Jan 31 2008

Man Utd 2-0 Portsmouth: Ronarrific!

Tag: Match Reports @ 10:15 am

Pardon the headline. I have no excuses, really.

United put on another excellent display to blow away Pompey and return to the summit of the Premier League, albeit on goal difference. To be accurate though, one would have to say that it was a splendid first half display followed by a little sedate second half.

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Jan 30 2008

Man Utd v Portsmouth: Preview

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:15 am

Today’s midweek game features Portsmouth, a team we lost 2-1 drew 1-1 in our last encounter this season. It was also a game that saw the dismissal of Ronaldo to a head butt. Those were early days in the season when we got off to a rocky start. Things have changed drastically since then.

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Jan 29 2008

Would You Be Happy With Tevez’s Five?

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:26 am

We had seen Tevez say this earlier. He holds his home club, Boca Juniors, extremely close to his heart. So much that he would love to come back and play there at an age where he’s still young enough, unlike his other compatriots for whom a return would be more like a retirement home.

His feelings for his roots are laudable, make no mistake. But does it make financial sense for United? I had mentioned this earlier in a previous post but I will say this once more, since it has come up again.

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Jan 28 2008

United 3-1 Spurs: Ronaldo Brace Sees United Through

Tag: Match Reports @ 10:35 am

It has become impossible for us to write match reports of United victories without a mention of a Ronaldo goal. In fact he has been so remarkably prolific that it led to Sir Alex himself recently admitting that he never saw his goal scoring potential when he initially bought him; his purchase was as a pure winger.

But as he approaches Best’s tally of 32 goals in a season for a winger — he reached the 25 goal mark yesterday — comparisons with the legendary winger will surely resurface, and that too for good reason.

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Jan 27 2008

Man Utd v Tottenham: Preview

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:00 am

Here we go with the preview. We play Tottenham who are certainly flying high with their demolition of Arsenal. Moreover Juande Ramos is yet to lose a Cup game in years. Whether Tottenham have truly risen from the mediocrity to challenge the top four remains to be seen; today’s game could be a reasonable indicator.

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Jan 25 2008

Scholesy’s Return and Manucho

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:13 am

Paul Scholes looks set to return for the FA Cup game against Tottenham. He should make it to the substitutes bench at least. The manager has all reason to be optimistic about his return. “I still think we will get three more years out of Scholes because he comes back from injuries very well”, he says.

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Jan 23 2008

It’s Ronnie’s Mum’s Turn Now To Join The Real Act + Other Stories

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:07 am

Oh yes. It’s very clear how desperate Real are to get Ronaldo, and this time it is with his mom. She spoke to AS — which, of course, has been ridiculed for it’s Madrid bias in the past — and said that she would like to see him play for Madrid before she dies.

These rumours, of agents and clubs talking about players, do wear you down but something like this can only make you go ‘What the Fuck!’ Coarse as that may sound, it does express the emotion quite clearly and succinctly.

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Jan 22 2008

City Is Concerned About Some ‘Idiots’…

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:10 am

… so should we idiot proof Old Trafford, then? Wouldn’t be too easy, I suspect.

Anyway the Guardian reports that members of Man City’s supporters’ club have written a letter to Manchester United to call off the planned one minute silence because they fear that the minute’s silence could be disrupted by some nutty people from the blue half.

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