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  • Sarah 12:00 on July 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    The start of a new era for Manchester United 

    David Moyes at Old Trafford

    It has been very quiet at TF Towers for a while now, the over saturation of United gossip on social networks is one of the factors of my lack of writing on anything United related. So much has changed since I last wrote here, both at the club and also on a personal level.

    This is a Manchester United blog so I won’t bore you with the personal stuff. Although I will add that I do not cope well with change, so Sir Alex’s retirement has kicked me in the gut several times over and I’m sure it will continue to do so. Like many have said they have never known anything other than Sir Alex at United and I am the same, we have been a privileged group of supporters to witness his time with Manchester United.

    When I think of United without Sir Alex as Manager, I still feel tears emerging from my eyes. I am actually fighting them back now as writing this all makes it real. At every coaching course that I have been on Sir Alex was used as an example, the broadest proud grin used to come across my face every time. That was OUR manager. I had even managed to make my English presentation at school on ‘Motivational Leaders’ about him. My teacher supported Arsenal so you can imagine how well that went down…

    But he really has gone. We have a new Manager now. Everything starts fresh. (More …)

  • Sarah 18:02 on August 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alex Morgan, Away shirt, , , Home shirt, Match of The Day, Monday Night Football, MoTD, , Nick Powell, , , , , , transfer talk   

    Reasons to be excited because Manchester United are back! 

    Reasons to be excited because Manchester United are back

    Before I start, I realise how can I list all the wonderful things about Manchester United being back in just a few points on a blog. Well I can write an opus but would anyone take the time to read it? Exactly. I like most of you I’m sure, are not just excited about Manchester United being back but also the football season. Manchester United is the all consuming part of my life but football itself is a big passion of mine also.

    Some of these reasons might not be totally Manchester United related but it’s my list and I can do what I want!

    The Premier League is back tomorrow!

    First and foremost the season starts tomorrow, our campaign starts against Everton at Goodison Park on Monday night. Hard to believe that we’ve waited so long for the new season isn’t it? Some of us impatiently… (More …)

  • Sarah 10:43 on June 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    United > England or United > Lack of Success? 

    ‘The Faithful’ would like to welcome one of our new writers @Caddies to our site. Here is his first article for us.

    Euro 2012 starts in a week and England’s first match is a week on Monday against France. I’m looking forward to the full tournament as a football fan but I’m also looking forward to England’s campaign as an England fan. They’ve been drawn in what looks like a very difficult group but other than Group A, I wouldn’t fancy any of the other groups either. It’s a tough tournament that should serve up some great football. (More …)

    • Pujan 18:23 on June 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    • Paul King 19:11 on June 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Great Article

  • Sarah 13:32 on June 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Jesse Lingard, Joey Barton, , , , , social media, social networks, , ,   

    Tweet off! Footballers and the new age of social media 

    Today’s article comes from @bricki. You can catch more of his writings at stretford-end.com

    Manchester United has always been a side that pushed youth development and looked to get local or club developed players into the side where possible. The two most successful eras in the clubs history (60s and 90s/2000s) have been built around a solid number of youth players making the grade. It’s fair to say that other than the hardcore reserve and youth team followers of Manchester United, few fans will have known about these players until the manager felt they were ready to make the step up. (More …)

  • Sarah 11:57 on May 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Belfast, , Harry Gregg, , , , Old Trafford tour, testimonial, Windsor Park   

    TF Chronicles: From Old Trafford to Belfast 

    Today at TF Towers I’ve asked Kay to write for you all, she like us all is totally and utterly obsessed by those 11 men in United’s colours. I “met” her through twitter and have had the pure delight to meet her in person and be there with her as she took her first glances and then step inside Old Trafford. Here she tells us of her love for United and her first Manchester United match.

    I’m just a baby when it comes to supporting Manchester United. Discovered I’d been sucked into the void that is football in 96′. I hadn’t meant to. In fact had fought against it. Was on in the background as my Man Utd loving husband and his mates watched all the matches at ours. But it got under my skin. Hooked. (More …)

  • Sarah 09:58 on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    TF Chronicles: The Berbatov Emotions – Is it time for a BERBAGASM? 

    Dimitar Berbatov, I’ve not written about you in a while. My history with Berbatov (not like that, dirty bunch!) is much like his United career I have been as much in awe as I have been in frustration. A twitter search of his name brings up a mixture of responses from the “never wanted him at my club anyway” to the hashtag BERBALOVE. His time at United has been mixed and really the only thing really that has never been mixed has been his professionalism.

    I don’t think I would have coped with being dropped for that Champions League Final. It is the biggest football stage of modern times and he must have wondered then – what do I have to do to play? I remember my twitter timeline when the CL final team was announced and even Berbatov’s sceptics were surprised. But did he go off for most of the next season on a golfing holiday? ;-) No. Of course he didn’t. He stayed. He still expresses his admiration for Sir Alex and the club. (More …)

  • Sarah 17:59 on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    My Own Battle With Depression; Remember “You are not alone” 

    Stepping aside from the usual football writings that you normally read on this site, please also take the time to read this and forward to anyone who might be struggling with depression themselves.

    Some of you might know this about me through other sites that I write for but I have battled depression. In 2009 I had a mental breakdown, my life was not my own and I was a shadow of my former and now present self. I didn’t get help for about 8 months instead I battled through and hid my depression to those who cared about me. Family and friends had no clue, I felt ashamed of what was happening to me. I  felt that this was my fault and I had to sort it out. In a way I acted my way through, forced myself to be the happy and bubbly Sarah that people knew but eventually it wore me down until there was nothing left and I literally broke. (More …)

    • Philip Gatt 19:21 on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Miss Bubbly, I applaud you.

      Well done on such a brilliant post, glad to know that you’ve got things under control, and thanks for sharing such emotions with us.

    • RedScot 21:38 on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      God bless Sarah.I always enjoy reading and learning from your articles.Often quite funny , always entertaining.Glad you have a smile again.
      I echo the ‘Faithful’ sentiments towards Gary Speed’s family and friends.

    • Cathy 22:25 on November 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome article. Depression is so misunderstood. People “on the outside” rhink onw shoyld be able to easily shake it off. If only it were that simple. This aricle is great for awareness.

    • Chuck 00:49 on November 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for putting this up…I’m sure it has helped someone. God bless you Sarah!

    • Dan 16:09 on December 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      very good article sarah… one of my cousins suffered from it, and recently my dad has been diagnosed with it. glad to hear you’ve got over it :-) x

  • Sarah 11:49 on September 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Blogging Reds Podcast: Episode IV 

    The next episode of the Blogging Reds podcast is now up. In Episode IV they discuss the Bolton and Benfica matches as well as preview the upcoming games versus Chelsea and Leeds.

    You can follow the podcast on twitter @BloggingReds and also on facebook.

  • Sarah 09:56 on August 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Saturday morning team changes… How do managers cope? 

    Managers across the world are making team change right now. Will they bench their top scorer as they didn’t play too well in midweek? What about midfield, will the winger be fit enough for 90 minutes? Will the goalkeeper be able to put behind the penalty that he should have saved last weekend? It’s a risky business being a manager, jobs are on the line every week and are they ready to make these cut-throat decisions to get the most points ready for glory. (More …)

  • Sarah 13:29 on June 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    My Manchester United 2010-11 Awards by Sarah 

    I admit I’m a bit late in putting my awards selection together for two reasons I’m trying to extend the football season to suit myself and because I haven’t yet made up my mind who I will award each thing to! I’m hoping as I sit down to write this that it will all come together… here’s hoping! (More …)

    • RedScot 20:25 on June 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Nice read as ever, clear and informative.I would nominate Wayne’s over head kick against City as the key goal for me and pivotal in turning round his season, in as much he could and did say bye his goal celebration ‘I am back’.
      I am massively surprised and bewildered….No mention of ‘Ryan Giggs’ * shock horror * lol.
      Thanks for the articles during the past season, have a brilliant summer and yes look forward to the 20th.

      • Sarah 12:56 on June 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks! I’d have Roo’s goal v City as my second purely because it seemed too obvious to choose! I don’t like obvious! Haha!

        Cheers for reading!

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