Watford – Manchester Utd Recap

Manchester Utd traveled to Watford on Tuesday for a tough matchup with a much improved side currently sitting in 8th place in the Premier League. You couldn’t blame José Mourinho for having one eye on the upcoming matchup with Arsenal so this seemed like a bit of a trap game. Utd were probably fortunate to still have Romelu Lukaku available for selection as the FA decided against charging him with violent conduct after his kick out this past weekend versus Brighton. There was also some question about whether he would be given a break regardless with Zlatan Ibrahimovic back but Mourinho kept the faith as was revealed when the starting eleven was announced: read more

Manchester Utd – Brighton Recap

Manchester Utd were back home at Old Trafford on Saturday hosting Brighton in Premier League action. The Red Devils were coming off of a disappointing late Champions League loss to Basel on Wednesday but a win would help the fans forget all about that. Brighton have not been a pushover for anyone in their freshly promoted campaign as they were somewhat surprisingly in the top half of the PL table going into this one. José Mourinho had all of his offensive weapons at his disposal but continued to be with out Bailly and Jones on defense as he sent out this starting eleven on a cold and wet day in Manchester: read more

Champions League: Basel – Manchester Utd Recap

Manchester United needed just a single point from their visit to Basel to ensure advancement to the knockout round of the Champions League, but Basel were a desperate team so it was not expected to be easy. José Mourinho’s roster issues eased up on the weekend as he welcomed back Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo but he continued to be without his center back pairing of Bailly and Jones. With a busy holiday schedule coming up Mourinho would have been hoping to get qualification taken care of so that their final group match would be a chance to give some regulars a rest. Here is the lineup he opted for with Pogba captaining the Red Devils: read more

One Touch Fall 2017 Season Recap

One Touch headed into the Fall season on the heels of another Championship and were looking to add one more before moving on to a new challenge. After many seasons at BlueSky, One Touch has decided to make the switch over to Southlake Stampede to give their Over 40 league a try, hoping to freshen things up with some new opponents and stiffer competition on a weekly basis. That is not to say their final Playoff competitors, White Lightning, would not put up a fight but before we get to that let’s have a look at how the regular season played out. It was your typical One Touch season full of lopsided results amassing an impressive +71 goal differential over 8 games, but they would have to settle for 2nd place as White Lightning finished in 1st with a very solid undefeated season, including a head-to-head win over One Touch. Here is a look at the regular season standings: read more

Manchester Utd – Newcastle Recap

Manchester United returned from the International break with a home matchup against Newcastle in the late kickoff on Saturday. José Mourinho welcomed back the influential Paul Pogba to the starting lineup after two months off but would have to do without his regular starting center back pair of Bailly and Jones who both missed out with minor injuries. There was another encouraging sight as the bench had another big name on it in the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he made his return to the gameday squad for the first time since suffering a major knee injury. Here is the lineup that took to the pitch at Old Trafford: read more

Crown (Fall I 2017) Game 8 Recap

After suffering a pair of tightly contested 5-4 losses to their main competition in the last two weeks, Crown went into their final game of the Fall season already knowing that they were unable to make the Playoff Championship. But we play because we love the game, and there was also the issue of settling the team statistics as the Golden Boot and Sock would be handed out afterwards, Shawn please start on working on some physical trophies…and not involving any of Jason’s used boots or socks, thanks. Let’s get to the recap and see how things played out. read more

Chelsea – Manchester Utd Recap

Manchester Utd traveled to Stamford Bridge to take on the defending champions Chelsea in a big matchup, part of Super Sunday in the Premier League. This game did not need any hype with lots of intriguing storylines including the returns of José Mourinho, Romelu Lukaku, and most recently Nemanja Matic to their old club. There was also the talk in the summer that Blues striker Alvaro Morata was supposedly bound for Utd, even going so far as to dye his hair red, but after Lukaku was signed it fell through so the Spaniard was bound to be out to prove a point. Here is the starting eleven for Utd with Fellaini fit enough for a spot on the bench: read more

Crown (Fall I 2017) Game 7 Recap

After a couple of close defeats the last couple of weeks, Crown found themselves in the tough position of having to win their final two games to get into 2nd place and qualify for the Playoff Championship. The stiffest test was on Wednesday as they faced current first-placed and defending champion DW Energy FC. Crown would have to do so without key defender Doug after the news came out this week that his recent injury will require surgery and he is looking at a long layoff. And what does a blown knee look like? Glad you asked, apparently like this: read more

Champions League: Manchester Utd – Benfica Recap

Coming off of a big Premier League win over Tottenham on the weekend Manchester United were back on the pitch at Old Trafford, this time it was for their next Champions League match as they hosted Benfica. The Red Devils were comfortably sitting atop Group A with a perfect 3-0 record while Benfica were languishing at the bottom of the table with the opposite 0-3 record and desperate for a win. It was not going to be easy though as Utd have been difficult to score on at home and were looking to solidify their status in Group A. None of the injured players were available yet for José Mourinho but he still made six changes from the side that defeated Spurs on the weekend, most notably with the young McTominay getting a start: read more