Aug 21 2011

The Academy: MUFC v Portsmouth

Tag: Academy,Match Reports @ 1:49 am

 

So, what did I learn today on the opening day of the Premier Academy League? I learnt what some of the first year scholars look like, I put faces to their names and had an opportunity to pick up a hint on who and how this Academy is going to play this season. Despite the defeat there were many positives and the result really shouldn’t be viewed as a marker for things to come. I can see this team suffering a few defeats over the course of the season and I can see them dishing a few out. Here’s what happened today…..

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Aug 20 2011

Episode 4: CanTheyScore – Manchester United Podcast

Tag: Podcast @ 8:26 pm

Welcome to the fourth Can They Score Manchester United podcast.

Our aim to to bring you the best in analysis of the biggest club in the world with regular guests, previews, reviews and discussion.

James (from Written Offside) and I, Chris (from Can They Score), welcome your feedback, positive or negative, as we want this to be something you enjoy.

This week’s episodes features James, along side Tom fromTheFaithfulMUFC.com and Daniel Aston; talking all things United, including Cleverley, Young, De Gea, Anderson and Spurs!

We will be having a listeners questions slot in the coming weeks so please tweet us at any time with anything you would like us to discuss.


Aug 19 2011

Who will be the next Manchester United manager?

Tag: Manchester United News @ 12:22 pm

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Aug 18 2011

Academy 2011/12 – Season Preview

Tag: Academy @ 5:10 pm

It’s that time of year again. The hype and hysteria of ongoing transfer saga’s continue, the opening weekend has come and gone and pundits the length and breadth of Great Britain the World are having their say on the season’s final outcomes already.

Well, for others like me, the season is yet to begin. This Saturday (20th August 2011) sees the return of the Academy Premier League and the showcasing of tomorrows pro’s.

After a wonderful season for the Academy last time around, it’s the turn of new scholars to get their first taste of what football – and life – might be like, if they have the desire, talent and above all else, the right attitude to progress through the ranks at Manchester United.

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Aug 16 2011

All Time Best XI Series: Right Fullback

When writing about the best players in any one position, your perspective is obviously biased towards recent memories and those players you have actually seen play. However, it is relatively easy to get a historical perspective on most players these days regardless of how long ago someone featured in the Manchester United first eleven.

The more difficult task is to compare and contrast player’s abilities and styles when tactics have changed so considerably over the last century.  It was only during the 1960’s that over-lapping fullbacks became ‘de rigueur’ and in the modern game it is a necessity. However, there was once a time when fullbacks simply gave the ball to the halfbacks and rarely ventured into the opponents half.

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Aug 15 2011

Young Saves De Gea for Manchester United

In what felt like a repeat of the Community Shield game, we were stunned yet again by the ease in which De Gea was beaten only to be resuced by a late-ish goal from one of our outstanding wingers.

As rightly pointed out by numerous news outlets, the big plus is that we pulled in all 3 points on a weekend when our main rivals could not. Granted, the way in which we achieved it was not pretty. At least not in the second 45. But as we’ve learnt from last season, the manner in which we earn the win comes second to the actual victory itself.

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Aug 12 2011

All Time Best XI Series: Central Midfield

The Midfield – The Engine Room of MUFC Success – Written by Rob B.

It’s without doubt the most common game MUFC fans get to play over their lifetime.

It’s your typical ‘Who Is Your Favourite Player’ debate. Who would you play where? At a team like United it’s an utter minefield. We all have our own recommendations for such debates.

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Aug 12 2011

Episode 3: CanTheyScore – Manchester United Podcast

Tag: Podcast @ 8:21 pm

Welcome to the third Can They Score Manchester United podcast.

Our aim to to bring you the best in analysis of the biggest club in the world with regular guests, previews, reviews and discussion. The podcast will be released weekly.

James (from Written Offside) and I, Chris (from Can They Score), welcome your feedback, positive or negative, as we want this to be something you enjoy.

We will be having a listeners questions slot in the coming weeks so please tweet us at any time with anything you would like us to discuss.






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