Man City 4-1 Man United: new (United) manager, same midfield problem

Posted on September 22, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports, Premier League   16 Comments »

Manchester United are humbled 4-1 away at Manchester City

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United’s tricky start to the season continued with a short trip to rivals Manchester City. There was a blow before kick off with the confirmation that van Persie had a minor groin injury and so he was replaced by the fit again Welbeck and Young came in for Kagawa. City made one change from their midweek win as Negredo replaced Dzeko. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Manchester City vs. Manchester United preview – Moyes blessed with options

Posted on September 22, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Man United, Manchester City, Match Previews, Premier League   9 Comments »

Wayne Rooney celebrates for Manchester United against Manchester City

The domestic season is only four games old but United will take part in the third ‘big game’ of the season on Sunday away to Man City. Both sides have new managers, seven points and played in encouraging midweek victories in the Champions League. Infamously this fixture was won late on last season and although it’s unlikely to match that game for drama, it’s bound to be an intriguing battle with bragging rights at stake.

We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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The Rooney Conundrum – To Cheer Or Not To Cheer?

Posted on September 18, 2013  by Bricki  in Bricki, Champions League, Man United, Players, Premier League   12 Comments »

Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen

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Let me make it quite clear, I don’t like Wayne Rooney. As a footballer when he’s on form he is sublime but as a person I do not have the time of day for him.

It didn’t always use to be this way though; the kid who arrived from Everton and made such an impact was a sensation. He was a terrace favourite and had the fans eating out of his hands at times.

Fast forward 10 years however and the story today is a much different one. 2 attempts to leave the club and general belief from the fans that his heart is not in it has led to a difficult situation for the fans.

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Wayne Rooney shines as United beat Leverkusen 4-2

Posted on September 17, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Match Reports   No Comments »
Wayne Rooney in action during Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen
Wayne Rooney was excellent through the 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen

Manchester United and David Moyes got their 2013/14 Champions League season off with a bang, beating German side Bayern Leverkusen 4-2 at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney, who was by some distance the man of the match, notched a brace, whilst Robin van Persie and Antonio Valencia scored the other two.

Rolfes had equalised early in the second half following Wayne Rooney’s opener, but some poor keeping and an exquisite van Persie finish gave United the initiative. United were well worthy of the three points despite a late goal from Toprak after a David De Gea error. Here we discuss the talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Bayer Leverkusen don’t fear Manchester United

Posted on September 17, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Previews   4 Comments »
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David Moyes will take charge of his first Champions League (proper) game tonight when United host Bayer Leverkusen. He’ll have a strong squad to pick a side from as Kagawa returns from flu but Welbeck and Jones are doubts, Rafael isn’t quite fit, Nani is suspended and Januzaj is ineligible for now. United’s group has been widely acknowledged to be pretty tricky so winning the home games will be vital.

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Why isn’t Adnan Januzaj in Man United’s Champions League squad?

Posted on September 16, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Youth   20 Comments »
Adnan Januzaj

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Everyone wants everything immediately. There’s no patience in football anymore. Adnan Januzaj made an impressive league debut for United off the bench against 10-man Palace at the weekend but won’t be involved in United’s squad to face Leverkusen tomorrow. There’s plenty of logic and common sense behind that decision, not that you’d know if you logged into social media networks…

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The Twitter Assassination Of Ashley Young (And Several Others)

Posted on September 15, 2013  by Bricki  in Man United   1 Comment »
Ashley Young does his best to avoid another tweeter
Ashley Young has come under fire since joining Twitter

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In the voice of Taggart (or is it Sir Alex?) “There’s been a murder…”

The victim was found with his iPhone in hand and a twitter feed of comments calling him everything from a charlatan to a shithouse. His twitter account only had one tweet sent

“Joined Twitter and looking forward to interacting with all the fans”

Quite a response for just saying hello…

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Fellaini and Januzaj shine but otherwise new season, same United

Posted on September 14, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Crystal Palace, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   19 Comments »

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Crystal Palace came to Old Trafford as international football ended and the good stuff returned. They’re the first of the promoted teams United have faced this season and in some ways provided a bit of relief after the intensity of Anfield and with Man City to come next weekend. Palace were forced into one change with Mariappa starting whilst Moyes brought in Fabio, Anderson and Rooney (who had to wear a headband to protect the scabbing cut on his forehead). We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Patronising Other Fans – Non League Day

Posted on September 06, 2013  by Bricki  in Man United   1 Comment »
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Do Premier Leagaue football fans patronise non league football fans?

Author: Bricki

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No Premier League/Premiership/Greatest League Ever this weekend means we are at that point in the year that is Christmas to non-league sides. That is what the people behind ‘Non-League Day’ want us to believe anyway.

It is that one day where fans of the bigger sides grace there local non league teams with their presence.

I’m not sure if you can tell but I am not the biggest fan of what has become an annual event.

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Defeat at Liverpool only emphasises United’s midfield flaws

Posted on September 01, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Liverpool, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   27 Comments »

Robin van Persie failed to find the back of the net against Liverpool

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United’s hardest fixture of the domestic season came early, before autumn had even hit. Moyes was dealt a blow on Saturday as Rooney needed stitches to a facial injury sustained in training – he and Valencia were replaced by Young and Giggs. Liverpool were forced into one change from their last league game as Skrtel replaced the injured Toure. We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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