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Subject: Manager of Manchester United
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: probonopublico-ga
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Posted: 07 Nov 2004 23:09 PST
Expires: 09 Nov 2004 02:19 PST
Question ID: 426013
Nobody has said it yet, to my knowledge ...

But would someone please go on record by saying that Sir Alex
Ferguson's job is not 'on the line', despite the disastrous run of his
very expensive team?

This should be emphasised by confirming that the Board has every faith in him.

And, the second part of my question is:

Who's going to replace him?

My guess is Glenn Hoddle ...

He must get lucky eventually.

Clarification of Question by probonopublico-ga on 09 Nov 2004 02:19 PST
Well, I should have guessed that this question was too difficult for
most of youse out there ...

But many thanks for your thoughts, Willie, you are still one of the
very best even though as rare as the yeti these days.

All the Best

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Manager of Manchester United
From: willie-ga on 08 Nov 2004 03:53 PST
As a Scot I have to stand up for Ferguson....he is a fine upstanding
citizen, a little ray of sweetness and light in an otherwise dour and
depressing world and ..... I'm sure the Board has every faith in him
and his abilities and he'll be remaining a staunch servant of the club
for as long as he wishes to stay...... that's enough, I can't keep
that up for long.

His job is not on the line....not until they go out of Europe anyway.
Besides, without him they'd lose the chewing-gum advertising contract.

As for replacing him.... my money's on Martin O'Neill


PS I'm old enough to remember seeing Fergie as a player for Rangers in
the sixties.... he was sweetness and light even then :)
Subject: Re: Manager of Manchester United
From: probonopublico-ga on 08 Nov 2004 04:04 PST
Hoots mon, Willie

I met a Scotsman down here in England the other week and I asked him
if they still played football in Scotland.

'Och aye,' he said (you know how they talk up there), 'We play soccer,
rugby union and rugby league ...

However we don't win many matches ...

But we always win the punch-up afterwards.'

I am amazed that you even admit to having watched Fergie as a player.

Or was that a confession?
Subject: Re: Manager of Manchester United
From: willie-ga on 08 Nov 2004 04:23 PST
I refuse to take football abuse from an Oldham supporter!

I started going to football matches in about 1964, on my father's
shoulders. Mainly to see Kilmarnock, the closest team to home, but
often to Ibrox to see Rangers. Amazing crowds in those days....over

I've just about given up on football completely nowadays... I might go
back to it if a team from Glasgow (say) contained any players actually
from the city. The teams of foreign mercenaries, both north and south
of the border just leave me cold. I prefer the old tribal loyalties :)


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