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Fulham Defeat Got Rid Of 'Untouchable Nonsense'

Sir Alex argues the defeat at Fulham was actually a favour as finally players stopped believing their own publicity and nobody thinks we're untouchables any more.

'Everybody likes to read good things about themselves,' he said. 'It is a natural thing to do so it can affect. There are a lot of young players in that dressing room, so maybe the Fulham defeat in particular came at a good time.

'It has got rid of all that nonsense that we are untouchable and unbeatable that I have had to try and dampen down in the last month.

'We have been done a favour. Now we can concentrate on playing football and not reading newspapers.'


Yeah, you could say that. But wasn't the Liverpool defeat enough of a wake-up call? For me it was like being doused in ice-cold water while you're sleeping comfortably. Fergie had one week after the Liverpool game to get his message across but apparently he failed, given how we 'performed' at Craven Cottage.

But let's hope he's right. The chance of losing the title has become all too real again so it might reignite the hunger and desire of the players.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 4 2009

Time: 11:27AM

Your Comments

Ferguson had the option of moving your game to the Saturday 12:45 time slot but he refused saying, "No club should be playing on a Saturday lunchtime after a European tie or internationals. It is crazy, absolutely crazy." Well, Liverpool played in that time slot four times last season after internationals, and, unlike Manu in this case, those games were all away from Anfield. Imagine the moaning from him if that happened to Manu, it would be deafening.
JohnDoe
Ferguson had the option of moving your game to the Saturday 12:45 time slot but he refused saying, "No club should be playing on a Saturday lunchtime after a European tie or internationals. It is crazy, absolutely crazy." Well, Liverpool played in that time slot four times last season after internationals, and, unlike Manu in this case, those games were all away from Anfield. Imagine the moaning from him if that happened to Manu, it would be deafening.
JohnDoe
Liverpool was enough of a wake-up call; Fulham had a feeling of "leave us alone, we've had enough" especially with Rooney and Scholes being sent off. Two factors resulted in the loss to Fulham in my opinion - Scholes being sent off so we conceded a goal and went 1 man down; Rooney's absence from starting line-up (he was terrific when he came on, and had a point to prove after Liverpool. Rare, yes, but a Fergie mistake).
Man utd champions
I just hope it doesn't cost us the title.
Man utd champions
I just hope it doesn't cost us the title.
Man utd champions
Liverpool was enough of a wake-up call; Fulham had a feeling of "leave us alone, we've had enough" especially with Rooney and Scholes being sent off. Two factors resulted in the loss to Fulham in my opinion - Scholes being sent off so we conceded a goal and went 1 man down; Rooney's absence from starting line-up (he was terrific when he came on, and had a point to prove after Liverpool. Rare, yes, but a Fergie mistake).
Man utd champions
As a Fulham fan I can all but apologise for the defeat to Liverpool....:D
KBFulham
As a Fulham fan I can all but apologise for the defeat to Liverpool....:D
KBFulham
no worries man....it would have been great if you guys held on for the draw....but in either case we needed a win against villa and the boys delivered..
ibrahiy
no worries man....it would have been great if you guys held on for the draw....but in either case we needed a win against villa and the boys delivered..
ibrahiy
the title is yours, don't let Cesspool in!
merlin
the title is yours, don't let Cesspool in!
merlin
 

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