Things: European Round-up Edition!

Posted on April 20, 2012  by El Rob  in Champions League, Doron, El Rob, Euro 2012, Europa League, Man United, Nik, Players, Things   2 Comments »

Authors: Doron, Nik and Rob

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Here’s installment number eight of the “Things” column. Musings this week are brought to you as ever by Nik, Doron, Rob and focus on the midweek European action that has just taken place.

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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 »

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?

Authors: Doron and Phil

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After Beyond The Pitch and 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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Ferguson’s faith in 4-4-2 proving fatal

Posted on March 10, 2012  by sleepy_nik  in Europa League, Guest Writer, Man United   10 Comments »

Author: Tom

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Tom Pattison from The Faithful joins us as a guest blogger this week to look at United’s current form both at home and in Europe, and asks a very pertinent question indeed; is Fergie’s persistent faith with the 4-4-2 system, despite it’s relative success in the Premier League, costing United on the European front?

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The complete guide to Athletic Bilbao

Posted on March 06, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Europa League, Guest Writer, Man United, Match Previews   5 Comments »

Author: David

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United’s last 16 pairing in the Europa League has thrown up an opposition we’ve not faced in 55 years – Athletic Bilbao. Unless you’re a regular La Liga watcher then they may be somewhat unfamiliar so David Cartlidge has kindly agreed to provide information about the club in various different areas. David’s a freelance writer and written for a long list of reputable websites about Spanish football, he also happens to be a United fan!

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