Manchester United vs. Chelsea FA Cup: Fergie and Rafa reunited

Posted on March 09, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Doron, FA Cup, Man United, Match Previews   6 Comments »
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Manchester United & Chelsea meet at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter final

Author: Doron

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Having already had the pleasure of playing Chelsea twice this seasons, both times in London, there are two more games against them to go, this time in Manchester. First up, it’s another domestic cup clash, as both sides are looking for a place in the semi finals of the infamous FA Cup. In many ways, despite both suffering defeats midweek, the two sides couldn’t be in more different places at the moment – more on that to come. As ever, we welcome comments and opinions from both sets of fans.

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Gary Pallister speaks about Manchester United & Chelsea

Posted on March 08, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Chelsea, Doron, FA Cup, Man United   No Comments »
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Gary Pallister played for Manchester United against Chelsea in the FA Cup

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Gary Pallster won three FA Cups with United, 1990, 1994 and 1996, after becoming England’s most expensive defender after signing for £2.3 million in 1989. Pallister was a superb centre half; quick, intelligent and a towering frame to win headers. Many feel he should have won more caps for his country. He played in the January 1998 FA Cup match between United and Chelsea. United got off to a flying start and went 5-0 up, before Chelsea scored three in a wet goals galore game. Ever wondered who was quicker out of Giggsy, Kanchelskis and Pally?! Find out what the big man thinks.

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Man United 1-2 Real Madrid: Fergie as gutted as us and pride in defeat

Posted on March 06, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   24 Comments »
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Nani is shocked as he is sent off in Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Manchester United.

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The eyes of the footballing world were on Old Trafford last night as United hosted Real Madrid in the second leg of the last 16 in the Champions League. With the tie finely poised after the first leg, Fergie had fans guessing his starting line up for days in advance, particularly given Jones’ injury. What followed couldn’t have been more dramatic and cruel but also seems to have brought out the best in fans and players. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Man United vs. Real Madrid – a different beast from last time

Posted on March 05, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Guest Writer, Man United, Match Previews   No Comments »
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Cristiano Ronaldo heads home for Real Madrid against Manchester United in the Bernabeu

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Ahead of the first leg, we enlisted the help of David Cartlidge to give us some insight into Real Madrid. This time, we’ve gone back to him loaded with some questions about what’s happened since that game and what could happen tonight.

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Man United v Real Madrid: Five fears, five hopes

Posted on March 03, 2013  by El Rob  in Champions League, El Rob, Man United   9 Comments »
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Cristiano Ronaldo is the most obvious threat to Manchester United, but Real Madrid are full of terrors.

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Apparently there is a football match on Tuesday night. Manchester United face Real Madrid at Old Trafford, in the second leg of their Champions League second round tie. It’s very evenly balanced, with the first leg finishing 1-1 at the Bernabéu. Not surprisingly, football fans everywhere – Reds, Madridistas, neutrals, casual fans – are buzzing about this game. This post is meant to summarise some of United’s hopes and fears going into this titanic fixture. If you’re so inclined, share some of your own thoughts in the comments.

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Manchester United 4-0 Norwich: Kagawa hattrick inspires reds

Posted on March 03, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Match Reports, Norwich City, Premier League   1 Comment »
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Shinji Kagawa scores the first of his hattrick in the 4-0 victory over Norwich City

Manchester United prepared for the visit of Real Madrid with a 4-0 victory over Norwich City, who had beaten United 1-0 earlier in the season. Shinji Kagawa scored a superb hattrick and Wayne Rooney hit a superb strike in to the top corner in the ninetieth minute. The 4-0 victory puts Manchester United fifteen points clear, with Manchester City traveling to Aston Villa on Monday night. The win was the 33rd time United had beaten Norwich in all competitions. Here we discuss the talking points of a one sided game, where a single player stole the show – Shinji Kagawa. We welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Manchester United vs. Norwich City line up and preview

Posted on March 02, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Norwich City, Premier League   1 Comment »
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Manchester United lost 1-0 to Norwich City in November with Anthony Pilkington heading in the winner

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Ever since the defeat at Norwich earlier in the season, United’s league form has been exemplary. By contrast, it’s been a mixed back for Norwich who’ve only won once in the league since mid-December, conveniently last weekend. Although comfortably above the relegation zone, they are a couple of defeats away from being sucked into uncomfortable territory. For United, there’s a balancing act to be done with the manager needing to pick a side with Real Madrid midweek in mind. As ever, we welcome comments and opinions from both sets of fans.

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Red Matters: hidden United stories, revealed

Posted on February 26, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Munich   1 Comment »
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Over the last twelve months, United fans have been very fortunate that there have been so many new books and collections of writing about the club and all things related. The digital age has opened a new gateway for publishing content and encouraged people who wouldn’t have previously seen such a project through, to do so.

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QPR 0-2 Man United: wingers start to fly and it definitely wasn’t Scholes

Posted on February 24, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, El Rob, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Queens Park Rangers   1 Comment »
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Rafael celebrates opening the scoring at QPR for Manchester United

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In theory, the bottom side and lowest scorers hosting the runaway leaders and highest scorers should have been a formality but with both sides having so much to play for, any assumptions would be dangerous. United have been in good league form with no defeat for over three months whilst QPR are embroiled in a difficult relegation battle. Wanting to avoid an upset, Ferguson called on his experienced players for this game and rewarded Nani with another start after his display last Monday. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Ryan Giggs is one appearance away from 1,000

Posted on February 24, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Legends, Man United, Players   2 Comments »
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Ryan Giggs is one appearance away from hitting 1,000 games for club and country

Ryan Giggs is an absolute legend of the game and at Manchester United. Two European Cups, four FA Cups, four League Cups and a ridiculous twelve league titles. His goal against QPR helped to push United three points closer to a thirteenth league title. Giggs’ has scored in every season he has been a professional, an extraordinary record for the one club man. We’ve put together an infographic of some of Giggs’ achievements and stats over the years.

Which team has he scored the most league goals against? Who has he made the most appearances against? And, just hold old was Danny Welbeck when Giggs made his debut against Everton back in 1991?! Ryan Giggs could celebrate his 1,000th appearance against Norwich City next Saturday, if selected of course.

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