Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - King Ta Express FC delivers

King Ta Express FC delivers

King Ta Express FC delivers

Just three rounds left and the tension is palpable in both the English Premier League and its virtual accompaniment, the PPP/CTN Fantasy League.

With leaders Man United slipping up spectacularly for a 4-4 draw against Everton, and cross-town rivals Man City keeping up the pressure with a 2-0 win over Championship-bound Wolves, this weekend’s Manchester derby will be compulsive viewing for all football fans.

Bolton, seemingly inspired by the saga of Fabrice Muamba, have put in stout performances of late, and their double header in gameweek 35 gave ample opportunity for major points hauls.

Top of the list was their Bulgarian midfield rock Martin Petrov with a tally of 17 points spread over the two games.

Petrov scored once and set up another during his outings, while his midpark colleague Chris Eagles did the same for 16 points and a place in the Dream team.

Sharing MVP status with Petrov was Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye.

The French international, however, grabbed all of his 17 points from just one match thanks to a brace and assist.

To round off a sparkling midfield in the elite eleven, Man United’s Nani was back to his best with a goal and two assists for 15 points.

Our weekly competition saw King Ta Express FC rush in to take the spoils with a total of 84 points.

Managed by delivery man Sopheak Dean, the squad featured lucrative captaincy of Man United’s Wayne Rooney for 26 points, while Petrov and Nani were also included.

Sopheak Dean’s side had remained completely unchanged since January 28 and, like a broken clock, it eventually came good with time. Sopheak picks up either an internet dongle or US$20 phone voucher in addition to a T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard.

The upcoming bumper edition that is gameweek 36 encompasses the standard weekend set of fixtures, and four extra ties the following midweek.

Obviously all eyes will be trained on the top of the table clash and potential title decider between the Manchester giants on Monday night, but spare a thought for players in Liverpool, Fulham, Stoke, Everton, Chelsea, Newcastle, Bolton and Tottenham, who are set to play two games each.

Transfer deadline is the usual 5:30pm Cambodian time on Saturday afternoon.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at [email protected]


  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all