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Football celebrates 25 years of Fergie intimidation

November 5, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The British media are revelling in yet another opportunity to gain favour with Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson, competing ruthlessly to put together the most sycophantic tribute to his 25 years managing the Premier League club.

Many journalists are hoping for one of their best performances as they attempt to put a heroic gloss on an era which many consider to be mainly about winning by any means and bullying referees.

Arsene Wenger said, “I must admit he is remarkable. He is someone that all of us who want to enjoy a tyrannical reign at our own clubs must look up to.

“We try to blame the referees and intimidate the media at every opportunity, but Ferguson has always been in a league of his own when it comes to that.”

Premier League referee Howard Webb added, “For the last 25 years, Sir Alex has miraculously achieved the combination of producing winning football and striking fear and terror into me and my officiating colleagues.

“That’s why all referees admire and support him so whole-heartedly.”

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  1. November 5, 2011 at 15:00

    Ha ha, nice one. Did you read Alan Pardew’s comment about him?

    • November 5, 2011 at 19:48

      I’ve seen some things from different people but nothing in particular from him.

      • November 5, 2011 at 20:32

        He said this which I thought was slightly amusing:

        “He’s been the godfather of this Premier League for a long, long time and still reigns to a degree, although he is being pushed around a little bit by that upstart from down the road, [Manchester City boss Roberto] Mancini”

      • November 6, 2011 at 10:03

        Ha! I really love it when they try to get all poetic, it often sounds so ridiculous. At least the Godfather thing fitted in with the intimidation idea…

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