Archive for November, 2011

Talking Points: Man United 1 – 1 Newcastle United

Posted on November 26, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Premier League   5 Comments »
Talking Points: Man United 1 - 1 Newcastle United

Author: Doron

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Fourth travelled to second and left with a point to leave Man United four points shy of City who have a game in hand. A side with a more settled look was picked by Fergie against Newcastle operating with Demba Ba as a lone front man. The game would be largely forgettable until half-time and from then on in it provided plenty of areas for discussion. Here we discuss the talking points from the match and invite both United and Newcastle fans to join in the discussion.

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Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Newcastle United

Posted on November 25, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Newcastle United, Premier League   6 Comments »
Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Newcastle United

Author: Doron

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United’s midweek draw with Benfica threw up something of a dilemma. United played good, entertaining attacking football however failed to win. For many though it was a welcome sight after the dull and dreary stuff that’s been played recently at Everton, Swansea and home to Sunderland. So, would you rather win playing stuff that’s a bit “meh” or see entertaining football without the win guaranteed? The answer, of course, is you want to win playing the United brand of football, football for the fans to enjoy. Time for us to roll back the years then and give Newcastle a ruddy good hammering…

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Jonny Evans: Football Genius

Posted on November 22, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Man United, Nik, Players, Sleepy Nik   24 Comments »
Jonny Evans: Football Genius

Author: Nik

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Time is running out for Evans’ declared one reputable newspaper columnist in the aftermath of United’s 6-1 defeat recently; many other media outlets decreed that Evans’ selection was akin to nihilistic exuberance by the manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, and the main cause of defeat (a more thorough reflection can be found here on this last point). Yet the evidence seems to depict a rather different story altogether, with Evans the most natural and talented centre half to rise from the youth academy since Wes Brown – and without the injury record at that. In fact, at the tender age of 23 years old, time is seemingly in vast abundance for Jonny Evans.

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Sir Alex Ferguson would have celebrated 25 years in charge on Sunday

Posted on November 05, 2011  by Stretford-end  in Fun, Man United, Managers   13 Comments »
Sir Alex Ferguson would have celebrated 25 years in charge on Sunday

Sir Alex Ferguson

Author: Stretford End

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Picture it now. May 2002. United’s last game resulted in a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal and the recently dethroned champs host Charlton Athletic. Today, is the final Manchester United fixture for a legend of the game, Sir Alex Ferguson, who has won an amazing seven League titles and European Cup in his time at the club – a superb achievement that no one will match again.

United end a disappointing season with a 0-0 draw, however many Reds are looking forward to new manager Sven Goran Ericksson taking over after the World Cup finals and injecting some new ideas. He has a lot to live upto, but a manager of his calibre should be able to pick up where the previous manager left off.

Thankfully, this didn’t happen and here we look at ‘the butterfly effect’ of what would have happened had Sir Alex not be persuade by his wife to stay at the Old Trafford helm. We, as always, welcome your feedback and suggestions

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Match preview: Manchester United vs. Sunderland

Posted on November 04, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Sunderland   9 Comments »
Match preview: Manchester United vs. Sunderland

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Three games, six goals scored, no goals conceded. Importantly, three games out of three won. That’s how the record stands since the defeat inflicted on United by City. It’s been the perfect response, despite some rather uncomfortable viewing. Steve Bruce brings his merry group of ex-Reds to Old Trafford – quite fitting seeing as it’s Fergie’s 25th anniversary weekend. Surely Brucey & Co. wont ruin the party…

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Sir Alex Ferguson – a will to win

Posted on November 04, 2011  by Stretford-end  in Guest Writer, Man United, Managers   2 Comments »
Sir Alex Ferguson - a will to win

Sir Alex Ferguson

Guest Author: Daniel

As we are all very aware, November 6th marks the 25th anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign at Old Trafford. We’ve lived through his achievements and witnessed the superb sides he has assembled over that period. Daniel Burdett, a key writer for the football blog The Faithful (on Twitter), has put together the following account on Sir Alex and his will to win.

You can following Daniel on Twitter.

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Fergie’s last gift may be his most generous

Posted on November 03, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United   8 Comments »
Fergie's last gift may be his most generous

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As Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates his 25th anniversary in charge of the club there are hints once again that he’s not ready to retire yet. Is it possible that the great man may yet deliver one final present to United fans, his best yet?

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Talking Points: Manchester United 2-0 Otelul Galati

Posted on November 02, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   9 Comments »
Talking Points: Manchester United 2-0 Otelul Galati

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One early goal and one late deflected strike were enough for United to see off Otelul Galati at home and move to the top of Group C. A turgid display had few positive points but a win and a clean sheet mean that the bare minimum standards have been met.

Here we discuss the talking points and invite all football fans to join in the discussion.

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“You can’t win anything with kids”: Alan Hansen takes credit for United success

Posted on November 02, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Man United News, Quotes   3 Comments »
"You can't win anything with kids": Alan Hansen takes credit for United success

Alan Hansen’s words “You can’t win anything with kids” have gone down in Manchester United folklore

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With the 25th anniversary of Sir Fergie coming up many pundits are having their say on the great man and his reign. Alan Hansen has chosen to focus on his now infamous comment on Match of the Day in 1995, “You can’t win anything with kids”.

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From Wilf to Big Ron: United’s managers in between the two greats

Posted on November 02, 2011  by Stretford-end  in Man United   10 Comments »
From Wilf to Big Ron: United's managers in between the two greats

Tommy Docherty with the FA Cup

Guest Author: The Mancunian Red

We have been very lucky to have had two of world football’s greatest ever managers at the helm, however for near enough fifteen years – United didn’t have a Busby or Ferguson in the hot seat at Old Trafford. In between Sir Matt and Sir Alex was Wilf McGuiness, Frank O’Farrell, Tommy Docherty, Dave Sexton and Ron Atkinson. Keith, who some of you will know as TheMancunianRed, has put together the following account on those managers listed. Any feedback/comments, as always, is most welcome.

Keith runs the following blog – http://themancunianred.wordpress.com/

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