AlexFerguson6As Manchester United fans arrogantly sing, ‘We are Man United and we do what we want’, I wonder where they get that idea from?

I bet Mike Dean and the FA are now regretting their cowardly inaction with regard to Alex Ferguson’s disgusting bullying behaviour. Their failure to act has simply meant that from his seemingly untouchable position, Ferguson now feels able to literally do what he wants.

Compared to what Alan Pardew could have said he was remarkably restrained and merely said,

“I think Mike Dean might feel slightly disappointed he didn’t do something about it. I think the pressure that was on him was tough for a referee to take”.

Ferguson’s way over the top response to this, surely tells you why the likes of Mike Dean choose to turn the other cheek and let the disease that is Ferguson’s behaviour spread and poison the game.

“I was demonstrative but not out of order. The press have had a field day, the only person they have not spoken to is Barack Obama.

It is unfortunate but I am the manager of the most famous club in the world; not Newcastle, a wee club in the north east.

I am an emotional guy but I was not abusive.

I shouted Mike over and we walked towards each other. I was only on (the pitch) three or four yards. That has been overplayed.

The problem for me is that profile of this club is huge.

Alan Pardew has come out and criticised me. He is the worst at haranguing referees, he shoves them and makes a joke of it. How he can criticise me is unbelievable.

He forgets the help I gave him, by the way”.

HMV_Big_Games_SaleIt has always been the Ferguson way, when he is confronted with his or his team’s bad behaviour he starts talking about somebody else and pointing the finger at them.

Yes Alan Pardew nudged a linesman, apologised instantly and took his punishment with good grace. Spot the difference?

While Ferguson’s behaviour to Mike Dean was bad enough, the very public and pre-meditated verbal onslaught on the linesman, that held up the start of the second half, was inexcusable.

His childish insult towards Newcastle as a club betrays his true nature, a bully who is also a fraud, somebody who when he chooses likes to talk about never losing his working class socialist roots but in reality clearly thinks that because Manchester United are this modern day monstrosity that different rules apply to them.

As for the help Ferguson claims he gave Alan Pardew, I hope he’s not referring to Alan Smith and Gabriel Obertan…

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28 comments
stepaylor
stepaylor

anything to have that sense of passion back at the club

MilitantGeordie
MilitantGeordie

I reckon spending two or three years in the championship would be the end of Ashley. When the club no longer makes him enough profit he'll be done with us. the real question is.. what state is he going to leave us in? that's what frightens me.. it's very possible we won't even have a club if he decides to recoup the full amount of the so called debt the clubs owes him.I'd definately take a few years in the lower leagues if it guaranteed he would bugger off. I can't wait for the day when that horrible vermin is no longer in my life.

NUFCTheMag
NUFCTheMag

It could be a @HowardLinskey plot but will it be a happy ending 4 after all the intrigue, underhand dealings and dodgy characters...?

HowardLinskey
HowardLinskey

@NUFCTheMag if I wrote it, it would end with a St Valentine's day massacre for Ashley and all of his spineless cronies. reclaimed.

lordi76
lordi76

He's a parasite and the quicker he is gone the better our only glimpse of him possibly leaving has diminished with the canny Scotts locking the door on a possible take over of Rangers yes at this point I would take relegation and it sickens me to say that as I want the club as far up the league as possible 

Paul Patterson
Paul Patterson

Anything to get out of this cycle of boring, insipid football that gets a few decent results via some decent signings, only for Christmas to arrive, a crisis to occur and then the remaining five months of the season is spent hoping that the season ends with three poorer teams than we are.

1957
1957

Relagation will not get rid of Ashley, the best hope for a change of ownership is someone/organisation being seduced by the EPL profitability of NUFC. The problem lies in the only people who could fund a purchase might, despite what supporters may think, be worse than Ashley. Hedge funds and investment banks would operate a very similar business plan to ensure returns to investors, minimum investment, maximum profit is their mantra.

We need to be careful what we wish for, as the Who said "...meet the new boss, same as the old boss..." or perhaps even more apt, "...get on our knees and pray, we don't get fooled again..."

A lex
A lex

@1957 Hedge funds and investment banks don't buy - they only act as brokers / intermediaries for others.

1957
1957

Slightly disagree, hedge funds collect monies from their investors and invest it in shares, acquisitions on the investors behalf. The acquisition is owned by the investors but managed by the hedge fund, a purchase of £250m would have typically in excess of 25 investors. The hedge fund holds control of the aquisition and their sole aim is to maximise returns at minimal cost.

Investment banks are slightly different, but their acquisitions arm operate in the same way as a hedge fund. They rarely act for individuals although the Glazer's did borrow from an investment bank to fund their purchase of Man U.

The last thing we need is a consortia approach, it is a recipe for disaster.

mickg
mickg

Championship & Rid Of

Alex Wilkinson
Alex Wilkinson

Championship ! At least we'd have our club back !

wor monga
wor monga

Championship no way…next time we’d do a ‘Wigan’


…we only got back the last time because we managed to keep a backbone of solid English players who didn’t mind getting stuck in and playing at that level.


…we don’t have that now, and reality would bite hard…for all those far flung Mag voters who can see that silver lining shining just over the far horizon. 

Roppa
Roppa

As long as Ashley remains the owner, the Club will be steeped in disharmony, mistrust & deception. Furthermore, all hope of winning a trophy will be extinguished. All hope & ambition will cease to exist & the passion of the supporters will continue to be abused until it too has been obliterated! 

More of the same, or time for a change? I know what most fans would want, and it's certainly not more of the same!

SGM
SGM

@Roppa Careful what you wish for! remember the wish, that Pardew would quit.


Look what happened.

A lex
A lex

@SGM @Roppa Just means it's getting worse for Ashley, too, and that's what we want. Once it becomes too awkward for him, then he'll sell up. Pardew going makes it just that bit more difficult, so despite Carver's inadequacies, I'm delighted he has the job at this moment, because it's another small step along the road to Ashley effing off.

Roppa
Roppa

@SGM @Roppa Pardew's departure was long overdue, and any 'caring' owner would have sacked him months before he left. It was an opportunity for Ashley to 'stick' with mediocrity (at the very best) or to 'twist' with a modicum of ambition - and inexplicably he chose to 'stick' (with Carver). At least Ashley's true intent has been further exposed. 

It is important to retain a sense of hope - at least of playing some decent football  - under Pardew (and Carver) there was / is none - so effectively we are no better or worse off!

Emmett Gill
Emmett Gill

Championship, lower league football, or even starting again from scratch. Look at the example of AFC Wimbledon. Even if you start again from scratch it only takes a few years before you get back to where you belong.

Jarra MIck
Jarra MIck

Championship was a great season wouldn't mind it although it would probably take more than one to see him off. Would be interested to see how many voted?

David Grey
David Grey

Championship without him.....even League 1 if that's what it takes to get the parasite out.