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Can United get into Europe with the kids?

After the upcoming loss to Arsenal, United should just focus on the Europa League…

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Next United manager: The guy in blue

United are now a solid mid-table team

It is a nice, warm, cozy place this mid-table. Comfortably snuggled into anonymity through the cold, winter months.

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Customary job-saving win… well, saves LvG’s job

Another ‘match-saving’ win just at the right time, the reign of Louis might yet last the whole season.

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United 0 – 1 Southampton: It’s not you LvG, it’s us

We have got to the stage where I don’t even want to watch United games anymore. Definitely not the first half.

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Liverpool 0 – 1 United: Most undeserving win ever

Liverpool lost that game more than United won it, but who cares!

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Somewhere in Spain, David Moyes is smiling to himself

It’s finally time for the dire predictions, and the arrival of the apocalypse.

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Watford 1 – 2 United: Look who’s back to scoring late!

United get past Watford, with about a half-strength team.

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Palace 0 – 0 United: The pair is becoming all too familiar

It is obvious to everyone why United aren’t scoring… except LvG

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Mike Smalling is LvG’s signing of the season

The Manchester Derby was not an entirely dull 0-0, and the title race is still well and truly on

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And we have our new No. 11

Looking Forward to the LvG Era a Little Less Now

Well, that puts a dampener on the whole thing doesn’t it

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‘Best World Cup Ever’ almost done now

Nearly there now, almost time for the United-penance to begin again

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... and we'll put THIS game, on a Monday afternoon. Capital idea!

England, Spain and the Club vs Country Debate

The two best leagues in Europe, and the national team turns out to be shite.

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The end of the beginning of the end?

The Brotherhood of the Traveling Pants

Absolute Pants redefined

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It’s another day of hope at Man United

We nervously approach United’s next… game. Just, any game. That’s how sad we are now.

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I really hope he is not going to actually kick that

Six Positives from the United-Sunderland game

The Sunderland game was not all doom and gloom. No, really!

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"Yes, we are winning against Plymouth Argyle"

The shoulder-slump is now a Man United trademark

The Chelsea game finally defined point of no return for United this season… now the battle for mid-table supremacy begins

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The 'I don't know anything but the 4-4-2' one

United are now a one (bad) trick horse

Yes, it’s not the manager. It’s the tactics. Which is decided by the manager. So…

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United scrape by Hull to make it three wins in a row

Three points over three games! Are United now title favourites? (Of course not)

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Man United begin the winter charge, hopefully

A hesitant attempt at calling the Villa and West Ham results a ‘revival’. Whatever that means.

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Batman and Robin. Of course.

I hereby declare the Moyes Era begun!

The Arsenal game reviewed by a United fan. With as much about Arsenal as United.

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Playing Poker with a 2-7 Off-Suit

How would Brendan Rodgers do at a poker game?

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I would've given myself huge props just for making contact

(Football, Bloody Hell) x 3

A United-centric roundup of the title win, and thoughts for the next four games where we can go hell for leather.

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Video Killed the Radio Star

Twitter killed the Blogger Star

Why we haven’t written… but not to say we never will, again

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All we need is *clap clap clap* Shinji Kagawa

The Man United Holiday Games Wrap – Part II

Part II of review of the very successful festive period for Manchester United. Features RvP and Kagawa.

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The Man United Holiday Games Wrap – Part I

The games have been coming so thick and fast, we have to do a summary of multiple games. This is Part I

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As It Happened: Galatasaray vs Manchester United

Champions League night, and Live Text!

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General Barcelona gameplan

Manchester United register patents for the 3-2 scoreline

We are back to what we do best. Honest-to-goodness, straight-faced true reporting

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The mandatory post-Arsenal point and laugh

United beat Arsenal. Yawn. We will let you know if some real news happens.

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Chelsea vs Man United – Looking back and looking forward

A review and a preview rolled into one. What else does one do when games are played every 72 hours!

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High Fives: Things we learned from this Premier League Weekend

Quick thoughts on the weekend before we head into the Champions League games

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Where do United go from here?

A three-week-delayed catchup of sorts on United. Mostly happy thoughts, and random, unconnected observations.

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The Blizzard: Interview with Jonathan Wilson

We chat with Jonathan Wilson about the next big thing in football journalism – The Blizzard

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What Arsenal Fans Felt Before

Spot Kick 6 – What Arsenal Fans Felt Before

International break concerns are back… for a different set of fans

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"Everyone calm the f**k down"

Oh, Robin van Persie! Oh, Robin van Persie!

A look back at United’s United-style victory. After a long time.

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Six (more) things we learnt from the Fulham game

We had some more brilliant thoughts about the Fulham game. And as ever, we are willing to share our brilliance with you.

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The ‘Man United are in crisis’ post. Not random at all.

A player by player breakdown of the Everton game. Yes, I’m THAT happy the football is back.

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The really random ‘Ah Screw It’ post – Biryani

It’s short enough as it is. No ‘that’s what she said’ jokes shall be tolerated.

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Screw the IPO, let’s talk about Shinji

The IPO is a damp squib. Shinji is what the real excitement should be about.

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The really random pre-season friendlies post

Football has begun! Well, sort of.

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Looking back at the 8-2

There is SO much lack of football that Ducky has to go back a year for inspiration

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Euro 2012: Nothing to write home about?

A smattering of the images seared into the brain from Euro 2012 so far.

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Keep calm and ride out the storm

They said it was the most exciting season ever. Really?

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A nod and an ode to Bilbao

A slight diversion before the big weekend where Sparky will win United the title.

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What a week in Europe!

Finally, some excitement in Europe!

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Would you be the Chelsea manager for this?

A little distraction as we wait for the Champions League semis

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A tale of two title races

El Clasico was fun. Now can we decide the English title as well?

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A strangely unsatisfying week for United

A strangely up-and-down sort of week for United. Oh well.

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An interview with Steve McMahon

Continuing our sh*g at having met and played with Steve McMahon

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The Mustang powers on

Edging closer to the title, every Monday

A triage of Tony V, Jonny E and Sat-Nav Scholes. With a nod to Berba and wishes for his future!

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A football game with Steve McMahon

BigFourZa’s grandest moment yet, in association with our good friends at Slum Soccer – a football game with Steve McMahon

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Jonny enjoying it while it lasts

Is this City’s moment of bottle-showing?

Man City show bottle, but do Man United still have the experience?

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This is all too familiar for United

A bit of Athletic, a bit of Sir Alex and a bit of Citeh.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Schadenfreude Mind

When your own football cup of joy dries up, you start looking elsewhere…

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Now just imagine that's a red cat

FA details plans to oppose handshakes

This handshake business has gone too far!

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City's Transfer Policy

A roundup of the January transfers

A quick and dirty roundup of the January moves before other things start occupying our mind!

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Win the Bridge, and you shall win the battle

The battle for bridges have always won or lost wars…

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Not an Arsenal-United preview

Ducky tries very hard to maintain equanimity about Super Sunday. By not thinking about Super Sunday.

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Michael Cox on Scholes's passing rate

Scholes and Henry: A Tale of Two Comebacks

Does the return of the legends amount to pressing the panic button?

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The Unforgiven

Manchester Derby is a season finale

This is it.

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Bunnies are humans too!

Why this football veri?

There is definitely such a thing as too much football.

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9-Man United stroll past 10-Man Wigan

A slightly delayed reaction to United’s thrashing of Wigan.

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A weekend of no upsets

Does 2011 have one last shocker left?

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United face mid-season crisis

How having nothing to write home about actually ends up being something…

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Have United inverted the pyramid?

Now please, can we have the poetry back?

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Spot Kick 4 – Manchester Nightmares

Was it real? Was it a nightmare?

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Can the Carling Cup restart already?

A surprising toast to Carling, as the international break makes the mind wander to other footballing options…

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Bolton Review: What, only 5??

We managed only 5 goals?? Yawn, boooriiinggg.

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I’d 8-2 be United’s next opponents

Continuing on the whole theme of hubris and smug over-confidence at this start to the season…

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Arse anally violated

A measured, dginified repost of the decent game against… HA HA HA HA HA HA

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Man United Season Preview:And the Champions kickoff!

Ducky puts in the the Season Preview post for United. In keeping with United’s characteristic ‘late but latest’ approach to football.

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United’s offense and the Soccerball teams

First part of a very non-Harry Potteresque series on United’s USA tour

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There’s a friggin World Cup on people!

Ducky introduces a little variety into the usual transfer prattle

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But why is all the football gone?

Must… have…. footbaalll… *couughhs and dies*

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Double Whammy

Getting a Doing – Part II

On sequels to Champions League Finals.

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Villains, boredom and Villas-Boas

Yaaaaawn. Sigh. Whaaa?

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A red-tinted view of the season

A slightly premature season review

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Above Us Only Sky

An unusually emotional Old Trafford on Sunday, and the reasons why

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Three Reasons why United bottled it yesterday

Pfft. What is to ‘excerpt’ about. So we went, and lost, meh.

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The Long-Due Ode to Chicharito

A long-due tribute to the pea shooter from Mexico

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United keep the Emirates match relevant…

Between Lee Probert and some uncharacteristically poor finishing, United ensure that Arsenal can still hope. Even Chelsea.

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United show Chelsea what real desire does

It’s never money vs money, or tactic vs tactic, or even player vs player. It can be something which is not any of these, and sometimes, that makes all the difference.

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#stayonyourfeet, Twitter and Treble Dreams

Footballers getting on twitter is fun and everything… but does it help their cause in any way in an already over-connected world?

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United have always derived strength from adversity

“Been there done that” time for United after being singled out by the FA. Again. And turning adversity into strength. Again.

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F***in whaa??

Seriously? THAT gets a 2-match ban?

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Bolton was the defining game of the season

On social football-watching, character-building and predicting title contenders.

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Poll: Who will finish the season trophyless?

Vote for who you think will reach May with wet eyes and empty hands. Because all sorts of title races hinge on your mouse-click

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Liverpool FC Diaries: Fifteen Days that were

A Liverpool fortnightly-wrap of sorts. Including a couple of big Birthday Celebrations.

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Of bogey teams and fixture congestion

Now that we’ve gone and lost those two bogey fixtures, maybe we’ll get some fire back in the belly?

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Nicklas is dismayed by Cesc's handling of Ashley

Cheryl not at all surprised by Ashley’s shooting

The Irreverent Reporter (IR)© catches up with a few other people who have been on the wrong end of Ashley’s loaded gun

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Getting hard done by

Mightily cheesed off, and to make it all worse, if was actually a good football match.

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Boring, boring United

Ducky finds other things that interested him through the yawnfest that was Marseille-United

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Rooney reminds us why it is ‘Football, bloody hell!’

It’s the goal no one can stop talking about. And the goal that left me with a throat that is incapable of talking right now because of the scream that followed it.

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Fernando: As Sung on Merseyside

ABBA saw this coming so many years ago…

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Crocked ankle goal

Wayne Rooney is most definitely back

A fairly routine win over the team which had actually beaten us at home last season leaves that warm glow of satisfaction that only a fairly routine win provides

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Will he won't he?

Blitzkrieg at Bloomfield Road

3 goals, 3 points and a Happy Republic Day to all United fans out there.

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Was Rooney better off with the Red Mist?

Ducky makes a case that Rooney’s lack of goal-scoring is attributable to factors more than form and fitness

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Rafael’s Miconduct Charge – Where is the ‘Respect’?

The FA goes about ‘misconducting’ against United, and United alone. Again.

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What United failed to do to Spurs yesterday

A review of what was totally not a boring 0-0 against the Spurs. With a bit of name-calling, all in the right spirit of course.

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It never was about the football was it?

Ducky feels slightly miffed that football isn’t about the football anymore. Whatever happened to the good old ’22 guys kicking a ball about’

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United vs Liverpool: What a time for the NW Derby

The United-Liverpool FA Cup tie is almost overshadowed by all the turmoil off the pitch. For Liverpool that is

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A Scouser speaks from the heart

Someone had to say it, and finally, one brave Scousers steps forward to.

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United do just enough… again

The flurry of ‘Christmas Season’ games closes very nicely indeed for United, and shows some pointers for the coming seasons.

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One of the strangest League tables going into New Year…

A mid-season review of sorts of the Big Four (of sorts) teams.

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Arsenal were lucky to get away with 1-0

Pessimism might make you feel better about losing games, but nothing beats actually winning the frickin thing…

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Beer Cup, World Cup bid and the weekend ahead

A look at the footballing events in the week gone by. And the weekend to come.

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Gibson and Evans confirm what we suspected all along

We get by with a little help from our friends.

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It feels so good to be on top

About Se7en, jigsaw puzzles and sex.

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Mood swings of an Arsenal fan

BFZ’s long-last Arsenal guest-writer is back after what has admittedly been a crushing week, even by Gooner fan standards. And it shows in his latest piece…

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A proper review

Why we do what we do

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Wenger and Ancelotti deny Fantasy Premier League has anything to do with it

Our Irreverent Reporter (IR)© is back to his best, digging into the true stories behind the big London defeats from yesterday’s matches

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The Manchester Derby in Pictures…

Ducky stops short of gouging his eyes out after the complete waste of time that was the Derby

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Christmas comes early to OT while Anfield roars

A Manc is glad that his team pulled through, but is even gladder that the Scouse did too!

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Berb, Shebby, Spuds & The Common Cold

Of football players, pundits and us poor fans

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The Baby Killers

The new Baby Killer on the prowl for United

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The Prestige

Every good magic trick has three parts…

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The letter I never thought I would write

Ducky fights off the incredible numbness that ‘That Announcement’ has left, and summons enough will to write something. Anything.

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How to lose 2 points and alienate people

Reflections on a matchday where the misses completely outnumbered the hits

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United are in transition, should we be worried?

Our latest Manc Columnist looks at whether United are the new Arsenal with the golden generation retiring.

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Should we just hand the title over to Chelsea? – Part I

A mathematical extrapolation at this point would hand Chelsea this year’s title and probably next year’s as well. Should the rest of us just throw in the towel?

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Curiouser and Curiouser: United’s season so far

The smash and grab at Valencia was sweet, especially after a hair-pulling-out first 80 minutes. But Ankur looks beyond the game, at what has been a hair-pulling-out season so far…

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6 things United can learn from Madrid-Auxerre

A random look at the Auxerre-Madrid game sets Ducky thinking about United’s chances in Europe

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Sunday lunchtime is NOT when I want to play football

United’s Bolton game reviewd. But first, a scathing attack on whoever thought up of a Sunday noon kickoff!

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Tomorrow, Manchester will wear Blue

Ducky comes closest to football neutrality with City vs Chelsea on the basis of his unbridled hatred for both clubs.

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Sepp on the ball

Streaker says he was just happy to see Bebe

The Irreverent Reporter (IR)© is back, with actual Flashing News.

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Liverpool playing catch up: Story of the season?

The ‘Daddy of all Derbies’ raised more questions than answers for Liverpool, while United had one definite, hard-to-miss positive from the game.

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On being an Arsenal fan

A look at what makes Gooners… Gooners. And why are there so many of them out there?!

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Not another Alan Smith, please.

United got nothing out of the Ranger’s game, but Ducky fears they may have lost one of their best talents… permanently.

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Fulham and Everton – A tale of two Citehs

On the eve of United’s first CL game, Ducky looks back at United’s surprising tendency to concede in stoppage time in the last two games.

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Steven Gerrard’s best position

A Liverpool fan (after a while!) takes an in-depth look at Gerrard’s playing career so far. And what lies ahead.

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Roon scores, Theo gets injured – business as usual

A look at how Roon looked fine on the pitch and how Arsenal’s title chances are, once again, almost over before they begin.

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Why I’m contemplating becoming a United fan

A Guest Column by a female football fan. And how her loyalties are formed as a consequence of various factors, football being just one of them.

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We’re letting go off Cleverley too?!

Post-deadline day rant about the jacks**t that United have seemingly done in the market this summer. And a good long sigh at Sylvie van der Vaart.

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As long as Roon, Nani and Berb can do this all season

The coming of age of Nani? And other possible conclusions from United’s game against West Ham

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Who the heck are Bursaspor?

Ducky takes a look at United’s group stage opponents in the Champions League

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A footballer named Paul

A Manc columnist looking back at all that PS 18 has been for United… and wondering if anyone else can ever match up

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A Scouser in a United bar

Our latest columnist steps into the Manchester United Cafe bar in Delhi and comes out shaken, but not stirred.

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Is Bebe really the signing we need?

United’s long-term move for Bebe is appreciable. But what about the urgent need for a creative midfielder?

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BeforeZa #3 – M for Man United

A look back at one of our posts written in the flush of our youth. Oh how kids have grown…

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Inception: BigFourZa the Website!

Of all the dates in all the calendars in the world, we had to walk into Friday the 13th.

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Fact File #5 – Arsenal

Our Fact Filing look at Good Ol’ Arsenal. The team, the history, the injuries, the trophies…

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Mancini’s Math grades revealed!

Ducky talks about Arithmetic, Angelina and Alexander Kolarov and how Mancini is inexplicably related to all of them.

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Fact File #4 – The World Cup

The World Cup provided a lot of entertainment, most of it off the field. And that’s just what we need to make it fodder for one of our Fact Files.

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World Cup 2010: Ephemeral Emotions

A look at everything the World Cup was on the pitch, in case we all got distracted by the promises of certain members of the fairer sex.

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Larissa Riquelme bares all, Maradona doesn’t

A very generous Paraguayan model, an Octopus named Paul, and a Malayalam song – and we thought the world cup was about football. A rather amusing alternative take on the global event.

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Argelico Fucks to be new manager of Liverpool

Our satirist Arun debuts with the mother of all football rumors. Who would’ve thought?

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World Cup conversations

Hannibal Lector a.k.a Ducky dissects “once in four years” football fans based on their loyalties. You’d be surprised.

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Fact File #3 – Manchester City FC

A profile of the most charitable football club and it’s missionaries(or rather mercenaries).

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Barclays Fan of India: Redux

What drove the decision to… well, decide the Barclays Fan of India.

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Rafa vs Ferguson

Rafa vs Ferguson is an old debate, and Arvi points out why it is not a fair debate.

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