manchester united

22.08.2015… Man United (a)…

Manchester United 0 Newcastle United 0

Old Trafford… Saturday August 22nd… 12.45pm

Attendance: 75,354

Ticket: £46 – Programme: £3.50

A creditable draw…

Although we didn’t really offer a great deal of an attacking threat…

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Outside Old Trafford…

A first trip to Old Trafford since 1998. What can I say? It’s very big, it’s very corporate and it’s very quiet…

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Inside Old Trafford…

Manchester United; Romero, Darmian (YC) (A Valencia 77), Smalling, Blind, Shaw (YC), Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger (Carrick 59), Mata, Januzaj (Hernández 67), Depay, Rooney

Not Used; Young, Herrera, McNair, Johnstone

Goals; None

Newcastle United; Krul, Mbemba, Taylor, Coloccini, Haidara (YC), Anita, Colback, Obertan (YC) (Thauvin 69), Wijnaldum, Pérez (Tioté 78), Mitrovic (Cissé 88) 

Not Used; Williamson, de Jong, Aarons, Darlow

Goals; None

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

04.03.2015… Man United (h)…

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 1

St. James’ Park…… Wednesday March 4th… 7.45pm

Attendance: 49,801

Ticket: £47 (+£35 Membership)Programme: £3

So… We threw it away in the most ridiculous fashion, late on, 2,500 empty seats due to ‘members only’ fan-fleecing nonsense…

Members-Only… Well, I can only assume that Fat Mike isn’t a member, as he didn’t appear to be in attendance. To be fair to the guy though, apparently he’s very busy for the whole of March. So busy in fact, that he declined the opportunity to appear before the Scottish Affairs Committee to answer questions about 200 job losses at a Sports Direct owned retailer, or to discuss his liberal use of zero hours contracts.

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I Want Curly Hair Too…

Anyway, the game, the £82 game…? They were below-par, we were distinctly average, there was some spitting, we gifted them a goal, we lost.

I remember what these games used to be like, what they used to mean when we had something to play for. This was just a another case of going through the motions, I’m not even angry anymore, I really can’t be bothered…

Still, at least we haven’t got an F.A. Cup Quarter-Final to look forward to at the weekend, I hope Manchester United realise the potential relegation threat that they’re taking on…

Spleen vented…

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First Half Action…

One massive plus point though, one that puts all of this ranting into perspective… Jonas Gutiérrez, from Buenos Aires, Spiderman. When Coloccini handed him the captain’s armband, I swear to God I must have had something in my eye…

Newcastle United; Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Coloccini, Taylor, R (Gutiérrez 65 (YC)) , Obertan, Abeid, Sissoko, Ameobi (Gouffran 81), Riviere (Pérez 59), Cissé

Not Used; Anita, Armstrong, Satka, Woodman

Goals; None

Manchester United; de Gea, A Valencia (YC), Smalling, Evans, Rojo (YC) (Carrick 89), Herrera, Blind, Di María (Januzaj 59), Fellaini (Mata 82), Young, Rooney

Not Used; Jones, Falcao, Lindegaard, McNair

Goals; Young (89)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…