Post match analysis vs Birmingham

United crushed Birmingham 5-0 at Old Trafford with Dimitar Berbatov netting his third league hat trick of the season taking his tally to an impressive 17 for the season. Goals from Giggs and Nani completed the rout as Birmingham left Manchester embarrassed after a woeful display. A few thoughts: Nani – “Illuminating…

United vs Birmingham Preview

United will welcome Birmingham to Old Trafford tomorrow as they look to consolidate their lead at the top of the table. The visitors have only won one away game all season and coupled with United’s excellent home record, it looks an inevitable home banker. The Blues last won at Old…

Midweek Thoughts – 20/01/11

It has been a relatively quiet January so far with games coming thick and fast after the Christmas period following some cancellations during the wintry weather we experienced. Here are a few thoughts on football related matters from this week: Rafael – unfortunately as soon as he got the 2nd yellow…

United vs Spurs – Post game thoughts

The one result that no one thought likely with all the attacking threat on the pitch was played out at White Hart Lane. While a goalless draw is an acceptable result considering this was always going to be one of our toughest remaining fixtures, some will see it as two…

MUFC vs Spurs Preview

Tomorrow’s game has been widely anticipated by fans and pundits alike for many weeks. Nearly every result prediction I have seen has leaned towards a comfortable Spurs victory to allegedly throw the title race wide open. While I would agree it is a key game and one of the toughest that United…

United vs Liverpool – Immediate Thoughts 09/01/11

A 1-0 win against the old enemy is always good news but you could say that today’s performance summed up our season. We got the win, looked fairly comfortable but were not good enough to press on and put the result to bed leading to a nervous final ten minutes….

The Magic of the FA Cup – 1983

It is one of the highlights of the football calendar this weekend as the FA Cup third round rolls around. Many have said that the romance of the world’s oldest cup competition has regressed over the last ten years or so but it is still a magical tournament for me…

The Ashes 2010 Verdict – The end of 24 years of hurt!

Massive congratulations to England’s cricketers who duly completed the humiliation of their Aussie counterparts in the early hours of this morning. The Victorious England Cricket Team (pic via BBC Sport) The main reasons for victory, in my opinion, are listed below: Preparation – no English cricket team have been better…

“I love it when a plan comes together”

Picture the scene – Sir Alex Ferguson is sitting in his armchair ahead of last night’s fixtures. He dozes off and after a 90 minute snooze, turns on Sky to see how his title rivals have fared. Only in his wildest dreams could he have believed what panned out. Their…

Man United vs Stoke 04/01/11 – Thoughts

Another “comfortable” home victory for United last night courtesy of goals from Hernandez and Nani means that we now hold a three point lead over our rivals at the top of the Barclays Premier League.A few thoughts following last night’s performance: Good to see Nani back – we have missed…