Tag Archives: Matthew Jones

SEA View: Louis Van Gaal: The Good And The Bad

In this edition of SEA View: David, Bob and Matthew discuss what has impressed them about Louis van Gaal and what could he do better. What are your thoughts? Share in the comments section below CLICK HERE. David (writer) Louis van Gaal arrived at Manchester United on the back of an unmistakably disastrous campaign and […]

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5 Things We Learned: Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1) Defensively shambolic It might be a startlingly obvious place to start, but the defensive capitulation in the second half at the King Power Stadium on Sunday has to go down as one of United’s worst ever moments in the Premier League. Against QPR, the new signings combined to restore optimism to […]

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SEA View: Welbeck or Falcao – Short Term vs. Long Term

Welcome to a new feature on Stretford End Arising called SEA View. Throughout the season members of SEA’s writing team, moderators & forum users will share their thoughts on a topical discussion point. Today we discuss whether the club has made the right long term decision by bringing in Radamel Falcao and releasing Danny Welbeck. […]

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Aye, Aye Captain

By Matthew Jones MANCHESTER United finally look like we have, in Louis van Gaal, a captain capable of steering the club through the troubled waters of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement that hit us like an iceberg striking the Titanic. We have our new Ahab, but the question remains as to who will be his skipper […]

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Shawly It’s Only The Beginning

By Matthew Jones WHAT’S that old saying about buses. You wait all year for one and then…ahh you get where I’m going with this. What a week it was for Manchester United. Just as the transfer rumour merry-go-round was about to go into meltdown, the nightmarish summer fever that we succumbed to in 2013 was […]

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Giggs: The Greatest

By Matthew Jones It’s hard to justifiably sum up 23 years in one article. But in the most simplistic form: Ryan Giggs is Manchester United. Forget the record appearances, the trophies, the medals – Giggs ‘gets’ United. Early on, Giggs knew, when he first burst onto the scene, that in order to have a successful […]

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End Of An Era, But It’s Time To Move On

By Matthew Jones RIO Ferdinand has been a truly wonderful servant for Manchester United. It’s now time to press ahead with finding his replacement. They say there’s no room for sentimentalism in football. I totally disagree, but while we pen the epilogue to Ferdinand’s glorious 12 years as a Manchester United footballer, the need for […]

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#MoyesOut – but where now?

By Matthew Jones WELL, the #MoyesOut hash tags can now be changed to #MoyesGone ones. Mission accomplished United. Except, it isn’t really is it. If you’re happy about David Moyes’ sacking, you really shouldn’t be. The last 10 months has been the lowest period at Old Trafford in almost three decades and there are several […]

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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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