Thursday, June 17, 2010

EPL 2010/2011 Man United Fixtures

The fixture for 2010-2011 English premiere league fixtures were announced early today. For the 3rd time this decade we will be hosting Newcastle United at OT for our opener. Also welcoming magpies has brought us luck in the past. More details here.

Sat Aug 14 Newcastle United H
Sat Aug 21 Fulham A
Sat Aug 28 West Ham United H
Sat Sep 11 Everton A
Sat Sep 18 Liverpool H
Sat Sep 25 Bolton Wanderers A
Sat Oct 2 Sunderland A
Sat Oct 16 West Bromwich Albion H
Sat Oct 23 Stoke City A
Sat Oct 30 Tottenham Hotspur H

Sat Nov 6 Wolverhampton Wanderers H
Wed Nov 10 Manchester City A
Sat Nov 13 Aston Villa A
Sat Nov 20 Wigan Athletic H
Sat Nov 27 Blackburn Rovers H
Sat Dec 4 Blackpool A
Sat Dec 11 Arsenal H
Sat Dec 18 Chelsea A
Sun Dec 26 Sunderland H
Tue Dec 28 Birmingham City A
Sat Jan 1 West Bromwich Albion A
Tue Jan 4 Stoke City H
Sat Jan 15 Tottenham Hotspur A
Sat Jan 22 Birmingham City H

Tue Feb 1 Aston Villa H
Sat Feb 5 Wolverhampton Wanderers A
Sat Feb 12 Manchester City H
Sat Feb 26 Wigan Athletic A
Sat Mar 5 Liverpool A
Sat Mar 19 Bolton Wanderers H
Sat Apr 2 West Ham United A
Sat Apr 9 Fulham H
Sat Apr 16 Newcastle United A
Sat Apr 23 Everton H
Sat Apr 30 Arsenal A
Sat May 7 Chelsea H
Sat May 14 Blackburn Rovers A
Sun May 22 Blackpool H

Monday, May 3, 2010

Match Report : Sunderland 0 Vs Manchester United 1. May 2nd, 2010

Although, the game began with the EPL crown heavily tilted towards stamford bridge, in chelsea's favor, we still needed 3 points. Because we just need to win it. Regardless of the fact that chelsea may or may not slip up against Wigan next weekend, we always have to win our games.(Aahhh Blackburn away!!).

Berbatov was missing it all over the park. And it took a brilliant Nani goal to put the red devils 1 nil up. Although, not a sparkling performance, yet a satisfactory 3 points.

That gerrard pass to drogba to setup the first goal for chelsea against liverpool - was the decider and eventually a gift from the estranged captain who just hates United.! Can't blame liverpool for the loss, they did try hard, and it was really a tough game for them afterall. There were multitudes of emotions playing in their minds. The ouster from Europe, the shit of a season! the 120 agonising minutes midweek, and alas the pricky idea of gifting United a 19th title. Aaahhh too much pressure for club of Liverpool's standard.

Anyways, all too happy that next match at Stamford bridge. Chelsea will not be starting as champions. Both United and Chelsea will have wait for it. Now lets see if Wigan can do the unthinkable again. A double for the season perhaps ??

Saturday, May 1, 2010

For all the Fans its Manchester United Not ManU !

Also twitter tags are #manutd , #mufc #manunited . Spread the word..

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The ultimate fan test.

As we all know as per the EPL table standings, if Liverpool beat or draw with Chelsea in Anfield this Sunday, Chelsea will be losing the title to United ( if we win our 2 more outings).

A poll was conducted on RepublikOfMancunia , asking United fans if the roles were reversed and we are in position to beat chelsea and help Liverpool win the 19th title, what would you choose?. Obviously most have voted for United losing and NOT helping Liverpool win the title.

But, my vote was otherwise (not that because I expect the same favor from Liverpool), but for the fact that I am a fan of a club which has played professional football for more than 100 years. Not just literally.

I would be the happiest fan in the world, if we were to upstage an opposition anytime of the year anywhere. Because playing anything below our par, means we are indirectly supporting the concept of fixing matches.For anyone passionately following the game of football, the thought of their players deceiving them on the field is heartbreaking.

Hence for goodness sakes a simple to urge to Liverpooleans to support the home side in a Chelsea thrashing!

Cheers United.

EDIT: A liverpool fan response here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Favorite EPL Banners.

I will be posting some of my favorite EPL banners both recent and from the past.

At Old Trafford sign depicting another trophy less year for ManCity.

A regular banner at Anfield whenever United went to play their, reminding Liverpool's 18 league titles till date.

In 2009 at Anfield, after United had got their 18th title.

Found in Manchester, after Carlos Tevez was sold to City. The hidden message was to poke fun at United, whose ground is in the outskirts of Manchester and also United have fans all over the world but less from the city itself.
A simple reply to Manchester City's banner above.

EPL 2009/2010 The Season so far!

The final crown has not been crowned yet. Its Chelsea's to win it and its Chelsea's to loose it as well. United have done fairly well this season. Not that United did not deserve to win it, neither do the top 3.

The reason United deserves to win it (and almost every season :) is because of the fact that, everyone write us off for some reason or the other. This time everyone slated us to go down after selling the world's best player Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez. (More on him later). So this season was a reason for United to prove all wrong. One, that United is not an One man team. And its not just players that can win trophies. The fact that, the history of the club, fans, the managers, and even the everyday squad member who believes in winning can make a difference. So am sure winning this season will be as sweet as its been over the past years.

Also, another not so important reason is looking at the opposition. This season its been Chelsea and Arsenal. Arsenal didn't ever look like posing a challenge in the season. Although many may argue that, but every time they looked like a potent force to reckon with, they stumbled, and played mostly like a mid table team. Yes, injuries played important factor too, but so did for other teams like Liverpool and United (Since when did we have our back 4 intact and playing in the season ?).

Chelsea on the other hand did show signs of wanting to be champions. But the mere fact that, their team is loaded with a bunch of mercenaries make you sick watching them win the league. I like their manager Ancelotti, never made a sly remark or comment, unlike the Fat Spanish Waiter(FSW) Rafa Benitez. So, fair play to their new manager who's brought good football to the Stamford Bridge, compared to the boring style pushed in by Jose Morinho. Unlucky for United as 2 results against them were influenced by bad referring.

If not,  I would have posted the title as Season so far the Champions again..

Till the Anfield battle is over. Cheers on Manchester United.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Welcome Post.

A welcome post to begin with. Thank you for visiting the blog, will be updating them as much as possible.