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  • Probably the most respected man in football today and Man Utd wouldn't be the team they are today if they sacked him when there board had the chance but he comes out with some crap.

    I mean his latest comments have no point what so ever and I’m on about this

    "Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned Gareth Southgate's decision to leave two key men out of Middlesbrough's home defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

    With half an eye on tonight's FA Cup quarter-final replay at Old Trafford, Southgate left Mark Viduka and Jonathan Woodgate on the sidelines against City, and promptly saw his team defeated 2-0 on home soil.

    While Ferguson is not bothered about Southgate's actions as far as his own side is concerned, the Manchester United boss does feel the move will not go down well with the sides at the wrong end of the Barclays Premiership table.

    "I doesn't worry me if they rest players," said Ferguson.

    "I have the players who can handle playing on Saturday and Monday.

    "The people who might be concerned are Charlton and West Ham. If Middlesbrough win, there is no problem. But if they lose, it is a different issue altogether. I don't think Charlton will be too pleased about that"."

    The main reason why Southgate rested these two players (also with Viduka coming on after 60 minutes)is cos Southgate would rather have his two better players available for such an important match and everyone know what they're like in terms of getting injured.

    Yes Boro did lose on Saturday but to a team who seemed more up for it and also weren’t thinking about an important cup game two days later, also didn't Charlton and West Ham both win???, I know both teams are still fighting to stay up but it’s their own fault that they are in the in the positions they are in rather than Boro fielding a weekend team against Man City.

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    • Theres no room for cheating smiling little ocks in the english game. He should banned or given an oscar for his dive.... #$%$.

    • He still didn't dive though. It was a penalty

    • good post Davey, I tend to agree with you, was a split second decision for the ref. But again Ronaldo says he will go down if challenged. I went to the match with my son, and was disgusted at the thought of paying £63 to see man u cheat their way to the next round.

    • Too bloody true, the sly grin he had on his face when interviewed said it all
      He is a #$%$ of the highest order and deserves a slap.

    • O.K.pal lets keep it sensible,nobody`s talking #$%$ here,they just have a diferent opinion to yours ! i`m a newcastle supporter and as such you`d expect me to gloat/have a laugh when the smoggies take a hit....not so.your natural byass toward your own team is understandable,we all have double standards to a certain extent.the answer to this arguement is twofold,the referee with a split second to make his mind up has made an honest decision,in fairness it looked right.however if your brutally honest with yourself,you know as well as i do that this young man who is blessed with incredible balance,( a la george best ) apparently loses the ability to maintain the perpendicular when he enters the opposition penalty area.the rest depends on what you want from your team and football in general,but is honesty too much to ask for.when football was played by men and not overpaid prancing ponces i for one believe it was a better game to watch. i have no wish for football to return to the brutality of the 60`s and 70`s when the bludgeoning tackle from behind was considered by many centre halves as a polite way of introducing themselves to the opposition forwards.but i do believe very stongly that this type of cheating diminishes the game and must be stopped before it f*cks the game. sadly it`s the diego maradonna (cheating b*st*rd )mind set that no matter how sly,sneaky or dishonest you are as long as you get away with it and YOUR team benifit from it thats o.k. well not in my book it f*ck*ng isn`t.if that makes me naive,old fashioned,or just a boring miserable #$%$so be it !by the way i was at wigan recently to watch the toon ( i turned up the toon didn`t )and i was every bit as sickened by sibierski`s dive for our penalty as i was by ronaldo`s on monday,after which ronaldo was proudly stating that if anyone so much as touches him in the box then he is going down.he even seemed genuinely bemused that anyone should expect him not to cheat.what a roll model ! as my awld fella used to say ........son they`ll get football done away with !

    • Touche!
      Ha ha, ok fair enough.

      COME ON THE HORNETS

    • Fair enough. Don't expect any replies on april 14th though. I'll be at the FA cup semi final

    • Well he wasnt going to score from that angle was he ?
      even the most narrow minded Man u fan would agree with that,
      Anyway who gives a feck now, I am just enjoying winding you up u tit seeing as though you keep running here to defend your beloved Ronaldo... do you pluck your eyebrows aswell ?

    • You're still talking #$%$. None of you have come up with a realistic reason that a penalty shouldn't have been given

    • LMAO.. Nice one Davey u hit the nail on the head with that one.
      If it wasnt for her being a footballer she would be robbing wallets and giving #$%$ down Portugese back alleys.

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