How do you solve a problem like United?


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After another record breaking week for Manchester United, their first ever loss in Greece, some are starting to question the clubs capabilities. The premier league champions have been more than disappointing this season currently sitting in 6th 15 points off of the top and 11 points away from a champion’s league qualifying place leading many to question what has gone wrong? Is it the manager? The players?  Or was the Fergie effect just that good? Continue reading

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Pietersen axed to save Cook?

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(Photo Credit: The Telegraph, 2014)

In light of the England cricket team’s dismal showing in Australia last month, on return, one thing has dominated the press – The  premature end to Kevin Pietersen’s international career.

Much has been made of this saga with near enough everyone having their say, even our very own prime minister couldn’t resist voicing his opinion on the matter. Quite frankly it is a ludicrous decision from an fan’s perspective he is a one in a generation talent with the ability to single-handedly turn a game on its head. Why is it that the ECB (English Cricket Board) have done this? Continue reading

Mata: Who’s Really Won?

Mata: Who’s Really Won?

                       

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This week has been dominated by speculation as to whether an understated, softly spoken, Spaniard will remain in London or, take trip up the M6 to Manchester. With the signing of Mohamed Salah by Chelsea announced the Mata move is looking more and more certain, teams of journalists are parked outside Trafford training centre awaiting the arrival of United’s saviour.  The expected transfer fee is expected to be around £37 million a transfer record for the red devils, with this in mind one has to wonder who is really getting the best out of this deal? Continue reading

Players have a right to dive?

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Another weekend of top flight football and another weekend cloaked in controversial decisions. Putting the struggles of Manchester United and their ‘Manager’ (I think that’s what they’re calling him) to one side, one particular incident this weekend interested me the most. 
Somewhere around the 50 minute mark at Anfield, with the Reds trailing 2-1 their star man Suarez went through on goal and seemingly appeared to be taken out by the on rushing Brad Guzan. My instant reaction, watching it in real-time, was penalty, simple. After watching hundreds of replies at different speeds and from every angle imaginable I still hold that view. In my opinion, and it is solely that my opinion, Jon Moss had absolutely no other option but to award the penalty, from his angle, at that speed, there simply was no other choice. The big talking point however is was it a dive? Continue reading