Red Rants Archives for January 2011

A Tale of Two Managers – Fergie and Wenger Meet at the Crossroads:

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August 28th, 2011.  A day that will live in infamy.....for Arsenal fans at least.  But more importantly, a day where two long time rivals met at the crossroads of their careers do establish their paths for the future.  "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" as the song goes, truly is an apt title for what took place at Old Trafford [.

Superlative United Muller The Gunners

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Manchester United turn in a scintillating performance at Old Trafford and knock 8 goals past Wenger's men.

Unstoppable United Run Rampant Over Abject Arsenal

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Well, let's get one thing out of the way first and foremost: I'm terrible at making predictions. Absolutely terrible. But there are times when it's nice to be wrong, and today is one of those days. You could break out the thesaurus and use up every synonym for 'amazing', and you'd still feel like it [.

WIll United Add to Arsenal’s Early Struggles?

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Manchester United v. Arsenal. Does it need an introduction? Not really (unless you're a novice football fan), but here comes one nonetheless. Since Arsene Wenger took the reins at Arsenal in 1996, the two sides have fought head-to-head for honors on a regular basis. Along the way, there've been classic matches, unforgettable moments (the good, [.

UCL draw offers little resistance for Manchester United

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Manchester United's Champions League campaign will see them travel to Portugal, Switzerland and Romania to face opposition who, on paper, appear to offer little resistance to a successful group stage. The draw this year was particularly brutal to many teams especially the other three English entries.

United’s kids shrug off Spurs 3-0

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United put on a polished display with a young squad to defeat Spurs 3-0 at Old Trafford.

United Host Spurs In Premier League Home Opener

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So, one down, 37 to go. United's Premier League season opener at West Brom was supposed to be, relatively speaking, one of the 'easier' games on the early-season schedule. However, following the pattern that seems to have carried over from last season, United took a lead only to surrender it, and we needed a late [.

Welcome to The Scope

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The Scope "Welcome To English football" David may not speak much English, but his probable shaking of the head as Sir Alex said those words, must have reflected complete comprehension. He understood what those words meant and he'll be the first to chorus this line when potential 'Manchester Whoever' signing Wesley Sneijder's knee cap [.

The Academy: MUFC v Portsmouth

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So, what did I learn today on the opening day of the Premier Academy League? I learnt what some of the first year scholars look like, I put faces to their names and had an opportunity to pick up a hint on who and how this Academy is going to play this season. Despite [...]

The $pecu£ator

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Weekend Betting Preview 20th-22nd August 2011 So the first round of Premiership games has gotten underway, unless you are an Everton or Spurs fans as we took our first glimpse of those teams looking to challenge for the title. With a bumper weekend coupon to get involved with we pick out the best bets [.

Who will be the next Manchester United manager?

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View This Poll "Who will be the next Manchester United manager?" was originally published at Red Rants - Manchester United Blog.

Academy 2011/12 – Season Preview

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It's that time of year again. The hype and hysteria of ongoing transfer saga's continue, the opening weekend has come and gone and pundits the length and breadth of Great Britain the World are having their say on the season's final outcomes already. Well, for others like me, the season is yet to begin.

All Time Best XI Series: Right Fullback

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When writing about the best players in any one position, your perspective is obviously biased towards recent memories and those players you have actually seen play. However, it is relatively easy to get a historical perspective on most players these days regardless of how long ago someone featured in the Manchester United first eleven.

Young Saves De Gea for Manchester United

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Ashley Young spares United the blushes with a late goal against West Brom.

All Time Best XI Series: Central Midfield

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The Midfield – The Engine Room of MUFC Success Written by Rob B. It's without doubt the most common game MUFC fans get to play over their lifetime. It's your typical ‘Who Is Your Favourite Player' debate. Who would you play where? At a team like United it's an utter minefield. We all have [...]

Only 2 days left to join our Fantasy Premier League: CODE – 2957-1708

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250 teams have already entered the RedRants Fantasy League. Only 2 days to go..... Go to http://fantasy.premierleague.com/ and register your team. Join our private league by using the following code: 2957-1708 "Only 2 days left to join our Fantasy Premier League: CODE 2957-1708" was originally published at Red Rants - Manchester United Blog.

2011/12 Premier League Preview Part 2

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The second part of my 2011/12 season preview will focus solely on Manchester United and the likelihood of success in the EPL and ECL.  I briefly went through the top five or six teams in part one and have predicted that City would finish second, Liverpool third, Arsenal fourth and Chelsea and Spurs fighting it out [.

United see off City in the Community Shield

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Manchester United 3 v Manchester City 2.  Isn't life great?  Somehow a win like today's Charity Shield comeback of comebacks seems so much sweeter and so much more rewarding than if we had beaten them 4-0.  Nothing makes you feel better about your team, it's prospects for the future and it's overall makeup than an outstanding come from [.

2011/12 Premier League Preview Part 1

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Arrivals & Departures: 2011-12 is already stacking up as an interesting season for Manchester United. After several years of very little spending or action in the off-season, Fergie has spent mucho dinero this summer in the hope that he can make his team younger and better. In with the new, David De Gea, Phil Jones, [.

Will Barca Win Be A Springboard For Success This Season?

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Saturday's 2-1 win over Barcelona doesn't come remotely close to erasing the disappointment of losing a second Champions League final in three seasons to them, and it doesn't provide any definitive evidence that the Barcelona-Manchester United gap has been bridged even slightly, but even though it was a friendly, it could serve as a table-setter [.