Kick fatalism out of football
It was Fergie’s iron fist wot won it, not the fickle foot of fate. Read Mick Hume’s columns in The Times (London).
Friday 23 May:
‘It is sacrilege to whisper it, I know, but Sir Alex Ferguson got it wrong. And not only when he substituted Wayne Rooney. No, he was wrong to say that Manchester United won the Champions League final because “fate was playing its hand”. It was the iron fist of Fergie wot won it, not the hidden hand of fate. And there is a lesson for us all in these fatalistic times…’
Tuesday 20 May:
‘At the risk of being branded a “trouble-making minority” of one, might I soberly suggest that the continuing riot of self-righteousness after the trouble in Manchester has been a bit over the top? I am no fan of Glasgow Rangers supporters, but the bashing they have received suggests that class prejudice today is not aimed at “toffs” alone…’
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