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The Transfer Market Food Chain

  After a World Cup’s worth of transfer speculation, Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward typically felt the need to offer some headline-creating words of his own. “Our financial position allows us to do things in the transfer market that most other clubs cannot do,” he said last week. It was quite a statement, especially […]

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For Manchester United, a season that nobody expected

  Rio Ferdinand was sitting in the near-deserted part of a Yokohama, Japan, hotel reserved for Manchester United’s team. Security guards stopped Japanese fans who had slipped into lifts aiming to reach where they thought the players would be, while an 18-year-old called Adnan Januzaj wandered around in one of Ferdinand’s branded “5” caps, wondering […]

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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 9

For Gameweek 9, 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 attack-minded players as their picks for GW 9. High-flying Englishman Andros Townsend is their number […]

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Fantasy Football – Gameweek 8

We’re very relieved that the WC qualifiers are over and done with so we can get back to focusing on what’s really important in life: fantasy football. For Gameweek 8, TKTG brings you the tips and picks from the best fantasy articles out there:     Fantasy Yirma have picked Lukaku as their key choice, […]

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Juventus executive Agnelli oversees club’s revival

Few football executives have been asked to take the reins of a global brand shortly after a corruption scandal, while also following in the footsteps of a trio of family members. But that is what happened to Andrea Agnelli, president of Italian giants Juventus, current champions of Italy and third in Serie A at present. […]

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The Belgian Revolution

The Belgian national team are on the verge of securing a place at the World Cup finals for the first time since 2002 and play away to Croatia on Friday before hosting Wales on Tuesday in two remaining qualification fixtures. A draw against Croatia, who are five points behind Belgium at the top of Group […]

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Only one-third of Premier League players are English

  English footballers account for less than a third of all the minutes played in the Premier League, a State of the Game study for BBC Sport has found. The figure for home country players – 32.26% – is down from 35.43% in 2007-08 and is significantly lower than all other major European leagues according […]

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Barcelona – Champions League’s most successful team

Barcelona are the most successful club in the modern era of the Champions League, according to a Goal study. The world’s biggest football website collated the yearly records of every club ever to qualify for the European Cup under its new banner since 1992 and found that the Catalan outfit pip AC Milan to the […]

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Cristiano welcomes Bale to Real Madrid

“Dear Gareth, Please allow me to formally welcome you to Real Madrid. As you can see by the look on my face, I am very happy you have joined us. I would have preferred to offer this greeting in person, but with both of us busy during the international break — you playing for Wales […]

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