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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. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match day. Join the our chatroom on your phone for free: RoM chatroom. Code = ASYKP

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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. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in [...]

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Tale Of Two Strikers Forced Out And Obsessed With Former Club

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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. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match day. [...]

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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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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. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match day. Join the our chatroom [...]

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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. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and [...]

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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. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match day. Join the our chatroom on your phone for free: [...]

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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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