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Mourinho Too Harsh on Pogba and Martial

Manchester United fans felt Jose Mourinho was too harsh on Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial after the win over Huddersfield.

Mourinho decided to drop Pogba and Martial amongst others for the Huddersfield game after the disappointing Wembley loss to Tottenham on Wednesday night. And whilst many Manchester United fans felt the dropping of Phil Jones and Ashley Young was justified, leaving out Pogba and Martial was seen as a step too far and led to some unhappy opinions outside the ground after the game.

See what the fans outside Old Trafford had to say here

Anthony Martial’s Future in Doubt Again!

Anthony Martial’s future at Manchester United has been thrown in to doubt again by Jose Mourinho’s recent actions.

Arguably Manchester United’s player of the season, Martial has excelled on the left hand side of United’s attack providing numerous goals and assists that like Burnley a couple of weeks ago, have turned out to be match winning contributions. However, with the signing of Alexis Sanchez, Martial immediately found himself shoved out to the right hand side against Tottenham, to allow Sanchez to take up his position on the left hand side of the attack.

What message that sends to Martial’s confidence only time will tell, especially when he’s worked tirelessly this season to impress a publicly sceptical Mourinho and delivered the goods.
Martial was back on the left hand side for the second half against Spurs, with Alexis Sanchez moving in the number ten position. But it again it raises the question of how much does Jose Mourinho truly trust and rate Anthony Martial?

It’s been a bumpy ride for Martial over the last eighteen months under Jose with Mourinho constantly criticising Martial whilst championing the more limited talents of Fellaini, Lingard and Rashford. Anthony Martial is without question one of the most exciting young forwards in world football and a firm fan favourite with the majority of Manchester United fans. But Mourinho doesn’t appear to share that excitement for Martial and ultimately it’s Mourinho who will dictate Martial’s Manchester United future.

Signing Alexis Sanchez was a huge statement by the club. But even signing a player of Sanchez’s calibre would be viewed as a waste of time by most fans if that signing was made to replace Martial, who was already established as United’s player of the season elect. Sanchez is required in one of United’s weaker attacking positions as either a right sided attacker or a number ten. But maybe Mourinho has other plans? And those plans may not involve Anthony Martial? Much to the frustration of many Manchester United fans.

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Southampton vs Manchester United LINEUP Revealed

Manchester United face a trip to Southampton this weekend, where three points would almost ensure they go in to the international break at least joint top with Crystal Palace to come to Old Trafford next weekend.

So how will Jose Mourinho lineup against Southampton, and how big a challenge will the Saints be? Southampton have found goals hard to come by this season but at the other end they’ve got one of the meanest defences in the league. Should United be weary of this particular trip down south or is it simply a case of if the Manchester United of the last few weeks turn up three points are given?

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Anthony Martial set to finally secure a regular starting spot?

When Jose Mourinho became manager of Manchester United, many predicted that Anthony Martial would flourish under his guidance. However, after a stunning first season which saw the French striker score 11 league goals and a last-minute winner against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final, Martial has struggled to become a regular starter for Mourinho.

There seemed to be more indication that the 21 year old wouldn’t be in Jose’s plans when he was left out of the starting line-up on United’s first game of the Premier League season. With Manchester United 2-0 up thanks Lukaku’s debut brace, Martial was subbed on. The young forward just had little over ten minutes to try and impress Mourinho, but he only needed eight. Played through by Mkhitaryan, Martial slotted the ball past Hart. Then, a few moments later, Martial provides an assist for Pogba’s goal.

Over the course of pre-season the player has finally been showing signs of consistency. The only way he can truly show Jose that he can help build towards Premier League glory for United, is if he is picked to start by Mourinho. This is the only way that he can now prove he can provide quality consistently.

If Manchester United’s Frenchman can provide consistency on the pitch, along with other players, then United should have a real chance of securing the Premier League title this season. Fans will be hoping the forward will start the Swansea game this weekend and that he has impressed Mourinho with his latest chance.

Do you think Martial can replicate his debut season for Manchester United? Will he be a regular starter throughout the season? Leave you thoughts in the comments below or with The United Stand on Twitter!


Man United win thrilling EFL Cup final

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an 87th minute winner as Manchester United overcame a spirited Southampton side at Wembley in an entertaining EFL Cup final.

United took the lead through a powerful Ibrahimovic free-kick which flew past the diving Fraser Forster.

Jesse Lingard added a second with a composed finish from 12 yards as United looked to cruise to a comfortable victory.

But Southampton roared back in added time of the first half as Gabbiadini pulled one back with a cheeky finish through the legs of De Gea from point blank range.

Southampton started the second half on the front foot and got the equaliser through a fantastic on the turn finish by Gabbiadini again.

United were on the back foot as Southampton looked the most likely to snatch victory. Romeu came closest for the Saints as his header cannoned off the post.

But it was Zlatan who stole the show at Wembley as he powered in a header to seal the victory for United. Ander Herrera delivered an enticing cross and Zlatan converted the chance expertly beyond Forster to break Southampton hearts.

Wayne Rooney lifts the EFL Cup for Manchester United (Picture: guardian.com)
Wayne Rooney lifts the EFL Cup for Manchester United (Picture: guardian.com)

Southampton will feel angry after Gabbiadini had a goal ruled out wrongly for offside when the game was scoreless.

The win secures Jose Mourinho’s first major trophy in his first season as manager of United, a record which no other United manager has achieved.

This silverware is proof of the apparent improvement under Mourinho who has instilled the will to win into the squad, who also have the ability to grind out victories.

The absence of Mkhitaryan meant the fluidity in attack was removed, with Juan Mata being ineffective in the first half. Mourinho hauled off the Spaniard at half-time and introduced Michael Carrick for his calming presence in midfield.

Southampton created all sorts of problems for United, and can feel proud of how hard they fought against a very strong United side, but ultimately the difference in class showed as Zlatan powered in the winner.

Match winner Ibrahimovic said, “This is a team effort. This is what I came for – to win and I am winning. The more I win the more satisfied I get.”

United boss Jose Mourinho commented, “I’m a bit emotional yes. It’s not easy to win titles and so many times. Winning is always special. The day I don’t get emotional when I win is the day to go home.”

This victory will give the players a massive confidence boost to push on in our charge for a top 4 finish. I seriously think that we will finish second in the league, and of course we’re still well in contention in the FA Cup and Europa League.

How do you think this Cup final victory will impact our league form? Is a second place finish in the league too far fetched?

Leave your thoughts below!

Mourinho Claims Martial Still Suffering Confidence Crisis

Anthony Martial returned to the starting eleven for the weekends victory over Watford, putting in the kind of display that United fans became accustomed to during his debut season at Old Trafford under Louis Van Gaal. Despite finding the scoresheet for his seventh goal of the season, espnfc.com have reported that Jose Mourinho still feels that the Frenchman is low on confidence.

“The Anthony Martial I want is the Anthony Martial of the last two weeks of training, because if he trains in the way he did in the last two weeks and performs naturally the way he did today or better, because I think he still misses a bit of confidence. I kept shouting to him to attack the defender. He needs that confidence but he is working very well.”

United fans will be encouraged to see Martial back in the side having voiced their support in recent weeks over social media. Despite beating champions Leicester City 3-0 at the King Power Stadium in the previous fixture, Mourinho opted to change the side, bringing Martial back into the side in place of Marcus Rashford. It proved to be a wise decision as the 21-year-old was a constant thorn in the Hornets side, assisting the opener, scored by Juan Mata, before finding the net himself in the second half.

Despite Mourinho’s comments, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a different take on the scenario.

“When he plays, he is playing well. He isn’t a guy that speaks a lot; he is quiet and very professional. He always tries to do his best, trains hard and that is paying off, just like in this match.

“I think it depends on every individual and what kind of person they are and their approach, how open he is. It is different for every person. He is not going around with his head down. He is training hard, he gives a lot of energy and he wants to play, which is normal.

“When we eat breakfast and he is beside me or if he passes me, we talk. I think everyone talks to everyone. It is not like you try to cheer him up; it is a good atmosphere and the guys are all good guys, very professional.”

Mourinho has been criticised in some quarters for his tough approach when it comes to his under performing stars. However, with Martial seemingly back in the fold, and Schweinsteiger, another success story when it comes to winning over the manager, back in the first team squad, it seems that the boss knows exactly what it takes when sifting through the driftwood.

The French Confection

It’s interesting, as I peruse the meaning of the word confection in the Encarta English Dictionary, how apt a word that it is to describe Manchester United’s last gasp victory over Middlesbrough. The 1st of its definitions is that it can be used to describe something sweet, such as the sweetness and richness of a well deserved victory plucked from the jaws of a morale crushing loss.  Put simply, referee Lee Mason was being pilloried by every Manchester United fan, for a few horrific refereeing mistakes which had abetted a scarcely believable 1-0 deficit, going into the final few minutes of the match.

The 2nd of the definitions of confection states that it is the process of combining things or the result of such a combination. In essence, Manchester United became the irresistible force of yesteryear. Wave upon wave of United pressure, ceaseless barrages wore down the stubborn rear guard with both Martial and Pogba, the beneficiaries of some excellent attacking interchanges, scoring to turn the game on its head. As many fans alluded to, it was a fitting, stirring comeback on the birthday of the peerless Sir Alex Ferguson, watching on from the stands, who masterminded so many of our prodigious comebacks of the past.

The 3rd and final definition of confection is that of an often elaborate piece of craftsmanship and skill. There is a sense of optimism amongst fans that Jose Mourinho, on the back of five successive victories, showcasing progressive, scintillating attacking football that the verve and identity of the club is becoming firmly re-established. In short, that Mourinho is beginning to turn his expert hands into returning our club back to the zenith of the English game.

The French contingent of our starting line up today scored the vital goals that secured the victory and provided the classy strikes to cement our victory. Anthony Martial, despite the furore regarding a possible loan or transfer out of the club in recent weeks, was simply exceptional.  A constant thorn in the side of Chambers all game, he ran the Middlesbrough defender completely ragged.  Sadly, due to the multitude of bodies packed inside the box, the breakthrough during the opening half eluded Manchester United and Martial.

On one occasion, Martial found Marouane Fellaini with a peach of a cross but the midfielder’s header looped over the crossbar, summing up a frustrating afternoon to that point for the young Frenchman.  Indeed, after Martial hit a sumptuous long range shot which rattled the woodwork, he then proceeded to exhibit superb close control dribbling skill before delivering a wonderful, deliciously curling cross which Ibrahimovic gleefully rammed home. Sadly, the big Swede was penalised for a high foot, preventing him from equalling Messi’s goal total for the calendar year.  Replays showed that the decision was contentious to say the least and many viewers, me included, were aggrieved that the goal was disallowed.

Pogba also showed glimpses of the player I am sure he will grow to be at United, during the first half.  Despite having the unenviable task of unpicking the stubborn Middlesbrough defensive lock, illustrated through the dense, packed middle of the pitch and with the albatross around his neck (Marouane Fellaini), Pogba thrived with touches of inimitable class.  His effortless running and range of passing was a joy to behold, combining with his incredible flair, during the first half summed up by a glorious overhead kick which rattled the post.  Had this effort gone in, we would have had two sublime goals, which should have been given offside to treasure within a week (Mkhitaryan’s scorpion effort the other).

The engine room, or midfield, of a team is so integral to how well it performs and with Pogba there we have someone who can do it all. Pogba has such a plethora of attributes, one moment he is breaking up the play, the next spraying inch-perfect searing passes to every corner of the pitch, or powerfully bringing us forward striding like a colossus through the opposition’s ranks. The pass he fired at Fellaini’s chest during the first half, beggared belief given how pinpoint accurate it was from such a distance and also taking into account the Belgian’s strongest asset, his chest control.

However, somehow despite the great performances of our two French heroes and the seemingly inevitable goals that would come, our hearts sank when Grant Leadbitter found the net and it seemed that a gnawing sense of déjà vu was the most pressing French saying that came to mind. This was especially reinforced when the two failed to communicate as the ball was half cleared from a corner, Pogba‘s attempted acrobatic heroics preventing Martial from having a clearer, more conventional chance.  The former, then headed back across the face of the goal for Mata but the Spaniard’s shot was blocked by a Middlesbrough defender as the minutes ticked inexorably by.

However, there was still time for the French pair to produce two wonderful finishes and turn the match on its head. When Eric Bailly fired the ball up to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it was Martial who timed his run to perfection meeting Zlatan’s knock down and finishing with composure and aplomb. The goal was a crucial one which epitomised the Frenchman’s iron clad self belief and the precocious talent, he has displayed in his short time at United, in providing key and telling moments to change a game in favour of his side.  For the winner, Pogba sauntered into the perfect space and with the most nonchalant of headers dispatched the ball unerringly beyond Valdes’ reach into the top corner of the Middlesbrough goal.

From agony to ecstasy in a matter of moments, two French young players, for whom we supposedly overpaid in consecutive summers, repay their debt in spades with priceless goals.  Rival fans can only watch and drool over the French pair, surveying with eyes green with envy that we are able to afford to bring some of the finest most precious jewels in the world to our kingdom.

Jose Mourinho, himself, has taken full responsibility to hone these two rough diamonds into the perfect cut, at all opportunities managing them brilliantly. Of Pogba recently, he has called him “the best in the world” and his complete skill set in this position certainly does provide compelling evidence to substantiate this claim. Jose shows his tactical nous in being able to inspire players. As Zlatan says in his autobiography, Jose, “lights up the room” and “would become a guy who I was willing to die for.” By showering Pogba with accolades such as these, it becomes clear that Jose wants to be the man for whom the midfielder will fulfil his undoubted potential.

Of Martial, Mourinho has exhorted him to listen to his manager’s instructions so that he can listen to feedback on how and what to improve upon.  It is imperative that both of the Frenchmen continue to appreciate and value the advice and teachings that Jose can impart to them. Jose is a winner, who has managed many top talents over his managerial career and led them to success so I am confident that he can generate the best future for these two French prospects.

Rumours have begun to circulate that Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann could be the next French maestro to arrive at the club in the summer. This would further enhance the burgeoning French contingent at Manchester United and with Memphis Depay seemingly resigned to leaving the club the hallowed Number 7 shirt would seemingly be destined for the diminutive ace. His friendship with Paul Pogba is well known, as is his idolatry of David Beckham.  Surely, the lure of following in his hero’s footsteps and playing with his friend will prove too great a temptation to resist? Certainly, the timing looks ripe for his arrival, Manchester United have the funds, reputation and clout to circumvent any obstacle, proven through an exceptional summer transfer window before this season.  The prospect of the three Frenchmen in tandem with magical Mkhitaryan and magisterial Ibrahimovic would give any defence in the world nightmares and would certainly provide an outstanding attacking force to be reckoned with next season for a title charge.

The French confection, then have combined perfectly to take us to the cusp of the top four places.  However the remainder of the weekend pans out, we will be within four points maximum of those precious Champions League places at the halfway stage of the season.  Unbelievably, given my own and many United followers despair when we drew at Everton, just under a month ago, we have resurrected our season with the help of some of our United superstars. Today, the French Confection provided us with a sense of renewed hope and optimism that our season can provide the sweet success of cup triumphs and the Holy Grail of a Champions League berth at the end of it. Maybe this triumph will inspire, Antoine Griezmann, another Frenchman, to join the confection, providing another jewel in the elaborate creation Jose is trying to mastermind.  In the meantime, Pogba and Martial will continue to be “les incroyables” but to my mind, the prospect of this further French ingredient really would make this already mouth-watering concoction a masterpiece.

Pogba strikes late as United march on!

The world’s most expensive player Paul Pogba scored the winner as Manchester United completed a stunning comeback to give them their fifth consecutive victory and preserve their unbeaten run since October.

Middlesbrough took the surprise lead in the 67th minute through Grant Leadbitter whose right footed strike left Old Trafford stunned.

United struck back in the 85th minute through Frenchman Anthony Martial which lifted the spirits of the crowd as the Red Devils went in search for another goal.

The winner came 86 seconds later through the head of Pogba, who powerfully planted his header into the top corner to score his sixth goal of the season to send Old Trafford wild.

The manner of the victory came on the perfect day for United – the birthday of ex-manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who during his hugely successful time as manager mastered the art of the comeback.

United dominated the entire game and were extremely unlucky to not score earlier having had 32 attempts on goal. Pogba and Martial struck the woodwork and Zlatan Ibrahimovic having a goal harshly disallowed for a high boot in the first half.

Ex United Goalkeeper Victor Valdez was also in good form, saving smartly from Ibrahimovic from close range. It looked like one of them days where the ball would not go in the net for United, whose performance was worthy of the victory.

The win takes United one point away from the top four, extending their unbeaten run in the Premier League to ten games as they intensify their push for a champions league position.

For us United fans the game was hugely frustrating and it seemed like the Burnley match all over again as chance after chance came and went. But United dug deep and ground out the victory, which shows the progression the side has made in the past few months.

A few months ago, as seen against Burnley, we couldn’t make the breakthrough, but today we showed our fighting spirit and signs that the United of old was being revived through a pulsating comeback in the final five minutes.

Jose Mourinho also proved his worth through the introduction of teenager Marcus Ashford, who immediately changed the game and gave United more threat in attack. The win was a huge relief for United, who continue their fine run of form.

What were your thoughts on the game?

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“No one is bigger than the club” they said

Before I go on writing this blog post I want to make it clear that it is a reaction to what I have been reading on Twitter and other media outlets. This means what I am writing is my own opinion formed from rumours I have read and not from facts.

This morning I woke to find Twitter in meltdown over Anthony Martial and his change of shirt number from 9, to 11.

I have read on various websites and blogs that he is “annoyed” with Manchester United – mainly because he just launched his “AM9” brand – and that he has unfollowed the club on both Twitter and Instagram.

Fans have reacted on Twitter by both attacking and defending the player.

Before I give my opinion on the matter, not that it is in any way important, I would also like to mention something else I read this morning. I read that United had apparently told Zlatan Ibrahimovic he could have any number he wanted and so he chose Martial’s number, 9.

Okay, I get that Martial may be a little upset with the number change due to his “AM9” brand being launched. But he only has himself to blame for that. Sure, Cristiano Ronaldo uses his number 7 in his branding. But Ronaldo had that number for years. Martial has had the number 9 for ONE year and doesn’t even wear it when he plays for France.

How did Martial know he wasn’t going to have a tough season next year and perhaps lose the number 9 shirt the year after if another proven, world class striker was brought in? I say that with the assumption that plans to create the “AM9” brand started some time ago, before the Zlatan rumours surfaced.

Since when did players assume that they immediately own a shirt number once they have it? Shirt numbers change all the time.

And yeah, okay, you could argue that the club maybe should have said something to him in advance to show him a little respect. However, I don’t necessarily agree with that. At the end of the day, it wouldn’t have changed anything. Martial was losing the number 9 shirt and he would have still had his back up.

Now the bigger problem here is how Manchester United apparently gave so much freedom to Ibrahimovic, telling him he could have any number he wanted. This would be United pulling out a lovely, rouge lipstick, applying it, puckering up and planting one right on Zlatan’s derriere while gently whispering, “No Zlatan, you are bigger than us. You can have anything you want.”

What happened to “no one is bigger than the club”?

I hope it’s not true that Zlatan had the pick of any number. I would have hoped United would have told Zlatan he could have any of the AVAILABLE numbers. Zlatan is a grown man. I’m sure he would have been okay with picking any available number. Right?

At the end of the day, the club should make the choice on who has what number and not have to worry about hurting someone’s feelings. United should not have to sit down with Martial (or any other player for that matter) and tell him his number would be changing.

If Martial decided to use the number 9 in his branding then that’s on him. Did he discuss using the number in his branding with the club? I bet he didn’t.

As far as I am concerned you get given a number and you play.

Why Louis Van Gaal was GOOD for Man United

By Larry Taylor (larrytee0)

“This club has big ambitions. I too have big ambitions. Together I’m sure we will make history.” – Louis Van Gaal.

Just over two years later, The Dutchman has left his post as Manchester United manager a year earlier than expected due to the lack of ‘huge ambitions’ being fulfilled. There’s no doubting Louis Van Gaal underperformed in his tenure, however his rein was not fruitless. They say hindsight is a beautiful thing, so with the ink barely dry on the 65 year-old’s compensation package, let’s reflect on the good work of Louis Van Gaal that leaves United in a strong position.

It is easy to forget the circumstances in which the former Netherland’s manager took over the club. Arrival after a 7th place finish under David Moyes, Van Gaal’s minimum expectation was to get the club back into the top four, and ultimately, the champions league.

Although United had an indifferent start to the season with 2 draws and a loss, you still had a feeling things were starting to change at Old Trafford for the better. After the Moyes season, the locker room lacked belief. The ability to look around you and believe in the personnel around you was virtually gone. Van Gaal responded by purchasing Rademal Falcao, at the time, considered one of Europe’s lethal strikers, and Angel Di Maria. The club ultimately finished in 4th place.
The argument here is how does Falcao, a man who scored 4 goals, and Di Maria, who was largely out-of-form, impact the conclusion of the season. The simple fact of the matter is both players came to the club with their names associated with ‘world class’ and ‘winners’. United, for all the dour football, still ended the season in a champions league place. It is not always what a player does on the field, but off it, that generates success. In form or not, if Di Maria or Falcao are playing next to you on the field, you want to be a better player.

Chris Smalling celebrates scoring in United's 4-2 win over City (Picture: mirror.co.uk)
Chris Smalling celebrates scoring in United’s 4-2 win over City (Picture: mirror.co.uk)
For all the inconsistencies, Van Gaal also performed against the bigger clubs. When United really needed to rally towards the end of the season, Manchester United came out and defeated Tottenham 3-0 in arguably their best display of the season. Later in the month, United also defeated Liverpool at Anfield to complete the double over the scousers and a resounding and entertaining 4-2 victory against Manchester City. Criticise the man all you want, victories against our two biggest rivals and making the Champions League at Liverpool’s expense earns praise.

This season has been more disappointing, but I have to praise the Dutchman’s promotion of the youth. Say what you will about Van Gaal being ‘forced’ to play the youth, but ultimately, he left his squad smaller to promote the younger players.

Van Gaal stated: “It is the way I lead this club. I don’t want a big selection because when you have a big selection it doesn’t give any chance to the young players,”

The former Bayern Munich man went into the season with 21 outfield players. To add support to the argument, the former Ajax manager did in fact send many players on loan and despite many questionable decisions, it would be difficult to prove Van Gaal did not expect injuries to occur throughout the season.

Anthony Martial is arguably the most promising teenager in world football. He has scored 17 goals this season, by far the most goals in the Manchester United squad, and whether purchased for Giggs or not, ‘LVG’ still approved the go-ahead.

The find of the season is definitely Marcus Rashford. He had a stunning debut against Midtjylland, scoring a double but he really announced himself just two days later with a stunning set of goals against Arsenal.

Marcus Rashford scores v Midjtylland
Marcus Rashford scores v Midjtylland (Picture: skysports.com)
The circumstances that lead to Rashford’s debut, granted, may have been unavoidable. But the Dutchman did not have to continuously play the academy product. He had deployed Memphis at striker earlier in the season and had Januzaj, who he claimed could be a striker, available. He chose to stick with Rashford.

The Dutchman also brought Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who was nothing short of outstanding in his few appearances, to the club from Ajax last season who the Old Trafford faithful are happy to praise.

Finally, the maligned manager secured the club the F.A Cup, the clubs first trophy in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era and the club’s first trophy in 3 years. An extra-time goal by a Manchester United academy product in Jesse Lingard was celebrated by many as he lived out our dreams: To score a decisive goal in a big game for the club we love.

I will not defend Louis Van Gaal’s failures. On a broader scale, he failed to reach expectations, made confusing decisions in his squad management and had the club playing a very negative brand of football, returning the worst goal return in the club’s time in the premier league. He also failed to make the top 4, and he has paid for it with his job.

All-in-all, it is worth remembering Manchester City beat United to 4th place on goal difference. When you look at the squad of City, and all the faults of United, it is evident the red side of Manchester really is not in as bad a shape as the English press would have you believe.

But the enormity of his job needs to be acknowledged. Lots of players needed to be moved on and lots of promising players needed to be unearthed. Regardless of how it has come about, this part of the task has been completed. There’s no doubting that Manchester United has a squad to build on for the future.

Your Aussie Correspondent,

Larry – The United Stand.

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