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"
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"
Domestic Cups. So long held up as a source of fairy-tale victories and Cinderella runs, they are the oldest and most storied competitions in all of football. For many years, I saw the FA Cup Final as the grandest occasion that domestic club football had to offer. My second name was taken from a scorer […]Read more "Shut the FA Cup: Domestic Cup Competitions"
I could’ve gone with “Five Gold Rings” of course, given that LA Galaxy has that exact amount, but I already plan to write about my time as a Galaxy fan in another post. Eric Cantona. The King. L’enfant Terrible. If Alex Ferguson was the architect of Man United’s success in the Premier League era, Eric […]Read more "FIVE Cantonas!!!"