Neymar, Berbatov & Robin van Persie: United Shorts

Posted on September 06, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Fun, Man United, United Shorts   4 Comments »

United shorts

Neymar, Dimitar Berbabtov and that Robin van Persie penalty all discussed in United shorts

Author: Stretford_End

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Having scoured the Internet all lunch for an image Bryan Robson in a pair of tight fitting Manchester United shorts, I’m very pleased to present this brand new feature entitled United shorts. The blog will run every Thursday afternoon and host a collection of stories from the previous week, whether they be transfer related, funny or newsworthy. Robbo’s budgie smugglers will remain consistent throughout.

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Podcast: Southampton, Greenhoff, and insight into United youth culture

Posted on September 05, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Legends, Man United, Podcast, Southampton, Youth   No Comments »

Robin van Persie celebrates scoring for United

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 thirteenth in the series. This week we have two guests who have books coming out – former United player, Brian Greenhoff; and Man United youth historian, Tony Park.

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Southampton 2-3 Man United: undeserving but sums up Fergie’s reign

Posted on September 03, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Southampton   7 Comments »

Robin van Persie celebrates his hat-trick goal

Author: Doron

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United travelled down to the south coast to renew a rivalry with Southampton that has produced some epic battles over the years. Southampton were yet to win a game or register a point this season whilst United lost their opening away game at Everton. This time around there’d not be a grey kit in sight but United and Ferguson still had surprises in store.

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Berbatov leaves: I wanted to love him but it was never a perfect match

Posted on August 31, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Fulham, Man United, Players, Transfer Speculation   5 Comments »

Dimitar Berbatov on pre-season tour

Author: Doron

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A saga lasting close to a year has finally ended, Dimitar Berbatov has been sold by United and will join Fulham for a fee reported to be no more than £4m. The bizarre transfer ordeal saw him set to sign for Fiorentina then Juventus before Fulham stepped in to reunite him with Martin Jol.

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Southampton vs. Manchester United preview: line-up, past tales and predictions

Posted on August 31, 2012  by Herzogs Child  in Herzog's Child, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, Southampton   2 Comments »

Javier Hernandez scores at Southampton

Author: Herzog’s Child

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Manchester United travel to Southampton in the late Sunday game, hoping to pick up their first away points of the season. Southampton meanwhile are yet to win any points at all and in front of their home fans they’ll be pumped and ready for an upset. We preview the match and invite predictions and comments from both sets of fans.

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Champions League 2012/13 draw – LIVE!

Posted on August 30, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Man United News   No Comments »
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The Champions League draw is live from Monaco on Thursday 30th August 2012

Follow the live Champions League draw with the Stretty Rant from 16:30 (GMT) where we will update you with ALL the groups rather than just Manchester United’s one. Real Madrid will be looking for a record tenth win, whilst United will be hoping to be back at Wembley in May where they won the first of their three European Cups back in 1968. Wembley also holds a place in the hearts of Barcelona fans, who won their first title in 1992, beating Sampdoria, and more recently beating United 3-1 in 2011.

The draw is due to start at 5pm GMT

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United send two youngsters off to Belgium

Posted on August 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Youth   1 Comment »

Author: Doron

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United once had a very healthy partnership with Royal Antwerp FC. Players such as Darron Gibson, John O’Shea, Fraizer Campbell, Jonny Evans, Danny Simspon and Ryan Shawcross all spent time there on loan. Until last season though the partnership had gone unused for a few years – Antwerp had become less competitive and United had sought domestic loans primarily. John Cofie then spent the back end of last season there and now this year, two more players are to join the Belgian club on loan.

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Sons of United

Posted on August 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Youth   1 Comment »

Albert Scanlon features in the new Sons of United book

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You can purchase a copy of Sons of United at the website.

It goes without saying that United have a rich history of developing and playing home-produced youngsters in their teams. It is something that has become synonymous with the club from the time of the MUJACs through to Alex Ferguson today. Whilst fans are aware of such a culture, few know the stories and details about players, teams and records. That’s soon to change; Manchester United fans and youth football historians, Tony Park and Steve Hobin, have written a must-own book that’s soon to be released – Sons of United.

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Time for Wayne Rooney to control his own destiny

Posted on August 28, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Guest Writer, Man United, Players   22 Comments »

Author: Patrick Mather

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As the blood trickled down his thigh, and he manfully attempted to stay on his feet, one could say that Wayne Rooney’s career had reached a tipping point. Whereas once the merest hint of an injury to the talismanic forward would have been met with gasps of horror around Old Trafford, on Saturday there was a very different atmosphere. Yes, there was an undoubted sense of worry, but it appeared to stem more from concern over Rooney’s immediate wellbeing, not from a feeling of impending doom for the club though; as now, there is a Dutch safety net, one that Rooney himself has been clamouring for in recent years, in the shape of Robin van Persie. Yet ironically, it may well be that with the granting of Rooney’s wish, comes the dismantling of his own status as Manchester United’s irreplaceable superstar.

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Manchester United 3-2 Fulham: a tale of two halves and various individuals

Posted on August 27, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Fulham, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   15 Comments »

Author: Doron

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Old Trafford hosted its first league game of the season as United played Fulham. The opening round of games had thrown up contrasting fortunes for the two teams with United losing at Everton and Fulham thumping Norwich 5-0. Once again Carrick would have to start at the back with Ferdinand, Evans, Jones and Smalling still out injured. Fans were treated to appearances by two United supporting Olympic champions – Usain Bolt pre-match and Greg Rutherford at half time.

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