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Deadline Day Analysis – The 5 big moves

So with the Transfer Window firmly shut until the summer, we take the opportunity to present some expert opinions on the five big moves on Deadline Day. You can read the complete article on Sky Sports. Beckham to PSG: Gary Neville: He’s played for some big football clubs in big cities: Milan, Madrid, Manchester, LA […]

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Málaga teach Real Madrid a lesson but cannot fathom Uefa’s punishment

There is disbelief at the decision to ban the club from Europe next season because of ‘significant overdue budget balances’ Manuel Pellegrini told his players he would see them back in work on 2 January, wished them a Happy Christmas and left the Rosaleda carrying a suit and wheeling his case behind him. It wasn’t […]

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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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Champions League Draw Results

TKTG brings all the best reports on the Champions League draw for the Knockout phase.  The draws are: Galatasaray vs FC Schalke Celtic vs Juventus Arsenal vs Bayern Munich AC Milan vs Barcelona Real Madrid vs Manchester United Valencia vs Paris St Germain FC Porto vs Malaga Shakthar Donetsk v Borussia Dortmund ESPNFC:  Ronaldo Returns […]

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Team of the Season so far – La Liga

La Liga has almost reached its halfway point and there is one team well and truly on top as the winter break approaches – Barcelona. The Catalans lead the Primera Division by nine points from Atletico Madrid, with rivals Real a further four back in third. … In goal we find Betis’ Adrian, who has proved […]

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Super Santi – Madrid’s loss is Arsenal’s gain

There’s something about Santi Cazorla. He has a strange effect on people. Mention him and there it is: the wide eyes, the enthusiasm, the enjoyment, the sense of discovery, the fun. From Ruud van Nistelrooy escaping the sun at Málaga’s training ground and offering a judgment of unsolicited simplicity, to Xavi Hernández citing him as […]

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If Santi was British…

We’ve only had 7 games in the English Premier League so far, but Arsenal’s summer signing, Santi Cazorla is already turning out to be one hell of a transfer bargain. He’s seriously two-footed, has a great strike and controls the midfield like only a few players in Europe can. That brings us to an interesting […]

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Financial Fair Play (FFP)

  How exactly will Financial Fair Play affect clubs? What exactly is Financial Fair Play? (FPP). TKTG has two articles which explains how FPP will work and how it affects your club. The Swiss Ramble is an excellent source for all things financial in the football world. He looks in detail at FPP and clubs […]

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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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