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Fergy to Retire

Postby KDFINE » Wed May 08, 2013 7:46 am

The BBC Sport Football internet site reports that long time Manchester United Coach Sir Alex Ferguson is retiring at the end of this season. I suppose the bookmakers will give you odds as to his replacement, with Everton's David Moyes leading the list. Does this mean that Ryan Giggs will reconsider his decision to play another season?
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Conor Dary » Wed May 08, 2013 8:42 am

Wow, that is big news. I thought he would go on for at least a couple of more years.

David Moyes is the favorite, but wow, what pressure. Like following John Wooden.

The high point had to be the Treble in 1999. Down 1-nil entering injury time in the Final and winning 2-1. I was in Nottingham at the time and that was amazing.

PS. Yes, I think Giggs will stick around.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Conor Dary » Wed May 08, 2013 1:50 pm

It is Moyes. Will see how that works out.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22453895
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby 26mi235 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:54 pm

My first thought was "Fergie" is retiring/my daughter despises her.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby gh » Wed May 08, 2013 8:56 pm

if you're hard-core Canadian, of course, this means no more John Ferguson, one of hockey's greatest d-men ever!
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby shivfan » Thu May 09, 2013 1:41 am

Thanks for the memories, Sir Alex....
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Per Andersen » Thu May 09, 2013 9:44 pm

shivfan wrote:Thanks for the memories, Sir Alex....
8-)

Me too. Although I was never really a Man U supporter except for a while after the 1958 air line disaster in Munich.
Interesting that Matt Busby, Ferguson and Bill Shankly were all Scottish.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Dutra5 » Fri May 10, 2013 11:10 am

I'm sure I'm the only person on the board who thought the Black Eyed Peas needed a new female lead based on the subject line.

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby marknhj » Fri May 10, 2013 1:10 pm

Conor Dary wrote:It is Moyes. Will see how that works out.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/22453895


I hadn't remembered that Moyes sued Rooney a few years ago for slandering him in a biography. Moyes won and received damages but they've apparently kissed and made up. I bet Rooney is gone within a year after recently asking for a move (yet again).
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby lonewolf » Fri May 10, 2013 1:39 pm

Dutra5 wrote:I'm sure I'm the only person on the board who thought the Black Eyed Peas needed a new female lead based on the subject line.

:lol: :lol:

Nope. That is what I thought too.. and I did not even know who Fergy was until this forum educated me when she appeared on the Super Bowl half time. (or something)
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Conor Dary » Sat May 11, 2013 4:21 pm

On a football note, Wigan could be the first club to win the FA Cup and be relegated in the same season.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby marknhj » Mon May 13, 2013 11:02 am

Conor Dary wrote:On a football note, Wigan could be the first club to win the FA Cup and be relegated in the same season.


If they do get relegated, which looks pretty likely, this has to be one of the strangest "doubles" ever achieved in sports.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Conor Dary » Mon May 13, 2013 11:10 am

marknhj wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:On a football note, Wigan could be the first club to win the FA Cup and be relegated in the same season.


If they do get relegated, which looks pretty likely, this has to be one of the strangest "doubles" ever achieved in sports.


Unless they beat Arsenal at home tomorrow, and Arsenal needs a win, Wigan is down. And yes, a very strange double.

Though I suspect Roberto Martinez, the manager will be at Everton soon anyways.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby marknhj » Mon May 13, 2013 3:24 pm

And Mancini pays an immediate price - 12 months after winning the Premiership he just got fired.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Conor Dary » Mon May 13, 2013 4:28 pm

marknhj wrote:And Mancini pays an immediate price - 12 months after winning the Premiership he just got fired.


And the first since 1968. But then again, Di Matteo was fired 6 months after winning the Champions League. Curious how long Moyes lasts.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Vielleicht » Mon May 13, 2013 5:41 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
marknhj wrote:And Mancini pays an immediate price - 12 months after winning the Premiership he just got fired.


And the first since 1968. But then again, Di Matteo was fired 6 months after winning the Champions League. Curious how long Moyes lasts.

If Moyes can lead the team qualify from the UCL group stage, I think they'll have patience for him for at least 2 years without trophy.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Per Andersen » Mon May 13, 2013 9:34 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
But then again, Di Matteo was fired 6 months after winning the Champions League. Curious how long Moyes lasts.

Yes, that was insanity. And Now Mourhino at Stamford Bridge next season. I see rumors about Rooney at Chelsea as well. But he's damaged goods by now.

But Wenger? If they don't make top four, he's got to be gone.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby Conor Dary » Tue May 14, 2013 12:16 pm

3-1 down to Arsenal. Looks bleak for Wigan.

4-1 Arsenal. What a different finish from 72 hours ago.
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Re: Fergy to Retire

Postby KDFINE » Tue May 14, 2013 1:01 pm

Sub-plots.
If Arsenal qualifies for the Champions League rather than Tottenham, then Arsenal Coach Wenger keeps his job, but Tottenham probably loses their crown jewel Gareth Bale to some club, Spanish?, that makes the Champions League. Or, if Tottenham qualifies at the expense of Arsenal, they keep Bale and Wenger gets the axe. Cutthroat.
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