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Another Twist In The Manchester United IPO Saga

The problem with a fundamental breakdown in trust is that whatever the motives may be for any of the parties concerned, they will be viewed with suspicion by those on the other side. Even with our most level of heads on, however, it is difficult not to view the timing of the resubmission of Manchester…

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July 31, 2012
Ian

100 Owners: Number 87 – Louis Edwards (Manchester United)

It has, in recent years, become standard for some Manchester United supporters to sing songs regarding the death of Malcolm Glazer. The owner of the club inspires such extreme emotions amongst the clubs fan-base that it is possible to think that him and his family are the first group of individuals to have been involved…

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July 23, 2012
Ian

Sir Alex Ferguson, The Glazers & The Future Of Manchester United

The silly season is well and truly upon us, and with football now demanding twenty-four hour, three hundred and sixty-five day a year media coverage the next few weeks seem likely to bring more stories to the back pages of newspapers that might otherwise not have been deemed worthy of such coverage. So it was…

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July 22, 2012
Ian

Caveat Emptor: The Glazers Prepare To Float Manchester United

There is a certain irony to Manchester United announcing their IPO in the same week as the Supporters Direct annual conference is held in London. While there are those that amongst us that still believe that the route towards a successful, inclusive and financially sustainable future lays in giving the supporters of clubs an active…

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July 6, 2012
Ian

Match Of The Past: Manchester United

Now a global brand and institution, there was a time when Manchester United was not as successful as it is now. The story of this club is one that is told much more effectively elsewhere, but this afternoon we are continuing our summer series of video compilations with a collection of Manchester United related highlights…

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June 9, 2012
Ian

Visions Of Capitalism: Twenty-First Century Football, The Premier League & Manchester

By tomorrow evening, half of Manchester – a phrase that in itself provokes so much debate that it is worth pointing out that it is being used for the purposes of simplicity alone – will be celebrating a Premier League championship victory. Either Manchester City or Manchester United will be crowned as the champions of…

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May 12, 2012
Ian

The Morning After The Night Before: Fall-Out From The Manchester Derby

If the Premier League excels at any one thing, then that thing must be spectacle of the type that we saw at the City of Manchester Stadium last night. The significance of this meeting between Manchester City and Manchester United – both literal and symbolic –¬†could not have been lost upon anybody that cast so…

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May 1, 2012
Ian
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