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Fergie Does A Mourinho!

Fergie Does A Mourinho!

On the eve of our Stamford Bridge showdown, Fergie, somewhat bafflingly, blast the Premier League.

I agreed with him last season when he criticised the league and Man City for not agreeing to move the game at the Eastlands to Sunday, therefore we were forced to play just three days after our exhaustive tie at Milan, and at lunchtime.

This time, though, I do not exactly understand how the schedule could be any better for us.

'The fixture is not fair in terms of the timing between the two games,' Fergie complained.

'Chelsea had a Tuesday fixture followed by a Wednesday one, so they have four days to get themselves ready for both games. There is no question that is a big advantage because, unfortunately, all we have are 60 hours.'

Yes but how could we had more? UEFA's policy of scheduling is well known: a team play on the Tuesday one week then on the Wednesday the next. We had five days rest before the Barcelona game and we knew we'll have less this time. It's unfortunate but what the Premier League could do?

They could switch the game to tea-time, I agree - it would probably generate a better atmosphere, too. But would that significantly increase our time to rest and prepare? No, only by a mere four hours. Switching it to Sunday is out of the question as we have to play a Champions League game on Tuesday.

So, nothing to do. It reminds me of Mourinho having the same complaints last year though at least Fergie was not such a hypocrite as the Portuguese who conveniently forgot that Tottenham were forced to play at them in a Saturday lunchtime after having a UEFA Cup game on Thursday night...

Writer:Zae
Date:Friday April 25 2008
Time: 8:47PM

Comments

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There is only one Mourinho!
Fan of Blues
25/04/2008 20:52:00
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Saw the title and thought the Glazers fired old purple nose. Wishful thinking i guess :p
gunnerkid107
25/04/2008 23:04:00
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lol old purple nose.
Paulinho
26/04/2008 02:39:00
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Jose wasn't fired. He left by 'mutual consent'! ;-)
Fan of Blues
26/04/2008 11:34:00
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Fergie's team selection today is a joke, lose this lose the title imo
cyjax
26/04/2008 13:56:00
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And people call Arsenal whingers? Your behaviour today was an absolute disgrace. If Giggs, Ferdinand and Hargreaves played for Arsenal today the world would be up in arms, but they play for ManU and nobody will say a thing. And Fergie is the ultimate whinger when things do not go his way. Walking onto the pitch at full time to confront the referee that is disgusting - I dont think I have seen that too often from Wenger.
Will-i-am10
26/04/2008 14:50:00
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Commiserations. Have to say it was a strange selection, but Rooney going off seemed to take the steam out of you. I'm a Spurs fan btw, always liked United for your philosophy, PLEASE don't **** this up now and let Chelski win it! And give Wet Spam a good going over, will you? Title is still yours to lose.
allen49
26/04/2008 15:33:00
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how can fergie complain we had 2 games in 3 days last week and it cost us big time. what is fergie doing wiith his negative tactics against us and man utd. if u dont be careful u might not win anything this season.... come on chelsea up for the double
MrDax
26/04/2008 15:55:00
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i mean against us and barcelona
MrDax
26/04/2008 15:56:00
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I'm afraid Fergie's bizarre selection policies continue and they have cost you the title. Apart from the initial selections, once the game was underway how could he keep Nani and Giggs on the pitch. And to add insult to injury he takes off Anderson who was playing well and puts on O'Shea. Sorry, but Fergie has lost it. He should have played his best team and blown the west-end tarts away. I fear for you now as you never beat WHAM when you need to and Chelsea are not going to slip-up in their last two games. What a let-down.
Jollyboysouting
26/04/2008 15:56:00
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