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  1. Modern Management Is Rubbish: Manchester United Move On From Davi...

    Mike L. Goodman

    In the wake of the incredibly short, incredibly strange, not altogether unpredictable tenure of David Moyes at Manchester United, two things are clear. First, the obvious: David Moyes failed spectacularly. Tactically, he was unable to adapt to his...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. Premier League Pass & Move: Ahead of the Holidays

    Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    Looking back on the weekend's Premier League action. Anything Could Happen Chris Ryan: The Premier League has the Christmas spirit. This time last year, the two Manchester teams had pulled away from the pack and Sir Alex Ferguson was perched ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  3. Looking Back on Manchester United's Once-in-a-Lifetime Class of '...

    Graham Parker

    Ryan Giggs is gently juggling a football. He looks slight and pale, and is looking down intently at the ball through his floppy fringe. You'd think he was doing so shyly until you see how relaxed his shoulders are. Thousands of people are watching hi...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  4. Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, and the Fall of Europe's Hipster Sweet...

    Chris Ryan

    Today in the UEFA Champions League, in Group F, the group of death, some club is gonna die. With Arsenal in control on nine points — close to the 10 points Alex Ferguson always said would get a club to the knockout stages — there remains ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  5. What's the Matter With Manchester United?

    Mike L. Goodman

    We're now more than a fifth of the way through the Premier League season, and it's safe to say that David Moyes's Manchester United look like an average team. They currently sit tied for eighth place on 11 points, trailing Premier League–leadin...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  6. The contradictions of Alex Ferguson

    Brian Phillips

    The contradictions — one for each of his championships — that defined the Premier League's greatest manager.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  7. Men in Blazers: Special Guest Marc Stein

    Men in Blazers

    Ferguson. Moyes. Mancini. Scholes. Barbara Walters. The greats say good-bye and heads roll at season's end. Michael Davies and Roger Bennett dissect the decapitations and even find time to debate the origins of pie with special guest and Manchester C...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  8. Manchester City Just Want to Be Loved (So They Are Going to Fire ...

    Chris Ryan

    During what would be a doomed FA Cup final performance at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, Manchester City fans sang for their doomed manager, Roberto Mancini. The divisive Italian still had a place in the hearts of the club's supporters, even if he had ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  9. Farewell to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson after 27 ...

    Hua Hsu

    Farewell to Sir Alex Ferguson.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  10. Just What Does Wayne Rooney Think He's Doing?

    Chris Ryan

    Regard the Rooney. Here he is, above, in a photograph taken last January, in the act of kissing, or grabbing, his Manchester United badge on his Manchester United jersey, in front of some Manchester United fans, at Manchester City's stadium, the Etih...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  11. About Last Night: Cy Young Showdown

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finally piecing together why the Buffalo Bills' mascot is a Buffalo, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: In a battle of reigning Cy Young winners, David Price's Rays upended R.A. Dickey's Blue Jays, 5-4, in 10 inn...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  12. Men in Blazers: Special Alex Ferguson Retirement Edition

    Men in Blazers

    In light of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, Michael Davies and Roger Bennett gather to review the repercussions for Man United, Everton, and beyond. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our po...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  13. You Are Here: Memory, Manchester, and Alex Ferguson

    Graham Parker

    I left Manchester 10 years ago, after 14 years of living in the city. Through that entire time, Sir Alex Ferguson has been the manager of Manchester United. And in a few weeks' time, he won't be. Perhaps it's that final symbolic severing of a part...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  14. Alex Ferguson Calls Time: 3 Takeaways on the Manchester United Ma...

    Chris Ryan

    1. Before Alex and After Alex As any Liverpool fan with a good memory will be happy to tell you, English football did not start with the Premier League's 1992 formation. It can sometimes feel that way; the league is rather proficient at self-mytholo...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  15. Grantland Network: Men in Blazers

    Men in Blazers

    It started innocently enough last season with the simple yapping of a finely manicured Italian hand. And now, following Manchester United's 3-2 loss at home to Tottenham, it does appear that the divine aura surrounding Sir Alex Ferguson is on the wan...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  16. How Manchester United's Ryan Tunnicliffe Made His Father 10,000

    Hua Hsu

    Here's a heartwarming story from northwest England, or at the very least an example of how much easier it is to monetize one's bloodlines in other countries. When Ryan Tunnicliffe was 9, his father Michael "Mick" Tunnicliffe placed a £100 bet th...

    Blog | September 27, 2012