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Best and Worse of the Noughties: Matches

Following our best and worst goals of the past decade, as well as our best and worst signings, the final review is of the best and worst matches from the noughties.

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Best and Worst Of The Noughties: Goals

Following RoM’s best and worst signings of the decade, we will now take a look at some of the best goals we’ve scored over the past ten years, as well as some of the most painful goals scored against us.

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Best and Worst Of The Noughties: Signings

Best and Worst Of The Noughties: Signings

As another decade draws to a close, the Republik of Mancunia will be looking at the best and worst of United over the past ten years.

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Was Fergie Wrong To Play Kids In Europe? No Effin Way!

Was Fergie Wrong To Play Kids In Europe? No Effin Way!

I had a heated discussion with one of my mates last week after he was fuming over Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to play a weakened side against Besiktas. Not known for my Fergie bashing, it was fairly obvious which side of the fence I was going to stand. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not for [...]

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Jimmy Murphy Players Of The Year: Where Are They Now?

Jimmy Murphy Players Of The Year: Where Are They Now?

With Sir Matt Busby still in hospital, recovering from the tragedy in Munich, Jimmy Murphy, the man Busby made his assistant manager when being appointed himself, took the reins. It had been his job to scout and train the team which was known as the Busby Babes, known for his dedication to the job, but [...]

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Rafa Is Right About The Money, Wrong About The Fans

“There is a massive difference in money but we have better fans than United.” I don’t know whether I’d describe the difference as ‘massive’, but yes, Rafael Benitez has spent more money than Sir Alex Ferguson.

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If Only Every Team Had A Gary Neville…

If Only Every Team Had A Gary Neville…

Gary Neville has been issued with a warning for running down the touchline after Michael Owen scored an injury time winner. How bizarre. No, not Neville celebrating a winning goal scored by Owen, I know that still takes some getting used to, but for Neville to be warned for celebrating a goal. Again, not because [...]

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Bitter City Make False Injury Time Complaint… Awww

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.

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Money Grabbers Would Be Bearable If They Were Honest

Money Grabbers Would Be Bearable If They Were Honest

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 [...]

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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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