Manchester United Preview: Stretford-End.com predicts..

Posted on July 21, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Doron, KDill_MUFC, Man United   5 Comments »

Crystal Ball

As pre-season drags itself to a close and the excitement of even the Community Shield manages to convince football fans to release their fevered grip on transfer gossip and gradually cease otherwise pontificating over the bones of the rest of the turmoil that currently surrounds Manchester United’s ownership, there is that one last great pre-season tradition to indulge in, and that is the pre-season predictions, a page you can bookmark and remind us next May how badly we did. Step inside as the all singing, all dancing, new look Stretford-End.com team gaze into their crystal balls..

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21.7.10 Stretty Stories

Posted on July 21, 2010  by KDill_MUFC  in KDill_MUFC, Man United, Man United News, Press   3 Comments »

Manchester United ran up the famous “Rocky steps” today, the Glazers reached a season ticket milestone, O’Shea is impressed by Hernandez, vuvuzelas are being banned around the league, and Ribery and Benzema face prison time.

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Surely Mesut Ozil is value for money Fergie?

Posted on July 20, 2010  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Managers, Press, Quotes, Transfer Targets   26 Comments »

Mesut Ozil

For the regular readers of the blog you will be well aware that I am a realist, rather than a fantasist who loses himself in endless transfer possibilities. When I was younger, maybe I thought “Could we sign a Roberto Baggio or a Marco Van Basten?” – which at the time was ludicrous, considering the attraction of Italy – however, with Manchester City signing David Silva and David Villa moving to Barcelona before the World Cup, surely there is potential to add to this already impressive squad so that United can challenge both domestically and on a European front?

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20.7.10 Stretty Stories

Posted on July 19, 2010  by KDill_MUFC  in Citeh, KDill_MUFC, Liverpool, Man United, Man United News, Press   5 Comments »

I have all the stories from tomorrow’s chip papers all conveniently compiled right here. In today’s news Sir Alex says there will be no big summer signings, Fabiano “turns down” United, Sir Alex is linked with move for Ozil, Real Madrid rejects for sale, Scholes has his eyes on the Premier League, and Joe Cole proves he loves money and not trophies.

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Manchester United must turn to youth

Posted on July 19, 2010  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players, Youth   10 Comments »

da Silvas

Since the days of Sir Matt Busby, Manchester United’s club ethos has been to give kids a chance. The saying synonymous with football managers, ‘if they’re good enough, they’re old enough’ is so very prevalent with our club. At present the United squad is awash with talented young players. The biggest problem with young players is how to integrate them into the first team, yet we are fortunate enough that our young players are slowly starting to form the core to the club. What’s more, they are all winners.

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19.7.10 Stretty Stories

Posted on July 19, 2010  by KDill_MUFC  in KDill_MUFC, Liverpool, Man United, Man United News, Press   10 Comments »

Another quiet day in the news. Seems like I started my daily review just as the press was slowing down, but we’ve still got some great topics today. Ryan Giggs shares his thoughts on Manchester City and the kids, Rooney takes more blame for England, Ozil may be for sale, Brown backs technology, and Joe Cole falls from grace. We have also have the debate on whether Fergie is playing youth by choice or because of lack of funds to buy big names.

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18.7.10 Stretty Stories

Posted on July 18, 2010  by KDill_MUFC  in Injuries, KDill_MUFC, Man United, Man United News, Press   1 Comment »

It’s been another quiet day on the news front. Seems the rumors have died down while United are across the pond on tour. Of course, even on the quiet days the press can’t stay away from Manchester United. The press seems to be posing a lot of questions. Is this group of youngsters the next wave of Fergie’s fledglings?  Could Hargreaves’ career be nearing the end? Is Patrice Evra on his way to Spain? And the question that seems to be popping up in multiple sources: Are United too old to win the Premier League?

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Sir Alex: Smalling impresses despite conceding penalty

Posted on July 17, 2010  by KDill_MUFC  in Celtic, KDill_MUFC, Man United, Man United News, Players, Youth   3 Comments »

There is always a level of expectation for a new signing. Chris Smalling is no exception. The 20-year-old center back made his debut last night against Celtic, much to the excitement of myself and many other fans. The Daily Mail dubbed it “a debut to forget” and have now followed up with a story of Sir Alex defending Smalling after “debut clanger.”

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17.7.10 Stretty Stories

Posted on July 17, 2010  by KDill_MUFC  in KDill_MUFC, Liverpool, Man United, Man United News, Manchester City, Press, Transfer Targets   1 Comment »

Welcome to the very first installment of my daily media review!

Today’s big news is, of course, that Manchester United beat Celtic 3-1 in Toronto last night. Also in today’s news: Hargo needs more treatment, Vidic linked with Madrid, who his possible replacement is, Javier Mascherano lost his phone, and our noisy neighbors are in dire need of a dictionary.

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Federico Macheda is not for sale says Sir Alex Ferguson

Posted on July 16, 2010  by KDill_MUFC  in KDill_MUFC, Man United, Man United News, Players, Transfer Targets   3 Comments »

Federico Macheda

According to Federico Macheda’s agent, the Italian striker has been classified as “unsellable” by Sir Alex Ferguson. While his agent has continued to insist that Kiko would be staying at Old Trafford for the 2010/11 season, there has been some talk of a possible loan move. Having spoken with the gaffer, though, his agent’s story now has more credibility.

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