What’s Moyes got planned for United’s fringe players?

Posted on July 04, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Pre Season, Youth   4 Comments »

What has David Moyes got planned for the likes of Fabio who went out on loan last season?

Author: Doron

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Every summer, football fans look to gossip columns, people who claim to have contacts, and repetitive sporting TV for clues as to how their team is going to be strengthened. For David Moyes, signings will no doubt be a big part of his summer but he’ll also have to make decisions on some of the more forgotten and unknown players.

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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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Podcast: IPO, MUST, pre-season and youth development

Posted on August 02, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, LUHG, Man United, Players, Podcast, Pre Season, Transfer Speculation, Youth   No Comments »

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 twelfth in the series. With important news about the IPO being announced we bring Andy Green on the show again to talk about the finances, and Duncan Drasdo, the CEO of MUST (Manchester United Supporters Trust).

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Pre-season Tour Over-analysis: United and Ajax Cape Town

Posted on July 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Guest Writer, Man United, Match Reports, Pre Season   No Comments »

Author: Etienne Olivier

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So this was it, the months of nervous excited waiting had culminated in this one beautiful moment; watching my beloved Reds walk down the tunnel and on to the impressive Cape Town Stadium pitch, greeted by the rapturous noise of 55,000 passionate football lovers.

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Pre-season Tour Over-analysis: United and Amazulu

Posted on July 20, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Guest Writer, Man United, Match Reports, Pre Season   8 Comments »

Author: Dave Shuttleworth

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There’s something a little bittersweet about going to watch United play in the pre-season. On one hand it’s fantastic to see the team you’ve supported since you were a boy in the flesh, yet on the other it’s a completely different level of intensity to what you usually see from the comfort of your living room, and therefore can position itself as a potential let-down.

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Podcast: Pogba will play in stripes next season, but maybe not for Juventus

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 eleventh in the series. Beyond The Pitch’s Anto joins to specifically discuss Pogba to Juventus. We discuss the various transfer rumours, look back on the Euros and look forwards to the pre-season tour.

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United podcast with a special guest: Xavi loves both United and Scholes

Posted on June 17, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Podcast, Pre Season, Tactics, Transfer Speculation   No Comments »

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 tenth in the series. We have another interview this week with special guest, Andy Mitten. We chat about the culture of United as well as looking at what’s in the news with the signing of Kagawa and some thoughts on Euro 2012.

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Short Changed? Why Do You Need An Autograph?

Posted on July 25, 2011  by Bricki  in Bricki, Man United, Pre Season   11 Comments »


AUTHOR: – Bricki

Manchester United have played to full houses again on their tour of the USA and the players look fresh and sharp as they go through the usual tough pre season.

Just like any other tour that a Premier League team undertakes, the players have been interacting with the fans and sponsors to show a positive face of what is now a global giant of a club.

It appears some fans in England though are none too pleased about this and are feeling short changed about the ‘access’ that the club allows players on these tours.

Do these people have a point when it comes to player access?

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Why Two May Go Into One Goal This Season

Posted on July 22, 2011  by Bricki  in Bricki, Goalkeepers, Man United, Players, Pre Season, Premier League   10 Comments »


AUTHOR: – Bricki
It’s a brave new era at Old Trafford this season, the loss of Van Der Sar as established number one has left as big a gap as when Roy Keane or Cristiano Ronaldo moved on.

The big money signing of David De Gea would suggest that he is the future for Manchester United between the sticks but this season could see a genuine battle for the starting spot at No. 1.

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Gabriel Obertan – It’s Now or Never

Posted on July 21, 2011  by Bricki  in Bricki, Man United, Players, Pre Season, Premier League   8 Comments »


AUTHOR: – Bricki

Is Gabriel Obertan good enough to be a Manchester United player?

In the words of Elvis ‘It’s now or never’ for the French wingman in what is approaching his third season as a Manchester United player.

Obertan has shown flashes of class and brilliance in his time since signing in July 2009 but after two full pre seasons he’s had time to adapt and develop to the Manchester United way.

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