By ducky on February 27 ,2017
The first trophy of the season goes to United. Surely that must mean something!
By ducky on October 31 ,2016
The NFL comes to England! And everyone is thoroughly confused.
By ducky on February 27 ,2016
After the upcoming loss to Arsenal, United should just focus on the Europa League...
By ducky on February 13 ,2016
It is a nice, warm, cozy place this mid-table. Comfortably snuggled into anonymity through the cold, winter months.
By ducky on January 31 ,2016
Another 'match-saving' win just at the right time, the reign of Louis might yet last the whole season.
By ducky on January 24 ,2016
We have got to the stage where I don't even want to watch United games anymore. Definitely not the first half.
By ducky on January 18 ,2016
Liverpool lost that game more than United won it, but who cares!
By ducky on December 13 ,2015
It's finally time for the dire predictions, and the arrival of the apocalypse.
By ducky on November 21 ,2015
United get past Watford, with about a half-strength team.
By ducky on November 3 ,2015
It is obvious to everyone why United aren't scoring... except LvG
By ducky on October 26 ,2015
The Manchester Derby was not an entirely dull 0-0, and the title race is still well and truly on
By ducky on August 17 ,2014
Well, that puts a dampener on the whole thing doesn't it
By ducky on July 12 ,2014
Nearly there now, almost time for the United-penance to begin again
By ducky on June 20 ,2014
The two best leagues in Europe, and the national team turns out to be shite.
By ducky on March 26 ,2014
Absolute Pants redefined
By ducky on February 22 ,2014
We nervously approach United's next... game. Just, any game. That's how sad we are now.
By ducky on January 25 ,2014
The Sunderland game was not all doom and gloom. No, really!
By ducky on January 20 ,2014
The Chelsea game finally defined point of no return for United this season... now the battle for mid-table supremacy begins
By ducky on January 8 ,2014
Yes, it's not the manager. It's the tactics. Which is decided by the manager. So...
By ducky on December 27 ,2013
Three points over three games! Are United now title favourites? (Of course not)
By ducky on December 22 ,2013
A hesitant attempt at calling the Villa and West Ham results a 'revival'. Whatever that means.
By ducky on November 12 ,2013
The Arsenal game reviewed by a United fan. With as much about Arsenal as United.
By ducky on October 4 ,2013
How would Brendan Rodgers do at a poker game?
By ducky on April 25 ,2013
A United-centric roundup of the title win, and thoughts for the next four games where we can go hell for leather.
By ducky on February 12 ,2013
Why we haven't written... but not to say we never will, again
By ducky on January 4 ,2013
Part II of review of the very successful festive period for Manchester United. Features RvP and Kagawa.
By ducky on January 2 ,2013
The games have been coming so thick and fast, we have to do a summary of multiple games. This is Part I
By ducky on November 21 ,2012
Champions League night, and Live Text!
By ducky on November 19 ,2012
We are back to what we do best. Honest-to-goodness, straight-faced true reporting
By ducky on November 5 ,2012
United beat Arsenal. Yawn. We will let you know if some real news happens.
By ducky on October 31 ,2012
A review and a preview rolled into one. What else does one do when games are played every 72 hours!
By ducky on October 23 ,2012
Quick thoughts on the weekend before we head into the Champions League games
By ducky on October 14 ,2012
A three-week-delayed catchup of sorts on United. Mostly happy thoughts, and random, unconnected observations.
By ducky on October 11 ,2012
We chat with Jonathan Wilson about the next big thing in football journalism - The Blizzard
By ducky on September 7 ,2012
International break concerns are back... for a different set of fans
By ducky on September 3 ,2012
A look back at United's United-style victory. After a long time.
By ducky on August 27 ,2012
We had some more brilliant thoughts about the Fulham game. And as ever, we are willing to share our brilliance with you.
By ducky on August 21 ,2012
A player by player breakdown of the Everton game. Yes, I'm THAT happy the football is back.
By ducky on August 19 ,2012
It's short enough as it is. No 'that's what she said' jokes shall be tolerated.
By ducky on August 10 ,2012
The IPO is a damp squib. Shinji is what the real excitement should be about.
By ducky on July 28 ,2012
Football has begun! Well, sort of.
By ducky on July 19 ,2012
There is SO much lack of football that Ducky has to go back a year for inspiration
By ducky on June 22 ,2012
A smattering of the images seared into the brain from Euro 2012 so far.
By ducky on May 16 ,2012
They said it was the most exciting season ever. Really?
By ducky on May 12 ,2012
A slight diversion before the big weekend where Sparky will win United the title.
By ducky on April 24 ,2012
A little distraction as we wait for the Champions League semis
By ducky on April 22 ,2012
El Clasico was fun. Now can we decide the English title as well?
By ducky on April 17 ,2012
A strangely up-and-down sort of week for United. Oh well.
By ducky on April 7 ,2012
Continuing our sh*g at having met and played with Steve McMahon
By ducky on April 6 ,2012
A triage of Tony V, Jonny E and Sat-Nav Scholes. With a nod to Berba and wishes for his future!
By ducky on March 29 ,2012
BigFourZa's grandest moment yet, in association with our good friends at Slum Soccer - a football game with Steve McMahon
By ducky on March 22 ,2012
Man City show bottle, but do Man United still have the experience?
By ducky on March 12 ,2012
A bit of Athletic, a bit of Sir Alex and a bit of Citeh.
By ducky on February 27 ,2012
When your own football cup of joy dries up, you start looking elsewhere...
By ducky on February 14 ,2012
This handshake business has gone too far!
By ducky on February 8 ,2012
A quick and dirty roundup of the January moves before other things start occupying our mind!
By ducky on February 5 ,2012
The battle for bridges have always won or lost wars...
By ducky on January 22 ,2012
Ducky tries very hard to maintain equanimity about Super Sunday. By not thinking about Super Sunday.
By ducky on January 11 ,2012
Does the return of the legends amount to pressing the panic button?
By ducky on January 4 ,2012
There is definitely such a thing as too much football.
By ducky on December 29 ,2011
A slightly delayed reaction to United's thrashing of Wigan.
By ducky on December 19 ,2011
Does 2011 have one last shocker left?
By ducky on December 6 ,2011
How having nothing to write home about actually ends up being something...
By ducky on November 23 ,2011
Now please, can we have the poetry back?
By ducky on October 25 ,2011
Was it real? Was it a nightmare?
By ducky on October 12 ,2011
A surprising toast to Carling, as the international break makes the mind wander to other footballing options...
By ducky on September 12 ,2011
We managed only 5 goals?? Yawn, boooriiinggg.
By ducky on September 18 ,2011
Continuing on the whole theme of hubris and smug over-confidence at this start to the season...
By ducky on August 29 ,2011
A measured, dginified repost of the decent game against... HA HA HA HA HA HA
By ducky on August 14 ,2011
Ducky puts in the the Season Preview post for United. In keeping with United's characteristic 'late but latest' approach to football.
By ducky on July 27 ,2011
First part of a very non-Harry Potteresque series on United's USA tour
By ducky on July 11 ,2011
Ducky introduces a little variety into the usual transfer prattle
By ducky on July 7 ,2011
Must... have.... footbaalll... *couughhs and dies*
By ducky on May 29 ,2011
On sequels to Champions League Finals.
By ducky on May 16 ,2011
A slightly premature season review
By ducky on May 11 ,2011
An unusually emotional Old Trafford on Sunday, and the reasons why
By ducky on May 2 ,2011
Pfft. What is to 'excerpt' about. So we went, and lost, meh.
By ducky on April 25 ,2011
A long-due tribute to the pea shooter from Mexico
By ducky on April 20 ,2011
Between Lee Probert and some uncharacteristically poor finishing, United ensure that Arsenal can still hope. Even Chelsea.
By ducky on April 13 ,2011
It's never money vs money, or tactic vs tactic, or even player vs player. It can be something which is not any of these, and sometimes, that makes all the difference.
By ducky on April 12 ,2011
Footballers getting on twitter is fun and everything... but does it help their cause in any way in an already over-connected world?
By ducky on April 8 ,2011
"Been there done that" time for United after being singled out by the FA. Again. And turning adversity into strength. Again.
By ducky on March 23 ,2011
On social football-watching, character-building and predicting title contenders.
By ducky on March 18 ,2011
Vote for who you think will reach May with wet eyes and empty hands. Because all sorts of title races hinge on your mouse-click
By ducky on March 17 ,2011
A Liverpool fortnightly-wrap of sorts. Including a couple of big Birthday Celebrations.
By ducky on March 7 ,2011
Now that we've gone and lost those two bogey fixtures, maybe we'll get some fire back in the belly?
By ducky on March 5 ,2011
The Irreverent Reporter (IR)© catches up with a few other people who have been on the wrong end of Ashley's loaded gun
By ducky on March 2 ,2011
Mightily cheesed off, and to make it all worse, if was actually a good football match.
By ducky on February 24 ,2011
Ducky finds other things that interested him through the yawnfest that was Marseille-United
By ducky on February 13 ,2011
It's the goal no one can stop talking about. And the goal that left me with a throat that is incapable of talking right now because of the scream that followed it.
By ducky on February 7 ,2011
ABBA saw this coming so many years ago...
By ducky on February 2 ,2011
A fairly routine win over the team which had actually beaten us at home last season leaves that warm glow of satisfaction that only a fairly routine win provides
By ducky on January 26 ,2011
3 goals, 3 points and a Happy Republic Day to all United fans out there.
By ducky on January 24 ,2011
Ducky makes a case that Rooney's lack of goal-scoring is attributable to factors more than form and fitness
By ducky on January 19 ,2011
The FA goes about 'misconducting' against United, and United alone. Again.
By ducky on January 17 ,2011
A review of what was totally not a boring 0-0 against the Spurs. With a bit of name-calling, all in the right spirit of course.
By ducky on January 10 ,2011
Ducky feels slightly miffed that football isn't about the football anymore. Whatever happened to the good old '22 guys kicking a ball about'
By ducky on January 9 ,2011
The United-Liverpool FA Cup tie is almost overshadowed by all the turmoil off the pitch. For Liverpool that is
By ducky on January 6 ,2011
Someone had to say it, and finally, one brave Scousers steps forward to.
By ducky on January 5 ,2011
The flurry of 'Christmas Season' games closes very nicely indeed for United, and shows some pointers for the coming seasons.
By ducky on December 28 ,2010
A mid-season review of sorts of the Big Four (of sorts) teams.
By ducky on December 14 ,2010
Pessimism might make you feel better about losing games, but nothing beats actually winning the frickin thing...
By ducky on December 3 ,2010
A look at the footballing events in the week gone by. And the weekend to come.
By ducky on November 30 ,2010
We get by with a little help from our friends.
By ducky on November 29 ,2010
About Se7en, jigsaw puzzles and sex.
By ducky on November 26 ,2010
BFZ's long-last Arsenal guest-writer is back after what has admittedly been a crushing week, even by Gooner fan standards. And it shows in his latest piece...
By ducky on November 21 ,2010
Our Irreverent Reporter (IR)© is back to his best, digging into the true stories behind the big London defeats from yesterday's matches
By ducky on November 11 ,2010
Ducky stops short of gouging his eyes out after the complete waste of time that was the Derby
By ducky on November 8 ,2010
A Manc is glad that his team pulled through, but is even gladder that the Scouse did too!
By ducky on November 5 ,2010
Of football players, pundits and us poor fans
By ducky on October 27 ,2010
The new Baby Killer on the prowl for United
By ducky on October 20 ,2010
Ducky fights off the incredible numbness that 'That Announcement' has left, and summons enough will to write something. Anything.
By ducky on October 17 ,2010
Reflections on a matchday where the misses completely outnumbered the hits
By ducky on October 12 ,2010
Our latest Manc Columnist looks at whether United are the new Arsenal with the golden generation retiring.
By ducky on October 7 ,2010
A mathematical extrapolation at this point would hand Chelsea this year's title and probably next year's as well. Should the rest of us just throw in the towel?
By ducky on September 30 ,2010
The smash and grab at Valencia was sweet, especially after a hair-pulling-out first 80 minutes. But Ankur looks beyond the game, at what has been a hair-pulling-out season so far...
By ducky on September 29 ,2010
A random look at the Auxerre-Madrid game sets Ducky thinking about United's chances in Europe
By ducky on September 27 ,2010
United's Bolton game reviewd. But first, a scathing attack on whoever thought up of a Sunday noon kickoff!
By ducky on September 24 ,2010
Ducky comes closest to football neutrality with City vs Chelsea on the basis of his unbridled hatred for both clubs.
By ducky on September 23 ,2010
The Irreverent Reporter (IR)© is back, with actual Flashing News.
By ducky on September 20 ,2010
The 'Daddy of all Derbies' raised more questions than answers for Liverpool, while United had one definite, hard-to-miss positive from the game.
By ducky on September 17 ,2010
A look at what makes Gooners... Gooners. And why are there so many of them out there?!
By ducky on September 15 ,2010
United got nothing out of the Ranger's game, but Ducky fears they may have lost one of their best talents... permanently.
By ducky on September 14 ,2010
On the eve of United's first CL game, Ducky looks back at United's surprising tendency to concede in stoppage time in the last two games.
By ducky on September 9 ,2010
A Liverpool fan (after a while!) takes an in-depth look at Gerrard's playing career so far. And what lies ahead.
By ducky on September 8 ,2010
A look at how Roon looked fine on the pitch and how Arsenal's title chances are, once again, almost over before they begin.
By ducky on September 3 ,2010
A Guest Column by a female football fan. And how her loyalties are formed as a consequence of various factors, football being just one of them.
By ducky on September 1 ,2010
Post-deadline day rant about the jacks**t that United have seemingly done in the market this summer. And a good long sigh at Sylvie van der Vaart.
By ducky on August 30 ,2010
The coming of age of Nani? And other possible conclusions from United's game against West Ham
By ducky on August 27 ,2010
Ducky takes a look at United's group stage opponents in the Champions League
By ducky on August 24 ,2010
A Manc columnist looking back at all that PS 18 has been for United... and wondering if anyone else can ever match up
By ducky on August 18 ,2010
Our latest columnist steps into the Manchester United Cafe bar in Delhi and comes out shaken, but not stirred.
By ducky on August 16 ,2010
United's long-term move for Bebe is appreciable. But what about the urgent need for a creative midfielder?
By ducky on August 14 ,2010
A look back at one of our posts written in the flush of our youth. Oh how kids have grown...
By ducky on August 13 ,2010
Of all the dates in all the calendars in the world, we had to walk into Friday the 13th.
By ducky on October 4 ,2010
Our Fact Filing look at Good Ol' Arsenal. The team, the history, the injuries, the trophies...
By ducky on August 3 ,2010
Ducky talks about Arithmetic, Angelina and Alexander Kolarov and how Mancini is inexplicably related to all of them.
By ducky on July 26 ,2010
The World Cup provided a lot of entertainment, most of it off the field. And that's just what we need to make it fodder for one of our Fact Files.
By ducky on July 14 ,2010
A look at everything the World Cup was on the pitch, in case we all got distracted by the promises of certain members of the fairer sex.
By ducky on July 9 ,2010
A very generous Paraguayan model, an Octopus named Paul, and a Malayalam song - and we thought the world cup was about football. A rather amusing alternative take on the global event.
By ducky on June 25 ,2010
Our satirist Arun debuts with the mother of all football rumors. Who would've thought?
By ducky on June 23 ,2010
Hannibal Lector a.k.a Ducky dissects "once in four years" football fans based on their loyalties. You'd be surprised.
By ducky on February 26 ,2010
A profile of the most charitable football club and it's missionaries(or rather mercenaries).
By ducky on February 19 ,2010
What drove the decision to... well, decide the Barclays Fan of India.