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United’s Highs & Lows

Posted by Keano! on May 30, 2009

Another season has come and gone in the world of football and as always, it brings its highs and lows. MUN has comprised a list of United’s Five Highs and Five Lows for the 2008/2009 season. Some are blatantly obvious, and some maybe not so much, but either way, everyone will have their views on the season.

While the lows were hard to come by in all fairness, the highs list was endless and triumphs in the World Club Cup and Carling Cup miss out on MUN’s top 5 believe it or not along with Ryan Giggs stunning achievement of landing the PFA Player Of The Year award for the first time in his illustrious career.

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Rome 09: United Fan Stabbed

Posted by Keano! on May 27, 2009

Ahead of the Champions League final tonight, trouble has arisen in the capital and the result saw an alleged Manchester United fan stabbed in the thigh and sustain minor head injuries. The man was taken to the local hospital and has since been discharged with appropriate treatment applied.

Greg Walden who is 34 years of age told police that he was approached by four men outside his hotel in Rome. He sustained a knife wound to his right thigh along with minor injuries to his head. Police are on “full alert” after hearing the news, as up to this incident, everything has been calm ahead of the big game.

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Rome 09: United Arrive In Rome

Posted by Keano! on May 26, 2009

Manchester United are preparing for a training session in the Stadio Olimpico later this lunchtime after arriving safe and sound yesterday evening at their hotel which cannot be named for security purposes. They were greeted with hundreds of fans and media reporters as they entered the hotel. 

Thousands of United fans are heading for the Italian capital along with famous figures related to United such as Sir Bobby Charlton and Bryan Robson who left Manchester airport this morning.

Both were optimistic of the challenge ahead and Sir Bobby believes there “will be a lot of goals.”

See pictures of United leaving Manchester yesterday lunchtime.

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Rome 09: UEFA Confirm Referee For Final

Posted by Keano! on May 25, 2009

UEFA confirmed earlier that Swiss referee, Massimo Busacca will the the man with the task of overseeing the biggest club game of the year as Manchester United and Barcelona meet, on Wednesday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Busacca who has an impressive CV in terms of refereeing will take charge of his first ever UEFA Champions League final, and he’ll be hoping he won’t be a talking point the next day.

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Rome 09: Alcohol Lockdown!

Posted by Keano! on May 25, 2009

As of 11pm tomorrow morning until around 6am Thursday morning, Rome will be implementing an alcohol lockdown where no drinks with alcohol will be sold in shops, supermarkets, pubs, the Stadio Olimpico and any other places where alcohol can normally be bought.

It comes after Rome officials decided that if there is any trouble at the Champions League final between United and Barcelona, and then the AS Roma fans, then it would be alcohol related and this measure has been taken “for the safety of the travelling fans, the residents and the sporting event”

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