Manchester United travel to the hostile Britannia Stadium to lock horns with Tony Pulis' Stoke City. Can the Red Devils continue their perfect start or will the Potters stop the United Juggernaut? TheHardTackle provides team news, tactical analysis and much more about the game.
Rooney-gate is a distant memory now as almost an year has elapsed, United fans have forgiven their hero as Wayne Rooney is at his absolute best. Nani too has emerged from the shadows of his compatriot and looks to be on the edge of greatness. A THT special on the awesome twosome Red Devil duo Rooney and Nani
TheHardTackle guest author Saumitra 'Sam' Sabnis believes the relatively new rivalry between Manchester United and Chelsea FC, winners of the last 7 Barclays Premier League titles, deserves to be recognized as the primary rivalry in the English league - the equivalent of the El ClA?sico
Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool travel to the Amex stadium to face Gus Poyet's Brighton in a match that is expected to be highly competitive. TheHardTackle takes a look at Poyet's success at Brighton.
During the last six months, Arsenal has lost the art of winning football matches. Over the last six years, the club has forgotten the art and the desire of defending as well. Guest Author Abhishek Paul analyzes the situation at the club.
It has been a goal feast this weekend at the Barclays Premier League, with the ball hitting the back of the net 38 times in 10 matches. THT takes a look back at what has been one of the craziest weekend ever.
Local derbies, changes at the top and wonder goals. These and more are featured in TheHardTacklea��s Top 6 highlights from Round 7 of the Championship.
Manchester Uniteda��s juggernaut has kept rolling after a victory over Chelsea by a margin of 3-1. The champions have now gone two points clear off nearest rivals and neighbors Manchester City at the top of the table. The Red Devils took an apparent unassailable lead of three goals in the first half itself, with Smalling, Nani and Rooney on target, in that order. Chelsea only managed to peg one back at the start of the second half through Torres to give them some respite. With this win Manchester United registered their fifth victory on the trot since the start of the season, a feat last achieved by them in the 1985-86 season (they went on to win ten straight league games back then but failed to win the league). Wayne Rooney found the back of the net for the fifth consecutive occasion and as for Chelsea, Fernando Torres scored. The scoreline, especially at the end of the first half, flattered […]
TheHardTackle's Guest Author Ateesh Kropha takes us through a discussion on Manchester United's finances in the Glazer era. Despite Sir Alex Ferguson backing the owner, Ateesh finds Red Devils do have reason to be concerned.
This weekend sees the return of one of the most bitterly contested football rivalries when Millwall entertain West Ham United in the eagerly awaited Saturday lunch-time kick off in the Championship. The rivalry between both clubs is one of the longest standing and most bitter in English football with both sets of supporters considering the other club as their main rival. Both clubs were originally East London sides with links to the Royal docks, with Millwall the first to be formed in 1885. Thames Ironworks, later to become West Ham, were founded ten years later by another group of dockers and so began the rivalry with both clubs soon becoming vicious enemies. . In the early years, matches between the two sides were a frequent affair, but in recent years, with both sides operating in different tiers of the English leagues, meetings have been few and far between. This only adds to the match atmosphere when they eventually meet. Part […]