Archive for May, 2011

The Ginger Prince confirms his retirement from football

Posted on May 31, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players   8 Comments »

Scholes scores against Barcelona

AUTHOR: – Doron

There was almost a look of relief on his face when the final whistle was blasted on Saturday. It was the end of a truly wonderful career for Paul Scholes. There was no pompous fanfare and guard of honour, a simple wave to the crowd said it all. His 17th season as a first team squad player ended with his lowest goals return but his quality has still shone through. This though, is seemingly the right time for him to retire from the game that he loves.

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Why Ashley Young makes sense for United

Posted on May 29, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Aston Villa, Doron, Man United, Players, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   34 Comments »

Ashley Young

AUTHOR: – Doron

Ashley Young has been linked to Man United for over six months now. Indeed, even in previous seasons, the young English winger has been the subject of transfer speculation columns. Rumours of a January bid have never been confirmed or denied but recent murmurs suggest a deal is imminent. Today, word from the Man United doctors via Mr Mujac was that Young had undergone a medical last Friday. With that and speculation in mind, here are a few reasons why signing Young may make sense…

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Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United Talking Points

Posted on May 28, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   10 Comments »

United at full time

AUTHOR: – Doron

Champions of Europe, it was not to be. United were on the night beaten by arguably one of the greatest eleven (or so) players ever assembled. There’s no shame in being the best in England and the second best in Europe. Here we discuss the talking points of the match and welcome both sets of fans to contribute to the events.

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United Match Preview

Posted on May 28, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Previews   4 Comments »

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AUTHOR: – Doron

Game 60 of this long season. The finale. The Champions League final. The two best teams in Europe, Barcelona and Manchester United – both chasing a 4th European crown.

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United v Barca 98/99 – Fight Night

Posted on May 27, 2011  by Bricki  in Bricki, Champions League, Fun, Man United   1 Comment »
United v Barca 98/99 - Fight Night

AUTHOR: – Bricki

With all the stress, nervousness and seriousness in the build up to the Champions League Final Saturday between United and Barca, it seemed like a little light relief was needed to lighten the mood. Here is an alternative look at the classic group games between the teams in the 98/99 campaign in a true heavyweight boxing style.

I hope you enjoy…

98/99 saw a slugfest of clashes between United and Barca in the ‘Group of Death’ which also contained Bayern Munich and Brondby.

In a truly ‘Heavyweight’ group it was the clashes between United (Rocky Balboa), Barca (Apollo Creed) and Bayern (Ivan Drago) that defined the group whilst Brondby (Spider Rico) offered the chance for a couple of easier bouts. The games between United and Barca however produced possibly the games of the group stages.

True to the Rocky theme tune that United walk out to, the opening game at Old Trafford set the tone for what would be two epic encounters that swung one way then the other.

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For Man United and Barcelona, Wembley holds special memories

Posted on May 27, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United   3 Comments »

Wembley stadium

AUTHOR: – Doron

The setting for tomorrow’s Champions League final is an important venue for both teams. Wembley will be hosting it’s 6th European Cup finale, 48 years after it’s first. However that final in 1963 means nothing for this tie. It’s ’68 and ’92 that are the magic years for United and Barcelona.

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On and off the pitch, the United spirit is alive in current Youth team

Posted on May 26, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Youth   2 Comments »

Manchester United win the FA Youth Cup

AUTHOR: – Doron

Rather than an account, a match report, this is a personal tale mainly about the aftermath of Monday night’s game. It was a second record breaking day in a row at Old Trafford – fresh from the first team lifting number 19; the Academy lifted FA Youth Cup number 10. Off the pitch though this is a shy group of players, embarrassed by the attention they get and totally uneasy with the praise they get from fans; yet they’re following in the footsteps of legends before them and doing the club proud.

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Do Barca have a weakness?

Posted on May 25, 2011  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Match Previews, Statistics, Tactics   25 Comments »
Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Do Barca have a weakness?

AUTHOR: – Stretford End

Ok, I’m not going to make out I am an expert in Spanish football, nor am I going to nod approvingly at a goal scored by Bojan in the 62nd minute in the 8 nil victory over Almeria earlier in the season – because I never saw it. I do try and tune into Revista La Liga and obviously watch as much football on a Sunday evening (that is when the missus hasn’t got ‘The only way is Essex’ on), but I didn’t want to give the impressive that I am a seasoned connoisseur in all things Spanish. However, I have always admired the magnificent football of Barcelona and the DNA that has been instilled in the club from the Johan Cruyff and Rinus Michels days.

This blog aims to look at the goals Barcelona have scored and conceded in the Champions League this season, whilst comparing that with Manchester United.

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Manchester United 4-2 Blackpool Talking Points

Posted on May 25, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Blackpool, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   5 Comments »
Manchester United 4-2 Blackpool Talking Points

Blackpool's players applaud their fans

AUTHOR: – Doron

Contrasting emotions were felt by those at Old Trafford as the final whistle blasted out on Sunday afternoon. The league season was brought to a close and enabled United players, staff and fans to celebrate a record 19th title whilst their Orange counterparts had to face the reality of a heartbreaking relegation. Here we discuss the talking points of the match and welcome both sets of fans to contribute to the events.

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De Gea move on the verge of being complete

Posted on May 24, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Goalkeepers, Man United, Man United News, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   14 Comments »

David De Gea

AUTHOR: – Doron

Manchester United are all but able to confirm that David De Gea is the man they’ve chosen to replace Edwin van der Sar at Old Trafford.

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