It’s Called Favoritism In The Premier League

The referee on Wednesday at Old Trafford – Mike Dean – did not report the behavior of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson who berated the referee at half time before the second half kicked off and he continually arguing with the linesman who had flagged Papiss Cisse for offside for Newcastle’s second goal – which Den overturned and let the goal stand.

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Alex Ferguson ranting (again) on Wednesday

If Mike Dean doesn’t report the incident then I suppose there’s not much the FA can do about it – but they could have reviewed the video and seen that Alex was continually bullying the referee and linesmen during the game – and something should have been done about it.

But it wasn’t and sometimes we think Ferguson gets away with these things when other managers wouldn’t.

Alan Pardew was asked about the incident during yesterday’s press conference, and some had reported that Alex had a cordial discussion with the referee and no foul language was used – yeah right.

This is how Alan responded to the question:

“I think Mike Dean might feel slightly disappointed he didn’t do something about it.” “I think the pressure that was on him was tough for a referee to take. Sometimes when you reflect on a game you think you might have acted differently.”

“You do that as a manager and I think he might have done that as a referee.” “But it’s an emotional game and apparently they had a cordial discussion. I’ve had a few of those myself and sometimes I’ve ended up in the stands as a result of that cordial discussion.”

I was amused when one of Manchester United new players had said recently that Ferguson has the worst temper he has ever seen, but that’s hardly a surprise,  and you can tell that by just looking at Ferguson’s face when things are not going well for his team, that he has a terrible temper.

And things weren’t going well for his team for large portions of the game against Newcastle.

What do you think?

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11 comments so far


    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Lionel Messi has turned down £460k-a-
    week, offered by a Russian club, to remain
    with Spanish giants Barcelona – THE SUN.

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #2

    This referee sent Arsene wenger off for kicking a bottle.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #3

    If fergie shout at him any longer i think the lino could have died 🙂

  • Dannyo

    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #4

    On Romain.
    When he was bought, i think it was Carver who said to give the lad atleast 6 months before coming to the fore.
    It’s been 4-5 now. So i expect to see him in the running before the end of the year.
    Not impossible that he’ll be on the bench for Arsenal now tho.


    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Team For 2moro








    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #6

    He also said (words to the extent of) its past and doesn’t matter anymore

  • TorqToon

    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Jamsha – Thats proper loyalty in football and nice to see! I know Messi is on a heck of a wage at Barca but not half a mil a week – which (if true) he has been offered!

    Staying with his childhood club has to be admired.

    Also having heard the news of our “plan B” in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang I am very impressed. If that club truely IS looking at this lad we have turned a corner with our targets and are now truly looking at quality (him, Remy, Sissoko etc) ! Aubameyang is the real deal – fast as anything, direct, tricky an knows where the goal is. Plus he PREFERS to play off a central striker in a wide position ! Seems made for this club in fairness and should Remy get priced out of our range then this lad shouldn’t be seen as a plan B but as a hell of a player who could ignite the premier league in black and white !


    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #8

    Ur really expecting to see Romain playing first team football before the seasons over?

  • Dannyo

    Dec 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Yes, why shouldn’t i?

  • TorqToon

    Dec 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Team for the weekend –

    Simmo Perch Colo Santon
    Tiote Bigi
    Ba Marvs Gabby


    Dec 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #11

    No reason u shouldn’t its all about opinions. I would just be surprised


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