23
May

Class of ‘92 play against construction workers on a rooftop

It’s the dream of just about any Manchester United fan to play against one of the best groups of footballers the world has seen: the esteemed Class of ‘92.

A group of construction workers at the Hotel Football project had that very opportunity, on the roof of the structure no less. The project, being built next to Old Trafford, was visited by United legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers.

When they wandered up to the five-a-side field being built on the rooftop, something pretty wonderful happened:

The five former players are all involved in the Hotel Football project, so while this was probably totally staged, but you can’t say these workers enjoyed it any less than if it had been an impromptu kick-about. 

(H/T SB Nation)

31
Mar

Trecker’s Travels: A second home

Jamie Trecker

MANCHESTER — You know you’ve been on the road too long when you walk out of the train station here, grab the paper, and the man looks up at you with recognition and says: “Welcome home, mate.”

His mistake is understandable: I’ve actually been in Manchester more days this year than I have in the place I actually call home by a significant amount. Part of it is the fact that not many folks walk around here looking like Frank Zappa gone to seed. But a part of it is that slowly but surely – and probably much to my Scottish mum’s disdain — England has become a second home.

The diner in Stevenson Square knows my order before I place it (to be fair, Americans drink a lot more black coffee) the newsagent next door knows I buy the Telegraph, the Mail and Private Eye on Thursdays and yesterday a guy at Port Street leaned over and asked me who’d won the early match…in Scotland. “Barmaid said you’d know.”

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18
Feb

Manchester clubs battle for Mangala

In January it was rumored that Manchester City missed out on Porto star Eliaquim Mangala. This summer they look set to go back for the highly-coveted defender and could be rivaled by Manchester neighbors United for his signature. The France under-21 international is thought to be valued at around £35 million by the Portuguese club.

For this rumor and the rest of Tuesday’s transfer gossip, click here.

22
Sep

Newly-wed Man United fan still the winner of the derby

Manchester United may have lost the derby against City on Sunday, but a United fan who recently married into a family of City supporters can still say he came out on top.

The fan — whose twitter alias is @aboycalledyoung — pulled an epic prank on his new in-laws while giving his wedding toast. Having lost his father the past year, he leads his in-laws into an emotional tribute to his old man before delivering the perfect punch line!

Later, the cheeky groom confirmed on twitter that this prank was indeed the best way he could think of to honor his father:

H/T 101GG

26
May

Manchester City POV training with a GoPro

If you’ve ever wondered what a Premier League practice looked like from a player’s point of view, your questions have been answered.

Thanks to a GoPro video camera, Manchester City have given fans a look at what training is like through the eyes of Carlos Tevez, Joe Hart, and Samir Nasri. It’s fascinating to see the precision passing from such a close angle.

Hopefully next time they keep the cameras on after training so we can see what it’s like riding home in Ferraris and hitting the clubs in Manchester.