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United and The Tottenham Hotspur Double Winners of the 60′s

On the eve of Manchester United’s Premier League clash with a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur my mind goes back fifty years to when I first saw the two teams face each other in the flesh, in September 1960. The Londoners were then almost effortlessly cruising to the first League and FA Cup Double of the 20th [...]

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The Unavoidable Next Manager U-Turn

The Unavoidable Next Manager U-Turn

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the firm anti-Jose Mourinho approach for several reasons, written about in STATS: More Reasons To Keep Mourinho Away From United, Mourinho Show Continues to name a few. In summary: 1. Jose Mourinho inherited a great squad at Chelsea (finished 2nd in the league, reached CL semi-finals) [...]

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RoM Reaction To Rooney Fiasco

RoM Reaction To Rooney Fiasco

So, where to start? A good beginning is probably self-criticism, for being naive and allowing myself to think the modern poison of the game had been kept out of our players, which only made this past week more painful. Painful? Yes, I’m more than aware of how pathetic that sounds but sadly it is true. [...]

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Top Journos Reflect On Rooney Madness For RoM

On top of their busy schedule of meeting their own deadlines, a few select journalists have taken time out to RoM their insight to the Wayne Rooney ordeal. 1. Who is responsible for this mess? 2. Do you think Rooney will now spend the rest of his career/most of his remaining years at United? 3. [...]

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Top United Bloggers Reflect On Rooney Situation

Some of the best Manchester United writers going have kindly taken time away from their own blogs to voice their opinions on Wayne Rooney for RoM. 1. Who is responsible for this mess? 2. How do you feel about the player now? Is that going to change? 3. Do you have any sympathy with what [...]

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Arsenal Boss’ Arrogance Clouds The Truth About Bringing Through Youth

Arsenal Boss’ Arrogance Clouds The Truth About Bringing Through Youth

So, Arsene Wenger hasn’t won a trophy in over five years so thinks a tally of players who started their careers at Arsenal under him is something to brag about. It’s like the Arsenal fans who spend hours of their time on internet forums ‘showing off’ about how little money they’ve spent. What do either [...]

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What Did Ozil Say Again?

What Did Ozil Say Again?

When Mesut Ozil, who had been linked to United, amongst other clubs, signed for Real Madrid for £16.6m, our fans wanted to know what on earth was going on. Ozil cost less than Chris Smalling and Bébé, who were unveiled yesterday, leaving fans to question why Sir Alex Ferguson hadn’t tapped in to this value [...]

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EXCLUSIVE Interview With Rafael: United Dream, City’s Cash and Brazil Call-Up

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Rafael: United Dream, City’s Cash and Brazil Call-Up

Since being spotting by Manchester United scouts when they were 15, with the da Silva twins have gone from strength to strength, Rafael in particularly. He’s close to half a century of appearances for the first team despite only being 20-years-old. With Gary Neville, Wes Brown and even John O’Shea occupying his preferred right-back position, [...]

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All You Need To Know About United Under New Homegrown Rule

All You Need To Know About United Under New Homegrown Rule

- Homegrown players are defined as those having been trained at a club or clubs in England or Wales for three years before the end of the season in which they became 21. – Homegrown players do not have to be English. – Clubs are also permitted to register and play an unlimited number of [...]

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STATS: Which Teams Spend The Most?

STATS: Which Teams Spend The Most?

Continuing on with the theme of buying success, I was pointed in the right direction of an article in The Mirror which looked at every Premiership season’s top spender. It is interesting to note that only on 5 occasions have the summer’s biggest spenders gone on to win the title the following season. 1992-93: Blackburn [...]

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STATS: Chelsea, City and United – Buying Success

STATS: Chelsea, City and United – Buying Success

Before the debate of Chelsea or City’s money was brought to the Premiership, jealous fans of other teams used to talk of Manchester United ‘buying’ success. As City and Chelsea have kindly proven for us since then, having a load of money isn’t the be all and end all to success. There are several elements [...]

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Leaders – Comparing Arsenal To United

Leaders – Comparing Arsenal To United

I was having a conversation with an Arsenal fan about what his club will do about the captaincy this season if Barcelona aren’t permitted to buy Cesc Fabregas. The lad has repeatedly stated his desire to join his boyhood club and if he stays at Arsenal it’s nothing to do with his own wishes, rather [...]

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A Big Thanks To John Terry… Again

A Big Thanks To John Terry… Again

Ahead of Manchester United’s 3-0 thrashing of Chelsea in the 2008-2009 season, the fans booed routinely as the opposition’s team sheet was read out. “…number seventeen, Jose Bosingwa” booooo, “… number 20, Deco” boooo, “… number 26, John Terry” yehhhhh! This was the first time most of our fans were confronted with the man who [...]

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What Makes A Football Supporter

What Makes A Football Supporter

Manchester United supporters have been spoilt over the past couple of decades. You go to Old Trafford expecting a win, regardless of the opposition. You start the season in August expecting at least one trophy come May. In the 20 years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s first trophy with us in 1990, the only seasons we [...]

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RoM’s In Depth Review: Stories of the Season I

August 2009 15th: RoM previews the season What will 2009-2010 bring? 19th: Interview with a journo Rob Smyth of The Guardian has a chat with RoM. 21st: Carlos Tevez is a blue, he hates Munichs The City faithful are proud of their latest Munich reference… whilst their new favourite player speaks of his love and [...]

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