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Sir Alex - A Few Spurs Gripes

After conceding a 'Fergie Time` equaliser at White Hart Lane, a late goal that gave Spurs a draw, Sir Alex Ferguson, as we`d expect, had a few moans about a few things.

In his sights, after the weekend saw our lead over Manchester City, in the title race, reduced by two points, notably the linesman, although he did hand out some praise to our opponents with the boss remarking,

'We did so well at everything and we kept heading it out, the disappointment is not finishing them off. We had a lot of opportunities on the counter attack but our final ball let us down."

'It was a clear penalty-kick on Wayne Rooney but in no way was the linesman going to give that. He gave them everything else. We have not had a good record with this linesman, against Chelsea a few years ago he gave onside to Didier Drogba who was three yards offside, you remember those things."

'They pumped the ball forward, maybe David De Gea could have got a better punch on it, but I will have to see it again."

'Tottenham were very committed and aggressive. I think they have a decent squad and a good team."

'If you look at our away programme we have been to Everton, been to Liverpool, been to Manchester City, been to Tottenham... We have been to all the top teams away from home.'


Indeed we have and we still lead the pack, a position many other clubs would die for!




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 20 2013

Time: 6:45PM

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David de Gea is in no way at fault for anything. People said he needed to bulk up and have more control of his box, on the way to punching that ball he actually knocked over Vidic. Hadn't Vidic been in his way he could've got more power on the ball to punch it further but again that is of no fault of his own. De Gea never cost us 3 points spurs just got the point they ultimately deserved. Also yeah it was a penalty but this is football ****** happens like the spuds lovingly like to remind us of the Mendes goal that was never given, just got to move on and get on with the next game along the way. I might feel more aggrieved bad we been robbed of a deserved win but we never and we just got a point away to the team that's very close to 3rd, a bit of perspective never goes a miss.
TheFamousNo7
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20/01/2013 18:55:00

at the end of the day this could be a good draw for us, but it sure as hell doesnt feel like it right now. lets just get another good 5 game winning run and we should be fine
Reddevils4ever89
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20/01/2013 18:57:00

Cut the carp ... if this had been a boxing match Spurs would have won on points... The draw was a good result for utd and if you think otherwise you are deluded.
4everaspur
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20/01/2013 19:00:00

@reddevils4ever. This ultimatley could be a good draw for both of us. We hardly get anything from united at home, while on the other hand untited were not at there best but still came away with something.
spurfect one
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20/01/2013 19:10:00

Thought it was a good game, as Neville said a proper game of footie, good tactics, good attacking, good defending, penalty not given, and a late goal. Oh and the snow just for good measure. COYS!
Jantheman
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20/01/2013 19:47:00

Now now Fergie, if you didn't have immunity from prosecution, the FA would be asking you to explain your remarks about the officials. Good thing they won't do anything about it.
fifthcolumnblue
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20/01/2013 20:15:00

For me David De Gea is a brilliant young keeper. If he was english he would get nowhere near as much stick. Look at Joe Hart for example, hes been terrible at times this season (although like De Gea hes been brilliant) yet is given a free pass. Also i thought you were lucky to get a point, the stats tell the whole story - although your defending at times was majestic.
HuddersfieldYiddo
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20/01/2013 20:24:00

Have to give it to defense they were outstanding but spurs deserved more than a point we were out played for large quantities of the match
MotorMad
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20/01/2013 20:53:00

Never mind the FA, who are as genuine as a laughter track at a Paddy McGuiness gig, and about as useful; that linesman should be on the phone to Messrs. Sue Grabbit & Runne to take the gorbals gob-****e to the cleaners for impugning his integrity.
lordjohnny
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20/01/2013 21:17:00

Can't blame de Gea for the goal. If anyone should cop for the blame its Rafael for not chasing the ball once he'd won it. He allowed it to roll away as if he expected Valencia to run on to it which he didn't next thing you know the Spurs cross comes whipping in. One bit of sloppy defending in an otherwise brilliant defensive showing.
MotorMad
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21/01/2013 08:26:00

frustrated but relieved we got a point. on balance we deserved more, but you remain a very good side
oxfordspur
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21/01/2013 09:41:00

De gea did his best but not gud enough 2 prevent a draw.utd were outplayd.my view is Giggs should have been introduced instead of Rooney. Who had every foot wrong when he came in.lets give David a tap @ the back.i believe someday he will be d best in EPL and thats if he decides 2 stay as Barca is calling.
Cadet O.C Torture
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