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There has been an element of circling the wagons at Old Trafford, with former captain Roy Keane's suggestion that Nani deserved his punishment for a high tackle on Alvaro Arbeloa coming in for stinging criticism.
That could be a great defensive move, like 'circling the wagons' - the public is pretty angry with bankers at the moment.
* Stakeholders in the household and personal care industry are circling the wagons to refute findings in a paper co-written by the Silent Spring Institute.
"Like Fletch, Melissa is very capable of issuing a few home truths within the group, but if anyone criticises them from outside she is the one circling the wagons," said Fatkin.
So if your competitors are circling the wagons, maybe your best option is to charge full speed ahead.