Ferguson So Pleased Steven Taylor Not Lost To Newcastle


It’s not too often that an opposing manager comes out in favor of an opposing player, who has just badly fouled one of his own star players.

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Alex Ferguson – so glad Steven Taylor not suspended

But that seems to be what’s happening with the one and only Sir Alex Ferguson today, probably the best football club manager of all time, and that’s saying something.

The player in question is our own Steven Taylor, who badly fouled Cristiano Ronaldo just before half time on Wednesday night, and that had Ferguson up off his seat and complaining to the officials, for what was no doubt a bad foul.

Steven got his name taken, and some had thought that he may also be charged with a retroactive ban by the FA, after the defender swung an arm at Ronaldo, and sent the Portuguese player sprawling onto the sidelines.

However, Setanta Sports is reporting the full back has not been punished by the FA, something that seemed to please the Red Devils manager, as Ferguson commented:

“The disciplinary situation does confuse you at times,”

“No-one is really clear about it. But in actual fact we did not want the boy suspended because now he can play against Chelsea and Arsenal.”

“In Newcastle’s position, with the injuries they have at the moment, it would have been devastating for them to lose that player. I am not really upset about it at all.”

It seems so thoughtful of the Manchester United manager, who before the game had even praised both the Newcastle club itself, and their fans for being so passionate and faithful.

So nice of Mr. Ferguson, but wait, maybe Ferguson wants Newcastle at full strength in the upcoming games against Arsenal and Chelsea.

That sounds more like it – and we thought Alex was just being nice.  😀

Comments welcome.



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125 comments so far

  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #1

    Ha ha clever Fergie, thats genius!

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  • Hugh de Payen

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Ferguson is undoubtedly a good manager, possibly the best ever, but his attitude annoys me.

    He’s very honest and gracious in victory but if things go against him it’s a different matter. He can be quite vicious then.

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  • Doocey

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #3

    All good when all’s going we;; with Sir Alex.
    When’s it’s not you wouldn’t be getting this, far from it.

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  • Dragonera

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #4

    To call Ferguson the best manager ever is crazy. He will never be the best because he never has and never will leave his comfort zone (manchester united/premier league). The best managers are constantly looking for and proving themselves with new challenges. This is why Lippi, Hiddink etc will always be held above him imo.

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  • gibbotwg

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #5

    anyone know how good this guy is

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1581215,00.html

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Alex Ferguson is a great manager but I hate Manchester United and the fact he’s always chewing gum bugs me…he would be fantastic for a Wrigleys Chewing Gum Advert.

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  • ganiyu

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #7

    wats his name

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #8

    newcastle team in championship and players that will leave/contract expire, i think….

    leave – martins, owen, viduka, smith, nolan, barton, coloccini, xisco (?), gonzalez, cacapa, geremi, duff (?), r.taylor (?), harper (?),beye (?)

    team left would be

    Harper/Krul

    R.Taylor/Beye Bassong S.Taylor Enrique

    Lovenkrands Guthrie Butt Duff

    Ranger Carroll

    Subs: Harper/Krul, Ranger, Ameobi, Kadar, Edgar, Tozer, Lua Lua, Donaldson, Xisco

    Relegation would anialate our squad, but I think this team would do well in championship, plus would be good to get some youngsters in. I don’t want us to get relegated, just thinkin what would happen to our squad if we did…

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #9

    click the name 🙂

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  • gibbotwg

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #10

    hes called Samuel Adjei

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  • ganiyu

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #11

    we would loose and draw

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  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #12

    i’m a little teapot short and stout!

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  • cg

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Well if Sir Alex is so keen on having us giving Chelski and ARSEnil a go he should borrow us some players for the rest of the season and relieve us of Shola in the summer 😛

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  • hitman

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #14

    roblee,the only players who would still be here if we went down would be krul and ranger,the rest would be gone.

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  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #15

    mr ferguson if you had dropped points on wednesday you really would have been upset about it all , cheeky monkey

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  • JonnyNufc

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #16

    agree hitman

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #17

    you reckon hitman? can’t see anyone taking ameobi, krul would stay if a first team place was there (remember, he was on loan in scottish second division last season), and lovenkrands would probably stay, bassong n s.taylor wud stay (taylor loves the club, bassong is so young would probs stay i reckon), enrique might go back to spainand not sure who would take our midfielders! reckon guthrie could leave. no way would andy carroll leave or lua lua or any more of the youngsters for that matter! plus you can’t just sell a whole squad once it gets relegated, granted most would go, but not the entire team. think about it, what relegated clubs have sold their ENTIRE team once relegated??? (NONE)

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #18

    leeds is perhaps the biggest clearout i can think of…but other than that, can’t think of another mass clear-out…

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  • JonnyNufc

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Bassong would never stay, prem team would take him instantly.

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  • hitman

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #20

    carrol is stalling on signing a new contract,bassong would defo be off,as would s,taylor.

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  • JonnyNufc

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Generally rob, teams that go down have crap/average players…thats why they get relegated. So no one is massively interested.

    We’d be in the unusual position (if it happens) of having a pretty class squad…who through injurys & all our other nonsense got relegated when no one really thought it would happen.

    Difference there, we’d have far more interest for our players than most. Plus the fact Ashley clearly would be desperate to pull in money if it happened.

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #22

    so what would our team be, just our reserves? don’t think s.taylor would leave, he loves the toon too much! to be fair, he’s probably a champiobship standard player anyway IMO. reckon Butt would stay, wasn’t so long ago he was playing championship football. suppose the teams most likely to sign our players would be the promoted clubs really,as not many of them are that good really (unfortunately!)

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #23

    agreed jonnyNUFC, dunno why im mentioning all this actually as i don’t think we will go down. not nice thinkin about what the effects would be if we did go down though, givin me nightmares!!!

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  • hitman

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #24

    nicky butt has never played in the championship,he was at birmingham the season they went down

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  • JonnyNufc

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Guess a lot would come down to the players own belief that we’d come right back up if it happened…..if the management got them to believe that & it spread many could stay.

    However that would require good messages from the board & management…which we havent seen yet atall.

    Even if they did stay…unless we had a great start to the season in the championship..theyd prob want out by the jan transfer window.

    Main problem will be Ashley looking to replace them with cheaper alternatives imo..

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  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #26

    if we went down and were challenging for promotion we would get near sell out gates = happy owner me thinks

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  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #27

    If we get relegated, the team I think will stay would be

    ________________Harper____________

    Beye_____Coloccini____S.Taylor___Enrique

    R.Taylor_____Butt_____Nolan_____Jonas

    _________Lovenkrands__Carroll________

    This is due to contracts and commitment

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #28

    players i wish we’d never sold/got rid of:

    cole
    watson
    hughes
    bellamy
    woodgate
    speed
    ginola
    solano
    helder (remember him?!)
    distin
    given (not the worst sale but think we should have got alot more money!)

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #29

    thats true Komfort…if we could keep a few key players like bassong, guthrie, r.taylor, nolan, i reckon we’d get right back up if we got relegated, but as people have said, they’d probably leave…

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  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #30

    gazza,waddle,beardsley ect ect

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #31

    ai, and milner come to think of it. would probably even add tomasson to that list! (haha, maybe thats takin it a bit far)

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  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #32

    roblee7, that was a dig at the owner by the way

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #33

    yeah, i know greedy bar stewards. you’re right, they would be happy

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  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #34

    What about Parker and Robert

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  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #35

    lets not forget super mac !!!!!!

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  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #36

    we want wa mac back , ah those were the days

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  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #38

    wasn’t that fussed about parker as got sick of his backwards mentality (souness’ fault) and his wierd turny things in the middle of the park, but yeah robert was always good to have around. one of the most attacking players we’ve had in the prem

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  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #39

    roblee7

    Guthrie does that annoying Scott Parker turn as well

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  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #40

    alan kennedy , terry mac ,think i better shut up hear starting to show me age a bit

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