MUGA Special: Harry Maguire: Man Utd’s Emperor in New Clothes – By Elijah

One great thing about stories, fables and tales is that they are able to explain complicated phenomena quite easily. Such is the case of the pluralistic ignorance and Danish folklore, The Emperor’s New Clothes. The story goes that two weavers come to the emperor with new linen possessing a special power. It is invisible to …

Success in Modern Football

Bill Shankly (7), Sir Matt Busby (8), Bob Paisley (12), Sir Alex Ferguson (24). The most decorated managers in English football. What made them successful? Above all: Trophies. Trophies are still the most quantifiable way of measuring success in the modern era, but the goalposts of ‘success’ have undeniably moved.   Of course, ‘success’ needs …

The Washed One

Jose Mourinho is arguably the most polarising figure in world football today. Despite his critics, he is also one of the most decorated managers. So, on 27th May 2016, when it was announced that Mourinho had been appointed as manager of Manchester United, fans were relatively optimistic of what the future held. However, after the …

Giggs-eh

109 goals in 632 premier league appearances, Guess who ? You would be forgiven if you guessed Yaya Sanogo, or Bosko Balaban (One for Danny Rose to google). Alas you would be wrong. These are the stats of Manchester United ‘legend’ Ryan Giggs. In his career he only scored 109 goals in 46,433 minutes of …

015 -Weekly Round Up

015 – Weekly Round Up   A weekly football debate podcast. This week we round up the last 7 days of action debating Luis Suarez, England’s world cup, Manchester United’s transfer dealings, Ghana’s money row and much much more. Host – @Lewbob91 Ayo – @UncleD1su Reuben – @MarcoReubs Ife – @MrMeeds Ellis – @Elliskco_I Follow …

009 – What Makes A Manager ‘Ready’?

    009 – What Makes A Manager ‘Ready’?   This week the panel discusses what makes a manager ‘ready’ for a managerial position in light of calls for Ryan Giggs to become the new permanent United manager. Give the lads a follow on Twitter Host – @lewbob91 Morayo – @Whodeknee Mickey – @MickeyKane Anton …