This will not be a popular opinion, but the Glazers and Ed Woodward are not to blame for the lack of squad quality at Manchester United. The facts show that the Glazers have loosened the purse strings whenever they have been asked to.
Here is a comparison that will further elucidate this point.
As the season nears its end and Manchesters United and City remain in contention for the
Premier League title, the mind games have intensified as the two sides debate which club is more
desperate. "There will be plenty of ammunition," Sir Alex Ferguson warned at his Friday press
Most transfer windows have been fairly disappointing occasions for United fans since the Glazers bought the club and we have become used to this. More often than not, if we do dip in to the transfer market, we buy the sensible player. A player that makes sense and has the potential to be good enough but who doesn't get you too excited.
In the first chapter of Genesis, God tells mankind (yes, I know) to go out and conquer the
world, and ever since (yes, I know), we've been gripped by a paranoid, neurotic desire to
understand everything. But however hard we try, it's simply not possible: whether its spontaneous
combustion, kicks in snooker, or red trousers, cardigans and fascinators, some things will forever
lie beyond human comprehension.
Former Manchester United and Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves has praised City's injured captain, Vincent Kompany. The Belgian has proven himself as one of the best center-backs in the Premier League in recent seasons, guiding the Citizens to their first league title in over 50 years two seasons ago.
Former England international Owen Hargreaves has announced that he intends to sign with Chelsea
in the upcoming EA Sports video game FIFA 13. The 31-year-old midfielder, who made just four
appearances with Manchester City before he was released at the end of last season, was unable to
find a new club during the summer transfer window.
We at BFZ have decided that till the start of the season we will be really random and continue
the really random posts. So today I bring to you all the happenings from the Olympics, the transfer
market and a bit of club football courtesy our globetrotting friends.
The Olympic football matches are like the MLS matches.
He has seen more stretchers in the last few years than St John Ambulance, but Owen Hargreaves has
resolutely refused to do what every creaky knee ligament in his body is telling him and hang up his
boots. In his latest attempt to defibrillate life back into his football career, the former England
international has [.
Released by Manchester City, Canadian midfielder Owen Hargreaves is now training with Queens Park
Rangers. Whether or not he'll be able to land a permanent deal with Mark Hughes' side, we'll have
to wait and see. But it's an interesting ...
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Premier League champions Manchester City are in the midst of their preseason tour of China,
where they are launching a sudden buying spree after remembering that they have an inordinate
amount of money that they haven't been spending.
With July drawing to a close, Man City remain the only Premier League club who have not brought
in a single new player since the end of last season.
Much like the 'I can still run dead good' videos (but with much higher
production values)Â that landed Owen Hargreaves a gig at Man City last summer thanks to some Grade
A jogging on the spot and World Class rubber band stretching, mountainous Wolves' left-back George
Elokobi has released a 'fitness' video entitled 'BEAST WORKOUT' to show prospective employers that
he's back fit again following a nasty hamstring tear at the end of the season.
See-eth, laid out before thine eyes, Pies' decuplet of players that haveÂ underachieved, fallen
from grace, failed to deliver, bought shame upon their families and generally stunk up the Premier
League like a pilchard in the air conditioning over the past ten or so months.
City now signing United players for oddjobs Those who felt that Owen Hargreaves would never be able
to hold down a regular place in the Manchester City team can feel some what vindicated by the news
that he's to be employed as a pitchside cameraman by the club. As if to reinforce his reputation
The jokes kind of write themselves here, but Manchester City have announced that bench-bound
midfielder Owen Hargreaves is to have a camera strapped to him 'Sub Cam' as they've called it
during their next few home Premier League games, with the pitchside footage then broadcast live on
the club's official Youtube channel, with edited highlights available on the following Monday.
Its been a while since I have posted anything remotely interesting so here is brief summary with
all things that are annoying me in football these days
I have a lot of respect for Roberto for the following reasons;
1) He was a brilliant striker
2) He brought madcap Mario Balotelli to England
3) No matter what the weather or situation he looks so suave in that scarf and coat you just cant
help but admire his style (in a non homosexual way : but if you look at him that way thats no
However, his recent whinge that he would struggle to fill his subs bench for the Man Utd game was
Big blow for manchester City ahead of this weekend's FA Cup tie with Manchester United after
Ivory Coast coach Francois Zahoui rejected their request to play Yaya and Kolo Toure in Sunday's
"Clubs know the rules," Zahoui told BBC Africa. "I'm expecting them [the Toures] for the Fifa
In which several of the Manchester City squad gear up for training with a hearty spot of
Christmas cake decorating. Nigel de Jong and Owen Hargreaves in particular excel and Mario
Balotelli is easily defeated by a slab of marzipan icing and a little plastic Santa, all while a
black-eyed Sergio Aguero dicks about in a silly hat (skip to 2:20 mark).
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is yet another example of a talented player who was unfairly
criticised by the kind of dim football fan who has no mind of his or her own. England fans'
treatment of Owen Hargreaves followed a similar path to that of Lucas, but sadly it now seems that
the Brazilian has something else in common with the injury-plagued Manchester City man.
Arsenal's 1-0 loss toÂ Manchester City in theÂ Carling Cup match yesterday showed, once again,
the power of petropounds. But one goal from over 100 million is a pretty weak return, really.
However, a win is a win and even if City are on the ropes in Europe, they've booked their spot in
the semifinals of the league cup.
Arsene Wenger did his usual Carling Cup thing against Manchester City on Wednesday night,
resting most of his first teamers and giving some youngsters a bit of action. Roberto Mancini
rested Joe Hart, Mario Balotelli and a couple of other City megastars, but with the squad the
Italian has assembled, even a (partly) second-string side is full to the brim with expensive
England number one Joe Hart is staking a claim for a starting game for Manchester City, upfront
no less. Watch this spectacular bicycle kick in training maybe he can use it on YuoTube like his
team-mate Owen Hargreaves did recently.
Mario Balotelli is knuckling down to life in the Premier League. How else can you explain two
accomplished performances in his two latest outings? Scoring goals has always been easy for the
Italian, his attitude has always been questioned. This season, however, he has let his boots do the
We're back in action for what is the first really big test for Alex McLeish since he came to
Villa, possibly one of the toughest of the season, but also as good a time as any to play Man City
at their own place.
Over the last 10 times this league fixture has been played, we've won just two and lost eight
Owen Hargreaves was released by Manchester United after failing to overcome a series of
injuries. Despite claiming he was prepared to play for United for free to pay back the years of
wages he had been paid whilst not playing any football, he then signed for rivals City.
United were convinced he was never going to make a full recovery but Hargreaves thought
otherwise and managed to convince City of the same.
29 August 2010. A scream of agony reverberated through the Stadium of Light, as he collapsed to
the turf. Unbridled pain soared through his knee, wincing with every second of that agonizing
afternoon. Leaving the pitch on a stretcher, one thing was sure in his mind it would be a long time
before he was to be afforded the luxury of kicking a ball again.
Capello taking a Ledley risk by playing Jones in midfield
There always seems to be a late starter before every major tournament. Theo Walcott, Paul
Gascoigne, David Platt, Aaron Lennon, Owen Hargreaves and even Gary Lineker staked their claims
late on before previous tournaments.