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Archives: Manchester United

Mulling over Matchday 1

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Where has the time slipped away to? I’ve not even finished my previews and Matchday 1 has already come and gone! As I was watching some of the matches and highlights, I made some notes and thought I would share … Continue reading

Champions League Group F Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Today we look at Group F which features defending English Premier League champs Manchester United, Roma, Sporting Lisbon and Dynamo Kiev. The group looks like ti should belong to the favourites and it will be a battle between Sporting Lison … Continue reading

Old Rivalries Renewed in the Group Stage

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Thursday’s draw for the group stages was made at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and sees some of last season’s knockout stage matchups grouped together. For example, Roma will be offered the chance to avenge the 7-1 drubbing they suffered … Continue reading

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Retires

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has retired at age 34 after battling knee injuries for four years. He had announced earlier that his intention was to intends to see out his current contract with United, which runs until June … Continue reading

More changes at the Bernabeu

Posted on by Christopher Harris

(Note: I had originally written that Emerson had moved to Inter Milan, thanks to Mr. Bobby McMahon of Fox Soccer Channel for pointing out my mistake. Emerson had been rumoured to be moving to Inter but ended up with rivals … Continue reading

Milan magic moves them on

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After surviving the first-leg at Old Trafford and two away-goals to the good, Milan played the second-leg to perfection, ultimately winning 3-0 (5-3 on aggregate) to advance to the finals. This sets up a change for Milan to avenge their … Continue reading

Semi-finals 2nd Leg Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Everything is still up for grabs heading into the second leg and it should be an exciting two days of CL football. Chelsea v LiverpoolThe snarky remarks continue to be tossed around by both managers with Benitez now sinking to … Continue reading

Analysis of an Annihilation

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I promise to do my utmost to prevent this article from degenerating into an exercise in hyperbole but the task is a difficult one. After witnessing the display Manchester United put on against AS Roma in a highlight package, I … Continue reading

UCL Quarter-Final Preview (2 of 2)

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

AS Roma v Manchester UnitedThis is an intriguing battle though Manchester United will be understaffed for the first leg. Park Ji-Sung is out of the match with a knee injury, captain and right-back Gary Neville is suffering from an ankle … Continue reading

Injury and suspension updates

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Some significant injury news to report as PSV’s standout defender Alex will miss at least six weeks with a hamstring injury. Alex picked up the injury as he was attempting to kick the ball in a league match against Excelsior. … Continue reading

Quarter-final matchups set

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The drawing for the quarter-finals was held this morning in Milan and here are the matchups:1: Milan v Bayern Munich2: PSV v Liverpool3: Roma v Manchester United4: Chelsea v Valencia The first legs are to be played on 03 & … Continue reading

Champions League Games on U.S. Television

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The world awaits the return of the Champions League over the next couple of days. Beginning Tuesday, we have mouthwatering ties to look forward to including: Liverpool v BarcelonaESPN2, 2:30pm ET Chelsea v PortoSetanta Sports, 2:30pm ET Valencia v Inter … Continue reading

New Man United Home Kit Revealed

Posted on by Christopher Harris

A day before the official press conference to launch the Nike kit, EPL Talk can now reveal images of the new, much-awaited home shirt for Manchester United. View a PDF of the shirt now! Thanks to Razman for sending me … Continue reading

Man United Preseason Tour on US TV

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In America, Setanta Sports will broadcast live matches from Manchester United’s preseason tour of South Africa, starting this Saturday. Wearing their redesigned strip, Man U will participate in the Vodacom Challenge alongside two local teams, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. … Continue reading

2006/2007 New Man United Kit

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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To me, one of the most exciting things about the summer is waiting for the new Premiership kits to be unveiled. These days, the kit launches are a big marketing campaign with press conferences and photographers. But the most interesting … Continue reading

A Ruud Farewell

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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  Guest blog entry from The Scout: Van Nistelrooy Exits by The Scout Ruud van Nistelrooy drove away from Manchester United’s final game of the season against Charlton Athletic when he learned that he would be once again left out … Continue reading

Chelsea Crowned Premiership Champions

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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  Congratulations to Chelsea for winning the 2005-2006 Premiership trophy. The Blues cruised to victory in a 3-0 home win against a very disappointing Manchester United side. Class goals from Gallas, Cole and Carvalho sealed the victory.

What If?

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Suspend your disbelief for a minute, and go along with the following scenario for the end to the Premiership season: Chelsea, dented by their FA Cup Semi-Final loss against Liverpool, succumb to Manchester United this Saturday and lose their first … Continue reading