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LIVE BLOG: Japan v Greece

Good evening, and welcome to LiveBlog coverage of Japan v Greece, as RoM continues to follow the progress of Manchester United players fortunes at the World Cup. Not looking good so far though, as Japan have dropped Kagawa to the bench! Hopefully he plays some part, slightly surprising given how well Japan played against Ivory [...]

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Van Gaal and Van Persie Batter World and European Champions

Van Gaal and Van Persie Batter World and European Champions

Holland thrashed Spain 5-1 in their opening World Cup game this evening, with our Robin van Persie scoring two of the goals. Spain won the European Championship in 2012, the World Cup in 2010, and the Euros in 2008. They were on for their fourth major tournament trophy win in a row but their hopes [...]

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Top Journos Explain Why Hodgson Is So Keen On Smalling

Top Journos Explain Why Hodgson Is So Keen On Smalling

Speaking with RoM for the World Cup preview, Martin Lipton and Dom Fifield have discussed the inclusion of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling in the England squad. Martin Lipton, chief football writer for The Mirror They are favourites of Roy Hodgson; and what might be hard for many United fans to get their heads around [...]

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Top Journo Amazed By The Bile Rooney Attracts

Top Journo Amazed By The Bile Rooney Attracts

Speaking to RoM for the World Cup preview, Sam Wallace, the chief football writer at The Independent, has discussed at length the importance of Wayne Rooney to England. It never ceases to amaze how much bile he attracts. You might say Rooney’s curse was to be born English at the wrong time. There are so [...]

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TOP FIVE: Manchester United Players’ World Cup Moments

TOP FIVE: Manchester United Players’ World Cup Moments

As with any good list, some ground rules are needed. The first is that the player in question had to be playing at United at the time at which their World Cup moment happened – sorry Fabien, you don’t make the cut, though I suspect the fact that you won the thing probably eases the [...]

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Top Jounos Rate Mata’s Chances Of Making A Difference For Spain

Top Jounos Rate Mata’s Chances Of Making A Difference For Spain

Sid Lowe, who writes a weekly article for The Guardian on Spanish football, and Graham Hunter, who has written books on Spain’s Euro and World Cup success, as well as one on Barcelona which won the Football Book of the Year at The British Sports Book Awards in 2013, have spoken exclusively to RoM for [...]

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Rooney: Welbeck is fine for Saturday

Danny Welbeck sat out of England training today, leading to speculation that he was injured. However, Wayne Rooney has played down any fears this evening and said that Welbeck will be available for England’s opening game against Italy on Saturday. “Danny will be fine. I’m sure he will be ready for Saturday. He was just [...]

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Nani: Sporting Connection Set To See Nani Thrive At The World Cup

Nani: Sporting Connection Set To See Nani Thrive At The World Cup

Portugal go into their eighth successive major tournament at the upcoming World Cup. Reaching three semi-finals (Euro 2000, WC 2006 and Euro 2012) and one final (Euro 2004) in the last decade and a half is a remarkable achievement for a country that is among the nani poorest and smallest in Western Europe. Hopes of [...]

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Rio: I took Carrick to the pub after England squad news

Michael Carrick, like most players at the club, had a pretty awful season for United in 2013-2014. Rio Ferdinand has today claimed that it was a mistake for Roy Hodgson to leave Carrick out of the squad for Brazil though, despite such a poor year. “As someone involved in that extraordinary campaign, it’s safe to [...]

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VIDEO: Kagawa goal vs Zambia

Shinji Kagawa scored the equalising goal for Japan after they had gone 2-0 down against Zambia. They went on to win the game 4-3, after a 90th minute winner. ———— The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nicky Butt, a Q&A with the country’s top journalists [...]

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Valencia: I’m apologised to team mates for red card

Valencia: I’m apologised to team mates for red card

During Ecuador’s 2-2 draw with England last night, Antonio Valencia was the victim of an awful late challenge by Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, but fortunately for him, his standing leg wasn’t planted. If he hadn’t managed to jump out of the way, he could have been nursing the second bone break of his career. In response, [...]

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Rooney: I’m not bothered by critics

Wayne Rooney was played out of position on the left for England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador yesterday, but still managed to score a goal. Several people in the media have claimed that Rooney shouldn’t be guaranteed a starting place but the player insists he isn’t bothered what people have to say. “I am not really [...]

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RvP Won’t Miss World Cup

Following an injury-plagued season, there were fears that Robin van Persie might miss the World Cup after being taken off at half-time in Holland’s 2-0 win over Wales. Van Persie has revealed to reporters in Holland that they should have nothing to worry about. “I wouldn’t call it an injury,” he said. “It built up [...]

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VIDEO: Valencia strangles Sterling

VIDEO: Valencia strangles Sterling

In England’s 2-2 draw with Ecuador this evening, Antonio Valencia was sent off for strangling Raheem Sterling after a horrible challenge from the Liverpool player. Well worth the card. Gwan Tony lad! ———— The RoM 2015-16 Season Preview is available for just £5. It includes an EXCLUSIVE interview with Nicky Butt, a Q&A with the [...]

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Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

Valencia – “The Amazonian Express”

On the world stage, Antonio Valencia is unarguably the most famous Ecuadorian footballer of all time. He is the only man from his country to have played in a Champions League final and the only one to have won a pair of league titles in one of Europe’s biggest leagues. His achievements are a great [...]

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