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  • Haggis Heed Haggis Heed Apr 20, 2009 16:13 Flag

    Same old Fergie, always making excuses!

    FA Cup - Ferguson: Wembley pitch made me pick kids (What? The pitch TOLD him to select the team he fielded? Does SAF hear voices coming from the grass? Perhaps he should stay off the whisky?)

    Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has blamed the Wembley pitch for his bizarre team selection in the FA Cup semi-final against Everton.

    What a MUG!!!! Hahahaha


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    • The game changed in the early nineties: souless all-seater stadia, Sky Sports, Nick Hornby, Nu-Footie fans, shirt sponsorship, Spurs under Sugar being the first club to be floated on the Stock Exchange and setting up a holding company flaunting FA rules etc, etc, and football became part of the entertainment industry,rather than a sport. All the good fanzines ranted and raved about this at the time (look at any issue of WSC from that period). Even Fergie ranted that "rats" were taking over the game and was hostile to Sky, etc.

      So you either accept the crap, the hideously overpaid players, the egotistical owners who couldn't give a damn about football, the semis at Wembley, the Glitz and Glamour, etc, etc or you walk away...simple, really.

      As much as I still like watching United in the pub, I go to FC for the excitement; for a taste of what football used to be!

    • wenger said the same. the pitch is bad. i agree with what both fergie and wenger said. why did they not select 2 neutral grounds. i for one,only expect to see the final played at wembley.

    • Can you not read? Read what he said again and then it may dawn on you why he picked a young side (Champions League and Prem considered) ,are you really this thick?

    • It's a valid discussion thread, if you don't like it, don't read it and contribute to it, it's as easy as that!

      Fergie's excuses are hilarious though!

      The pitch made me pick the team! Hahahahahahahahahaha

    • What a pathetic lame wind up

      Whats Shearers excuse?