Nov 23 2008

Aston Villa 0-0 Man Utd: United Escape With Draw

Tag: Match Reports @ 1:42 pm

United put on another disjointed away display as Aston Villa did their claim to the number four slot no harm with a credible draw at Villa Park. There is a lot to say in the post mortem analysis, so let’s get on with it.

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Nov 22 2008

Aston Villa v Man Utd: Preview

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:07 am

It’s nice to be back. Being able to blog again — hopefully, regularly — gives you a feeling that’s difficult to describe; one of blogginess. Or perhaps, should I not be too happy to be blogging when I really ought to be having a life? Who knows!

On to the preview…

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Nov 21 2008

Vote for Us! Please!

Tag: Site News @ 9:59 pm

I know, after being inactive for what is certainly the longest period of, well, inactiveness, this might be pushing it a bit. But it sure looks like the main period that was sucking the life out of my offline world has passed, and I shall be able to bring back the regularity that characterized this blog in the past.

Anyway, where was I?… Yes! The Soccerlens 2008 Awards for recognizing excellence in blogging is back and I sure have the cheek to request everyone to nominate Red Rants for some of the categories — whichever is relevant. I suppose Best Blog Community comes closest, although you are free to nominate us for whatever category you feel like. If you scroll down to this page you’ll find a form where you can cast your nominations.

Cheers, and I’ll sure be back to catch up with United news, analysis, expert opinion, jokes etc. pretty soon.

Nov 16 2008

Man Utd 5-0 Stoke City: Right Response, But Still a Long Way to Go

Tag: Match Reports @ 11:42 am

A home game. Five goals banged in. The frustrations of last week should slightly be assuaged. But it won’t, because the same Arsenal team lost to Villa yesterday. Makes our defeat at the Emirates seem all the more perplexing.

But let’s not go there now.

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Nov 15 2008

Man Utd v Stoke: Preview

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:53 am

Open thread again… I’ll add my two pence worth when I can. Till then, rant away.

Oh my, Rory Delap can throw, can’t he?!

Nov 13 2008

What Ails Manchester United?

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:03 am

This post has been long time coming. Ever since the Arsenal defeat angry words have been exchanged between fans over the direction the club seems to be taking on the pitch. And, while it’s too late to be doing a match report per se on the Arsenal game, it is a good time to reflect on the week(s) gone by.

So let this piece be a place where I look back at the days gone by.

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Nov 11 2008

Man Utd v QPR: Preview

Open thread folks: all links to streams, discussion on possible lineups, rants, frustration, optimism (blind and realistic), all go here.

Possebon is expected to return to the starting lineup alongside a host of other young prospects. Evans should get a run out too, and there is a good chance of getting to spot Manucho.

Otherwise, Fergie says there will be a fair bit of experienced legs alongside said youngsters.

As I said, open thread, as I can’t really do a full fledged review of this game.

PS: I know I haven’t written about the Arsenal game yet. I will do it sometime if it’s even relevant at that point — and even if I do it I will touch on points that haven’t been discussed. And believe me, my perspective of the game was far different to the majority opinion on the threads.

Anyway, that will come in good time… meanwhile, have at it. Over to you…

Nov 08 2008

Arsenal v Man Utd: Preview

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:20 am

It’s early kick off time at the Emirates, and United’s meeting with the Gunners couldn’t have come at a better time. Arsenal have been in underwhelming form — yes, I know, form matters little during a game of this magnitude — while United have been kicking up a few gears in the league whilst also applying the brakes at times. The fact is, though, we still are scoring a lot of goals, whilst Arsenal have lost their first choice strike pair to injury and suspension.

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