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Tag Archives: Manchester United

Where's Rooney?

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The PFA Player of the Year nominees are a formality. Ronaldo will win it. No contest. But one has to ask. Where is Wayne Rooney? Rooney has 11 goals and 11 assists in just 23 league appearances. Despite Ronaldo’s grandiose … Continue reading

Champions League Odds and Sods 2 April 2008

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Liverpool and Arsenal had an Oscar and Felix feel.  Both clubs are each other’s bogey teams.  Arsenal’s Frenchified fancy dans cannot break down disciplined defenses and remain prone to adept counterattack.  Lump and pray Liverpool struggle when forced to play … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 31 March 2008

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Arsenal beat Bolton 3-2 at the Reebok, keeping mathematical title hopes alive.  The Gunners, with 10 men on the pitch, scored three goals to reverse a 2-0 deficit.  Diaby deserved his red card for raised studs.  Poor fortune averaged itself … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 23 March 2008

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Manchester United 3 – Liverpool 0: The scoreline was unfair, United should have won by more.  Rooney and Ronaldo combined for five fluffed chances.  Captain Stevie disappeared twice for the Reds.  First, when he decided to stop running and not … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 21 March 2008

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Manchester United 2 – Bolton 0 Cristiano Ronaldo may be masking United’s problems,  but he’s doing a damn good job.  His record-breaking brace bumped the Red Devils into sole possession of first – one they are not likely relinquish.  He … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 17 March 2008

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Derby 0 – Manchester United 1 This match epitomizes the season for both clubs.  Derby worked but weren’t quite good enough.  United’s only enemy was their own cuteness.  Ronaldo should have scored at least three, or more according to his … Continue reading

Are Arsenal's Title Ambitions Dead in the Water?

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Arsenal have just one defeat in the league this season – shoddy solace for a third-place finish. The Gunners have played four Premier League matches since Feb 11.  Though maintaining their ever crucial unbeaten streak, they have dropped eight points … Continue reading

Champions League Quarterfinal Draw Fixed?

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A message posted in the Liverpool FC forum on the Liverpool Echo’s website has sparked speculation about a fixing of Friday’s Champions League draw in Nyon. The post, received at 10:28 AM (90 min prior to the draw) read as … Continue reading

UEFA Cup Roundup and Quarter Final Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

From ChampionsLeagueTalk.com Benfica’s struggles continued as they failed to make any impression in Spain, as Getafe progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup with a 1-0 (Agg. 3-1) win thanks to Albin’s gorgeous lob. Getafe’s reward is a quarter-final … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 3 March 2008

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Birmingham 4 – Tottenham 1 Spurs tried on the big boy pants, only to end up wearing them around their ankles. They had a sick party last weekend. This weekend they were simply sick. The rear guard is rubbish. Robinson … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 25 Feb 2008

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Arsenal 2- Birmingham 2 Eduardo’s injury – a horrific broken leg – stole the headlines.   But, it did not decisively affect the outcome.  Luck controlled much of it.  Birmingham capitalized upon one free kick – a questionable call – and … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 12 Feb 2008

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It was night of black armbands and barren kits in Manchester, which only served to emphasize the sponsorship everywhere else as Man City shocked Man United 2-1 at Old Trafford.  It is no coincidence that most of Man U’s losses … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 4 Feb 2008

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After this weekend a Google search for “Sven” and “Up the Arse” won’t lead you astray as Arsenal defeated Manchester City 3-1 away from home to move to the top of the table. Adebayor dropped a deuce, scoring in his … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 21 Jan 2008

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Newcastle buzzed with electricity.  The entire town pitched in, stealing Burger King hats and spray painting them black and white.  The Geordie Messiah took the pitch to a rockstar’s welcome.  Mike Ashley ordered a whopper, but he didn’t have it … Continue reading

Road to Wembley: FA Cup Third Round Replays

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A big day of FA Cup action and the team I’ve been following for this round, League Two strugglers Bury, pulled off a big upset by knocking out Championship side Norwich City with a 2-1 win in their 3rd round … Continue reading

Road to Wembley: FA Cup 4th Round Draw

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After the topsy-turvy results from the weekend, there are 12 replays to be had before we know the exact picture of the next round. The club I have been following, League Two stugglers Bury, is involved in one such replay … Continue reading

Road to Wembley: FA Cup 3rd Round Saturday Roundup

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Despite all the bad feelings generated by Dave Kitson’s recent comments, Saturday was a day to feel good about the FA Cup. It was a big day for the lower division clubs as they stepped up to pull off several … Continue reading

Odds and Sods 3 Jan 2008

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“There’s only one Titus Bramble” chanted the Wigan faithful, and he made the difference, earning a point in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.  Torres scored the initial goal, which salvaged Liverpool a point, but they have to be extremely disappointed … Continue reading