Last season King George were our favourite team, inspiring the legend of King Jorge who racked up most of his goals against them, back to back Moctar wonder goals in each fixture, and Ken's crazy goal from a corner kick. Surely last season they must have hated the sight of us. We played them 3 times (incl. Plate), winning 4-0, 4-0, 5-1 and we were very grateful for the goal difference which went a long way in such a tight season.
King George had started last season brightly, and had used the speed of their striker Winston to good effect until he got injured and then went into a slump. For the 5-1 game they had recruited a beast of a forward Keigo, who we nicknamed Kenaldo, for his 'sort of' similarity in build to Cristiano Ronaldo. And it was the initial shock of King George having someone tasty that earned them the only goal against us. Keigo went on to be their top scorer filling in the Winston role and probably saved KG from relegation.
This season though things haven't been going well for King George. Maybe Mr. Keigo is not playing as frequently or other teams have simply figured him out.
The Kings of Saitama have been on the receiving end of a 4-2, 4-1, 6-2, 7-3, 5-2 thumping making them very early relegation candidates unless they can pull some magic out of their boots.
They will have played Sala before us (at the time of this writing), so we'll get an idea if their poor results are form based or a constant.