Posts Tagged With 'Guest writer'

Is there a Manchester United youth strategy?

Posted on February 03, 2014  by nameonthetrophy  in Guest Writer, Man United, Youth   4 Comments »
Is there a Manchester United youth strategy?
Manchester United youth team from 1992
A Manchester United youth side featuring Gary Neville Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and David Beckham

Author: Tony

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I have worked in multi-national organisations, and specifically Human Resources for over thirty years and in my role as a consultant I help businesses with performance and talent management systems.

Organisations have thousands of employees and they are trying to maximise performance from each one, attract new talent into the business while rewarding and retaining their top performers.

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Manchester United in the 1970s

Posted on February 18, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Guest Writer, Man United, Old Posts   No Comments »
Manchester United in the 1970s
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Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty with the 1977 FA Cup

Author: The Mancunian Red (Guest Blogger)

I often listen to the older fan bemoan today’s atmosphere, claiming it was different it the 1970s, yet I first started going in the 1970s and had fans telling me it wasn’t the same at the old days, how it was said you could hear the roar in Oldham when United scored in a big European cup game. And even in the 1970s I distinctly remember fans after the game complaining about the atmosphere.

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Real Madrid vs. Manchester United – insight into the Spaniards

Posted on February 12, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Guest Writer, Man United, Match Previews   2 Comments »
Real Madrid vs. Manchester United - insight into the Spaniards
Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid takes on Manchester United in the Champions League

Author: David

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United’s last 16 pairing in the Champions League has thrown up an opposition we’ve not faced for nearly 10 years – Real Madrid. Although many of us watch La Liga on a regular basis, it’s always worth getting an expert opinion on the intricacies and politics of the club. David Cartlidge has kindly written about Real and covered everything from their tactics to their obsession with a tenth European crown. David’s a freelance writer and written for a long list of reputable websites about Spanish football, most notably as a Spanish football expert for The Mirror. (He also happens to be a United fan!)

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An introduction to CFR Cluj from a Romanian football scout and journalist

Posted on October 01, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Guest Writer, Man United, Match Previews   No Comments »
An introduction to CFR Cluj from a Romanian football scout and journalist

Some United fans have had this flag made to take out to Romania

Author: Doron

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Following Saturday’s defeat at home to Spurs, United fly out to Romania today before playing Romanian Champions, CFR Cluj, tomorrow. They’re new opposition for United and it’s the second year running we travel to Romania to face opposition. Like last year, we’ve once again called on Radu Baicu, a Romanian journalist and scout for BSC Young Boys to introduce Cluj to United fans. Here’s what he had to say…

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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 »
Time for Wayne Rooney to control his own destiny

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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Pre-season Tour Over-analysis: United and Ajax Cape Town

Posted on July 23, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Guest Writer, Man United, Match Reports, Pre Season   No Comments »
Pre-season Tour Over-analysis: United and Ajax Cape Town

Author: Etienne Olivier

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So this was it, the months of nervous excited waiting had culminated in this one beautiful moment; watching my beloved Reds walk down the tunnel and on to the impressive Cape Town Stadium pitch, greeted by the rapturous noise of 55,000 passionate football lovers.

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Ferguson’s faith in 4-4-2 proving fatal

Posted on March 10, 2012  by sleepy_nik  in Europa League, Guest Writer, Man United   10 Comments »
Ferguson’s faith in 4-4-2 proving fatal

Author: Tom

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Tom Pattison from The Faithful joins us as a guest blogger this week to look at United’s current form both at home and in Europe, and asks a very pertinent question indeed; is Fergie’s persistent faith with the 4-4-2 system, despite it’s relative success in the Premier League, costing United on the European front?

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United v. West Brom – The view from the away end

Posted on March 09, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Guest Writer, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League, WBA   9 Comments »
United v. West Brom – The view from the away end

Author: Rob

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To preview Sunday’s game against West Brom, I did a brief interview with Baggies supporter John Rudge. John is very knowledgeable about the club and football in general, has excellent taste in music (i.e. similar to mine), and is one of the world’s foremost cereal connoisseurs. You can find him on Twitter here, very much worth a follow. Manchester United are heavy favourites according to the latest Betfair Football Odds.

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The complete guide to Athletic Bilbao

Posted on March 06, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Europa League, Guest Writer, Man United, Match Previews   5 Comments »
The complete guide to Athletic Bilbao

Author: David

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United’s last 16 pairing in the Europa League has thrown up an opposition we’ve not faced in 55 years – Athletic Bilbao. Unless you’re a regular La Liga watcher then they may be somewhat unfamiliar so David Cartlidge has kindly agreed to provide information about the club in various different areas. David’s a freelance writer and written for a long list of reputable websites about Spanish football, he also happens to be a United fan!

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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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