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Ferguson: FA Treat Us Like S**t

Sir Alex Ferguson has had a pop at the FA for the repeated double standards they show towards our club. Time and again our players and manager are made an example of, receiving harsher punishments for identical crimes as managers and players from other teams.

Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Young, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck and Chris Smalling have all been called up to the provisional squad to face Bulgaria and Wales in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, much to the delight of the manager. He has taken time to remind the FA that they should be grateful for all the good work our club has done in helping the national team.

“It is fantastic. The FA may realise who has produced more players for their country than any club in the world. Maybe they will get some joy from it and realise how important we are to England instead of treating us like shit. I am pleased for the players. They are outstanding.”

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  1. wayne says:

    Morning Reds the FA and Prem take Utd for granted although the club makes English Football the most relevant in the world.Utds impact in marketing football around the world is uncomparable,take Utd out of the prem and put them into La Liga,overnight Spanish football would become the league all networks would want to carry.Barca are the darlings of the media but who was the team that took the most money out of the CL despite not winning Utd.
    FA is run by jealous corrupt cunts who’s own releverence and the clubs their connected to would be dimished without Utd being in English Football.Don’t know how these cunts get into these positions but seems to me a independent committee could be assigned to make things fairer and get rid of this Old Boys Club mentality who make decisions based on nothing more than their prejudices.
    Governing bodies all around the world stink,it makes me fucking sick

  2. King Eric says:

    billbob – I think you will find that Fergie is one of the most respected people in football the world over. Why dont you fuck off to one of your vile murderers sites? Why the fuck are you even on here? I really hope you get smashed over the head with a concrete slab on a night out and bleed to death you fucking scouse vermin.

  3. King Eric says:

    Mahesh – Hello mate. Disagree fella. I dont think Fletch looks ill at all on that picture. A bit baggy round the eyes perhaps but he hasnt half bulked up mate. Welcome back Darren lad.

  4. King Eric says:

    Red Devil – Hello my friend. Hope you are well.

  5. willierednut says:

    NRD – Yeah, but if shit comes out her mouth, like her old mans, I wouldn’t touch it with 8 foot barge pole!

  6. NotoriousRedDevil says:

    I’ll lend you my 10 ft Basketball pole willierednut, the extra 2 ft may make the difference.

  7. Red Devil says:

    @King Eric

    Thanks for asking mate…Hope you’re doing much better than me atm…
    Much as I’d like to say I’m ok…the truth is that I’m far from it.

    The economies and markets around the world are in meltdown mode once again…
    The job is taking up more hours at the moment than ever as we all try to negotiate the worrying times…the company balance sheets are gonna be in for a shock, so there’s a lot of work to be done to prepare for the tough times ahead. Hopefully that Fed Chief Bernanke fella will lend us a hand today.
    Its the games and the energy of the young players that is warming my heart and keeps me going in times like these..! Long may Sir Alex continue to bring Glory to our great club

  8. CedarsDevil says:

    Red Devil

    Hang in there my friend, most of us here are suffering from the same situation and as you say thank fuck for United, they do have that positive affect on us all eh….

  9. YorYor says:

    Don’t think the FA can do anything about it. It wasn’t a mention of a referee before a game. It was only a subjective opinion of a man. They can of course argue that they’ve always treated United with the utmost respect, in a fair manner consistent with the rules book. The rules book titled “Rules 101 relating to Man Utd”.

  10. sahil says:

    fa should be inspected..

  11. zactaxe says:

    Maybe my comment will not be welcome — Please fergie, buy Sneijder and shut the rest of BPL up…

  12. RedManWalking says:

    He has won 12 out of 20 seasons of the EPL and that hasn’t shut the rest of them. Buying Sneijder is not going to shut them up. It’s a lost cause my friend.

  13. FletchTHEMAN says:

    For some time, the european elite clubs have been talking about creating a super league of some type.
    They have rightly rejected that idea. However, one of the largest problems with the system, and the reason that many of the large clubs would even consider such a move, is down to bad or unworkable situations brought on by local FAs and/or FIFA. Particularly with respect to fixtures and national team selection, which always burdens big clubs more than small.

    These problems remain. I personally think local character (including the national teams) is essential to the money stream in football and should be allowed to develop. But that doen’t make it correct for FAs, to be unreviewed or to act punitively as they are perceived to do now.

    I think that the large clubs, maybe through the UEFA and the leagues (EPL, La Liga, Bundesliga), should work to set up a review system that grades the work of FAs, including referee functions. The entity, however constructed, should be independent of FA’s and should be able to review policies and decision making structures within European football leagues. It might not review individual actions, but should review the strategies that lead to individual actions. Primary to its mission should be to improve transparency and uniformity in the game.

  14. Dr. Mico says:

    Here comes another ban!

  15. Neil says:

    Fairly certain those cunts at the FA will suspend him for this comment. Probably for the City game, too. Fucking bitter cunt Bernstein

  16. smartalex says:

    FletchTHEMAN – A review system is a very good idea. The local FA’s and Fifa will fight it unless the control it, which would render them moot. They would need to be wholly independent, and have the power to veto media agreements and a controlling say in commercial reward allocation from such contracts. Another layer of toothless gums flapping in the breeze would play no significant role.

  17. Red Neck says:

    Back again Bill Bob?You must spend more time on this blog than than anyone you sad sad little man.When Fergie has a go at someone he is usually right but you on the other hand just come on here spouting your brainless shite.Have you got some deep rooted problem from the past that you would like to share,was the first time you sold your bum to a Glaswegian?You said that you are self employed i am guessing this is what you meant.So please next time you feel the need to be noticed don;t come on here try the samaritans instead or alternatively jump in the nearest pond where i:m sure you will be right at home.

  18. juan says:

    This is why we love this guy, he tells it as it is while the other dicks suck up to them

  19. smashley-LFC fan in peace says:

    i agree with Sir Alex, the F.A. do have an agenda against united, you only have to look at the punishment meted out in comparison to other teams and players for the same things. You have to be blinkered not to see that.

  20. CedarsDevil says:


    Mighty big of you to say that…. Respect

  21. Corea says:

    @Red Devil – yeah. now it could well be a thing of the past. The less i speak my heart out here.

  22. smartalex says:

    smashley – peace to you. Thanks for your unbiased input.

  23. smashley-LFC fan in peace says:

    cheers lads, obviously I’m no lover of united but you’d have to be bitter in the extreme not to see the F.A.’s dodgy dealings.

  24. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Bans won’t come from words (aka free speech) at a club event like the Friday news briefing. BBC or sky never even asked about the access to the Friday session, which are on club property and not governed in agreements with the EPL and broadcasters.

    @Smashely, Well said lad. Level headed banter and opinions are always welcome. Especially when you agree with us ;D
    But you starting to sound a closet United fan mate. Or at least Sir Alex has you as a major fan.

    AUGUST 4, 2011 AT 17:51
    smashley-LFC fan in peace says:
    ha ha i love to see low life journos put in their place, nice one Sir Ale

    Cheers! Come in peace any time!

  25. Ben says:

    The FA deserve all the criticism they get, but haven’t Aston Villa produced more England internationals than any other club?

  26. CedarsDevil says:


    There is always room for one more should you ever decide to defect to the light! lol

  27. smashley-LFC fan in peace says:

    ha ha I’m starting to get worried now, it does seem like it!!! i can respect opponents achievements especially when its fergies philosophy to bring through youth at a big club and to give them a chance and not just with big transfers only, unlike certain clubs with their sugar daddies.

  28. CedarsDevil says:


    lol………..Actually my nephew, yes my own blood is a die hard Liverpool fan. I do enjoy the banter with him. Sent him a text after the CL draw asking him what he thought about Liverpool’s group! He did reply with having a laugh at how easy we got again and that he would rather have the challenge of playing Exeter than playing in a non competition that is the CL!! lol

  29. smashley-LFC fan in peace says:

    CedarsDevil; ha ha i agree with him!!!!!!

  30. smartalex says:

    Liverpool’s will is being handled by an Exeter? Shame, 18 is too young.

  31. Red Devil says:


    Thanks for the encouragement mate…lord bless us all

  32. CedarsDevil says:

    My pleasure Red Devil


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