Tag Archives: Matthew Jones

5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool

By Matthew Jones 1. Outfought, outthought, outclassed ANOTHER defeat at home. Another weak, toothless, unimaginative, abject performance from a team bereft of belief, confidence and unity. Another nail in David Moyes’ coffin? But this wasn’t any ordinary defeat that we’ve been accustomed to seeing this season. This wasn’t successive home defeats to Everton and Newcastle. [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Olympiakos 2-0 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. A spineless performance THIS season has been very up and down – mainly down. Actually, scratch that. It’s been all down. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve enjoyed watching United this season. On the opening day against Swansea. The 3-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage, [...]

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Singing Section Strike A Bum Note

By Matthew Jones HAVING ‘Your support is f******g s**t’ sung at you by boisterous away fans, on top of the already abject spectacles Manchester United fans have had to witness at Old Trafford this season, is contributing to the toughest period I’ve experienced as a Red. While supporters cannot of course do too much about [...]

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Case For The Defence

By Matthew Jones MIDFIELD is the stick most often used to beat Manchester United with, but it’s become clear this season that our troubles are not simply confined to the middle of the park. There are also big issues at the back. As revealed today, Nemanja Vidic will definitely be leaving Old Trafford this summer, [...]

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Lest We Forget

By Matthew Jones TODAY marks a significant day in the history of Manchester United Football Club. 56 years ago today will be remembered as the darkest day in United’s history. 56 years ago today was the Munich air disaster. Out of the depths of tragedy though, something extraordinary arose. The spirit, mentality and style of [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

By Matthew Jones 1. Van Persie’s celebration I GOT back to my car and upon tuning into 606 and TalkSport, one of the biggest talking points was should Robin van Persie have celebrated so animatedly against his former club. I travelled to the game with a Gooner supporting mate of mine and he had no [...]

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Old Trafford Needs Its Soul Back

By Matthew Jones ILLNESS, a hangover and a lack of finances have all contributed to my non-attendance at Old Trafford so far this season, but when I did finally make my season debut, it was certainly worth it. I was one of the 1,400 or so season ticket holders who successfully managed to swap my [...]

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The Wayne Rooney Saga

By Matthew Jones WAYNE Rooney’s future has been thrust into the spotlight again after he finally broke his silence on his summer of discontent. Talking to the media while preparing for crucial World Cup qualifiers with England, the stand out sound bites from the Rooney interview included him blaming his disillusionment on Sir Alex Ferguson [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Ashley Young is not United quality I loathe to criticise United players while they still continue to wear the red shirt, but Ashley Young is simply not good enough to be given the opportunity to pull it on. I was unfairly harsh on Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick earlier in their [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-0 Wigan Athletic

By Matthew Jones 1. Van the Man back in the groove again With all the transfer talk this summer either concerning the future of Wayne Rooney or the outlandish and unrealistic pursuits of Thiago, Cesc Fabregas, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, we seem to have forgot all about a certain Robin van Persie. The Dutchman [...]

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