my buddy Brad Guzan from Aston Villa yesterday in our first SWOL Player Hangout. We sat down with the goal to have Brad connect with some of his fans after he tweeted out that he’d be answering some questions several days ago. [...]

A Scout’s Eye: An In-Depth Look at Arsenal’s Winner Against Villa

A Scout’s Eye: An In-Depth Look at Arsenal’s Winner Against Villa

Welcome back to A Scout’s Eye, and if you found my previous piece on Arsenal’s goal at Sunderland interesting, then I hope you’ll find the breakdown of Santi’s excellent winner against Villa this past weekend equally informative. I’ll set the stage initially and then go into a bit of the fun stuff as the article [...]

A Scout’s Eye: An In-Depth Look At Arsenal’s Goal Against Sunderland

A Scout’s Eye: An In-Depth Look At Arsenal’s Goal Against Sunderland

Arsenal Scout Danny Karbassiyoon takes an in-depth look at the anatomy of Arsenal’s goal away at Sunderland – the tactical aspects, the technical aspects, and everything else in between. This week I’m going to be taking a look at Santi Cazorla’s strike at the Stadium of Light from this past Saturday. Cazorla’s goal was enough [...]

Beyond the Pitch with Former Arsenal Player Danny Karbassiyoon

Beyond the Pitch with Former Arsenal Player Danny Karbassiyoon

Football. What a game. I never thought a game that features twenty-two players, a ball, and two goals would ever give me so much. The game has literally taken me everywhere – as a player, as a fan, and as a scout. I’ve played in loads of matches, and at this point of my life, [...]