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STATS: Wenger On Scholes? “Dirty” Players At Arsenal and United

STATS: Wenger On Scholes? “Dirty” Players At Arsenal and United

“It depends what you call clever and what you call dirty,” said Wenger, who was asked whether he felt Scholes tackled unfairly. “Unfairly, of course, unfairly,” he replied. “How many times have you watched Paul Scholes? Have you seen only fair tackles from Paul Scholes? I don’t want to come out on one specifically but [...]

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STATS From The Season

The Guardian kindly sent me a copy of their guide to 2010-2011, The Season. The format is fairly strange, in that every team’s preview seems to be written by someone who hates that team. Think of those little WUMs you came across on BBC 606 before you wondered why you bothered going on there any [...]

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STATS: Who Couldn’t Sell All Their Tickets In 09/10?

STATS: Who Couldn’t Sell All Their Tickets In 09/10?

At the start of last season, 30,000 United fans had given up their season ticket over the space of 4 years. At the start of the season, it will be something like 50,000. The waiting list has long since disappeared which was confirmed by the 4,000 season tickets which went on general sale a few [...]

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Comparing United To Arsenal and Chelsea After Homegrown Rule

Comparing United To Arsenal and Chelsea After Homegrown Rule

After looking at what the homegrown rule means for United, I thought it would be interesting to see how we compare with rivals Arsenal and Chelsea. Here’s a quick recap on what the changes mean: – Homegrown players are defined as those having been trained at a club or clubs in England or Wales for [...]

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All You Need To Know About United Under New Homegrown Rule

All You Need To Know About United Under New Homegrown Rule

- Homegrown players are defined as those having been trained at a club or clubs in England or Wales for three years before the end of the season in which they became 21. – Homegrown players do not have to be English. – Clubs are also permitted to register and play an unlimited number of [...]

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Quick Berb Stat

Quick Berb Stat

Opta Stats have revealed that Dimitar Berbatov created an average of 2.2 goalscoring opportunities per 90 minutes in the Premiership last season. And, you guessed it, that was more than any other striker in the league.

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STATS: Ronaldo, Saha, Rooney, Tevez and Berbatov – What Have They Contributed?

STATS: Ronaldo, Saha, Rooney, Tevez and Berbatov – What Have They Contributed?

Here you will find how many goals, assists and combined goals and assists our players have contributed since we first won the title against in 2007 up until the season just gone. To give some perspective, the percentage of the total goals scored in that season has also been given. Louis Saha has been included [...]

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STATS: Which Teams Spend The Most?

STATS: Which Teams Spend The Most?

Continuing on with the theme of buying success, I was pointed in the right direction of an article in The Mirror which looked at every Premiership season’s top spender. It is interesting to note that only on 5 occasions have the summer’s biggest spenders gone on to win the title the following season. 1992-93: Blackburn [...]

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STATS: Chelsea, City and United – Buying Success

STATS: Chelsea, City and United – Buying Success

Before the debate of Chelsea or City’s money was brought to the Premiership, jealous fans of other teams used to talk of Manchester United ‘buying’ success. As City and Chelsea have kindly proven for us since then, having a load of money isn’t the be all and end all to success. There are several elements [...]

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Money Cousins

Money Cousins

When Roman Abramovich came on the scene, Manchester United fans were very touchy. Here we were, with a vast history, with wealth we’d amassed from our massive fan base, a massive fan base we’d amassed because of our vast history, and in walks Abramovich to attempt to buy it all. We were outraged. Probably not [...]

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Fletch: We Need To Share The Goal Load

“There was a lot of pressure on Wayne to score all the goals last season and he took that burden on,” said Fletcher. “But sometimes that does not happen. All strikers go through phases when they do not score goals and that is when it is important that everyone else steps up and does their [...]

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STATS: World Cup’s Biggest Cheaters

STATS: World Cup’s Biggest Cheaters

FantasyCheatersLeague.com has compiled statistics of the biggest cheats from this World Cup and it saddens me to tell you that my sweepstake team, Brazil, currently lie in first position. There is also a break down of the cheating players with some unsurprising findings. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucio have the most points for strikers and defenders [...]

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RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: January-May

RoM’s In Depth League Season Review: January-May

JANUARY 2010 United started the year with an uninspiring 1-1 draw away to Birmingham. They took the lead with a scrappy goal just before half-time before own goal saved our skin again. Our equalising goal was ruled out for offside initially but the right decision was made with the referee spotting that the final touch [...]

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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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