Friday, April 25, 2008

Whine and Cheese for Sir Alex Ferguson

My God when did Sir Alex Ferguson turn into this whining little girl?

Reuters reports the king of all managers says the scheduling of this weekend's potential title-clincher for the Reds at Stamford Bridge favors Chelsea. Ferguson's complaint is that Man U. has one fewer day to prep for the match than the Londoners. A win wraps up a second straight title for Ferguson's club.
"We stayed overnight in Barcelona. Then we had a light training session at Barcelona's training ground. Being in the sun and having a day relaxing is probably the best thing we could have done. Once you shake hands with the devil (the television companies) there is nothing you can do about it. 'It is not fair but what can you do? It happened to us last year after the semi-final with AC Milan when we had to play Manchester City on the Saturday lunchtime straight afterwards. We just get on with it."
Thing is, United won that match against City and clinched the title the next day when Arsenal and Chelsea drew. It did, however, lose in the Champions League semifinals the follow Wednesday to eventual winner AC Milan; therein lies the crux of Sir Alex's whining. He'll get the Premiership, one way or another, and he knows it. It's the Champions League he wants, and what he doesn't want is to suffer the same fate Arsene Wenger and Arsenal faced when the Gunners had to play Liverpool three times in a six-day period recently.

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