Are Modern Footballers Losing Sight of a Sense of Loyalty?

Are Modern Footballers Losing Sight of a Sense of Loyalty?

Bobby Moore, West Ham's greatest footballer and England's World Cup winning captain was a professional, loyal and hard-working player. He played for the love of the game, down the road from where he grew up and at a club where he had spent years, mopping up the academy changing rooms and cleaning the managers' boots. Moore pledged himself to a career in football and to a club, where he learnt his trade with precision, support and care. Nowadays, footballers come …
Where Are They Now? | Manchester United 2008-2009

Where Are They Now? | Manchester United 2008-2009

The 2008-2009 Premier League campaign was a magnificent one for Manchester United who took home the title with 90 points, four points above second place Liverpool. Finishing the season with 28 wins, six draws, and only four losses. Scoring 68 goals and only conceding 24 in the league. Apart from their league success, United captured the: League Cup, Community Shield, and FIFA Club World Cup. On top of UEFA Champions League/Super Cup runners up. No doubt this was one of …
From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

In modern football it's becoming more and more common to see former players return to their clubs as a coach or manager. The latest could see Didier Drogba return to Chelsea to work alongside interim manager Guus Hiddink. He'd follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs at Manchester United, who's enjoying his second season as part of the coaching and management team. However, it's not always been a succesful transition. Here's some of the best and worst stories of players …
Rooney Accepting Central Midfield Role Is Good For Everyone

Rooney Accepting Central Midfield Role Is Good For Everyone

A debate has raged on amongst Man United and England fans for a while now: what is Rooney’s best position? It’s a question that’s been asked with such frequency and allowed everyone to throw their opinion at it to the point of exhaustion. What is worth discussion at this stage is Rooney finally accepting a role in the heart of Manchester United’s midfield? The United captain has put up no defiance to Louis Van Gaal’s decision to drop him into …
What Lies Ahead for Manchester United

What Lies Ahead for Manchester United

"The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about. It is the right time." Sixteen months have passed since that infamous day in May of 2013. A day in which football, not only in England and Europe, but throughout the entire world was rocked with the news that Sir Alex Ferguson was to step down as Manchester United manager at the end of the Premier League campaign. Having spent 26 years at Old Trafford, the …
Marouane Fellaini - The Enigma | 13/14 Compared to 12/13

Marouane Fellaini - The Enigma | 13/14 Compared to 12/13

When Ryan Giggs became the interim manager and put out his first starting 11 against Norwich, one of the obvious names that failed to even make the bench was the £27.5-million worth Belgian Marouane Fellaini. Arriving on the deadline day as the chaotic summer window closed, the wig sellers in and around Sir Matt Busby way were particularly thrilled, hurriedly importing dozens of afro wigs in the hope of making the most of his arrival. What made Manchester United go after …
Manchester United Vs Hull City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Manchester United Vs Hull City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Manchester United will play their final home game against Hull City, in what has been an abysmal season of transition and embarrassing home defeats. Club legend Ryan Giggs might be drawing the curtain to the most decorated playing career in British football history, as well as his interim managerial career, come Tuesday at Old Trafford. The Red Devils still fancy their chances of finishing sixth, above Tottenham Hotspur, to claim the final Europa league spot and will need to win …
What Manchester United Need To Move Forward

What Manchester United Need To Move Forward

It has been nearly a year since we heard about the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and that David Moyes would be the man to replace him. It hasn’t really gone to plan for Manchester United since then, and in the end United did what the vast majority believed they should have earlier and sacked Moyes. It had all seemed so promising after their Community Shield win and 4-1 victory against Swansea at the start of the season, but it quickly …
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