An introduction to CFR Cluj from a Romanian football scout and journalist

Posted on October 01, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Guest Writer, Man United, Match Previews   No Comments »

Some United fans have had this flag made to take out to Romania

Author: Doron

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Following Saturday’s defeat at home to Spurs, United fly out to Romania today before playing Romanian Champions, CFR Cluj, tomorrow. They’re new opposition for United and it’s the second year running we travel to Romania to face opposition. Like last year, we’ve once again called on Radu Baicu, a Romanian journalist and scout for BSC Young Boys to introduce Cluj to United fans. Here’s what he had to say…

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Podcast: United, from community institution to commercial juggernaut – Tom Clare

Posted on September 30, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Podcast   No Comments »

Sir Matt Busby shares a drink with Bob Paisley

Authors: Doron and Phil

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Beyond The Pitch and Stretford-End.com have come together once again to record another podcast, the fourteenth in the series. This week we are joined by Tom Clare who has spent over 60 years following United.

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Man United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur: United nearly make up for Fergie’s selection error

Posted on September 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Spurs   43 Comments »

Robin van Persie challenges Clint Dempsey

Author: Doron

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Spurs came to Old Trafford with that familiar feeling of impending doom – it’s not been a happy place for them to visit for a generation now. That said, depending on Fergie’s team selection they may be forgiven for thinking things might be about to change – United’s midfield has too often been there for the taking and Spurs have some powerful options in that area. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Man United vs. Tottenham Hotspur match preview: key battle, line ups and history

Posted on September 28, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Spurs   14 Comments »

Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring against Spurs in 2010/11

Author: Doron

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United will face their first big home game of the Premier League season when Spurs visit on Saturday afternoon. After the defeat at Everton in their opening game of the season, United have won every game since and conceded just twice in their last two games. Spurs, after a shaky start under new coach, Andre Villas-Boas, have now won three of their last four but have a terrible recent record at Old Trafford and not won there for 23 years. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Sir Alex happy with Wayne Rooney and Chelsea next

Posted on September 27, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Managers, Newcastle United, Players, Press, Quotes   No Comments »
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Wayne Rooney impressed Sir Alex Ferguson against Newcastle United in the league cup last night.

Sir Alex Ferguson was impressed with Wayne Rooney last night in the 2-1 league cup victory over Newcastle United. Rooney had injured his right leg in the 3-2 victory over Fulham at the end of August after coming on as a substitute. Earlier in the season, he had been criticised for a lacklustre performance against his former club Everton, where United lost 1-0. His performance in an unorthodox midfield role highlighted Fergie’s desire to get his number ten back playing as soon as possible. United welcome Spurs to Old Trafford on Saturday.

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Paul Scholes, debut goals & Full Kit W*nkers: United Shorts

Posted on September 27, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Fun, Man United, Players, United Shorts   No Comments »
United shorts
Paul Scholes, debut goals and full kit w*ankers all discussed within United shorts this week.

Welcome to the latest edition of United shorts, a blog post that accumulates a number of ‘short’ United related stories or, things that we find amusing/interesting that relates to the bizarre world of football. From facts and info to the stupid to the funny, hopefully we’ll give you five minutes of entertainment from your boring job.

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Manchester United 2-1 Newcastle United – kids do alright as stars return

Posted on September 27, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, League Cup, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Youth   1 Comment »

Ryan Tunnicliffe after making his Man United debut

Author: Doron

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Man United’s first foray into the Capital One Cup saw them take on Newcastle at Old Trafford last night. Both managers made plenty of changes to incorporate youngsters and players returning from injury – that didn’t created a disjointed game though as both sides contributed to a very watchable 90 minutes of football. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Man United vs. Newcastle – meet the youngsters who could play

Posted on September 25, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, League Cup, Man United, Match Previews, Newcastle United, Youth   7 Comments »

Nick Powell celebrates scoring against Wigan

Author: Doron

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The League Cup, now sponsored by Capital One, has become the perfect competition for some sides to choose to field younger players. Man United in particular tend to take advantage of easier draws but this year they have Newcastle United at home in the third round. Instead of a full-on preview, we’ve put together an introduction to some of the younger players who might feature.

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Competition: Win an Adidas Champions League Football

Posted on September 24, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Competition, Fun, Man United   3 Comments »

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We’re very luck to have teamed up with Gala Casino to offer our readers the chance to win a 2012 Adidas Champions League football. All you have to do is answer the question below and drop us an email with your entry. Closing date is Monday 1st October at 5pm – the winner will be announced the next day. Check out Gala Casino and play football rules slots if you can.

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Liverpool 1-2 Man United: a terrible performance but YES!!

Posted on September 24, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Liverpool, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   12 Comments »

Robin van Persie scores a penalty at Anfield

Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron

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On a day where emotions were running high at Anfield, and with the eyes of the footballing world focused firmly on British football’s biggest rivalry, United fans, as well as the manager and Sir Bobby Charlton, all acquitted themselves in an exemplary manner. Both sets of fans applauded the tribute to the 96 people who died so tragically at Hillsborough in 1989. In terms of the league, United were hoping to keep up with the early pacesetters Chelsea, whilst Rodgers was looking to end a torrid run of results, which has seen his team accumulate the sum total of two points thus far. Comments from both sets of supporters are welcomed.

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