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It`s a 12,000 Fine for Sir Alex

Having decided to stand up to the Football Association in relation to the charge leveled at him for remarks made against Spurs, Sir Alex Ferguson has come off second best.

Sir Alex, who chastised the assistant following a failure to award a penalty when Wayne Rooney was clearly fouled in the penalty area, has copped for a 12,000 fine from the FA.

Hardly a fortune for the Scot but it`s the principle that makes it all the more painful knowing he was, on this occasion, absolutely right!

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 8 2013

Time: 4:22PM

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Red Boy, Your comment ".... but it`s the principle that makes it all the more painful knowing he was, on this occasion, absolutely right!" This I am afraid is wrong, first it was the referees decision to give the penalty or not, if you look at the video of the game the referee has a clear view and brings his arms across to indicate "No penalty" Also, as you know, the giving of a penalty is an opinion situation in football, not a fact situation like ball over the goal-line, "Pedro Mendes lob from the half-way line??" , sorry!! The referee did not give the penalty for no other reason than in his "Opinion" it was not a penalty, the linesman's opinion was not needed. I understand SAF is a winner, but it is impossible to win every time! I realise I am your worst nightmare, an ex-referee who is a Spurs season ticket holder, but I know these are the facts. Regards.
Ox Yid
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08/02/2013 17:35:00

Fank ***** for that, thought he was going to be made an example of. In fairness to the officials during that game in particular I don't think they done much wrong and didn't deserve the criticism levelled at them. Not sure whether he was look deflect the attention from a poor performance or what but his bully tactics are now being taken that step further to claims of bribing and not the throw away comments we normally recieve either. My only gripe with the whole situation was that managers have made similar digs this season and got away with it yet Fergie was the only one who had been charged. Fergie has got to stop it though, a touchline ban could be the difference between winning or losing a title. If it was a key member of the squad who made a stupid challenge and got a red no doubt he would got bonkers at them and warn them it could be a title-deciding decision, same thing the only difference is it's comments that don't need to be made and the manager who's being punished.
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08/02/2013 18:00:00

a pittance if you ask me but you probably won't!
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08/02/2013 18:25:00

Least he got off lightly. Fergie's going to have to keep himself in check for the rest of the season though. Another outburst might see him actually punished. I wouldn't worry about being one of our nightmares Ox Yid it's the vitriolic lunatic element of your fan base that let the level headed one's down.
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08/02/2013 19:38:00

And sadly nowadays they can easily access a computer...
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08/02/2013 19:46:00

MotorMad, All teams have an unsavoury elements in their fan base. A true story from this season, After Spurs had their win, for the first time since Adam was a boy, over Man. United, I went shopping at my local supermarket in Oxford on the following day with my Spurs shirt on which I had wore to the united ground the previous day. I was happy shopping when an "idiot" with a red Man. United sweatshirt came marching up to me and said "fu**ing rubbish", then walked away. Then about 10 minutes later I was walking out of the supermarket and another "person" with a Man. United shirt on walked passed me and said "******** lucky, we will spank you at your place". Both times I must admit I said nothing to these people. Very interesting in Oxford and cannot go out with a Spurs shirt on!! Regards.
Ox Yid
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08/02/2013 20:48:00

Sorry you had the misfortune to meet some of our so called fans. Every team suffers from the brainless minority and I'll openly admit we have seem to have a larger proportion of them than most. As for the matches not so much spurs being lucky more being a bloody good team. Good luck for the rest of the season.
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08/02/2013 21:57:00

We're quite lucky on VMU as whilst the number of posters is low, those that do post regularly aren't mindless idiots.
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09/02/2013 00:11:00

Motormad, thank-you for good wishes and good luck to you for the rest of the season. Remember we have got to play Man. city at the lane yet, so you can be a Spurs fan for 90 minutes then!
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09/02/2013 00:57:00


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