Owen Hargreaves

United's Midfield: Needing Something Other

United’s Midfield: Needing Something Other

For the past one hundred summers (or thereabouts), the transfer window for United fans has played out like a clever analogy for unparalleled frustration; with nothing remotely central-midfieldy to celebrate. But for a club who supposedly don’t have, haven’t had, or even seemingly got all that close to buying, any one of the best central […]

Case File #7 (continued): The Spy Who Shafted Me

Case File #7 (continued): The Spy Who Shafted Me

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… At Manchester United, without having regular football as a distraction, Micky Owen was encouraged to develop his detective skills. Under the watchful eye of his spirit […]

Case File #6: Caps Lock Caveman

Case File #6: Caps Lock Caveman

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… Micky’s crime fighting has taken him from the desolation on the streets of Liverpool, to the destitution on the streets of Newcastle, via the underworld of […]

Misnomers, Misdemeanors, EPL, O.T: Get Ur Freak On

Misnomers, Misdemeanors, EPL, O.T: Get Ur Freak On

Oi! Everything! Yeah, you Everything, I’m talking to you … pipe down at the back Something Else and you, Another Thing.  Put your hand down, this isn’t an open forum, or ruddy show and tell.  Look , Everything just stop happening for a one lousy second … thank you. Okay, now, I was doing this introduction to this post that […]

Filling a slightly Rooney shaped midfield hole with a Rooney peg.

Filling a slightly Rooney shaped midfield hole with a Rooney peg.

If you were asked to pick a player from the current United squad to duplicate eleven times, and then field in the next fixture, I think you’d be hard pushed not to choose Rooney. Vidic might get a few votes, but the referee would have a job keeping up with play, with the extra luggage […]

Fair to Middle Men

Fair to Middle Men

As United have apparently stumbled upon their early season lull a couple of months behind the expected schedule (or 10 months early, for those insisting we aren’t going to be having one this season), it’s only natural that collective fingers are prepared, sharpened, pointed, prodded and jabbed violently in the direction of the presumed culpable parties amongst the squad. In ‘failing’ to replace Scholesy […]

United 1 - 6 Man City

United 1 – 6 Man City

Well I’ve seen a lot of things while I’ve been blogging for Bifurcated…But I didn’t really expect to see that. The result does suggest City will be more of a problem than I personally gave them credit for at the start of the season. There is a marked improvement from last season. They actually feel […]

Who's Bad? Why Hargreaves won't fit in at City.

Who’s Bad? Why Hargreaves won’t fit in at City.

As the mass populous of football fans, primarily United ones,  whip themselves in to a vitriolic frenzy about the potential move of Owen Hargreaves to Manchester City we at Bifurcated have decided to look at things with a bit more clarity…through the eye of mathematics. Armed with two (TWO!) sheets of graph paper, a permanent […]

A Tale of two Owens

Michael Owen’s arrival at United was a kick in the teeth for Liverpool fans. ABUs laughed at the signing of a player considered way past his prime. And that was after laughing at the brochure he had made to parade his abilities around boardrooms up and down the country. Now another Owen, this time an […]

Player Of The Season 2012: Anderson.

Player Of The Season 2012: Anderson.

Is it a Bird?… No, he’s just got braided hair you bigot! Is it a plane? … Well, he’s carrying a bit of extra cargo. and in some areas he’s first class (?!) … NO! It’s Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira. Anderson. Ando. Player of the season 2012. My hero *swoon*. I tried calling Paddy […]

Bi-Mark: Footballiversity

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