Archive for March, 2011

Brazilian youngster joins United on loan

Posted on March 31, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Transfer Targets, Youth   12 Comments »

Rafael da Silva

AUTHOR: – Doron

It’s a rather odd stage of the season to be signing a player on loan but United have done just that and snapped up a young Brazilian player from Desportivo Brasil on a contract until 30th June.

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United have bid for goalkeeper rejected?

Posted on March 30, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Goalkeepers, Man United, Man United News, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   3 Comments »

David de Gea

AUTHOR: – Doron

Despite the wishes of many Man United fans, Edwin van der Sar is retiring this summer and the club are looking to replace him. There have been many rumours about who this could be but the biggest indication of who Edwin’s replacement might be is in The Times today…

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Smile and Reds will smile with you

Posted on March 30, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Herzog's Child, Man United, Players   4 Comments »

Javier Hernandez

AUTHOR: – Herzog’s Child

The initial disappointment was, to doomlordery’s credit, quite merited. Plundering money on unknown quantities in the hope they’ll somehow come good is about depressing enough, but spoiling your much-horded coins on a baby Donny Osmond was quite a new low altogether. That he couldn’t play yet irked, too – how, otherwise, can minds be made up, and accusations of consistent fuckwittery be directed towards the OT hierarchy?

The impending World Cup, jutting into the horizon, would provide enough sorry material, it was explained. And so it did. Ridiculously suited – and aptly accompanied by an even more preposterous nick-name – the youngster beamed and unrolled the usual proclamations: the thing of dreams, so happy, yada. Sighs aired from the Eternal-Cynics Elitist Corp., while giddy enthusiasts infiltrated Youtube. Evidence of goals scored were produced and relayed repetitively as proof a gem was hooked. The cynics jousted back, with predictable tit-bits: shit league, he almost retired at 20, do one. Both sides, as the battle roared on, failed to be ensnared by reality; patience was a lost cause. The arguments between the fatalists and the fantasists proved dull once more. And then, of course, came the time for the World Cup. And then, of course, perspective loomed. And glee.

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Stretty Debate: Do Man United need a ‘John Terry’?

Posted on March 29, 2011  by Bricki  in Bricki, International, Man United, Stretty Debate   26 Comments »

John Terry

AUTHORS: - Bricki & Stretford-end

Every now and then we get involved in a Stretty debate where we look at a particular subject and offer counter arguments. This blog looks at the current England captain John Terry and whether or not Manchester United could use such a player in the side. Both arguments are honest and thought provoking and we welcome your comments on whether ‘Manchester United need a John Terry’.

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Bryan Robson Profile: Captain Marvel

Posted on March 28, 2011  by Stretford-end  in Guest Writer, Legends, Man United, Players   6 Comments »

Robson and Maradona

AUTHOR: - Daniel

I was asked to write this article by Stretford-End.com before it was announced that Bryan Robson was battling cancer, as I’ve long made it known to all my fellow Manchester United supporting friends that Bryan Robson is my all time football hero. Ever since I started to follow football as a child in the 1980’s, one player stood out for me – that was Bryan Robson – for his determination, courage, will to win and the fact that he would give his all out on the pitch for club and for country. The result of this, despite some considerable and painful injuries, was that he was to become the best midfielder of his generation and long after he retired, he’d still be remembered for how great a player he really was.

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Fergie confirms loan stars are to return to United

Posted on March 26, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Man United News, Players, Quotes, Youth   2 Comments »

Danny Welbeck

AUTHOR: – Doron

This season United decided to send out on loan four of the talented younger players at the club who need regular games at a high level. Welbeck, Cleverley, Macheda and Diouf have had their respective futures speculated over by the press and fans but today Ferguson has sounded out his confidence in those players.

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Fresh injury problem for Hargreaves?

Posted on March 25, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Injuries, Man United, Man United News, Players, Stretty Debate   4 Comments »

Owen Hargreaves

AUTHOR: – Doron

There was positive news delivered by Sir Alex Ferguson recently – Owen Hargreaves had returned from the specialist in Germany and was deemed fit to start training again. Two weeks on from that and the Daily Mail are reporting a fresh injury for our forgotten man.

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Is United’s biggest motivator winning or losing?

Posted on March 25, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Stretty Debate   4 Comments »

Manchester United lose the Champions League final against Barcelona

AUTHOR: – Doron

Winning. adjective that wins; successful or victorious, as in a contest: the winning team.
Losing. adjective causing or suffering loss, as in a contest: the losing team.

Charlie Sheen wouldn’t necessarily be a good United fan. Under Sir Alex Ferguson the club has generally been winning however four times they’ve been Premier League runners up, lost 3 FA Cup finals, lost 3 League Cup finals, lost 1 European Cup final and lost other one off finals such as Charity Shields and Super Cups.

As the season heads towards April and with United fighting for three trophies, what is it that the players and staff will draw upon as a motivator for potential success?

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Standing Sections – A ‘Terrace’ View

Posted on March 25, 2011  by Bricki  in Bricki, Man United, Premier League   4 Comments »
Standing Sections - A 'Terrace' View

Manchester United fans

AUTHOR: – Bricki

We have again heard this week the argument about whether we can implement ‘standing’ sections into grounds instead of having all seater stadiums.

Both Manchester clubs have already come out against the idea and plan to keep both Old Trafford and Eastlands all seater.

However do we already in essence have ‘standing’ sections in Old Trafford?

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Are You a Proper United fan?

Posted on March 24, 2011  by Stretford-end  in Guest Writer, Man United, Statistics, Stretty Debate   56 Comments »

Sir Matt Busby

AUTHOR: – Mancunian Red

What right do I have to ask this or judge anyone which of course is a fair response. While I don’t think there is black and white answer to this question I do believe that people have the right to judge and there are certain criteria which defines a true fan from a glory hunter. I will try to explain my reasoning.

Many people believe the myth United became the biggest British club because of the Munich disaster. This is false United had become the best supported club after the war because of the great football we played. Prior to the war it could be argued we weren’t even the biggest club in Manchester. It was only after Busby and Murphy took over the club and put the emphasis on attack and style that United’s support started growing.

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