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Competition Round Up

The winners of the George Best competition are: John Austin, Scott Bennett, Michael Kilduff, Omar Nour, Danny Wallhead.

The RoM Poster competition, with an official United the prize, is running for a further two weeks. All you have to do is print out our poster a take a picture of it somewhere. It can just be down the pub watching United or where you live or outside Old Trafford or somewhere amusing or on your travels following the reds or somewhere ironic. As it stands, we have more prizes than we do entries, so don’t be shy, get your entry in! Republik_of_Mancunia_competition@hotmail.co.uk

The United shirt and runners up prizes have been posted today for our last competition are in the post and I’ll see if I can get photos of the winners with their prizes to show you!

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About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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23 Comments

  1. Maik says:

    Just needed to say this: what a fucking amazing goal!

  2. Sketch says:

    YESSSSSSSSS
    WE WON!!!
    are we playing home or away first?

  3. Doherty says:

    Home

  4. alpha_rs says:

    Well done lads you put in a good shift tonight and funnily enough a clean sheet! VDS had a few ropey moments on corners and that shot on goal from 6 yards out could have went anywhere. Thankfully is went in to VDS arms.

    Onwards to Arsenal at home in the Semi Finals.

    I think we can say that Arsenal will have a big hand in our fortunes this season with United having to play them in the League and the Champions League.
    They are actually looking quite good. Which is quite worrying really.

    I think I am a bit of a purist. Don’t like playing English sides in Europe.

  5. alpha_rs says:

    Oh and Ronnie what a screamer. Reminds me of last season.
    I remember who you are now! Your workrate was good. Keep it up!

  6. EastStandManc says:

    Fantastic day! I get an e-mail in the mornin’ to tell me I’ve won a Georgey Best shirt and we go and do the seemingly impossible and beat Porto in their own back yard.

    Brilliant, absolutely immense!

    Well done to the United lads and all the other winners of the comps!

  7. keanesmagichat says:

    well done to the lads… good display.. more assured and controlled..
    thought the lads seemed hungry and their desire was back! good omens for the title run in… this will do their confidence the world of good.. anderson made a difference, everyone played well, special mention to o shea who i haven given grief to but played well tonight.. rooney was magnificent such a work ethic

  8. Doherty says:

    such a game by anderson as well, quality.

  9. Danny says:

    HAHA Result, just watched the match, check emails and see ive won a shirt. GET IN LADS

  10. Any_RED_Blooded_J'can says:

    Well done to our lads. Wonder goal from Ronny. Well done Ando, Wazza, Rio, JOS and Giggsy. Our defence looks remarkably better with Rio in there.

  11. Nicky says:

    @gotta hate tiny tears. Upsy Daisy had a good game tonight.

  12. Tony Starks says:

    Dont forget EVRA! He played a very solid game, back to his best after a few dodgy performances..

  13. Orez says:

    Let’s all just wait for another Ronaldo bashing post from Scott. What it will be this time I wander? How he dare trying wasting the ball from 40 yards? and no, that fact that he scored doesn’t take away his guilt.
    It was a solid game with Evra being the biggest culprit in the defense. He was skinned far too many times. The rest of the defense was solid and everyone else average. Ronaldo saved us again.

  14. costas says:

    Fantastic goal by Ronaldo and pretty decent work ethic all around.Orez in fairness to Scott,he did acknowledge that at the Sunderland game Ronaldo looked like he had a renewed purpose.I do think that Fergie’s talk might have brought him back to earth a bit.

  15. RedDevil007 says:

    I know Scott means well, but funny post Orez!

    If Arsenal and us get thru to the FA Cup final, we could end up playing them 4 times before the season’s done! I want to get revenge for the 2005 FA Cup final.

    Honestly though Barca have looked ominous. I really hope we do the quintuple, but if we go down to Barca in the final, I don’t think there’d be any shame in that.

    Also, Barca are well on course to do a treble this season, and will become the only team besides us to do a treble from a major league (England, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Holland) if they pull it off.

    Can you imagine if we were going for the quintuple and they for the treble and we both met in the CL final, with that being the only trophy left? That would redefine the word EPIC.

  16. Scott the Red says:

    Orez – When Ronaldo plays well, I’m more than happy to praise him. When he can’t be arsed to track back when he loses the ball, I’m more than happy to pull him up on it.

    Now, get your Ronaldo poster out and have a wank eh.

  17. Orez says:

    @costas I know what you mean, but as I posted before Ronaldo positive/negative ratio is the highest one in the team, so before bashing him we should take on the rest of the team, but for some reason he get’s the most of it. Also the season is almost over and Scott is still talking about what happened in the summer.

  18. costas says:

    The truth is that he didn’t do himself any favours last summer.But as i said after the Sunderland game,give that performance from him instead of a one man show by him anytime.Of course i like winning but i like even more committed players.Tonight we saw many of them and that’s why i am pleased.And yes,Ronaldo was one of them.No matter what goes down this summer,i want to have happy memories from him.Not goals and trophies necassarily but desire in his play.You know who is unfair?People who critisize him about his goal ratio.He has scored half from last season and i would have taken this at the start of the season.

  19. Scott the Red says:

    Orez – no, I’m still talking about what happened 10 days ago, when Ronaldo lost the ball, didn’t make any attempt to win it back, and Villa scored to go a goal ahead.

    But then I’m still talking about what he did against Sunderland, when he didn’t score or assist anything, but still worked hard for the team and put in a good performance.

    If what happened in the summer makes no difference to your feelings on Ronaldo, then I feel sorry for you for having such low expectations of our players. City fans accept their players embarrassing them, United fans shouldn’t.

    Being a fan means you should be able to see the weaknesses in your players as well as their strengths, instead of blindly loving them regardless of what they do. Guaranteed there are City fans who think Robinho is God and Wigan fans who think Zaki is the bees knees… but the fans who see their flaws aren’t any less passionate that those that are blinded.

  20. Orez says:

    @Scott If you think that his summer antics made no difference to me you are wrong. As any other supporter I also felt betrayed by him, that after such a great season we couldn’t enjoy even a day of glory and needed to worry about him staying or leaving. His BS comment about only “God knowing the future” pissed me of like anyone else, but the second he decided to stay, changed everything. During the season the player should be judged by his contribution not by his summer antics and that wasn’t happening. I am not a big lover of him or any other player. I support all of our players equally. The only reason I get out of my way to support him on the blogs are constant bashing from other supporters, who were happy to make him into a scape goat no matter the occasion. The biggest excuse this bashers had was what he did in the summer, which is unacceptable in my eyes. Rooney who was sub par, injured and suspended the whole season can’t do no wrong, just because he kisses the badge. WTF? My point is that, summer antics should not be considered during the season and other players with less contribution should be criticized before him. Criticize Ronaldo too, just don’t criticize only him and this is not for only you, but for everyone else IMO. In the end everyone has his opinion, but yours is respected much more then mine, so I was thinking that may be you should be more supportive of our(still) player. When he leaves we can all get together and hate him.

  21. Scott the Red says:

    Orez – “the second he decided to stay”. You mean, the second he was TOLD to stay. He had just signed a contract and Ferguson told him he couldn’t leave. Had Ferguson told him he could go, he would be wearing the white shirt he loves to play in! Since making that “decision” he has repeated his God only knows the future bullshit.

    I’m not making him a scape goat. I haven’t BLAMED him for anything.

    I enjoy Rooney kissing the badge because I think it’s funny and it winds up the scousers. I know he’s an Everton lad and the reason I appreciate him is because he works harder than any other player in our squad. He could kiss his own arsehole after scoring, it makes no difference to me.

    If Ronaldo doesn’t work hard, I will criticise him. If Ronaldo works hard, I will praise him. Simple.

  22. Orez says:

    @Scott this is turning into an internet argument with no end. It doesn’t really matter to me who decided, the fact is that, from that moment he was going to ware the red shirt for another year, which meant a support from me.
    Your point of “working hard” is just biased and subjective. What are the criteria for Ronaldo working hard?Don’t answer, It’s a rhetorical question. Whatever it is, it’s gonna be subjective. Also if I turned around your point it will mean as long as the player works hard he should be free of criticism. So you are saying that no matter how bad the player plays, as long as he runs around like a headless chicken he should be fine? This is not the time to bash them. I know they play shit and I know that Ronaldo should work harder, but don’t you understand that negative blogs are not helping. If you don’t get it, then there is nothing I can say.

  23. Scott the Red says:

    Yes, it’s subjective. I have an opinion of what “working hard” is, and every player on the team has shown that they are willing to “work hard”, by my definition, on enough occasions to keep me happy. Before the past week, Ronaldo hadn’t.

    I think as long as a player is trying and “working hard”, I’m not going to give them a hard time. JoS has easily been our worst performing player this season but that is to do with his ability rather than his desire to do well for the team. I will mention it when he plays particularly badly but it doesn’t make me angry because it’s obvious he wants to do well for United and essentially, he’s our 4th choice right-back.

    I don’t see why you think me stating my opinion on Ronaldo’s work rate is helping or harming the situation though.

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