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Christmas Crackers – the View from Spain

So the apocalypse failed to show on cue. It has a habit of doing that. It was also supposed to take place on December 12 (12.12.12 and all that), but it finally made an appearance on the evening of December 22, when the backside of Saint Iker Casillas was announced by Chendo, an ex-player and […]

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The 100 Best Footballers in the World

The Guardian’s 11-strong international panel of experts set about ranking the best footballers in the world, and end up with their top 100. #99 Diego Forlan Age: 33   Nationality: Uruguayan Team: Internacional The striker became the most capped Uruguayan of all time at the 2011 Copa América and is also the country’s record scorer. That seemed implausible when […]

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Talented Teenagers in the EPL & The NextGen Series

Now that the World Cup qualifiers are finally behind us, we can look forward to a welcome return to club football over the upcoming weekend. If that isn’t exciting enough, we at TKTG thought it would be a good time to get the mouths watering over the talented youngsters that are putting pressure on their […]

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Messi is making Fabregas a Barcelona misfit

The Spain international has struggled to find a home in the Catalans’ XI, with the influence of the Argentine and Co. leaving the former Arsenal man tactically confused. It was a transfer centred around passion rather than desire. The triumphant homecoming of Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona in the summer of 2011 concluded a protracted pursuit […]

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Sid Lowe – La Liga returns

  ” Sometimes, somehow, football finds a way. The opening night of the new season was one of those times. They can sell your best players, asset-strip your dreams, cut the cable on the back of your TV, and destroy your chances of winning anything ever again. They can try to empty stadiums of fans […]

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La Liga Preview – Sid Lowe

Real’s and Barça’s ability to make the impossible look easy has crushed the ambitions of La Liga’s other clubs and tarnishes Spanish football’s golden age. ” It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. Spain are European and world champions, the most successful national team in history. They completed a unique […]

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