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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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PART I: Pete Boyle on chants, McClair’s intelligence and Moyes’ start

PART I: Pete Boyle on chants, McClair’s intelligence and Moyes’ start

Jonathan Shrager recently interviewed the infamous Pete Boyle, MUFC’s most famous, non-famous fan. Originally, he intended to procure Pete’s opinions on the newly-trialled Singing Section, but what ensued was an extensive conversation into Señor.Boyle’s life as United’s chant composer, and chant conductor extraordinaire. In this first part, he broaches multiple topics, including Pete’s relationship with [...]

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Van Persie: United fans are absolutely unbelievable

The atmosphere at Old Trafford during United’s 1-0 victory over Arsenal, particularly in the second half when the team were really hanging on, was fantastic. There has been a distinct improvement in the noise made by the home fans so far this season, particularly in those big games against Liverpool and Arsenal today, with the [...]

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VIDEO: Where’s our famous atmosphere?

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PICTURE: Preparations for tomorrow’s singing section

PICTURE: Preparations for tomorrow’s singing section

A new banner will be seen inside Old Trafford tomorrow night as we launch the singing section for the game against Real Sociedad. The plan, which has been backed by Reclaim United and Stretford End Flags, will see up to 1,400 fans grouped together in the south-east quadrant of the stadium, where the away fans [...]

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VIDEO: United fans in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s

Great spot from Daniel Harris.

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PICTURE: Manchester United fans celebrating during trophy parade

PICTURE: Manchester United fans celebrating during trophy parade

Manchester is red.

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What To Make Of GMP Attendance Figures?

What To Make Of GMP Attendance Figures?

Manchester United website, Reds Away, published attendance figures they had received from Greater Manchester Police which showed that the official number given by the club was some way short of the “actual” attendance. One of the more shocking headline figures was that close to 16,000 people bought tickets for a United league game in January [...]

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Carrick Enjoys Hearing Amazing Fans Sing His Song

Carrick Enjoys Hearing Amazing Fans Sing His Song

“Oh, oh, oh, it’s Carrick, you know, it’s hard to believe it’s not Scholes” is the song that was first penned years ago for Michael Carrick. The fact that a lot of fans (rightly) didn’t see him on a level with Scholes probably contributed to it not really taking off. However, this afternoon, in our [...]

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VIDEO: Carrick Chant Takes Off At Loftus Road

Despite first being sung years ago, Michael Carrick’s never really had a song sung en masse in all his time at United, until Loftus Road’s away end erupted in the second half today. I imagine we will be hearing a lot more of this song now…

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PICTURE: De Gea Banner In The Away End At Fulham

PICTURE: De Gea Banner In The Away End At Fulham

Following plenty of unwarranted criticism in the media, Manchester United fans supported David de Gea at Craven Cottage this evening with a Spanish flag with “In David We Trust” written on it.

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Didn’t Get A City Ticket? Here’s Why…

Didn’t Get A City Ticket? Here’s Why…

In the 2010-2011, 164,000 applications were made by fans for Manchester United’s away fixtures, which works out, on average, at around 8,630 applications per game. However, there were just 55,000 tickets available, an average of 2,890 per game. Roughly a third of our tickets go to fans in in the loyalty pot, who have applied [...]

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Fergie’s Letter To Fans: Stop Hating Liverpool

“Dear Supporter, “The great support you gave the team here [at Anfield] last season has seen our allocation back up to near-full levels. I want you to continue that progress today. “But today [Sunday] is about much more than not blocking gangways. Today is about thinking hard about what makes United the best club in [...]

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Best Behaviour

Best Behaviour

Ahead of the Manchester derby in 2008, Manchester City requested that instead of having a minute’s silence to mark the 50th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, we have a minute’s applause instead. “With a minute’s applause there would be less chance of any abuse,” said Alan Galley, chairman of the Manchester City Supporters Club. [...]

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Fans Without Borders – United 3rd Most Popular In Europe

One quarter of Europe’s football faithful (41 million) are classed as Fans Without Borders, with FC Barcelona the most popular foreign team (29%), followed by Real Madrid CF (10%) and Manchester United FC (8%). Fans Without Borders have been categorised into three groups: 1. Highlight Fans, representing 60% of all Fans Without Borders, are attracted [...]

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