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Football manager retires and this is the #1 news headline???

Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 10 May 2013 1:00 pm

So some geezer by the name of Ferguson has apparently retired as the manager of a football team. And as a consequence, whenever I switched on the TV over the last 2-3 days, it was being endlessly discussed in excruciating detail on BBC, CNN, CNBC even! WTF! It's only a football team - 11 men playing with a ball for goodness sake. It's not important!

Personally I'll be glad to see the back of this arrogant, whingeing individual who epitomised the cynical, unsportsmanlike, money grabbing business that is professional football these days. Always so hard done by when a referee dared to give a decision against his saintly players. Good riddance, I hope he enjoys a quiet retirement.

Please excuse the (deliberately provocative) Friday lunchtime rant. As you can probably gather, I'm not exactly what you would call a football 'fan'.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 10 May 2013 1:52 pm

^^^^
+1

I fully agree.

However the NFL is a different story! :cool:

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 10 May 2013 1:55 pm

I hate to say this being a Livepool fan, but Fergie is the greatest manager to have ever graced the game. He's like the Warren Buffett of football management.
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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 10 May 2013 1:55 pm

As Bill Shankly once said 'football isn't a game of life or death it's more important than that :)

If you love the game as I do you might have enjoyed the reporting on Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement a little more.

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 10 May 2013 1:56 pm

BillyB wrote:I hate to say this being a Livepool fan, but Fergie is the greatest manager to have ever graced the game. He's like the Warren Buffett of football management.


Tottenham support but still +1

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 10 May 2013 1:56 pm

Steve1960 wrote:As Bill Shankly once said 'football isn't a game of life or death it's more important than that :)

If you love the game as I do you might have enjoyed the reporting on Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement a little more.


http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/85/engla ... ted-career

Some funny quotes in there....

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 10 May 2013 1:58 pm

Yes I read those yesterday, very funny.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 10 May 2013 2:35 pm

With football being the most watched and played sport in the world it's hardly surprising that when such a great of the game retires there would be 'news' of it around the world.

CNBC and Bloomberg only jump on board given MU is listed on the NY Stock Exchange.

I've been a huge fan of Moyes for many years, and what he's been able to achieve with a limited budget at Everton. It was the same with Gordon Strachan and how he approached the game, I was more a fan of the man than the team.


I'm not exactly what you would call a football 'fan'.


So I guess you're a QPR supporter :lol:
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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 10 May 2013 2:50 pm

I get that he was the manager for a long time and that the team had a lot of success and made a lot of money during his tenure. I just don't understand why we had to have 10 minutes of sycophantic nonsense during every news bulletin for days on end. It is only a game after all (I'm reluctant to use the word sport). Surely there are more important things going on in the world.
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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 10 May 2013 3:22 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:I get that he was the manager for a long time and that the team had a lot of success and made a lot of money during his tenure. I just don't understand why we had to have 10 minutes of sycophantic nonsense during every news bulletin for days on end. It is only a game after all (I'm reluctant to use the word sport). Surely there are more important things going on in the world.


Maybe it was a slow news day :-) Actually this scenario is true in many sports, I get really bored when two formula 1 drivers have a prang and an argument and its blasted all over the news for days on end.

Only a game? Have you ever had the opportunity to attend a match? Being at White Hart Lane when Tottenham play Arsenal is an amazing experience. It feels like you could reach out and touch the passion flowing around the stadium.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 11 May 2013 7:00 am

BillyB wrote:I hate to say this being a Livepool fan, but Fergie is the greatest manager to have ever graced the game. He's like the Warren Buffett of football management.


+1, but Chelsea fan
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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 11 May 2013 7:02 am

Mi Amigo wrote:I get that he was the manager for a long time and that the team had a lot of success and made a lot of money during his tenure. I just don't understand why we had to have 10 minutes of sycophantic nonsense during every news bulletin for days on end. It is only a game after all (I'm reluctant to use the word sport). Surely there are more important things going on in the world.


He's arguable the most successful manager/coach of any team in any sport. Every so-so team he's managed/coached he has turned into champions.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1633 ... sport-ever


Think of it like this, he is the Steve Jobs of football. Very successful team/company, very outspoken and polarizing manager/CEO. When Steve Jobs retired (even before he passed away), there was just as much or more news. There are more devoted fans of Football (and the EPL) in the world than there are fans of Apple and mobile phones.


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