Red Rants Archives for January 2010

Can Rooney save England from more embarrassment?

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How did it come to this? From a group that was labelled by one national newspaper as ‘easy', England have contrived to leave their World Cup progress down to the final match – a must-win 90 minutes against opponents who will go through to the last 16 should they pick up a lone point from the game.

Familiar guff from Messi, and a word on England fans/Rooney

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So yesterday some journalist for the 43406th time asked Lionel Messi who his favourite footballers were. And Messi listed out familiar names among them, to our interest, was Wayne Rooney.

"At the moment, there are maybe Ronaldo, Rooney, Xavi and one or two more – but I can't think of one that plays with the desire of Rooney," he said, conveniently forgetting his Argentine team-mate and resident grafter or in Ferguson's words, trier Carlos Tevez.

Man Utd 2010/11 Season Fixtures Announced

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United kick off their new season by welcoming Newcastle United back to the Premiership at Old Trafford. Oh, and the Premiership also opens with Liverpool v Arsenal and Spurs v Man City.

We're also going to be having back-to-back clashes with Arsenal and Chelsea twice in December and late April/early May.

Apparently I am North Korea…

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... well, blame the Sun for that.

I was contacted by the Sun a couple of days ago in some sweep stake thing, and they have drawn me to represent North Korea. I'll support N Korea so that you don't have to. Here's the video:

Incidentally, our friends at RoM have been handed Brazil.

All Smoke, Little Fire on the Transfer Front

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The cynical among us have come to accept this. The optimistic claim this is a smokescreen.

Either which way you look at it, at the moment there is no transfer activity to report. There's little one can update the blog with, other than "Nothing new to report on the transfer front."

Of course, if one considers the non-football aspect of the club, then there's plenty to talk about.