Rio Ferdinand

The Moyes ‘To Do List’

May 10, 2013

With Everton’s David Moyes being installed into the Old Trafford hot-seat from the 1st July, he is faced with one of the biggest challenges in managerial history: Trying to step into Sir Alex Ferguson’s shoes and consistently win as many trophies as possible. Daunting right? Well, some may quiver at the thought, but i think […] […]

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Is it all over for Rio?

October 1, 2012

Make Or Break For Rio As Sir Alex Urges Him To Retire From International Football. There were a lot of question marks raised over Manchester United’s defence in their shock home defeat to Spurs at the weekend.  Marshalled by Rio Ferdinand, the United defence struggled to cope with the movement of Jermaine Defoe and the pace […] […]

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The English Model vs. the Continental Model

June 16, 2011

The recent successes of the Spanish National team in the last two international tournaments, 2008 European Championships and the 2010 World Cup has highlighted a wind of change in world football. Couple Spain’s international glory with the emergence of Barcelona combining winning football with fantasy, flair and creativity and you have a recipe f […]

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Keeper catastrophe not down to Capello cock-ups

May 26, 2011

Fabio Capello’s fall from grace in the eyes of the English public since the 2010 world cup has been almost as hyped as his team’s chances for the same tournament. One of the main problems journalists have cunningly picked up is his lack of communication skills due to his sub-standard grasp of the language. He […] […]

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What’s with all the fuss about Mario Balotelli’s wink? It’s Rio Ferdinand who should be facing F.A. disciplinary action

April 19, 2011

Once more the tabloid hacks are weeing themselves trying to pin some awful deed upon Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli, after the fracas at the end of City’s surprisingly comfortable F.A. Cup semi-final win over Manchester United. Once more they’re talking from their not inconsiderably-sized bottoms. Balotelli’s offence? To […]

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With Golden Generation on the decline, finally England friendlies mean something

March 28, 2011

Friendlies like the one England will play against Ghana on Tuesday used to be dismal affairs, with little impact on the overall direction of the national side. While a first-choice core was given time off to placate club managers, players on the periphery got a chance at a run out that would have had to […] […]

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That Clattenberg call explained

November 1, 2010

“Clattenberg robbed Spurs at Old Trafford again,” has been a recurring meme from commentators and pub regulars since Nani poked the ball past Heurelho Gomes in the Saturday tea-time kickoff. Both aspects of this statement are, to be frank, complete bollocks. Firstly, because the ref was not overly to blame for the goal standing. Secondl […]

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Will Liverpool Miss Mascherano? Referees Certainly Won’t!

August 27, 2010

So the big transfer news this week centres on James Milner’s eventual move to City and on Javier Mascherano’s inevitable transfer to Barcelona. How do you think these two will fare at their new clubs? Personally, I think that Milner could be a gem, if Mancini plays him centrally, but I am unconvinced by Mascherano. The Argies skipper hardly emb […]

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Premier League Transfers – Manchester United

August 9, 2010

Just two transfers in this summer for Sir Alex Ferguson and for a squad that looks a little thin, it is suggested he looks a little further at acquiring one of the most impressive players at this summer’s World Cup. One player from that tournament whose signature he already secured before a ball was even […] […]

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Rio Ferdinand to miss World Cup

June 4, 2010

Rio Ferdinand is now almost certain to miss the World Cup after picking up a knee injury in England’s first training session. The team captain will seek a second opinion following the bleak verdict of the initial scan but Michael Dawson is set to fly out as his replacement within the next day.

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Rio’s captaincy makes history

February 11, 2010

The press coverage afforded to John Terry’s ignominious relinquishment of the England captaincy last week has been so overwhelming that, amidst it all, the significance of Fabio Capello’s decision to give the armband to Rio Ferdinand has largely been overlooked. […]

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Nani – Gentleman, we can rebuild him!

February 4, 2010

Manchester United have found the cure to their cash-flow problems by announcing a new genetic engineering programme to build the perfect winger for the future. […]

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