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Sir Alex Ferguson - A Small Man With A Small Mind?

Sir Alex Ferguson - A Small Man With A Small Mind?


Wswilly3 sent us the following...

Sir Alex Ferguson recently accused Manchester City of being a small club with a small mentality. So let's ask two or three questions:

Q1: What was the motivation behind these comments?

Is for example the manager of Manchester United an honourable man whose word and whose views can be trusted? Or on the other hand is he a foul mouthed Scot from the Gorbals area of Glasgow, who is thoroughly duplicitous, manipulative and untrustworthy?

Well, what better way to get an inside track on this, than to quote from the research of a rampant Manchester United fan, Michael Crick who wrote Ferguson's biography, a few years ago.

So what did the research undertaken by Michael Crick reveal? Well in no uncertain terms he described a man with a bullying nature, a vast ego, a ferocious temper and with a huge financial greed. Ferguson emerged from Crick's portrait as a singularly unpleasant man who was 'abusive, bellicose, often violent'

Of even more concern when judging his character were some of his alleged dubious financial exploits. Crick revealed a wealth of damning evidence to show that Ferguson tried to intimidate young Manchester United players into using his son Jason as an agent, with Jason taking a cut of any subsequent transfer deals. In at least two cases, according to Crick, Ferguson refused to sell youths because they had refused to sign up with Jason.

Golly gosh, Crick makes the man out to be a bit of a bounder and a rather unpleasant and dubious character, so I suppose we had better ask the follow up question.

Q2: Would someone with this alleged kind of character and personality try and portray and distort facts in order to gain a personal advantage?

I mean would Sir Alex Ferguson be the type of person to say that a player was not worth £25 million, after his own offer for the exact same amount was rejected by the player? Surely not, I mean the chap is knighted isn't he?

Would Sir Alex Ferguson be the type of person to demean another team and accuse them of being inconsequential and of having a small mentality because he was concerned about the progress they were making and the challenge they would offer in the future?

Surely not, as no honest speaking man would act in such a way, would they? I mean these would be the type of comments one would associate with a man who had a bullying nature, a vast ego and was a rather dubious and unpleasant character. You might even say a small man and a man with a small mentality.

Q3 : Now do you know anybody that might fit that description?





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Writer:Wswilly3
Date:Tuesday July 28 2009
Time: 9:49PM

Comments

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hes just a purple nosed *****
humpty
28/07/2009 22:08:00
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"We didn't actually reject the offer. Manchester United have ruled themselves out of the running." - Kia Joorabchian
tuscan3000
28/07/2009 22:27:00
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Small mind, smaller willy. What other reason could he have for being such a bitter old soak?
fifthcolumnblue
28/07/2009 22:47:00
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he's crackin up! he's crackin up! he's crackin! fergie's crackin up!
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
28/07/2009 23:25:00
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Don't take it too seriously. He's just trying to get a reaction. Nomatter what you call him, he's not stupid. He tried to aggravate you, and, quite rightly, you blanked him out. Don't bother responding to it.
ArsenalRob
29/07/2009 01:32:00
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Best article of the day (so far) didn't he throw a boot at one of his players heads a few years back? Yeah he is trying to wind you up.
TeddyLyon
29/07/2009 01:44:00
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off topic here lads, but any chance you will give us 40m for darren bent, he scores goals y'know, ......or 40 quid will do.lol
paddypower
29/07/2009 07:08:00
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Methinks that during this coming season, what Taggart has said recently will be nothing compared to what he will end up saying - just wait until we beat them at The Swamp.
BlueWolfie
29/07/2009 07:48:00
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hes a bitter old fool.
mcfcirish
29/07/2009 13:57:00
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A horrible old man who's mental problems are starting to become more obvious. Some get this man a shrink, fast.
bluesnozza
29/07/2009 14:14:00
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