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Fans Grab the Headlines in a Forgettable Roses Derby


By Liam “Wrestlemania” Brown

Well, well, Elland Road hasn’t changed. The Leeds team (a far cry from their financially irresponsible glory days) hasn’t changed. And neither has the press’ ability to deflect any discussion of a cakewalk of a game into moral outrage too. I’m talking about the “Istanbul” chants, but first a BRIEF summary of the game. Well, it was a fantastic first half display from United, merit badges handed out to Fryers, Valencia, Fabio, Prefect Owen and Head Boy Giggsy. Fryers looks confident, eager, yet composed, retained the ball well apart from a few 40 yard attempts at a “Hollywood Pass” (one which he completed by the way). But other than that a very comfortable first half display. 2nd half wasn’t quite as thrilling yet more an exercise in how to control and see out a victory in a hostile environment, culminating in a bizarre Berbatov/Carrick defensive partnership. 

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United hell bent on getting three points in Turkey


A trip to Turkey for a Champions League clash is tough for any team who goes there and Tuesday’s game at Bursaspor promises to be far from an easy night for Manchester United. Although they lead their group with two wins and a draw against an opponent who have lost all three matches, Sir Alex Ferguson will not be taking any chances and will have a strong squad at his disposal as he continues his chase for a spot in the knock out stages. Full points frm the visit will almost certainly get him there.

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