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July 29, 2009
Posted by Mark Payne on 07/29/2009

Manchester City:
If you have read or heard any tranfer news this summer then the chances are you have seen the words Manchester City somewhere in the print. The time has come. City have stampeded through this transfer window like a platoon of thirsty vampires.

July 20, 2009
Posted by Mark Payne on 07/20/2009

With all due respect to the great man we can ignore Alex Ferguson’s statement that ‘tranfer business is done’ at Old Trafford for the summer. Within five days of that announcement we had purchased Mame Biram Diouf from Molde and you can expect a few more below-the-radar acquisitions before the transfer window slams shut.

July 13, 2009
Posted by Mark Payne on 07/13/2009

I am no economist but this is my take on the world financial crisis. Super confident bankers financed projects with money which doesn’t exist. More money than we have on the planet. It collapsed and now the average man and dog has to knuckle down for a few years to keep the world afloat. Great.

July 11, 2009
Posted by Mark Payne on 07/11/2009

The close season is a totally different world for me. I can get initially excited by Wimbledon and the Ashes, but the inevitable disappointment both tend to bring English fans usually kills it. For me, far more than supporting our nation, following United is what it is all about.

July 9, 2009
Posted by Mark Payne on 07/09/2009

I was in the South Stand for a game towards the end of last season when Ronaldo was brought down near the touchline in front of us. As usual, he threw his arms up in the air, scrunched up his face and protested to the referee as the play switched towards our goal and the official ignored him.

July 3, 2009
Posted by Mark Payne on 07/03/2009

You can take it as red that Sir Alex Ferguson is now back off his holiday, working hard and probably slightly miffed. He has been tracking Benzema since he was a scratch in his daddy’s pants and would have been furious that the Lyon striker signed for Real Madrid on Wednesday.