Archive | January, 2013

Interview – Wojciech Szczesny

Arsenal’s Polish goalkeeper feels his defenders have taken far too much flak for their performances this season but accepts the side have not played to their potential. … But then the topic of how important it is for a goalkeeper to organise his defence came up. “It’s a massive part,” says Szczesny, whose big personality […]

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Fantasy Football – Gameweek 24

Now that the Cup games are behind us for the time being, we can look forward to a double dose of fantasy football over the next week. Gameweek 24 starts us off in midweek while Gameweek 25 will take us through the weekend. As usual, the folks over at Fantasy Yirma have provided their insightful […]

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Ronaldinho is back!

Of all the various methods Ronaldinho is reported to have found to irritate the coaching staff at Paris Saint‑Germain during the early days of his soon-to-be stratospheric European career, my favourite is the story of Ronaldinho being spotted, in the wee hours of a weekday morning, playing the bongos on stage at the Club Bikini […]

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Transfer Window Action

As your one-stop-source to all things football, TKTG brings you the best links so that you can catch up on all the moves as they happened along with the stories behind the moves. Let’s get things started with a list of the major moves so far (in no particular order): – Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan […]

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All about Wilfried Zaha

TKTG compiles the latest news and analysis about Wilfried Zaha and his move to Manchester United. From Crystal Palace’s website “Crystal Palace can today (Friday 25th January) confirm that we have agreed a fee for Wilfried Zaha with Manchester United. Wilfried has agreed personal terms and pending formalities we expect the transfer to be concluded […]

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Hazard and the ball boy

  Chelsea never seem to more than a stone’s throw away from controversial incidents. The latest sees Hazard getting a red card for kicking a ball boy who instead of returning the ball decided to smother it in order to waste time. TKTG looks at the incident and brings you all the best news and […]

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Real top football’s money league… again

Real Madrid remain top of world football’s “money league” after becoming the first club in sport to earn more than 500m euros in a season. Revenue of 512.6m euros (£430.4m) in 2011-12 enabled them to lead Deloitte’s list for the eighth straight season. Barcelona were second, while Manchester United, in third, were one of seven […]

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Atlético Madrid: Its time to take them seriously

Fast, physical and ruthless; second-placed Atlético have left the scars of their past behind and may be hard for Real to catch. The gap? Hang on a minute, which gap? The gap between Real Madrid and Barcelona might be 15 points, but the gap at the top is eight points. While most naturally focus on […]

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In search for a bargain, scouts now trust in spreadsheets

Times have changed. Now almost everything that happens on the pitch, save for phlegm being flung from players’ left nostrils, is codified across a vast number of leagues. And, subtly but inevitably, the scout and the spreadsheet – never natural soulmates – have started to squeeze up tight, like new lovers in a single bed. […]

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Who Benefits from Financial Fair Play? – Part 2

In Part I we looked at the pros and cons of the upcoming Financial Fair Play rules (FPP). In Part 2 we look at a few answers by Martin Samuel on questions posed by various readers. We choose the best answers for a quick summary of the disadvantages of FPP. And the modern era’s greatest achievement […]

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