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.
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.
We were never going to get much from this holiday programme and if we come out the other side with no more points than we have now but we’re playing like we did last year, then there’s no chance we’ll go down.
This can’t be allowed to continue and I just hope that as well as allowing spending on essential playing recruits, Mike Ashley gives Alan Pardew all the right tools he needs in his coaching set-up to get the most out of our players.