Most Influential Manchester United Blogs in 2012
In the second leg of our elite Premier League blogger series we travel to Old Trafford. The hive of activity online surrounding Manchester United never sleeps, owing to an omnipresent group of talented webmasters with bones to pick and views to share. Taking into account frequency of updates, interaction and Twitter following, we consider the following websites worthy of a place in our top 10 influential Manchester United blogs of 2012. Do you agree with our line-up?
1) The Republic of Mancunia @R_o_M
Twitter following: 29k
Website bio: The Republik of Mancunia – Manchester United blog was created back in 2006, as United closed in on 2nd place in the league. The forum was created shortly after, with hundreds of members signing up within the first couple of months.
The Republik of Mancunia is written by Scott, a season-ticket holding Mancunian, who loves his team, and isn’t ashamed about the red tinted specs he wears when writing about them. There is intended to be as much realism and statistical evidence in the writing as possible, whilst leaving some room for the passion and excitement supporting the club brings about.
2) The Anders Red Blog @andersred
Twitter following: 21k
Website bio:This blog is primarily about the financial affairs of Manchester United Football Club and the Red Football group of companies of which it is the key part as well as looking at other aspects of football finance and governance.
Too often, discussion and information on football finance is poor and ill informed. With a few honourable exceptions, too many sports journalists don’t understand finance and too many business journalists don’t care about football. This blog aims to help correct the information gap by providing information and commentary on what is going on at United and other clubs.
3) Stretty News @StrettyNews
Twitter following: 16k
Website bio:Stretty News – Manchester United blog was launched in the summer of 2010; on the back of coming second in the league just a point behind Chelsea. As you can imagine being an independent voice of Manchester United, we had a lot to say at the time and we still do. The content published on the blog is written by people from a variety of backgrounds that appreciate having their views on the club tested.
SN was founded by Dale O’Donnell, who set up the blog with the ambition of delivering news to fans across the world. We are also known for having passionate opinions to get our point across on how we feel about various topics regarding United. Basically, this is a website for every Manchester United fan who isn’t easily offended but can be realistic when talking about the club.
4) The United Religion @united_religion
Twitter following: 8k
Website bio:The United Religion delivers an out-of-the-box perspective on one of the world’s most famous and successful football clubs by offering breaking news with opinions and/or analysis.
To provide a passionate, but unique insight on everything Manchester United to ensure that both new and old supporters are able to comprehend, appreciate and celebrate the club’s distinguished history.
5) Red Rants @Red_Rants
Twitter following: 4k
Recent Tweet: “Why do people pigeon-hole hard working CMs into DMs? There was no more defensively minded CM than Roy Keane and boy could he attack.”
6) Red Flag Flying High @RFFH
Twitter following: 3k
Website bio:”Ever since my dad took me to Old Trafford in the mid-eighties I’ve been United daft- despite the fact it was a drab nil-nil against Southampton. I started this site to give other passionate United fans the opportunity to share their views, thoughts and opinions on anything and everything related to the world’s greatest football club. I am also probably the only Red who rates Darron Gibson.” – Justin Mottershead (Editor)
7) Truly Reds @TrulyReds
Twitter following: 1k
Website bio:This is the un-official Manchester United fan site and personal blog, TrulyReds has its own domain in 2007 and unveiled in the 2008-2009 pre season to be the place for the mancunia around the world to support the Red Army.
This blog is where you can have your say about Manchester United, how the Lads perform and what you think that can be an improvement for the next game. You also can write a post for us expressing your view or a story about Man United. I hope you will post a comment or two on the article, shout it loud to the world you are the most passionate, greatest football supporters the world ever had!
8) The Busby Babe @TheBusbyBabe
Twitter following: 1k
Recent Tweet:Park’s haul of medals over 7 seasons at #MUFC speaks volumes… and that really does best to describe his accomplishments & personality.
9) The Manchester United Blog @mutdblog
Twitter following: 300
Website bio:I’ve been a huge Manchester United fan for many years now and try to religiously follow their games wherever I am. Admittedly, it can be hard to follow some of their games especially if you’re in Asia because of the time difference. But when I do get to catch a game, it’s truly a wonderful experience, especially when they win.
10) Manchester United Blog (A kick in the grass) @kick_in_grass
Twitter following: 300
Website bio:The Manchester United blog for analysis, comment, team news and transfer speculation. If you think the Glazers’ are good for Manchester United and that Bébé needs ‘more time’ or you never question Fergie – then this blog probably isn’t for you. Wife-Kids-United: In that order…
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