Monthly Archives: December 2011

Niko Kranjcar: Conductor for hire


Sometimes it doesn’t matter how good you are. It doesn’t matter how gifted you can be with the ball at your feet, when there is someone in your position doing your job so effectively and there’s room for just one of you, someone inevitably has to lose out.
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Federico Macheda: Time to make your mark


His explosive debut against Aston Villa is well rehearsed by football commentators ready to unleash at every opportunity they can sniff out his appearance from the bench. When ”Kiko’ followed up that crucial cameo with a poacher’s goal against Sunderland the following week, the young Italian forward had officially arrived.

That was two years ago, and the twenty year old from Rome has been missing in action after such a spectacular introduction to the football world. With injuries to Javier Hernandez, Michael Owen and a seemingly out of favour Dimitar Berbatov, has there ever been a better time for Federico Macheda to stake his claim in the United side?

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