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How did Wilshere get away with it?

How did Wilshere get away with it?

With an hour left to play yesterday, Arsenal should have gone down to 10 men after Jack Wilshere tried to headbutt Marouane Fellaini. Standing at just 5 foot 7, Wilshere’s forehead could only reach Fellaini’s chest, but obviously the height difference between players isn’t mention in FIFA’s laws of the game when giving criteria for [...]

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Have United sold their soul?

If you hadn’t heard already, United have dissolved the academy and now intend to break the transfer record with every new signing. Like Chelsea and Manchester City, we don’t play any of the players we have produced ourselves, we don’t nurture top division quality talent, and are just attempting to buy success. We have next [...]

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Are United fans making a fuss over nothing where transfers are concerned?

Are United fans making a fuss over nothing where transfers are concerned?

For the first time since 2010, the anti-Glazer movement has begun to take shape again, with fans becoming frustrated with the lack of investment. Under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson, who repeatedly worked miracles with our players, many fans have grown apathetic to the Glazer ownership. In the past eight years, United have won [...]

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David Moyes’ embarrassing PR exercise

Initially, there was almost unanimous support for David Moyes when the wheels started to come off during his time as Manchester United manager. Whilst there had been huge concerns over his appointment, given he hadn’t won a thing during his managerial career, fans were sympathetic and wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. [...]

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Glazers and Woodward risk leading club in to decline

Manchester United finished last season as the 7th best team and have since lost several key players. Nemanja Vidic, the captain, Patrice Evra, the vice-captain, as well as two of the most experienced players in the squad, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand. When you consider that takes away three of our back four, as well [...]

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Reaction to Rooney captaincy

I used to love Wayne Rooney. I knew he joined the club as an Everton fan but he seemed to really get what playing for United was all about. Rooney would repeatedly talk about how he wanted to spend his entire career here, how he wanted to be viewed by the fans in the same [...]

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Quest for a ‘classy’ United

The word ‘classy’ appears in football prattle with increasing regularity, now considered the acme of all behaviour; gestures, non-gestures, tweets, messages of support, banners, all of that. Truth is, one of the things that’s so compelling about football is the opportunity to ignore a goodly chunk of these precise mores and pressures, because, after all, [...]

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Racist bins off Liverpool after dragging their name through the dirt

Racist bins off Liverpool after dragging their name through the dirt

Luis Suarez has left Liverpool for Barcelona just six months after signing a new 5-year-deal with the Merseyside club. “I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with Liverpool and have my future secured for the long term,” said Suarez at the time. “I believe I can achieve the ambitions of winning trophies and [...]

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Should Moyes have had more time?

Had David Moyes showed signs of progress during his first season as Manchester United manager it is likely that the board and fans would have shown more patience. The club were determined not to become a “sacking club” so persevered with Moyes longer than any other club would. To drop six places after spending £60m [...]

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Moyes refuses to accept responsibility for dreadful season

Following his sacking yesterday, David Moyes has given a statement which has been released by the League Managers Association, which reads: “To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud. “Taking charge after such [...]

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Please sack him – now

I genuinely wanted to support whoever replaced Sir Alex Ferguson until the bitter end. I’ve always enjoyed the siege mentality that our former manager instilled in us and was ready to back his replacement. When David de Gea replaced Edwin Van der Sar, the press ate him up for breakfast. That first game against City [...]

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PICTURE: What did Guardiola want Rooney to do?

PICTURE: What did Guardiola want Rooney to do?

With just minutes to go in in last night’s 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger was sent off for a second yellow card for a foul on Wayne Rooney. Pep Guardiola immediately made a ‘diving’ gesture on the touchlines but this didn’t stop the referee from sending off the German’s goalscorer. There’s no denying [...]

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Moyes: United look comfortable at this level…

David Moyes has often been criticised this season for having the wrong mentality to be the Manchester United manager. Maybe it was when, ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Old Trafford, he vowed we would make it as difficult for them as we possibly could, that did it. Or maybe it was, after getting thrashed by [...]

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Spurs in danger of putting us in Europa League

Yet another dreadful result for Tottenham Hotspur today, showing that some clubs even manage to be worse than us in the big games this season, but they still remain above us in the league. They’ve played against Arsenal on three occasions and have lost all three of them. They lost 4-0 to Chelsea, 6-0 to [...]

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Would Moyes get more time at another club?

Manchester United fans stuck with David Moyes for longer than they probably should for fear of “doing a Chelsea”. The west London club have regularly sacked their manager and this has been widely criticised. I wrote at length about this at the beginning of the month, pointing to the fact Chelsea have hardly struggled for [...]

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