HUNT FOR NEW MANAGER GOES ON, BUT WHAT DO UNITED NEED TO REVAMP THEIR STRUGGLING SQUAD?

After a terrible season, Moyes has got the sack and pundits and fans alike have all suggested that for Manchester United to be competitive once again they will need to clear out as many as 12 players and spend upwards of £200 million! In my latest article for Stretty News I argue that MUFC’s best move now is to remain calm and act quickly. With Van Gaal not available until after the World Cup, here are the three players United should sign ASAP for less than half that huge figure.

Read the full article at the link below:

http://strettynews.com/whilst-the-hunt-for-the-new-manager-goes-on-what-players-should-manchester-united-bring-in-and-who-should-they-move-on-in-order-to-revamp-their-struggling-squad/

Moyes out but who next for Manchester United?

David Moyes has finally been shown the door by Manchester United. Did he have to be given the sack? What was the final straw? Who now should replace the former Chosen One? I address all of these questions in my latest article for Four Four Tweet which is available at the link below:

http://fourfourtweet.co.uk/moyes-out-but-who-next-for-manchester-united/

A WEEK IN FOOTBALL PART 2 – FIGHT FOR PREMIER LEAGUE SURVIVAL BLOWN WIDE OPEN

Yesterday in my column for Stretty News, I took a look at the wonderfully close and intriguing battle for the title and Champions League places currently raging at the top of the Premier League table. Equally enrapturing this season though has been the tussle for survival. Tight all season; in the past couple of weeks the fight to remain in England’s premier competition had looked to be a little clearer. Certainly relegation candidates Swansea, West Brom, Norwich and Aston Villa kept losing, but so did Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff, the three clubs currently in the drop zone. As long as those three continued to lose, there seemed little chance of anything changing. This week though, the whole situation was blown wide open. Wins for Cardiff and Fulham have made survival anyone’s to win or lose, a couple of great escapes could well be on.

Take a closer look at those seven candidates by reading the full article at the link below:

http://strettynews.com/a-week-in-football-part-2-fight-for-premier-league-survival-blown-wide-open/

Have Nemanja Matić’s performances thus far for Chelsea justified the £21 million spent on his transfer from Benfica?

Nemanja Matic has been excellent since his transfer to Chelsea in January, but do his great performances really justify spending over £20 million on a player who just a few seasons earlier left the club for a fraction of the price? For my latest article for SoccerSouls, I look at the case of Matic and how it reflects on Chelsea’s wider transfer policy.

Read the full article at the link below:

http://www.soccersouls.com/2014/04/have-this-21m-chelsea-stars-performances-so-far-justify-his-transfer-fee/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Soccersouls+%28SoccerSouls%29

The secret behind Crewe Alexandra’s remarkable player production line

My latest article taking a brief look at Dario Gradi and his 30 year association with Crewe Alex, launching the careers of Platt, Savage, and more recently Nick Powell & Ashley Westwood. For @TBRFootball 

Read the full article at the link below:

http://tbrfootball.com/?p=9195

A WEEK IN FOOTBALL – INJURIES COST MANCHESTER CITY DEAR AND ARSENAL SHOW SIGNS OF DECLINE

My weekly column, A Week In Football for Stretty News, looking at where yesterday’s defeat leaves Manchester City and asking whether Arsenal can balance their league and cup commitments to nick fourth, and end their nearly nine year wait for a trophy.

Read the full article at the link below: 

http://strettynews.com/a-week-in-football-injuries-cost-manchester-city-dear-and-arsenal-show-signs-of-decline/

Man United: You can’t win anything with kids

My latest article is a playful critique of David Moyes’ record with youth at Everton and where that leaves Manchester United going forward.

It can be read at Four Four Tweet by clicking on the link below. It’s an excellent site with a huge twitter following. Please do read, like and share.

“You can’t win anything with kids”, at least not with David Moyes in charge.

http://fourfourtweet.co.uk/man-united-you-cant-win-anything-with-kids/

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