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Wes and Rio In Nightclub Scuffle

There have been reports this morning that Rio Ferdinand and Wes Brown, both of whom played against Blackburn on Saturday, and have been picked for Fabio Capello’s squad again, were involved in a bit of bother last night. Enjoying a night out in a member’s only bar in Manchester, the Circle Club, they ran in to [...]

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This Is Why We Needed Rio To Be Captain

Whilst many readers of RoM couldn’t give a fuck about the England football team, there was greater interest in the goings on of the national team when the issue of Fabio Capello’s captain came about. Rio Ferdinand looked favourite to be given the armband and it is of course rather nice to see the effort [...]

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Which United Player Is Next On City’s Wishlist?

Whilst we’ve been told to fear Manchester City’s new takeover, there seems to be a clear feeling of ‘if anyone can fuck this up, it’s City’ buzzing around Manchester. Whilst the new owners may have all the money in the World, the fact they tabled over £200 million worth of bids on the transfer deadline [...]

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Are The FA Having A Laugh? Rio vs Barton

I am no stranger to starting rants targeted at the FA, for what I find to be increasingly unacceptable behaviour and rulings. They are bloody clueless and seem to delight on really digging the knife in to our club and players. They have been guilty countless times of punishing one player a certain way, yet [...]

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Impressive 24 Hour Rest For Anderson

Anderson collected a bronze medal in the Olympics last week with Brazil, after losing out to the eventual winners, Argentina, in the semi-finals. He played in the bronze medal winning match on the Friday, following a period of 6 games in 18 days, then after a 13 hour flight, arrived back in Manchester at 5pm [...]

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Rio MERKED Liverpool’s Torres

Rio MERKED Liverpool’s Torres

Fernando Torres got kicked off the park against United, at Old Trafford and Anfield, if you ask any scouser. He didn’t bottle it against United and our defence weren’t too good for him. He simply was cheated out of a good performance. It’s Sunday, kick back and relax, and check out a couple of videos…

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UEFA Player of the Year – United More Than Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool

The shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year candidates have been announced, with six United players featuring. Whilst Cristiano Ronaldo will almost certainly win the overall award, five other players have been recognised, with Edwin Van der Sar being named in the UEFA Goalkeeper of the Year category, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic up [...]

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Fergie: Rio Will Be United Captain

Rio Ferdinand lost out on the England captaincy to John Terry, with England’s first game under Capello’s choice producing the usual dire football. Terry was caught out for the first goal, pulling Baros’ shirt not being enough to stop his opponent from scoring, with nothing but negative reviews for the Chelsea man the following day. [...]

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How Did Rio’s Replacement Do?

After being given the armband for the friendly against France, the press tipped Rio Ferdinand to be the man to lead out Fabio Capello’s England. However, John Terry was Capello’s choice for captain, an 8 month decision process that Scolari, Chelsea’s new manager, took all of 2 minutes to make. Capello couldn’t seem to give [...]

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Giggs: Rio Should Have Got It

Ryan Giggs, who retired from International football to concentrate on his Manchester United career, believes that Rio Ferinand should have been awarded the England captaincy. Whilst still complimentary of the Chelsea man, he thinks that Rio possesses the qualities of a proper England captain

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Support For Rio Ferdinand

Fabio Capello made the wrong decision in awarding John Terry the captaincy, not that it is much of my concern. Seems like I’m not the only one though, with the chief football writer for The Times holding a new soft spot for Rio.

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Liverpool’s Torres Is The Kid, Rio Is The Man

Fernando Torres, nicknamed ‘El Nino’, had a very impressive debut season in the Premiership, scoring 24 league goals for Liverpool. The player who United have been linked with on numerous occasions but instead joined compatriot Rafa Benitez with the dippers. Whilst having his way against most Premiership defences, Torres was rendered absolutely worthless in both [...]

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The Perfect Captain – Chelsea’s Terry Better Than Rio?

John Terry’s appointment as England captain has got me thinking about what a ‘good captain’ should be. The man who famously dropped David Beckham, before realising the errors of his ways (albeit, too late) and lost his job because of it, has made yet another controversial decision on awarding the captaincy to Terry. Of all [...]

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Do You Want Rio For England Captain?

Do You Want Rio For England Captain?

Perfect timing for an International friendly eh? England take on the Czech Republic days after the Premiership season kicked off, in a pointless match at the new Wembley stadium. Training is under way and it’s a case of ‘same old England’. “I can guarantee we have 23 men who are ready to run through brick [...]

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The Self-Sacrifice Of Ferdinand

With Gary Neville injured and Ryan Giggs only making an appearance from the bench, Rio Ferdinand was entrusted with the captain’s armband for Manchester United’s appearance in the European Cup final last season. “He dominated on the ground and in the air” read the Manchester Evening News report on Ferdinand in that match. “Heroic defending [...]

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