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Manchester United
July 19, 2011
Posted by Mark Payne on 07/19/2011

After a while of extracting great joy from the spectacle of News International’s dismembering I wondered if there was something inherently evil lurking within. Then I realised that this is the company whose news outlets have been systematically targeting England and United players for years and who had an uncanny knack of leaking scandals directly prior to major finals or world cup tournaments. If only there was a German word for taking pleasure in the misfortune of others.

July 6, 2011
Posted by Mark Payne on 07/06/2011

Individual Performance of the Season
Dimitar Berbatov vs Liverpool

They are high pressure games against the team from Anfield and our record against these opponents has not been terrific of late. What’s more, having endured an enormous amount of criticism during his first two seasons at the club the Bulgar had a huge point to prove in 2010/11. His sublime hat-trick here, culminating in one of the most exquisite overhead kicks you will ever see, buried his critics at the bottom of the ocean. A stupendous performance from a stupendous player.