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DEATH FROM ABOVE: Cantona – I Kicked Hooligan For Fans

DEATH FROM ABOVE: Cantona – I Kicked Hooligan For Fans

“It is a dream for some people to kick these kind of people (hooligans) — so I did it for them, so that they are happy,” said Cantona. “It’s a kind of freedom for them — so they speak about that incident because they felt something special physically. Maybe it was a different feeling. It [...]

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Cantona: Everybody Knows United Will Win Title… Except Liverpool Fans

Cantona: Everybody Knows United Will Win Title… Except Liverpool Fans

Eric Cantona is currently in Singapore with New York Cosmos who are on their tour with Asia. In the Four Seasons hotel he was asked by The New Paper who he believed won win Sunday’s game between Manchester United and Liverpool. “United will win,” said Cantona. “The key man? Ferguson. It’s a big squad and [...]

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Cantona: Honour To Wear United’s Number 7

Cantona: Honour To Wear United’s Number 7

Eric Cantona has hailed Sir Alex Ferguson’s ability to work with players to ensure that he gets the best out of them. Whilst his man-management is second to none, it has been widely reported that our manager made special allowances for Eric that he hasn’t made for any of the others. Cantona has also revealed [...]

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Cantona: Ferguson Is Like Gandhi

Cantona: Ferguson Is Like Gandhi

Eric Cantona has told the New York Times that he believes Sir Alex Ferguson is a football genius. “All I will say is that I think Ferguson will stay as the manager, after that, there will be more problems,” said Cantona. “Today, he is like Gandhi on the game side. With Manchester, I prefer to [...]

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Cantona: No Place For Mercenaries At My Club

Cantona: No Place For Mercenaries At My Club

Eric Cantona was asked about Wayne Rooney’s decision to hold Manchester United to ransom over a massive pay rise. Cantona has claimed he has no problem with players taking their share but can’t abide by players whose motivation is money rather scoring a last minute winner. “I have no problem with players taking their share, [...]

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Cantona: Football Is Not For The Rich

Cantona: Football Is Not For The Rich

In the same week that Michel Platini has announced that the cheapest tickets available for the European Cup final will cost £80, Eric Cantona has slammed the current state of football, with the working classes becoming priced out of attending matches. “What I think is a shame is that people from lower backgrounds can’t afford [...]

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When Eric Cantona turned Peace Maker, and my Kat saw the King, fifteen years ago

A year after Eric Cantona made his leap into history with his amazing kung-fu kick at Crystal Palace in January 1995 he still had an extraordinary hold on the public imagination. One of my colleagues at the BBC came into work soon after New Year in 1996 with her 7-year-old son who spotted a little [...]

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Fergie: I’m Delighted For Eric

Fergie: I’m Delighted For Eric

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed he is pleased that Eric Cantona has returned to the great game after taking on the job of Director of ‘Soccer’ at New York Cosmos. “I am delighted for Eric,” Ferguson said. “It is quite an innovative move by New York Cosmos. They are rebuilding their team and although it [...]

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Will New York Cosmos Make Me A Loser?

Will New York Cosmos Make Me A Loser?

Every now and again you’ll see some prat wearing an LA Galaxy shirt with ‘Beckham 23′ on the back and I just wonder what on earth they were thinking about when they bought it. Chances are, they hadn’t even heard of LA Galaxy before David Beckham signed for them so why on earth would you [...]

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PICTURE: Cantona Makes Bizarre Return To Football

PICTURE: Cantona Makes Bizarre Return To Football

Bizarrely, Eric Cantona has returned to football as director of ‘soccer’ at New York Cosmos. “I am very honoured to join the legendary New York Cosmos,” said Cantona. “It’s a big project, a wonderful project. The Cosmos are very strong, beautifully made, with a great past. It’s kind of a mix between football and art. [...]

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Who Is The Hardest United Captain?

Who Is The Hardest United Captain?

After Nemanja Vidic has been named Manchester United captain, the man who we claim will murder the opposition, it begs the question over who our hardest captain has been. ———— 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 [...]

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Waiting for Eric : The 15th Anniversary of Cantona’s Return

Waiting for Eric : The 15th Anniversary of Cantona’s Return

We now know what we didn’t at the time, that at least one Manchester United player blamed Eric Cantona for the team’s failure to win a historic Double Double in the 1994-95 season, thereby also missing out on achieving that extreme rarity, a third successive league title. The fault lay with his spectacular kung-fu kick [...]

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Cantona: City Stand A Chance Against United… Over 89 Minutes

Cantona: City Stand A Chance Against United… Over 89 Minutes

Manchester United beat Manchester City in injury time on three occasions last season, which ultimately denied the blues their place in the Champions League, as well as propelling United to their League Cup final win. Eric Cantona has today mocked City and fancies United’s chances to win the league this season. “If City play a [...]

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COMPETITION: Wear Your Old Shirts With Pride

COMPETITION: Wear Your Old Shirts With Pride

In a bid to encourage more people to dig out their old shirts rather than fund the Glazer’s latest United shirt, RoM will be giving away old shirts for you to wear in place of the new jersey. What better day to launch this than the day United’s new kit is revealed in Chicago! The [...]

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PICTURE: The King Was Back For Liverpool Victory

PICTURE: The King Was Back For Liverpool Victory

———— 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 Wallace and Dominic Fifield. All [...]

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