The accrid smell of bitterness from the pundits sofa made the win over Manchester United all the sweeter. Tottenham’s desire to implode at the earliest opportunity now makes third aContinue readingManchester United Review: The Sweet Taste of Punditry Bitterness
Hmmm… Dare I go for the ‘jumpers for goalposts’ of Sundy-sundy-Sunderland or an eclair would have taken a better penalty than McClair? Nothing like a few moments reverie… The hopeContinue readingUnited Preview: Night Fever
Arsenal versus Manchester United. If you believe the hype, the animosity between the two clubs began when Arsene Wenger arrived to challenge Alex Ferguson’s stranglehold on the Premier League trophy.Continue readingThree Reasons Why Arsenal vs Man Utd Is Unmissable
Manchester United visit Arsenal in the pick of the FA Cup fourth round ties on Friday night. The two clubs are the most successful in the competition’s history having featuredContinue readingSpirit of the Cup Revived
The Premier League trumpeted the £7.6bn contribution to the British economy it makes each year. Not only that, the £3.3bn in taxes paid just as HMRC mention the £355m inContinue readingOn Suits, Wages and Signings
Mmmmm…Liam Brady, eh…Big Willie…Rixy stroking Liam Brady’s balls into the middle…mmmm….five-minute final…jumpers for goalposts… How long after last night’s FA Cup 4th round draw did 1979 pop up in conversation?Continue readingFA Cup, Loans and Have We Signed Anyone Yet?
Manchester United 2 – 2 Arsenal It says much about how far we’ve come this season that the draw at Old Trafford left me disappointed. That we shot ourselves inContinue readingUnited Review: Progress Comes At A Price
Unai Emery, you get the feeling, is the sort of manager who would pin an article disparaging to the side on the dressing room wall. He’d point to it andContinue readingUnited Preview: Here We Go Again
Football possesses a peculiar mindset in just about everything it does. Not many sports would claim a group stage is the semi-final and the last four the finals. But hey,Continue readingOn Four Big Games Coming Up For Arsenal
Manchester United 2 – 1 Arsenal The ending was so late-era Arsène as to be totally expected, although having seen Fellaini’s effort rightly disallowed moments earlier, I thought we’d gotContinue readingManchester United Review: The Promise of Youth?
It says much about recent events that I’d quite forgotten Alexis is in the United team. Another season, another meaningless match. United are assured of second, we’re pretty much assuredContinue readingManchester United Preview: Are the Kids Gonna Be Alright?
Arsenal 1 – 3 Manchester United Classic is overstating the case. Hugely. I’m sure for the neutral it was a fantastic advertisement for the Premier League. For whoever we meetContinue readingManchester United Review: Brain Farts Cost Arsenal Dear
Speaking after the World Cup draw, Gareth Southgate reflected on a comment about wallcharts. It was a time of the “purity” of football. League ladders, stickers, cards from bubble gum packs;Continue readingManchester United Preview: Lacazette Absence Mars Attack
Arsenal 2 – 0 Manchester United Arsenal hauled themselves back to the periphery of the top four with a very welcome three points over Manchester United. Despite the match losingContinue readingManchester United: We Can Work It Out
Manchester United 1 – 1 Arsenal At 4.30pm, it looked like we’d got away with it. And to some extent, no matter the result at the Riverside this afternoon, weContinue readingA Good Point But Poor Performance
It’s the hope that keeps you going. It’s the hope that eats you from the inside. This year is going to be our year, the one where everything is different.Continue readingUnited Preview: Time To Put The Past Behind Us
It’s D-Day, or S-Day, more aptly. Decision day for Arsène as far as Alexis Sanchez is concerned. Wenger told the press yesterday that they would assess Alexis this morning overContinue readingAlexis Decides If He’s Fit For Tomorrow Or Not
28th November 1990 Rumbelow Cup Fourth Round Arsenal 2 – 6 Manchester United Losing a cup tie was disappointing but not an unexpected result. It’s 50:50 on those nights, particularlyContinue readingTales From 1990/91: Arsenal Dumped Out Of League Cup By Sharpe Shooting United
23rd October 1990 It’s interesting look back from this distance. At the time, public reaction was such that it is surprising that the ninety minutes at Old Trafford was completed.Continue readingTales From 1990/91: Graham Hung Out To Dry As United And Arsenal Fine Players
22nd October 1990 I suppose the only surprise was that it took UEFA this long to speak out on the matter. A matter of days after the Arsenal match, ManchesterContinue readingTales From 1990/91: UEFA Get In On The Act
21st October 1990 With surprising and some might say unseemly, haste, the Football Association decided that the nation was too sensitive to be subjected to a repeat of the shovingContinue readingTales From 1990/91: FA Act After Old Trafford “Brawl”