1. Wayne Rooney Should Be Rested, But He Won't Be

    It's strange to need rest a game into the season. But as shopworn as Wayne Rooney has looked lately, in a vacuum, he'd be riding pine on Sunday at Fulham...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about over 4 years ago 1,053 reads 18 comments

  2. Manchester United: Moving Forward Into 2011

    Manchester United began the 2010-2011 English Premier League with confidence, generally controlling and out-passing newly promoted Newcastle United at Old Trafford Monday...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about over 4 years ago 1,429 reads 9 comments

  3. England vs. Germany FIFA World Cup 2010: England's Mediocrity Explained

    The Internet will presently be deluged with innumerable narratives explaining or rationalizing England's destruction by Germany in their 2010 World Cup knockout tie...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about over 4 years ago 1,696 reads 48 comments

  4. 2010 FIFA World Cup: England Suffer From Tactics and Selection, Not Pressure

    One day removed from another vacant performance, several English players sat down last night and had a beer with their manager, the Telegraph reported Sunday...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about over 4 years ago 851 reads 36 comments

  5. 2010 FIFA World Cup: France Hopeless without Lassana Diarra

    Someone who walks with an uneven spine is sure to have an awkward gait. Without recently ruled-out central midfielder Lassana Diarra, France will similarly be unable to engage their core correctly...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about over 4 years ago 508 reads 8 comments

  6. Manchester United-Bayern Munich: Player Ratings and Recap

    United hosted Bayern Munich in an epic Champions League quarter-final return leg Wednesday evening. The home side dominated possession from the start and opened up the scoring early ...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about over 4 years ago 975 reads 14 comments

  7. Bayern Munich-Manchester United Player Ratings

    United had a dream start when Demichelis fouled Nani needlessly in the first minute. Bayern's defender slipped on the following free-kick to allow Rooney a simple tap-in...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about over 4 years ago 926 reads 23 comments

  8. Bolton-Manchester United: Player Ratings

    Wanderers hosted Man United at the Reebok Saturday evening. The first half was argy-bargy as both teams wrestled for control. Each side had chances during the often end-to-end passages of play...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 380 reads 0 comments

  9. David Beckham's Dream Is Over, Let His Nightmare End, Too

    Shame on all who derided David Beckham after his naive—but genuine—iconoclastic display at Old Trafford last week...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 523 reads 29 comments

  10. Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham: Big Matchday for United Legends

    Emotions couldn't have been more polarized for three already Manchester United legends after Tuesday's historic Champions League matches...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 726 reads 12 comments

  11. Arsenal-Porto: Player Ratings

    Arsenal entered the tie at the Emirates trailing 2-1 on aggregate. That changed quickly as Bendtner struck after 10 minutes thanks to an incisive through ball from Nasri to Arshavin, whose shot was deflected onto the willing Dane...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 3,278 reads 14 comments

  12. Manchester United Attack Another European Night

    With each teams' most important player doubtful for the biggest game of the season for either thus far, perhaps a grain of salt should but applied with predictions or previews...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 1,103 reads 25 comments

  13. Inter Milan-Chelsea: Player Ratings

    Inter scored early through Milito before conceding possession throughout most of the first half to Chelsea. Kalou scored for the Londoners early in the second term when Inter keeper Cesar reacted poorly to his slotted in-swinger...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 969 reads 28 comments

  14. Wayne Rooney Expectations Must Be Tempered

    Many writers of English football generally don't need too much ammunition to exalt Wayne Rooney into the echelon of elite practitioners in their sport...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 438 reads 50 comments

  15. AC Milan-Manchester United: Player Ratings

    AC Milan dominated the first half but a fortuitous Scholes equalizer set the stage for a United recovery in the second frame. Rooney headed home twice in the second half on United's first two truly serviceable crosses...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 1,345 reads 14 comments

  16. Kaka Sucks: Redefining Player Analysis

    "It could have been a brilliant career" Kaka and AC Milan rampaged through Manchester United en route to the 2007 Champions League trophy. The Brazillian was literally in the form of his life...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 4,298 reads 82 comments

  17. Paul Scholes Rested, Reapplied Since Fulham Disaster

    Paul Scholes' little legs may have life in them yet. Often on the periphery this season and last, his appearances had been patchy both in quantity and quality...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 625 reads 9 comments

  18. Manchester United Exuding Confidence, But From Where?

    All the analysis in the world goes out the window when a top team finally begins to exude confidence, the factors for which are numerous and inabsolute...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 1,106 reads 16 comments

  19. Birmingham-Manchester United: Player Ratings in Red

    Kuschack (7 ) sold out on the goal, made a few nice saves. Nothing totally heroic required today, but he did bail his defense out more than once. Rafael (6.5 ), or was it Fabio? Regardless, with a five man midfield, his attacking licence was hampered...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 5 years ago 689 reads 1 comments

  20. Hull City-Manchester United: Player Ratings in Red

    Manchester United Kusczak (6.5 ) Didn't have to do anything spectacular. Distribution was a little wayward, as usual. Good shot-stopper. Rafael (7 ) He's definitely not shy. Added impetus to a United attack requiring it...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about almost 6 years ago 597 reads 9 comments

  21. Manchester United: Five Midfielders for the Decade

    As the decade ends with its final holiday season, why not get nostalgic? Continuing the evaluation of Manchester United's most significant players this century, we move forward from defense ...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about 5 years ago 1,165 reads 7 comments

  22. Manchester United's Young Wingers Factor In Establishing Attacking Balance

    The idea that young players with potential should be weened ever-slowly into first team action is a fallacy perpetuated at the highest level. At Manchester United, Alex Ferguson employs it capriciously...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about 5 years ago 1,395 reads 29 comments

  23. Wayne Rooney Needs Mental and Physical Respite

    Like his manager, Wayne Rooney is a publicly revered sportsman, generally beyond reproach from the English media. Despite not being the best player in the England side next to a Gerrard or ...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about 5 years ago 983 reads 35 comments

  24. Dimitar Berbatov Misused by Ferguson at Manchester United

    In regards to United’s relative woes, Alex Ferguson would like everyone to throw up their hands and blame the extensive injuries to his back-line, just like he does...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about 5 years ago 2,408 reads 47 comments

  25. Sir Alex Ferguson Dogma Inhibiting Manchester United

    It's hard to criticize Sir Alex Ferguson. It's even harder to get away with it. Fourteen league trophies, three European club championships, and assorted domestic cups empower his reputation, ...

    Nathan Lowe Written by Nathan Lowe about 5 years ago 960 reads 26 comments