The Battle For 23rd Place Is Back On....
Goals from Kyel Reid and Kwame Thomas gave Mark Robins his first victory since returning to the club as manager - look out Chesterfield, we're coming for 23rd place!
Diary 36 - Away the lads again
SUNDERLAND 0 BURNLEY 0 The run of away games had seen just one point so far. The very healthy gap between Burnley and the bottom three had been closed to 7 points with Hull enjoying a definite renaissance.
Middlesbrough defeated at Riverside and we look forward...
United eased past Middlesbrough 3-1 at the Riverside on Sunday Lunchtime and after the weekend results now sit in 5th place in the Premier League. The red devils are 4 points behind Liverpool with two games in hand on the Merseysiders. The international break is now upon us and the club's next match is a home fixture against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 1st April at Old Trafford with a 3pm kick off. Yes a traditional day and kick off time for the "shirts".
Cahill Silences Stoke
By some strange coincidence, Willian and Cahill have scored in each Premiership fixture against Stoke City. The team from the Potteries act as a good barometer of Chelsea's stellar progress this season, because last year we lost twice and drew at home to them, so to win home and away against this potential banana skin is a marked improvement. Another peculiar piece of trivia is that all three goals in this hotly contested encounter were a result of set pieces.
Sunderland 0 Burnley 0
Sunderland 0-0 Burnley Burnley are still to win away from home this season but put another important point on the board thanks to another Stadium of Light stalemate.
We look at the 1894/95 season for part 8 and what a poor season it was. Not once did we go any higher then 10th spot in a season that started badly and never really improved. Wolves lost the opening three games scoring twice and letting in eleven which included a 5-1 thrashing by our rivals WBA. Wolves also suffered big losses to Bolton (1-6) and Blackburn (1-5). They did enjoy a three game winning streak over Christmas and the New Year however they managed just two more wins out of nine in the run in. In the F.A.Cup Wolves crashed out to WBA in round three.
Plane To See Wenger Should Go Player Ratings
Clearly Wenger no longer motivates the team, and the collapse in morale must mean that a shed load of players are planning to leave Wenger's sinking rat in the summer. How come Ozil is missing so many games? But the real problem is that stagnation is not a strategy. Since 2006 Wenger has aimed at stagnation, being content with the top four, for a while that could succeed, but its an idea whose time has passed. New managers and big spending clubs have consigned that idea to the dustbin of history, Wenger no longer knows how to get past the last 16 in the CL, or how to win the league. With all the top clubs in disarray last season he ended up 10 points behind Leicester. I didn't watch the game today, I have never found car crashes and rubber necking fun. Thanks to Boston Gooner for enduring the debacle and rating the players.
Prediction League Game 29 Airdrie Vs. Stenhousemuir
It's difficult not be negative ahead of today's game, well any game at the moment I suppose so we will let the facts and figures do the work for us. Today will be the fourth meeting of the teams in the first Airdrie won 2-1 thanks to two goals from Adam Brown, Stennie through Mark Gilhaney. In the second match honours were shared in a 2-2 draw Colin McMenamin and Fraser Kerr were the scorers for Stennie and Iain Russell and Adam Brown scored for the Diamonds. That brings us to the final encounter and the match that should have got our current management team sacked Airdrie 0 - 5 Stenhousemuir Willis Furtado opened the scoring David Marsh got two, Alan Cook got one and then Carlos Mazana-Matrinez ended our embarrissment.
It's Anderlecht in the Quarter Finals of the Europa League
United have been drawn against Anderlecht in the quarter finals of the Europa League and will probably travel to Belgium on 13th April with the return at Old Trafford on 20th April. United have played Anderlecht six times winning four including their record European margin way back in 1956 when they beat the Belgians 10-0 at Maine Road in the European Cup. The teams last met in the Champions League in 2000, when both sides won their home matches.
United out of FA Cup but march on in Europa League
A mixed week for the red devils saw a defeat at Stamford Bridge on Monday night in the FA Cup quarter final. The 1-0 reverse means that there will not be a second trip to Wembley for United this season. On Thursday night in a tense game United overcame the Russian side Rostov with a close range goal from Juan Mata. United were indebted to goalkeeper Sergio Romero who made a couple of superb saves late on to preserve the reds' lead.