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Scholes: Empty seats everywhere at City

Paul Scholes has had a pop at Manchester City fans for failing to sell out yet another big game at the Etihad. “The crowd need to get behind this team they need to create a special European atmosphere,” Scholes said. “I was lucky enough to play at Old Trafford and we always talked about the [...]

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United’s record with youth compared to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Blackburn

United’s record with youth compared to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Blackburn

In response to Mike Phelan’s claims that Manchester United had “lost their way” following the sale of Danny Welbeck, Jason Burt wrote for The Telegraph about United’s history of youth team players. He claimed “it is a myth that United have always had a team overbrimming with local players and youth team products”. Whilst we [...]

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Rodgers: I copied Van Gaal’s model

Rodgers: I copied Van Gaal’s model

An old interview with Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, has emerged where he sings the praises of Louis van Gaal. When managing Swansea, Rodgers was interviewed by The Blizzard, and claimed that he was inspired by the current Manchester United manager’s style of play. “Our philosophy was to feel confident in a possession game and keep [...]

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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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Liverpool bringing joy to season of failure

Liverpool bringing joy to season of failure

Around the start of April, it all seemed to be incredibly bleak. Manchester United were persevering with David Moyes. Moyes was a disaster, and it didn’t seem that he was learning. If anything, it seemed like a substandard manager had made things so bad that he’d never get out of the deepening hole. Nevertheless, the [...]

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VIDEO: Liverpool striker bites someone again

VIDEO: Liverpool striker bites someone again

Everyone’s favourite racist, Luis Suarez, has bitten an opposition player for the third time in his career. Suarez ran at Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini and bit in to his shoulder. Just like with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic before him, Chiellini hadn’t provoked Suarez in any way. He was given a ten match ban for that bite and [...]

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PICTURE: Liverpool fans graffiti Busby Babe’s bridge?

PICTURE: Liverpool fans graffiti Busby Babe’s bridge?

Billy Whelan joined the United ranks when he was just a teenager and made his debut for the club when he was 19-years-old. The following week he scored his first goal for the club. Whelan went on to play 98 games for United and scored an incredible 52 goals. He was on the plane with [...]

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Most Memorable Manchester Derbies

Manchester City visit Old Trafford later in the month and the prospect fills most United fans with a feeling of dread akin to a starting XI containing William Prunier. After a couple of maulings in recent seasons, some supporters were actually grateful for the penalty shoot-out defeat in the semi-final of the League Cup against [...]

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Would sacking Moyes make us another Chelsea?

Manchester United fans rightly don’t want the reputation of being an unsupportive club that sacks the manager at the drop of a hat. One of the arguments that is regularly put forward for keeping hold of David Moyes is that “we don’t want to become like Chelsea”. Whilst I’d argue that Chelsea’s policy of sacking [...]

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Pellegrini reckons City are bigger than United

At Manuel Pellegrini’s press conference ahead of City’s game against Barcelona, he has claimed that City are now a bigger club than United. “The biggest team is City now, but we cannot forget the last few years,” he claimed. There’s no denying that City are better than United this season, given that they are 3rd [...]

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VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Chelsea fan on Moyes, winning the league and predictions

Ahead of today’s game against Chelsea, Ramon Isaac from the Chelsea blog Mowing Meadows has taken some time out to talk football. Scott: How do you think Chelsea’s season has gone so far? Ramon: Personally I think it has gone about as well as it could’ve done so far. Obviously, you can point to a [...]

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Fergie trusts Mourinho more than his own brother?? Riiiight…

It came as a shock to most people when rumours started circulating on the evening of May 7th that Sir Alex Ferguson planned to retire at the end of the 2012/2013 season, having wrapped up the title weeks before the end of the season. That night, Ferguson rang up his brother and closest confidante, Martin, [...]

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Evertonians on Moyes

Evertonians on Moyes

As for most privileged Reds of Generation X and Z, Fergie is all I’ve ever really known. Whilst in the deepest recesses of my subconscious rests Big Ron, Fergie is the only footballing face of authority I’ve ever really recognized. This has rendered a significant number of younger United fans extremely anxious, constantly questioning and [...]

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Miscellaneous Musings on Keane vs Vieira: Best of Enemies

Miscellaneous Musings on Keane vs Vieira: Best of Enemies

The finest sentence of Roy Keane’s 2002 Autobiography reads; “I like dogs, because unlike humans, they don’t talk shite.” As a human myself, who also happens to be a dog owner, I can see where he’s coming from. It’s the sort of candor that’s become synonymous with the man; a brand of deliberately outspoken contrariness [...]

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Chelsea manager makes his opinion on bringing through youth known

Ahead of Chelsea’s game against Southampton, Jose Mourinho has explained his club’s poor record of bringing through youth team players on having less time at a big club. Ryan Bertrand is the closest thing Chelsea have had to an academy product making the first team recently, who the West London club bought from Gillingham when [...]

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