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Tag Archives: Michael Carrick

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s Use of Pressing Tactics

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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When talking about tactics, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype over a formation and entirely ignore the system. There is a lot more thought put into the intricacies of how a team functions on a pitch than … Continue reading

Why Michael Carrick’s Six-Week Injury Is Going to Hit Manchester United Hard

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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According to Sir Alex Ferguson, the largest factor in last season’s 20th league title for Manchester United (aside from the signing of Robin van Persie) was the week-in and week-out performances of midfielder Michael Carrick. The legendary manager had been Carrick’s … Continue reading

Marouane Fellaini Pines For Manchester United But Is He Up To The Task?

Posted on by Jack Flahavan
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On Monday morning, David Moyes arrived at Manchester United’s Carrington training complex to start work, a whole 42 days ahead of schedule. In another line of work, Moyes would be commended for his professionalism, or, on the flip side, he … Continue reading

West Ham Fans To Get A Surprise

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When the final whistle went and those West Ham fans who’d spent most of Saturdays game against Chelsea abusing former old boys, Frank Lampard and John Terry, had disappeared to the pubs around and about, I bet they never thought … Continue reading

Will The Real Dimitar Berbatov Please Stand Up?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So the dust seems to be finally settling on the criticism about Berbatov’s mishit penalty on Sunday in the semi-final defeat against Everton. There’s no doubting it was a badly hit penalty, but it seems to have unpicked a scab … Continue reading

Everton Undone by Soft, but Correct Penalty While Kevin Davies Rescues Bolton

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

It was the last thing Everton needed to do against Manchester United, give up a penalty. But that was exactly what they did towards the end of the first half and Cristiano Ronaldo made sure they paid the price as … Continue reading

Barcelona v Manchester United Preview: Champagne Wishes

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Posted from ChampionsLeagueTalk.com: Unlike the comedy of errors that Chelsea and Liverpool managed to produce in their first leg match, I have sky-high expectations for the Barcelona – Manchester United match. Barca will look to salvage something from what has … Continue reading

Premier League Odds and Sods 12 Feb 2008

Posted on by tyduffy

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

Posted on by tyduffy

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