The Wayne Rooney Saga

Last week and part of this week has seen some drama come alive at “Old Trafford” aka the “Theatre of dreams”. One of their prized and valuable possessions – Wayne Rooney – has decided that he no longer wants to be part of the Manchester United family.

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Disaster at Anfield

If you are Liverpool fan, I’m sure many are wondering what went wrong before their Carling Cup exit. At the moment this is a team/club that continues to stumble from one disaster to the next.

Liverpool has nosedived since finishing runners-up to Manchester United in 2009 and with defeat to the League Two side marking a new low. Many sport fans’ including me are wondering what is really going on wrong, especially after this team mediocre performance in the Carling Cup.

Cleary this is a team with a lot of issues that need to be addressed. For instance when it comes to the ownership saga, there seems to be no end in sight regarding a takeover at the club. At the moment the two co-owners Mr. Hicks and Mr. Gillett are at a limbo when it comes to ownership, with each one wanting to have a say in the day to day running of the club.
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Roberto Mancini’s Galacticos

The day that Sheik Mansour of Abu Dhabi bought Manchester City remains etched in memory.

One moment, City were about to sink into oblivion under the reckless control of Thaksin Shinawatra; the next, a club employee was blinking hard with disbelief as she faxed a £32million transfer request to Real Madrid for the registration of Brazil forward Robinho.

In the following days and weeks, English football began to wonder if its familiar landscape – one with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool at its center  was about to change forever, indeed it has.  Two years on, it is finally threatening to happen. City’s progress to the top of the English game has been relatively slow.

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