After defending Craig Bellamy for punching a restrained pitch invader, Mark Hughes went on to have a complaint about the amount of injury time added. He said he would love someone to explain to him where it came from. Ok, deal.
Not the usual news story but an argued point of view.
In this modern era of football we so often see the word ‘saga’ follow any talk of transfers, with money playing such an important role in our game and complicating so many situations. The first transfer saga that really got under my skin involved us, Chelsea and John Obi Mikel, and with hindsight, the timing [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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. [...]
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 [...]