Fergie Acknowledged Fans' Concerns, At Last
Sir Alex Ferguson finally admitted that fans have every right to be concerned about the club's financial state. A bit more mature than 2005's 'go and watch Chelsea' retort.
'Everyone is entitled to their opinion and to express disapproval if they don't like what they see around them,' he wrote in the match programme.
'I am not slow to express disapproval myself if there is something I don't agree with - even in the boardroom with the directors.
'But once I walk out of that meeting I get on with my job as manager of the team.
'Some of our fans are clearly unhappy with the financial position but we mustn't allow the situation to become divisive.
'We must remain loyal to the cause of Manchester United.'
Fair enough. At least there's an official recognition that we do have opinions and are well within our rights to express them. The gold-and-green campaign is exactly what Fergie is asking for: we are still loyal to the cause of United, we do support the team and we reject crazy ideas like asking Ferguson to resign. But the campaign is also a gesture - it won't force the Glazers to f*** off, obviously, but at least it is a way to express our opinion in a way that is striking enough.
They say that one diagram is infinitely more convincing than thousands of spreadsheets - let's see if they get it.