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United teach Inter and Barca how to avoid the jitter bug

May 11, 2009

Nerves are totally understandable at the end of the season with so much at stake.

The sort of result that wins titles: Middlesbrough 0 United 2

May 2, 2009

In Spain, you often hear players and coaches talking about “the sort of match that decides title races”. More often that not they’re talking about the tricky away gameĀ against awkward oppositionĀ rather than a high profile match against direct rivals.

Special nights needed after Champions League overload

April 27, 2009

I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m not as excited as I should be given it’s the Champions League semi-final first legs this week.

Evergreen Giggs wins PFA award

April 27, 2009

Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs was voted Player of the Year for the first time by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) on Sunday.

Ipswich back in spotlight with Keane appointment

April 23, 2009

Roy Keane is back, with a new gig as manager of Ipswich Town.

Whatever else the appointment will do, this seems a surefire way for Ipswich to reacquaint themselves with the spotlight. Keane generates a huge amount of interest in Britain and considering he’s already engineered one successful promotion campaign, with Sunderland, it could be a good move from a purely footballing point of view as well (assuming he has some money to spend).

Football comes together to remember Hillsborough

April 15, 2009

There are lots of poignant pieces out there commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Macheda highlights Serie A’s impatience with youth

April 8, 2009

Serie A clubs are understandably upset about English sides scooping up youngsters such as Federico Macheda from their academies.

Shearer’s arrival could give Toon Army false hope

April 8, 2009

Newcastle’s interim boss and Geordie hero Alan Shearer opened St. James’ Park on Tuesday and his Premier League side trained in front of 7,500 fans.

How did United’s Macheda get away, asks Italy

April 6, 2009

Most Manchester United fans had no idea who Federico Macheda was before the Italian netted a stunning stoppage-time winner against Aston Villa on Sunday.