Is Podolski any more loyal than Van Persie?

Podolski was born in Poland to his two Polish parents and moved to near Cologne when he was a boy. When he was 10-years-old, he joined Cologne, and when he was 18-years-old he became a part of the first team squad, playing 20 games for them after making his début in November 2003. When he […]

Who else has worn #20 at Manchester United?

It was announced this afternoon that Robin van Persie will wear Manchester United’s number 20 shirt this season, following speculation that he might be given Dimitar Berbatov’s number 9, despite the Bulgarian still being at the club. Who else has worn this shirt and what did they win when they wore it? 1993-1994: Dion Dublin […]

Should Manchester City’s Rodwell expect to follow Johnson to mediocrity or Rooney to stardom?

Jack Rodwell signed for Manchester City on a five-year-deal last weekend for £12m-£18m, depending on which newspaper you read. The transfer had been kept out of the press so whilst it came as no real surprise that Rodwell had left Everton, with him being linked to the top clubs for several years, the timing and […]

Why the top clubs can make the 2012-2013 Premier League season the best so far

On the day of the annual curtain raiser of the English football season, the Charity Shield was this year contested between the League champions Manchester City and the winners of the FA Cup Chelsea. We were given a first hand view of two potential winners of the upcoming Premier League. With Manchester City being the […]

PICTURES: Robin van Persie’s career in full

It was reported last night that Manchester United and Arsenal have agreed a £24m fee to take last season’s Premier League top scorer to the North West. This is the fourth time in seven years that Arsenal’s captain has left the club, with Van Persie following in the footsteps of Patrick Vieira (Juventus), Thierry Henry […]

Season preview: Tottenham Hotspur need to win silverware

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class it as a successful one for your club? Spooky: Quantify success because it tends to get confused with progression. A successful season would be winning silverware because historically that equates to something tangible. However, with football being the beast it is, we tend […]

Nobody turns failure into fuel like Sir Alex Ferguson

Nobody turns failure into fuel like Sir Alex Ferguson. His response to a trophyless season is usually pretty uncomplicated: he just goes round collecting trophies like a giddy old broad in a supermarket sweep. Since his breakthrough in 1990, Ferguson has only failed to win something in five out of 22 seasons. His immediate response […]

Community Sheild 2012 – Man City v Chelsea: 5 Beautiful GIF Moments

Once a month, Beautifully Red will leave his United bubble and bring you some beautiful GIF moments from some of the best and biggest games around. This time it’s the Community Shield where Man City beat Chelsea 3-2 at Villa Park. The game was hard fought with plenty of tough tackles and cards but also […]

Season preview: Manchester clubs – The importance of Kompany and Vidic

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class it as a successful one for your club? Beautifully Red: Win the League. It has to be the main priority, and whilst winning the Champions League would be amazing, responding to City’s title win is a must. Away from winning trophies, if United […]

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