Sir Matt Busby

By Iain McCartney Sir Alex Ferguson is responsible for the modern day Manchester United (read that whatever way you want), but the foundation was set by one man – Sir Matt Busby, with the sterling assistance of Jimmy Murphy, whose part in the unique partnership must not be forgotten or under estimated. Bringing Busby to [...]

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Bill Foulkes

By Iain McCartney In the pre-Munich side, he did not have the panache of Edwards, the silky skills of Colman nor the consistency of Byrne, while ten years further on he stood in the shadows behind his more illustrious team mates of Best, Law and Charlton. Even the toothless warrior in Nobby Stiles would have [...]

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Miller’s Journey Down Under

By Matt Farrand (Perth Glory fan). When former Manchester United midfielder, Liam Miller was announced as having signed for Perth Glory on June 3 2011, there was a fair deal of excitement on Australia’s west coast. Miller came to the Glory with a decent résumé, and at an age (30) where he would be able [...]

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Q&A with ‘Manchester United 1958-68: Rising from the Wreckage’ author Iain McCartney

By Nathan Thomas Read Nathan’s book review of ‘Manchester United 1958-68: Rising from the Wreckage’ HERE. Nathan Thomas: For those not familiar with your work, could you explain a bit about yourself and your background as a United fan and author? Iain McCartney: Although I have always lived in south-west Scotland, United have always been [...]

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Book Review of Iain McCartney’s ‘Manchester United 1958-68: Rising from the Wreckage’

By Nathan Thomas Published: 30/05/2013 Publisher: Amberley Publishing ISBN: 9781445617985 The tragedy that occurred in Munich on the sixth of February 1958 has become no less emotive despite the passing of time. Reds young and old are still touched by the moving tributes that are paid to those who lost their lives in the Munich [...]

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Ritchie Jones – The Right Player At The Wrong Time?

By Andy Szabo (Bradford City fan). Ritchie Jones arrived at Bradford City in July 2011 with something of a fanfare, against a backdrop of turmoil within our club. Whilst the 2012/13 season has brought a level of success and broken records that would have been beyond the wildest dreams of even the most ardent of [...]

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Tomasz Kuszczak – The Seagulls Solid Pole In Goal

By Bradley Stratton (Brighton & Hove Albion fan). It’s fair to say we’ve had a mix-bag of keepers in recent years at Brighton and Hove Albion. The Withdean era saw 25 men pull on the gloves for the Seagull’s, varying in quality. For example there was the excellent Ben Roberts, who could have made it [...]

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Ebanks-Blake – A True Wanderers Number Nine

By Ian Booth (Wolverhampton Wanderers fan). Sylvan Ebanks-Blake signed for Wolves during the transfer window of January 2008 – a window that also saw the purchases of 2 other players still on our books today, namely David Edwards and George Elokobi. All 3 of these signings were typical for Wolves at this time – young (all [...]

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Pointing Out Pip: An Evertonian Analysis of the ‘Good Looking’ Neville Brother

By Tubey (Everton fan). David Moyes has made a lot of astute signings during his tenure at Everton, and as we approach what is possibly the end of his reign at Goodison Park we can look back at certain transfers and be fairly sure that they were value for money – Mikel Arteta, Tim Cahill, [...]

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Ravel Unravelling?

By Nick Xydias (Birmingham City fan). When Birmingham City signed Ravel Morrison on loan from West Ham United on 5th August 2012, most Blues fans would have met the news with excitement and wonder. Excitement at his technical ability and wonder in relation to whether Lee Clark could manage to extract consistent performances and commitment from [...]

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