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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 game against awkward opposition rather than a high profile match against direct rivals.

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Can United and Villarreal improve for Champions League?

April 13, 2009

Manchester United and Villarreal must find some misplaced form to get the away results they need in Wednesday’s Champions League second legs.

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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.

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Champions League draw — your views

March 20, 2009

So, here we go again. For the fifth successive season, Liverpool will face Chelsea in the Champions League.

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Nothing’s gonna stop United … just look at the fixture list

March 17, 2009

My colleague Patrick Johnston has been wondering aloud about the effect a 4-1 defeat by Liverpool is going to have on Manchester United. He's in good company, because Guus Hiddink also believes the door is open a little bit.

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Vlog on the Pitch talks title racing with Wenger

February 27, 2009

Join vlogmeister Owen Wyatt as he takes the plunge and asks John Arne Riise whether he's still a better player than Andrea Dossena, the man who replaced him at Anfield.

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Real Madrid v Liverpool — what a difference two months make

February 23, 2009

Back in December, when the draw for the first knock-out round of the Champions League was made, Liverpool could be forgiven for feeling pretty pleased with the prospect of renewing their acquaintance with Real Madrid. How different things look now.

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Stat anoraks in a frenzy over Van der Sar

February 19, 2009

The anoraks have had to dig deeper and deeper into their stat books to deny Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar another goalkeeping record.

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Is Ferguson being generous saying it’s a two horse race?

February 19, 2009

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has dismissed Chelsea's Premier League title hopes, but given his side's run of form he is perhaps being generous to Liverpool by saying they still have a chance.