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Tag Archives: Sir Alex Ferguson

Understanding Roy Keane When You Never Got To See Him Play

Posted on by Michael Schwartz
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Whenever Roy Keane speaks, the world seems to stop and take notice. For a figure who is disregarded by many as a rash instigator, his opinion matters. Yet, unlike experienced reporters or long-time supporters who witnessed and maybe even grew … Continue reading

Serializations Clouding The Bigger Picture With Soccer Autobiographies

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Currently, in the United Kingdom the serialization of a top sporting figure’s autobiography is gripping the media and the sporting world. It has drawn responses from all quarters and no one involved comes out of this sorry saga looking terribly … Continue reading

What It’s Like Supporting Manchester United From Australia

Posted on by Dom Favata
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Supporting Manchester United as an Australian has been a difficult practice of late, given the club’s downward spiral after Sir Alex Ferguson retired after 27 years at the helm. David Moyes infamously replaced the legendary Scot, and that is when … Continue reading

The Best Manchester United Captains Have Always Had A Pact With The Devil

Posted on by Søren Frank
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People, especially soccer fans and soccer journalists, do have a short memory. We are reminded of this only too often. One of the latest discussion points in the world of (English) soccer has been Louis van Gaal’s appointment of Wayne … Continue reading

Analyzing The Differences Between Louis van Gaal And Sir Alex Ferguson

Posted on by Søren Frank
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Surely, Louis van Gaal and Alex Ferguson have many qualities in common. But their approach to soccer is also fundamentally different. The most obvious similarity is that they are both proven winners. The Dutch began his managerial career at Ajax … Continue reading

Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s 3-5-2 Formation at Manchester United

Posted on by Søren Frank
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During the World Cup 2014 at Brazil, millions of soccer fans and thousands of experts saw the renaissance of the 3-5-2, the classical continental formation of the 1970s and 1980s. Louis van Gaal, who throughout his managerial career has stood … Continue reading

The Transition Period Was Never Going To Be Easy For Manchester United

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Transition periods are a part of everything: life, relationships, work, etc. Sometimes they can go smoothly, but more often than not they can be tricky. Anyone who has been through a difficult transition period will tell you the best way … Continue reading

Manchester United Fans Have Broken Sir Alex Ferguson’s Plea to Stand By Their New Manager

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Moyes Out?…Really?…So soon? On May 12 2013, shortly after Manchester United beat Swansea City 2-1 at Old Trafford, outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson addressed his home supporters and thanked them for sharing the countless memories with him at the club. United’s … Continue reading

Only The Players Can Save Manchester United’s Season

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United have been granted a brief reprieve with their 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Stoke City today. But for many supporters, the performance of the team for the majority of the match was extremely poor. If it weren’t for the … Continue reading

Manchester United’s Old Trafford Is No Longer the Dream Destination for Young Talent

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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After Manchester United wrapped up a nervy three points against the Premier League’s bottom club on Saturday, many people were quick to praise the display of 18-year-old, Adnan Januzaj. The young Belgian showed a rare combination of skill and poise … Continue reading

The Early Season Roller Coaster Ride for Premier League Managers Continues

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Barclay’s Premier League season kicked off on Saturday August 17, 2013. Each club has now played six matches and one manager has been fired (Sunderland’s Paolo Di Canio). Even after just six matches, some Premier League managers have been riding … Continue reading

Why A Soccer Manager Has The Toughest Job in the World of Sports

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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On April 22 2012, Josep “Pep” Guardiola announced to the world that he would be stepping down as manager of FC Barcelona. That declaration was made by a forty-one year old man who had guided his club to thirteen titles in … 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

Report: UEFA Planning to Adopt MLS Scheduling

Posted on by Robert Hay

Recently we’ve shared that various soccer luminaries such as Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson has advocated a spring-to-fall schedule change in advance of the 2022 World Cup.  Now we find out that UEFA itself is advancing well past the … Continue reading

Who Is Best Positioned To Win The Title?

Posted on by Thomas Flower

As the New Year approaches this seasons title race is one of the most open in the history of the Premier League. No one is showing form that suggests they will run away with it and five teams will seriously … Continue reading

Manchester United v Arsenal Preview: Three Key Match-Ups In Battle For Top Spot

Posted on by Jesse Chula

First against third will take place on Monday when Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in what will be a fitting end to an exciting weekend. Arsenal lead United by the slimmest of margins, just a … Continue reading

Hit Or Miss? Dimitar Berbatov

Posted on by James Beckett

Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov stormed to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with a stunning five-goal haul as Manchester United demolished Blackburn Rovers 7-1 at Old Trafford. They were the first goals Berbatov has scored since September and … Continue reading

More Injury Heartache For Owen Hargreaves

Posted on by James Beckett

Owen Hargreaves suffered another injury set back just six minutes in to his Manchester United comeback. The likeable midfielder was making his first start in over two years, but was forced off early on with a hamstring complaint. Speaking after … Continue reading