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Chelsea, Evra, Racism and FA – Case Today

Patrice Evra is set to appear in front of the FA today to resolve the brawl that occurred after last season’s 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge. Mike Phelan, Gary Neville and Carlos Tevez, amongst others, have all given statements to support the story that Chelsea groundsman, Sam Bethell, made racist comments in Evra’s direction. Bafflingly, [...]

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No Surprises Here… Ferguson Banned and Fined

Sir Alex Ferguson has been fined £10,000 and banned for two league matches by the FA for ‘improper conduct’. When Manchester United played Hull a few weeks back, Ferguson was not very pleased with Mike Dean’s handling of Michael Turner who deserved to be sent off. Already on a yellow card, Turner came crashing in [...]

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Ferguson Just Can’t Help Himself Where FA Are Concerned

Sir Alex Ferguson has had ‘FA charge’ written all over him for the past few weeks, following the criticism he’s been levelling at officials. Whether he’s wrong or right, the simple fact is you cannot have a go at refereeing decisions. Just ask Roy Keane, who got sent to the stands and later charged for [...]

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Mike Dean Bottles It In Turning Point Of The Game

With 70 minutes played and the score at 4-2, goalscorer Michael Carrick was about to burst in to the box, before Michael Turner cynically brought him down, making no effort to even go near the ball. The crowd were anticipation of a sending off, either as a straight red for denying Carrick a goalscoring opportunity, [...]

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Ferguson Pushing His Luck With The FA

For a bloke who said he was no longer going to give interviews to the press, we are certainly hearing a lot from Sir Alex Ferguson at the moment. The latest bee in his bonnet is the treatment of Wayne Rooney at Goodison Park last week, where the vile chants and jeers were heard from [...]

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Rooney Wasn’t Charged? Why Not??

Who would have thought kissing a badge on a football shirt would create so much media attention? Wayne Rooney has seen pictures of himself all over the tabloids over the past few days, all with United’s crest in his grip, his mouth pressed up against it, and a cheeky glint in his eyes. After being [...]

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United Disrespected The FA Cup? That’s What The Media Would Have You Believe!

Every now and again when United are playing an FA Cup game, the commentators will remind us how we chose to withdraw from the competition in 1999-2000, following our historic Treble winning season. Instead of taking part in one of the most prestigious cup competitions in the world, United instead took part in the World [...]

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Former FA Chief Reveals Neville’s England Strike Plan On Rio’s Behalf

The lengthy ban and extortionate fine dished out by the FA to Rio Ferdinand is something I have challenged time and again on this blog. There have been countless incidents which are comparable to that of Ferdinand, from Christian Negouai to Adrian Mutu, where their punishments were nowhere near as severe as that of Ferdinand. [...]

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Cantona’s Prostitute Apology

The evening of January 25h 1995 was one which could have seen United’s more recent history shaped in a totally different way to how we know it. Eric Cantona had been sent off against Crystal Palace and went on to kick and bunch one of their fans in the stands. “He’s really done it this [...]

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Is Ferguson Right About Referee Decisions?

The usual hacks got all excited when they saw that Manchester United were awarded a penalty for a good tackle at Old Trafford, with their ‘what a surprise’ articles and ‘only at Old Trafford’ remarks. Of course, there’s this myth that United get it all their own way at home, with referees like putty in our hands. [...]

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Not The First Time For Card Happy Ref

Manchester United have been fined for the 7 yellow cards the players picked up in Sunday’s 1-1 draw away to Chelsea. The number of cards would suggest there was some kind of bloodbath on show, which certainly wasn’t the case at all. United committed 22 fouls whilst Chelsea committed 18. In the midlands derby between [...]

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7 Yellow Cards? You Having A Laugh Riley?

7 Yellow Cards? You Having A Laugh Riley?

When one team is awarded 7 yellow cards in a match, you would imagine the game to have resembled something like a blood bath. Crunching tackles, studs in the air, violent altercations. Reports suggested that Mike Riley had been given the job because he wasn’t hated by either side. If United fans didn’t have a [...]

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Ferguson Starts On Hackett AGAIN Following Terry’s Red Reversal

Sir Alex Ferguson has been waging war on referee’s boss, Keith Hackett, for some time now, looking at the inconsistencies of the FA and the referee’s under Hackett’s guidance. Towards the start of last season, Ferguson pointed out the slipping standards in refereeing, saying that the buck stopped with Hackett. “At the summer conference, [referees' [...]

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This Is Why We Needed Rio To Be Captain

Whilst many readers of RoM couldn’t give a fuck about the England football team, there was greater interest in the goings on of the national team when the issue of Fabio Capello’s captain came about. Rio Ferdinand looked favourite to be given the armband and it is of course rather nice to see the effort [...]

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Are The FA Having A Laugh? Rio vs Barton

I am no stranger to starting rants targeted at the FA, for what I find to be increasingly unacceptable behaviour and rulings. They are bloody clueless and seem to delight on really digging the knife in to our club and players. They have been guilty countless times of punishing one player a certain way, yet [...]

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