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Mourinho to Manchester United is actually not so mad

October 27, 2008

British tabloids are used to putting 2+2 together and getting 5.

In my mind, the rumour about Inter boss Jose Mourinho one day replacing Alex Ferguson at Man United is 2+2 = 4.5…ie. closer to the truth than the usual tittle-tattle but without concrete foundations.

So is this really going to be Liverpool’s year?

October 27, 2008

Liverpool have shown they have most of the key attributes of title-winning teams this season but there remains one test for them to pass before we can really talk about them as favourites.

It really is time to call in the cameras now

October 23, 2008

There has been a long-running debate about video technology in football and surely the time has now come to assist referees and linesmen with offside decisions.

Friday afternoon question: Should Villarreal draw worry United?

September 19, 2008

Last time Manchester United were drawn in the same Champions League group with Villarreal in the 2005-06 season, most fans and pundits predicted a stroll into the last 16 of the competition with Lille and Benfica also looking as little more than stepping stones for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.

Vlog on the Pitch: Scolari is a tough man to please

September 18, 2008

Chelsea seemed to do just about everything right in their Champions League victory over Bordeaux this week but new coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was not overly impressed.

Will English clubs dominate Europe again?

September 16, 2008

The Champions League trophy gets packed awayBayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge sounded a familiar note this week when he predicted that English clubs would once again dominate the Champions League (see here or here for the story).

Liverpool must lose inferiority complex when it comes to United

September 12, 2008

Gerrard controls the ballIf Liverpool are serious about a title challenge, and there hasn’t been much evidence to support their case yet, they should prove it by shrugging off their inferiority complex when it comes to playing Manchester United.

Old Trafford is just the place for a maverick like Berbatov

September 2, 2008

Berbatov looks back

Manchester United has proved the natural home for maverick showmen in the past and Dimitar Berbatov can become a worthy successor to those who have graced Old Trafford before him.

Strange results signify little… but we can all dream, can’t we?

September 1, 2008

Van NReal Madrid and Barcelona lose their opening matches in Spain, Bayern Munich have to wait until their third game to taste victory under Juergen Klinsmann, AC Milan lose while Juve and Inter can only draw in Italy and three games in, not one of the big four in England’s Premier League can muster a 100 percent record…

Are United and Bayern already under pressure?

August 18, 2008

Manchester United and Bayern Munich opened the defence of their respective league titles with draws, prompting worried looks among supporters.