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United Find Their Level

Cobblers.  No, not Manchester United’s current standard of football, though it really is that bad, but the first opponents they have been able to beat in four matches.  Northampton Town of League One.  That’s Division 3 in old school speak.  A win’s a win’s a win, though United should count themselves lucky they had the chance to face a helpfully lowly opponent to halt their miserable run of defeats.

Even then they couldn’t help nearly shooting themselves in the foot.  There has been a clarion … Read the rest

A Sorry Sunday of Sport

One of the biggest disadvantages of being a multi sports fan is that sports inevitably clash.  However, on the plus side, by the law of averages someone somewhere should win and make yours truly a happy bunny.  Obviously the law of averages was out of sync today because everyone lost, apart from one favourite, who only won at the expense of another favourite.  Go figure.

Football:  It’s like being back in the 70s.  The Scousers look good and United are utter tripe.  Oh happy days … Read the rest

The FA Cup: Elixir or Poisoned Chalice?

They say history goes in cycles, and there were some intriguing similarities between Manchester United’s dramatic FA Cup semi-final win over Everton on Saturday and a couple of memorable semis of yesteryear.  Just like Saturday, the fabled semi-final replay of 1999 against Arsenal was won by the same scoreline, 2-1, and involved a miraculous penalty save by a talismanic goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel, and a wonderful late goal (in this case in extra time) from an exciting talent by the name of Ryan Giggs (I wonder … Read the rest

No summer Euro jaunt for Rashford, please Roy

Another United match, another delectable goal from young, gifted and Red Marcus Rashford.  After helping United reach the FA Cup semi final on Wednesday night at Upton Park, with a mazy run and classy finish reminiscent of a young Ryan Giggs, the precocious Rashford was at it again on Saturday, scoring his 7th goal in 12 appearances with a peachy flick, to earn United the 3 points and relegate an indifferent Aston Villa to the Championship.  In a turgid season, Rashford has been one of … Read the rest

Many choices, fewer chances

The drawback of being interested in an idiosyncratic array of sport is that, of course, sporting events clash and you are forced to choose between them.  Tough life, I know.  So it was quite handy the Man Utd coach got caught up in traffic (yeah, traffic in London – who knew?) as it gave me the chance to finish watching the British Gymnastics Championships.  Yes, really, football and gymnastics; love ’em both.  It was a good decision as the gymnastics turned out to be far … Read the rest