May 19 2007

Has Nani Penned New Deal?

This new ‘development’ has been gnawing away at my brain for the past day and a half. So let’s get rid of it right away once and for all.

Apparently, going by some papers, Nani has penned a new contract that will see him at Sporting Lisbon till 2013 with his get out clause now raised to around £20 million from the earlier £7 million.

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May 18 2007

What is your formation?

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This season, Manchester United has tried to play quite a few formations. No prizes for guessing the man masterminding these formations – Carlos Queiroz. Sometimes the change in formation was awful (negative 4-5-1 in Europe), but sometimes they left us with some sweet memories (4-2-3-1 in Europe).

Lets have a look at these formations, and which would suit the team more depending on the signings Manchester United make this summer.

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May 18 2007

Can Rooney replace Scholes?

Note: The following was sent in by one of our readers, Karan.

So we’ve won the premiership. No time to gloat, we have figure out how to get better and how to improve the squad. We want to win the title again next year, and our squad is fragile. Lets face it, the most cover we had was in defense and it’s lucky thats where we got most of our injuries. Our midfield is talented but there’s no depth. If one of scholes, ronaldo or giggs gets a long term injury, how do we cope with that. We saw how badly we fared in 2005 when scholes was not there.

So, thinking along these lines, what’s a good lineup for manchester united? Who should we buy and where should everyone play?

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May 17 2007

Edwin Van der Sar and Ben Foster can happily coexist

EVDS was the solution for Manchester United’s goalkeeping problems after the departure of the legendary Peter Schmeichel. He has been very instrumental in the success of Manchester United this season. It makes me wonder why Sir Alex hasn’t bid earlier for this excellent shotstopper.

However, he has become old and might start making mistakes if his weary legs are not given enough rest.

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May 16 2007

Man Utd Stories of the Day

Folks, we must admit we’ve just come back from possibly the longest break since this blog started. In case you’re wondering, no. We haven’t lost interest. Just that now, that the season is over there is really precious little to write about. Even the media has gone relatively quite. Unless of course, if you are reading TribalFootball. They are blessed with a sixth sense that we mortals do not possess. So let’s get on with the mere scraps of news that we get to read, shall we?

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May 14 2007

Manchester United Title Winning Celebrations: Quotes and Videos

Tag: Site News @ 11:23 am

In what has been one of the most satisfying triumphs in recent times, Sir Alex Ferguson added another feather into the club’s already overloaded cap (forgive the clichéd analogy), lifting his ninth Premiership trophy.

We’ve tried to capture the essence of the occasion and put together some quotes from the manager and players, and video of the team lifting the trophy as well as the accompanying celebrations.

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May 14 2007

Rossi Scores Brace, Parma Move Towards Safety: Goal Videos

Rossi’s has once again boosted his stock at Parma, helping them move two points clear off the drop zone. Parma thumped fellow relegation rivals Messina 4-1 in what was to be a blistering first half display. Rossi scored two well taken goals. Read on for goal videos and links to match report.

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May 14 2007

Man Utd Stories of the Day

West Ham beat United and much has been discussed by Ahmed on how Fergie and the team ‘threw’ the game away. I was a bit groggy eyed and over slept, so couldn’t catch the game here in Yankee land. Anyway, West Ham staying in the Premiership at the cost of the Blades will probably start a debate that will end up in the courts. Tevez however, can be assured that he will be exalted to the status of a demi-God at Upton Park and maybe, just maybe, Sir Alex might have gotten interested. Well, if you believe Tribal Football he might be on his way to Old Trafford already. But as far as reliable news stories are concerned here are some of the more prominent ones of the day.

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