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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

MUST READ: Sir Fergie's greatest football rants!!!!

For the record, my team was thrashed five-nil by a certain London club over the weekend. Not a problem. I don't sway allegiance like true glory hunters do. That's reality of football. Money buys good players....those who have the cash will rule the league. Ok, 'nuff said. My grief immediately turned to joy the very next day (Sunday) as Liverpool trounced Manyoo 2-Nil. It's not so much about the result, but I was actually looking forward to Sir Fergie's weekly edition of rantings. As if his outburst towards referee Alan Wiley wasn't enough (landed him in hot soup with the English FA), he quickly blamed referee Andre Marriner for allowing the Kop crowd to influence his decisions. What the...?! Losing the plot Fergie? Or just plain 'sore-loser'? It's up to you to decide. I'm not gonna dwell on that though. what I read in this morning edition of The Sun (Malaysian ver. NOT the UK ver.!) tickle my funny bones so much, I felt that I had to reproduce those here in my blog.

Behold, a compilation of Sir Alex Ferguson's greatest football rants (taken from the sports section, The Sun, Wed, Oct 28 '09):

“They are a small club, with a small mentality”
- On big-spending Manchester City

“At the last minute, from what I can gather, either Emmanuel Adebayor or his agent phoned us after they had agreed a deal with City and then did the same with Chelsea. He was desperate to get to either Chelsea or us.”

- Stirs things up a bit at City

“When an Italian says it’s pasta I check under the sauce to make sure. They are innovators of the smokescreen.”

- On the Italians

“You go to Milan and everyone’s so stylish. Every woman who passes you by is Miss World. The whole atmosphere at these places is unreal.”

- Doesn’t think Italy is all bad

“Jose understands winning and losing are twins in a way. When you win you don’t gloat and when you lose you don’t go bananas.”

- On Jose Mourino

“If Chelsea drop points, the cat’s out in the open. And you know what cats are like - sometimes they don’t come home.”

- Ferguson on Chelsea, and, er, cats

“You can’t applaud a referee.”

- Sir Alex on officials

“I remember the first time I saw him. He was 13 and just fl oated over the ground like a cocker spaniel chasing a piece of silver paper in the wind.”

- About a teenage Ryan Giggs.

“If he was an inch taller he’d be the best centre half in Britain. His father is 6ft 2in - I’d check the milkman.”

- The United boss on Gary Neville

“I’m no f****** talking to you. He’s a f****** great player. Yous are f******* idiots.”

- Ferguson on the media after he was criticised for signing Juan Sebastien Veron

“They say he’s an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages! I’ve got a 15-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks fi ve languages!”

- Fergie has a dig at Arsene Wenger

“He’s a novice - he should keep his opinions to Japanese football”

- Again on Wenger, shortly after his arrival at Highbury

“That lad must have been born offside.”

- Sir Alex on the news that Filippo Inzaghi is the most offside player in the history of the game

“My greatest challenge is not what’s happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f*****g perch. And you can print that.”

- Dismisses the 2002/03 title as his greatest feat, instead endearing himself to Liverpool fans.

“It was a freakish incident. If I tried it 100 or a million times it couldn’t happen again. If I could I would have carried on playing!”

- Ferguson on kicking a boot that left David Beckham needing stitches

“The credit to them, the better team won and there’s nothing we can do about that now.”

- Ferguson on Barcelona after the 2009 Champions League final.

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Shaun said...

chin up bro, results don't always go your way. Congrats on the Carling Cup win yesterday! A good response after the weekend's result. Hope the swine flu scare subsides in your team's camp though. Quite worrying.