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Talking Points: Manchester United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

Posted on January 15, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Bolton Wanderers, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   1 Comment »
Talking Points: Manchester United 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

Author: Doron

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United were looking to build on the nervy but morale boosting win at City last weekend. Bolton meanwhile, despite being at the wrong end of the table had managed to win their last two away games but would have to be without Gary Cahill who was in London to complete a move to Chelsea. United kept Lindegaard in goal and brought Rafael and Evans into defence whilst Scholes was given a start in midfield.

Below, we discuss the talking points and invite Bolton fans as well as United fans to join in the discussion.

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The Real United Way

Posted on September 12, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Herzog's Child, Man United, Youth   7 Comments »
The Real United Way

Author: Herzog’s Child

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Manchester United’s early ascension to the top of the premier league may not be revealing in itself, but the swagger and rapidity with which they’ve done so has cast eyebrows aloft. The opening day away defeat of West Brom may have been more customary than stylistically enamouring, but what followed, the sweeping aside of Spurs and the relentless blitzkrieg on Arsenal, bewildered as much as pleased all revelling reds. The kids were more than all right. The subsequent trouncing of Bolton, a notoriously snappy opponent, was a mere continuation of United’s early promise. There was no ill-form or comedown from the patently annoying International break. United’s stealthy counter-attacking and warming finesse smacked not of a team treading lightly into a new season, but one already gnashing its way into early battle.

Gone, of course, are the aged stars of Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, and Edwin van der Sar, and with them, too, a stockpile of dead-wood: O’Shea, Bebe, Obertan, Brown and, literally in this case, Owen Hargreaves. Age cannot be restrained and time for the dispensable recedes. It was not an overhaul, per se, but last season’s struggles more than paved way for the necessity of something new; what was needed, as was blatantly obvious, was a little more of a little more: urgency; pace; fearlessness. The essence of the United that cemented its history and ethos.

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Talking Points: Bolton 0-5 Manchester United

Posted on September 11, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Bolton Wanderers, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   6 Comments »
Talking Points: Bolton 0-5 Manchester United

Authors: Nik and Doron

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United retained top spot and won a second successive away game of the season. A potentially tough trip to Bolton was navigated with ease as the Reds ran out 5-0 winners, a scoreline that could have been even more emphatic. Despite losing Tom Cleverley to injury, United continued to perform with flair and it was yet another entertaining showing. Wayne Rooney got his second hat-trick in a row and Javier Hernandez marked his first start of the season with two goals.

With Benfica away midweek and then Chelsea at home next weekend there are a couple of big tests ahead but the start to the season could hardly be going any better. Here we discuss some of the key talking points from the game and welcome discussion from both United and Bolton fans.

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Bolton Wanderers vs. Manchester United Match Preview

Posted on September 09, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Bolton Wanderers, Doron, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   No Comments »
Bolton Wanderers vs. Manchester United Match Preview

Author: Doron

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Geographically speaking, this is a game well within the definition of a “derby”, yet for United anyway, it doesn’t quite have that edge or buzz that say a game against Liverpool or Man City does. Bolton represents a challenge however, an ever-changing brand of football and a squad full of hungry players hoping to prove themselves in the league.

It’s the start of a busy week for United; now football’s really back!

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