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Fletch: Fergie Inspired Us At Half Time

Things weren’t looking good for Manchester United at half-time against Blackpool, with the score 2-0 to the opposition. We were a different team in the second half though and Darren Fletcher has credited Sir Alex Ferguson with the turnaround.

“We were desperate to get back out for the second half and try to put things right. The performance level had to come up and everyone responded,” added Fletcher. “It is definitely up there with the other comebacks. The manager made us believe we could still do it. He inspires us and gets us going. Hopefully we look back upon the Blackpool win as being an important moment in our season.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. CedarsDevil says:


    Pleasure mate, I meant it!

  2. CedarsDevil says:


    Was it after you pulled your pants down? lol

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:


    ……It is the east, and Manchester United is the sun.

  4. Costas says:

    Obviously Cedars has already had his 5 glasses of whiskey, lol.


    Yeah, better not mate. Save me the visual nightmare, lol.

  5. King Eric says:

    Costas mate glad to hear park played as like I said earlier today there was a “story“ on goal that he had knee trouble which the korea coach denied. He has played EVERY single minute of this fucking tournament. Just hope no truth whatsoever in it. Reckon fergie would have mentioned it. Furthermore he wouldn’t have let the manager of korea play park. He would have him called back to carrington. So reckon its balls. Oh shit. Just read your later post costas. I am being too previous again. So he DIDN’T play. Fuck sake. Hope he hasn’t knee problem. Yeah it rang a bell with me the retiring thing. Fletch. Hello mate. Yeah park should play more in centre mid. Gets stuck in. Unbelievable fitness and stamina. Can score goals. Good movement and good runs and can do a man marking job better than anyone. He would have stopped modric the other week that is for certain.

  6. CedarsDevil says:

    King Eric

    Park did not play today, Costas did mention it and I read about it……


    Are you implying that I am a drunk? Well you might have a case mate!!! LOL

  7. willierednut says:

    King Eric – Haven’t read who you would like as new the keeper?

  8. Costas says:

    @King Eric

    Yeah, well the Korean manager didn’t mention any problems with Park’s knee. However, there’s a chance that he didn’t risk him today for that reason. We will know once Park returns. If he does have a knock, I hope it’s not anything worrying.

    By the way, I like how you are reading the comments as you are typing. How do you do that? :D


    Haha. At least you are honest about it.

  9. FletchTHEMAN says:

    That is because King Eric thinks it below him to dabble with the masses in this prediction nonsense!

  10. willierednut says:

    He dabbles in opinions, no?

  11. smartalex says:

    When do we play Southampton? Times have changed, but I expect Sir Alex will have been considering his responsibility to deliver Edwin (and Gary?) an FA Cup medal.
    Kings at 20:34 alluded to the wonderful phenomenon of us winning trebles in the year that a top keeper leaves us. Come on United!

  12. CedarsDevil says:

    Dabble along King Eric………..Let us all do the dabble dance!

  13. willierednut says:

    He dabbles in the Black arts lol. Demon!

  14. smartalex says:


  15. CedarsDevil says:

    Let us all do the dabble, King Eric in the corner wondering, Willie dabbling his way around the dance floor, Costas thinking what on earth am I doing hear whilst DJ smartalex swings along with a smile on his face….

  16. smartalex says:

    Dabble Jockey!

  17. willierednut says:

    CedarsDevil – Na mate. I’d be chasing the tail, sniff sniff lol.

  18. smartalex says:

    Where Is CedarsDabble?

  19. CedarsDevil says:

    CedarsDabble will be chasing Willie’s tail lol

    My territory wof wof

  20. willierednut says:

    Dabble jockey lol. Spin baby spin!

  21. smartalex says:

    At the bar…? we’re all dancing etc, where is CedarsDevil? Maybe seeing double?

  22. CedarsDevil says:


    Just spin along buddy, I will be there right next to you laughing my head off at the bitters and the dippers

  23. smartalex says:

    While us reds dabble with a double or a treble, the blue rabble win a bubble and a pebble.

  24. King Eric says:

    Fucking nutters! God how sad are we sat at home on a fri night on a blog! My clubbing days are well over. Just waiting for mrs to go to bed so I can watch nicky butt thing. Anyway no what I do is go straight to comment THEN read all the posts. My post are usually of the rant nature therefore I need to get them out my system immediately otherwise they have no effect. Ten minutes of reading all the comments and I not only will have calmed down I will have forgot what I was gonna actually rant about.

  25. King Eric says:

    Willie. Neuer or steklenberg. Haven’t seen shitloads of either more of neuer but like what I have seen

  26. CedarsDevil says:

    King Eric

    Rant along mate or you may just dabble ! lol

  27. smartalex says:

    I’ve heard tell that Rene Adler is a magician. They call him AdlerCaDabbler.

  28. CedarsDevil says:

    Thought we had him already, Giggs Dabbles along?

  29. willierednut says:

    Dibble dibble dabble, cedars had a wabble, all over the kitchen floor!

  30. CedarsDevil says:

    Double that dibble so we can get a dabble who can dribble them all over the floor, mind you Cedars will still be dabbling

  31. smartalex says:

    Shakespeares Macbethian spell check editor.

    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
    Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
    Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
    Then the charm is firm and good.

    Quench the babbling Cedabbler, slake that Devils thirst.

  32. smartalex says:

    Andy Townsend was a saint, so he’ll be harping on against United.

  33. RedHarry4Life says:

    Havent bothered to read all the post so maybe someone has already covered this.

    Tuesday against Blackpool 1st half we were worse than shite. It would have been an insult to shite to call our 1st half performance that.

    There are two people that desreve all the credit for that comeback

    1. The Greatest manager of all time Alex is God Ferguson.

    2 Was our stunning away support. The support was incredible Tuesday night. Best support on god given earth

    Both Fergie and the supporters dragged the team back from the brink of the abyss

  34. RedHarry4Life says:

    Just in a side note see the most hated footballer on earth has jioined the mosthated team on earth a perfect match. Both cheating basta*ds, wonder what he will hink at the end of the season when all the rats desert the sinking ship?


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