The Return of the Gentleman’s Game to English Football
The Return of the Gentleman’s Game to English Football

Photo by Leslie Millman-Manchesterunitedman1 Born in England, football has always been considered by purists as a gentleman’s game. But lately the notion seems reserved for nostalgic old-timers, pining fuddy-duddies ignorant of the modern game’s evolution. The growth of the sport in the last decade, particularly in its founding nation, has […]

Wayne Rooney Signing Seems A Little Fishy
Wayne Rooney Signing Seems A Little Fishy

So that’s it, then? Wayne Rooney re-signed at Manchester United. Now, the dickie birds may sing again. A lone cow forages on pastures still green. But isn’t his dramatic u-turn just a little bit fishy? In a bureaucratic footballing environment populated by massive clubs and billions of dollars, there’s almost […]

Bolton-Manchester United: Player Ratings
Bolton-Manchester United: Player Ratings

Wanderers hosted Man United at the Reebok Saturday evening. The first half was argy-bargy as both teams wrestled for control. Each side had chances during the often end-to-end passages of play. The breakthrough was fortunate for United and abysmal for Bolton when Samual carelessly own-goaled right before the interval. Bolton […]

Man United Need Leaders Like Roy Keane
Man United Need Leaders Like Roy Keane

“There’s only one Keano” usually isn’t sung as a lamentation, but never before have Man United missed Roy Keane so much. Whether berating a prawn sandwich culture, or throwing under-performing players publicly under the bus, the man Keane never hesitated to put the spotlights—and pressure—upon his own shoulders. More importantly, […]

The Rise And Fall Of Cristiano Ronaldo
The Rise And Fall Of Cristiano Ronaldo

Confidence is piercing: It attacks the disposition in those it encounters with a domineering force. Arrogance is masochistic: It challenges those dispositions to return force in kind plus more. It demands unequal retribution. It bolsters the defending. Ronaldo has none of the confidence he deserves and too much of the […]

Man United Defeat Against Liverpool A Blessing In Disguise
Man United Defeat Against Liverpool A Blessing In Disguise

Liverpool humiliated Man United 4-1 Saturday at Old Trafford in a statement victory that may sustain the Merseysiders’ title ambitions: fact. For United, losing soundly to their most fierce rivals at home couldn’t have been better timed or circumstanced: thesis. Yes, Manchester United were cruising. They had just vanquished their […]

Scholes Inimitable as United Delete Fulham
Scholes Inimitable as United Delete Fulham

“His passes stretched forever.” To cite any other player being more dominant and expressive in a match this season than Paul Scholes was against Fulham is nigh impossible. The ginger prince shies from cameras and adulation, but on the field he feels, more profoundly than any fortunate observer, the artistry […]

Beckham Divorce with MLS Mutual, Inevitable, Deserved
Beckham Divorce with MLS Mutual, Inevitable, Deserved

David Beckham wants to leave the Los Angeles Galaxy and stay in Italy, and so does the MLS—but they won’t admit it. The current transfer saga itself, as AC Milan negotiate making Beckham’s loan move permanent, is the type of high-profile exposure the American league pines for. While garnering both […]