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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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Respect The Ref? Someone Should Tell The FA That Respect Is Earned, Not Given

“Love and respect do not automatically accompany a position of leadership. They must be earned.” Roy Keane was the worst of the lot, wearing the captains arm band, chasing Andy D’Urso around the pitch. Jaap Stam, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham all followed. So what was the big deal? Why did one man [...]

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Chelsea Trying To Escape Racist Connections But Add Insult To United Injury

Whilst still confident United had it in them to go and win the league, the 2-1 to defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was pretty devastating. To equalise in the second half, only to lose due to a soft penalty awarded a couple of minutes from time, left me upset, frustrated, and angrier than I’d [...]

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FA Rubbing Hands Together Over Rio Ban

With Platini and Blatter aiding the fight for most unpopular football organisation going, I’d almost forgotten how much I despise the FA. We all know the FA love to have a pop at United and it seems they have been given their latest excuse. There was Robbie Fowler’s ‘five times’ goal celebration, intended to wind [...]

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The FA Are A Hindrance Not A Help For Manchester United

The fixture lists were announced yesterday, showing United to have away Premiership fixtures following all of their key Champions League games. The managers of all clubs playing in Europe often have a thing or two to say about the timing of league games in relation to the games they have to play on the continent. [...]

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