Archive | September, 2012

Spurs & AVB – From Turmoil to Triumph?

    The last Saturday of September saw Spurs defeat United at Old Trafford for the first time in 23 years. One could say that this is one of those records that had to be broken sooner or later but others are of the opinion that the North London club are turning a corner and […]

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Puyol, Calm & Composed – Will Barca Cope Without Captain Fantastic?

Messi is the best player in the world. Yes, I know. Some of you think it’s Ronaldo. I respect that. Some of you feel it is Casillas. A case could definitely be made. Some of you don’t even think Messi is the best player at Barca. An interesting notion. But instead of debating all these […]

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Preview: Man United vs Tottenham

The last time Spurs won as visitors, it was in December 1989 with Gary Lineker as the scorer.  Tottenham have lost 22 of the next 26 games since then at Old Trafford, including the last 9 in a row. The statistics look bleak but they also hide some of the electrifying results of these fixtures […]

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How troubling is Liverpool’s start?

Jonathan Wilson takes a look at Liverpool’s start of the premiership where they have collected just 2 points from a possible 15 and find themselves 18th in the table. ” Not since 1903 have Liverpool had a worse start to the season but for the most part their supporters seem relatively sanguine. The fixture list […]

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Fantasy Football – Week 6

At TKTG we have studied the best articles on Fantasy Football for the picks of the week. Remember to join our league at the official game using the code: 101892-53185. We have taken our pick recommendations from Never Manage Alone (NMA) and Fantasy Football Scout (FFS) for GW 6. (Ed. Note: We have now updated […]

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Germany leads England in football’s recovery

Secrets of the Bundesliga’s success range from cheaper tickets to standing room in stadiums and supporters on club boards. David Conn looks at the Bundesliga and how it differs from England. ” At their first home Premier League match this season, Chelsea, owned by the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, beat Reading 4-2 in front of […]

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Succession plans at Old Trafford

It is something most United fans would rather not discuss or ignore when asked.  Since November 1986, there have been few occasions that anyone would ever have to consider a need to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.  His run at United has made him the UK’s most successful manager and amongst the best in world and after their Treble season […]

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The Messy Messi-Villa incident

  Graham Hunter over at ESPN gives his views on the argument between Lionel Messi and David Villa which was captured by television crew when Barca played Granada. I think it’s fair to say that Leo Messi committed a minor error by chewing out David Villa just before halftime on Saturday as Barcelona was sweating out […]

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Is Arteta the greatest ever panic buy?

In order to succeed in football, you will always need some degree of luck. When August 31st 2011 arrived, Arsène Wenger was running low on it. He had been given the news that Jack Wilshere would be out for Arsenal until at least the start of 2012 and Abou Diaby out indefinitely; in searching for a replacement, […]

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FIFA 13 Review

With the worldwide launch of FIFA 13 in the next few days (28th Sept EU; 25th Sept US); TKTG looks at the upcoming changes in the latest edition by EA Sports. Commentators will now switch to the touchline to provide details of player injuries, while Alan McInally will regularly phone in with the latest goals […]

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