Poker playing Manchester United fans wanted for a rare tournament

Posted on July 23, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Competition   No Comments »
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Win a chance to play poker at Old Trafford with some Manchester United legends

Few United fans are lucky enough to step out and play at Old Trafford, as we did last May!. However, courtesy of Party Poker, Red Devils fans are being given the opportunity to play poker at the field of dreams, and rub shoulders with United legends of the past.

The Road to Old Trafford poker competition is set to be held on August 9th and 10th, with fans being handed the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play cards at the legendary football stadium, courtesy of Party Poker. The event is expected to attract a lot of United fans and avid poker players, and the Premier League champions are making a weekend of it with other attractions to tempt potential participants.

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Juan Mata exchange for Wayne Rooney is fiction, isn’t it?

Posted on July 17, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Man United, Premier League, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   9 Comments »
Juan Mata has been linked in a player exchange move with Wayne Rooney
Juan Mata has been linked with a move to Manchester United in exchange for Wayne Rooney

No sooner had the fax, email or carrier pigeon (whatever clubs use to send a transfer deal across these days) been discussed with the FC Barcelona board over the potential sale of Cesc Fabregas, another talented Spaniard popped into the thoughts of United fans. The extremely gifted and quick footed Juan Mata was the subject of immense excitement this morning following the news that Chelsea had indeed bid £10million,and a player, for want away forward Wayne Rooney.

The players suggested for exchange were Juan Mata and some other bloke. United fans were laughing at the bid. Had Jose Mourinho continued his ‘egg’ madness since he left these shores in 2007? £10million and Juan Mata for Rooney? Amongst all the chaos and gossip, one thing was clear – United had rejected the bid out of hand, which would make any United fan angry and confused. Or, were United rejecting a different bid from Chelsea?

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Manchester United transfer round up: Rooney, Fabregas & Thiago

Posted on July 16, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Premier League, Transfer Targets   8 Comments »
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Cesc Fabregas is the subject of a £25million bid from Manchester United

Manchester United have had an eventful couple of days. First of all, hattrick hero Thiago decided to scribble out David De Gea’s message and head for Bavaria where he will link up with his old mentor Pep Guardiola. No sooner were reds infuriated with themselves for spending so long on reading up on the fact that he is the son of Mazinho – the man who missed a laughable chance in the 1994 World Cup final – attentions were turned to pizza throwing snotty nose ex Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, a glorious playmaker who would be a wonderful signing, especially for the generous £25million reportedly bid by the English Champions.

Then, there is Wayne Rooney – the man who looks destined to not be playing at Old Trafford this season. Here we take a look at the last couple of days and what the future could potentially hold.

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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?

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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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Phil Neville set to be named new coach by David Moyes

Posted on July 04, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Man United, Managers   No Comments »
Phil Neville is set to join David Moyes at Manchester United
Phil Neville has followed David Moyes and is back at Manchester United

Phil Neville is set to be announced as Manchester United’s new coach as David Moyes adds to his back room staff. Neville was bought by David Moyes in the summer of 2005 from Manchester United and made his debut against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in the August, losing two nil. He made 386 appearances for United since his debut against Wrexham in the FA Cup back in 94/95 season. Neville is in 34th position of all time United appearances.

United’s most decorated player Ryan Giggs, has also been appointed player coach for the new season.

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The transfer of Mats Daehli makes no sense for club or player

Posted on July 03, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Transfer Speculation, Youth   10 Comments »
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Mats Daehli transfer makes no sense for Manchester United or player

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In football, the logical seems to rarely happen. That United will produce good young players via the club’s academy has been a pretty safe exception to that rule until recent years. Fans will have watched players such as Eikrem, Morrison and Pogba stand out and yet before they’ve made any kind of mark on the first team, they’re off elsewhere for various reasons. That it’s happened again this summer with Mats Daehli is much more of a shock though.

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Sir Alex Ferguson voted greatest manager of all time

Posted on July 02, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Legends, Man United, Managers, Press   2 Comments »
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Sir Alex Ferguson has been voted greatest manager of all time by World Soccer

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been voted the greatest manager of all time by World Soccer. Regular readers of the blog will remember that less than three weeks ago we questioned the negative approach towards Ferguson’s career at United, with Brain Glanville – a well respected and highly insightful journalist – focusing more so on previous European Cup winners and the 99 questions posed to Ferguson by former shareholders of Magnier and McManus. Glanville indeed voted for Ferguson.

The summer issue takes a totally different viewpoint, with the great man just beating Rinus Michels by three votes to win the greatest manager of all time.

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Rooney – The Perfect Storm For Moyes

Posted on June 24, 2013  by Bricki  in Bricki, Man United, Players   6 Comments »
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Wayne Rooney’s future could well lie in the hands of new Manchester United boss David Moyes

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I didn’t want to discuss Rooney and the ridiculous situation he has again put himself in due to whatever brain cell he has decided to use this time. The summer however seems dominated by him once again.

My personal opinion on Rooney is that a change would probably be best for him and the club but then i’m not in a position to offer either side advice so my thoughts don’t count, just like every other blogger going.

The current predicament however seems to give David Moyes an early chance to stamp his authority on a squad that has only been use to one other Scotsman.

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Sir Alex Ferguson tributes devalued by sycophants says Glanville

Posted on June 22, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Legends, Man United, Press   12 Comments »
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Sir Alex Ferguson won the 2008 European Cup with Manchester United

One thing I can’t stand since this blogging phenomenon came along is an angry response to an authoritative figure behind the furious bashing of a worn out keyboard. This is closely followed by the pretentious and cringeworthy open letter, which of course would be used as toilet paper by the person it is indeed intended for.

But I would like to discuss the comments by the well respect and extremely knowledgeable Brian Glanville in this month’s World Soccer – a superbly glorious historical football publication. The legendary journalist decided to focus on Sir Alex Ferguson, probably for the final time, but instead of gushing over the unprecedented era of success, Glanville has opted to concentrated on Ferguson’s handling of individuals within his profession and the 99 questions posed to the great man by Magnier and McManus.

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The Night Tom Hanks Played In United’s Midfield

Posted on June 10, 2013  by Bricki  in Arsenal, Bricki, FA Cup, Fun, Man United   No Comments »
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Author: Bricki

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In the great moments we all remember where we were. On the night of the FA Cup Semi win over Arsenal, this is where i ended up…

The 98/99 season saw me in fifth year at high school and preparing to take my GCSEs, determining my future. I had watched the original tie at home and despite Keane’s dubiously disallowed goal i still expected us to win. Only after the final whistle and confirmation of the replay date did i realise there would be a slight problem.

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