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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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RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: January-May

RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: January-May

JANUARY 2010 United started the year with an uninspiring 1-1 draw away to Birmingham. They took the lead with a scrappy goal just before half-time before own goal saved our skin again. Our equalising goal was ruled out for offside initially but the right decision was made with the referee spotting that the final touch [...]

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RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: August-December

RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: August-December

AUGUST 2009 United kicked off the season with a modest 1-0 win over Birmingham, with Wayne Rooney opening his account for the season. Michael Owen got his first 15 minutes at Old Trafford, which was weird, but he was warmly greeted. It was an underwhelming start but at least it was three points on the [...]

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STATS: Are Injuries A Valid Excuse?

STATS: Are Injuries A Valid Excuse?

Manchester United fans have been accused of sour grapes when mentioning the injuries we’ve had this season. Whilst injuries hit every club every season, it is how your injuries compare with your rivals that make the difference. Have a read and a decide the difference for yourself…. Chelsea’s defence Petr Cech – 34/38 (89%) Jose [...]

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STATS: More Reasons To Keep Jose Mourinho Away From United

STATS: More Reasons To Keep Jose Mourinho Away From United

I have been very vocal on the reasons why Jose Mourinho should never be manager of Manchester United. Whilst there’s no denying that he is a big character, and that is something you would imagine the man to replace Sir Alex Ferguson might have to be, and that he has had lots of success in [...]

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STATS: Berbatov at Spurs vs Berbatov at United

STATS: Berbatov at Spurs vs Berbatov at United

Manchester United forked out £30m for Dimitar Berbatov after Daniel Levy stuck to the asking price we didn’t want to pay. The downside for us was we had to pay over the odds for a player Sir Alex Ferguson really wanted, whilst Tottenham had a load of money in the bank but couldn’t do anything [...]

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Watching United 50 Years Ago: Fulham v Man United, March 26th 1960‏

Ahead of our game against Fulham, Giles Oakley has reflected on United vs Fulham over the years. ———— To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, Made in Manchester is available for just £3 for today only. Some of the best football writers take [...]

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It’s Too Early To Say I Told You So, But…

It’s Too Early To Say I Told You So, But…

I get a lot of stick on the blog, from our own fans and rivals unlike, because of my unwavering optimism. If we have a dreadful game, I will take it on board, but try and find the silver lining, however difficult that may be. There are optimists and pessimists (or realists as they would [...]

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Brilliant Stats: Rooney + Ronaldo Last Season vs Rooney This Season

Brilliant Stats: Rooney + Ronaldo Last Season vs Rooney This Season

This time last year, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney had scored 14 Premiership goals between them, Ronaldo with 8, Rooney with 6. This season, Rooney has 19 Premiership goals to himself. This time last year, we had scored 34 Premiership goals. This season, we we have scored 53 goals. ———— To mark the anniversary of United [...]

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Tale Of Two Strikers Forced Out And Obsessed With Former Club

———— To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, Made in Manchester is available for just £3 for today only. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan Edwards [...]

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Another Analysis Of The Debt

Another Analysis Of The Debt

There is plenty of talk about our debt issues at the moment, where just like in 2005, the less than satisfying performances have come at a time of more doom and gloom about the Glazers. ———— To mark the anniversary of United winning the Treble with a team that had academy products at the core, [...]

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STATS: United vs City – The Best Supported Club Since The 1940′s and Before Premiership?

STATS: United vs City – The Best Supported Club Since The 1940′s and Before Premiership?

Yesterday, Manchester City still hadn’t sold all their tickets for the League Cup semi-final which was due to be played the following day. On the Monday, it was announced that any season ticket holder or membership holder could purchase an additional two tickets. Given that City haven’t played in the semi-final for 28 years I [...]

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