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The Telegraph‘s Mark Ogden is holding a webchat on United and City until 1pm. The Promised Land responds to Arsene Wenger’s comments about Paul Scholes. Oliver Holt of The Mirror writes about Fabio Capello’s regrets over Scholes. The Evening News reports on Shearer’s claim that Ferguson won’t change his mind on BBC stance. The United [...]

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Craven Cottage Defines Our Season

Craven Cottage has given us mixed memories over the past few years. As the final whistle has blown, it has given us a feeling that our season might have been defined. 2006-2007 Looking back, this season is one of my favourites. This season was full of insecurities. Despite leading all the way through, after going [...]

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Bobby Manc Gets It Wrong Again

Bobby Manc Gets It Wrong Again

Manchester City boss, Roberto Mancini, hilariously claimed that his first year in charge would be the year City ended their trophy drought, which has gone on for longer than three decades. First he said they would beat Manchester United in the League Cup and therefore take away our ticker banner which commemorates just how many [...]

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RoM Reads

Mark Ogden of The Telegraph has written about the Manchester divide. Oliver Holt of The Mirror has a great article on Tom Cleverley. YouTube has the Juan Mata clip Cleverley was talking about. The Guardian has pictures from every one of 21 goal scoring seasons. The Evening News has an article on Rooney. The Daily [...]

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PICTURES: Chicharito, Smalling and Bébé (with new hair)

PICTURES: Chicharito, Smalling and Bébé (with new hair)

Some media sources claimed that the Portuguese press had Bébé’s new haircut down to Sir Alex Ferguson’s strict orders. However, I think that’s stereotyping the old Fergie. He’s not so much like that now. Just like he didn’t actually ban Nani’s extravagant celebratory flip and just like he allowed Anderson to have long braided hair, [...]

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Mr Liverpool Picks Keane Over Gerrard In All Time XI

Mr Liverpool Picks Keane Over Gerrard In All Time XI

Jamie Carragher, who the club’s official website refer to as ‘Mr Liverpool’, has named his all time XI, rating Roy Keane ahead of Steven Gerrard. “Talking of Roy Keane, I’d have him alongside Souey at the heart of midfield,” said Carragher. “The Man United skipper may be a little short of Souness in the passing [...]

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Premiership Predictions: A Sight For Sore United Eyes

Premiership Predictions: A Sight For Sore United Eyes

Everybody seems to be having a go at this predictions lark, so on the eve of the new season, RoM is going to tap in to the psychic wavelengths to have a go at predicting how the season will go. After reading preview after preview which has United down as 4th, just as they have [...]

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PICTURES: This Season’s Mugshots and Team Photo – Anderson But No Hargreaves

PICTURES: This Season’s Mugshots and Team Photo – Anderson But No Hargreaves

Owen Hargreaves is still in America but Anderson has returned from Portugal after his car accident. ———— Made in Manchester is available for just £3. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan Edwards to Paul Scholes, and many more, [...]

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View from the Enemy: Wolves Fan On Ebanks-Blake, Premier League Fine and Rio Chant

View from the Enemy: Wolves Fan On Ebanks-Blake, Premier League Fine and Rio Chant

Mick McCarthy replaced Glen Hoddle as Wolves boss in 2006 and promised the club Premiership football within three years. They had just finished outside the play-off positions and were forced to sell a number of their first team players. McCarthy invested time in youth and made some good signings from lower divisions and fulfilled his [...]

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View from the Enemy: Wigan Fan On Valencia, Stealing Liverpool’s Song and Bobby

View from the Enemy: Wigan Fan On Valencia, Stealing Liverpool’s Song and Bobby

When Wigan first joined the Premier League, I remember being very fond of them. I wouldn’t go as far as saying they were my second team but I looked out for their results and wanted them to do well, given that they were underdogs and they were local. I suppose it was assumed they would [...]

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RoM Reads

BBC has a video on United’s World Cup players. Daniel Taylor of The Guardian looks at Bébé’s rags to riches story. The Chelsea Blog has an interview with a red ahead of the season starting. YouTube has footage of Joshua King’s great work for Preston against Stockport. The Mirror reckons Paul Scholes is our best [...]

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PICTURE: Danny In Sunderland Shirt After Moving On Loan

PICTURE: Danny In Sunderland Shirt After Moving On Loan

It has been confirmed that Danny Welbeck has joined Sunderland on a season long loan where he will play alongside Darren Bent and former red Fraizer Campbell. With Kenywne Jones leaving for Stoke, Welbeck really should get the opportunity to shine and bring on his game. Danny got 45 minutes for England U-21s on Tuesday [...]

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Ferguson’s Found Value In The Market Then?

Sir Alex Ferguson has been harping on about there being no value in the current market. Granted, with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City chucking money away there has been some shift. When a club is paying £24m for Joleon Lescott or £80m for a player who is already desperate to leave their [...]

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RoM Reads

Soccerlens has my Manchester United preview for the season. The Promised Land takes a look at this season’s title challengers. United Latest has a bit of info on our new striker, Bébé. Marca TV has some Bébé footage. Sky Sports reports that Danny Welbeck is having a Sunderland medical today. Studs Up takes the piss [...]

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COMPETITION: Chants For Bébé

COMPETITION: Chants For Bébé

As soon as it was announced that Manchester United had signed £7.4m Portuguese striker Bébé, the internet got flooded with potential chants and silly songs about the unknown player. We will be running a song competition, just as we did last year with Michael Owen. Get creative and send your best chants to republik_of_mancunia_competition@hotmail.co.uk. Include [...]

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