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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. Devil310 says:

    LOL – you crazy bastard.

    Past bedtime here. See you all in my tomorrow and in your tonight

  2. CedarsDevil says:

    Sweet dreams Devil310!!

  3. mancdub says:

    Here’s the mirror RVP exclusive. Not very convincing I’m sure you’ll agree.

  4. slim says:

    You’re alright too mate and I’m not judging you. Im not pleased with the way you’re going about defending your friend . You guys have contact with STR and each other keep the tug of war restricted to emails. It’s goof you let everyone know what you perceive to be going on but that’s where it should end in my opinion.

    At some dross training for work. Not so bad, I get free lunch and I hear WIFI is unsecured. Get to post to my heart content

  5. CedarsDevil says:


    Would love to see you try that mate! Should be fucking hilarious!


    Yeah read that this morning, still cannot see it happening

  6. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Sandy, cedars, Belaji, Devil 310

    Morning lads just on the way to the big smoke for a few meetings. Weather is nice down south compare to the grey clouds of Manchester.

    On last nights outing it was evident to me the need flr youngsters to go on loan. I think petrucci needs to stay fuck me that boy is calmness personified he excites me the most. I think Lingard’s performance as good as it was is being over hyped. He is very raw and needs a loan stint for me. Tunni as I have been saying for a while is 18 months of first team his first touch and thought process is not ready but he is still young for the role he plays.

    One thing that really made me think last night was when paddy crerand said Macheda is 20. Fuck me how many people have written him off and he is so young. I say he is a natural born striker and we need to get behind him a little.

  7. CedarsDevil says:


    I am NOT defending a friend mate, I am defending the principle of the thing…….Zibbie is a poster I only know through the blog just like I know you and if it were anyone else I would have done the same thing if I thought it was wrong……….The racist bigot is a mental case who I will always be after, that is just me and my opinion………. Do enjoy your day, I miss them training day outs, great food and lots of nice babes!!

  8. Dazbomber says:

    Good morning lads regarding RVP I know it’s not come off yet but this is how I heard it . About six weeks ago my mate rang me and said he heard that RVP had contacted United and that he wanted to join us. This was when he was supposed to be going to City and before he said he wanted to leave , a few bets were placed . Next about Three weeks ago I was told that we have got him from a person who is a best friend to a United player who I trust and has no reason to make it up . On this my friends and I put on some bets that he would join us , last night was the first indication that it could be true not that i ever doubted the lad . I hope it comes off Rooney and RVP upfront fucking hell

  9. CedarsDevil says:

    Daz the Bomb

    Fucking hell indeed, just hope you’re doing a Fly on us

  10. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:


    Mate pretty much what I was advised also from a mate who is well connected. Same guy told me Kenny was getting the bullet back in Jan. I think it will happen and could Berba be used on the deal?

    Devil 310

    Agree on berba should have had more time than Chico. Hernandez really needs to find his form as, as it stands he is nowhere near wellbeck. Hernandez and Rooney are the best pair when all in form but will RVP be added?

  11. CedarsDevil says:

    You’re NOT doing a Fly on us………..Fucking typos

  12. dannysoya LOVES SIAN MASSEY says:

    I wouldn’t like RVP at United for anything above 20 million but if we can somehow get 20 million pounds for him then BY ALL MEANS go for it. If we sign Robin van Persie and SOMEHOW manage to land Lucas Moura on top of that…. Holy shit. I might just explode. LOOL.

  13. Costas says:


    Hi pal. I am good, thanks. Can’t complain! It’s been a very relaxed period for me. How are you? Regarding Chicha, it’s hard to single out one striker as being 4th choice. Because if we manage to make all 4 of them important to the squad, then all of them will have a part to play. Berbatov could be a better fit for home matches, Hernandez for away matches, Welbeck more suitable to link up with Rooney, etc etc. It’s what Fergie managed to do with our 4 strikers in 99-01 and it helped make us more unpredictable. However things are different for another reason now. Kagawa’s arrival has possibly signalled the end of 4-4-2 for the time being. And just like we found out when Fergie switched to 4-5-1 back in 2001, 4 strikers are a luxury. That’s another reason why I can’t see Berb staying.


    :lol: You think? I’d think Fergie would be happy for her though. Who better than Berbatov for any woman to hook up with? 8)

  14. Utd4life says:

    RVP to Utd?? Personally, I don’t see it happening. If it does happen then that means very little playing time for Welbeck and Chico which would really disappoint me.
    Regrading last nights match, I thought Lingaard was the pick of the young lot. The boy is definitely talented but he needs a loan spell to get ready for the first team. Petrucci looked good while he was out there and should have had a goal to his name. Brady did a decent job at LB but its still too early to say whether he will be good at it. Roll on Saturday.

  15. jeet says:

    Sorry to piss on everybody’s parade, but how would RVP_Roo be better than Berba_Roo? Be careful what you wish for, chavs thought drog_ladyboy combo would be unbeatable

  16. jeet says:

    Costas – the answer to your last question is of course ‘Jeet’ :lol:

  17. Passe says:

    Linked to a striker, winger, defender, winger, ACM, striker again…. Let’s face it, we won’t even consider buying a proper CM this year either.

  18. jeet says:

    Cedars, mate, I prefer human touch, thanks very much ;)

  19. CedarsDevil says:

    Having the best finisher in world football cannot be a bad thing……..Still cannot see it happening, but if it did it would be a master stroke my the boss

  20. CedarsDevil says:

    Fucking damn cunting typos

  21. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Cedars, Replied mate!

  22. Dazbomber says:

    Just my thoughts on the matter, if we had a chance of getting him I would not hesitate for a second the best forward in the world last season , I have never seen any one hit a ball like him since Bobby Charlton

  23. CedarsDevil says:


    Too fucking right mate, some of his goals are beyond fucking physics

  24. Scott the Red says:

    I have been receiving several e-mails off people over the past few weeks complaining about the comments on the blog.

    The immature rowing between certain people is putting other people off visiting and commenting on the blog. This is not acceptable.

    If you have a problem with someone, exchange e-mails and sort it out away from the blog.

    If the childish bickering continues, I am going to disable comments indefinitely. It’s up to you. I have better things to do with my time than to deal with this nonsense.

  25. CedarsDevil says:


    What the fuck are you on about mate? So people cannot get in touch with you? Personally I wrote to you once and that was this morning and I think we sorted a problem out………If it fucking annoys you then remove the ‘contact’ thingy from your blog

  26. Sandeep1878 says:

    by the way,

    If we are really in for RVP,

    May be we will sell Rooney next season? :)

  27. Sandeep1878 says:


    Calm down pal,

    STR isnt telling he is annoyed because of the mails he is getting..

    i dont want this to be one of those situations, one thing leading to other fucking thing..

    just let it go this time..

    i think Zibbie will be back very soon..

    and i hope STR bans the other racist punk, that’s what we are askign him to do anyway, otherwise it will be fucking injustice..

  28. xol says:

    Sandeep I don’t want to see any players leave but I do fear one or two going this summer. For the media, 1 or 2 would equal an exodus in their eyes and much bullshit would be written and discussed about the situation. If we lose significant players then I think the owners would have to be looking at replacements of the caliber of Van Persie.

    I think one of the things we’ve got going for us is the sheer number of players familiar with playing with each other (excuse the pun hehe). It’s a weapon you need against the big spending upstart Clubs. The youngsters have this familiarity as well which can only be good. I hope nobody leaves but there’s the financial books to think about and although I hate the Glazers, I’m very understanding of their no-win predicament, in that if they sell without replacing there’s a possibility that cash could go towards debts but if they replace a Rooney with a RVP and a Nani with a Ronaldo then they’d get accused of not tackling the debt when next year’s finances are released!

  29. Sandeep1878 says:


    all right matey,

    new thread up pal,

    catch you there..

  30. jeet says:

    StR, I’ve always shied away from telling you what to do with YOUR blog, but honestly, if we are talking of standards of comments, then by the same token, you should take on board our comments about the standard of content. Are you planning to do a ‘view from the enemy’? 5 day old ‘quick reactions’. Not a single thought provoking post from YOU in ages. Just rehash of media coverage, ‘where to put your money’ and 5 super quickies uploaded on a toilet break that leaves posters running helter skelter.I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that content generators are more treasured than content aggregators. If you don’t have time for this sort of thing either, that’s a fair pt, let us know of your plans for the blog. For what its worth, I guess we could also help by contributing content and keep the place running if you don’t have the time. Personally I come to the blog these days for a chat, some banter and debates – your posts simply serve to put up some blank real estate for us to scribble on and while that’s something we are all grateful for, its a sad decline of standards. I am sorry if I sound unduly vitriolic, but if I may suggest so, you might actually take it in a positive way – a mark of admiration for your original work, a request for you to engage a little more, because as RoM owner, your opinions do, and should matter. Over to you.

  31. Marq says:

    When was the last time we saw a United player hit a volley as sweet as that?

  32. Sandeep1878 says:


    I think we have to go back to Villa park coupla years ago..

    that Scholesy scorcher..

  33. Harish says:

    What the fuck is happening to this blog.Whats the beef my friend Cedars? I have not visited the blog for long time so got no idea of what is happening here but It is sad to see some internal conflict in RoM

  34. Scott the Red says:

    CedarsDevil – I wasn’t referring to the e-mail you sent me but thanks for the aggressive response anyway.

    At no point did I say I don’t want people to contact me, that was an odd thing for you to take from my comment. I said nothing like that. I said I’m fed up of having to hear about grown men on here behaving like little kids on a weekly basis. My issue is with the fact people are being put off from coming on the blog because there are people arguing about nothing to do with football on here.

    jeet – If you don’t like it, don’t come here. I have a life outside the blog. If you want to find a better blog, please do. I’m telling you how things are going to be. The petty squabbles stop or the comment section goes. Simple as that.

  35. Harish says:

    I think Scott has a point here. Sorry to say but Zibbie was hardly posting anything useful to this blog. I have been in this blog for one month only so I may be wrong but as much as I have seen zibbie wasn’t posting anything useful He may be passionate United fan but I feel he should be posting something good. No hatred towards him but I think its the fact.

  36. jeet says:

    StR, very professional and dignified response from you. No one’s denying you have a life beyond the blog, like I said, if you don’t have the time, let us know of your plans for the blog, because maybe we can help, or at least we know what to expect. You might own the damn place, but we also make it what it is. Mate, if I didn’t like the place I wouldn’t bother writing this, like you I DO have a life. However, and I believe I speak for many on here, if you refuse to take any constructive criticism, and keep up this ultra-defensive ‘it’s my blog, and screw you all’ facade, we might be tempted to ask you to stick the blog where the sun don’t shine. And then you can ban us all for petty squabbling, disable comments, and all that, but the whole thing would be a bloody shame, wouldn’t it? Think about it with a cool head – engage!

  37. Gioed says:

    Good Day

  38. CedarsDevil says:

    Scot the Red

    You thought my response was aggressive? That was borderline a make out pal…..

    Listen mate, I will always be appreciative of the fact that you created this blog, it has given me personally some great memories and I have made some great friends on here…….But enough with this ‘I have a life outside the blog’ nonsense, like the rest of us do not? Some of us love this place so much that we take it upon ourselves to alert you when we think something is wrong……If you were not referring to me in your post then you could have been a lot clearer…..

  39. Ugandan Red says:

    If we were to Get RVP, then the next target woud have to be Moutinho and the end of the 4-2-3-1 formation because I don’t see either he or Rooney on the bench. And if the reports that Madrid are offloading Gago, he would be an option if we need a CM

  40. Scott the Red says:

    Cedars – I don’t think I could have been any clearer, actually. Maybe you should read it again. You e-mailed me about reinstating a member of the blog whose comments appeared to be spam. What on earth does that have to do with petty bickering by grown men on here? Nothing at all, so it’s puzzling as to why you thought my comment was directed at you. I genuinely have no idea why you were confused. I have no problem with people telling me that there is something wrong. I have a problem with there being something wrong in the first place.

    If you aren’t happy with how the blog is, then go and find another one. If you don’t want to find another one, cool. Why don’t you create your own blog and do a better job than I do here? Please send me the link when it’s up and running.

  41. CedarsDevil says:


    That post was uncalled for, your sarcasm ripped through shit…..Oh sorry was I swearing?

  42. Sandeep1878 says:

    Is this really STR typing?

    or his account has also been fucking hacked?

    what goes around comes back around..

  43. LoneStarRed says:

    I have been mostly out of here this off season, looking in from time to time. A few comments.

    Zibbie has always been on the fringe of shocking if not downright so . More than once he has said cringe-worthy things better left unsaid. No news there. I have no idea what the final straw was. That said , he is also extremely insightful and perceptive. Above all he bleeds MUFC RED. His chemically induced musings could be edgy to say the least. His intellect was apparent as was his boredom at times.

    Is he a right wing nut? What exactly is that? I might claim membership to that club just by virtue of living in Texas , intensely disliking Obama ( does that make me a racist? ) , loving guns and God , shooting poor defenseless animals and eating them. As a former Marine who has too many dead friends , I am saddened at the decided lack of so called tolerance by those who espouse to be “enlightened” and more tolerant than “the Right wing nuts” . Especially since so many of them enjoy freedoms they take for granted and have never and will never be called to protect them. We continue in our clueless ,comfort seeking existences debating trivialities while our declared enemies steadfastly use those very freedoms to seek our demise.

    ROM is comprised of many who are united under the banner of love for MUFC. Remember that.
    Financial status, social status, race and religion runs the gamut here. Leave the labels behind and stick to sport !

    There must be a Standard of Conduct and it must be enforced. That is inviolate. if Zibbie is afoul of that , so be it. But I for one hope that he will return.

    Now to the real business:

    I was ABSOLUTELY thrilled to see my MUFC on the beautiful pitch yesterday. For you Berba lovers ,I too love watching him play. But for every delicious piece of skill he unveils there is a frustrating counterpoint. On one attack he provided a slide rule pass to Kiko up the left slot. The AmaZulu defense numbered five , Chica was on the right wing matching Kiko’s run . After delivering the pass Berba stopped his run instead of continuing. Five Amazulu defending plus thier keeper, two MUFC in attacking and Berba watching from 25 yards away. THAT is what infuriates SAF about him. Too often after the sublime display of skill he shuts down and DOES NOT FOLLOW THROUGH. Rooney or ANYONE else would have pressed on looking for a rebound or volley and the defense would have been unaware of their presence. Lampard has made a career of such late arriving goals.

  44. LoneStarRed says:

    @ Sushi 21:38 The new kit does actually look good. I was surprised as well.

  45. Scott the Red says:

    Contrary to the nonsense that Cedars was posting on here about Zibbie being banned, his posts were being put in to a spam filter. This was triggered by a post of his which contained several links and copied and pasted coments from other people. There is a spam filter that automatically does this.

    Cedars e-mailed me today to let me know and the first chance I got I went through all of the spam filter to investigate what was going on with Zibbie. He has now been reinstated and I have shown him the post the triggered the spam filter so he will know how to avoid it happening again.

    Cedars on the other hand has been banned after saying: “Go ahead and ban my fucking ass from here you ungrateful waste”. This came following no threat of being banned and completely unprovoked on my part.

    In future, if there’s something anyone needs to talk me about urgently, e-mail me. It’s ridiculous to think that I can read through every single comment on here. Don’t post things in here, expect me to read them, then slag me off and tell me to ban you if I don’t get back to you. I dealt with Zibbie’s case within hours of being made aware of it over e-mail, as I have promptly dealt with numerous cases of people copying each other’s identities. Thanks.

  46. LoneStarRed says:

    Much appreciated STR .

  47. Ash says:

    Hell I wonder if this is a Football blog or a Political drama blog. After the sachu fiasco I stopped posting regularly because some Intelligent posters (Don’t want to name anyone) accused me that I was hacking the account. I read every thread that scott posts and I enjoy it. Enough of this crap
    No one is bigger than this blog and this blog should be primarily for Manchester united topics and not personal topics. I hope everything returns to normal.

  48. LexxytheRed says:

    Glad to see the kids playing. Kiko, lingard, Petrucci, Brady e.t.c

  49. Silky Johnson says:

    Jeysus STR, you should be a kindergarten teacher with the toddler fights you’re breaking up in the sand box. Grown fucking men.. shows this site is going to the dumps with jobless fodder-sprouting idiots squabbling about non-UNITED shit..



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