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Wrong again ROB!

January 8, 2012

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As I start typing this post, Manchester United are leading 1-0 against their city rivals. This blog is not about the FA Cup game in-progress (well maybe a  little), but a take on a fairly outrageous and borderline stupid article on Guardian Football by Rob Smyth. Smyth’s claims of United being a decaying club even […]

Was 6-1 really on the cards?

October 24, 2011

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In short – No. There was no way that anyone could have predicted that Manchester City could have inflicted such a painful and humiliating defeat on Manchester United before the kick-off. But was a United defeat on the cards? Honestly there was a very good probability of that happening.Let’s get right to business. Fergie scrapped […]

Tactically Speaking: Coyle overlooked the obvious and Bolton got torn to shreds

September 11, 2011

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If I ever get to speak to Owen Coyle, I’m going to show him my previous blog entry and tell him “I TOLD YOU SO”. The fixture list hasn’t been kind to Bolton, but that doesn’t mean that they should overlook the obvious flaw in their gameplay. The fact that Bolton had more shots on goal […]

Transfer deadline day deals: The Verdict – Part 1

September 1, 2011

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Well, the mayhem is over and the transfer window has shut firmly for the next four months. We saw a flurry of activity yesterday, especially towards the end. How did the clubs fair on the deadline day? Who got themselves a great deal? who go conned? lets dive in Arsenal: In: Per Mertesacker, Andre Santos, […]

Tactically Speaking: How United blitzed Arsenal

August 29, 2011

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Arsenal had last conceded 7 goals in a game in 1927. Today they went one worse. Manchester United absolutely blitzed their opponents winning 8-2, inflicting their worst ever defeat in 115 years. Arsenal apologists might point to the fact that Wenger had a bunch of people out through injury and suspension including the influential Vermaelen. Wenger […]

Tactically Speaking: The Young Guns: Week 2, Part 2

August 26, 2011

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1. Junior Hoillet (Blackburn Rovers) The 21 year old Canadian had a great game against Aston Villa. In fact, he was their best player on that day. He took on the defenders willingly and more than once beat them decisively. His passing was also really good and it was his cross that enabled the Rovers […]

Tactically Speaking: Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur

August 23, 2011

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Manchester United kick-started their home season in fine form as perennial top 6 contenders, Tottenham Hotspur, were dispatched 3-0 with relative ease. Goals from Danny Welbeck, Anderson and Wayne Rooney ensured United’s unbeaten start to the season. United were missing their first choice central defensive pairing and it was upto the young duo of Phil […]