Tag Archives: Leo Messi

Undeserving Messi ‘out of this world’ according to Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is ‘from a different planet’ as he assesses his sublime talents, but does not believe he was a worthy winner of the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year prize. … When asked whether Messi would have got his vote in the FIFA poll, Wenger […]

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Four and Counting – Messi Wins Ballon d’Or

And so we have it. What the majority of people were expecting has come to pass. His 91 goals for club and country, a total that broke Muller’s 40 year-old record, has helped Messi win the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or. In doing so he becomes the first player in the history of the game to […]

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TKTG’s UEFA.COM Team of the Year

UEFA.com’s Team of the Year nominees have been finalized and voting is under way. We at TKTG have decided to cast our vote too by coming up with our own best XI. We first went through the list of nominees for each position, and then the opinion of each TKTG author on what formation to […]

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The £205m Messi bid

An unidentified Russian club triggered the Argentinian wizard’s automatic release clause and would pay him £24m a year after tax, according to a Spanish report. The astronomical offer, which would have more than doubled the current world record transfer fee, triggered Messi’s automatic release clause – meaning Barca were contractually obliged to accept it. However, […]

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Barcelona’s greatest spine secure

Almost an entire life at just one club. Carles Puyol, Xavi and Lionel Messi have agreed new contracts with Barcelona and their stay at Camp Nou means the side’s spine is now secure for many years to come. Club captain Puyol extends his current contract to 2016, while midfielder Xavi has agreed a two-year prolongation […]

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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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Did Messi really break the record? Maybe not…

When Leo Messi scored a double at Real Betis last week, he managed to eclipse Gerd Mueller’s 40-year-old tally of 85 goals in a single year. However, Sid Lowe investigates an interesting claim that emerged all the way in Zambia, with regards to that record, and whether Messi should really be ranked at the top […]

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How Argentina finally cracked Barcelona’s Messi code

Past Pele’s record of goals in a calendar year. Ten short of surpassing Gerd Muller’s record of 85 (the all time record), and currently tied with  Batistuta for most goals for Argentina in a calendar year. One goal against Saudi Arabia and the Argentinian record will be all his. It would be an understatement to […]

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What Barca means to Palestine

Barcelona Football Club arguably brings more joy to Palestinians than any other institution in the world. That’s certainly my impression after almost three years in Gaza and the West Bank. Every time the Catalans take to the field you can guarantee you’ll struggle to get a table in the bars of Ramallah and the shisha-infused […]

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