Red Rants Archives for January 2009

West Brom v Man Utd: Match Thread

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A depleted defence heads off to face the Baggies as United look to maintain it's position at the top of the table. Everton earning an FA Cup replay against Liverpool hasn't helped matters for us as we will now have an extra game in January with an already hectic schedule. Paul Scholes came up with [.

On Shirt Sponsors and United’s Injuries

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After successfully overcoming gruelling trips, and battling debilitating illnesses I come before you to do what used to be a daily routine of mine writing about Manchester United. I've missed reporting, analysing, ranting on my share of United related stories, so I shall hope to make up for the negligence in due course however [.

United on Top of the league, for now

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This is a thread for those finding the older one too sluggish to load. Feel free to add to this thread. I was infected with a mystery illness, right now it's a case of severe bronchitis, or something. This has made my mobility limited. I should be well by this week though hopefully. Then [...]

Man Utd 3-0 Chelsea: Blues Swatted Like Flies

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Flashback to 2006. The month was April, if my memory serves me right. United were in with a chance the minutest there may be, if any of staging a miracle comeback to win the title. The task was always going to be improbable. Impossible, even. We had a sizeable point deficit with the [...]

Man Utd v Chelsea: Match Thread

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The big game today; some would say the defining game for either side, but I'll leave the building of hubris part to the folks at Sky. But before talking about the game let me talk about yesterday. Yesterday was beautiful. The day before yesterday was hilarious. Fat Spanish Waiters should stick to waiting on orders [.

Hurt Pride (Park) and Looking Ahead to Chelsea

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I happened to give the game a miss not intentionally, mind but it turns out, from reports all over, that my decision was far from ill-advised. On the surface there couldn't have been a bigger mismatch; a side that just attained its zenith of footballing glory was pitted against one that had plunged to [.

Southampton v Man Utd FA Cup Match Thread

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This will be short and will serve more like a place holder for match related talk. Southampton will be interesting opposition as correct me if I'm wrong it's the first time we meet them after relegating them to the Championship for the first time in their Premier League history. It's a four o'clock [.

Ode to a Prince

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The Dutch appreciate space more than any other, centuries of foraging for their own has given them an undeniable sense and acute awareness of space and how best to utilize it. In his tremendous book "Brilliant orange" David Winner marks space as the unique defining element of Dutch football. Flexible space was the mantra of [.

United’s Tongue Twisting Duo and What they Mean

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It is true. United have signed Serbian duo Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic from Partizan Belgrade. Try saying Tosic-Ljajic in quick succession. If you manage to say it right ten times then gift yourself a pint (and think of me while you down said pint) from your local. Oh and I am deeply sorry to [...]