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Double Derby Diary

by Ed Diggins

BPF’s resident Manchester Utd fan Ed Diggins returns this week with an intruiging personal diary into the double League Cup clash between his team and bitter rivals Manchester City, after the season-ticket holder blagged tickets for the Cup semis. Carling Cup Semi 1st Leg, Manchester City (A) 2-1 Manchester Utd A Text message buzzes in […]

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Matchday Diary: Ghostly goals at Blackburn

by Ed Diggins

October 31st, Manchester Utd vs Blackburn It is 3.30 am and I’m at a fancy dress party in Dundrum, South Dublin. I am talking to a chicken that is half way through hatching. My flight to this weekend’s game is only three hours away and by the time I settle into my leaba (bed, in […]


Matchday Diary: Gunning Up

by Ed Diggins

Ed Diggins is back with his Matchday Diary, after making the trek from Dublin to Manchester (via Birmingham) to see his Manchester Utd side beat Arsenal 2-1 this weekend. Gunning Up, 29th August 2009 – v Arsenal Wow, that was tense! The purists would have penciled it in as a game lacking real quality. The […]


This weekend’s Premier League preview

by Ed Diggins

With one week and two groups of games down already, Ed Diggins previews this weekend’s action which includes impressive Arsenal against struggling Portsmouth, league leaders Tottenham against fellow Londoners West Ham and champions Man United away to Wigan. Saturday, 22 August 2009 Arsenal v Portsmouth, 15:00 Arsenal are my team in the Last Man Standing […]

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Champions crash and Burn at Turf Moor

by Ed Diggins

Ed Diggins reviews the midweek Premier League action as Burnley shock reigning champions Manchester United by claiming a 1-0 victory, their first since returning to the top flight after 33 years. Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Sunderland 1 – 3 Chelsea, 19:45 Bent 18; Ballack 52, Lampard 61 (pen), Deco 70 Chelsea, fresh from their opening […]


Matchday Diary: Brum Beginning

by Ed Diggins

Hi, I’m Ed Diggins. I follow Manchester United religiously, and this column is about my trips to their games. I hope to write one on every game I go to, which is about eighteen or twenty matches a season. My first game of the season was Sunday’s league opener against Birmingham which, to say the […]