FA Youth Cup returns as Manchester United take on Burnley

Posted on December 16, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Burnley, Doron, FA Cup, Man United, Man United News, Youth   No Comments »
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Manchester United last won the FA Youth Cup in 2011, beating Sheffield United in the final

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It’s that time of year again – the FA Youth Cup focuses attention on the younger players at United and thrusts them into the limelight for hopefully the next few months. Last year United lost at this same stage, going down 4-3 at home to Burnley despite having the likes of Pearson, Januzaj, Daehli and Wilson all starting. There’s a chance for revenge though as the draw has thrown up Burnley once again, this time on away turf on Monday night.

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The Night Tom Hanks Played In United’s Midfield

Posted on June 10, 2013  by Bricki  in Arsenal, Bricki, FA Cup, Fun, Man United   No Comments »
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In the great moments we all remember where we were. On the night of the FA Cup Semi win over Arsenal, this is where i ended up…

The 98/99 season saw me in fifth year at high school and preparing to take my GCSEs, determining my future. I had watched the original tie at home and despite Keane’s dubiously disallowed goal i still expected us to win. Only after the final whistle and confirmation of the replay date did i realise there would be a slight problem.

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Dwight Yorke on Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes – the best

Posted on May 17, 2013  by Stretford-end  in FA Cup, Legends, Man United   No Comments »
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Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole celebrate another goal for Manchester United

Its been over ten years since Dwight Yorke left Old Trafford for Blackburn Rovers, but Manchester United’s former number 19 still holds the club in high regard and paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Scholes. Sir Alex is to manage United for the final time against West Brom on Sunday, whilst Paul Scholes is also set to retire.

Yorke was part of the famous treble winning side and formed a superb partnership with Andy Cole – as United swept all before them. We’re extremely luck to talk with Yorke, who answered a few questions for us. We discussed Maldini, the treble and Fergie’s hairdryer.

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Chelsea 1-0 United: odd tactics and selections but no need to overreact

Posted on April 01, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Chelsea, Doron, FA Cup, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Sleepy Nik   9 Comments »

Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron

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To Stamford Bridge again, for the third time this season. Crazily, there’s still a fifth meeting between the two sides to come and Chelsea will go into it with two domestic cup wins, a draw and a league defeat against us. Benitez named his strongest side whilst Fergie rested van Persie and was forced into changes as a result of injuries (Rooney, Rafael and Evans) sustained whilst players represented club and country. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Man United 2-2 Chelsea: midfield frailties, fatigue and some slack for Benitez

Posted on March 10, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Chelsea, Doron, FA Cup, Man United, Match Reports   12 Comments »

Wayne Rooney celebrates putting Manchester United 2-0 ahead against Chelsea in the FA Cup

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United hosted Chelsea for their third meeting this season in a third different competition. As things would pan out, both sides have two more meetings to come due to a strange game of football that really did have two contrasting halves. Rooney came back into the side as van Persie was rested – that was one of four changes from midweek for United whilst Chelsea went further and made seven. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United vs. Chelsea FA Cup: Fergie and Rafa reunited

Posted on March 09, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Doron, FA Cup, Man United, Match Previews   6 Comments »
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Manchester United & Chelsea meet at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter final

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Having already had the pleasure of playing Chelsea twice this seasons, both times in London, there are two more games against them to go, this time in Manchester. First up, it’s another domestic cup clash, as both sides are looking for a place in the semi finals of the infamous FA Cup. In many ways, despite both suffering defeats midweek, the two sides couldn’t be in more different places at the moment – more on that to come. As ever, we welcome comments and opinions from both sets of fans.

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Gary Pallister speaks about Manchester United & Chelsea

Posted on March 08, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Doron, FA Cup, Man United   No Comments »
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Gary Pallister played for Manchester United against Chelsea in the FA Cup

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Gary Pallster won three FA Cups with United, 1990, 1994 and 1996, after becoming England’s most expensive defender after signing for £2.3 million in 1989. Pallister was a superb centre half; quick, intelligent and a towering frame to win headers. Many feel he should have won more caps for his country. He played in the January 1998 FA Cup match between United and Chelsea. United got off to a flying start and went 5-0 up, before Chelsea scored three in a wet goals galore game. Ever wondered who was quicker out of Giggsy, Kanchelskis and Pally?! Find out what the big man thinks.

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Talking Points: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United (FA Cup)

Posted on January 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, FA Cup, Liverpool, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Sleepy Nik   13 Comments »

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United travelled west to Liverpool for a 4th round FA Cup game at rivals Liverpool. With injuries yet again hitting the side hard, they lined up in a 4-5-1 without key creative players Rooney or Nani. Rafael returned at right back whilst Carrick was joined in the middle by the oldies, Giggs and Scholes. Welbeck was asked to lead the line and at the back, De Gea was brought in at a ground he did well at last time out. Liverpool matched United’s formation with Carroll leading their attack and Carragher sitting in front of the back four.

Below, we discuss the talking points and invite Liverpool fans as well as United fans to join in the discussion.

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Talking Points: Man City 2-3 Man United (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Posted on January 08, 2012  by sleepy_nik  in FA Cup, Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports, Nik, Sleepy Nik   14 Comments »

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United travelled the short distance to Man City today in an eagerly anticipated FA Cup 3rd Round game. Having lost two games in a row and conceded six goals in the process; fans, staff and players were hoping for an improvement and change of fortunes. City were defending the trophy they won last year.

We invite both City and United fans to discuss the game below.

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A Tale of 2 Clubs, 2 Trophies and 1 Banner

Posted on May 17, 2011  by Bricki  in Bricki, FA Cup, Man United, Manchester City, Premier League   4 Comments »

AUTHOR: – Bricki

This weekend the two major trophies in the English domestic game have ended up living in Manchester for the next 12 months.

I want to say ‘Congratulations’ to Manchester City. I have quite a few honest football supporting blues who deserve some success finally.

At a time where the city as a whole should be celebrating you won’t hear many red cheers for blue or vice versa, yet it hasn’t always been this way. The older generation who remember the game in the 50s/60s/70s talk about going to see United one week and City the next. The players socialised together and generally the city enjoyed having two teams competing at the top of the league.

With the potential success of both sides in the near future, How should the fans and the city as a whole approach something we’ve not seen for many a year?

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