Friday, 24 August 2007

Premier Tie League Update

Sorry to have left you all in suspense since last weekend's Premier League matches, but here are the results of Saturday and Sunday's games.

Chris Hutchings (Tie) 3 - 0 Roy Keane (Tie)

Martin Jol (No tie) 4 - 0 Billy Davies (Tie)

Steve Coppell (Tie) 1 - 0 David Moyes (No tie)

Harry Redknapp (Tie) 3 - 1 Sammy Lee (Tie)

Sam Allardyce (Tie) 0 - 0 Martin O' Neill (No Tie)

Lawrie Sanchez (Tie) 1-2 Gareth Southgate (Tie)

Steve Bruce (No tie) 0-1 Alan Curbishley (No tie)

Sven Goran Eriksson (Tie) 1 - 0 Alex Ferguson (Tie)

Rafa Benitez (Tie) 1 - 1 Jose Mourinho (Tie)

Mark Hughes (Tie) 1 - 1 Arsene Wenger (Tie)

An even weekend in matches between tie-wearing bosses versus non-tie wearing managers. Steve Coppell earned a good victory for the ties with a terrific 1-0 victory over early-season form team Everton.

We highlighted Sven Goran Eriksson's nice blue tie earlier in the season. We like it a lot and it appears to be bringing the Swede a great deal of luck as his Manchester City outfit stand top of the Premier League after 3 weeks.

Another interesting weekend of fixtures await us. Will any tracksuit managers change their look? We shall see tie lovers, we shall see.

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Philip Norman of the Daily Mail has his say on Ties

Daily Mail writer Philip Norman added his view on the current tie debate on July 8th.

Full article here: Get knotted! Why men must ignore Paxman and stick with ties

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Sunday, 19 August 2007

Try a tie for £3.99

We have given you the perfect chance to try one of our ties this week at Until Sunday 26th August, selected ties start from just £3.99 in our half price sale.

So, tell your bad tie wearing colleagues in the office this week, that there is just no excuse any more.

We challenge anyone to find ties of this quality for £3.99 anywhere else. In fact, we feel you'd be very hard pushed to find better value ties when they are at their normal price of £7.99.

High quality silk ties, polyester ties and novelty ties are available in our sale.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Interesting Tie Quote

"What do ties matter, Jeeves, at a time like this? Do you realize that Mr. Little's domestic happiness is hanging in the scale?"

"There is no time, sir, at which ties do not matter"

-- PG Wodehouse, Jeeves and the Impending Doom

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Even Stevens In Midweek Premier League Tie Battles

Only one Premier League match saw a tie wearing manager taking on a tracksuit-sporting boss, midweek. A last minute Stern John strike for Sunderland meant necktie sporting Roy Keane's Sunderland took a point from St. Andrews, where Birmingham boss Steve Bruce didn't even don a tie for his post-match interview. Very disappointing Steve.

The full midweek results were:

Martin Jol (No tie) 1 - 3 David Moyes (No tie)

Steve Bruce (No tie) 2 - 2 Roy Keane (Tie)

Lawrie Sanchez (Tie) 2 - 1 Sammy Lee (Tie)

Sven Goran Eriksson (Tie) 1 - 0 Billy Davies (Tie)

Harry Redknapp (Tie) 1 - 1 Alex Ferguson (Tie)

Steve Coppell (Tie) 1 - 2 Jose Mourinho (Tie)

Chris Hutchings (Tie) 1 - 0 Gareth Southgate (Tie)

11 from 14 bosses chose to wear ties during play midweek. Also, we take a minor victory in David Moyes' Everton winning at Spurs as he did put on a tie for his after-match TV interviews. Now get that tie on during the game, Dave!

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Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Premier League Managers Tie Up Victories

The Barclays Premier League football season 2007/2008 kicked off this weekend with the usual first day flurry of goals and excitement.

The top flight's managers had smartened up for day one with 15 out of the 20 bosses wearing ties as they bellowed their instructions from the touchline. (75% of the population can't be wrong). Steve Bruce, Alan Curbishley, Martin O'Neill, David Moyes and Martin Jol, you are named and shamed as not wearing ties. *Hiss* *Boo*

Well, we are sure you all know the match results by now, but what about the outcome of the ties vs tracksuits? Here they are in full:

Martin O'Neill (No tie) 1 - 2 Rafa Benitez (Tie)

Sammy Lee (Tie) 1 - 3 Sam Allardyce (Tie)

Billy Davies (Tie) 2 - 2 Harry Redknapp (Tie)

David Moyes (No tie) 2 - 1 Chris Hutchings (Tie)

Gareth Southgate (Tie) 1 - 2 Mark Hughes (Tie)

Roy Keane (Tie) 1 - 0 Martin Jol (No Tie)

Alan Curbishley (No Tie) 0 - 2 Sven Goran Eriksson (Tie)

Arsene Wenger (Tie) 2 - 1 Lawrie Sanchez (Tie)

Jose Mourinho (Tie) 3 - 2 Steve Bruce (No Tie)

Alex Ferguson (Tie) 0 - 0 Steve Coppell (Tie)

Only one victory for a tracksuit manager, with four victories for tie wearers over their scruffier counterparts. Fine victories for Roy Keane's Sunderland and Sven Goran Eriksson's Manchester City. (Proof we feel that tie wearers are winners.)

Ice cool swede Sven wore the pick of the ties this weekend with a simple plain blue tie similar to the one pictured below.

Pictured silk tie is available from