Mar 03 2015

United look to conquer the North East

Tag: Match Preview @ 6:27 pm

Wayne Rooney 2014It’s quieter than a nun’s hen party. Like some tragic episode of the Tweenies many are asking where have all the journalists gone?

Last week Van Gaal was the wrong man to lead United, the club was in permanent decline and Ryan Giggs was being stifled by his Dutch overlord.

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Feb 27 2015

Will United paper over the cracks again?

Tag: Match Preview @ 6:36 pm

JS50447094It appears this week’s theme is despair vs faith.

Either you’re willing to give Van Gaal time to build his team, bed in new players and establish a regime or you’re frothing at the mouth, grabbing torches and pitchforks, incoherently muttering about Dennis Irwin and are ready to hire the latest European manager with a floppy fringe.

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Feb 20 2015

Scalping Swans

Tag: Match Preview @ 7:57 pm

_81049768_463603240The clock ticks over to the 72nd minute. A high ball is thrown into the penalty area, thousands watch in despair as an oversized, over vilified Belgian rises higher than any other to destroy Preston North End’s dreams.

Throwing elbows, fouling two defenders and breaking hearts all over the North West, Marouane Fellaini thuds home the goal that will send Manchester United into an FA Cup quarter final.

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Feb 07 2015

United must bring the hammer down on the Hammers

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:55 am

Manchester-United-v-Cambridge-United-FA-Cup-Fourth-Round-ReplayA broken plane, a broken dream, a broken heart, a broken team, no word said, a silent vow, we loved you then, we love you now.

Off the back of an emotional week United take what will undoubtedly be a difficult trip to London for Sunday’s fixture against West Ham. It will be important to play with the spirit of those lost on that bleak February night.

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Jan 30 2015

The bleak mid-winter battle

Tag: Match Preview @ 6:25 pm

Di-MariaOn the 21st of September around 12.45pm, United fans were sat back with their feet up or pint in hand brimming with excitement at the idea of a season with this new look United side under the brilliant Van Gaal.

Half an hour later most had switched off their televisions in disgust, sank a few more ales and taken to the internet to discuss why this would be another season of abject failure.

Nothing better summarises the fickle nature of football than that fixture. United went from title contenders to mid-table mediocrity quicker than a Tom Cleverly back pass.

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Jan 10 2015

Saints fear the wrath of an Angel

Tag: Match Preview @ 7:40 pm

Yeovil-v-Manchester-UnitedWhat a difference a Christmas break makes. A month ago Chelsea had won the league. Southampton and West Ham were going to be in the Champions League. And families across Britain were hopeful that their lives would mean something in 2015.

Fast forward to Monday morning and the Nation is furious they can’t wear pyjamas to work while simultaneously drowning in coffee. A wet realization has soaked commuters. This year is going to be exactly the same as the last.

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Dec 31 2014

United hoping to provide perfect hangover cure

Tag: Match Preview @ 9:20 am

Manchester-United-v-Stoke-012After the cans have been cleared away, the taste of ale scrubbed from your mouth and you’ve snuck out without her, noticing football fans can get back to the important things in life.

The best thing about January 1st is the promise of football. While everyone else is focusing on a new year and a new start, Macaulay Culkin swears that this is the year he gets his life back on track and Rene Zellweger promises no more plastic surgery in 2015, United fans will hope to nurse a hangover with victory at the Britannia stadium.

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Dec 27 2014

United take a trip to the manager Circus

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:41 pm

Manchester-United-v-NewcastleRealistically Tottenham have become a team with the same manager merry-go-round as Real Madrid, but with the London side it’s been more like aiming for Kate Upton covered in chocolate but ending up with Kerry Katona and a half empty bottle of curry sauce. This preview is written with Mauricio Pochettino currently at the helm, but keeping in mind this could change by Sunday.

So when United face Neil Warnock’s side on Sunday they will be coming up against a team with a leaky defence, questionable performances but the ability to grind out results. Sounds familiar.

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