Forza Italia!Forza Milan! wrote:Chris 23* wrote:Why is Ferguson allowed to do what he wants when he wants to. His rant the other day at every official he could find was near enough abuse, yet commentators perceive it as "passion"?!
His loyalty to united and success in the premier league doesn't mean he can go around doing what he wants. FA never ban him, commentators lick his arse, as do the media. Wenger complained once or twice at Old Trafford, kicked a water bottle, and got sent to stands. if any other Premier League manager did what Ferguson did yesterday they;d be slaughtered.
I hate the way everyone is around his little finger.
I don't have any particularly cogent insight into the Premiership, and I have nothing against United as a club really, but Ferguson is hands down the most loathsome oxygen-thief in the business. What he said about Newcastle was unbelievably arrogant, but United fans stick by him like his word is sacrosanct.
In my experience, talking to United fans about Ferguson is a waste of time. It's one thing to be tendentious, but quite another to defend this senescent, babbling idiot no matter what he does. He is one of the richest managers in the business, yet his persecution complex is as big as his ego. And there is no charm or charisma about him either, or even an ostensible strategy other than calumny, of course. It's just whining. Constant whining and denigrating people or officials.
I am the first to call out the suits who run Milan on their bullshit. Being owned by essentially a gangster will sober you and calibrate any bias pretty quickly. Yet I never see even the slightest rebuke for Ferguson by United fans. He gets away with all sorts of things in the media. And there is no charm about it either. He behaves like a cornered wolverine all the time. It's a bit tiresome.
Mourinho is a lout many times, but he has a continental affability and it's almost as if he knows he is being a bit of a dick. There is that charisma that often, when it shouldn't, offsets his whining. Ferguson is a humourless old gargoyle.
I have my reservations about his managerial acumen in some areas, but I am leaving that aside. As a person, to even someone like me, a very casual follower of the Prem, he is intolerable.
This is up there with the best of Bash's rants on the same topic