Doron Salomon
Doron Salomon is a writer for and a keen follower of Man United's Reserve and Academy teams. His ramblings and various football related statistics can be found on Twitter at @DoronSalomon

Entries by Doron Salomon

Arsenal's Summer Business Needed More Than a Mesut Ozil

(8) Comments | Posted 6 September 2013 | (00:00)

Making sense of Arsenal's transfer window takes some doing. The late purchase of Mesut Ozil sparked scenes of delirium outside the Emirates, among the first team squad and on social networks. Rightly so too, you can make a good argument that Wenger has never signed a player of such a...

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Are Chelsea the Champions League's Worst Defending Champions?

(8) Comments | Posted 14 March 2013 | (23:00)

Maybe on some level it's a problem or one of football's flaws that achievements, teams and individuals get compared to previous successes and failures. Attempts to work out the best, the worst and everything in between are generally pointless due to how inconclusive an answer one can get and the...

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Wenger's Earned Respect but He Is Culpable for Arsenal's Decline

(12) Comments | Posted 7 December 2012 | (23:00)

I used to dislike Wenger. He was at the helm of the club that were at the top of English football and direct rivals to the team I support. As he's changed and Arsenal have become less competitive, I've warmed to him but also, unashamedly, become a critic of what...

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Bebe's United Career Has Become Nothing More Than Sad

(3) Comments | Posted 22 November 2012 | (11:47)

It's very easy to suggest that little sympathy should be shown to top tier footballers. For many of them, the money they earn and the lifestyle they live is way beyond what they could have expected in a non-footballing career. A rare exception though may be Bebe, not because he'd...

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Rio Ferdinand and the Concept of 'Age'

(2) Comments | Posted 5 October 2012 | (11:13)

Rio Ferdinand has never struck me as a Paolo Maldini type footballer. Pace, and the ability to out-run opposition strikers is a rare asset for a centre back to have and something that's been associated with Ferdinand for much of his career. Now, at nearly 34 and with his career...

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Ryan Giggs -The End Can't Be Far Off

(4) Comments | Posted 14 September 2012 | (00:00)

Arguably, the biggest challenge that faces a footballer is knowing when to stop. In some cases, the decision is made for them but it's more common for the player to make that call. At Man United, there are recent examples of both going too soon and too late - judging...

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Don't Compare Olympians and Footballers

(3) Comments | Posted 7 August 2012 | (12:24)

It's that time of the four year cycle that Olympic athletes get compared to our more regular, familiar, stars. As comparisons go, it's hugely unfair. Predominantly it's footballers, but the prima donna attitude of other stars such as Kevin Pietersen has seen sportsmen in a whole variety of disciplines compared...

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English Reality - Not Rubbish But Shouldn't Win It

(1) Comments | Posted 20 June 2012 | (10:10)

The thing with England and football, is that we're prone to erraticism. Rarely are we satisfied with our national side and seldom do we expect realistic achievements. Usually this is because a familiar process happens: 'we won a game, going to win the tournament' ...'oh we've not won it, we're...

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Bitesize Reviews of 15 Players Over 365 Days

(0) Comments | Posted 7 June 2012 | (09:35)

"Just enjoy watching them, most won't be here in a few years" - words said by Ian, a long-time United Reserves/Academy watcher, to me. The FA Youth Cup winning 2010/11 team got people excited not just because they won the competition but because they were, by some distance, the best...

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Why Hodgson Should Have Fought Harder for Carrick

(1) Comments | Posted 25 May 2012 | (17:29)

For nearly a year I've been harangued on Twitter by an account dedicated to attempting to point out and prove that Carrick is sh*t. It's been an amusing journey and experience, for I think, and always have thought, that Carrick is a very reliable and good footballer. Needless to say,...

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United's Kids Only Know How to Win

(0) Comments | Posted 11 May 2012 | (09:09)

It's all too easy for a football fan to be dismissive of their club's Reserves team - after all, the perception that fans have today about young players is something along the lines of 'if they're 18/19 and not in the first team then they can't be any good'. This...

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Michael Owen Should Get a New Deal - Now Shoot Me

(2) Comments | Posted 24 April 2012 | (12:10)

No transfer has ever had more of the Glazers about it than Owen to United (unless you know of and believe the intricacies and reasoning behind the Bebe deal). A once lethal goalscorer and boy-wonder, on a free transfer having taken a pay-cut on a pay-as-you-play deal. It seems absurd...

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The Need to Unleash and Appreciate Rooney

(1) Comments | Posted 14 April 2012 | (00:00)

A few weeks ago, various journalists and fans were discussing on Twitter whether Wayne Rooney had fulfilled the potential he showed as a teenager both at Everton and United. His talent was showcased on the international scene nearly eight years ago at Euro 2004 and reaffirmed that he was one...

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Are Man United Finally Set for a Midfield Star Signing?

(1) Comments | Posted 27 March 2012 | (13:53)

United, for all their criticism, have a rather complete and strong squad. So much so, that if every team in the league had to field a fully changed, 'second XI', United's would almost certainly represent the strongest (I'm sure City fans would debate that). Various signings in the past few...

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