How much can Manchester United expect of Adnan Januzaj?

Posted on January 03, 2014  by Bricki  in Bricki, Man United, Players, Stretty Debate   2 Comments »
How much can we ask of Adnan Januzaj right now?
How much can we ask of Adnan Januzaj right now?

Author: Bricki

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In the space of about 10 minutes during the second half against Spurs, Wayne Rooney knocked at least 4 consecutive long balls out to Adnan Januzaj on the right wing. As we were chasing the equaliser it appeared that the youngest member of the team was the ‘go-to’ guy in a time of crisis.

With a team of internationals should we be placing so much expectation on a player still only 6 months into his first season with the first team?

What kind of effect could such demands have on his overall development?

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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 »
Sir Alex Ferguson
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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United to try new options at left back

Posted on July 18, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players, Stretty Debate, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   6 Comments »

Author: Doron

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United’s only recognised left back on tour is an 18 year old who’s only had a taste of Reserve team football. At his press conference yesterday, Sir Alex Ferguson said that winger, Robbie Brady, would be tried there as the club look at options for the season ahead. With Evra not on tour and Fabio loaned out, who’ll start the season as first choice left back?

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Two embarrassing United stories in less than 24 hours!

Posted on December 17, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Man United News, Players, Stretty Debate, Transfer Speculation, Youth   9 Comments »

Author: Doron

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I like to think that it’s not often that this blog moans or grumbles but two stories circling in the media today are worthy of a rare controlled outburst! The topics are the UEFA Champions League and Paul Scholes…

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Man United, Europe, Twitter, statistics and cannibalism

Posted on December 11, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Guest Writer, Herzog's Child, Man United, Players, Stretty Debate   8 Comments »

Author: Herzog’s Child

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Part 1 of this Q & A preceded Wednesday’s catastrophe. As a result, an obligation was emplaced to ponder on it briefly but not too much. The innards of our exit have been well knifed apart by now, but to ignore it would be a disservice. These are testing times for United. In amongst the enamouring sights of our young troops delivering, a despondency lingers that won’t go away. Why? The reasons vary. The immediate concerns are clear: a lack of quality, coupled with an injury list that wouldn’t look out of place in a war-zone, has already cast doubts over what May will deliver. There’s the debt, too, of course: something far more sinister, yet oddly more ignored by the majority. That was covered in Part 1 *here*. What follows below is a little more light-hearted, but something most, if not all, football supporters can in some way relate to. United’s confirmation that Vidic will miss the rest of the season came at a time when the answers for all of the questions below had been garnered. Suffice to say, there is little point in contemplating it even further – his absence, despite the qualities of those who’ll fit in, has come at the worst time. So, enjoy the views of those below – it is their work, and theirs alone, that has made this session what it is. For their insight, intelligence and time I sincerely thank them. More shall follow soon.

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SE writers give their verdict on season ahead

Posted on August 14, 2011  by sleepy_nik  in Bricki, Doron, Herzog's Child, Man United, Sleepy Nik, Stretty Debate   3 Comments »
Manchester United supporter holds up 19 banner

Manchester United supporter holds up 19 banner

Ahead of the new season we’ve decided to put our necks on the proverbial line and make a prediction or two with the odd bit of informative opinion thrown in just for good measure…

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Stretty debate: Berbatov or Tevez for your MUFC team?

Posted on April 01, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Guest Writer, Man United, Players, Stretty Debate   39 Comments »

Berbatov and Tevez

AUTHORs: – Doron and Sean

The international break is nearly over (at last!) and with little to talk about, a popular discussion on Twitter between Reds has been: “who would you rather have for your MUFC team, Berbatov or Tevez?”. Upon this question first being asked, I decided Tevez was the player I wanted; however, Sean decided his was Berbatov. Therefore we’ve decided to put it in a Stretty Debate! We’re judging the players purely on ability and how they’d fit a team, so with Tevez in particular, try to put some of the hatred to one side for a moment and enjoy the debate…

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Stretty Debate: Do Man United need a ‘John Terry’?

Posted on March 29, 2011  by Bricki  in Bricki, International, Man United, Stretty Debate   26 Comments »

John Terry

AUTHORS: - Bricki & Stretford-end

Every now and then we get involved in a Stretty debate where we look at a particular subject and offer counter arguments. This blog looks at the current England captain John Terry and whether or not Manchester United could use such a player in the side. Both arguments are honest and thought provoking and we welcome your comments on whether ‘Manchester United need a John Terry’.

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Fresh injury problem for Hargreaves?

Posted on March 25, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Injuries, Man United, Man United News, Players, Stretty Debate   4 Comments »

Owen Hargreaves

AUTHOR: – Doron

There was positive news delivered by Sir Alex Ferguson recently – Owen Hargreaves had returned from the specialist in Germany and was deemed fit to start training again. Two weeks on from that and the Daily Mail are reporting a fresh injury for our forgotten man.

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Is United’s biggest motivator winning or losing?

Posted on March 25, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Stretty Debate   4 Comments »

Manchester United lose the Champions League final against Barcelona

AUTHOR: – Doron

Winning. adjective that wins; successful or victorious, as in a contest: the winning team.
Losing. adjective causing or suffering loss, as in a contest: the losing team.

Charlie Sheen wouldn’t necessarily be a good United fan. Under Sir Alex Ferguson the club has generally been winning however four times they’ve been Premier League runners up, lost 3 FA Cup finals, lost 3 League Cup finals, lost 1 European Cup final and lost other one off finals such as Charity Shields and Super Cups.

As the season heads towards April and with United fighting for three trophies, what is it that the players and staff will draw upon as a motivator for potential success?

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