Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 14
Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 14

If you read last week’s post and failed to believe me, then just maybe because of this weekend’s matches and results you’ll start to realize that this league isn’t one that falls into the cliched colloquialisms that tend to surround themselves with the Premier League. Supporters of both Manchester clubs […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 13
Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 13

The funny thing about the Premier League is that you never quite know how things will turn out until matters play out on the pitch. Before the weekend, many were waxing poetic on Chelsea’s very realistic chance of thrashing Sunderland by four, maybe five to Sunderland’s sad nil. Sunderland failed […]

Aston Villa 2-2 Manchester United: Five Key Observations
Aston Villa 2-2 Manchester United: Five Key Observations

In arguably the weekend’s marquee match, undefeated Manchester United traveled to Birmingham to take on undefeated at home Aston Villa to open Premier League play on Saturday. The match itself placed 10th against 2nd in the league while it saw United coming off one of their best team performances of […]

Poll: Who Will Win This Season's First Manchester Derby?
Poll: Who Will Win This Season's First Manchester Derby?

The first installment of this season’s Manchester Derby takes place on Wednesday at Eastlands. Manchester United are coming off of a dramatic win at home where South Korean midfielder Ji-Sung Park bagged a brace with the winner coming very late on. It was one of those weekends in the Premier […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 11
Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 11

Trying Something New, & A Brace For Your Thoughts? Authors Note: Due to the fact that I’m not as much of an ego maniac as some might think, this week on the Footballer of the Week, I’m going to let you (the fine readers) decide who gets the award. Simply […]

Has The Times Online Been a Success or Failure?
Has The Times Online Been a Success or Failure?

In the ongoing saga that is The Times online and its red headed stepchild that is the paywall, some concrete numbers are starting to emerge pertaining to the overall success of the experiment. First, the good news. According to TechCrunch, The Times online signed up 105,000 paying subscribers plus another […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 10
Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 10

Saturday in the Premier League was eclipsed by the top three clubs in the table while Sunday witnessed two massive local derbies play out to incredibly different results. Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United survived their respective matches to gain three points without dominating inferior opponents while Sunday’s rivalries produced a […]

Manchester United v Spurs Preview: Three Key Match Ups to Watch
Manchester United v Spurs Preview: Three Key Match Ups to Watch

Saturday’s late game features Tottenham’s visit to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in arguably the weekend’s most entertaining contest. Manchester United are coming off a decent enough week which saw them finally win away in the Premier League at Stoke City by the score of 2 goals to […]

Michael Owen Continues His Unfortunate Slide Into Football Obscurity
Michael Owen Continues His Unfortunate Slide Into Football Obscurity

While his most recent revelation has proved, one in which Michael Owen expressed his desire to languish on Manchester United’s bench instead of pursuing first team football elsewhere, the story of Owen’s decline into English football obscurity, while often times sad, continues. With yet another fresh injury to the hamstring […]

Carling Cup Fourth Round Poll: Who's Watching?
Carling Cup Fourth Round Poll: Who's Watching?

While the Carling Cup begins again today and tomorrow, a lot of talk is being brandished around about the relevancy of the actual existence of the tournament itself. While I believe the League Cup has enjoyed a resurgence over the course of the last few years, many disagree stating it’s […]

Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 9
Premier League Footballer of the Week, Gameweek 9

As much as I do enjoy the off the field entertainment associated with football in England, early Saturday kickoffs are always a welcome relief to the insanity of contract negotiations, rumors and managerial master classes. While topics concerning the week that was have been written on at length, it’s now […]

10 Interesting Observations From My Trip To England
10 Interesting Observations From My Trip To England

Upon my return back home, The Gaffer asked me to share some more thoughts and observations concerning my trip to England. Although our trip had to be cut slightly short, it’s incredible just how much we were able to see, do and experience in just a few weeks. A rewarding […]

Wayne Rooney Has Disgraced Himself to Manchester United Fans
Wayne Rooney Has Disgraced Himself to Manchester United Fans

While the lot of the Internet waxes poetic on the Wayne Rooney saga from various corners of the globe, I’ve remained oddly quiet on a matter concerning the club I support and a player I’ve held in incredibly high regard for some time. Rooney’s declaration of desire this past week […]

English Football Fan Journal: United Draw West Brom at Old Trafford
English Football Fan Journal: United Draw West Brom at Old Trafford

As good as United were in the opening twenty minutes of the match, so too were they awful in the second half when they allowed West Brom to equalize through a myriad of mistakes. Many of United’s gaffs were easily avoidable, Patrice Evra’s botched clearances and Edwin van der Sar’s […]

English Football Fan Journal: Manchester and Old Trafford
English Football Fan Journal: Manchester and Old Trafford

I’m liking the vibe of Manchester. Really cool town with a bit less of the fuss involved with London. Manchester, what an important city as it pertains to my life. The bands that have emerged from this area have touched me while one of the football teams, the red half, […]

English Football Fan Journal: Post Match Observations from Wembley
English Football Fan Journal: Post Match Observations from Wembley

It wasn’t the result I broke the bank and traveled across the Atlantic Ocean for, but Tuesday’s 0-0 between England and Montenegro was the experience I so desired as months of planning and patience finally paid off. Beautiful Wembley stadium, the tube to Wembley Park station, a cool October evening, […]