F.E.R.G.I.E That fucking spells Boss to me!

THE  festive period always throws up a few issues, it’s a testing time for the men in the hot seats at football clubs up and down the country. For some, (Mark Hughes, Arsene Wenger) the challenge didn’t wait for Christmas to arrive but in the most part it’s this time of year that will show you where you are going, what you need to do to get there and what kind of character you have to see it through to the end in May. If you have seen the film ‘Looking for Eric’, this is the part where you should imagine Eric Cantona stood in front of them all.. From your balls!

I look at the challenges approaching Harry Redknapp, who was so very wanted at QPR, and Rafa Benitez, who was so very unwanted at Chelsea and I say thank FUCK we have Fergie.

This week he has demanded action taken against Swansea’s Ashley Williams for the kick that ‘could have killed’ RVP, he subbed Wayne Rooney in that same game for not playing well and he let you all know that was the reason. He told the world what he thought of referee, Michael Oliver, too. On Boxing Day, Jonny Evans puts through his own net to send Newcastle into a 2:1 lead. The goal was originally chalked off because Cisse was in an offside position, but when the Men in Black got all talky the goal was allowed. Our manager, gloriously vocal in the Manchester rain yet again lets the official (Mike Dean, this time) have both barrels in full view of the Old Trafford crowd.

The FA will not be taking action against him because Mike Dean left it out of his match report, fair play to him and once again thank FUCK we have Sir Alex Ferguson as our manager.

Everything he says, EVERY word he utters is for a reason and its ALWAYS for the benefit of Manchester United. We can all be team coaches behind a computer laptop, because of our unblemished Champ Manager record (97-98, the finest version), we can all call it as we see it but ONE man has to run our club from top to bottom and put up with money grabbing chipmunk faced owners. We don’t boo, because we know full well what he is trying to do, there is no need for us as fans to second guess him or call for his head because he’s been there and done it and by now probably owns a share of the profits on the sale of the t-shirt.

Rumours persist that some of the older guard will be sent on their way in the close season, there is no better man than Sir Alex to know if this is the right course of action; Giggs and Scholes have most definitely had some less than amazing performances this year and it’s a little bit funny that Rio is concerned for the holes in our defence, when he hardly ever plays like it.

Paddy Evra fears Fergie’s hairdryer if United blow the lead, he jokes (what a funny man) that the first team will be fired if they blow the position. It is somewhat fitting that warnings about our losing our position at the top of the league, should come from a man who is constantly losing his position in our sodding defence.

We’re on the path to getting our trophy back, we’re in a strong position and there are issues to work on; these things do not worry me because I’d rather United were dealing with them with Ferguson as the man in charge. He’s not arsed about looking like a tit to everyone else in the league because he argues his case in the rain; he’s not bothered how much support he gets for speaking out against an opposition player’s kick on HIS striker. His job is not to be liked, it’s to win and make Manchester United successful and therefore hated. You can keep your Mourinho, he’s controversial for himself first and his team second, but there is no doubt that when Sir Alex starts down a path in the media, there is Manchester United first and foremost in his mind.

He does what he does because he’s working for our team and it works for him… method and madness. Leave the melt downs to Bobby Mancini and Rafa ‘Fact’ Benitez shall we? How long does Roberto support Mario, how can ANYONE handle the job at Chelsea and when will David Moyes leave Everton… we’ll just get on with taking the points, late and dramatic or cruising from minute one it matters not dear reader; a win is a win is a win.

He still wants it. If that wasn’t the case, he would not be the manager. He may not be here much longer, so we should appreciate those rain strops while we can.

THAT was written at 4am Friday  morning, once again not hitting the publish button works because Sir Alex Ferguson later  gave his press conference. Once again, for the record, The FA did not take action about the rain rant because it was not included in the ref’s report; Alan Pardew decided that the referee would be “disappointed” not to include it in said report. Alan Pardew has decided that a grown up, adult referee who doesn’t need a note from his Mum and is of sound mind, made the wrong decision. Maybe the FA should write to Alan to explain his belief, at the same time as writing to Bobby Mancini to ask if he truly believed his ref to have eaten too much on Christmas Day.

Over to Sir Alex Ferguson for the right to reply…

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

In fairness to Sir Alex a lot of Newcastle fans would and have agreed that, clearly, in terms of trophies and success, Newcastle are a ‘wee club’. Those that argue against this, point to the fan base, thousands of them in attendance each and every week. I would have thought this is something that Newcastle should expect when you think they are a one club city. There isn’t really a rival team to divide the city.

Alan Pardew, Neil Lennon, Arsene Wenger, Ray Wilkins, Harry Redknapp, Micky Quinn… they are all free to comment on this story because they are asked and it’s fair, maybe.

Sir Alex won’t need to pick himself up from this, it’s a storm in a teacup. It’s essentially people moaning that someone didn’t get a slapped wrist. It is bitterness and it will blow over.

However, I truly don’t know whether Sir Alex will ever get over losing the respect of Ant or Dec.

 “Well done, Geoff”

 GTS

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Author: SM

I am a writer of words. I write for Man United publications such as Red News, Its Round and Its White and I am the founder of Given to Score and the Sportmonkey Blog. I have written for many music websites.

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