Ali Sadjady

Ali played his football in the lower leagues in the UK with the likes of Belper Town and Ruislip Manor. He was forced to retire early due to injury and took up MMA, with underground fights in California and made his pro debut in Dallas. Moving to the US to pursue his dreams. Ali runs one of the top youth player development academies in the US and also coaches for one of the top youth clubs in the country, The Dallas Texans, with his U16's beating the India National team in the prestigious Dallas Cup and winning State Cup. Ali is also a published author.

As a die hard United fan it is hard trying to explain to people that despite my London accent, I was actually born in Manchester. Oh well.. I wouldn't believe me either. But it's true. I am definitely a thinker of the game, my favorite coaches are of course Sir Alex and the Special One. My favorite player of all time is Zinedine Zidane. My favorite United player was Eric Cantona, anyone remember him? Probably not, you are all too young :P My least favorite united player is Evra. Had to throw that one in :)

What do you get by reading my articles, just a different perspective. I don't do or say the conventional. I like to delve in deeper and try and consider all perspectives. Thank you for following us on Football Deluxe. I really appreciate all my fans and people who write to me, I always write back, so long as you are not making as ass of yourself, in which case you don't need my help :)

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Author Archives: Ali Sadjady

A tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson5

Read our poetic tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson. Pretty versatile for just a football blog 😛 Be appreciative of your youth and do not despise the age of grey. Less grumbles and bitter whines when growing old, a privilege that is starved of so many. Thankful for the good times and health that is bestowed. […]

The highest paid earners in the MLS3

Recently released were the salaries of the highest paid players in the MLS. Very interesting reading considering that many football players in the MLS (Major League Soccer – USA) receive annually between $30-$100,000. As follows: Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry is Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player for the second straight season, edging Los Angeles Galaxy […]

Why David Moyes?446

Well so much for my predictions, but after overcoming the initial shock of Sir Alex Ferguson’s announcement to retire and then the even bigger kicker of the announcement that followed and his fellow Glaswegian taking the reigns, I have to come to terms with it and by doing so I will try and understand why? […]

David Moyes set to be appointed as the new Manchester United manager9

David Moyes set to be appointed as the new Manchester United manager? Rumours have been brewing and sources close to the Everton boss have suggested that indeed this could happen after Sir Alex shocked the world with the news. We all knew that at some point this day would arrive, but we were never emotionally […]

Barcelona an average team without Messi12

With 25 minutes to go, A Messi-less Barcelona team look daunted as PSG shocked them with an away goal to make it 2-3. It’s incredible what the little Argentinean means to the Barcelona side, you could see the Barca players spirits drop and also visible in their faces. Where is our talisman, they were yearning? […]