Posts Tagged With 'FA Cup'

Chelsea 1-0 United: odd tactics and selections but no need to overreact

Posted on April 01, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Chelsea, Doron, FA Cup, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Sleepy Nik   9 Comments »
Chelsea 1-0 United: odd tactics and selections but no need to overreact

Authors: Sleepy Nik and Doron

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To Stamford Bridge again, for the third time this season. Crazily, there’s still a fifth meeting between the two sides to come and Chelsea will go into it with two domestic cup wins, a draw and a league defeat against us. Benitez named his strongest side whilst Fergie rested van Persie and was forced into changes as a result of injuries (Rooney, Rafael and Evans) sustained whilst players represented club and country. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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Man United 2-2 Chelsea: midfield frailties, fatigue and some slack for Benitez

Posted on March 10, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Chelsea, Doron, FA Cup, Man United, Match Reports   12 Comments »
Man United 2-2 Chelsea: midfield frailties, fatigue and some slack for Benitez

Wayne Rooney celebrates putting Manchester United 2-0 ahead against Chelsea in the FA Cup

Author: Doron

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United hosted Chelsea for their third meeting this season in a third different competition. As things would pan out, both sides have two more meetings to come due to a strange game of football that really did have two contrasting halves. Rooney came back into the side as van Persie was rested – that was one of four changes from midweek for United whilst Chelsea went further and made seven. As ever, we welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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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 »
Manchester United vs. Chelsea FA Cup: Fergie and Rafa reunited
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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 »
Gary Pallister speaks about Manchester United & Chelsea
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Gary Pallister played for Manchester United against Chelsea in the FA Cup

Author: Doron

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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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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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Talking Points: Man City 2-3 Man United (FA Cup 3rd Round)

Posted on January 08, 2012  by sleepy_nik  in FA Cup, Man United, Manchester City, Match Reports, Nik, Sleepy Nik   14 Comments »
Talking Points: Man City 2-3 Man United (FA Cup 3rd Round)

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United travelled the short distance to Man City today in an eagerly anticipated FA Cup 3rd Round game. Having lost two games in a row and conceded six goals in the process; fans, staff and players were hoping for an improvement and change of fortunes. City were defending the trophy they won last year.

We invite both City and United fans to discuss the game below.

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