March 2016

(Religion)

(Religion)

As part of a series, Bi-Literal, we are inviting writers and creative types to submit their short stories, poems and prose with a football theme. Here’s the second one in the series by our very own Brett (contains strong language).   Saturday morning, 7:30 am. I’d forgotten the clocks started this early in the night. […]

Norwich 1 - 2 United

Norwich 1 – 2 United

Only have one thing to say about this game: I love Ryan Giggs. After what we’ve learned about him over the past 12 months it’s difficult to agree with SAF that he’s an ‘amazing man’, but in a football context, amazing doesn’t even get close.

Norwich 1 – 2 United

Without having heard yet whether Rooney (if ever ill at all) is fit it’s hard to predict. I think with Rooney playing, with the little hints from him of his better form sprouting lately, we’ll have easily enough to get the points. Without him we have the potential to struggle (always). Norwich have impressed on […]

Case File #4: Double agent

Case File #4: Double agent

He may no longer play for United, but we have managed to get our grubby little hands on the archived, top-secret, investigations he undertook while he was still under our employment… A young Micky escaped the evil clutches of Liverpool’s gang of petty criminals and thugs just before they started dropping the soap in the […]

United 1 - 2 Ajax

United 1 – 2 Ajax

Whoever keeps inviting Buzz killington to these European nights give it up? As soon as we took our metaphorical foot off the gas after going ahead the game drifted towards its inevitable conclusion. Nani needs to seriously get a life. I don’t know exactly what I mean by that, but I know I really mean […]

United 3 – 1 Ajax

With the Norwich game on Sunday I’m pretty sure we’ll see a side out that will look a lot more like our Europa League line-ups will when we’ve got a Prem fixture at the weekend … “Experimental”. They’ve got to come at us, so will, I’ve no doubt be just as, if not more, adventurous […]

Can you help us give Michael Carrick a nickname?

Can you help us give Michael Carrick a nickname?

Love him or hate him (or have an opinion on him that sits in the expansive area between those two poles), he’s pretty much part of the fixtures and fittings now and it’s become apparent to us at Bifurcated that Michael Carrick has never really had a nickname.   It’s Michael Carrick or Carrick. Surely, […]

Paul Gascoigne Glorious

Paul Gascoigne Glorious

Glorious: My World, Football and Me Paul Gascoigne (Simon & Schuster Ltd 2011) I remember calling my friend Tim Greaves from work while he read the final names for the World Cup ’98 squad off of Ceefax.  He told me I wouldn’t believe who’d been left out. I went through everyone before I got to […]

Ajax 0 - 2 United

Ajax 0 – 2 United

Great to see Cleverley back and coming through unscathed. Good to see the human butterfly knife Ashley Young too. I was very surprised by the line up, but it would have been very different had we been playing at the weekend. Nani was poor but hey … Evans and Rio were solid, Yay. Nice to […]

Ajax 1 – 2 United

Really not sure how this one is going to go, what with all the rumoured talk of using the Europa League to ‘experiment’. It sounds familiarly like thinly veiled code for ‘we’re not going to be putting much effort into this, so don’t expect too much, we’re not. So there, ner ner nee ner ner’. Either way […]

There was something in the heir ... Fernando

There was something in the heir … Fernando

If like me you enjoy spending a couple of minutes a week sticking Premier League footballers, or European club names, into Google Translate in an attempt to fill the void in your life created by your lack of sociability, you may have discovered that Torres means ‘Towers’ (one of my personal favourites being Otelul Galati, […]

My ruddy Valentine: Dear John

My ruddy Valentine: Dear John

    Ode to an absent friend…   A hole, that’s what you left, . on the right and the left and the centre. . The biggest in my heart. . I now can see your reasons, . and I’ll provide the rhyme… . You didn’t always start. . Eyes a brilliant green, . Or […]

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