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SAF – Sir Alex Ferguson Retires

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  1. steelballs

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    SAF ? Sir Alex Ferguson Retires

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    BREAKING NEWS

    Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season, Manchester United confirm.
    A United statement reads: "The most successful manager in English football history will bow out after the West Bromwich Albion game on 19 May and join the football club board."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/22445673
     
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  2. fibo202

    fibo202 Newbie

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    can't believe it....so quick.

    Maybe because Jose vvas available?
     
  3. fibo202

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    so last home game on Sunday home to Svvansea? Damm tickets like GOLD novv.
     
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    damn came as a shocker to me just wondering who will take his place?

    I dont think David Moyes has the experience in Europe coz bookies are favouring him that would be a very stupid decision to appoint him as the manager.
     
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    Congratulations Sir! You made a great LEGACY in sports.
     
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    Good bye Fergie. Wonder when Webb will do that too...
     
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    Wow I thought they'd carry him off, before he'd retire! :angel:
     
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    Best manager ever, I cant see how someone could replace him
     
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    Damn, I couldn't believe it when I saw it. Suppose it was always going to happen. The new manager doesn't look too great :(
     
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    wasn't he recently talking about how he'll continue coaching as long as his health permits
     
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    You have done good job sir! Thank you for your contribution.

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  13. Goal Line Technology

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    [FONT=&quot]For the benefit of other members of BHW who may not understand the significance and hype
    about the retirement of a 71 year old soccer football manager, I have posted my little synopsis about this announcement.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]As with any sports, there is passion and many mixed feelings in abundance.

    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Today marks the beginning of the mourning of one of footballs greatest ever managers, on a par with the likes
    Bill Shankly (Liverpool FC), Don Revie (Leeds United FC) and Brian Clough (Derby FC etc...)[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]No, he has not died, but so many will treat today's news as a death, as it signals the end of an era.

    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Manchester United[/FONT][FONT=&quot] had to make a statement to the [FONT=&quot]New York Stock Exchange[/FONT] before it opened today.
    The Premier League champions are listed on the NYSE and its rules require a company to release statements about
    significant information that relates to how it is run. I found this very pertinent to the manner in which money has such a massive say in sport.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]When failure seems so near, success may just be around the corner.

    After 8 games without a win during the 1989-90 season, rumours were rife that if Manchester United[FONT=&quot] [/FONT]lost to Nottingham Forest
    in their FA Cup third-round tie on 7 January 1990, Alex [FONT=&quot]Ferguson [/FONT]would be sacked. Well, they didn't lose, and he wasn't sacked![/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Alex Ferguson[/FONT][FONT=&quot] became manager of [FONT=&quot]Manchester United [/FONT]on 7 November 1986; and over 26 years and 38 trophies later,
    he announces his retirement by saying "The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly. It is the right time".[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]The man called Alex Ferguson received a Knighthood from the Queen in June 1999 for his contribution to football,
    both in England and all around the world, and thus became SAF (Sir Alex Ferguson), a fiery Scot who has won
    38 trophies during his reign at Old Trafford (Manchester United's home football ground) will now become a director and ambassador for the Manchester club.
    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]His haul includes 13 league titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups,
    not bad for a guy who started off running[FONT=&quot] a[/FONT] pub, before becoming a player and then a manager
    of 1498 games at Manchester United, with 894 wins, 337 draws and 267 defeats.

    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]His CV is almost unique in a results-based profession that normally focuses on short-term solutions rather than long-term vision.
    He made a wise decision in my opinion, since he is leaving at a time when the crowds are still clapping.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]SAF constantly reinvented the team, much like we all need to constantly reinvent and put our spin when we do our daily work as Internet marketers.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]His dedication, his attention to detail and his unique eye for talent, was undoubtedly one of the most important factors in making his football team successful.

    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]However, success came with a price.
    He became one of the most despised and often regarded as the most arrogant sports managers of all time.
    He was seen as a spiteful old man, hated by many outside of Manchester, adored by those who worshipped the football club.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]His attitude ruined any respect the majority of neutral fans had for him, most notably his "alleged control" over referees,
    and match officials in regard to the term "[FONT=&quot]Fergie time". The fact that matches[/FONT] went on 79 seconds longer when Manchester United
    were losing than winning, became known as "Fergie time" - the widely held belief by supporters of other teams,
    that if Man Utd are losing after 90 minutes, the referee will extend injury time long enough for them to equalise or win.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Man United will miss you but all your foes are happy to see you go. Haters gonna Hate right?

    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]The management of the club however was a great example of loyalty and continuity, which generated success in the long run. (Message for all of us perhaps?)[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]
    I don't like Man Utd, but I always admired what SAF has achieved.

    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Having met him at several social occasions and charity speaker events, he was not the monster that many would have you believe.
    Yes, he had many faults, but don't we all, after all? Perhaps it was his determination to succeed that make people resent him so forcibly.
    Irrespective of whether you liked him or loathed him, he will be sadly missed on the pitches here and abroad.
    His presence in the game was immense and his absence will be felt by many.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]I wish him well for his retirement.

    [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]#fergieretires

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    [FONT=&quot]Thanks for reading.[/FONT]
     
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    Good Riddance! :greddy2:
     
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    38 years, 49 trophies.

    This man has been at the top of his sport for decades, this is the greatest manager of any kind.

    And I don't mean football manager, any manager of any type. He was a superb leader, he cultivated youth and had a sickening ethic to win.

    Even if you hate football, this man is pure inspiration no matter what it is you are doing in life.

    He took Manchester United and turned them from a team that nearly got relegated into the biggest sports team of any kind in history (until this season when real madrid took over)

    He is irreplaceable, a true legend.

    I love the man, what a guy. You will be missed Sir Alex.