Sir Alex – United’s Own Vince McMahon

Posted on January 15, 2013  by Bricki  in Bricki, Fun, Man United, Managers, Uncategorized   2 Comments »
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Is Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United’s very own Vince McMahon?

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With the genuine rough and tumble of football in the 60s/70s giving way to the sniper like diving and slightest touch shrieking of football these days, it seems that football has followed a similar path to ‘professional’ wrestling.

In the glory days what you saw out on the pitch seemed genuine enough. Players such as Norman Hunter, Nobby Stiles and Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris dished out challenges that hurt. The enforcers of the game were just that, they distributed punishment that hurt. The same could be said of the wrestling world when it still operated in its ‘regional’ homes rather than the one or two giant companies. People such as the Von Erichs, Four Horseman and the quintessential Ric Flair wrestled with intensity and style you could believe hurt the unfortunate souls that entered their ring.

The man who took this industry and changed it forever was Vincent Kennedy McMahon. He realised that by bringing the different regions under one umbrella and basically eliminating competition would ensure his long term success. As the money came into the industry through better media exposure and more disposable income for customers, he exploited this and created a dynasty it is difficult to see being overthrown or made irrelevant in the future.

Sound familiar at all?

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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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Exclusive pictures from Chicago training session

Posted on July 15, 2010  by Yolkie  in Man United, Players, Uncategorized   No Comments »

Here are pictures, exclusive to Stretford-End.com, of the Manchester United open training session in Chicago. In attendance was our newest contributor, Kyle, who was able to rub shoulders with some of our heroes just days before our first pre-season friendly.

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Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes; still world class

Posted on April 25, 2010  by Yolkie  in Man United, Players, Premier League, Uncategorized   No Comments »

By the time Manchester United next take to the field we will know just how realistic our title ambitions are. After drawing with Blackburn it looked all over but the team picked themselves up to pick up two massive wins against Manchester City and then Tottenham Hotspur. We were missing Wayne Rooney again; but in the last two games in particular we have been given ample proof that the legends that have illuminated the clubs recent history will fight tooth and nail to extend the glory days.

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How many United stars made debuts in make or breaks?

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It’s rarely the case for a blog to be prompted so rapidly in the wake of a comment on another, but “The reds” raised an interesting poser ahead of tonight’s Champions League game in Germany – what kind of scenarios where some of the clubs greatest players thrown into for their debut match and is there any link between the direness of the situation and the ability of the player?

Stretford-End.com launched a mini investigation.

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The Kids Are Alright.. Win or Lose Tonight

Posted on December 01, 2009  by Yolkie  in League Cup, Man United, Players, Press, Spurs, Uncategorized   2 Comments »

Welbeck despondent but still better than the likes of Vela and Ngog

Rarely will Sir Alex have been so delighted at the speed of another occasion to throw in his latest set of fledglings as he will be tonight – after they were roundly criticised for not winning against Besiktas despite battering them, the Carling Cup tie against last years finalists Tottenham provides him with a glorious opportunity to test their character.

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Football365 and the Mirror must stop Fergie witch-hunt. Now.

Posted on October 07, 2009  by Yolkie  in Man United, Man United News, News, Premier League, Press, Uncategorized   2 Comments »

Fergie

..just as it says on the tin, really.

Sir Alex has come in for criticsm for voicing his opinion about the physical condition of Alan Wiley. Clearly an attempt to deflect the heat from his side following a poor display but the media backlash which is trying to get Fergie charged with all sorts is bordering on the rabid.

A “journalist” for Football365, Sarah Winterburn, opines that Fergie’s comments were worthy of comparison to Adebayor’s recent antics against Arsenal. He should be fast-tracked to punishment. He should not allowed to explain those comments. Really? Were the comments really that bad? Let’s examine them.

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