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  • nashathassan 10:57 on July 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Photochop: Rio Ferdinand’s 10th MUFC Anniversary – A Modern Masterpiece 

    Ten Years Our Rock

    The Greatest Defender Of The Decade.

    United Legend

    He IS The Modern Masterpiece

    From The Faithful…Thank You Rio x

  • nashathassan 12:03 on July 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    Alex Ferguson – The Real Dark Knight Of Manchester 

    By now I am sure many of you would have read about Sir Alex Ferguson’s latest rant in which he defended Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family. In his press conference, Fergie even went on to attack sections of the United fan base by claiming that those opposing the Glazer’s control over the club are not ‘real’ fans. Various journalists and bloggers have tried to make sense of the whole situation with many taking offence to Fergie’s attack, whilst others have agreed with his stance.

    There have been dozens of articles showing all sorts of figures to prove just how badly the Glazer family have hampered Manchester United’s progress over the last 7 years whilst using words such as ‘IPO’ and ‘Bonds’, something which I don’t even want to pretend I understand. Now although I’m against the Glazer ownership, I’ve decided not to jump on the bandwagon and criticise Sir Alex for his comments. Instead, I feel its best that we try and make sense of what lead to him saying what he did.

    The first theory put forward by many to try and explain Sir Alex’s attack is that he’s trying to promote the selling of season tickets at Old Trafford before the season starts. The logic behind this is that ‘if Fergie defends the Glazers and says we have money, then people would believe we’ll sign more players this transfer window ’. Yes, the idea that we’re still able to compete with City and Chelsea when it comes to paying hefty transfer fees and wages is one we’d all like to believe, however that might not necessarily encourage fans to buy season tickets. In fact, it could even have the exact opposite effect. If Fergie’s come out and verbally attacked large sections of the crowd, many would feel offended and be put off renewing their season tickets.

    It’s then safe to assume that Alex wasn’t trying to encourage the sale of season tickets, so what was the idea behind his rant? If reports are believed, United are currently chasing various big-name talents across the globe, ranging from the likes of Lucas Moura to Robin Van Persie. If the manager was genuinely interested in signing these players, or any other top talent, it’s essential that the club is shown to be in good hands. How can a club where the manager is opposed to the club’s owner look like a promising attraction to anyone interested in joining the club? It isn’t, and so it’s a no-brainer that Fergie would defend the Glazer family. A club with a stable foundation is an attractive one, so even though our current state isn’t such, Sir Alex is still trying to make it look like that’s the case. (More …)

    • pjch 13:06 on July 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      It is beyond me why SAF would want to attack fans like he did. Hope its not to deflect away from our transfer policy which sees us miss out on top class players because of unwillingness to spend that little bit extra to get the type of player that would make united CL champions again. I read that to get Lucas we just need to up the offer but will we. His other comments in the past like no value in the market doesn’t hold good. Other clubs are strengthening by buying players while united waste money on a player like Bebe. And if we are short of funds then the players at united that need to be sold to make way for the likes of Lucas should be sold. The price of top players will not go down in the near future so SAF needs to get real – pay the money or just stop blaming everything else.

    • SoccerLimey 20:21 on July 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      It’s my contention that nothing has changed whatsoever in Ferguson’s attitude towards The Glazer family and their ownership. He has always supported them and will continue to do so while he is at the club. Any deviance away from that would cause untold chaos among the fans and club officials.

      I for one, don’t have an issue with the club’s policy at the moment. We all know that “The Old Man” hates over paying for players and the $45m he forked out for Berbatov has still to stick in his craw. Some of the mindless idiots that claim themselves to be “real fans” (I’d still like someone to define that term sensibly for me) spit forth their venom hoping to change the club’s philosophy. I don’t get it.

      If you read what Ferguson said in his conversation,

      “”When the Glazers took over here there was dissatisfaction, so there have always been pockets of supporters who have their views. But I think the majority of real fans will look at it realistically and say it’s not affecting the team. We’ve won four championships since they’ve been there and one European Cup.”

      we can see there is no mention of disrespect to fans. He acknowledges the fact that some fans will disagree with the club. Personally, I have no problem with that. The market has been warped beyond belief by Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid and I’m glad the club looks for value and not just name signings.

      The financial state of the club is cause for concern. If fans want to protest, then don’t spend your money. That’s about the strongest message to be sent in this circumstance.

      A great site for understanding the United financials is “The Andersred Blog” at http://andersred.blogspot.com/

    • Maik 14:26 on July 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I want to add that SAF never actually said that if you don’t agree with what he said you weren’t a real fan. What he said is that MOST real fans agreed with him, which is most probably wrong, but still, completely different from saying who is or isn’t a real fan.

  • nashathassan 12:15 on February 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply

    TF Chronicles: Why I Dream Of Mourinho For MUFC 

    With Sir Alex recently passing the young and tender age of 70 year old, and what seems like a millennia at Manchester United, it feels like every bugger and their Nan has felt the need to come in and have a say as to who should take over as United manager once the great man decides to call it a day. Once? Sorry, I meant to say ‘if’.

    Normally I’d save my pointless ramblings to a few 140 character messages on Twitter but after an odd experience yesterday night, and after I somehow managed to trick Rob B™, aka badgerwolf on Twitter, into think that I have any idea of what I’m talking about when it comes to football, I’ve decided to write a piece on who I think should become Manchester United manager for when I estimate Sir Alex will call it a day; sometime around June 2062.

    Excluding that one time I dreamt I was nailing Marge Simpson (True story), yesterday night I had the most bizarre dream I’ve ever had. It involved me following a certain Jose Mourinho out of a tunnel where he was preparing himself to take on a group of journalists a few metres away. (More …)

    • 0161-Jon 14:58 on March 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Maureen spends far too much time talking about his love for his past clubs and clubs he wants to go to next. He is a short term-ist. Not to mention a c**t of the highest order, gouging the eye of an opposition coach then hiding away, I repeat GOUGING THE EYE!!!! You want that behaviour at Untied? Do me a favour. Not a chance in hell do I want him anywhere near working for United. He shouldn’t even be considered.

    • Vaud 16:57 on March 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I had some doubts about him but I want him to be our next manager. The worry is will he wait for SAF to call it a day?

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