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?