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Jack: Fluid Chelsea finally have desperately needed striker

Last season Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said it was impossible for his side to win the Premier League because they had no strikers. While the addition of Cesc Fabregas brings something Chelsea so desperately needs from central midfield, picking up Diego Costa is just as important. TSN soccer analyst Kristian Jack breaks down Costa's impact. ...more

Jack: Christian meets Kristian; a sitdown with the Spurs star

For Christian Eriksen, the road to Premier League stardom his come with dizzying speed. The Tottenham Hotspur playmaker has found a home with the London club and as TSN soccer analyst Kristian Jack explains, Eriksen has plans to be big part of his club's return to the Champions League and more. ...more

Jack: Van Gaal the story as new dawn sets on BPL

Seen as one of England's greatest exports, the Barclays Premier League has once again opened its doors to some wonderful overseas talent. As TSN's Kristian Jack writes, the biggest name of all to arrive on English shores is in Manchester where a wounded former giant badly needs a new leader. ...more

Jack: A historical reflection of the 2014 World Cup

You never forget your first World Cup. It is what you judge all others against. It may not have been the best, but it was yours. Your own personal experience with the greatest sporting event the world can offer you. As the 2014 World Cup draws to a close, TSN soccer analyst Kristian Jack takes a look back at a memorable competition held in Brazil. ...more

Jack: Van Gaal gets the shootout wrong this time around

Argentina's semifinal victory over the Netherlands was a drab affair, arguably the worst game of the World Cup. With so much on the line, no team came close to proving why they deserved to win it. But TSN's Kristian Jack believes that Dutch manager Louis van Gaal could have changed the outcome with a better shootout strategy. ...more

Jack: Magnificent Germany batter mentally fragile Brazil

We have been waiting for true greatness to step up at this World Cup. As TSN's Kristian Jack writes, Brazil should be remembered for being pathetic but to win a semifinal 7-1 is an incredible achievement. We should not forget just how good Germany played. ...more

Jack: Semi-finalists begin their pursuit of greatness

Brazil, Germany, Argentina and Netherlands is a wonderful final group to have in the semi-finals. Indeed, it is the first time ever that the two South American powerhouses have been at this stage in the same World Cup. All four are true giants in the game, without question, but so far the 2014 versions have been far from great. ...more

Jack: On a German spine and Neymar no longer carrying Brazil

It was a day for central defenders and set-piece goals. Time to go through the motions and squeeze out a victory had passed. It was a day for the serious World Cup contenders to step up and show us what they had. Brazil and Germany, with eight World Cups between them, did just that and now meet each other in Tuesday’s semifinal. ...more

Jack: European powerhouses squeak by intelligent Africans

It was supposed to be a day without drama. A day the bookmakers told us would be rudimentary, seeing France and Germany breeze by Nigeria and Algeria respectively. We should have known better. TSN soccer analyst Kristian Jack reports on an exciting Day 19 from Brazil. ...more

Jack: Robben vs. Rafa and the needless obsession with diving

The World Cup can be glorious for many reasons. On Sunday it stepped up to educate viewers. Arjen Robben was fouled in the box deep into added time in the match against Mexico. The key word in that sentence is 'fouled. TSN Soccer Analyst Kristian Jack has more. ...more

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