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The RoM 09-10 Preview

Last season we were written off because Cristiano Ronaldo was injured at the start of the season, we’d have to make a trip to the other side of the world during the busiest period of the season, and quite frankly, it just wasn’t possible to repeat the success of 07/08. Ronaldo scored 16 fewer goals [...]

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Hitting the Fan with United (Part One): Homage to Harry Gregg

I have often wondered if I am the only person who witnessed both of the two most spectacular match-day assaults ever perpetrated by Manchester United players on spectators, explosively sudden moments of violence which occured with a 35 year interval between them and which had markedly different impacts on the players concerned, and on the [...]

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Why The Guardian Writers Are Wrong To Predict Third Place Finish

The Guardian wrote us off for winning the Premiership title last season, predicting that Luiz Felipe ‘He’s won the World Cup, you know?’ Scolari would lead Chelsea to victory, something RoM of course disagreed with. Next season is less predictable than most Premiership seasons, it has to be said, with Scolari coming with the potential [...]

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Liverpool 1st, Chelsea 2nd and United 3rd

This time last year The Guardian writers predicted that after winning the Premiership and European Cup double, Manchester United would give up their title to Chelsea. The reasons were obvious, apparently, but I disagreed with every single one.

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English and British XIs – How Do We Compare To Arsenal, Chelsea, City, Liverpool…

English and British XIs – How Do We Compare To Arsenal, Chelsea, City, Liverpool…

United English XI England caps: Ben Foster (2), Gary Neville (85), Wes Brown (21), Rio Ferdinand (72), Danny Simpson (0), Michael Carrick (17), Owen Hargreaves (42), Paul Scholes (66), Danny Welbeck (0), Michael Owen (89), Wayne Rooney (52). Total = 446

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We’ve Had Money To Spend Because Of Academy Sales… Unlike Rivals

Since “Fergie’s Fledglings” because the biggest thing since the “Busby Babes”, the pressure has been on the Manchester United academy to produce excellent talent. When looking at the squads of our rivals, it’s bizarre that United’s academy is sometimes viewed as a bit of a failure. As if being unable to bring through a group [...]

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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.

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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.

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