Posts Tagged "Manchester United"

Ashley Young Is But The Tip Of The Iceberg In Footballs Culture Of Cheating

By on Apr 16, 2012 in Latest, Opinion | 2 comments

So, Ashley Young took a tumble for Manchester United against Aston Villa yesterday afternoon and now the whole man and his or her dog is up in arms about it. It was the second week in a row that Young had been up to such antics, with a swan dive against Queens Park Rangers last weekend earning Queens Park Rangers’ Shaun Derry a red card and, just as yesterday,...

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Time To Draw A Line Under The Suarez Incidents

By on Feb 13, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

The football was always going to be overshadowed on Saturday lunchtime. It has been that sort of a season. At least, though, another gut-wrenching weekend of tribalism and mud-slinging, some good finally seems to have come from the poisonous atmosphere between Liverpool and Manchester United, and perhaps now we can get back to focussing on what continues to be a...

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The Bizarre Rituals Of Mutual Loathing

By on Jan 28, 2012 in Latest | 5 comments

The FA Cup may well be the oldest football cup competition in the world – a fact that television viewers will doubtlessly be reminded of around three hundred times over the next seventy-two hours or so – but football supporters that don’t have to habitually wipe rage-induced spittle from the corner of their mouths could well be forgiven for...

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Match Of The Week: Manchester United 2-3 Blackburn Rovers

By on Dec 31, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

The Premier League title race, we have been told repeatedly over the last couple of weeks or so, is back on. Since getting knocked out of the Champions League by FC Basel, Manchester United have started to rediscover some of their familiar imperiousness, with sixteen goals in their last four Premier League matches – including five in two successive matches...

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Ferguson, Villas-Boas & “Keeping It Simple”

By on Dec 14, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

“Football is a simple game” were four words of Graham Taylor’s wisdom when he was managing Watford up the Football League in the late 70s and early 80s. And his Watford sides certainly “kept it simple.” But it is an unfortunate consequence of the contemporary 24-hour news culture that “keeping” football analysis “simple” leaves a gap in the media schedules. It...

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