Am very sorry to start the new year with a posting such as this. But seriously . . . fer all his trophies & acquired wisdom, this is really extracting the fooking urine la. Who is me talking about? Its none other than the Knight Grumbler, Sir Alex of Chequebook United.
Mind games is one thing but to accuse the FA of anti-united bias based on the fixture list is quite another. As the hilarious article (below) points out, there's a home game fer every away trip his team has had to make. To simply ignore that lil fact beggars belief . . .
And yet scummers often wonder why people hate em (jealous???).
Fergie plays a blinder in paranoia gone mad
By Rod Liddle (Times UKOnline)
Is there a shadowy and devilish conspiracy at the Premier League designed to prevent Manchester United winning the title? Or is Sir Alex Ferguson, below, once again talking out of his perpetually paranoid, sclerotic and most probably bright scarlet backside?
Ferguson has been moaning about the fixture lists and how they seemed to be weighted against his little moppets. At first I assumed he was angry that the Premier League required Manchester United to play any games at all before being awarded the title; it should just be a given, allowing the club to take part in a multitude of extremely worthwhile and meaningful tournaments during the season in Japan, Nigeria, Alpha Centauri and so on.
But Ferguson’s complaint is more involved and complex. He points out that his side have had to play away games in the Premier League after successive away games in the Champions League. And that the club’s opening half of the campaign has seen them playing away from home at each of last season’s top 10 clubs.
This is paranoia on the scale of those troubled few who believe Jews were responsible for blowing up the Twin Towers on 9/11 and that the US never landed a man on the moon, it was all mocked up on a studio lot in the South Dakota badlands.
Quite apart from an obvious lack of motive on the part of the Premier League, does anyone really think they have the nous or ability to so finely tune the fixtures? Further, the corollary to Sir Alex’s complaint is that United will be playing the top teams at home in the second half of the season. Some might argue that gives them a distinct advantage over their closest rivals. Sir Alex has declined to address this salient point. The more central point, that clubs need to play each team twice, and that these pesky fixtures have to be scheduled at some stage over a season, does not seem to have registered either.
Sir Alex will now be sending someone to oversee the drawing up of the fixture lists for next season. Such fabulous arrogance and paranoia. Will the whining ever cease, do you suppose?
FFS says: Well fooking said la . . . (Rod Liddle, not fooking Fergie!)
ps: Happy New Year to all (including mancs) . . .