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Reds miss out on Ramsey

Posted by nickogs20 on June 11, 2008

Cardiff City’s 17 year old wonderkid Aaron Ramsey has turned down offers from United and Everton in favour of a move to Arsenal, with a £5m deal expected to go through in the next few days. Ramsey had been widely expected to move to Manchester, and losing out on his signature will be a bitter blow for Sir Alex Ferguson (not to mention an embarrassment to the club after an article on manutd.com last Monday appeared to practically announce the capture of the Welsh youngster). The instinctive reaction of most fans in this situation, when a transfer target opts to sign for a rival club, is to feign indifference (“His loss, player x in the reserves is a better prospect anyway”) or blame financial motives, but it’s worth considering just why Ramsey, supposedly a lifelong United fan, might have turned us down.

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Congratulations to Ryan Shawcross

Posted by nickogs20 on April 27, 2008

Always nice to see those United academy graduates who don’t make it at Old Trafford go on to forge a great career for themselves elsewhere, so it’s great to see Ryan Shawcross selected in the Championship Team of the Season at tonight’s annual PFA Awards ceremony after a terrific season with promotion-hunting Stoke City. Read the rest of this entry »

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