Posts Tagged With 'Evra'

Newcastle United 0-3 Man United: Fergie’s new system works a treat!

Posted on October 08, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   17 Comments »
Newcastle United 0-3 Man United: Fergie's new system works a treat!

Jonny Evans celebrates opening the scoring against Newcastle United

Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron

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United’s struggle at Newcastle last season was fresh in the minds of fans and probably players ahead of the annual trip to St James’ Park. United’s form has been patchy and following the defeat against Spurs last weekend, a response was needed. Newcastle had defensive injuries and were missing their first choice goalkeeper as well as both centre backs. Still, their front six meant that this was a game that couldn’t be taken lightly. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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CFR Cluj 1-2 Man United: Rooney to Robin and some winning performances

Posted on October 03, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   7 Comments »
CFR Cluj 1-2 Man United: Rooney to Robin and some winning performances

Robin van Persie celebrates his second goal with Wayne Rooney

Author: Doron

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Game two of this season’s Champions League adventure saw United go to Romania for the second season running. Last year it was Otelul Galati, this year it’s CFR Cluj. United left some experience back in Manchester though to rest or recover – Giggs, Scholes and Carrick opened up spots for some home-grown youngsters instead – Lingard, Tunnicliffe and Michael Keane. Cluj were something of an unknown quantity but nevertheless, a win was expected.

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United to try new options at left back

Posted on July 18, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players, Stretty Debate, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   6 Comments »
United to try new options at left back

Author: Doron

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United’s only recognised left back on tour is an 18 year old who’s only had a taste of Reserve team football. At his press conference yesterday, Sir Alex Ferguson said that winger, Robbie Brady, would be tried there as the club look at options for the season ahead. With Evra not on tour and Fabio loaned out, who’ll start the season as first choice left back?

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Evra and the fullback: the last hurrah of the complete footballer

Posted on June 22, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players, Tactics   7 Comments »
Evra and the fullback: the last hurrah of the complete footballer

Author: Doron

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One of the most fascinating changes in football lately has been the shifting requirements of players in specific roles. There’s been a focus on increasing specialisation within the game leading to fewer all-rounded players. It begs the question – which position requires the most all-rounded, complete footballers today?

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Reality Check: Evra’s form and future

Posted on April 04, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Players   7 Comments »
Reality Check: Evra's form and future

Author: Doron

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Just three United players have completed more than 3,000 minutes of football for the club this season – De Gea (3,053), Rooney (3,256) and, in Vidic’s absence, the captain, Evra (3,699). Clearly Evra’s seen as being vital to the side, and yet, he’s come in for heavy criticism by the hordes of internet fans this season. To what extent is it justified and does Evra need to change the way he plays in the future?

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Podcast: United’s transfer business, Reserves round-up, and Evans for captain?

Posted on March 30, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Fulham, Man United, Match Reports, Players, Podcast, Transfer Speculation, Youth   2 Comments »
Podcast: United's transfer business, Reserves round-up, and Evans for captain?

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 third in the series. Topics discussed range from post-match discussions to the Reserves to potential transfer business. You can also hear the thoughts of Fergie and Jonny Evans on the Fulham game.

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Podcast: Manchester United Show with Beyond The Pitch

Posted on March 08, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Podcast   No Comments »
Podcast: Manchester United Show with Beyond The Pitch

Authors: Doron and Phil

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Something we’ve wanted to do for a little while is a regular podcast. Not only are they quite fun to record but it’s a chance to share our thoughts in a slightly more relaxed, less formal manner. We’re very lucky that Phil over at the fabulous Beyond The Pitch is a Man United fan so we’ve partnered up with him to produce a podcast!

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Talking Points: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United (FA Cup)

Posted on January 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, FA Cup, Liverpool, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Sleepy Nik   13 Comments »
Talking Points: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United (FA Cup)

Authors: Doron and Nik

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United travelled west to Liverpool for a 4th round FA Cup game at rivals Liverpool. With injuries yet again hitting the side hard, they lined up in a 4-5-1 without key creative players Rooney or Nani. Rafael returned at right back whilst Carrick was joined in the middle by the oldies, Giggs and Scholes. Welbeck was asked to lead the line and at the back, De Gea was brought in at a ground he did well at last time out. Liverpool matched United’s formation with Carroll leading their attack and Carragher sitting in front of the back four.

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

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Things: Evra back to his best, Arsenal boo, Darron Gibson’s role and more…

Posted on January 24, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Arsenal, Chelsea, Doron, El Rob, Everton, Fulham, Guest Writer, Man United, Nik, Norwich City, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Tactics, Things   17 Comments »
Things: Evra back to his best, Arsenal boo, Darron Gibson's role and more...

Authors: Doron, Nik and Rob

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Despite being a website with content about Man United written by Man United fans – we all happen to not only enjoy football in general, but watch a lot of it. Therefore, we’re trying something new – a weekly column looking at a few learnings and observations from the weekend’s football and not necessarily just in England. A new scribe shall be joining us on this column, Trinidad & Tobago’s finest, Rob. We’ll make no attempt to be neutral and we’ll attempt to link back to United where possible but otherwise enjoy our thoughts and ramblings.

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Talking Points: Manchester United 5-0 Wigan

Posted on December 27, 2011  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Sleepy Nik, Wigan Athletic   5 Comments »
Talking Points: Manchester United 5-0 Wigan

Authors: Doron and Nik

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United played Wigan in their penultimate game of 2011. A 100% record against The Latics was likely to be extended – Wigan had only ever scored one goal at Old Trafford previously and United have entered into some good form. Jones and Smalling were surprise absentees through illness whilst Lindegaard kept his place in goal. Rooney was rested giving Hernandez and Berbatov the chance to shine. What followed was a routine dismantling of Martinez’s side.

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

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