Monday, October 29, 2012

An Open Letter to Sir Alex Ferguson

"It's a disgrace. It's a disgrace. It's a fucking disgrace." - Didier Drogba
Dear, "Sir" Alex Ferguson,
You're an amazing man. For 26 years you've been at the top of one of the most supported clubs in the world. And you've done an amazing job. I mean you came in at a time when Liverpool were giants, GIANTS of not just English but European football. You came to ManUnited and ended that run of Liverpool. ManUnited are the team to fear, they've been the Red Ferocious Devils for the last 26 years, unbeatable, insane fighting spirit, brilliant superstar players, excellent management.
I mean, it's not easy is it? Managing egos like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Roy Keane and the list goes on and on and on. Imagine the pressure you might have had dealing with those men. Maybe that's why each and every one of them ended up "arguing" with you and "agreed" to leave United. Agreed with whom?
You're so respected in England and across the world that the referees, the impartial bodies seem to have a soft spot for your team too. Either that or the fact that if something goes against your team when they are refereeing, they don't get to manage your team for years on end. In some cases, the poor chaps end up resigning from the beautiful game all together. Not to forget the legendary stories of some of the referees who manage one game, your Red Divers.. sorry Devils, end up losing and the ref doesn't get a single United game for a year. Then he gets one and surprisingly all the decisions go your way.
Suspect One: Chris Foy, oversaw Liverpool beating ManU 3-1. Didn't get a game for a year and a half. Got the Manchester derby, two penalties for United and a sending off for Vincent Kompany.
Suspect Two: Phil Dowd, oversaw a United loss. The very next game, gave them a penalty against Blackburn. A 1-1 draw and the 19th Premier League Title.
Suspect Three: Mike Jones. Falsely awarded a penalty to Demba Ba against United. The next time he refereed a United game, three penalties against Stoke out of which two got converted.
The list goes on and on and on, I'm sure you have drinks and dinner dates with Halsey, Atkinson, Wiley, Oliver and the world knows you're on the verge of adopting Howard Webb. If you haven't already that is.
Alex my man, I'm sure you get pissed off with all these comments that stupid people such as myself keep making but then you have this wonderful old man, David Gill whose your CEO, who for some reason is the vice chairman of the FA. He pretty much has power over the man who decides referees for every game in the country. Oh and who is the man who decides the referees? Your boy Riley. The man who was accused of being a United fan all his refereeing career, not by fans, but by managers David Moyes, Rafa Benitez. 
Fergie, bro, I'm sure the queen knighting you has made you slightly more powerful, and I'm sure if Evans was to trip you the way he tripped Torres, you would stay on your feet and run for the closest referee. Because like you said, obviously, in your day, you wouldn't have tripped on a tackle like that. Knights do have insane amount of power eh? And in England, the powerful help the powerful.
I have nothing against you Alex, but why do managers like Rafa Benitez, Andre Villas Boas, Jose Mourinho become laughing stalk in the press when they accuse of something which isn't football happening? But when you go against mangers, you're a master at playing with people's heads?
Why is it that all the referees who made wrong decisions in various matches officiating subsequent Premier League games and the ones who made right decisions against you officiating league two and league three games?
Fergie bro, I'm sure keeping a club on the top for 26 years isn't an easy task. Winning so many titles isn't an easy task. Keeping up with the pressure isn't an easy task, especially for a gum chewing heart disease struck knight like you. I mean the English fans are brutal, especially on an "old, defenceless (like his team) man." But seriously, there's a beautiful game we love to watch, please let us watch it, if we loved watching corruption and drama, we would watch the Indian Parliament in session.

Loads and loads of love,
A lover of the beautiful game.