Posts Tagged ‘Man Utd’

The term ‘crashed and burned’ may seem quite apposite in describing David Moyes’ disastrous spell at the Manchester United helm, but at least one aspect where Moyes’ tenure differs from airline doom is in the need to locate a black box. For never have the causes of a managerial casualty been so quick-to-hand, with entire forests-worth of paper being sacrificed in the name of the blame game. From the sacking of the coaching staff to the attitude of the players, from Moyes’ inexperience to the Glazers parasitic ownership of the club, for once it is failure, and not success, that has the surfeit of fathers. (more…)

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A Toffee Once Again....?

A Toffee Once Again….?

So, the enigmatic, talismanic figurehead is no more. The faithful have lost their guiding light, their man of the people. What will the future hold now? If, indeed, there is a future…..

So voluminous and earnest have been this week’s obituaries for Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United career, one could be forgiven for drawing parallels with a South American country that’s lost the most charismatic and beloved President in their history. But unlike former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez’ heartbeat, the Rooney Saga goes on and on….

When tasked with producing Rooney-related tattle, the media rarely feel overly taxed, such is the bounty of scurrilous rumours and hearsay upon which they can draw to post copy every week. Whether the gossip is football themed or of the more personal nature, (Rooney and his fashion designer wife Coleen seem to enjoy permanent residence inside the pages of the glossy mags), Brand Rooney never appear far from the public’s minds eye. (more…)

A mention of glory days round Anfield way and thoughts automatically turn to the days of Shankley and Liddel, Paisley and Hughes, Dalglish and Barnes. Despite having five titles in the bag by the time of Bill Shankley’s arrival in 1959 (not a record to be sniffed at considering a half-century later Chelsea have still only amassed four and Man City a mere two), there is no question the years ‘59 to ‘90 define Liverpool as a football club.

The list of honours and the means with which they were secured have been commemorated and analysed a million times previously, and a million times better than I could ever manage. If anyone wants to see when Liverpool were at their best, then look no further than these golden decades. (more…)