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X FACTOR AND RED ON THE BALANCE SHEET

18 09 2014

The established wisdom: You cant win anything with kids. You cant attract top players if you are not in the Champions League. The class of 92 rewrote that first one. The power of being a RED is rewriting the other. Why?

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BOY 2 MAN

17 09 2014

Adnan Januzaj has featured as a youngster whose place at OT has seemed less than secure. He has said he's still trying to make an impression on Louis van Gaal. Well on Monday he took another big step forward and got noticed! He scored a hat-trick in the Under-21s' 4-0 win over Sunderland. And LvG was there watching at Old Trafford on Monday.. So we shall see if he has raised his game when he is finally unleashed on the PL from the kick off. And he will have to impress soon as LvG has shown that no one is safe if they do not deliver. He knows this and his effort and energy are focussed on this. Its his decision making that maturity will improve, its that end product, one that arguably Danny Welbeck is still struggling with, that will turn the boy to the man that he promises to be. Its the same change that Ronaldo delivered to SAF as he became the elite superstar we remember with awe.

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TIKA TAKA AND THE RETURN OF TOTAL FOOTBALL

16 09 2014

This is a post I placed on Reds in Business in summer 2014. I feel its worth reposting as it sets out why we are where we are with LvG. Its a good place to be.

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MUST nominated Rachel Riley to take the ice bucket challenge for James McCarthy Foundation

01 09 2014

..... and she didn't disappoint.

Friends of terminally ill Manchester United fan James McCarthy have been raising funds to allow him to achieve some of his wishes on his "bucket list". They've raised an amazing £20,440

After completing his own ice bucket challenge for James on the Old Trafford forecourt, MUST CEO Duncan Drasdo, nominated Barney of Red News, MUST Vice Chair Ian Stirling, TV star and MUFC fan Rachel Riley and MUFC CEO Ed Woodward

 

Rachel and James in the back garden at MUST HQ before she took the ice bucket challenge outside Old Trafford

Rachel and James in the back garden at MUST HQ

 

Rachel Riley and Ian Stirling complete their challenge. 

 

Just waiting for Ed Woodward to do it now - maybe LVG should deliver the ice bucket.


 



 

 

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LVG delivers - keep the spotlight on Glazers

01 09 2014

Exciting times at MUFC with the arrival of Di Maria and Falcao. This is what we all want to see - MUFC reinvesting its own money. We should celebrate this now but we must not take our eye off the ball.

One of the odd things we see, especially on social media, is how some apologists for the Glazers expect us to be unhappy/embarrassed that our club is investing! Far from it - this is exactly what we feel we should be doing - and indeed, albeit more gradually, for the last 9 years since the Glazers took over and we entered a period of relative austerity.
 

LVG delivers - keep the spotlight on Glazers

Fans & LVG (& ideally media and sponsors too) need to keep the pressure on to ensure the Glazers continue to allow our club to reinvest its own funds. Ongoing reinvestment (fixing the roof while the sun is shining) is not only more cost effective but also maintains higher performance on the pitch & hence brings a greater financial return too.
 
We should feel optimistic now, with increased revenue & decreased debt costs, we can catch up with our rivals - as long as the club continues to reinvest. The challenge remains with the inherent conflict of interest with owners who want to keep reinvestment to a minimum as it reduces profit & hence the valuation of the club. They had no choice after last season though and no doubt LVG demanded major investment and he's not the sort of man you turn down is he? 
 
Regardless of how fans feel about the Glazers all MUFC supporters should unite, along with LVG and sponsors, to keep that spotlight/pressure on for club to continue to reinvest its own money and highlight any further attempts to siphon off cash to Florida.

Support the Team - Defend the Club

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