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  • accybeme accybeme Jan 7, 2010 23:59 Flag


    Is it time for Sir Alex to go ? will he still be manager next season. Think before you shout

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    • yes i do beleive it is time for alaex ferguson to go. as a staunch utd fan it hurts me to say it but i say it for 2 reasons. the first is the glazers, and the huge debt they have incurred on this great club, the 80million utd got for ronaldo is no where to be seen and after five league defeats plus the defeat to leeds on previous seasons alex ferguson would have identified the problems with the current team and splashed out the 80million and rectifed them, forget about the injuries althought granted the defence has been decimated but players like neville, scholes, giggs are bit part players and ferguson should have addressed the problem.the other is the football world has changed and althought utd are still the biggest name they are falling down the pecking order in the transfer market not just do we have to compete with the real madrid, barcelona,and the two milans but chelsea and man city have entered the scene and we are now finding it difficult to compete with the transfer fee and the wages. the current team are just not up to the standards of previous teams when we had bruce, pallister, keane,ince, cantona all leaders in there own right and fantastic players who wore the red shirt with pride.i hope we do win the league this season and ferguson retires as a winner who overtook the scouse in league titles, if not i fear to more and more utd fans and the media will be calling father time on the manager.

      • 1 Reply to Debbiey
      • I wouldn't start calling for Fergie's head just yet, but seriously our perfeormances have dipped from last season, and Fergie's team selection and tactics have been highly questionable on many occasions and he's starting to get found out more often. Besides, his recent comment about Owen and Rooney had me scratching my head. That was pretty strange since i recall those 2 players made a great partnership for England(When Owen was still in their squad). I'm also pissed that he's failed to recognise that there are weaknesses within the squad that are so apparent to everyone and that we urgently need new blood right now. In addition he seems to have lost the ability to motivate the players, and it appears that they're beginning to lose confidence in him-that is, if rumours about Vidic and Foster having rows with him are to be believed. As for the Ronaldo issue, well, it was the player's wish to leave, hence it became inevitable that has was gonna leave. My real beef is that we didn't sign enough quality replacements to compensate for his departure (as well as that of Tevez's) Still, i'd prefer to give Fergie the benefit og the doubt. I believe he should be given until the end of this season, or next, to turn things around for us and to redeem himself, as i personally don't suscribe to the idea of sacking managers when the season is still under way(unless they're guilty of serious misconduct or misdemeanour). If he continues with all this crap and we finsh without a gong then it's time to say bye-bye to him.

    • SAF looks like more of you are believing that the time for SAF to step down is on its way his age is the thing he can't reverse the MAIL ON SUNDAY is stating that we could lose our best players, everything is stacking up against SAF and even the most ardent fans are having doubts. yes he is the most successful manager in the clubs history and has earnt our respect forever but nothing lasts for ever

    • So what car has he got?

    • My car is neither huge nor "gas" guzzling.

      It runs on petrol.

    • "If you want your opinions respected on here, I suggest you learn some respect for other's opinions too."???

      Butch's a hypocrite - he's always lecturing other people on the environment but he drives around in a huge gas-guzzling car.

    • "If you want your opinions respected on here, I suggest you learn some respect for other's opinions too."???

      Butch's a hypocrite - he's always lecturing other people on the environment but he drives around in a huge gas-guzzling car.

    • ".... some seriously deluded United "fans" who feel that someone could do a better job than the most succesful [sic] manager in our history."

      It seems to me that it's you who's deluded, Dom.

      Opinions don't have values, they are all equal, you should remember that.

      And claiming that no manager could ever do better than SAF is as stupid as saying anyone could.

      If you want your opinions respected on here, I suggest you learn some respect for other's opinions too.

      I'm not fussed one way or the other, I'd like to see Maureen take over some time, and I'd like us to be at the top when he does.

      Looking forward to a new manager, with new players and ideas, is like being married for 25 years and looking forward to a new girlfriend.


    • Thank you all for all your input to this question. Nice to see that everyone respects what SAF has done in his riegn in charge of our team and that most of us realise his time in charge can not go on forever but the man to take over the running of the club when he steps down seems to be to painful for some to invisage.
      good luck to you all and best wishes to the team

      • 1 Reply to accybeme
      • The question is not broad enough to give a black or white yes or no because of who we are talking about.SAF has produced so many new squads during his time at United and all of them have been winners and during each transition there have been blips on the field and with signings.I don't doubt that whoever takes the job after SAF it would be the hardest job in football because so many now forget that we were a cup team at best for 26 years before we won the PL so it is eassy for them to target SAF for what has been a stop start season.The other thing people have missed is that every team has lost or drawn games that they would normally win so results have been odd for all of the so called big 4 teams.

        Three PL's on the trot and still in with a shout my choice is to stay with the main man SAF but I would like a more active number two as I don't think Phelan is a good AM but he is a great coach.I hope that whoever takes over is given the right amount of time by the fans and remember who ever it is they have a no win job because everyone will be compared with SAF just like everyone was compared to Sir Matt and only SAF could handle that kind of pressure so it will take a strong man to take over with that round their neck.

    • Yes dom i take that in...but we all get old. I wont pretend the day A.F sign's off we will all be worried thinking how can the next manager follow that& can they maintain what he's done.
      We can only hope United can stay one jump ahead of everyone.
      We are still the most successful club in about the last 2 decade's....! and we are UNITED....!

    • Is,nt it time he snuffed it ?

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