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The Mirror Doing Their Best To Make Rooney The Victim

The Mirror Doing Their Best To Make Rooney The Victim

A couple of months ago stories started circulating in the papers that Wayne Rooney wanted to leave Manchester United. The claim was he was fed up with being subbed off and not starting every game. You had to laugh, given that the last time Rooney wanted to leave it was because he didn’t think the [...]

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What to make of Wayne Rooney’s transfer request

What to make of Wayne Rooney’s transfer request

When Wayne Rooney released a statement last week denying the story that he had changed his Twitter bio to omit “Manchester United player”, you knew he wanted to leave. That week the press had also  reported that Rooney had met with Sir Alex a fortnight ago to tell him he wanted to leave, but Rooney [...]

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Ding Dong – Why we should not observe minute’s silence

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” – Malcolm X. We’re witnessing the sort of sanctimonious, manipulative whitewash that occurred after the death of Princess Diana. Only this [...]

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RoM’s CoM – March

RoM’s CoM – March

I had a number of versions of this written and ready to publish but wasn’t sure which one would be most entertaining or enjoyable for the average Republik of Mancunia reader. I did, in fact, send two of these versions to Scott and if you’re reading this one (Version 2) he has decided that Version [...]

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PICTURE: Should Diego López Have Been Sent Off Too?

PICTURE: Should Diego López Have Been Sent Off Too?

FIFA Law 12: “Reckless” means that the player has acted with complete disregard of the danger to, or consequences for, his opponent. A player who plays in a reckless manner shall be cautioned. This seems to sum up fairly well the two incidents above. Both Diego López and Nani were trying to win the ball [...]

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PICTURE: Last Night’s Ref Follows Ronaldo And Real Madrid

PICTURE: Last Night’s Ref Follows Ronaldo And Real Madrid

The referee from last night’s game, Cuneyt Cakir, follows 38 people on Twitter. The vast majority of Turkish football teams and TV stations which is fair enough. But he also follows Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid and their biased newspaper, Marca. Biased? Paid off? There’s got to be some explanation for that bent decision to send [...]

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Chelsea’s “passionless” fans to force Benitez out before our Cup date?

Chelsea’s “passionless” fans to force Benitez out before our Cup date?

“We don’t need to give away stupid plastic flags to our fans to wave, our supporters are always there with their hearts and that is all we need. Its the passion of the fans that helps us to win matches, not flags. Chelsea fans lack passion.” I’m sure at the time these words raised his [...]

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GIF: Tevez Escapes Punishment

GIF: Tevez Escapes Punishment

Gareth Barry was charged by the FA yesterday for verbally abusing fourth official Mark Clattenburg following City’s 3-2 defeat against Manchester United. The result could have been a lot worse for the blues if the linesman didn’t incorrectly rule out Ashley Young’s goal, which would have put us 3-0, and if the referee didn’t miss [...]

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Giggs: I Got Hit By Chelsea Fans

Giggs: I Got Hit By Chelsea Fans

Earlier this season, Manchester United beat Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge, with the blues reduced to nine men. United had gone 2-0 up early on only to see Chelsea claw two goals back. With quarter of an hour remaining, Javier Hernandez scored the winning goal. Our Mexican isn’t very popular with Chelsea fans because of [...]

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Players Shouldn’t Celebrate With Their Own Fans! Ever!

Players Shouldn’t Celebrate With Their Own Fans! Ever!

You would think that by now we would be used to it. Dramatic last gasp wins have been commonplace for Manchester United fans during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign. It doesn’t seem to matter how often we do it though, it feels fucking fantastic every single time. That realisation, a second or so before the ball [...]

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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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Why Fergie Was Wrong To Blast Rio

Why Fergie Was Wrong To Blast Rio

Sir Alex Ferguson has changed my life. Some of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced are a result of the brilliant teams he has built and the success he has inspired. Whilst I’m not blinded to his mistakes or personal flaws, it is rare that I would publicly criticise him. However, I think the handling [...]

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Why Don’t Our Players Know Who Is On Penalty Duty?

Why Don’t Our Players Know Who Is On Penalty Duty?

Following our 1-0 win over Galatasaray last night, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed he thought Robin van Persie should have taken the second half penalty that Nani missed. “I think he just ran and grabbed the ball,” he said. “I thought Robin should have taken it, to be honest with you. I think we will have [...]

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It’s Never Their Fault

It’s Never Their Fault

Four minutes in to Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Wigan, the Stretford End starting singing the Luis Suarez “racist bastard” chant. The chant that followed was “always the victims, it’s never their fault“. This is a standard occurrence at Old Trafford and United’s away games, dating back to almost a year ago following Liverpool FC’s [...]

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Sid Lowe brings more embarrassment to The Guardian

Sid Lowe brings more embarrassment to The Guardian

You remember our run in with Sachin Nakrani a few months ago. He posted that well known picture from years ago of a Chelsea fan doing the Nazi salute with his daughter in his arms and claimed that it was from Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final game against Spurs that day. Nakrani is a Liverpool fan [...]

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