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The Month: Van Gaal thinks August is overrated

The Month: Van Gaal thinks August is overrated

August for Manchester United didn’t go as expected – but then it sort of went exactly as expected, in the back of our minds, at least since David Moyes made it his mission to make us all a little more humble. It turns out that, yes, there would be no quick fix. Even the manager says [...]

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Di Maria – Real Madrid’s Most Important Cog Is Now At United

Di Maria – Real Madrid’s Most Important Cog Is Now At United

Angel Di Maria may not be the man to provide the “miracle” Louis van Gaal is looking for to enable United to become serious title contenders this season, but he will ensure a big step in the right direction following a tumultuous few years at Old Trafford. The fact that the vast majority of the [...]

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United youngsters to keep on eye out for

United youngsters to keep on eye out for

For this article, I thought I would look at the 3 players who I think have improved the most over the current season for the U-18 team. It’s been a disappointing season in the main but that can partly be put down to the fact that a lot of this year’s crop are either first [...]

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Home comforts could be key to success for LVG

Home comforts could be key to success for LVG

As the pre-season tour continues into any U.S city that will take us – much to the annoyance of the new manager – we are starting to learn more and more about the system being implemented Louis van Gaal.  If the short pre-season so far this year has taught us anything, it is the importance [...]

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: De Jong and Cuadrado

Nigel De Jong – 29 Years Old De Jong is one of those players whose age seems a little surprising given the fact he’s been around for so long, still not in his thirties, there is plenty left in the tank. Perhaps one of the more underrated players in his position, he has been a [...]

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Louis van Gaal: Who wouldn’t want to see a 90s revival?

Of all the attempts to knock the enthusiasm out of Louis van Gaal’s arrival at Old Trafford, the least cutting jibe of them all has been the one about the Dutchman being some throwback who was only big in the 90s. Besides being inaccurate—his post-2000 title-winning spells with AZ Alkmaar and Bayern Munich, and the [...]

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TOP 5: Manchester United shirts

TOP 5: Manchester United shirts

5. 1892, Newton Heath home shirt – a green and gold classic Not so much “Green and Gold till the club is sold”, more “Green and Gold and really old”, United’s kit before we were United was a thing of beauty. Two panels, one yellow, one green, with the yellow intruding onto the green around [...]

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bwin Blogger’s League: The Final

Sunday night signals the end of perhaps one of the more entertaining World Cup Finals in a long time. Both Germany and Argentina were considered pre-tournament favourites. The stereotypically efficient Germans and the flair of Argentina, right? Not quite, in an apparent role reversal Germany have been arguably the most entertaining side so far, their [...]

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TRANSFER RUMOURS: Are Angel Di Maria & Wesley Sneijder United bound?

Angel Di Maria – 26 Years Old Di Maria is a rare talent that has the potential to change a game all on his own. Having turned a new leaf in his career during Mourinho’s reign at Real Madrid in which he became increasingly more consistent and became a factor in games regularly he has [...]

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Louis van Gaal – a managerial heavyweight

Louis van Gaal – a managerial heavyweight

With the pressure that owners, boards of directors and fans seem to put on their managers in modern football growing year by year, managerial cycles seem to become shorter and shorter. Consequently, it’s now harder to become a so-called managerial heavyweight: a manager who instils respect and awe – mixed with a mild dose of [...]

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Holland – Replacing Clockwork Orange with Pragmatism

Holland – Replacing Clockwork Orange with Pragmatism

Nine wins and one draw in the World Cup qualifiers, an attack speared by the topscorer in the European part of those qualifiers accompanied by one of the most unstoppable dribblers in the world and entering the tournament in Brazil as vice-World Champion. However, the defence lacks recognised talent and in Kevin Strootman, Van Gaal’s [...]

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bwin Blogger’s League: Europe vs South America

Prior to the tournament starting, many people thought the dream final would be Brazil vs Argentina, as the tournament has progressed and now into the semi-final stages, it may be an altogether different case even if it is a very likely possibility. Both sides have reached this stage without overly impressing and relied on their [...]

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bwin blogger’s league: Dutch Delight

In the final game of the Quarter Final stages, Holland take on the surprise package of the tournament in Costa Rica. Whilst there are no easy games at these stages in major tournaments, Holland must be quietly relieved that they’ve got, at least on paper the easiest route to the semi-final. Mind you, I’ve thought [...]

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bwin Blogger’s League: Messi to shine again

With the Last 16 knockout games drawing to a close, the group winners have advanced in every match so far. Some have been more fortunate than others as Brazil and Costa Rica needed penalties to help them, whilst Germany only managed to open up the Algerian defences in Extra Time. Today sees one of the [...]

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Liverpool bringing joy to season of failure

Liverpool bringing joy to season of failure

Around the start of April, it all seemed to be incredibly bleak. Manchester United were persevering with David Moyes. Moyes was a disaster, and it didn’t seem that he was learning. If anything, it seemed like a substandard manager had made things so bad that he’d never get out of the deepening hole. Nevertheless, the [...]

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