''In Frank O'Farrell's day, he started getting suspicious when he turned up for Bobby Charlton's testimonial dinner and discovered that he was not even seated on the top table for a function he had organised himself. It was the next day O'Farrell was summoned to Manchester United's boardroom to be sacked and "A Nice Day for an Execution", the relevant chapter of his autobiography, remembers how Matt Busby avoided eye contact as the chairman, Louis Edwards, broke the news. "It wasn't so much I got the sack but the way they behaved as people," O'Farrell wrote. "I can never forgive them for that – they were nasty beggars."
This says it all. History repeats itself.
And all because coming 7th is not acceptable in the eyes of a club which thinks it has some kind of divine right to come first at all times.
Failure ( i.e. coming anything lower than first) is not an option as far as that club is concerned.... but hang on... you are not the only wealthy club in England! Oh no!!! So get real! You do not dominate any more!!!
Oh... and really nice use of the word ' integrity' too... ( yeah right ) as the club thanked
David Moyes for his. (yet it wouldn't know the meaning of the word if it bit them on the bum!)
Integrity? ( Ryan Giggs is caretaker manager, btw!)
Here are the (very laughable) words, spouted, when David Moyes was appointed:
‘In David Moyes, we have someone who understands the things that make this such a special club. We have secured a man who is committed to the long-term and will build teams for the future as well as now. Stability breeds success.’
‘I’d also like to remind you that we’ve had bad times here. The club stood by me. All my staff stood by me. The players stood by me. So your job now is to stand by our new manager. That is important.’
AND THIS IS PRICELESS:
We don’t want the manager to be a hired gun for the next two or three years. We want the next generation to enjoy having him there creating his own legacy.
Sometimes football sickens me. This season especially!
Bring back the good old days when football was not big business and money
wasn't the ruination of the once beautiful game.