Leeds expose United’s midfield frailties

Jermaine Beckford

This one hurt. While both sets of fans were up for a renewal of hostilities with the club’s Yorkshire rivals – delivering an electric atmosphere at OT – only Leeds rose to the occasion on the pitch, securing a famous victory that saw United dumped out of the FA Cup at the third-round stage for […]

Chelsea reap what they sow in Euro farce

Psyscho Drogba

Is it just me or was the Chelsea – Barcelona game absolutely hilarious? If you believe in footballing karma, then surely Wednesday night was richly deserved. For a team featuring some of football’s most overrated (Terry), fraudulent (Drogba) and generally loathsome (Ashley Cole) players, Wednesday was payback for years of intimidating referees and bending the […]

United risk losing focus as Golden Generation prepares to bow out

Giggs Scholes 1992

Paul Aaron Scholes, born 16 November 1974, is precisely one month younger than me. When the ginger maestro burst onto the scene in the mid-90s I quietly reveled in this fact; here was a guy at the heart of a new golden generation that was to dominate his profession for a decade. Fast forward almost […]