Manchester United in the 1970s

Posted on February 18, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Guest Writer, Man United, Old Posts   No Comments »
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Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty with the 1977 FA Cup

Author: The Mancunian Red (Guest Blogger)

I often listen to the older fan bemoan today’s atmosphere, claiming it was different it the 1970s, yet I first started going in the 1970s and had fans telling me it wasn’t the same at the old days, how it was said you could hear the roar in Oldham when United scored in a big European cup game. And even in the 1970s I distinctly remember fans after the game complaining about the atmosphere.

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Looking back, looking forward.. 2010 in review

Posted on December 30, 2010  by Yolkie  in Fun, Old Posts   1 Comment »

Stretford-End.com takes a look back at 2010. It would be easy to spend all our time patting ourselves on the back after a fantastic year for the site but we have never been ones to stand still. In this piece we’ll have a slight moment of reflection to acknowledge all that we achieved in the last 12 months, and our look back at the best of 2010, before having a look at our pre-season predictions and how we’re faring up and concluding with a look at what’s to come in 2011.

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Exploding the Fabregas myth

Posted on December 09, 2010  by Yolkie  in Arsenal, Man United, Old Posts, Players, Premier League, Press   62 Comments »

Fabregas

Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Monday evening, in a top of the table encounter. Never has the difference in media exposure been so evident; as United went to the top of the table after crushing Blackburn 7-1 to maintain their unbeaten start, so the eulogies were already being written for the great Premier League. United were poor, and their position was only proof that they were part of a triumvirate at the top of the tree that were simply far worse than they had been for many a year. Some journalists even called it United’s “worst squad for 15 years” after the defeat to West Ham.

Cue Saturday and Arsenal went top courtesy of a laboured win over Fulham and a frozen pitch in Blackpool; talk is of whether the Gunners can maintain their current (perhaps false, given they’ve played a game more) position – indeed, the praise heaped on them has been so great that even casual, intelligent observations by the media are being treated as criticisms by their supporters – and Samir Nasri is being spoken of in the same breath as George Best by one of the nation’s most respected newspapers.

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MUFC buy Nobby’s medals; Stretford-End.com reaction

Posted on October 27, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Announcements, Man United News, Old Posts, Players, Premier League   2 Comments »

Days after CNN and BBC publicised Stretford-End.com’s letter to Wayne Rooney, we are delighted to announce that another high profile campaign started by the website has ended with the right result after Manchester United bought Nobby Stile’s medals at auction today.

Scores of our Twitter followers bombarded Rio Ferdinand and other media sources with our blog on the subject, and it seems the club listened to the outrage of supporters by purchasing his World Cup and European Cup winners medals at Convery Auctions in Edinburgh.

It is expected that the club will display the medals at the Old Trafford museum.

Stretford-End.com expresses its delight at the news.

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United need a heart, brain, courage, and a 2005 style shake up

Posted on October 17, 2010  by Yolkie  in Man United, Old Posts, Players, Premier League, Press, Uncategorized   14 Comments »

Rooney gets his coat. Will he be getting it for good in January?

If it was just one game, then you could put it down to one of those things. If you take into account West Brom recently won at Arsenal, it doesn’t seem so bad. However, I can’t shake the feeling that there’s something very wrong going on at Old Trafford, and that something needs to be done urgently to address the situation. So, what exactly is the problem? There’s talk in the press about Rooney either wanting to go or fearful he’ll be kicked out. The club have denied it, but unrest remains. I’ll take a look at the (several) issues that currently present themselves as major problems at the club, and suggest why a 2005 style bombshell might be exactly what we need.

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Manchester United 2008 European Cup: Reliving Moscow

Posted on July 23, 2010  by Yolkie  in Champions League, Man United, Old Posts, Players   1 Comment »

Ronaldo and Rio Ferdinand lift cup

With essentially meaningless games getting us with sweaty palms it’s sometimes easy to forget the end goal, what it’s all about. We’re getting excited over a silly dance from our reserve winger scoring a goal against an American team; but there is a definite chasm of emotion that exists between that and the pinnacle of the game. As a prelude to a new feature we have for the new season on Stretford-End.com, I read an amazing account of our 2008 victory in Moscow, which I am proud to say I can share with the Stretford-End.com community here.

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Reviewing the Sun’s review of our Euro trips

Posted on May 12, 2010  by Yolkie  in Champions League, Man United, Match Reports, Old Posts, Press   1 Comment »

Stretford-End.com reviews the Sun newspaper’s account of Manchester United’s European performances this season. Having taken the time to log all of the paper’s match ratings, it seems appropriate having now finished the season that we have a look back and see how well our progress was deemed by the tabloid media.

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Question the integrity of Benitez – but not Liverpool FC

Posted on April 27, 2010  by Yolkie  in Chelsea, Liverpool, Man United, Old Posts, Premier League   No Comments »

Rafael Benitez

Liverpool’s game with Chelsea just became the biggest game of the season. Amid concerns over United’s great rivals approach to the game and despite Liverpool fans being torn over whether they even want their team to win, Stretford-End.com attempts to take a positive look at this huge clash.

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Zonal Vs. Man Marking

Posted on December 10, 2009  by Stretford-end  in Liverpool, Man United, Old Posts, Tactics   1 Comment »

Blackboard

I am in the process of migrating everything across from the old website to the new layout – I know i’m useless in terms of time scales. The article has received some great praise from around the web – including The Times. I’m going to store this under ‘old posts’ (new category) but I believe the arguments are still valid when assessing the pros and cons of either setup.

Date of publication: December 2006

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