Posts Tagged "Manchester United"

David Moyes & The Cult Of The Football Manager

David Moyes & The Cult Of The Football Manager

By on Apr 22, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

The axe, which had been glistening in the background at post-match press conferences for much of this season, finally made contact with David Moyes’ neck this morning. Moyes’ departure from Old Trafford was a most modern managerial sacking. Trailed on social media, the lead item on the lunchtime news this afternoon, and with considerable excitement...

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The Fall And Plateau Of Manchester United

The Fall And Plateau Of Manchester United

By on Apr 3, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 3 comments

It is more of an FA Cup word than a Champions League word. But there’s no denying that during their 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich this week, Manchester United were “plucky.” The FA Cup analogy is not entirely inappropriate. I’d missed the meetings where everyone was told that United were in for the sort of walloping Arsenal and Tottenham have almost patented in big...

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Manchester United’s Mournful Evening In Europe

Manchester United’s Mournful Evening In Europe

By on Feb 25, 2014 in Latest | 1 comment

It wasn’t even necessarily the result itself. A two-nil defeat in the first leg of a knockout competition can, with the right planning, be overcome. It was the nature of it. This was a Manchester United so devoid of life that it is possible to draw the conclusion that the team that strolled to the Premier League title at the end of last season has been...

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“Downgrading MANU To Hold”: On Football And The Stock Markets

“Downgrading MANU To Hold”: On Football And The Stock Markets

By on Jan 29, 2014 in Latest, Opinion | 0 comments

I had assumed that the strange whirring noise I heard the other day was one of the mini-tornadoes that has added to Southern England’s recent weather woes. Now I wonder if it was Manchester United legend Sir Matt Busby spinning in his grave so violently as to trigger storms across what cynics might consider United’s main catchment area. There was a scene in the 2011...

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