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Move Man United - Can The Glazer's Really Do It?

BlueWolfie sent us the following.

Remember the furore when Wimbledon upped sticks and changed their name to the Milton Keynes Dons? Now times that by 1,000 and you may someway in understand the horror that has suddenly surfaced at Manchester United.

Although not official - and you certainly will not find anyone at the club who will even talk about it - there have been small, if persistent rumours to combat the impending financial meltdown at United could be resolved by moving the entire club to another location. Ask any City fan and they will gladly tell you that their Red neighbours are technically not in Manchester, but if the Glazer's get their wish, they won't even be in the country.

One source, who asked expressly not to be named at the club, explained that several venues were currently being looked at by an outside company who had been hired by United for this purpose.

'Obviously,' explains the source, 'London is at the top of the list, because it is the capital and has a population of 8,000,000, where an extra 12,000,000 can be added within a radius of 60 miles.'

Evidently though, the Glazer's are not just looking at London as a possible new home for the club, and are in fact searching further a field.

'It has been mooted that New York could be a possible new venue, but of course that would depend upon being accepted into the MLS franchise.' added the same source.

We asked Jonathan Hall of the FA, who is Director of Football Services if there was a basis for this, or whether it would create a precedent...

'We have heard nothing to this effect, so I cannot really comment upon it,' said Hall, 'however, there is little in the statute books that would expressly forbid it, but I feel that it would most certainly be a case to be brought to FIFA, as they are the World Governing Body.'

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Writer: BlueWolfie Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 14 2010

Time: 9:07PM

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it will be so funny if they had to sell the swamp and/or carrington - the council house comments will come back to bite them on the arse BIGTIME.
bluemooner_mcfc
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14/01/2010 21:42:00

Lol, yer, good one. Still an enormously rich club - just not as rich as us two (Chelsea) ;)
Haigh_For_7
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14/01/2010 21:47:00

None of you seriously believe this do you? All these years of being the ugly cousin really made you this gullible?
Ozi Gooner
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14/01/2010 22:18:00

Go on Ozi, admit it - you and your fellow gooners'd be absolutely delighted if something like this ever came to pass wouldn't you?
fifthcolumnblue
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14/01/2010 22:43:00

Oh boy OziGooner, you need to study the article further, through the eyes of a mischief making Blue! I totally believe it can happen if we all make a really big wish.
It's Grim Oop North
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14/01/2010 22:52:00

They should go to London, Belfast or Beijing, its important that they're set up close to their fans...
bernio3000
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14/01/2010 22:53:00

ozigooner - whos ugly sister are you ?
bluemooner_mcfc
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14/01/2010 23:04:00

No fifthcolumblue, I actually like our rivalry with United, though them moving to London wouldn't be to bad, it would be a historical change for both clubs to actually have a competitive local rival.
Ozi Gooner
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14/01/2010 23:05:00

ozigooner - whos ugly sister are you ? bluemooner_mcfc Yeah, and have you got a fit mate?
It's Grim Oop North
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14/01/2010 23:06:00

Ozi - As much as I would miss the rivalry, it would be more than made up for, knowing that the Rag fans that have been left behind (so to speak), have been dumped on. It may not happen, but there's always that chance.
BlueWolfie
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14/01/2010 23:10:00

OziGooner: "Actually have a competitive rival". Funny that because from what I - as a Chelsea fan - can recall, the last two times we have played Arsenal, both at the Emirates, we racked up seven goals! Oh of course, you're not a "competitve rival", just a team that rolls over and plays dead!
Haigh_For_7
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15/01/2010 01:37:00

haigh_for_7, 'historical' was the key word in that sentence :)
Ozi Gooner
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15/01/2010 02:13:00

London based United, would mean a lot less travelling for their fans.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/01/2010 08:13:00

The only thing that is worth commenting upon in this article is the use of apostrophe for plural case which is one of the most annoying and stupid grammar mistake that's possible to commit in the English language (coupled with "should of", a phrase which means nothing yet which is used with increasing frequency). It is "Glazers" if you wish to refer to United's owners in plural, it is "Glazer's" if you wish to refer to something they possess (which, unfortunately, includes United).
Zae
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15/01/2010 20:44:00

Pedant! P.S. I assume someone has now told Ozigooner that this article was entirely make-believe?
fifthcolumnblue
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15/01/2010 21:35:00

Oh come on Zae, "Glazers" posess huge debts as well!
Kevinho
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16/01/2010 00:53:00

 

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