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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

This is a long time coming. This site’s been a big part of my life since the May of 2007 and I have to say, with a heavy heart, (and without much ado) I bid farewell to the loyal readers and the great community that’s grown around the site.

This might come as a shock to a few, but I think the vast majority of regulars probably already know this site has been on life support as far as frequent updates go. (Thank you David for your match previews, or this would have been worse)

Biggest thanks of course go to those who contribute below the foldβ€”to those of you who’ve kept this site going despite me with their passionate rants/opinionsβ€”you know who you all are.

I have a lot going on the personal front, career-wise and otherwise which makes it impossible to run this thing. I have made several false starts in trying to rejuvenate this blog but I’ve never been able to match up to the consistency of the peak ’07/’08/early ’09 years. I have come to realize that this blog will be better served in someone else’s hands, and I trust Ahmed will do the needful to keep the site going. Shutting it down will be unfair on the community and would never be the option. However, I’ve heard word from Ahmed (of in case you didn’t know) that he’s got a few writers lined up to make this place more prolific. The last post by Eddie Griffin is one of many more to come, I hope. [Contact Ahmed if you want to contribute.]

And as for me. I may or may not come backβ€”and even if I do, it will be only as a guest contributor.

PS: Those of you who’ve emailed me asking me where I have been, apologies for not responding promptly. I will reply over this week.

Glory, glory!



  1. Owen

    25 September 2010 at 11:53

    @RedDevilEddy:Most probly we will see Andy tomorrow.

  2. [OPTI] Madschester United

    25 September 2010 at 12:48

    Some of you folks are jumping the gun about who to sell and buy.

    Fergie will never go for Torres or any other Liverpool player — Liverpool is his Devil. In his eyes, Leeds were small time threats and Liverpool is the big Satan. Same reason we never bid on Micah Richards or other City players— they are very close to big Satan in Fergie’s eyes.

    Personally, I am wary of signing Torres because of his injury-history. Reina is good but reminds me of Howard this season with some serious bubble-hands. πŸ˜€ Gerrard is too wage-expensive.

    There is no reason to tap up Liverpool players unless they offer us Torres for 20 milion or less.

    Let’s hope Chelsea drop pts against Shitty!

  3. [OPTI] Madschester United

    25 September 2010 at 12:50

    How can anyone seriously suggest that we sell Rooney? He is 24 years old and only just committed his first big PR mistake. Rooney will get back to form, it is inevitable!

  4. Owen

    25 September 2010 at 13:36

    Yaya Toure is a beast.I don’t know but he may be better than Essien.Completely dominated the midfield so far .

  5. [OPTI] Madschester United

    25 September 2010 at 13:39

    @Owen: Too bad their passing blows worse than a $1 tranny in the final third.

    In other news, Wenger is the greatest developer of talent:

    Hilarious to read Wenger’s comments about how he is the greatest… what has he won with these prime developed players.. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  6. RedDevilEddy

    25 September 2010 at 13:48

    We face Wolves in Carling Cup fourth round, while Arsenal face Newcastle. πŸ˜› And De Laet has gone to Sheffield United on loan.

  7. Owen

    25 September 2010 at 13:50

    @[OPTI] Madschester United: Hahaha.Professor has reached retirement age now. πŸ™„

  8. Johnsom33

    25 September 2010 at 14:35

    @Owen: I think your being a bit unfair to Hernandez by calling him 1 dimensional. He is a striker that needs service, so far he has received very little. And why do you want Michael Owen to play so badly? He’s never going to be a first choice striker for us, he’s too old now. So why would we take minutes away from Hernandez and macheda who are our future?

  9. [OPTI] Madschester United

    25 September 2010 at 14:43

    Is it me, or do younger Man City fans look like they belong on Teen Mom…

  10. Owen

    25 September 2010 at 14:46

    @Johnsom33: Errr Owen is not that old mate.He has good 2 years left in him and can really serve us.And if Fergie does not want to play him,then he should be released mate.He is a good guy and i want him to score goals for any other teams like Villa,West Ham or Sunderlands.

  11. RedDevilEddy

    25 September 2010 at 14:54

    Well done Lil King Kong, AKA Tevez

  12. Owen

    25 September 2010 at 14:56

    I miss Tevez πŸ‘Ώ

  13. RedDevilEddy

    25 September 2010 at 15:11

    @Owen: I miss Djemba Djemba

  14. Johnsom33

    25 September 2010 at 15:53

    @Owen: I agree that we should release him, not cause he is rubbish but because he should be playing every week.

  15. [OPTI] Madschester United

    25 September 2010 at 16:37

    The “best developed” team in the world are down 3-1. πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  16. RedDevilEddy

    25 September 2010 at 16:42

    Arsenal down 3-1 at home to a team Chelsea beat 6-0, and Liverpool drawing at home to Sunderland with one of the worst referees I’ve seen for ages. If things stand as they do right now, and we beat Bolton tomorrow, this would be a fantastic weekend!

  17. Craig Mc

    25 September 2010 at 17:01

    Errrr somebody please tell me – deliberate elbowing in the face of a player (like Gerrards assault on Welbeck) is a RED card isn’t it? If it wasn’t deliberate then it shouldn’t have been a card at all. Gerrard was having one of his lunacy days again, and got away with it! Collymore is such a fucking hypocrit – he said of the elbowing, Gerrard did lead with his arm, but only he knows whether it was intentional or not πŸ™„ . You can guarantee IF that had been a United player Collymore would now be on the mountaintops telling the whole world it was deliberate!

  18. [OPTI] Madschester United

    25 September 2010 at 17:10

    @Craig Mc: That’s why we don’t care about Collymore πŸ˜‰

  19. Phoenix Red

    25 September 2010 at 17:25

    @Craig Mc: Seriously Bro, who really gives a fuck what that ex scouse cunt Collyflowerhead has to say? I know its annoying to listen to but what do you expect? Half the tv pundits seem to be ex scouse! and we all recognise ABU shit when we hear/read it.

  20. AndyCR7

    25 September 2010 at 17:42

    Loved Sam Allerdyce’s reaction when Emerton scored the winner… πŸ˜†

  21. Phoenix Red

    25 September 2010 at 17:46

  22. Phoenix Red

    25 September 2010 at 17:50

    I missed the CC game due to work! So missed the first outing of this kit, just as well that i’m boycotting merchandise still!

  23. RedDevilEddy

    25 September 2010 at 18:00

    @Phoenix Red: The away kit is beautiful!

  24. Johnsom33

    25 September 2010 at 18:15

    @Phoenix Red: you seriously don’t like it? I personally love the kit.

  25. RedDevilEddy

    25 September 2010 at 18:22

    The best United kits since 2000, in my opinion

    1. Our current home kit
    2. 2008/09 third kit, the blue one
    3. 2007-2009 home kit.
    4. The current away kit.
    5. 2004-2006 home kit.

    But from all the kits we’ve worn, this one is my favorite

  26. gator

    25 September 2010 at 18:51

    @Owen: damn harsh on the neville brothers

  27. gator

    25 September 2010 at 19:00

    @RedDevilEddy: yea cantona looks like he is on his way to a Renaissance fair :mrgreen:

  28. gator

    25 September 2010 at 19:02

    soooo spurs scum and aresholes loose and fools draw today if only two teams could loose the same game we would have had a perfect day. 😎

  29. gator

    25 September 2010 at 19:03

    @Owen: i think you are right ando and fletch i would like to see owen play as well with valincia midweek.

  30. gator

    25 September 2010 at 19:06

    with a win tomorrow we will close the gap to a point on the scum and all our draws and all there 6-0s will be forgotten 😎

    then we just have to match them for the rest of the season and beat them. OPTI

  31. [OPTI] Madschester United

    25 September 2010 at 19:28

    @gator: +1

  32. RedDevilEddy

    25 September 2010 at 19:49

    Working on a Anderson vid 😎

  33. RedDevilEddy

    25 September 2010 at 19:51

    @[OPTI] Madschester United: OPTI, what happend to you Avatar? πŸ˜•

  34. Owen

    25 September 2010 at 20:00

    @RedDevilEddy: It disappeared like Redrich and Grognard. πŸ˜†

  35. RedDevilEddy

    25 September 2010 at 20:44

    @Owen: I hope they’ve not left because of Red Ranter… I mean, I’m still here aint I?! πŸ™‚


    25 September 2010 at 21:05

    @RedDevilEddy: Leave πŸ˜†

  37. Owen

    25 September 2010 at 21:06

    If you have started watching football this season only,then please don’t think that Cristiano Ronaldo is the worst player in world.He was a great player once.Check his record when he was RED. 😳

  38. Craig Mc

    25 September 2010 at 21:38

    Watch our lot go fuck it up at Bolton tomorrow. Isn’t it the pattern of things that when we have a great opportunity to gain advantage – we seem to cock it up good and proper πŸ™„ . Nothing less than 3 points will do, but when we need it we seldom come up trumps πŸ˜† .

  39. [OPTI] Madschester United

    25 September 2010 at 22:59

    @RedDevilEddy: No clue… ???

  40. gator

    25 September 2010 at 23:39

    @Owen: haha we will buy him back for 20m 😎

  41. Karl

    27 September 2010 at 17:21

    @ RedRanter

    This is indeed sad news. you will be missed.

    Thanks for your superb effort with everything regarding this site.
    You have always been fair and an excellent example as a leader. It is with much respect that I bid you well for your future endeavours.

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