On the road – Fulham

Bishops Park, Fulham. The Vicar meets Robert Thorn and shares his concerns. You know that his time is up purely by the nature of the scene itself, and his untimely demise is just a matter of ‘how’ and ‘where,’ rather than ‘when.’ The Omen film – brilliant. As a kid I shat it watching Omen I and II. The Ice Hockey disaster on the frozen lake in the second one? It could easily act as a metaphor for United v Barcelona, 2011 at Wembley. Things looking grim for long periods, then a brief shred of hope, only for it to quickly slip away again whilst many onlookers stood there, helpless. There’s no point lads, let it go, let it go….. Continue reading

On the road – Stoke City

The United way looks at grounds visited over the years, starting in a place with six towns…

The first time I saw a team cheat was Stoke. Well, when I say cheat, I mean “take corners effectively.” I assumed it was cheating as I’d never seen a good corner from us, so it was all a bit of a shock. Chip the corner to man at near post – man at near post flicks on – bulldozing centre-back piles in. Stoke may have scored against us using this approach, they may not, I can’t remember. But the fact that it sticks in my head 30 years on highlights how shit United were at corners.

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