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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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Incompetent FA Screw Up Again…Alarmingly In Our Favour!

The FA are an organisation I’ve been quick to criticise of a number of occasions. Their inconsistency is infuriating, particularly considering it is usually United on the receiving end of their unjust punishments. From Rio Ferdinand’s drugs ban to Gary Neville’s fine, the FA just love making an example out of United. So when United [...]

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Styles Dropped After Costing United Points At Blackburn

Rob Styles didn’t win himself any United mates after his failings as a referee cost United crucial points last weekend. United were denied two penalties, after Rooney was fouled in the box in the first half by Reid (his late reaction to the foul swaying the ref) and a blatant handball from Emerton, blocking Carrick’s [...]

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Respect The Ref? Explain This One Riley

Middlesbrough committed 22 fouls today yet received 3 yellow cards. How does that add up? Good to see that Ferguson’s rant about the incompetency of Keith Hacket’s band of referees has been taken on board. Or not. Less than a minute played, Aliadiere fouls Evra. With two minutes played United won their second free kick [...]

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Fergie Phone Rant At Hackett Received With Little Response

Sir Alex Ferguson let his feelings known on referee boss Keith Hackett following United’s exit from the Cup on Saturday. Portsmouth committed 16 fouls in the game with only two yellow cards being awarded. The most notable events were fouls on Cristiano Ronaldo, where the referee, Martin Atkinson, enforced no punishment on the fouling players. [...]

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FA vs United: Why Arsenal Players Escaped Punishment

Reds have responded to the FA’s decision not to take any action on William Gallas following his kick at Nani with disappointment more than surprise. The idea that an Arsenal player wouldn’t be dealt with appropriately when behaving inappropriately towards a United player is pretty easy to come to terms with. Despite the claims on [...]

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Ferguson Wondering About FA Cup Fix

It was announced earlier this week that Manchester United were drawn to play second place Arsenal in the 5th Round of the FA Cup. As I wrote about, Manchester United are drawn against top flight opposition more often than not, with 77% of our FA Cup draws over the past ten years coming against Premiership [...]

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FA Backtrack Over Minute’s Silence

There has been a lot of fuss surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, with it emerging some fans will find it too much of a temptation to sing sick songs during a moment of silent time for reflection. A couple of weeks ago, the FA announced that there would not be a [...]

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The FA Did Screw Us Over…But Do United Really Care About the FA Cup?

Reading striker, Dave Kitson launched a scathing attack on the FA Cup ahead of his team’s 3rd Round Tie against Tottenham Hotspur. “We are not going to win the FA Cup and I do not give two shits about it, to be honest with you,” he said. “I care about staying in the Premier League, as [...]

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Ferguson: Slipping Standards and Refs to Blame

Sir Alex Ferguson has been charged by the FA after the half time spat last weekend with referee Mark Clattenburg. Kevin Davies was guilty of several dirty challenges on Patrice Evra in United’s recent clash with Bolton, but received nothing more than a yellow card. At half time, United were 1-0 down, and Ferguson launched [...]

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