Archive for March, 2012

Podcast: United’s transfer business, Reserves round-up, and Evans for captain?

Posted on March 30, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Fulham, Man United, Match Reports, Players, Podcast, Transfer Speculation, Youth   2 Comments »
Podcast: United's transfer business, Reserves round-up, and Evans for captain?

Authors: Doron and Phil

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Beyond The Pitch and Stretford-End.com have come together once again to record another podcast, the third in the series. Topics discussed range from post-match discussions to the Reserves to potential transfer business. You can also hear the thoughts of Fergie and Jonny Evans on the Fulham game.

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Mats Dæhli making great progress at United

Posted on March 28, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players, Youth   1 Comment »
Mats Dæhli making great progress at United

Author: Doron

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Fans are always looking out for the next big talent – someone to hype up and pin their hopes on. Last year we had Morrison, Pogba, Tunnicliffe and others but this season has been quieter with players getting injuries and an ever changing Academy team. However, one player has stood out since the turn of the year, Mats Møller Dæhli.

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United have the edge says Robson

Posted on March 23, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Legends, Man United, Man United News, Managers, Players   11 Comments »
United have the edge says Robson

Bryan Robson

Author: Stretford_End

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Manchester United legend and former captain Bryan Robson believes that his former side have the edge over neighbours Manchester City – and cited Sir Alex Ferguson’s zero-tolerance approach towards ill-disciplined players as the main reason between the two sides. Patrick Vieira spoke in the week about Paul Scholes and claimed that it was a ‘weakness’ on behalf of Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United for the midfielder’s return to the first team – overlooking the return of Carlos Tevez, who Roberto Mancini vowed would never play for the club again. Is it this type of ill-discipline that could prove the difference in the title run in?

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Things: Neville’s successor, MOTD analysis, Benfica vs. Chelsea, and more…

Posted on March 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Chelsea, Doron, El Rob, England, Euro 2012, Nik, Sleepy Nik, Things   3 Comments »
Things: Neville's successor, MOTD analysis, Benfica vs. Chelsea, and more...

Authors: Doron, Nik and Rob

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Here’s installment number six of the “Things” column. Musings this week are brought to you as ever by Nik, Doron and Rob.

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Dances With Wolves

Posted on March 22, 2012  by Bricki  in Bricki, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Wolves   1 Comment »
Dances With Wolves

Author: Bricki

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The weekend saw United travel to the Midlands to take on the Wolves and I was one of the lucky few able to get a ticket and support the team. As a way to spend the time on the coach constructively (well more constructively than reading the Sunday papers) I decided to pen a little diary of the day…

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United’s remaining fixtures assessed

Posted on March 22, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Premier League   4 Comments »
United's remaining fixtures assessed

Sir Alex Ferguson
With just nine games left in the season and one point separating United and City, we take a quick look at the remaining league games and identify where, if at all, United will slip up. It is indeed ‘squeaky bum time’ as United close in on a unprecedented twentieth league title win. We welcome you to put your title run in predictions in the comments section.

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Antonio Valencia – pace, craft and unplayable

Posted on March 20, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players   8 Comments »
Antonio Valencia - pace, craft and unplayable

Antonio Valencia

Author: Stretford_End

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Franco Baresi once said of the legendary Diego Maradona “We had to be very well organised; put pressure on him, doubling up, tripling up even to limit his talents. Because if it was one-on-one, you’d lose.”. Now, I’m not comparing the brilliance of Antonio Valencia to the unquantifiable genius of the Argentinean World Cup winner – but in recent months, the surging Ecuadorian is a sorry sight for any retreating left back who simply can’t deal with the pace of United’s number 25. His signing in 2009 may have not be met with the same hysteria that greeted Ronaldo’s arrival at the Bernabeu, however his qualities have been there for all to see since signing from Wigan for £18million. Here we look at Valencia’s season so far and what he brings to United’s play.

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United in Europe: A post-mortem

Posted on March 16, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in El Rob, Europa League, Guest Writer, Man United, Match Reports   10 Comments »
United in Europe: A post-mortem

Author: Rob

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Manchester United’s European (mis)adventure is over for another year. It’s been an exciting, frustrating time, full of goals from all sides, inducing heart attacks and binge drinking among fans of all ages. Both legs of the Athletic Bilbao tie have seen our boys take almighty thrashings, masked by flatteringly close scorelines. Notwithstanding the inevitable caveats – it was “only” the Europa League (nonsense), Champions League complacency (inexcusable), the young players needing to learn the European game (agreed) – everyone will agree that the results and performances we’ve seen from the side have been unusually wobbly. Here are some of my thoughts on last night’s game, and the campaign in general.

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Podcast: Berba and Fletcher’s uncertain futures, singing section, and City cracking?

Podcast: Berba and Fletcher's uncertain futures, singing section, and City cracking?

Authors: Doron and Phil

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After Beyond The Pitch and Stretford-End.com recorded their first podcast last week, here follows the second! Topics discussed range from post-match discussions to the Reserves to the atmosphere at games.

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Things: roaming Rooney, Conca’s successor and Sagna helps Walcott

Posted on March 14, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Arsenal, Doron, El Rob, Nik, Players, Sleepy Nik, Things, Wigan Athletic   4 Comments »
Things: roaming Rooney, Conca's successor and Sagna helps Walcott

Authors: Doron, Nik and Rob

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Here’s installment number five of the “Things” column. Musings this week are brought to you as ever by Nik, Doron and Rob along with Anam from the excellent Arsenal Column who’s written about on Rooney. Boomshakalaka!

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