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Why the word 'FAIR' can not apply to this rag


Let’s be ‘FAIR’ and acknowledge the fact that the British tabloid The Daily Express is not exactly the most reputable newspaper on the planet. Let’s be just as ‘FAIR’ and admit that Manchester United fans like myself are biased towards their club. Let’s use that four letter word as the basis of this rant. Let’s be ‘FAIR’ and present what journalist Mick Dennis wrote in the rag during the last 48 hours. “Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest manager of the modern era, has made himself a laughing stock. The Manchester United boss has turned into a cross between Harry Enfield’s Kevin the teenager complaining that everything is so unfair and Kenneth Williams wailing “Infamy, infamy…they’ve all got it in for me.”

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Why preview United at Anfield? It's all about the ref


Referee Martin Atkinson proved it once and for all on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge. Forget the vastly experienced managers, the highly paid talented footballers. Matches AND Premierships are decided by little tin gods with the simple ability to blow a whistle. So what’s the point of even attempting to preview a game? It’s a complete waste of time because all logic goes out the window once the man holding all the cards decides that he has a God given right to settle the outcome of a game. Does it sound as though I’m still angry about Manchester United’s defeat at Chelsea? Bloody oath I am. Why shouldn’t I be when even opposition players, manager and former referees admit that some of Atkinson’s most critical decisions completely dudded United?

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Why preview United at Anfield? It’s all about the ref


Referee Martin Atkinson proved it once and for all on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge. Forget the vastly experienced managers, the highly paid talented footballers. Matches AND Premierships are decided by little tin gods with the simple ability to blow a whistle. So what’s the point of even attempting to preview a game? It’s a complete waste of time because all logic goes out the window once the man holding all the cards decides that he has a God given right to settle the outcome of a game. Does it sound as though I’m still angry about Manchester United’s defeat at Chelsea? Bloody oath I am. Why shouldn’t I be when even opposition players, manager and former referees admit that some of Atkinson’s most critical decisions completely dudded United?

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