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Love Or Hate Him, Sir Alex Talks Sense, Doesn't He

Love Or Hate Him, Sir Alex Talks Sense, Doesn't He

Season 2010/11 with see our noisy neighbours, Manchester United and their boss, Sir Alex Ferguson celebrate 24 seasons as gaffer at Old Trafford.

Many of you reading this will be surprised to see a Rag article on a dedicated Manchester City website, Actually, I agree and see no reason why I should spend / waste a second compiling something which with inevitable make many a heckle rise.

One of the reasons why I've decided to publish something which would be far better suited on Vital Manchester United is because deep down I'm kind of envious. Yes, envious of the old git.

Fondly known as Red Nose, the Scot has achieved nothing short of a miracle with the Stretford lot. In 1986 he galvanised a team in decline by using the fear-factor and infamous hairdryer treatment. In fact, the club were lying second from bottom of the old First Division with relegation a reality prior to his appointment. By the end of the season he had pushed them up to 11th. The club have never looked back - until now.

The way I see it

The aging Scotsman will never retire from football. Its too late, it's in the 68-year-olds blood. I just hope is doesn't follow in one of his heroes footsteps, Jock Stein, and leave a top level game in a wooden box.

Times are changing

In my opinion the demise of United will come when Fergie leaves the club. There isn't anyone I can see who would / could follow in his footsteps. I appreciate he has more than likely got a couple more years left in him, and no doubt they'll finish in this seasons Premier League top 4, but the end is on the horizon, i'm sure of it.

My message to the Rags is that you should enjoy the dying embers of success. The club is in its twilight years and then that will be it. On the other hand, Manchester City is a club on the verge of something very special and who knows; in 24-years time we Blues could be in a position whereby our trophy table is full to the rafters. But I know this. There is only one team in Manchester and that is Manchester City Football Club.

Sir Alex Video

To be fair, throughout the seven minute interview the Ragster makes one or two interesting points.

Oh and before I sign off - no, I am NOT a WUM, RAG or a RED. I am BLUE, through and through.

Love or hate him, Sir Alex talks sense, doesn't he?

Let the debate begin.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday July 28 2010
Time: 2:06PM


I was there in 89 when the rags were shrieking for his head and boy did he answer those critics. But as the AON shirt says, it's All Over Now.
Johnny Baguette
28/07/2010 14:15:00
Ferguson got lucky in the early years with the freak 2-3 years of youth that came through the ranks. Who have they produced since of anywhere near the same quality? But he managed it all from there on very well and they made the most of the new money coming into the Prem. They sold a lot of bedspreads to 5 year old girls. The media overlook some of the more crazy transfer dealings he's gotten involved in but he has the trophies in the cabinet to show. He will leave a legacy and Stretford will be a weaker outfit without him, but I don't think they'll suffer too badly when he goes.
28/07/2010 14:53:00
He's had a good run, no doubt about that. I'd love to see them fall on their faces with him at the helm, but I know it won't happen. You have to respect what he's done, but you don't have to like him.
28/07/2010 16:06:00
Egotistical arrogant bully but one of the top managers I've encountered. Not as good as HE thinks he is, mind you.
28/07/2010 18:16:00
i've mellowed in recent months - he's a decent guy!
28/07/2010 19:59:00
What a s*it stirring article. Tudor is always the writer who tries and does the hatchet job. The others are so much more classy.
28/07/2010 20:08:00
A modern miracle really considering the managerial life expectancy that most clubs live by, have a bad trot and your gone. I dont see Utd going backwards with him leaving they may have a blip but the legacy is there which will hold them in good stead. I personally think there have been much better managers than him throughout th eras. By all accounts he has spent significant money for Utd to stay at the top, more so than City have in the past 20 years if you put it into context what they were paying for players in the 90s and adding inflation to that to current day. Also in reality CL basically created a PL competition of 4 and that once in it the $ and players held you there. The PL was also harder to manage in before the CL and the CL $s and the top 4 existed where Ferguson just like many had good runs and bad runs in those days which just about cost ferguson his job....5-1 rings a bell to me. Congrats to him none the less and how he has provided continue success at Utd. As I said though he doesnt rank up there with some other Managerial legends in my book.
29/07/2010 01:49:00
I think this is a load of *****. Manchester City are nothing with out there money they deserve nothing but to be smashed into dirt. The Club is a joke and i hope they go no where and hopefully there owners see that the club aint worth and leave them with all these players who arnt real footballers. they just want money and one of there new signings Silva, his a great player and i like him but i believe he stuffed he Career up by going there. The club is a hole!
29/07/2010 09:13:00
eshbrah, thank you for your wonderfully balanced and thoughtful views. Now jog on you jealus little dirtfarmer.
29/07/2010 09:43:00
P.S. Couldn't bring myself to watch that video, taggart may be succesful and all that, but the man is a total scumbag and less deserving of a knighthood than Jeffrey Archer.
29/07/2010 09:45:00
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