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Think On This Sir Alex!

Something for the old-boy to mull over!

Whilst the footballing world pays homage to one of the greatest managers the game has known, Sir Alex Ferguson, as he disappears (well not for another game at least) into the sun-set, we`d like to point out a few things.

We believe it should be pointed out that whilst Sir Alex contemplates retirement, the name of Chelsea Football Club will haunt him!

It transpires that Chelsea were:-

The last team to beat Manchester United, in the Premier League, at Old Trafford with Sir Alex in charge.

The last team to knock Manchester United out of the FA Cup whilst Sir Alex was in charge.

The last team to knock Manchester United out of the League Cup whilst Sir Alex was in charge.

And, we believe,

The last team to beat Manchester United in the Community Shield whilst Sir Alex was in charge.

I think you`ll agree that`s not a bad quartet!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 12 2013

Time: 6:35PM

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Last man to knock him out of the CL : Jose Mourinho, who's coming to... Chelsea. GOOD BYE SIR ALEX.
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12/05/2013 18:42:00

His won more trophies than your club has won throughout its entire history. Somehow I doubt the name Chelsea will come back to haunt him.
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12/05/2013 18:52:00

a bit of banter mate and it is he's not his!
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12/05/2013 18:54:00

I've seen this before on another site a couple of days ago, but Sir Alex can rest assured that Chelsea will always pose a big threat to the likes of ManU and Barca. I'm a bit sad however that Sir Alex decided to retire this year, i was getting excited to see him lock horns for the last time with JM for the pl title... Could it be that his decision was partly based on the fact that JM would pose a big threat to him next season i.e. dethrone him before he could win another title???
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12/05/2013 18:55:00

The other site jumped the gun cos if Swansea won today it wouldn't be a famous quartet would it!
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12/05/2013 18:58:00

Sir Alex decided to leave the Didier's way-Champion. You never know what the Special One had in store for him (i believe he's on his way to Stamford Bridge). He was sure next season would be a different story altogether.
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12/05/2013 19:02:00

If Mancini leaves City and is replaced by Pellegrini (as being rumored), with Sir Alex already out of the picture. Are we half way to winning the title next season already? and Who will be next nemesis of JM and Chelsea???
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12/05/2013 19:08:00

false pride.
The Blue Indian
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12/05/2013 19:12:00

"@premierleague: Sir Alex Ferguson: "I don't think Wayne Rooney was keen to play simply because he's asked for a transfer. But we won't sell him." #MUFC"
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12/05/2013 19:12:00

Chelsea has the best record against Man U in Sir Alex era in premier league. I think it's 14 wins 13 draws
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12/05/2013 19:12:00

@Tiraspol - pellegrini was our back up, but who knows he could have been No.1 choice for Roman!! Only Roman knows! Who knows if there even is a deal with Jose or it's gonna go through!!
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12/05/2013 19:18:00

7.01pm Sir Alex Ferguson tells the BBC that whether Wayne Rooney stays is no longer his decision. 'We have refused it (Rooney's transfer request). He should go away and think it over. It is not my decision now. 'He is not happy he has been taken off a few times this season.' 6.55pm Gary Neville on Sky Sports: 'Rooney's got an agent and friends and they need to give him the right advice. There's only one club where he should be playing football.'--------------------------For me getting Rooney is a big gamble now, will have a lot of baggage and guilt with him , exactly sinilar to Torres and Liverpool. We should steer clear...........
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12/05/2013 19:26:00

If Lukaku won't get a change to lead our line next season, I'd imagine he would want to leave our club on a permanent basis. This is exactly why CFC need to thing long and hard before buying another "Trojan Gift". Same goes with Thibaut Courtois, who needs to come back to us and put pressure on Cech. What a summer we're heading towards...
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12/05/2013 19:40:00

*change=chance, *thing=think, i need to start re-reading my comments lol
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12/05/2013 19:42:00

Fergie saying they won't let a player leave! How many times have we heard that in the past then there sold. Beckham and Ronaldo both were told publicly they were not going. I think we will see Wayne Rooney sold to the highest bidder before the end of July. Hopefully Chelsea
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12/05/2013 20:01:00

syed230183_chelseafc, Chelsea is the only PL team with a winning record against Fergie. 14 wins & 13 defeats. Mata's goal last week was the decisive goal that swung it in our favor.
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12/05/2013 20:05:00

@cobham thanks for that.--------- Rooney has deep emotional ties to Man U more deeper than say Torres had at Liverpool. I am not sure if he can adjust to the craziness and the intense media scrutiny that will be on him!! man U is a very stable environment, with very few changes.............
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12/05/2013 20:18:00

i read it 4rm giles smith column on chelsea site on thur. i luv it just d way it is.
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12/05/2013 20:19:00

loved this article Merlin... thanks...... another thing to brag about when arguing with a ManU fan lol
The Persian
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12/05/2013 20:51:00

Wahey us :)
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12/05/2013 22:29:00

Oh i know it's only a laugh and joke merlin, please don't mistake my comment as anything other than a laugh and joke. I was more interested as to what would be thrown back because I though I hit it out of the park with that one ;) Also mr grammar officer I think you'll find you're mistaken. 'He's' being short for 'he is' wouldn't make any sense in my sentence e.g. "He is won more trophies...", thus it's 'his' :P to the rest of VC I'm not trying to spark a grammar nazi debate, just replying to merlin so please refrain from replying to me.
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12/05/2013 23:18:00

The more I think about it the more I can see rooney at chelsea don't know why.i think he's burnt his bridges once too often he's defo on his way out of united
Chelsea ken
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12/05/2013 23:37:00

TheFamousNo7 - pardon me but I thought "He's" can also be short for "He has"........ correct me if I'm wrong...
The Persian
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13/05/2013 00:12:00

Lmao @TheFamous, sorry I couldn't help but correct u further. "He's" can either stand for "he is" or "he has"! Depends on the context. Got it? Heck, some even stretch it further to include "he was".
The dope HGH
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13/05/2013 00:19:00

TheFamousNo7 - I also have another question, why Vital Man U have only a few members, despite Man U having a huge fan base ?
The Persian
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13/05/2013 00:19:00

we were always the scourge of manure. fact. nobody else can boast the number of points we took off them. and what's more going back to the pre RA era we won on numerous occasions, especially at OT. make no mistake about it we were the scourge of manure in SAF's reign . our name can only spell bad memories for him. how proud that make's me.
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13/05/2013 01:06:00

We've got some more on Fergie's ManUre yet. We also deflowered the brand new Wembley, in 2007, by defeating 'em 1-0 to win the FA Cup!
The dope HGH
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13/05/2013 04:59:00

Pardon me for foolishly using the possessive 'his' and not the contraction 'he's' but hey, doesn't change the fact I'm yet to hear a good bit of banter thrown back at me ;)
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13/05/2013 09:17:00

It's just a pity he never managed outside Britain and tried managing a big club.
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13/05/2013 09:39:00

As a Spurs fan Im genuinely worried about the possibilities open to Chelsea. Squad is looking strong (so long as Lukaku gets his rightful place leading the line), and with Jose possibly coming back the future looks bright. If you hold onto the star men and appeas the fans by giving Lampard a new contract you'll all be pushing in the same direction. With the adition of Schurrle and if Essien can be the player he was you'll be laughing.
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13/05/2013 12:54:00

Off topic: About Lampard breaking the record, in one way i Think it was sad that it was just now the he broke it. It have really come in the shadows off Wigan winning the fa cup or ferguson retireing. Lampard really never gets the deserve he should from the media.
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13/05/2013 13:52:00

Remember the league double over Utd in '94, glorious! Both 1-0 with Gavin Peacock the scorer. Then we made it to the Cup final that very year against... of course, Man Utd! It was written in the stars, Gavin let fly from distance, the ball dipped and... came back off the cross bar. We went on to lose 4-0. B*llox!
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13/05/2013 14:10:00

Ref had to help them even in that one, 2nd pen was never a penalty in a million years!
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13/05/2013 14:11:00

Chelsea and Barca are the only two candidates for sides that have got the better over Fergie's Manchester United! On balance, we probably haven't because of that fateful night in Moscow but we've done bloody well, especially considering the quality of our club for many of Fergie's years in charge!
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13/05/2013 14:14:00

And of course Ferige knows full well he got very, very lucky that night in Moscow when the better team on the night (for all but the first half) lost due to a hugely unlucky slip!
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13/05/2013 14:14:00

how many times did jose beat old red nose with porto. chelsea and RM.? or how many times did red nose beat jose? the answer is once in about 16 attempts.that was a 1-0 in a league game over chelsea. best manager ever i think not!
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13/05/2013 14:45:00


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