Posts Tagged ‘Champions League’

Van Gaal is master craftsman who will be let down by his tools

Posted on: August 10th, 2014 by Scott No Comments

There is a very different feeling around Old Trafford. The gloom of last season has lifted and been replaced with a wave of optimism and a feeling that the empire is about to strike back. That change is all down to the arrival of one man – Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman has swept into [...]


Community Shield 2013 Preview

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Manchester United vs. Wigan   Manchester United and Wigan Athletic will contest the 91st Community Shield (formerly Charity Shield) at Wembley Stadium this Sunday. It will be the first time since 1980 that a side from outside the top division has featured in the shield match, with FA Cup winning Championship side Wigan, taking on [...]


Opinion: Fellaini is the last resort United just don’t need

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

According to various reports, Manchester United have turned their attention to Everton’s Marouane Fellaini as their search for a central midfielder goes on. After twice failing with bids for Cesc Fabregas and seemingly failing to identify any other big name targets, David Moyes looks set to raid his old club for the 25-year-old Belgian.   [...]


Jose Mourinho was not “special” at Chelsea

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

There seems to be a myth about Jose Mourinho’s first spell as Chelsea manager. That myth seems to be that Mourinho did the impossible, the implausible and the unexpected. In truth Mourinho did exactly what was expected and achieved nothing out of the ordinary at Chelsea.   The fact is that Mourinho arrived at Chelsea [...]


Premier League like the Bundesliga? No Thanks

Posted on: September 18th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

When two German teams reached the Champions League Final, and not one English club made the quarterfinals, the reaction was inevitable. “We should be more like them”. “The German model is perfect”. “We are so far behind them”. Actually that’s all rubbish. It’s an over exaggeration and overlooks the strengths of the Premier League and [...]


Ferguson Retires as the Greatest Manager in History

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

November 1986. Ron Atkinson departed Manchester United and was replaced by Alex Ferguson. After initial struggles, Ferguson has overseen a quarter of a decade of dominance at Old Trafford and retires as the greatest manager the game has ever seen.   To stay at one club for so long is an incredible achievement in itself. [...]



Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

This weeks clash with Chelsea is make or break for Tottenham Hotspur. Win it and their place in next seasons Champions League in is their hands. Lose and in all likelihood they look favourites to be the bridesmaids once more.   After imploding last year under Harry Redknapp, slipping from third to fourth and then [...]


Manchester United would not miss Wayne Rooney

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

The Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United exit rumours continue to rumble on. Paris St. Germain are clearly interested in signing Rooney who seems as though he wants a new deal at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson seems to be sidelining Rooney more and more and it would be perfectly understandable if he chose to get [...]


Could AVB really go to Real?

Posted on: May 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

Recent reports have suggested that Andre Villas Boas is on the shortlist of candidates to take over at Real Madrid should Jose Mourinho, as expected, move on this summer.   Villas Boas has enjoyed a relatively successful season with Tottenham, his first at the club. His side are fighting with Arsenal and Chelsea for a [...]



Posted on: April 13th, 2013 by Scott No Comments

When Manchester United signed Nani in 2007 he was the bright young prospect from Portugal. He had all the skills, pace to burn and looked to be a man who would light up the world stage. Six summers on and reports are that Nani is heading for the Old Trafford exit door. Just what will [...]