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Subbuteo, Manchester United & Me

I just bought an A4 print of a 1992-1994 Manchester United home kit Subbuteo player. I’m not a massive fan of Subbuteo, but there’s something about the aesthetic of it all that pleases me on a very base level. So much so that having ordered the print I had to stop myself from going to…

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October 27, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Aldershot Town 0-3 Manchester United

Perhaps it is all a matter of perception. For clubs at one end of the spectrum, a home defeat at the hands of a local rival may be enough to start the tabloids gossiping. Supporters of Aldershot Town could be forgiven for shrugging their shoulders at such relative trivialities. They, in March of 1992, lost…

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October 25, 2011
Ian

The Balance Of Power In Manchester Hangs In The Balance

Well, none of us expected that and, such was the imperiousness of Manchester City’s performance at Old Trafford this afternoon the thesauruses have already been wrung dry as the internet groans under the weight of the superlatives being thrown at Roberto Mancini’s team. This was a performance for the ages, one which will come to…

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October 23, 2011
Ian

The Most Important Manchester Derby Since The Last One

It’s been a big week for Manchester. First of all the Manchester Egg was, thanks to the Food and Drink festival, brought to the wider audience it deserved, smashing out of the cult snack niche in to mainstream acceptance, and in doing so being treated with the same sort of awestruck reverence that greeted Marty…

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October 22, 2011
Ian

Liverpool & Manchester United Reach Stalemate, For Now

Nature abhors a vacuum, and in the absence of anything season-defining coming from yesterday’s match between Liverpool and Manchester United, the post-match speculation has largely centred upon claims made by Patrice Evra in the direction of Luis Suarez to a French television station after the match. Any meeting between these two clubs becomes, in the…

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October 16, 2011
Ian

The Rooney Storm In A Tea Cup

It was a display which fell quite firmly into the category of “Typical England”. What should – and can could easily have been – a comfortable win in Montenegro last Friday night ended with a scrambled draw and a red card for Wayne Rooney, leaving the team’s qualification for the finals from a distinctively mediocre…

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October 14, 2011
Ian

Football, Television And Sir Alex

Perhaps we are now so used to the gamesmanship of Sir Alex Ferguson in press conferences and interviews that we now look for subliminal messages in everything he says without even thinking about it. His comments yesterday on the nature of the relationship between football and television have certainly provoked debate, though, not least from…

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September 27, 2011
Ian
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