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Articles Archive for November 2008

Unfortunately, today we came off worse in a decent game of football but it was our inability to defend that cost us the match as usual.
The first half was pretty uneventful as both sides had a couple of chances, the worst of which was a terrible miss from Steven Warnock from about 10 yards out.
The second half is when everything happened. In the 48th minute we were caught napping by a swinging cross from Glen Johnson to Peter Crouch who nodded in the ball with ease. Samba should of had …

Result: Man City 0-1 Man Utd
19mins: Shaun Wright Phillips runs at United defence – gets fouled by Darren Fletcher – no booking
33mins: Shaun Wright Phillips runs at United defence – gets fouled by Darren Fletcher – booking
40mins: Shaun Wright Phillips runs at United defence – gets fouled by Dimitar Berbatov – no booking
53mins: Shaun Wright Phillips runs at United defence – gets fouled by Dimitar Berbatov – no booking
59mins:  Shaun Wright Phillips runs at United defence – gets fouled by Cristiano Ronaldo – booking
65mins: Shaun Wright Phillips runs at United …

  The Potters have today been drawn to make the trip to the North East to face League One side Hartlepool United at Victoria Park. Hartlepool, who are celebrating their centenary year currently sit twelfth in the League One table after a mixed start to the season. They have defeated Brighton and Hove Albion and Fleetwood Town to progress to this stage in the competition.
  The club have played at their Victoria Park home throughout the whole of their history. The ground is small and compact, holding just 7,961 spectators. …

The gem of our team is yet again in the running for another award, to become the November player of the month, in the poll run by the PFA on givemefootball.com. Ronaldo netted 4 goals this month, and right now, just a few hours before the crucial match against richer Manchester City, we are all hoping that he can strengthen his chances by scoring a couple more goals. Through ManUtd.com, the official website of the best club in Europe, Man Utd are encouraging all Red Devil fans to vote for …

  On the balance of play on the day, a draw was in my opinion a fair result from a match that while hardly a classic, was a decent battle between two strong sides and an intriguing contest to watch. Stoke created more chances than Hull, but it was Marlon King’s quality finishing that earned the Tigers their goal. Incidentally, King is the only player I have seen yet this season that was able to match Abdoulaye Faye physically, and was able to win a fair few of their clashes, …

   
  Stoke’s five match winning home run came to a rather indifferent end following a 1-1 draw with Hull at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon. Hull’s Jamaican forward Marlon King gave the visitors the lead on the stroke of half time in a match that was played under thick fog, before his international strike partner Ricardo Fuller won and dispatched (just) a second half penalty to give Stoke a share of the points.
  Tony Pulis made two changes to his side from last weeks 1-0 victory over West Brom for …

Well, as you may have guessed today we play Portsmouth at Fratton Park which has been quite a happy place for us over the past few years as we are pursuing a fourth win in six games at Fratton Park. Last season, we beat them 1-0 with a Santa Cruz goal and hopefully we will try and do the same again.
The Blackburn team news is that Martin Olsson is out with a ban after his deserved red card last week and Grella and Dunn are still injured.
The Portsmouth team news …

United and City go head-to-head for the 151st time on Sunday and, after suffering two derby defeats last season, the Reds are out for revenge…

With the recent news from the Arsenal boardroom stating that the money is there for Arsenal to spend, and endless transfer speculation about players from around the world being linked with the North London club, I ask, who should Arsene buy in the transfer market.
As with every club, when it comes to the transfer market, it seems everybody knows who is signing for Arsenal. Everybody says who they think we need. The papers join in with this and before long, stories about Arsene contacting players are all over the news. …

Well, lets start off with what we knew about Paul Ince before the start of this increasingly dire season that we are having. 
He played for numerous clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool and Internazionale making 609 appearances and won 53 England caps which shows he was a good player especially in the central midfield role. But what is he like as a manager?
He joined Macclesfield with the club bottom of League 2, seven points off their nearest rivals. He then revived confidence and after a 3-0 win against Chester they managed to …