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When Saturday Comes has a nice article on John O’Shea.

Sabotage Times talks about Eric Cantona’s kung-fu kick.

The Mirror reckon that United need a new right-back.

The Evening News says there are no problems over Welbeck’s contract negotiations.

FIFA has a good Q&A with Gerard Pique.

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  1. Mikekelly12 says:

    Wouldnt surprise me!

  2. Little che says:

    DW won’t leave, He’s United to the core. In fact, if you cut him open he’d bleed red blood…..oh, wait.

  3. samuel - united WE stand says:

    As talented as ryan tunnicliffe is, i don’t think he’s ready to be a dominant midfielder just yet.

    Aspects of his game still need developing. His passing, positional awareness e.t.c all need improving. However the talent is evident. He can break up play and drive forward, can create a goal (judging by his assist against hull), strong and an efficient tackler but there are some rough edges that needs smoothing before he can stake a claim at united.

    The positive thing is, he’s starting regularly for the posh and that equals accumulating more first team experience. He has the right attitude and personality to make it so the future is bright, hopefully he’ll don the shirt of united regularly eventually.

    Secondly, robbie brady is impressing me all the time. It would be nice to have a quality left footed winger come through the club, i don’t know where he stands in fergie’s eyes in terms of chances to break through. I suppose time will tell, i think if he goes to pre-season for next season then he’ll definitely have a chance. Nicely well taken goal against the posh for robbie, he has been starting regularly and making an impact in their attacking style.

    Finally, why are these fools comparing Eric cantona with balotelli?. The italian is a good player but The french man was a footballing genius. He dragged united out of the doldrums when we badly needed it and add the fact he’s actually a very intelligent man judging by his adaptability to several things after retiring, his quotes are just fantastic and in my opinion, should have his own dictionary.

  4. King Eric says:

    Willie – Ha. Roland!!

  5. King Eric says:

    Sparkz – One problem mate. Arteta is injured!!!

  6. King Eric says:

    Willie – “zelh – I do think so. I wouldn’t of posted otherwise.” Ha. Nice one pal.

  7. King Eric says:

    samuel – Spot on mate.

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    @Samuel Well said on all accounts.

    Great new post from Giles Oakley: When the Wall hit the fan!

  9. smartalex says:

    Here’s a link to a great link to a great post by Giles Oakley: When the Wall hit the fan! at 19:38

  10. WillieRedNut says:

    King Eric – He does resemble old Roland rat lol.

  11. Lodi3000 says:

    Good morning smartalex

    I have come here for one reason. You asked me to leave it there in the interest of the blog. I agree with that sentiment, and i’m unsure as to how i responded encouraged you to direct me here.

    As such, i am happy to leave it. I have no desire to prove to you that beef is as acceptable as dog, as that is my view/belief, and never thought i’d write those word so frequently.

  12. smartalex says:


    Good morning! Who’d have thought that the relative merits of eating cows and dogs would be so ravenously consumed! We’ve lost it, I’m afraid.

    I agree that we can discuss it or we can leave it. Neither of us has the bone between our teeth.

    - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -

    I’m glad that we are both still mindful of the crux of our discussion, being that:
    - “beef is as acceptable as dog” (to use your recent phrase)

    It seems that central to the issue, is your contention that:
    - dog meat is as acceptable as beef in some countries
    - therefore dog meat is as acceptable as beef.

    I remain unconvinced, and contend that
    - dog meat is NOT as acceptable as beef in some countries (research may prove me wrong)
    - even if it is as acceptable in some countries, it is not as acceptable generally.

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    Is that a fair assessment?

    ps I’m glad we won’t have to contend with hecklers here!
    pps Expect Bill the Red Raver to drop in a one-liner, or two.

  13. Lodi3000 says:

    Smartalex, its just a joy to be able to converse without malice being taken.

    I will concede gladly to you that in some countries its not as acceptable and not sure my words convey this. I am a very open minded person in most respects and try to not to pigeonhole any group or individual based on their nationatlity, belief, background or culture. As such my assertions can be quite liberal and open to interpretation. Please be assured, i’m not making any aspersions to what you say, it’s more an explanation of my rationale.

    For what its worth, my belief is that you find the Park chant to not be racist? My initial comment regarding beef/dog was a question intended to initiate debate, not to label anyone racist. Tongue in cheek-definately. Its the red devil in me shining through.

    And Bill the Red Raver i’ll anticipate gladly.
    I doff my cap sir


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