Manchester United FC

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Last Night's Pitch Invasion at the Cotton Bowl Was an Embarrassment to Dallas

    We've written elsewhere about what transpired at the Cotton Bowl last night. In short, at some point during a pre-season exhibition game that was charging $50 a head and up, one fan decided to charge the pitch. This happens a lot in sporting events around the world. People run onto the pitch. They ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Larry Brown Just Can't Stop

    The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Eat That, New York: Cowboys Still the Most Valuable Team in Football

    With the NFL season set to kick off with tonight's Cowboys-Giants matchup in New York, it's easy to be distracted by debates about who has the better team or who will score the most points and lose focus of what really matters in professional football: money. By that measure -- and only that measur ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    There's Really No Excuse Not to Get Trousered and Watch Soccer at a Pub This Week

    "Fucking bullshit," a man in a perfectly starched shirt muttered as he walked out of the Londoner in Uptown yesterday, apparently unpleased with his afternoon. Manchester United had choked against Manchester City, coughing up a chance to cinch the Premiership. But what's bad for Man U is good for ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Jon Anderson on Obama, Radiohead and Yes

    Possessing one of rock's most recognizable voices, former Yes lead singer Jon Anderson sounds as good today as he did when he helped form the legendary progressive rock band over four decades ago. From his home studio in California and in anticipation of tonight's gig at the Kessler Theater with T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    English Premier League Teams Kicking Around the Idea of Going After FC Dallas's Brek Shea

    ​Reports out of England have Liverpool and Manchester City of the Premier League taking a long, hard look at FC Dallas's Brek Shea, the 21-year-old College Station-born star just called to the U.S. National Team at September's end. Problem is, Shea -- a chief contender for MLS's MVP award -- is un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Back To Football: Your 2011 Cowboys Preview

    Zuma Press​According to Forbes magazine, your Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable franchise at $1.85 billion. Second-wealthiest team on the planet behind only English soccer's Manchester United. They are also, in case you haven't noticed, in disarray. Chaotic. Disjointed. Injured. If not in a rebu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Breakfast Worth Waking Up Early For, With a Side of Premier League Soccer and Beer

    ​The Premier League kicked off this weekend, lulling Dallasites out of the summer doldrums with the promise of cooler weather, hearty breakfasts, and lots of beer. For the uninitiated, the big games in England are piped into a handful of pubs early on weekend mornings. The games make for an i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Carpenter for Barron: One Man's Trash is Another Man's ... Trash?

    To get Bobby Carpenter outta town, any old Alex would've done the trick.​The Dallas Cowboys finally admitted Monday what we've all known for years: Bobby Carpenter is a blonde bust. Drafted 18th overall in 2006 before stars like Antonio Cromartie and Joseph Addai (thank you, Bill Parcells), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    U.K. Reports Say Hicks Passed on Taking Money, Giving Up Control in Liverpool

    ​It's been three weeks since New York-based Rhone Group offered to take 40 percent Liverppool FC off Tom Hicks's hands for a lousy £100-million investment, which would have been enough to satisfy the Royal Bank of Scotland's demand for a pay-down on that huge hunk o' debt. Which means the 20-day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Things I'm Thankful For

    ​It has been a difficult year so far, at least for many people. We've dealt with a media blitz over Sarah Clampett's new book, a couple of bozos named Jon and Kate, the continuing presence of Oprah...oh, and that economy thing.Still, there are many things to be thankful for this holiday season. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    At This Point, It's Almost Like Tom Hicks is the Bad Guy in a Really Good British Soccer Movie

    This is Anfield, devoted to all things Liverpool FC, posted today a rather lengthy laundry list of all the things Tom Hicks has done wrong, far as Reds fans are concerned, since he bought the club with George Gillett more than two years ago. The sum-up -- headlined "Hicks & Gillett love the gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Dallas Stars Fans, um, I Got Some Bad News

    ​Tom Hicks reiterated yesterday that his hockey team - unlike his baseball team - isn't for sale. My condolences, Stars fans. Also last weekend Liverpool soccer fans marched in protest against Hicks before a game against rival Manchester United. I know Hicks is personally rich enough to put c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.23.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Last night I got a foot massage. By a guy. And thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, now. Settle down. It's not what you think. Friend of mine tells me of a place where at 11 p.m. you can get an hour-l ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009
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    July 31, 2009

    Bavarian Creamed: Kenny Cooper, FC Dallas Star and Jesuit Grad, Is Moving to Munich

    Kenny Cooper​This just in from FC Dallas: Kenny Cooper is a Hoop no more. The star striker, who came to Dallas in February 2006 from Manchester United and who's on the US national team, is being shipped off to TSV 1860 München -- which sounds like a Bavarian television station, but, no, is in fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Whitt's End: 6.5.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Might Michael Irvin's days at ESPN Radio be numbered? This isn't sourced "breaking news", but more so a simple putting two-and-two together and arriving at a common sense conclusion. And, no, it has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    And The Winner Is...

    Let's begin, as we do every week, by making excuses for not scouring all the literature--on and off line--for potential winning commentary and for our habit of forgetting much of what we did come across during the course of the week (which may or may not have something to do with the five martini a ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Amidst Accusations of "Financial Doping," Tom Hicks Not Ready to Sell Liverpool

    Over the weekend, the rumors started mounting: Tom Hicks had approached Grandhi Mallikarjun Rao -- a builder of Indian infrastructure whose wealth ranks him among the world's wealthiest 200 -- about buying at least a piece of Liverpool FC. Folks close to the owner of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    10 Questions: Ian Green

    A native of Liverpool, Green has been pulling pints...well, not quite local pubs for as long as any of us with shortened attentions spans can remember. Long a fixture at The Londoner in Addison, he moved to The Idle Rich in 2004.In his spare time he both plays soccer and watches, via sate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Can You Imagine If Bear Stearns Sponsored the Dallas Cowboys?

    Reminds me of when Ameriquest sponsored the Rangers' ballpark. Except Man U doesn't suck. While yesterday pondering what it’s going to be like during next week's dawning of this century's Great Depression, I stumbled upon a Champions League footie match on ESPN2 featuring Manchester United and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Tom Hicks' Liverpool FC Partner Meets With Detractors, Who Still Want Duo to Shut Up and "Sell Up"

    Thousands of Liverpool FC fans took to the streets on Saturday night to protest Tom Hicks' ownership of their beloved, beleaguered team -- 4,000 folks, by some counts, or the same number of people expected to turn out total for Texas Rangers home games between now and the season's blessed end. Only, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Tom Hicks Is Burning Liverpool Bridges Left and Right This Morning

    Just a few hours ago, Tom Hicks gave an "explosive interview" to Sky Sports, conducted from his Dallas offices, during which he took a baseball bat to Liverpool FC co-owner George Gillett and swung a hockey stick at the head of Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry. Insists Hicks, under Parry his foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    That's All She Rote

    This ain't no Craigslist (oh, how we wish), but after the jump, a British scribe writing a book about Manchester United has an intriguing request for help. And, amazingly, it concerns my favorite soccer team ever: the Dallas Tornado. (Side note: Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Alex Stepney, pla ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2006

    Ain't That a Kick in the Head

    In FC Dallas' 3-2 win over Chicago Saturday, the local kid made good, scoring the winning goal in the 70th minute--just five minutes after entering the game. But that kid wasn't Mario Torres, the local Latino league phenom whose story we chronicled last July. Nor was it fellow Dallas products Drew M ... More >>

  • Film

    April 7, 2005

    For Love of the Game

    The Farrelly brothers swing straight and hit the sweet spot

  • Film

    March 27, 2003

    Girls With Balls

    Gurinder Chadha scores with a sporty crowd-pleaser