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bwin Blogger’s League: Europe vs South America

Prior to the tournament starting, many people thought the dream final would be Brazil vs Argentina, as the tournament has progressed and now into the semi-final stages, it may be an altogether different case even if it is a very likely possibility. Both sides have reached this stage without overly impressing and relied on their [...]

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Welcome to the Republik

You could buy the new shirt, with Nike and Manchester United clearly big fans of The Republik of Mancunia, complete with nasty looking sponsor on the front, or you could dig out your old shirt. Or you could go to Campo Retro and get a special discount exclusive to RoM readers. Simply enter ROM15 when [...]

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Nike shirts no more

Manchester United’s shirt deal with Nike expires next year and Reuters has reported that the deal won’t be renewed. Warrior are reportedly desperate to agree a deal with United whilst Puma might also be an option, after they have taken Arsenal’s shirt deal from Nike. Adidas would presumably be the preferable option though. RoM has [...]

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VIDEO: United’s new kit launch

———— The Republik of Mancunia has brought out a brilliant downloadable World Cup preview. It contains 20 articles written by football experts on the countries our players will be representing in Brazil. There is also exclusive content from this country’s top football journalists, such as Sid Lowe, Martin Lipton, Sam Wallace and Dominic Fifield. All [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for The Metro about how Fergie should have been more like Van Gaal. Scott writes for Bleacher Report about some of Fellaini’s worst moments at United. The Guardian says we’re still in the hunt for Vidal. The Telegraph sings the praises of Van Gaal. The RoM season review and World Cup PDF are [...]

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bwin blogger’s league: Dutch Delight

In the final game of the Quarter Final stages, Holland take on the surprise package of the tournament in Costa Rica. Whilst there are no easy games at these stages in major tournaments, Holland must be quietly relieved that they’ve got, at least on paper the easiest route to the semi-final. Mind you, I’ve thought [...]

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Vidic: I want to wear my United number at Inter

Nemanja Vidic wore the number 5 shirt when playing for Serbia and number 26 at Spartak Moscow. Having been unveiled at Inter Milan today, Vidic has said he hopes he gets to wear number 15 in Italy, the name number he wore at United. “I would like to have number 15, my number,” he said. [...]

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Pogba: Scholes is my role model

Paul Pogba, who has been earning plenty of column inches recently thanks to his performances for France at the World Cup, has spoken about which players have inspired him over the years. Whilst he names several, Paul Scholes and Andrea Pirlo are the two he singles out. “At the start I was a forward, then [...]

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Vidic: Inter one of the biggest clubs… like United

Nemanja Vidic was unveiled as an Inter Milan player earlier today after agreeing to sign for them back in January. “It is one of the biggest clubs in the world, it has won the Champions League and many domestic trophies,” said Vidic. “It is a new project of the club and new owner, I like [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for Bleacher Report about Shaw’s career before United. The Guardian reports on Van Gaal’s desire to win. The Independent has a video of Van Persie and Kluivert playing beach tennis. The Daily Mail reckons Marouane Fellaini will be sold this summer. Don’t forget that the World Cup PDF and 2013-2014 season review are [...]

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Van Persie: Honour to captain this team

After a fantastic performance against Spain, scoring two goals, Robin van Persie was subbed off in Holland’s round of 16 game. Afterwards, Louis van Gaal confirmed it was a tactical decision, not forced through injury. “This coach wants to win,” said Van Persie. “So he makes substitutions. It’s simple. We played three different formations, so [...]

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Iniesta: Van Gaal cares about young players

Andres Iniesta has sung the praises of Louis van Gaal, claiming United’s boss commands respect from the older and younger players alike. Van Gaal gave Iniesta his debut when he was the manager of Barcelona, and the midfielder has gone on to make over 500 appearances for Barcelona and 100 for Spain. “He already commands [...]

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Van Gaal: I’ve proven Dutch media wrong

Holland have had a fantastic World Cup so far with Louis van Gaal stealing the limelight with fantastic substitutions winning game after game. Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben have been particularly impressive but it takes more than two players to progress to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Good performances and top tactics have [...]

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bwin Blogger’s League: Messi to shine again

With the Last 16 knockout games drawing to a close, the group winners have advanced in every match so far. Some have been more fortunate than others as Brazil and Costa Rica needed penalties to help them, whilst Germany only managed to open up the Algerian defences in Extra Time. Today sees one of the [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for Bleacher Report about Ander Herrera’s most memorable moments so far. Synergy Sponsorship talks about why Brand Brazil is the winner at the World Cup. The Express reports on David Moyes’ comments on Marouane Fellaini. The Telegraph talks about why Louis van Gaal might want Dirk Kuyt. Stretty News talks about our interest [...]

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