Friday, August 18, 2006

There's your lot, Fergie

Quite a bit you can do with Powerpoint, innit?

So then, are they good enough to keep pace with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal, and keep the likes of Spurs, Newcastle and Blackburn well behind you?

Can you toss 'em up, week in-week out, and still drum up the right results? Can you sustain it the entire season through?

Are these boys capable of being motivated? Do you still have it in you to still motivate them?

I don't mean any disrespect, Sir Alex - but frankly you have become a victim of your own success. This whole club has become a victim of its own success. We the fans expect a lot, even those of us shirt-grabbers in the Far East who have never been through an Old Trafford turnstile...

The way I see it, you'll have fans who will chin up and say, "Thanks for the memories, Fergie... now please bugger off!", or fans (like myself) who are impatient as hell simply because we give a damn, and who are more likely to want to see you fix this problem, enjoy one last moment in the sun, they wish you well as you head off to yer wee village in Govan with yer grandchildren.

Many will be watching the game against Fulham, already resigned to the fact that we'll at least be challenging for the last Champions' League spot. Can we even make it there, Fergie? We would like to believe we could, and perhaps nick a cup or two somewhere.

But things are really not good as far as fan-fidence is concerned. And I do mean not good. There are too many questions Fergie. So you be sure you get the answers out on the field.
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27 comments:

A Shabby Singh said...

Eh bro... I notice these days you only update on Fridays?

Is this deliberate?

Or a conincidence that your last 4 posts were on Fridays, with nothing in between?

Kenny Ng said...

Very sad to see this formation, it looks like something missing.

Mr D said...

hey you forgot about the great John O'Shea

hahahahahaha

Jemima said...

Frankly, I don't give a damn about Fergie. hahahaha

Metria said...

I guess it boils down to one question: Can a coach maintain success for a prolonged period of time? Short-term success is obviously easy, but given that players are constantly bought and sold, and team dynamics change, can there be such a thing as long-term success in sports?

Since I'm just a bimbo, I don't know of any examples. I only notice that there are cycles where teams do well for a few years, then fade into near-oblivion, only to resurface and perform well again some time in the future.

Phew, all that thinking made my head hurt. I think I'll go for some retail therapy now. I need some new shoes ...

Kenny Ng said...

Wow!!! like dat oso can trashed Fulham 5-1 ah? Not bad wor... go go MU!!!

Doreen said...

As of Monday, 21-Aug -- It was a smashing opening! Heh, a damn good headstart for us! And I thought Liverpool would be able to win Sheffield United while MU would just do so-so. Muahaha *gloats in delight*

Mr D said...

It is just the first match of the season and all this does is stop the anticipated lamenting that manusa supporter snd critics will be engorging in soon. The EPL is a marathon and the first km has just been run. Plus it is not that hard to beat Fulham 5-1. See LFC last season. Enjoy this moment.

Desparil said...

you did that with powerpoint? damn, you're good..

spiller said...

no backup for Neville?

Daniel Franklin Gomez said...

Congrats to Manure. It was a stinking good performance. :-)

lilyliverbird said...

Congrats on your big goal difference. I'm so jealous :(

visithra said...

away from the epl - wc06 - photos n post from a guy who was there!! ;p n yes lots of gals ;p

http://anandmukati.blogspot.com/2006_07_01_anandmukati_archive.html

DinKnight said...

u write quite well man. ever considered being on HB?

Jemima said...

HOORAY! 2nd Win for ManUtd! :D

Keropok said...

Shabby: Sharp observation. Your Spurs looked crappy vs Bolton, but really did the business vs SheffUTd, eh...

Kenny Ng: Looks like it really isnt the finished product. 6 points not too bad wot?

Mr D: My bad. Johnny cant fit in anywhere, tho... even between the sticks.

Jemima: Give a damn... please give a damn!

Metria: I agree. You shouldn't tire yourself by thinking. Go guy shoes. Make sure they're pink.

Keropok said...

Doreen: Not bad eh... I'm gonna keep mum though. Pray silently, and only rejoice once the good times really start rolling in.

Mr D: I hope I don't live to regret this when we play Sheff Utd. But the score was 1-1, might I remind you. From a PENALTY!

Desparil: Quite a bit you can do with it. Bikin wayang pun boleh.

Spiller: For Neville back-up, see John O' Shea.

Daniel: Maybe that stink coming from somewhere else, mate. Like between the legs of our adversaries, shitting themselves as they think of impending visits to Old Trafford.

Lilyliverbird: Jangan jeles. 6 points, 2 wins, 8 goals, 1 against... that good ah??? :)

Visithra: Err... hello!

Keropok said...

DinKnight: I was never invited, bro... Lagipun, I don't think I can cut it lah. Sometimes malas nak blog sebab takde idea.

Jemima: Was it 3-0??? Was it our man Solksjaer???

Desparil said...

3-0 to Utd.. 2nd loss for chelski!!

36 more to go..

Jemima said...

You betcha it's 3-0. Substitute Solksjaer didn't let us down, my man. :p

Din said...

Apply first lah. hantubola@gmail.com

We can certainly use more Red Devils there.

Mirebella said...

Its Fulham - am not holding my breath - unfortunately :-(

Keropok said...

Desparil: Not a bad start, innit?

Jemima: Ole's the man. Faithful soldier of the club. One of my favourites, alongside Hughes, Keane, Cantona, and of course the great Bryan Robson!

Din: Aisay... shy la boss. Those guys there way more knowledgable and witty than I could ever be... I think.

Mirebella: Ture that... only Fulham. But hope springs eternal now, doesn't it?

Ordinary Superhero said...

I trully agree with your observation. Only luck and lots of luck will keep MU through. It's time to change the coach.

Jemima said...

Hooray! 3rd Win for Man Utd!!!
Giggs the man :)

Kenny Ng said...

3 in the row... good! too bad i haven't watch any game.

visithra said...

have fun in london - charred lips n all ;p