Tag Archives: Manchester United

FC Barcelona: Champions

This 3-1 victory was no fluke.  Barcelona were by far the best team in Europe, and the universe beyond, this season and it was fitting that they gallantly carved up a Manchester United side with delirious, ultimately, silly pretensions to … Continue reading

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Homemade Blaugrana (I will be wearing one on Saturday)

photo by Sergio Peres/Reuters I was wasting my time the other day looking at actual news on the New York Times website when I noticed an article there by Jere Longman entitled “Lionel Messi – Boy Genius.”  It’s a good … Continue reading

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United…ha, ha, ha (FA Cup semis)

“I think we can take down this banner soon. But we hope we can take it down this year” Roberto Mancini I expected more pace and intensity from this derby/FA Cup semifinal match.  Watching long stretches of it were like … Continue reading

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Rewinds – Vol. IV

– It’s surprising and a little sad that all of the quarterfinal Champions League ties appear to be over after just one leg, save for the United/Chelsea clash.  This has been a wild and wacky year in Europe so I … Continue reading

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EPLiens (top-hat edition)

Where to begin? Let’s start with some wisdom from Spurs’ manager Harry Redknapp, who quite rightly asserts that Chelsea and Arsenal are “handing the title” to one of the worst United sides in recent memory.   Although, it must be said, … Continue reading

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Champions League draw and Europa League ephemera

Interesting draw! As much as I clown Manchester United, I have to say that I’m really excited for this tie with Chelsea.  I think the added history, familiarity and league pride etc. will make this tie far more intense and … Continue reading

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Champions League links and thoughts

– A truly awesome match between Bayern and Inter yesterday. It was an exciting contest filled with attacking play from a multitude of world class players.  I mean, take your pick– there was Thomas Muller’s deft little flick that gave … Continue reading

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