Time for another edition of Manchester United News and Notes, on this day of the Red Devils 1-0 Europa League win over Zorya Luhansk.Follow paulmbanks
Iowa football fans aren’t too high on their team right now, but they have no idea what real pain is. Yes, the last two weeks have been brutal. They lost to a FBS team dressed up as a FCS power two weeks ago and then beat lowly irrelevant Rutgers in a fashion so unimpressive that it pretty much felt like a loss.
On top of that, they recently learned that their head coach is now college football’s equivalent of Arsene Wenger, the boss at Premier League club Arsenal; in power for life.Follow paulmbanks
Nebraska football fans suffered mightily last season, but the football gods seem to be rewarding their indefatigable faith this season. Yes, Husker fans had their heart ripped out on numerous occasions last season, but they still went to a bowl game and finished with a record that can be classified as mediocre.
Try being a PART OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN THE CHICAGO REGION!!!!!Follow paulmbanks
Goalkeeper David de Gea gets the night off as Manchester United take on Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League. It’s a well deserved rest and relaxation time for David de Gea. The Red Devils made four changes from the team that thoroughly thrashed defending champions Leicester City 4-1 last weekend.Follow paulmbanks
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is evolving at an astounding rate. At least according to the national NFL media narratives. The former Northwestern signal caller was named the Broncos QB1 on the same exact day that his alma mater had their season opening week press conference.
At that point, Siemian was still in the “who is this obscure guy?” category by the media, and NU fans were very excited about their season, as they were coming off 10 wins 2015. Then after weeks one and two, Northwestern looked really bad while Siemian was decent and looking good.Follow paulmbanks
Last week Napoleon Harris had an experience that rivals a blockbuster Hollywood crime drama. Harris, a Chicago native and current resident of Flossmoor, IL is a member of the Illinois Senate representing the 15th district since 2013. He’s also an owner of two Beggar’s Pizza franchises; a very popular chain exclusive to the Chicago south lands.
When closing up shop at his pizzeria in Harvey, Illinois one evening last week he delivered the final order himself. The late night pizza order was a scam and four men physically attacked Harris.Follow paulmbanks
“A body like Arnold with a Denzel face,” Salt n Pepa rapped in their 1993 hit “What a man.” They’re referring to actors Arnold Schwarznegger and Denzel Washington, and it turns out the latter has indeed inspired a namesake who’s gone on to become famous in his own right.
Denzel Valentine is the only other Denzel that anyone has ever heard of; that’s not a coincidence. The argument is now settled.Follow paulmbanks
Remember when Jose Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal at Manchester United and then everyone assumed Juan Mata would then be transferred out?
The idea made sense; given how Mata was relegated to the bench at Mourinho’s Chelsea. The midfielder’s playing time was very scarce when United brought him over for a then club record £37.5 million in January 2014.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United will probably take Thursday night’s Europa League clash against Zorya Luhansk more seriously than the last match they had in Europe’s consolation bracket.
Against Feyenoord, Manager Jose Mourinho just wasn’t turned up, and his team followed his apathetic example. The result was embarrassing, and that obvious disinterest carried over to the weekend Premier League fixture. That next result was also a total disaster, as United lost to lowly Watford.Follow paulmbanks
Manchester United are very likely to take tomorrow night’s Europa League clash against Zorya Luhansk much more seriously than their last match in Europe’s consolation bracket.
Against Feyenoord Rotterdam, Manager Jose Mourinho just wasn’t keyed up, and his team followed suit. The result was embarrassing, and the disinterest carried over from the mid-week defeat to the weekend Premier League fixture. The next result was a total disaster, as United lost to Watford, a side that was only just promoted a couple years ago.Follow paulmbanks
He’s much maligned.
Now we might even call him the “embattled” Wayne Rooney.
Even people who know absolutely nothing about football/soccer are very much well aware of the extreme scorn United supporters have for their team captain right now.
You saw him dropped last Saturday and the Red Devils responded by absolutely pasting the defending league champions.Follow paulmbanks
Louis van Gaal was officially sacked moments after leading Manchester United to FA Cup glory over Crystal Palace. News of his demise leaked earlier in the day. Even beyond that, the narrative of Jose Mourinho replacing him had been persistent since December.
The rumors began once Chelsea axed the special one and United started dropping points with dull 0-0 draws.Follow paulmbanks