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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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Isn’t It Time The FA Made An Example Of Someone Else?

Rio Ferdinand was bannedfrom football for eight months by the FA and fined £50,000 after he failed to show up at a drugs test. Ferdinand was one of the four United players selected at random to be tested for drugs in September 2003. The players were required to stay after training to take part, but [...]

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No Surprises Here, Ferguson Charged

Sir Alex Ferguson watched the second half of our defeat against Bolton from the stands, after laying in to the useless Mark Clattenburg in the tunnel. Fergie deemed many of Bolton’s challenges unacceptable, only for Clattenburg to ignore the foul, or prefer a stern word over a booking. As I said after the match, Bolton [...]

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Was Ferguson Right About Clattenburg? Minute by Minute Foul Summary

Sir Alex Ferguson was forced to watch the second half of our defeat to Bolton from the stands yesterday, after giving the hopeless Mark Clattenburg a piece of his mind in the tunnel. The ref let Bolton kick lumps out of our lads, with very little repercussions for our opposition. Only two of their players [...]

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What A Difference A Shirt Makes…

As the summer of 2006 came to an end, following a season where our team had been ravaged by injuries, the last thing we wanted was to be without arguably our two best players at the start of the coming season. When, ludicrously, the FA dished out three match bans to both Rooney and Scholes [...]

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Make your mind up, FA

When I saw the “challenge” Wayne Rooney had received his straight red card for in the Amsterdam Tournament, I laughed. “Innocuous” Ferguson branded it. “Unbelievable” said Rooney. Utterly ridiculous decision, but never mind. We had the tournament in the bag, so didn’t really think twice about it. When it was said Rooney could have a [...]

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