Archive | November, 2013

Fantasy Football – Gameweek 13

For Gameweek 13, TKTG brings you the tips and picks from the best fantasy articles out there, so that you can make informed decisions regarding any transfers you’re considering (and not) : The folks at Fantasy Yirma have gone for defensive players as their picks for GW 13. If you’re looking to bring in a […]

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Fantasy Football – Gameweek 12

We’re back!! After missing out last week we bring you the best fantasy tips for Game Week 12. First up: Fantasy Yirma: Six goals in his last four Etihad Stadium appearances in all competitions mark Alvaro Negredo (£9.1m) out as the man Spurs have to stop in the contest, and at £2.8m cheaper than Argentina’s Aguero (£11.9m), he […]

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Zonal Marking: United 1 Arsenal 0

…The word ‘cagey’ is generally used to describe matches that are slow to get going, but this was an interesting contest because it was simultaneously rather defensive, yet also played at a high tempo. With just one shot in the first half hour, neither side were attacking particularly dangerously, but this was partly because both […]

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Fantasy football has serious downsides

…I signed up for a fantasy football league. It has become clear this was a mistake. Patjim Kasami scored a chest-and-volley for Fulham last month that was thrilling, unforgettable, as good as that bit in Apollo 13 where they don’t burn up on re-entry – and I watched it miserably. Kasami was in my fantasy […]

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Arsenal need Podolski and Walcott back

Despite being able to put out a decent first XI on Sunday against Manchester United, Arsenal’s chances of getting back into the game, having gone behind to Robin van Persie’s goal, were restricted because of lack of options from the bench. From an attacking point of view they had Serge Gnabry, stricken with the same […]

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Latest injury a turning point moment for Messi

…”There’s fitness and conditioning, of course, but there are other things that might seem on the periphery, like sleeping in the right position, having the same pillow when you are away and training in different places. Do you really know how to clean your hands? Without leaving the bits between your fingers? If you do […]

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The Fan and the Footballing Spectacle

Stoppage time: where you’ll find frank assessments and comments of footballing states-of-affairs and philosophies. Find yourself tired of listening to football pundits saying the same thing over and over again? We take a different stance, talk about issues that may just be beneath the surface. Yeah, saying exactly the same things, but in different words. Visit […]

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Dortmund 0 Arsenal 1

Tactical Analysis Jürgen Klopp was keen to highlight the difference in style between Dortmund and Arsenal when interviewed by English journalists earlier this week. “[Arsène Wenger] likes having the ball, playing football, passes … it’s like an orchestra,” the Dortmund manager said. “But it’s a silent song, yeah? I like heavy metal.” With that analysis in mind, this […]

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Tactics: David Moyes is making mark at Manchester United

The most obvious feature of David Moyes’s coaching philosophy is his emphasis upon width – asking his central midfielders to spread the play, and encouraging the full-backs forward to create overloads with the wide midfielders. This was an unspectacular performance from Manchester United but suggested Moyes’s players are becoming familiar with their duties. At Everton, Moyes created the […]

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Wenger – How I plan European away games

As Arsenal prepare to jet off to Germany for the crucial Group F fixture against Borussia Dortmund, Arsène Wenger has given us an insight into how he structures a Champions League away trip. The Gunners have travelled to various parts of Europe for Champions League matches in each of the past 16 seasons, and the […]

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