Mark Goldbridge

Vote United Stand – Goldbridge Blog

Mark Goldbridge

Manchester United Fans – Vote United Stand!

Like recovering from a serious dose of the two bob bits – look it up if you’re not familiar with cockney slang – it’s always a relief when the international break is finally over. Real football is well and truly back on the menu!

Everton away will be a tough prospect. We all know Manchester United were tactically naive and professionally embarrassed a couple of weeks ago against Arsenal and we also can’t escape the fact the performance levels across the pitch will need to improve dramatically if we want to go to Goodison Park and win. Everton and their fans will be up for this game like Anderson at an all you can eat buffet and if United start like they did at The Emirates they’ll be devoured and spat out before the half an hour mark again.

I don’t see that happening though. Van Gaal will know this month is a season defining month and with City ripe for the taking next week – with the loss of Aguero, Toure and Silva – he knows United can’t afford another morale sapping defeat this weekend. Most United fans want a win but to be honest, a draw isn’t a bad result in this fixture. In fact, the only reason we’re all now craving a win is because of the silly points we dropped at Arsenal. So I’ll say it again, like I did before the Arsenal game, let’s play deep in the first twenty minutes, keep the midfield close to the defence, and not mess about with the ball at the back so Everton can press. Do that for the first twenty minutes and let Everton tire themselves out and we can get something from the game

Now to the important bit. The yearly Football Blogging Awards are taking place at Gary Neville’s Hotel Football in November and we need YOUR support. The United Stand has been nominated in the best New category and for those of you who follow The United Stand you’ll know we truly are YOUR channel and 100% about the fans. We believe that football is the fans game and their voice must be heard.

Thanks to all of YOU getting involved we’ve gone from nothing to one of the biggest United Twitter accounts and Manchester United Youtube Channels out there in the space of eight months and we want that to continue so that YOUR voice gets louder and louder. Plus how good would it be if The United Stand won at the Football Blogging Awards at the Theatre of Dreams? We’re the only United finalist in the category so to win it at Hotel Football, right next to Old Trafford would be truly amazing.

The only fly in the ointment is the favourite is a Liverpool channel with over one hundred thousand followers on twitter. So we are up against it. But if everyone reading this votes below and spreads the word we can do it. The last thing we all want is Liverpool winning at Old Trafford!

The United Stand is YOUR channel. It has been from day one and it will continue to be that. If we win then the award will be YOUR award and we’ll make that clear when we accept it. That football should be about the fans and this is just the beginning

So please vote for YOU! Vote for The United Stand! And do all YOU can to spread the word and send the right message, that it’s YOUR voice that needs to be heard!

To vote just click on the following links

The easiest way if you have a Twitter account is to click here and tweet YOUR Vote

YOU can also vote through the website by clicking here and voting The United Stand in The Best New Football Blog category

We’re nothing without YOU so thanks for YOUR support. Let’s aim for the stars and we might just hit the moon

By Mark Goldbridge


Football has always been my passion, a passion fueled by my late Grandfather whose love for the game was impossible not to share. I grew up with stories of Duncan Edwards and the Busby Babes, who my Granddad had seen first hand, and it was there my interest in the greatest football story ever told began. From the tragedy of the Busby Babes to the resurrection through Best, Law and Charlton. Then back in to obscurity for a quarter of a century until a certain Sir Alex Ferguson rolled in to town. Once you learn the history of the club it's hard not to fall in love with it. And for that I'll always be grateful to my Pops.

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