David Moyes & Manchester United: Where does the blame lie?

Posted on January 06, 2014  by Bricki  in Bricki, Everton, Man United, Managers   23 Comments »
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David Moyes has had a tough time at Manchester United since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson

Author: Bricki

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So this is how Manchester United ends… with a whimper and not with a bang. The last 6 months have conclusively proven that our time in the sun is now over and we must accept mediocrity on a level of Liverpool in the 90s.

That’s the only conclusion we can draw from the difficult six months since Sir Alex walked away and David Moyes was given the chalice isn’t it?

I mean it’s not like Sir Alex bled every last bit of success he could out of a group of players we have been saying for several years has been performing better than the sum of its parts. That a manager with over 25 years experience at the same club, a club he effectively had lead role in redesigning and helped to reform from top to bottom, would know exactly how to drive these players further than they realised they could go.

If a manager with 25 years at one of the most successful and famous teams in the world, gives you advice and tells you can achieve something, it might just make you do something many didn’t think you could.

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Manchester United 0-1 Everton: Moyes loses to old club

Posted on December 04, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Bricki, Everton, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   10 Comments »
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Manchester United lose at home to Everton for the first time since 1992/93

Author: Bricki

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Manchester United hadn’t even signed Eric Cantona the last time Everton were last victorious in the league at Old Trafford. The Yugoslav Preki danced a merry dance around the helpless Peter Schmeichel to give the visitors a 3-0 win. United went onto lift the league title that season, the first time in 26 long years. It is looking highly unlikely that United will be retaining the title come May, as David Moyes’ men find themselves closer to the relegation zone than to the top of the table.

Bryan Oviedo, who was filling in for Leighton Baines – a summer transfer target for the home side, scored the only goal of the game to push Everton up to fourth place, whilst United linger in tenth position. United were unlucky not to hit the back of the net after Tim Howard saved from Patrice Evra’s header and Danny Welbeck hit the bar.

Here we discuss the talking points of the game and welcome feedback from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United vs. Everton: View from the opposition

Posted on December 04, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   1 Comment »
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David Moyes welcomes his old club Everton to Old Trafford to take on his Manchester United side

Manchester United welcome Everton to Old Trafford this evening, the first time David Moyes has faced his old club since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer. Roberto Marthinez has made a great start at Everton, who are currently unbeaten in their last six games. Romelu Lukaku has been a revelation since his shock summer move, on loan, from Chelsea; notching up eight goals already.

David Moyes has spoken of a mixed reaction from the traveling fans, mainly due to his joint bid for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini in the summer, which was described as “derisory and insulting”. It is the 187th time both clubs have met in their history with United winning 81 and Everton 63. Phil Jones misses the game through suspension, whilst Robin van Persie “has a chance to play”.

We welcome comments from both sets of fans on potential lineups, predictions and initial reaction to the game.

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Phil Neville set to be named new coach by David Moyes

Posted on July 04, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Man United, Managers   No Comments »
Phil Neville is set to join David Moyes at Manchester United
Phil Neville has followed David Moyes and is back at Manchester United

Phil Neville is set to be announced as Manchester United’s new coach as David Moyes adds to his back room staff. Neville was bought by David Moyes in the summer of 2005 from Manchester United and made his debut against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in the August, losing two nil. He made 386 appearances for United since his debut against Wrexham in the FA Cup back in 94/95 season. Neville is in 34th position of all time United appearances.

United’s most decorated player Ryan Giggs, has also been appointed player coach for the new season.

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Man United 2-0 Everton: old Vidic, Giggs reinvented, the Rooney role and the Jones job

Posted on February 11, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, El Rob, Everton, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   1 Comment »
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Phil Jones sticks tight to Marouane Fellaini as Manchester United beat Everton 2-0

Authors: Sleepy Nik, Rob and Doron

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It felt like there was a lot to think about going into this game – City had lost at Southampton; United were off to Madrid a few days after; and United had dropped points in this fixture last year, leading to the title slipping away. This had the feelings of being a game that was that bit more crucial than some of the others lately. Everton too would want to win after Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea all did but they suffered a huge blow in the warm-up as Distin, who’s having a superb season, pulled out with an injury. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United vs. Everton: sensible squad rotation needed ahead of Madrid

Posted on February 08, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Everton, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   No Comments »
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Author: Doron

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It’s not that Everton are a ‘bogey side’ for United but the last two games against them have been unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. Moyes’ men are having another very solid season and are unquestionably the best side on Merseyside right now. With United travelling to Madrid in a few days this game has a dangerous look about it as Fergie may be tempted to leave a couple of players out. As ever, we welcome comments and opinions from both sets of fans.

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Sir Alex Ferguson bans reporters: What do you think?

Posted on September 13, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Man United, Managers, Premier League, Press, Stretty Debate   6 Comments »
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Sir Alex Ferguson banned two journalists for reporting that Rio Ferdinand would miss the Everton game.

Sir Alex Ferguson banning reporters from weekly press conference at Carrington is nothing new, nor is he silent in his criticism for some journalists who he believes create fictitious stories to unsettle his Manchester United players. James Ducker, The Times North West correspondent, posted an interested link to debate on Ferguson’s latest ban. Two journalists, Mark Ogden and Paul Hetherington have been banned from United press conferences, apparently for reporting that Rio Ferdinand would not feature in the 1-0 defeat to Everton recently – a story, that turned out to be true. Here we look at the views from both sides of this decision.

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Everton 1-0 Manchester United: large afro bullies depleted defence

Posted on August 20, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Everton, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   25 Comments »

Author: Doron

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United travelled the short distance to Merseyside to take on Everton in the final game of the opening round of Premier League fixtures. Shinji Kagawa made his debut but Van Persie was only deemed fit enough for the bench. United had to start with Carrick in defence as Rio Ferdinand became the fourth centre back to miss out through injury. Everton, in front of their home fans played Fellaini up high as the supporting act for Jelavic.

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Everton vs Manchester United match preview

Posted on August 20, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   4 Comments »

Danny Welbeck versus Everton

Manchester United travel to Everton on Monday for the 185th meeting of the two sides (in all competitions). Manchester United won the fixture 1-0 last term, with a goal from United forward Javier Hernandez. Everton fought back from two goals down to draw level at Old Trafford in an extremely entertaining 4-4 draw, which saw United lose their edge in the title race with Manchester City. Here we preview the first game of the Premier League season for both sides. If you are interested in getting down the bookies, United are favourites to win the game.

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United and rivals – predictions and thoughts for 2012/13

The new season is just days away so we decided we’d make some predictions and share our thoughts on both United and our rivals. Bookmark this so you can tell us how wrong we were come May 2013! We hope you’ve got your new kit and football equipment all ready for Saturday!

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