Monday, 30 June 2008


News coming out on Monday from the Daily Telegraph suggests that Manchester United have agreed to sell Louis Saha to Italian club AS Roma. It remains to be seen what truth is in that but it seems Sir Alex has given Louis another chance to prove himself, albeit away from Old Trafford. If he manages to stay fit in the relatively harsher conditions of the Italian Serie A, then he'll probably win back his place as a Manchester United player.
What do you think about Saha's move to the Italian Serie A?

Sunday, 29 June 2008


This is something new that has caught my eye besides the ever-blazing Ronaldo saga. Manchester United's forgotten man Louis Saha has dismissed reports linking him with a move away from Old Trafford. The injured plagued Frenchman has vowed to stay and fight for his place in the starting line-up next season. Now Louis is one of those players who feels that he has not given his his best. Manchester United fans only saw glimpses of Saha last season-and even then he managed to score 5 goals. His best time yet at United was during the 2006-2007 title-winning season when by December, he had already notched 12 league goals. Unfortunately, injuries meant that he couldn't play all the time. Some of his best performances came en-route to winning the League Cup that year not to mention that he beat the name Ruud van Nistelrooy to a starting berth in that game. The big question though is SHOULD SIR ALEX TRUST SAHA ONE LAST TIME BEFORE DITCHING HIM? What do you think?


I've not been able to keep the blog updated daily because of a the small matter of Christiano Ronaldo... One feels nauseated reading the latest lie from the tabloids about the future of the Footballer Of The Year. Given that this blog has already given ample space to the Ronaldo saga, i decided to rest my case.....till today when something else hit my eyes.....

Tuesday, 24 June 2008


SEE WHAT I MEAN BY ASKING FERGIE TO SIGN ARSHAVIN.... Its quite unfortunate that the player Andrei Arshavin has come out to pledge his future to Spain rather than the English Premiership. But anybody who has been following the on-going European Cup of Nations will agree with me that the reason why Russians are in the semi finals is because of their no.10. Need I say more... Now that the Dutch met their match in "total football" and were shown the exit, it means that Manchester United(to whom this blog is dedicated to) have no other player remaining at the Euros. Its about time that they had a holiday, because for a Manchester United player it has been a long season. Having said that, Wayne Rooney is in Las Vegas on honeymoon. So don't get surprised if he returns with alittle more 'daddy' weight.
On the very serious front, former Manchester United player Paul Ince has been appointed Blackburn manager after the departure of Mark Hughes to the 'BITTERS'. Ince is largely hated by Manchester United following because there are very few United players who have betrayed the club to the extent of playing for the 'DIPPERS'. I mean he even kissed the Kop badge after scoring against us. On a more positive front, Ince did not win anything after leaving United. All the 7 accolades he won in his career were with Manachester United. United will now be in direct opposition with Ince now that he has joined a league that is rapidly being congested with Sir Alex's students. May we do the double over him next season, AMEN.

Friday, 20 June 2008


The Germans, ended Portugal's interest in the European Championships yesterday and simultaneously helped Man Utd fans, and the world at large find out where Christiano Ronaldo will be plying his trade after the summer. The Footballer Of The Year indirectly made it clear that he hoped his dream move to Spain would materialise. All that is left now is to negotiate with Sir Alex and the owners to agree a transfer to Real Madrid(implications of this move have already been discussed on this blog). If there is one player in world football at the moment who i would personally recommend to SAF as a replacement for the Madeira magician, it would be ANDREI ARSHAVIN. The Russian maestro may not be the kind who scores 42 goals in a season, but he can create 42 goals in a season. What bugs me is that its the likes of Newcastle and Man City that are lining up bids for the talented maestro. Arshavin is one of those players who can lift a team single handedly--let alone lift a nation as he did when in the game between Russia and Sweden. The Russian team looked ordinary without him as he was serving a 2 match suspension. He returned just in time to spur his country into the last 8 of Euro 2008. And i wouldn't bet against them making it further. Arshavin is also the reason as to why we now know of a certain team called Zenit St Petersburg. He has inspired the club to a league Championship and a UEFA Cup. SO PLEASE SIR ALEX, SIGN ARSHAVIN.... Manchester United learned about the talent of Christiano Ronaldo the hard way--the kid destroyed United in a club friendly. Sporting Lisbon beat United 3-1. I hope it will be the same story when Manchester United come up against Zenit St Petersburg in the UEFA Super Cup later this year.

Friday, 13 June 2008


Manchester United' s star player Christiano Ronaldo has been rumoured to be on his way to Spanish giants Real Madrid. Alot has alrady been said about the implications of this transfer if it were to materialise. Now this is what i have to say......
When Christiano Ronaldo came into the limelight after helping United to wrestle the League title away from Chelsea, Sir Alex, realised that in order to get the very best out of the Madeira magician, he had to grant him a sort of free role in the side which allowed him to roam from any angle of the pitch that he wished. Only Ronaldo in United could play out of position. SAF was ready to allow him to play 7, 8,9,10 and 11 just to reap the best from Ronaldo. Now many may not havee ralised it yet but, it does help Ronaldo alot playing freely on the turf. It means that hardly can he be marked out of a game because of a very impossible defender to get past--simply because he'll probably switch wings, or play straight through the middle. He'll probably return to his usual position when the impossible defender is on a yellow card and therefore cannot needlesly be tackled. Because of his desire to find the net, Ronaldo quickly established himself as the no.1 penalty taker in the United side. He had to battle for this with Ruud van Nistelrooy and then Louis Saha. The former's departure and the latter's love for the United doctors, saw Ronaldo remain unchallenged as a penalty taker. This also went a long way in helping him boost his goalscoring record, because it meant that even when having an off day, he could make it to the scoresheet, with a penalty. Without going further in the privileges that Ronnie enjoys or enjoyed in Manchester United, its obvious that he also got alot of protection from Sir Alex, and anybody who has ever read of his off-field antics will bear testimony to that. BUT...the big question is , WLL HE BE THE KING IN A CLUB THAT HAS A HISTORY OF PLAYERS HE WILL NEVER BETTER.... while at United we were already lickening him to our greats, Best, Law, Cantona..... in Madrid ur not just called Zidane, Di Stefano.... it would really take something special and someone special. For starters, Ronaldo's no.7 jersey is donned by another Madrid great in completion, Raul Blanco Gonzalez-a son they are proud of because he was born of the Madrid Academy. Even Beckham Almighty found it impossible to move him. So Ronnie will probably wear 77. (just kidding) And we all know who is in charge of penalty duty in Madrid...STRIKERS, RUUD OR RAUL; try taking the ball away from them Ronaldo like you did to Tevez. And what about the freedom of roaming about... not every manager is Sir Alex you know, there are some who do not buy into this thing called 'free role'. Should they pencil you in to play on the right, thats where you play unless you are told to change. Whether Schuster is that kind, time will tell. But Ronaldo needs that free role because he has put himself in a position where he will be jugded by his goals. Nobody will appreciate his efforts if he finishes next season with 7 goals and 7 assists. And its obvious that the Spanish capital will not be his final destination since Madrid rarely keep players till rusty ages like United do. They'll probably keep Ronaldo till he can no longer sell shirts and dump him. Having said all that he'll probably fit well im Madrid because anybody will do anything to fit in the club of their dreams... including giving up afew privileges.......

Wednesday, 11 June 2008


Alot has alrady been yapped in the press concerning the future of a certain Madeira magician called Christiano Ronaldo, so this article should go no further in elaborating the situation. Infact, this is basically to re-assure all those united fanatics worried about the inevitable departure of our best player last season. Truth be told, united will struggle to find a replacement for Ronaldo when he eventually leaves, but we certainly wont be relegated, or miss out on a Champions League spot. The club Manchester United has been through far worse than losing Ronaldo to Real Madrid(shame upon them). I mean united at one point lost 8 wonderful players in the fateful Munich air disaster of 1958, but still defied all odds to remain a force to reckon with.
If Ronaldo leaves then United can find a replacement in the name of signing a new striker or sharing the goalscoring burden throughout the team, as was done in the 2006/2007 campaign when we lost Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008