Second place and FA Cup runners-up. Burnley would be ecstatic. PSG would be disappointed. Bayern Munich would be inconsolable. There was a time when Man United would have certainly considered it a failure. In the post-Ferguson era however, we’ve had to learn to be a bit more pragmatic. This is after all, our best season […]Read more "Do Man Utd Owe More to the Man at the Top, or the Man at the Back?"
As a Manchester United fan, it’s been a while since a UEFA Champions League final has given me precious memories. Usually, your team has to be playing in one for that to happen. After Liverpool got past Roma to reach the biggest game in European club football – if not the World – I was […]Read more "Laughing At Loris: No Need to Feel Guilty"
If there were to be a tagline for the current EPL season, it should probably be something like: “Erm… sorry… this has never happened to me before”. We just passed into January. This is traditionally the time of year when the season gets interesting. The league standings are now settling into something meaningful, narratives are […]Read more "The Premature Premiership 2017-18 Review"
I often champion MLS in these pages. I sincerely think that it’s a very solid league and continues to show encouraging signs of growth and improvement. Attendances average commendably north of 21k each season. A decade ago it stunned the world when David Beckham decided to come to the league. Today the league, while still […]Read more "A Fleeting Moment of MLS Disillusionment"
In a sporting culture where the hardness of the core of your support holds great currency, I’d like to claim some extra credit. As the sun beat down from the evening sky in Carson, CA, I sat swaddled in the man-made fabrics of my Los Angeles Galaxy Jersey around which was wrapped the thick polyester […]Read more "Red Devilfest 2017: LAG 2 – MUFC 5"
With the UEFA Champions League final in the books and the Premiership long since petered out in an anticlimactic malaise, it’s now time for a review of Manchester United Football Club’s 2017 season. All things considered, it turned out alright in the end. Two trophies won (no Jose Mourinho, you don’t get to include the […]Read more "Man United 2017 Season Review"
Superstition is a funny thing. I’m not usually prone to such dalliances myself. Neuroses yes; It’s only after a couple of decades of life experience and good advice that I’m able to develop a sore sternum without anticipating an impending massive heart attack. But superstition, not so much. To me, Friday the 13th is just […]Read more "The Unlaudables: Worst Unbeaten Streak Ever"