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Panic Stations! We’re Doomed! Doomed I Tells Ya!

Panic Stations! We’re Doomed! Doomed I Tells Ya!

Remember the days when it looked as though Chelsea’s reign would last forever more? They were an efficient machine, powered by the mighty captaincy of John Terry with all the arrogance in the world provided by Jose Mourinho. When we beat them 1-0 in 2005, during a season where they would go on to finish [...]

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Confirmed Reports – Tevez Will Leave After Rejecting Personal Terms

Confirmed Reports – Tevez Will Leave After Rejecting Personal Terms

Manchester United have met the asking price for Carlos Tevez but the player has rejected the offer. I hope all those idiots in the Stretford End chanting for Tevez over Sir Alex Ferguson’s end of season speech feel like proper dicks now. ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup [...]

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Tevez One Of The Few That Could Get Away With Betrayal?

With Carlos Tevez being linked with a move to Manchester City there has been plenty of talk surrounding the ‘betrayal’ this would mean to United fans. Andy Cole and Peter Schmeichel went to City when their careers were coming to an end and it was no bother for us. When do players ever leave United at [...]

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Is Tevez The Kind Of Player We Want At United?

“Fergie, sign him up! Fergie, Fergie sign him up!” the Stretford End chanted over the top of Sir Alex Ferguson’s end of season speech. Ferguson had just claimed his 11th league title and United’s 18th, equalling Liverpool’s record, yet sections of the crowd believed there was a more pressing issue to deal with; Carlos Tevez. [...]

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Arsenal Aren’t The Only Ones Who Should Wish To Be Real’s ‘Feeder Club’

Arsenal Aren’t The Only Ones Who Should Wish To Be Real’s ‘Feeder Club’

Since agreeing a deal with Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, rival fans have looked for any possible way to have a pop at us about it. Considering we’ve won three league titles, the European Cup, the FA Cup and two League Cups with Ronaldo in our squad, it really is hard to argue that we [...]

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RoM Reaction To Ronalo’s Likely Exit

RoM Reaction To Ronalo’s Likely Exit

My feelings on Cristiano Ronaldo have been there for all to see. Whilst it’s always been obvious he’s a bit of a tosser, he’s always been our tosser. I like United having players other fans hate because it’s enjoyable to see how wound up they get. To me, he felt less like ours after his [...]

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Liverpool Fans Finally Wake Up And Smell The Coffee?

Liverpool Fans Finally Wake Up And Smell The Coffee?

When the Glazers took over Manchester United, ‘mourning’ was probably the most appropriate word to describe the reaction of the fans. When walking around Cardiff on FA Cup final day not longer after the takeover went through, there were United fans in all black, showing the loss we all felt for our football club. The [...]

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Does Tevez Need Replacing? Did Kanchelskis?

Does Tevez Need Replacing? Did Kanchelskis?

Like the opinion on whether we should sign Carlos Tevez permanently is split amongst United fans, I also imagine our thoughts on who we should sign to replace him will vary massively as well. There’s been talk of Karim Benzema coming in for Tevez for Franck Ribery replacing Cristiano Ronaldo, which has been exciting news [...]

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Following United: 50 Years of Disappointment

RoM Contributing Writer, Giles Oakley, looks at the hurt Manchester United have caused him, and us, over the years. Make sure you’ve got a cuppa and a snack before you sit down to read this one though. You have been warned. ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. [...]

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What Happens When You Don’t Like TWO Players In Your Own Team?

Disliking players from your own team, the team you love and adore, is an odd feeling. Kieran Richardson probably brought about the strongest feelings of dislike I’d had from one of our own, probably worked up by all the other reds I spoke to, but still a rational enough feeling. He saw himself as Jonny [...]

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Some Sober Reflections

Need some help getting over last Wednesday? RoM is here for you… ———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, [...]

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Blanc To Replace Ferguson? Yes Please

Blanc To Replace Ferguson? Yes Please

Yesterday I argued Guus Hiddink would be a good replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson. I still would take him as our manager no questions asked but I suppose the flaws with the argument are that Fergie might not be ready to go when Guus’ Russian contract is finished and it’s not as if he’s a [...]

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Finally… The RoM Reaction To Barca

I was confident before the game. Barcelona had really struggled against Chelsea so it stood to reason they would really struggle against us. What I didn’t really account for was the fact Sir Alex Ferguson wasn’t going to play anywhere near as defensively as Chelsea did, meaning Barca would have more room to attack. Within [...]

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The Best Goal I Saw Denis Law Score…

Carrying on from The First Time I Saw Denis Law Play, Giles Oakley reflects on Law’s best goal. On the eve of United’s Champions League Final against Barcelona, this is a good moment to remember Denis Law, the greatest Red to miss out on a final at such a level. No-one deserved a European Cup [...]

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Complacency Getting The Better Of Us

Complacency Getting The Better Of Us

This is what it’s all about. Last season we were the Champions of England and Europe. This season we’re the Champions of England again, we’ve won the League Cup, we’ve won the World Club Cup and now we’re just two days away from potentially being crowned Champions of Europe again. Even by United’s high standards [...]

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