Ferguson – Newcastle Is A Fantastic Football Club


The Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has today paid tribute to the Newcastle club and the Geordie fans.

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Sir Alex Ferguson – Newcastle is a fantastic football club
Alex Ferguson has remembered the time he and assistant Archie Knox took a walk into the Newcastle City Center, before a game against Newcastle United almost 20 years’ ago, where they were met by the cries of the local newspaper seller.

Ferguson tells the tale and it’s a good one:

“I always relate to a story, and it’s probably the only city in the world where this would happen.”

“Archie Knox and I were once walking through the town centre and the newspaper seller was shouting out the story, ‘Micky Quinn ankle injury – read all about it!’.”

“There were all these different stories in the world that day but they wanted to read about Micky Quinn’s ankle.”

“But that sums up the city and I can relate to that.” “Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle – they are all real working-class footballing cities.”

“And that’s because of the industrial nature of mining communities and ship-building communities.” “They seem to drift towards a passion for football as an outlet in life.”

“And that proves there is one thing in life a man can never change, and that’s his football team.”

“Newcastle is a fantastic football club.” “It’s a real football ground and there’s a real football passion.”

“Everyone has got that black-and-white strip on and the support is fantastic.”

Ferguson brings his Red Devils to Tyneside tonight and he seems to be expecting a tough game against the Magpies, as the Scot, probably the greatest club manager ever, continued:

“It will be difficult and we are well aware they are fighting for survival,”

“It’s very tight down there at the bottom and it’s going to be nip and tuck for these teams until the end of the season, so therefore we can’t possibly take anything lightly.”

Let’s hope Ferguson isn’t softening up Newcastle for tonight, as he’s more than a wily character.

We hope the players that play tonight will read what Alex says above, and realize the Newcastle club is a proud one, and we just must fight our way out of the many difficulties we currently find ourselves in.

We have to hope we can just survive this season and then Ashley will fork out some money in the summer, so Newcastle can build their squad into something that is more than decent, and that we’ll not be fighting relegation again next season.

It’s all getting a little boring these last 3 seasons, that’s for sure.

While a win tonight may look almost impossible, stranger things have happened, especially at St. James’ Park, in front of 52,000 screaming Geordies.

Howay The Lads!!

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16 comments so far

  • hitman

    Mar 4, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    fantastic club,fantastic support,sh1it owner.

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  • Kash

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #2

    If there was ever a time we needed to get a result and pull away, then its tonight.

    I can see Spurs drawing with Boro. I don’t expect Hull to win, Blackburn will most likely pick up some points while Stoke vs Bolton will need to be closely watched!

    A win will do us wonders tonight, even a point, as Fergie says, its nip or tuck in the SH1T!

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  • greatnavi

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    I somehow have a gut feeling that we will win tday n it will be a header by either of the defenders ( Did i say colochini) or Ameobi!!

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  • shearerbliss

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #4

    One thing about fergie he is not like bennetz as he would expect his side to beat us so the competion would be fair for ALL sides fighting relegation. Not going to be easy tonight. I think man u would settle for 3-0!

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  • greatnavi

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Watch out guyz it will be 1-0 for the geordies tonite!!

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  • Wiser_than_wise

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #6

    we are gonna get killed , whos gonna be in midfield?
    smith and geremi??? god we dont have players

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  • greatnavi

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #7

    Harper

    R.Taylor Colochini Bassong Enrique

    Geremi

    S Taylor Smith Jonas

    Martins Ameobi

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  • Johno Toon

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #8

    If he like us so much why doesnt he just throw the game 🙂 he has loads of points to spare 🙂

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  • Smithson-toon

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #9

    I think everyone is getting a little too excited thinking we are gonna get some points…we cant beat the like of bolton and we are expecting to get someting off manchester united?

    Fair enough 1-1 start of the seaosn was fantastic but dont you think manchester united are aware of that aswell and will try a lot harder

    Still though Good luck lads!

    Toon Toon! xx

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  • NorthernPaul

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s just Fergies mind games. He’s putting extra pressure on our players, whilst not alowing his own players to think it will be a walkover.

    I predict 1-4 to Man U tonight.

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  • RyanToon

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #11

    F O, fergy

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  • ginkoh

    Mar 4, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #12

    FG use the same method that i used in Football Manager haha !! mind game, good.

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  • richyg01

    Mar 4, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #13

    I think Tonights results will go as follows:

    Wigan v West Ham — West Ham Win
    Fulham v Hull ———- Fulham Win
    Toon v ManU ———- ManU Win
    ManCity v Villa ——– ManCity Win
    Stoke v Bolton ——— Draw
    Blackburn v Everton — Everton Win
    Spuds v Boro ———– Draw

    Hopefully,
    Stoke, Blackburn, Boro, Hull, Spuds, Bolton
    Not getting 3 points a piece will take the edge off of our hammering

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  • richyg01

    Mar 4, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Great Navi, think you got your Taylors Mixed up!

    My team:

    —————Harper
    ———–Collo — Bass
    S.Taylor—————–Enrique

    —————Geremi
    Loven———————–Jonas
    —————-Smith

    ———-Martins–Duke

    Bench..
    Krul, Edgar, Lua Lua, Carroll, Doninger, R.Taylor

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  • LoonyToon @ graft

    Mar 4, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Loony senior is the spit of Taggart…

    We nearly got chinned once in the mid nineties taking our seats cos some daft sod thought he was the Fergie

    and in the semi at Cardiff in 2005, he must have had his foto taken about 50 bloody times…daft sods

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  • Ashley Hole

    Mar 4, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Rooney Berbatov with fresh legs….

    BUT DO WHAT YOU CAN, SHOW US TOONSSION……

    0-6. that makes good to our goal difference…..

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