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Win A RoM Mug

Win A RoM Mug

Manchester Mugs have started stocking an RoM mug. They’re available to buy for £5.99 but we have a few to give away. Simply e-mail your full name and address to: republik_of_mancunia_competition[at]hotmail.co.uk Or buy one here. Christmas is coming…

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Win two tickets to United v Cluj at Old Trafford courtesy of bwin

Thank you for participating – this contest is now closed. The winners are Chris Bostock and Chris Yarwood – congratulations on winning the tickets and thank you to everyone for taking part. For the record, as there seemed to be some confusion amongst the readers, the correct answer as determined by bwin was Robin van [...]

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A Flock Of Seagulls

A Flock Of Seagulls

After kicking a fan in the Crystal Palace crowd, Eric Cantona was told he had to attend a press conference. He sat down, had a drink of water, and said: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.” Everyone was left scratching [...]

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Win two tickets to United v Arsenal at Old Trafford courtesy of bwin

Win two tickets to United v Arsenal at Old Trafford courtesy of bwin

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Amy Watson for winning the two tickets provided by bwin to the United-Arsenal game. Thank you for participating, and keep following the blog for more competitions in the future. We have two tickets to Saturday’s game between United and Arsenal at Old Trafford to give away to RoM [...]

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Want To Be There To See RvP Face Arsenal For The First Time?

Want To Be There To See RvP Face Arsenal For The First Time?

Robin van Persie carried Arsenal through last season, scoring 30 goals in 38 league games, although they still finished a massive 19 points behind United. Having spent eight seasons at Arsenal, only winning one trophy (the FA Cup vs United in his first season), nobody (apart from Arsenal fans) could blame him for wanting to [...]

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Sons of United

Sons of United

RoM has a copy of the excellent Sons of United eBook to give away. Tony Park, one of the authors of the book, has given some background to how the book came about. “I met my friend Steve Hobin ten years ago at an Academy match and he was already working on a version of [...]

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COMPETITION: Win an RoM T-shirt

COMPETITION: Win an RoM T-shirt

The people at Clothes2Order, based in Trafford Park, have created some RoM t-shirts and poloshirts. Currently, only five of these exist. If you would like to get your hands on one of them simply e-mail the link to your favourite ever RoM article to: republik_of_mancunia_competition[at]hotmail.co.uk with your full name, address and shirt size. Make “RoM T-shirt” [...]

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COMPETITION: Eric Cantona print

COMPETITION: Eric Cantona print

To win this wicked Eric Cantona print, simply follow @R_o_M on Twitter and RT this. The competition is open to anyone worldwide. Alternatively, you can buy the Cantona print here and it will cost you €20 (approx £16.50).

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The Outcasts FC: The Suspended 1909 United Team

The Outcasts FC: The Suspended 1909 United Team

The first meeting of the Association Football Players Union in 1907 was chaired by United player Billy Meredith. At the time, the FA put a £4 wage cap on the players’ salaries and lacked compensation for injured players. This union campaigned against the FA to make things fairer for footballers. Two years later, the FA [...]

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Excellent Manchester United app

One of the best Manchester United websites around, About Man Utd, have finally launched an iPod/iPad app. The website really is an excellent resource and one RoM uses regularly, with detailed data going back to 1892! We have five of this app to give away and all you have to do is e-mail the answer [...]

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Competition: Win a Savile Rogue scarf in United colours

Competition: Win a Savile Rogue scarf in United colours

Savile Rogue, purveyors of the world’s finest football scarves, have just launched their new King scarf and they’re marking the occasion by giving Republik of Mancunia readers the chance to win one in United colours. If you’re not familiar with them, Savile Rogue scarves give a nod to football terraces of yesteryear, shunning in-your-face logos [...]

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Glory Glory – Holy Trinity

Glory Glory – Holy Trinity

In 2008, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of United’s first European Cup win, a statue of Denis Law, George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton was put up outside Old Trafford, our “Holy Trinity”. Sir Bobby Charlton spend 17 seasons at United, scoring 259 goals (our highest ever goalscorer), and won three league titles, one FA [...]

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COMPETITION: UEFA Great Goals & UEFA Great Matches

COMPETITION: UEFA Great Goals & UEFA Great Matches

The draw for the Champions League group stages takes place today. There is the potential for a group of death for some clubs, with the Champions of Spain in pot 1, Champions of England in pot 2, champions of Italy in pot 3 and the Champions of Germany in pot 4. Pot One: Chelsea, Barcelona, [...]

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Repeat of first home game 2006/2007 – Fulham

Repeat of first home game 2006/2007 – Fulham

Manchester United’s first home game of the brilliant 2006/2007 season was that 5-1 stuffing of Fulham. We sold our top scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy and didn’t buy a replacement. We brought in Michael Carrick as our new number 16 but there weren’t many who had him as their first choice to replace Roy Keane. In [...]

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COMPETITION: Win Cantona Print

COMPETITION: Win Cantona Print

“Anyone who is different from the ordinary is considered crazy and I am happy to be considered so. And proud.” Post a YouTube clip of your favourite Cantona goal in the comments (using a valid e-mail address) below to win this print. This Graham Jones print is available on Print For Good where profits go [...]

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