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Calls for Sir Alex to Lord it over British football


A motion calling for Alex Ferguson to be made a Lord has been tabled before the House of Commons. Manchester’s Blackley and Broughton MP – and United fan – Graham Stringer has put forward the Early Day Motion calling for Fergie to be given a peerage. The EDM, also signed by Manchester Central MP Tony Lloyd – a fellow Red reads “This House recognises the economic, social, cultural and sporting importance of football to the United Kingdom, it is therefore surprised at the paucity of representatives from the world of football in the Upper House. It further notes that Sir Alex Ferguson, as the manager of Aberdeen and Manchester United, is the most successful manager in the history of British football and calls for him to be recommended for appointment to the House of Lords.”

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Why have Scottish managers been so successful?


Why has Scotland produced so many of the best football managers in the world? Based on exclusive interviews with the men themselves, their players or close friends and family, authors Michael Grant and Rob Robertson reveal the huge contribution that Scottish managers like Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly, Jock Stein, Tommy Docherty, Jim McLean, Kenny Dalglish, George Graham, Walter Smith, Gordon Strachan, Alex McLeish and David Moyes, as well as a host of others, have made to the world game.

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When Fergie was decked – and here’s the proof


It happened all of 25 years ago but it has now been revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson was decked in a sensational dressing room bust up by one of his own players. The then Aberdeen boss hit the ground ‘like a ton of bricks’ after being smacked in the face by angry striker Frank McDougall. Fergie is famous for his ‘hairdryer’ treatment who once cut David Beckham’s eyebrow with a flying boot but he more than got a taste of his own medicine after going face to face with the fired up McDougall.

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