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Yes, Man Utd Fans Want The Glazers Out But They Can’t Wish Them Away

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He came, he spoke, and he left Man Utd fans despising him more than ever. Joel Glazer’s appearance at the United Fans’ Forum on Friday 4 June went down like the proverbial lead balloon with the general United fanbase (aka social media), even if those in actual attendance seemed ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the outcome of the meeting.

What exactly did the keyboard critics expect?

That the billionaire owner of one of the biggest football clubs in the world would prostrate himself to the fans and … Read the rest

The Man Utd Paradox: Football Success Equals Glazers In

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You have a season ticket because you love your club.

You wear the shirt because you love your club.

You want to win trophies because you love your club.

You want the Glazers out because you love your club.

Only the Glazers aren’t going anywhere because the club remains so profitable for them.

£125 million. That’s how much the Glazer family have made personally out of Manchester United Football Club. Why would they sell a club … Read the rest

Why Football Fans Must Keep Protesting For Change

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In the aftermath of the European Super League debacle, football fans have continued to protest against their club’s greedy owners, particularly at Old Trafford, where the antipathy of Manchester United fans towards the Glazer family is, unsurprisingly, virulent.

Fans must keep agitating for representation at board level if they want meaningful change. Even the introduction of an independent regular for football, as demanded by Gary Neville and his fellow footballers, won’t be sufficient to … Read the rest

Footballers Feign Fouls As Refs Punish Honesty

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It is a scourge of modern football that unites the bitterest of rival fans in universal condemnation: player simulation. Powerful, muscular men collapsing waif-like in an enervated heap pretending to be gravely wounded in Oscar-worthy performances that would put the world’s greatest thespians to shame.

The latest spectacle was on show last weekend when Tottenham’s Son Heung-min channelled his inner Laurence Olivier after United’s Scott McTominay had the temerity to brush off Son’s encroaching arm with … Read the rest

United Boo-Boys Mar Much Needed Victory At Old Trafford

The panto season was in full swing judging by the amount of booing that was reverberating around Old Trafford on Sunday.  Whilst Manchester United were doing their usual routine of going 1-0 up and hanging on for dear life against Tottenham, their fans were getting into the Christmas spirit by exercising their vocal chords for the annual panto visit.  Initially, it was Spurs’ feisty full back Danny Rose who bore the brunt of their opprobrium with a cynical tackle on United’s exciting goal scorer Henrikh … Read the rest

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