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Confessions of a London Red

The text message arrived from Paddy at 5:44pm on Friday the 26th of April 2013. “You busy at 4pm on Sunday?” “Was planning to watch football down the pub, you?” I replied. “Was planning on watching football at the stadium. Fancy joining?” Did I fancy joining!…It was a good thing there was no-one else nearby [...]

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Sir Alex Ferguson and the three ages of Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson and the three ages of Manchester United

I’ve been trying to understand Sir Alex Ferguson’s effect on Manchester United, and to do so I have had to go back in time. About half my life ago – well, seventeen years back, but it sounds more grand when I express it as a fraction – I studied Medieval History at school. It was [...]

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For Roy Keane: “Hail to the Tempest”

For Roy Keane: “Hail to the Tempest”

Follow Musa Okwonga on Twitter. ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam [...]

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