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Fergie Blasts 'Mocking Culture'

Fergie Blasts 'Mocking Culture'

Sir Alex Ferguson believes Steve McClaren and the England team are victims of England's mocking culture.

The English media and the English fans are as united as ever, with both group calling for Steve McClaren's head. The former Manchester United assistant is surely the least popular England manager ever. He's under fire after below-par results and woeful performances in the last few months, which saw England slip to fourth in their Euro 2008 qualifying group.

But Fergie defended his former assistant, claiming that the behaviour of fans and the media is unacceptable.

'You see it on all these TV shows where the panellists criticise the contestants. It is a mocking culture. They mock the man. They ridicule him. It is hard to take. Where you apportion blame, I don't know.

'When you see the behaviour of some of the fans this week, deary me. Who has generated that? Is the Press to blame for that or is it just our culture? I have my feelings and views but I have no hard evidence. I don't know the answer either, other than making sure your team wins 5-0 every game. That might stop it.'

Well, I was talking about something like this...

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Date:Saturday March 31 2007
Time: 9:35AM


But to be perfectly honest here....McClaren kinda brings it on himself...:))
Blue is the colour
31/03/2007 22:18:00
:-)) But otherwise I agree with Fergie (as always, except when he deploys Rooney on the left :-))
31/03/2007 23:31:00
don't agree realy
02/04/2007 13:20:00
sticking up for his old buddy then!
02/04/2007 19:42:00
What could he do? Imagine the situation: a reporter asks Fergie what he thinks about McClaren's reign. Should he say "Oh, he's total crap, absolute rubbish, never had an idea about management!" That would not be too gentlemanly...
03/04/2007 12:10:00
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