Monday, May 30, 2011

Berbatov set to quit Man Utd after final axe. I don't blame him.


Look, everyone knew Chicharito was a huge part of the season. But lest we forget, while Chicharito was getting up to speed and Rooney was pouting about his contract, Berba was quietly carrying the team.

Personally, I think Fergie got it all wrong only letting Berbatov start 5 of the last 20 matches.

He is the manager and you have to respect his decisions, but think what an uproar there would be if Kevin Durant wasn't even allowed to suit up in the NBA playoffs? I mean, Ferguson will do it his own way and he has a warehouse full trophies to prove it, but occasionally you get one wrong and this was a huge error in my mind.

Berbatov not even on the bench for the Final? Michael Owen instead? The man scored 20 goals in the toughest league in the world. There is something more to this than football, because it has to be one of the stupidest decisions by Ferguson in a long time.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

After 35 years, City has a trophy, but Manchester will always be RED! 19 times Champion of England.

Man United's Paul Scholes may hang up his boots. A true legend.


He is already a legend. He has won (I believe) every trophy a club player could possibly win. This EPL title is his 10th. If United beat Barca then he will have 3 Champions League trophies. Like last year, he will only stay if he thinks he can contribute and we should respect any decision he makes because he has earned it.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Man United's commercial revenue up 30 percent - Glazer haters get to the back of the bus!

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MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) -- Manchester United's strong on-field season has been accompanied by a 30 percent rise in commercial revenue, according to its latest quarterly financial results released on Friday.

Turnover for Manchester United Ltd in the three months to the end of March rose one percent to 75.2 million pounds compared to the same period last year, driven by the large rise in commercial revenue.

Commercial revenue for the period was 24.9 million pounds ($40.5 million), taking the nine-month total to 75.3 million and putting the Premier League leaders on track to break the 100 million-pound mark for the first time when full-year results are released.

United have been increasing their territory-specific commercial ventures, such as mobile phone service deals in single countries.

"The strength of the new commercial strategy is demonstrated in very strong revenue growth," a United spokesman said. "The combination of global partnerships and deals that relate to individual countries has delivered a significant rise in income."

United are one point away from a record 19th English league title, which they can secure with a draw at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, while they have a chance of further silverware when they take on Barcelona in the Champions League final on May 28.

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Winning trophies, making money...what else can the owners do?