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Singing section?

Yesterday, Manchester United season ticket holders were sent the following e-mail from Ticket and Membership services at the club. Further to previous communications, I would like to update you about the Singing Section following on from the two trials & consultation process, and to inform you that a decision has now been made to implement [...]

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Plans for plane with ‘Moyes out’ message to fly over Old Trafford

A group of United fans have raised £840 in a day to fund a plane to fly over Old Trafford with a message reading ‘Wrong One – Moyes Out’. The message is a response to the Stretford End Flags banner which reads ‘The Chosen One’. Following United’s 3-0 defeat against City yesterday, stewards were sent [...]

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Mata: United fans are our 12th man

Ahead of the derby tonight, Juan Mata says the players are hoping they can pay back the fans for their amazing support, despite disappointing results. “They are our 12th player and are so important to us,” Mata said in tonight’s programme. “They deserve a reward from our side. What we experienced in the Liverpool game [...]

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Rafael: The fans were crazy good

Ahead of United’s Champions League against Olympiacos, Rafael da Silva has reflected on last season’s game against Real Madrid. After Nani’s ridiculous red card the crowd came alive and Rafael is hoping for a repeat atmosphere this evening. “First of all, I will never forget that game,” Nani said. “When Nani was sent off, the [...]

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Moyes: Phenomenal fans deserve better

Despite awful football and a horrible result against Liverpool, Manchester United fans were in full voice on Sunday afternoon. David Moyes has claimed he’s told the players it’s time they started paying us back for our fantastic support, starting tomorrow night against Olympiacos. “The support inside Old Trafford has been phenomenal,” said Moyes. “The players [...]

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Rooney: United fans are fantastic

Something strange happened during United’s home defeat against Liverpool. With around twenty minutes left to play, and United trailing 2-0, the Stretford End starting singing “20 times, 20 times, Man United. 20 times, 20 times, I say. 20 times, 20 times, Man United, playing football the Matt Busby way.” The Stretford End were on their [...]

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Moyes’ Letter To Season Ticket Holders

While I knew that this job would be a challenge when I took it on, the difficult season we have experienced was not something that I envisaged, which I am sure is the case as well for you supporters – and my players, staff and I am desperate to compensate for that. Everywhere we turn [...]

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POLL: How long does Moyes have left?

online poll by Opinion Stage ———— 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 [...]

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MUST Support Teenage Section at Old Trafford

A few weeks ago a petition was launched to try and bring in a section at Old Trafford just for teenagers. The idea was that the tickets would be cheap and that they could pay for them on the gate. The thinking behind this idea is that young people contribute to better atmospheres at the [...]

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I need excitement, oh I need it bad, and it’s the best I’ve ever had…

In October 1978 the Irish punk rock band The Undertones released their classic debut single Teenage Kicks. In two minutes and twenty seven seconds of pure genius songwriter John O’Neil captured the intensity, joy and pain of teenage passion. The song’s anonymous hero blurts out his feelings for a girl he sees regularly around his [...]

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Section for teenagers at Old Trafford

Section for teenagers at Old Trafford

Over the past two decades the age of supporters inside Old Trafford has been on a steady increase. According to surveys conducted by the Premier League, the average age an adult match-goer is 41. Meanwhile, ticket price increases mean that teenagers, whether they are on their own or as part of a group, struggle to [...]

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Moyes: Our away fans don’t stop singing

David Moyes has sung the praises of Manchester United fans after they have continued to get behind the team despite a string of poor results. “When I first became Manchester United manager I described how incredibly privileged I felt to take on the position, and that belief has only been reinforced during my short time [...]

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VIDEO: New Januzaj chant

I want to tell you, I might as well do, about a boy who can do anything. He comes from Belgium, his name is Adnan, Januzaj! Januzaj! Januzaj! ———— 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 [...]

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Part III: Pete Boyle on the singing section and United’s atmosphere

Part III: Pete Boyle on the singing section and United’s atmosphere

The final part of RoM’s interview with Pete Boyle looks at the decline in atmosphere at Old Trafford and the new plans for a singing section. Read part I and part II. JS: As a leading campaigner for the Singing Section, you’ll presumably be in there full-time if it becomes a permanent feature. Nowadays the [...]

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Part II: Pete Boyle on United’s original chants, YNWA and copying songs

Part II: Pete Boyle on United’s original chants, YNWA and copying songs

In Part 2 of my interview with the authentic piece of Mancunia that is Señor.Boyle, I focus more on Pete’s role as Old Trafford songsmith, his rise to prominence, his opinions on the state of football chanting generally, and his views on MUFC songs past and present. JS: I regularly see you discussing MUFC songs [...]

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