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

Football – A game of inches.3

The ball strikes the bar and bounces inside the line and then out. The goal Keeper flounders like a fish out of water, is it a goal? Who knows, it’s at the referees discretion, depending on the referee’s line of sight, how he/she is feeling and not necessarily the facts. Welcome to football. To many […]

Is Yaya Toure the most dominant midfielder in world football today?3

When you think about dominant players in today’s game, the names that come to mind are Messi and Christiano Ronaldo, and I wouldn’t argue with that.  However, a name that isn’t mentioned is Yaya Toure, He is the first name that goes on the Manchester City team sheet and would definitely be the same way […]

Kick It Out shirt snub costs Rio Ferdinand 2 weeks wages1

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will fine the defender £220,000 which is equivalent to the same fine Ex-England Captain John Terry was forced to pay due to his racist comments. Sir Alex Ferguson, was furious with his former captain after he openly refused to wear an anti-racism T-shirt.  This happens very soon after John […]

Davide Petrucci – A future captain of Manchester United253

Manchester United youngest Davide Petrucci has been hiding in the United reserves but he is very highly regarded.   He joined from previous club Roma in 2008, he followed Federico Macheda after impressing in the Italian capital. He was impressive in his debut season in 2008/9 and he was part of the Academy side who lifted the […]

Gareth Bale – Walking amongst giants?4

  When someone of the calibre and stature of Harry Redknapp sings your praises despite the fact that he is no longer your boss, I think that is saying something and huge recognition for the boy most would consider one of the best wide players in the game today, or would they? “He’s an amazing, […]

Fabio Capello’s Russia beat Portugal in the World Cup Qualifiers4

Alexander Kerzhakov scored an early goal in the 6th minute to give Russia their third consecutive win of their World Cup qualifying campaign. Kerzhakov broke clear on goal in the sixth minute following some quick one-touch passing featuring his team-mates Viktor Faizulin and Roman Shirokov. It was his third goal in the three qualifiers so […]