Archive | November 2012

6 Things We Learned in Manchester United’s 1-0 Win Over West Ham

A mid-week Premier League display saw the Red Devils welcome high-flying West Ham to Old Trafford.

United required only the solitary goal to topple the Hammers’ mighty defence. The 1-0 scoreline in favour of United consolidated their spot at the top of the table, albeit only one point ahead of Manchester City. Read More…


EPL Week 14: Predictions

No breaks this week. With only two days since the last bout of action, the EPL is back with a series of midweek games – good news for football fans.

Redknapp will manage what is, technically, his first game in charge against struggling Sunderland. Liverpool have kept their head above water thus far, struggling in a mid-table and face a tough encounter this week at White Hart Lane.

See Nineteen‘s author predictions for what should be a great Premier League week. Read More…

Back on Top: Have Man United Lost Their Ruthless Aggression?

The grass is green, the sky is blue, Man United are back on top, and what else is new?

That might have been clever, but it is mildly inaccurate. For I have a point to present today that has come to my attention in recent times and really rose to the point of clear recognition on Sunday morning (EDST), Saturday afternoon (GST).

It seemed that many United players were below par; Ashley Young seemed to be MIA, while Paul Scholes looked tired for the majority of his time on the field (before being replaced by Chicharito) and was making reckless challenges and was rightly given a yellow card after what seemed to be at least three warnings from English referee Lee Probert. Read More…

EPL Week 13: Predictions

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the inaugural Weekly Predictions post.

What this consists of is both authors of this blog (Bilal Ali and I) making our predictions for every EPL game, and then the respective authors being awarded points relative to their predictions. The scores will subsequently be totalled up at the completion of this season.

The point system will be similar to that of Bleacher Report. A correct outcome (win/loss/draw) will be awarded with 1 point. A correct scoreline (12-1 win) will see the author awarded with 3 points.

As well as scoreline predictions, the authors will also be required to predict the highest-scoring game of the week (most goals in a game). Should there be multiple games which produced the most goals, picking any one of these games will do. A correct prediction will be awarded with 5 points. Read More…

The Good and the Bad From Manchester United’s Win Over Aston Villa

“Andreas Weimann! And Aston Villa are 2-0 up against Manchester United!”

At this point, most Manchester United fans were sweating bucket loads, as it seemed Manchester United were going to give up their lead at the top of the table after holding it for just a mere seven days! But Sir Alex Ferguson wasn’t, because always the calm and collective, the man rightfully titled ‘Sir’ had a plan up his sleeve; oh and what a plan it was.

He showed once again why the Queen knighted him in the first place. But this plan was simpler than most others, it only contained a couple of elements; Sir Alex had his hypothesis set, but he had a secret ingredient, they call him ‘El Chicharito.’ Read More…

8 Things We Learned in United’s 3-1 Victory Over Sporting Braga

And they’ve done it.

Manchester United have secured qualification into the round of sixteen with two games to spare, a feat they were unable to perform last season.

The Old Trafford faithful was given yet another scare, with United pulling off another one of their trademark turnarounds, involving three late goals within the last 10 minutes, ensuring that United were guaranteed progress to the knockout stages after the disappointing European campaign of last season. Read More…



Manchester United vs Arsenal: Good Win or Bad Loss?

In a game where Robin Van Persie starred, Andrey Arshavin look like he had his head in the stars, Manchester United had as many goals as Arsenal had shots on target and Lukas Podolski was clearly feeling about as out of place as a dislocated finger, Manchester United came out on top in a less than typical match between these two great rival clubs.

We are used to seeing end to end affairs between these two powerhouses of English football, but this game definitely did not live up to it’s hype! Read More…

3 Things Manchester United Needs To Do To Beat Arsenal

It’s the match all supporters of football have been eagerly anticipating since the £24 million pound departure of Robin van Persie from London to the red side of Manchester.

Arsenal will make the feared excursion to Old Trafford to face second-place Manchester United. Read More…

New Writer

Apologies, readers about the slight lay-off. A busy week and some technical errors with the blog engine (including an accidental deletion of my completed Chelsea game review) meant it was almost impossible to be able to provide either Chelsea game this week. However, one of my earlier drafts was not deleted, and I’ll publish the one point in that draft (albeit on a slightly earlier date, meaning you’ll have to scroll down to see it).

However, I’d like to take a small moment to inform you all that there will be another writer on this blog, Bilal Ali, who will be shouldering some of my workload.


Again, sorry about the idleness, and hopefully I’ll break through with some regularity from now (and maybe a little luck).