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RoM Reads: Derby Special

The Independent has the greatest Manchester derbies’ gallery.

Daniel Harris writes for Goal about the difference between United and City.

Soccerlens has some nice stats comparing Dimitar Berbatov with the Argie Troll.

Stretford Enders reflect on the top five derbies.

The Evening News has Sir Alex Ferguson’s comments ahead of the derby.

Studs Up looks at the City employee who started a United hate group on Facebook.

The Mirror reports that Balotelli will miss the derby.

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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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  1. smartalex says:

    Come On United!

  2. United1990 says:

    Wow they even started a haters group. Massive

  3. redevil_83 says:

    FUCK you sh-tty. mindless bitters in the truest sense.

    vamos united!

  4. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Every RoM reader who cares about the ownership should take a look at the Independents piece on Qatar. Absolutely no reason to believe this is going through.

  5. FletchTHEMAN says:

    +++ telegraph +++ sigh…..

  6. CedarsDevil says:

    Thing is when we play Liverpool and as much as I love beating them a part of me does respect their history and what they have achieved. City on the other hand are just plain right pathetic

  7. Mr Santos says: – Emotional. If that doesn’t stoke the fire for tomorrow nothing will!
    Working from 9-12 tomorrow morning, then straight to the pub! U-N-I-T-E-D!

  8. Passe says:

    Re: Dirty Arab money,
    No thank you.

  9. CedarsDevil says:

    Watching a call in show earlier talking about the derby… They had a United and shitty fan on at the same time, towards the end they ask both for their score prediction…….

    United fan: United to win 1 nil, Rooney in the 89th minute.

    shitty fan: United to win 1 nil, goal in the 98th minute….

    Cracked me up that… poor buggers still smarting with all our late winners last season!

  10. willierednut says:

    Dirty Arab money? Care to enlighten the masses?

  11. FletchTHEMAN says:

    CedarsDevil, cracked me up…. HHHHHAAAAAA hAAAA

    Great link from Mr Santos as well. To bad the lads were too emotional and lost the game.
    But top marks to City for the moment of silence. Piper playing “We’ll Never Die”

  12. geneside says:

    i am worried about our defending..ferdinand is not playing.

  13. CedarsDevil says:


    I think the poster meant that literally , you see monetary bills might get stained with oil and sand as it passes through the different hands in those parts of the world!

  14. wannabemanc-red says:

    whosoever wrote the independent blurbs is clearly not a united fan!!!!

  15. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Ryan Giggs to put in an appearance (think it will be his 34th Derby)

    - A birthday win to celebrate.
    - Hat trick to Scholes ;)

    @Geneside. No fear lad. Whoever we put out will do the job.

  16. Milaneli says:

    DHL named as key sponsor and Official Logistics Partner

  17. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    Serious question does anybody know if the police are going to stop the pubs from opening around the ground tomorrow before the game? Answers will be greatly appreciated.

  18. devil without a cause says:

    Read on caught offside. there’s going to be a new altered song would be sung by united in the derby.

  19. geneside says:

    there is a reason for that as along as tevez plays alone up front its a different thing but we can have some problem in our backline if balotelli also starts……
    so i am pretty nervous..
    hope we can put up a staggering performance

  20. FletchTHEMAN says:

    OFF TOPIC, but related to history of the club.
    Interesting interview in the Guardian, with Anders Lindgaard.
    “You have to enjoy it. It is something you love. You do not worry about pressure.”

    Also quoted Roy Carroll as talking up the club. Not here long, but then, 50ish games for us is nothing to sneeze at either. Good on ya Roy.

  21. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    What are you insinuating smartalex? lol

  22. willierednut says:

    Ah ffs, get off the notorious, Jesus, what is this, relentless.

  23. smartalex says:

    When I saw that site I thought “Which notorious United fans might I find here?”
    And as you are The Notorious Red Devil, I thought your frequent-offender miles might get you a good rate.

  24. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    How on earth did you come across that site? Quite funny then I realised that it was me and many others on here that paid for it.

  25. Alfie says:

    Love how deluded the soccerlens article makes the stats, saying Tevez is more deadly because despite scoring 4 penalties he’s still behind Berbatov in goals per minute. And then they say he has better goals + assists with a combined total of 19 (minus the penalties)… well in that case he’s only 4 ahead of Rooney who has had a lot less playing time than Tevez but is on 3 goals + 12 assists (15).

  26. willierednut says:

    NRD – He’s a federal agent for the other side.

  27. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Alfie, Cheers for the stats report. Still depressing that our young prince is on the same number of goals as Vidic. And none of vidas are from the Spot!

  28. smartalex says:

    You know the day destroys the night
    Night divides the day
    Tried to run
    Tried to hide
    Break on through to the other side

    Mark Ogden of the Telegraph did an article on it.

  29. willierednut says:

    Jim Morrison won’t cut It, get it?

  30. smartalex says:

    I found an island in your arms
    Country in your eyes
    Arms that chain us
    Eyes that lie
    Break on through to the other side

  31. willierednut says:

    Bath tub?

  32. smartalex says:

    Shower rose, take me home.

  33. willierednut says:


  34. smartalex says:

    That can go both ways.

  35. StatesideAussie says:

    Break on through to the other side? Wasn’t that their ode to flimsy, low-grade toilet paper?

  36. smartalex says:

    The ode to flimsy, low-grade toilet paper was “m beany says at 23:42″ on the City Fans With Graffiti thread.

  37. wayne says:

    i got 512/1 utd to win 2/1 nani/rooney in order i put a 1,000 on it


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