Fat Sam is of course best mates with Fergie so no wonder he’s weighing in on his side, shame Allardyce hadn’t been employed by Manchester United as a talent scout and I’d love to have seen Fergie’s face if he’d been handed Viduka, Geremi, Cacapa, Smith (did us and Fat Sam a big favour there!) and Barton on massive wages and next to nothing on the pitch.
Fergie; “In the end I pacified them by offloading Brown and O’Shea – both good servants but past their sell by date in my mind. Both injury prone and liable to make mistakes. Still, they were good enough to do a job in a poor team.
To deal with bullies like Ferguson and their cheating ways the answer may lie with another sport. In Rugby matches, the referee wears a microphone and everything that he says and is said to him is recorded.
Hands up if you were a little upset by ‘Sir’ Alex’s conduct and his subsequent comments to the media. At first I was incensed, how dare he speak of our magnificent football club like that! Then I stopped to think and realized it’s funnier than it is insulting.
Alex Ferguson “”There has been, over the years, an increase in attempts to manipulate the referee, such as players crowding around the referees, and it can’t do the referee’s confidence any good – you’re undermining his authority”.
For a ‘wee club in the north east’, Newcastle United seem to make an inordinate number of headlines. With January racing towards us, Alan Pardew talks about the transfer situation with Demba Ba and Fergie-gate.
Ferguson’s way over the top response to Alan Pardew’s mild criticism, 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.