Monthly Archives: August 2012

Was Fergie right to let them go?

Unfortunately the time comes for most of United’s players to be moved on by Ferguson to pastures new if there no longer a regular fixture in the team.

Not many of them leave with many of their best years to go and Ronaldo and Beckham may just be the only exceptions I can think of with that being the case, Ronaldo was around 25 and Beckham around 27.

So let us take a look at a few players Fergie decided to part company with and how right was he to do so..

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Transfer Deadline Day – follow our writers on twitter

Just one quick one, although transfer deadline day if you are lucky enough to blessed with Sky Sports News and Jim White of course is fantastic.

Why an earth is it on a friday which I am sure means that these new signings probably won’t be eligible for the weekends matches.

Here are the early stories of the final day with little confirmed and speculation still rife…

Rafael Van Der Vaart of Spurs to join Hamburg.

Fernando Llorente to join Spurs.

Daniel Sturridge loan move to Liverpool, from Chelsea.

Clint Dempsey could move to Villa, after having a bid accepted!

Michael Essien could be off to Arsenal

Keep up to date by following us on twitter via @FRivalries Read On..

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Complacency at Manchester United?

Manchester United’s 3-2 victory over Fulham brought back the frustrations of last season for most Red Devil fans world over. After seeing their team throw away the title last year, fans would have expected their team to have learnt their lesson. Gifting Everton a point after dominating them with just a couple of games to go remains one of the most painful memories from last year, 2 cheap goals conceded late into the game resulted in drawing a game they should have wrapped up with time to spare. The 2 dropped points that day combined with the insipid show at Wigan towards the end of the season went a long Read On..

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Joey Barton and transfer news that have surprised me

It has been a funny transfer window. Not least with Robin Van Persie’s shock move to Manchester United. A transfer that most would have scoffed at this time 3 months ago.

Now we have the bizarre episode with QPR and Joey Barton. I think that whenever a foreign club comes in for an English player it raises a few eyebrows unless it is one like David Beckham or Michael Owen to Real Madrid. I know that Barton’s end of season behaviour was appalling, but surely the punishments handed out by QPR were undeserved, a fine was surely the just outcome without the unusually poor treatment the club followed up with, which Read On..

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What will happen this season through my rose tinted glasses

Title Winners

It is foolish and hard to look beyond Manchester City, I only feel they have weaknesses but not definite ones in defence. Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany are top class and they seem to fill in the gaps with adequate players.

The only question is can Mancini keep everyone happy because at the moment City seem to have enough attacking class to change the game, or get a winner when they really need it.

Challengers

I do see United challenging but their results depend on how Vidic comes back, how De Gea deals with his second season, how Kagawa and Van Persie fit in. They are a lot of things that must Read On..

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When will wages bankrupt our beloved football clubs

I am permantely worried about the state of these almost compulsory wage increases for our footballers.

News that Vincent Kompany is now paid 200k a week horrifies me. Don’t get me wrong he is one of Europe’s top central defenders.

He is a defender and cannot score fifty goals a season and win games like a top striker can, I don’t see how he can therefore demand this much money.

It worries me that distinctly average players will now be demanding 100k a week a benchmark that only the top players of five years ago could demand.

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Jarvis an excellent signing for Allardyce

Matt Jarvis will soon complete a deal to join West Ham United in the Premier League after both teams agreed a fee.

The trick in Allardyce’s situation is often in my view to sign proven Premier League players and he has done that with aplomb so far.

I don’t see them going down at all because of Allardyce’s almost unique specialism of being able to produce hard working sides with a simple but effective strategy.

Jarvis all last season has shown ability to beat players and even impressed enough on a consistent basis to be rewarded with recognition for the national squad, with a call up.

The fee for Jarvis is quite large but Read On..

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Problem of Plenty at Old Trafford

What a summer it has been for Manchester United fans all over the globe. The arrival of top players like Shinji Kagawa and Robin Van Persie has added an exciting new dimension to the plethora of attacking talent already marauding the Old Trafford pitch. The transfer window started off much like the past few with calls for a Center Midfielder ruling the roost. As it turns out, it seems to be heading towards a familiar end with Sir Alex placing his confidence on the players already present at the club. With exciting young talent in Cleverley breaking through and the enigma that is Anderson still here, who can blame him. There Read On..

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Gary Neville’s rise as a TV analyst

There was never any doubt about Gary Neville’s tactical knowledge of the beautiful game, which could be seen both through the way he played and through his time as a TV pundit on ITV during the 2002 World Cup when he was injured and the 2008 European Championship.

Upon replacing Andy Gray on Sky Sports, Neville started off some what shaky in his new position with awkward trembling around the TV studio and uncomfortable exchanges when talking with players and managers from the studio to the press room.

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Twitter profile football shirts – Manchester United

Are you bored of your usual Twitter profile picture and wish to represent your team and favourite player in style?

Why not try one of our original and fun shirts?

The first batch are of Manchester United, with more to come in the future, if you have a preference on what team comes next then get in touch!

Ferdinand

Giggs

Kagawa

Nani

Rooney

Van Persie

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