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United v Spurs Preview!

United host one of those fixtures this weekend that gives you one of those magical kick-backs to another era. The mere mention of a fixture with Spurs is enough to visualize this epic encounters we had when all you got on television were black and white pictures. Today off course, the televised market is flooded with football but a home tie with Spurs is still an attention grabbing fixture, even if the London club might be viewed, by some, as our feeder-club these days!

Vital Quotes:

Spurs, competing in the Champions League and doing well in the Premier League, are not a side short of confidence and ahead of the trip to Old Trafford, Luka Modric has banged their drum by remarking,

"We`re ready, why not?"

"We showed in the second half against Inter that we can compete against the best teams on the world and United is certainly one of the best teams in the world.

'But why not go there and try to win? I know Tottenham haven't won at Old Trafford for a long time, so why not now?

'It's the best stage to play, the best stadium and it will be a great game for us. I hope we can do something there.'

I told you they were a confident lot!

United Team News:

Sir Alex Ferguson will, no doubt, make a multitude of changes to the eleven that started the recent Carling Cup fixture against Wolves. Van Der Sar, Evra, Vidic, Ferdinand, Scholes and Berbatov will all, most likely, return.

Not featuring though will be long term injury victim Valencia whilst Rooney will be resting his troublesome ankle injury in the luxury of a Dubai hotel. Owen, after tweaking another muscle, will also be out.

We fully expect that Hernandez will start; after all, the golden boy can do no wrong at this current moment in time.

Whether Sir Alex selects the old war-horse Neville remains to be seen, last weeks forty-five minute outing (at Stoke) probably gave Sir Alex food for thought!

Spurs old-boys, Berbatov and Carrick will be hoping the fixture proves special to them with out-standing displays.

Player to watch: Nemanja Vidic

Our team captain sometimes gets over-shadowed by the presence of Rio Ferdinand but it should never be forgotten that Vidic is the guy who holds the defence together, the guy who has a ruggedness and a doggedness about him that sets him apart from others.

Spurs Team News:

Harry Redknapp recently suggested that his side were possibly three player`s quality players away from mounting a serious challenge for the Premier League title, although recent early season form implies that the North London side are not far away from making a serious challenge without those three players.

Spurs do have injury concerns with Jermain Defoe unlikely to feature and there`s always a concern about Ledley King being available. Jonathan Woodgate remains a long term absentee and there may be two or three others not quite 100%.

But, Harry does have talent at his disposal and the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Aaaron Lennon and Peter Crouch are quite capable of influencing any game.

Player to watch: Gareth Bale

An outstanding prospect and only a matter of time before he`s snapped up by a bigger team. Will he becoming to Old Trafford and follow the tried and trusted route followed by Carrick and Berbatov, it remains to be seen but don`t write such a suggestion off.

Match Facts & Stats

In the Premier League, United got their first away win of the season at Stoke last time out. Their home form is a lot better but points have still been dropped, most notably last time out when Roberto Di Matteo inspired his side to comeback from 2-0 down to draw 2-2.

Earlier in the season though Newcastle, West Ham and Liverpool have all been beaten!

Spurs have suffered mixed fortunes on the road, The North London side won at Fulham bit were beaten by West Ham in their last two away Premier League fixtures.

A recent Champions League game, against Inter Milan, saw Spurs slip to a 4-0 deficit before a Gareth Bale hat trick made the score line look more than respectable.

Match Prediction:

If United can stop conceding goals after establishing a lead our nerves will all be a lot calmer. Wolves were the latest to show that the trait remains and Spurs, with all their attacking options, could well, given the chance open us up. But with a new mood I the camp, following the Rooney contract signing and two good wins, we expect United to kick on and win what could quite easily be a high scoring game. United to win a five goal thriller by the odd goal in five anyone!

Next Fixtures:

We`re off to Turkey to play Bursaspor in the Champions League in midweek followed by a home game with Wolves, in the Premier League.

The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 28 2010

Time: 6:09PM

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It will be a good match of course you have the edge but for the first time in a long time we have a strong squad that can put up a fight. Your strikes, defenders, and coach are better but I feel we have a stronger midfield and goalie. With a little luck maybe we get a win but a tie would be decent enough.
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29/10/2010 17:22:00

right now you cant buy bale...end of
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29/10/2010 23:26:00

your jockeying for gareth bale borders on being pathetic. you lot are sad! the worse thing is that you were even held ransom by looney for a pay-hike, and he isn't even playing to be justifying such salary. pathetic mankers.
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30/10/2010 00:30:00

OMG, it is depressing here. Where are all the Utd fans? I know there are many. No offence Red Boy by why would you bother writing all these articles if the only ones commenting are the SPURS fans ?. Your dedication to your site is commendable.:)
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30/10/2010 00:40:00

Tottenham should enjoy Bale while it lasts ... no doubt he will be in a United kit next season for 20 mil. Furthermore, I can see this being a 4-0 win, our way of course. THFC AKA our feeder club.
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30/10/2010 01:19:00

Before any Tottenham fan bite I am just winding up.
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30/10/2010 01:32:00

MUFC - our bank!
The Horses Mouth
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30/10/2010 12:24:00

we may be your feeder club but what are we actually feeding you ? The Jury is still out on both Berbatov and Carrick despite being at United for several seasons You certainly overpay but are you getting value ?
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30/10/2010 13:22:00

nani is such a diver, and yet your old man claims Torres is. That was a farce of a goal the second one. And yet again Spurs failing to even draw, you guys just cant play UTD......and thats BS.
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30/10/2010 20:10:00

Touche THM, very clever. cynicspur, in all fairness to Carrick he had a good start at Man U and only in the last two seasons has he displayed poor form. Berby has been a slow starter but is really begginning to prove himself. Surely with all that money you've got off us you can afford to go and buy a decent striker.
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30/10/2010 20:10:00

Perhaps a bit harsh using 'decent' but you know what I mean.
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30/10/2010 20:11:00

Our MF were fantastic,thats the performance we are looking out for.Top class.Gd nt everyone.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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30/10/2010 20:38:00

LMAO No7, touche back to you sir! We're all begging for just a half decent striker! Crouch and keane are as toothless as yer gum-chewing manager, we have Les Ferdinand and Clive Allen on the coaching staff, I'd honestly be as happy seeing them start for us as The bean pole and the "pointy, shouty bloke"! have to admit, I thought the second goal was farcical by the ref, and wouldn't have been given if the teams were reversed at OT (if you see what I mean), but you guys won (1-0) fairly! Such a shame the ref overshadowed the game, until then all the talk was about open attacking football from both sides, but that's been forgotten now,,
The Horses Mouth
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31/10/2010 01:24:00

it's manu+ref vs spurs..
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31/10/2010 16:05:00

Yea and we love it yidpondan you lost the game regardless of the decision at least THM admits that. Hop on back to spursvital and tell 'em of how you got robbed there with many of your other delirious spud friends.
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31/10/2010 18:08:00


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