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Transfer Balls: Arsenal sign Artuto Vidal for less than half what Manchester United bought him for

Transfer Balls: Is Arturo Vidal heading to Arsenal from Juventus? It was only a yer ago the tabloids told us that Vidal had signed for Manchester United for £47m, £45m£40m and £62m. He didn’t sign. But now he’s riding high on the news cycle all over again. And the Daily Express has the scoops:

On May 27, the Express told us: “Reports have linked Vidal with a £25m move to the Emirates this summer.”

What reports?

Well, the Daily Express told us that: “JUVENTUS have told Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United that they will have to fork out £28million to land Arturo Vidal this summer.”

So that £25m is not enough.

On May 25, there was no news in the Express – and there would no news until the Copa America had ended:

 

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And that was deflating for Gunners fans keen on the Chilean player because a few days earlier the Express had told them that Vidal was an Arsenal player. It was a done deal.

 

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That Express story was based on a report in the Standard, which told us:

Juventus star Arturo Vidal appears to be on the Gunners wish-list.

Such are the facts.

Posted: 28th, May 2015 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls masterclass: Manchester United In £157m Bid For Real Madrid’s Ronaldo And Bale

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Transfer Balls spots a human centipede of balls in the tabloids. The story in The Metro is that Manchester United are going to buy – get this – Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Metro’s website puts a figure on what would be the worst transfer in Real Madrid’s history:

Manchester United are reportedly plotting a shock £157.3million transfer raid on Real Madrid for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Red Devils are determined to win the Premier League next season and believe the duo can earn them the title.

Well, if those boffins at Old Trafford think two of the world’s top half dozen players could help them to the Premier League title, who are we to argue? But how does The Metro know this, what’s its souce?

…Bale, 25, is set for an £85.8m move while Ronaldo would cost £71.5m, according to the Star.

We circle the tabloid plughole and head over to the Daily Star, where news is:

Manchester United are considering a sensational £157m double raid on Real Madrid, according to reports.

Whose reports?

The Metro claim the Red Devils are readying bids for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as they look to bring the superstars back to the Premier League.

Back to The Metro, then.

Continues forever.

Posted: 23rd, May 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United bid £157m for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in endless loop of balls

Transfer Balls spots a human centipede of balls in the tabloids. The story in The Metro is that Manchester United are going to buy – get this – Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Metro’s website puts a figure on what would be the worst transfer in Real Madrid’s history:

Manchester United are reportedly plotting a shock £157.3million transfer raid on Real Madrid for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Red Devils are determined to win the Premier League next season and believe the duo can earn them the title.

Well, if those boffins at Old Trafford think two of the world’s top half dozen players could help them to the Premier League title, who are we to argue? But how does The Metro know this, what’s its souce?

…Bale, 25, is set for an £85.8m move while Ronaldo would cost £71.5m, according to the Star.

We circle the tabloid plughole and head over to the Daily Star, where news is:

Manchester United are considering a sensational £157m double raid on Real Madrid, according to reports.

Whose reports?

The Metro claim the Red Devils are readying bids for Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as they look to bring the superstars back to the Premier League.

Back to The Metro, then.

Continues forever.

Posted: 22nd, May 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United mock Liverpool with Raheem Sterling broadcast

The Times’ story that Manchester United have asked Liverpool about their willingness to sell Raheem Sterling has been replayed throughout the mainstream media.

But the news is thin.

The Times‘ leads sports story begins and ends with United asking Liverpool “for an indication of how much it would cost to buy the unsettled 20-year-old”.

It was only yesterday we learned that Manchester City had valued Sterling at £40million and 150,000-a-week in wages – that offer following weeks of news that the player was worth anything up to £50million.

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Posted: 21st, May 2015 | In: Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Chelsea get Paul Pogba for less than half Manchester City paid for him in March

How much is Paul Pogba worth to Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and any other club keen on the Juventus and France midfielder? This month the Daily Express has been filling its readers in with the facts.

Pogba is worth £80m to Manchester City:

 

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Pogba is worth £70m to Chelsea.

 

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Pogba is now going to cost Manchester City £43m.

 

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According to the Express, Pogba’s value has halved in just over a week. And to think way back in March Pogba was worth £100m.

 

 

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Give it a few weeks and Pogba will be free.

Such are the facts.

 

Posted: 20th, May 2015 | In: Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: watch Louis van Gaal sing about Louis Van Gaal

What with Manchester United tying up a return to the Champions League with their 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Sunday, there was a distinct levity around Old Trafford after the match as the team waved goodbye for another year (their final fixture being away at Hull City).

Obviously the festivities duly continued underneath the terraces, with Louis van Gaal emerging later that evening to sign a few autographs and have a little sing-song with the United fans outside.

With supporters chanting “Louis van Gaal’s Red Army!” as the United coach scribbled away, the Dutchman suddenly let out an loud and slightly slurred rendition of his eponymous chant – much to the amusement of everybody in earshot…

 

So was he a bit skewiff on the old sozzle pop?

Well, yes, it would appear that LVG enjoys a nip of Chateauneuf-du-Pape just as much as one of his predecessors famously did…

What a hero.

(Via Joe)

Posted: 18th, May 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: David Dea Gea Learns From Van Gaal’s Krul Lesson And Heads To Real Madrid

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So. Is David De Gea leaving Manchester United for the madness, money and glory of Real Madrid? We don’t know. The player said nothing as he walked off injured after 74 minutes of United’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal yesterday.

He said nothing much on social media, either, tweeting his thanks for United’s ‘unbelievable” support and inviting everyone to join him in the hope his injury is not too serious.

 

 

De Gea’s injury will most likely keep him out of United’s final home match at Hull City on Sunday.

So. Has he played his final game for United? That question to you, Louis Van Gaal:

“You are asking things that I can’t answer — I don’t know. I’ve also said the transfer is an individual thing. He has to decide. We have given him a fantastic contract because we want him to stay. He’s had a fantastic season, I think, but I analyse his position and then I say he is Spanish, he is a Spanish international still behind [Iker] Casillas, now a Spanish club is coming, his girlfriend is Spanish, his father and mother come every week or every two weeks to here so it is difficult.”

The thing about Real Madrid is that they always get their man. They and their president Florentino Perez simply have to. John Carlin explains the thinking in White Angels:

“That was the genius of the Real Madrid formula. You bet on the greatest talent in the world, you bet on what was enduring and universal, and then, even if you lost, you always won.”

To Perez the players are the trophies.

What player can fail to be tempted by football’s brightest and biggest football team and the knowledge that they are among the world’s best? Real Madrid buffs a player’s ego until it shines.

Mindful of the galaticos model that has seen Real spend £1bn of Spanish gold on players in the past 14 years and more often than not fail to win any silver, Van Gaal makes an appeal to De Gea’s heart:

“I don’t think that I can persuade him because he knows everything that he has at this moment at Manchester United so I don’t have to say something in benefit of Manchester United because he can feel it every day. Have you seen the fans today? Unbelievable. It was a fantastic reaction, also for him individually. When he is going, he is losing that. When he is here he has a lot of credits. He has to decide.”

Feel the love.

But this is, of course, Van Gaal who brought on Tim Krul for the penalty shoot-out in Holland’s World Cup quarter-final against Costa Rica. Krul wound the Costa Ricans up, pointed to his head a lot and saved two spot kicks. The Dutch progressed. Van Gaal was tactical genius. But what of Jasper Cillessen, the goalkeeper who had not been told that at the reckoning he’d be substituted? To Van Gaal, it’s all about winning the game’s biggest prizes. And if De Gea wants to win big, well, he’ll be house-hunting in Madrid.

 

Posted: 18th, May 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United V Arsenal: Maradona and the best reactions To Phil Jones’ unforgettable tackle

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 17:  Phil Jones of Manchester United heads the ball clear of Olivier Giroud of Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on May 17, 2015 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Manchester United’s Phil Jones just wanted it more than Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud. Some say he wanted to eat it, others that he wanted to balance it on his nose and be rewarded with a large raw herring.

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That Jones face tackle has garnered a few choice reactions on twitter:

It’s easy to mock Jones, but his commitment to the cause will give England manager Roy Hodgson a selection headache, angle-hunting Sky Sports a new Jones-inspired Worm Cam and make historians wonder what shape Diego Maradona’s career had taken had Terry Fenwick dealt with the titchy Argentine at grass roots level.

Posted: 17th, May 2015 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Watch Manchester United’s Phil Jones tackle Arsenal’s Giroud with his face

 

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Manchester United’s Phil Jones will now slide tackle Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud using his face.

It’s what hi-def slow motion was made for.

Spotter: Pies

Posted: 17th, May 2015 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Gareth Bale’s money men seduce Manchester United

Gareth Bale wants to leave Real Madrid, reports the Sunday Times. The paper says Bale is “angling” for a return to the Premier League. And only Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea could afford him. Why? Well, we learn:

The Welshman’s representatives have promised to bring the Madrid president, Florentino Perez, a profit on the £85m his club paid Tottenham for Bale two summers ago should he sanction a deal.

How can they promise a fee that has yet to be offered? This is surely just the agent telling everyone in a stage whisper that if the price is right, Bale is their man.

But what is Bale worth now he’s no longer as confident as he was at Spurs? We learn that the affable and professional has struggled to bond with his Real teammates; has failed to master the langauge (not a bad thing given the Spanish verbal assault the ‘cabron’ has been subjected to by Madrid’s monocular Press and fans); and is unhappy with life in Madrid. If true, those are hardly qualities that strengthen Madrid’s hand in transfer dealings.

Buying Bale for in excess of his world-record fee would represent a huge punt. And it was only last week the Sunday Times was telling readers that Bale is “identified by Perez as a figurehead when Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer so dominant”.

A week can be a long time in the fickle world of Spanish football…

 

Posted: 17th, May 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Losing David De Gea Shows How Weak The Team Is

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Manchester United’s David de Gea continues to dither over a new £200,000-a-week contact (well, so says the Times; the same contract is valued at £140,000-a-week in the Daily Mirror).

The Daily Telegraph says Manchester United are making moves for De Gea’s replacement, and Chelsea’s Peter Cech is in the frame.

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Posted: 16th, May 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Chris Smalling, a burning hot tub and naked barbecuing

The story is that Manchester United and England’s Chris Smalling’s garden hot tub caught fire. The Sun says Smalling wasn’t at his Bowdon, Altrincham, home at the time. The fire was spotted by a passing police car.

Bit odd, no? Police see smoke coming from a garden and rather than thinking it a bonfire or barbecue, enter the premises to check it out.

The officers were dousing the flames with a garden hose when firefighters arrived to finish the job.

No word from Smalling on the incident, but he did post this photo on Instagram of him watching the Champions’ League and playing poker with a Dyson vacuum cleaner, which seems to have a face:

 

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Might it be that with Mario Balotelli likely to leave Liverpool and, very possibly, English football, Smalling is making his pitch to be the footballer most likely to become the celebrity face of the Fireworks Code?

Addendum 1:  Never return to a lit hot tub.

Addendum 2: Avoid naked barbcueing

 

Posted: 13th, May 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Paul Pogba pays less tax at Manchester United (and never left Manchester United)

Transfer Balls spots Paul Pogba news. Manchester City are celebrating a Tory win in the General Election by offering Paul Pogba £250,000 per week – net – to pick them (top rate of tax: 40%), Real Madrid (tax optional, allegedly), Chelsea, Barcelona (tax?) Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (top rate: 75%)

But Real might pull out because “they are concerned about his private life”. Well, so say the Express, which adds:

“Until a year ago [Pogba] lived with his mother, he doesn’t come out at night and yes, he’s very religious,” Real chief Florentino Perez is quoted as saying by football news outlet Football Espana.

Real are concerned he’s not getting out enough?

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The Express is such an bizarre news source, unable to explain even its own headlines. The facts are, as ever, thin.

And fans of clubs other than Manchester City should realise that until Pogba signs, nothing is done. After all, as Sky Sports told us in 2012, Pogba had committed his future to Manchester United.

And then he left.

 

 

Posted: 11th, May 2015 | In: Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Radamel Falcao competes with De Gea to be Manchester United’s ‘keeper

Transfer balls: The Metro has news on Manchester United and Radamel Falcao:

Manchester United preparing £43.2million permanent transfer for Monaco’s Radamel Falcao

Tom Olver reports:

Louis van Gaal, however, may be willing to spend £43.2million to buy him outright in the summer, after Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev revealed United have not ruled out the transfer.

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Posted: 6th, May 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United Balls: In 8 seasons Angel Di Maria has played just 113 times

This is a statistic to make you take notice: Manchester United’s most expensive player, Angel Di Maria, has only played 113 matches. No. Not 113 matches for Real Madrid or Manchester United. He’s only played 113 first team matches since July 1 2007, when he joined Benfica.

And in 38 of those matches Di Maria came on as a substitute.

Di Maria is 27, cost £60m and is showing signs of fatigue….

 

 

Posted: 4th, May 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Paul Pogba ‘accepts’ PSG offer, wants Chelsea and tempts Manchester United

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Transfer Balls: it’s going to be busy summer of chatter for Juventus star Paul Pogba, 22.
The Mirror says Manchester City and Manchester United will have to create a new British transfer record if they want to sign Pogba. This isn’t simply Pogba’s agent talking up his client; it’s a a fact because the Mirror says Paris St-Germain have offered £60m for the France international. And that’s more than the £59.7m Manchester United paid for Angel di Maria.
And then there are the wages. The Mirror says PSG have offered Pogba £320,000-a-week.
The Mirror then says that Manchester United don’t want Pogba. They’re after Gareth Bale and “ready to tempt Real Madrid with a £100m offer”.

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Posted: 4th, May 2015 | In: Chelsea, Manchester City, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Trasnfer balls: Manchester United keep and lose de Gea to Real Madrid as Casillas stays to play for Arsenal

Transfer balls:  The Sun says Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 33, wants to join Arsenal this summer. That move would mean Madrid buying David De Gea from Manchester United.

We know this because the Sun has heard from “top sources in Spain”. The facta only get more factual when the Sun presses caps lock:

And it means Real WILL swoop for Manchester United star David De Gea, who is still stalling on a new deal at Old Trafford.

It WILL!

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Posted: 29th, April 2015 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United spend only 50% of their turnover on wages

Were Manchester United right to get rid of David Moyes as manager after a mere 10 months in charge? It was hasty. But then, the average tenure of all current Premier League managers is 1.57 years. Life is brief at the top.

The Daily Mirror has statistics to prove that under Louis Van Gaal, Man United are a tougher prospect.

Was Moyes hindered by taking over the champions of England?

 

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The facts show that United are on the up once more.

But at what cost? Have they spent too much on chasing success? The Times has more figures. As a percent of turnover, Manchester United spend least of all on players’ wages.

 

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The BBC notes that Chelsea have the best point-to-wages ratio. Jose Mourinho is getting more return from the club’s investment in players than Van Gaal is.

But what about debt?

The Mail says Chelsea are  whopping £958m in debt; Manchester United are £342m in debt; and – get this – Manchester City apparently have a debt of just £67m. In May 2014, the Telegraph noted that “over £680m has gone towards interest fees, bank charges and debt repayment” to finance the debt since the Glazer family took over the club.

Imagine the team that could have bought…?

Posted: 22nd, April 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Manchester United’s De Gea is leaving after signing a new deal with two clubs

Transfer Balls: The Daily Mirror leads with news that Manchester United’s David De Gea is leaving the club. The story is that Man United are “convinced the Spanish keeper has made his mind up to quit Old Trafford”. But this Daily Mirror “EXCLUSIVE” contains not a single fact.

De Gea has one year left on the Manchester United contract. His loss would be a blow to manager Louis Van Gaal’s plans.

But is the Mirror right?

In January, the Guardian told its readers De Gea wanted to sign a new deal to remain at United:

Transfer news: De Gea wants to stay at Manchester United – as it happened

That information was confirmed by the Metro:

David De Gea ‘SIGNS new five-year Manchester United contract after snubbing Real Madrid transfer’

And despite speculation last week that the 24-year-old had agreed terms with Madrid ahead of a summer switch… he’s now staying at Old Trafford having signed up until 2020.

That was followed in April by the Expressnews that De Gea had agreed to join Real Madrid:

 

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Three days after Izzy Horsefield’s scoop, the Express had other news: Real had cooled on De Gea and wanted Stoke City’s Begovic:

Man Utd handed MASSIVE boost as Real turn to Arsenal and Liverpool target Asmir Begovic

Oh, and ther was this from the Daily Mirror:

Boss Carlo Ancelotti is happy to keep the status quo with Iker Casillas and Keylor Navas as his keepers and spend big on other positions in the summer

Such are the facts in the trusty papers…

 

Posted: 22nd, April 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer Balls: Sami Khedira’s Arsenal agreement is worthless

Transfer Balls spots the Daily Star’s news that Sami Khedira has delived a “blow to Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United”.

Jonathan Green reports:

The 28-year-old has become one of the most sought after players in European football with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Dortmund and Schalke all looking to secure the German’s signature.

This is the Daily Star that told readers that Khedira had agreede to join Arsenla and Bayern Munich:

 

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Such are the facts in the Daily Star…

 

The World Cup winner is out of contract in the summer and has confirmed he will leave the Bernabeu after five years.

The 28-year-old has become one of the most sought after players in European football with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Dortmund and Schalke all looking to secure the German’s signature.

And reports in Spain claim Dortmund are in the process of drawing up an offer for Khedira as they look to move ahead of their rivals.

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They say Dortmund officials are prepared to offer Khedira a deal worth €11m (£8m) a year to bring him to the Westfalenstadion.

The Bundesliga club are set for a major overhaul this summer following Jurgen Klopp’s announcement that he will step down as manager at the end of the season.

Mats Hummels looks set to follow Klopp out of the exit door while doubts remain over the futures of Ilkay Gundogan, Marco Reus, Ciro Immobile and Neven Subotic.

Posted: 21st, April 2015 | In: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: foolish Juan Mata celebrates Chelsea

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second leg match between Manchester United and Real Madrid at Old Trafford on March 5, 2013 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid reacts after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second leg match between Manchester United and Real Madrid at Old Trafford on March 5, 2013 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

 

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has a blog. He wrote on it following United’s 4-2 win over city rivals Manchester City.

His article is entitled ‘Outstanding Atmosphere at the Theatre of Dreams‘:

Hi everyone…

So much for the start. We’ll fast forward to the bit where Mata talks about Manchester United’s trip to Chelsea.

From this Monday we are already thinking about our next ‘final’, a visit to the leader of the Premiership… going back to Stamford Bridge for the first time will bring me plenty of good memories, for sure. The day I arrived to this great club I wrote: “Gratitude is the memory of the heart”. And I keep thinking the same. At that time I had the chance to thank everybody who helped me in London during those two and a half years, and next Saturday it will be nice to meet former team-mates, fans and friends. I keep good memories of them and I wish them the best…

Call me old-fashioned but I like it when my team’s players don’t declare their love for the opposition. I  sympathise with the Newcastle United fan who spotted his side’s goalkeeper Tim Krul wait at half-time to congratulate Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe on scoring what turned out to be the game’s only goal and noted:

“It’s f**ing derby… you don’t laugh with some scum in the tunnel, you either ignore him or kick the sh*t out of him. Nothing else is acceptable.”

A friend is a highly intelligent, sane and respected individual. Whenever a team other than his beloved Manchester United is playing his wishes only destruction on their houses. Unreasonable, inhumane, bigoted and unhinged, of course he is. He’s a fan.

Mata’s cameraderie and admiration for the team that sold him is not what any Manchester United supporter wants to hear. If Mata has to say anything, then wish ill on Chelsea.

Mata’s blog is the verbal equivalent of the player who refuses to celebrate his goal against a former club. The player – let’s call him Cristiano – scores. His teamates celebrate. And he stands, head bowed in respect, alone in the frenzy. It is utterly pathetic.

In the right world, any footballer failing to wildly celebrate a goal – famously described as an act better than sex – should be red-carded and banned for six matches. And that goes for you, too, Juan Mata. If you score against Chelsea, Manchester United fans will not respect your open-palmed apology to the opposition, and I’d wager Chelsea fans won’t either. They want you to slide across the turf and pump your fists like Mike Tyson on speed.

The United fans will love you. The Chelsea fans will regret losing you. You win. Anything else is just sad…

Posted: 13th, April 2015 | In: Chelsea, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United balls: statistics prove Herrera is better than Paul Scholes?

Just how good is Manchester United’s Ander Herrera? Well, the Daily Express’ Ben Jefferson takes time out from his usual diet of Transfer Balls to state that the Spaniard is very good:

The stats that PROVE Man Utd’s Herrera is BETTER than Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal stars

Which stats? Which stars?

The Spaniard’s current form has drawn comparisions with Paul Scholes from the Old Trafford faithful.

Old Manchester United fan 1: “He’s not as good as Scholes?”

New Manchester Untied fan 2: “Whose Scholes?”

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Posted: 8th, April 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Manchester United are selling their captain

The Daily Mirror leads with news that Manchester United are to rid themnslves of £200,000-a-week Robin van Persie.

United will replace RVP with PSG’s Edinson Cavani.

Is that right? can we believe what the Press report?

As Barry Glendenning says:

A handsome, lank-haired South American striker moving to Manchester United from a high profile Ligue 1 club? What could possibly wrong?

It’s all gone wrong for Van Persie. But what did the experts say at the start of the season, when the Dutch striker’s compatriot Louis Van Gaal was heading to the club?

Back in May 2014, the Daily Mail’s Martha Kelner stated:

Louis van Gaal sees Robin van Persie as perfect captain for Manchester United…

The Holland manager has grown close to the striker, who captains his country, and is set to favour him over Wayne Rooney for the skipper’s armband at Old Trafford.

The Daily Mirror agreeed. Van Persie was a shoo-in for the captain’s armband.

And then Van Gaal made Wayne Rooney his captain.

Such are the facts…

 

Posted: 7th, April 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Want to see a video of Mancehster United player Marcos Rojo’s one-man sex tape?

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Why anyone would do this is bemusing. Why anyone with a public profile would resort to digitally insultated solo sex suggests a deep mental negligibility.PSST! Want to see a video of Manchester United star Marcos Rojo playing with his little ‘Red Devil’? No, us neither. But the Times, 34, alleges Rojo, 25, sent Sarah Watson a recording of himself masturbating along with “explicit messages” and photos.

Why anyone would do this is bemusing. Why anyone with a public profile would resort to digitally insultated solo sex suggests bordom and deep mental negligibility.

To add to the stickiness, at a flat belonging to Rojos’ friend, Waston claims she prefomed a “sex act” on the Argentinean watched by four other players, who might or might not also play for Machester United.

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Posted: 6th, April 2015 | In: manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Transfer balls: Raheem Sterling thinks Manchester United and Arsenal are better than Liverpool

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Can it be that Raheem Sterling, the Liverpool tyro, would leave the club to play for Arsenal or Manchester United? The Sun says the deal to Old Trafford is on.

The last player to move between the two clubs was Phil Chisnall, who left Manchester United for Liverpool in 1964.

Sterling has rejected a near £100,000-a-week deal to remain at Liverpool. He and his agent are agitating for an exit. Liverpool want him to stay.

Their mistake was securing him on a £35,000-a-week deal that ends in two years time. They should have offered him more when he signed that deal just after his 18th birthday. They should have seen the improving player and recalculated his worth. Now that Liverpool are ready to negotiate, Sterling has raised his sights.

Sterling thinks Liverpool owe him back pay.

And Liverpool’s rivals are ready to exploit his position.

Sterling, of course, runs the risk of looking like a greedy, ungrateful, disloyal tosser.

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Posted: 4th, April 2015 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0