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Everything Is Calm Around United Now

Flickering through the news today, it struck me how difficult it is to find anything that is worthy of mention about United. And that is unusual.

The picks of today's bunch: Rooney is to buy a McLaren for 350,000 - and it will be red-seated, Jean-Michel Aulas is unhappy about Fergie's tricks as the boss tries to enlist Saha to persuade Benzema of what a delightful thing would be to sign for United, Anderson is a big thing, Foster will be back soon...

Newspaper columns, blogs, nothing held any interest whatsoever. Eduardo's injury, the Carling Cup final, Rafa Benitez, Everton's another impressive victory, the death of the 39th game: these dominated the headlines, columns, blogs, debates, everything.

And it is all so well. There was a brief focus on United when we had a couple of disappointing results due to a dip in form, fired-up opponents and bad team selection. Since those games, we've recorded two impressive tonkings on the domestic front and earned a creditable and deserved 1-1 at Lyon in the Champions League.

But even after the 4-0 defeat of Arsenal, the talk was mostly about the Gooners, and how their season would pan out after this. Our Champions League game got little press coverage due to Arsenal's draw with Milan and most importantly, Liverpool's unexpected win over Inter. Even the Kevin Keegan v Alex Ferguson reunion wasn't hyped out of the world.

We were, by and large, allowed to go on about our business quietly ever since that horrible derby day defeat. And it is all so well. As a United fan you get used to two articles per day questioning the team's capabilites and maybe one News of the World-style gossip that makes the headlines even in the quality papers.

I don't know what you think but I love it that somehow everyone seems to forget United. We go on smoothly with our business and though no doubt that as the season draws to its close the spotlight will be thrust back on United again, I'm enjoying this unusual silence.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 27 2008

Time: 6:16PM

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phew thats a relief cos this site has been going crazy ape $h1t recently huh? ....................hellooooooooooooooooo anybodyyyy therrrreeeee???????????????
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27/02/2008 18:38:00

We tend to show our support for the club,by being the best supported club,IN THE WORLD.
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27/02/2008 18:40:00

arsenal in crisis, chelsea in-fighting, liverpool feking obismal...........yor right zae, we are the only one of the top four (if we can still count liverpool as top for, persoanllly i would replace them with everton) who are just getting on with business quietly, picking up results. i love iit!
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27/02/2008 19:34:00

Slip by Arsenal quietly
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28/02/2008 00:07:00

Hope you win the league i really do!!!
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28/02/2008 02:24:00

It's all good!
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28/02/2008 09:05:00

not even a deragotary remark about Glazier? The press are taking it easy!
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29/02/2008 21:20:00

obismal - I sea educashun is friving in Salford!
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29/02/2008 21:21:00

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01/03/2008 12:57:00

Merlin......LOL!!! Be nice to em, they are but pesants you know.
Blue is the colour
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01/03/2008 21:16:00

and chelsea wont win no trophies
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04/03/2008 11:22:00


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