Happy Birthday Sir Alec

It’s no surprise when the most supported football club in the world is top of the Premiership.

In fact it’s quite expected. When so many people favour one club (Manchester United) and give a small (but increasing) proportion of their earnings to buying match-day tickets, shirts and programmes, the resultant profits inevitably mean that they can outspend their rivals in player signings, so all things being equal they should win all before them.

When their manager Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates his 70th birthday on the day his team plays the bottom team in the division, at home, you’d expect that the team cruise to  victory by a lorra goals.

But alas no. Manchester United lose 2-1

That’s one of the beauties of association football – things don’t always work out as the pundits imagine. Manchester United should be top of the league and win every match 3-0.

To add insult to injury, after the embarrassing 2-1 defeat comes a 3-0 collapse against an average Newcastle team.

What shall we blame this on? Try the age of the boss.
Why not?

Ageism is always a plausible excuse.

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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