United 4 - 0 Norwich

United 4 – 0 Norwich

Whoever the new Louis van Gaal is, I really hope they make Giggsy their number two. The Moyes toll taken on the players was visibly lifted and, well, it’s obvious why. Keeping Scholesy and Bicky Nutt involved in some capacity would again serve the new Louis van Gaal very well – whoever the board choose […]

Fairytale of De Gea - A Song By Paul Off Of The Rant Cast

Fairytale of De Gea – A Song By Paul Off Of The Rant Cast

Here we are again … simply enjoying another wonderful Christmas song!

Class of '92 (2013)

Class of ’92 (2013)

I was in bits at the opening sequence. I managed to just about hold it together for the rest. I fell in love with Eric more (even more)(I didn’t think it was possible, either). And much goosebumps ensued. Do you like being wrong? I like being wrong. Do you like being wrong? I like being […]

Canvey Island cds, tapes and vinyl: Class of '92 Special!

Canvey Island cds, tapes and vinyl: Class of ’92 Special!

To coincide with the release of the new Class of ’92 documentary film (@classof92film, Class of ’92 DVD) we’re taking six familiar faces, with six all too familiar names to Canvey Island: Giggsy, Scholesy, Butty, Phily, Gary-y and Becky. What?! For this special trip, our Canvey Island family will be sharing the song that defined 1992 […]

Thomas Cooked?

Thomas Cooked?

Tom Cleverley is fertile ground for cynics, and it would be reasonable to assert that he’s invited this upon himself in apparently choosing to embrace narcissism where authenticity would have served him better. Cynics are, after all, hopeless romantics with cripplingly high moral and ethical (and mostly hypocritical) standards, that the modern footballer couldn’t possibly […]

Present Absence

Present Absence

We sometimes find ourselves saying things like: ‘If only RVP had been available for the derby.’ Or, ‘if only Fellaini was any one of a whole rake of other players who you care to mention.’ Or, ‘if only Ashley Young had legs that fit right, and were on the right way round.’  Or, ‘if only […]

Danny, Me and Henry...

Danny, Me and Henry…

I was asked a couple of years back which other player Danny reminded me of the most and, without pausing for breath, I replied: “Henry” because he did … a little bit. It was met with such unexpectedly high levels of derision that, to save face; to pretend I wasn’t wounded – and that in fact […]

Season Predictions: In A Word

Season Predictions: In A Word

This year we’re going back to the future with our season predictions … it’s our one word prediction show (back and better, or at least the same as the the previous two years) … In A Word! . . . . With special guests: @manutd24 ManUtd24 site @BeautifullyRed Beautifully Red site @Tommy_CTS Can They Score […]

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 […]



Canvey Island cds, tapes and vinyl: Goodbyes...

Canvey Island cds, tapes and vinyl: Goodbyes…

We thought this Canvey ‘Goodbye Special’ might coincide with Scholesy saying goodbye; then it was definitely going to coincide with Bifurcated saying goodbye; and now here we are saying goodbye to Fergie AND Scholesy, while Bifurcated is carrying on. Hey! Football Gods!! – you took the wrong ones … come back for us! The conductor […]

18/22. Paul Scholes

18/22. Paul Scholes

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