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Wenger - Fergie Love Fest Continues

Wenger - Fergie Love Fest Continues

After years of passion fuelled hatred, all of a sudden Arsene Wenger & Sir Alex Ferguson seem to have stumbled upon a new found respect for each other. Maybe's it's because they're both getting old, who knows?

Buy one thing is for certain, the Wenger/Fergie relationship has moved onto a whole new plane.

As Fergie approached his 20 year anniversary of his Man Utd tenure, Wenger was one of the first to heap the plaudits on his old enemey, claiming he loved their rivalry and would miss it when it finally came to a close. Not only that, the Frenchman reckoned on that the pair often had a giggle when the bumped into each other on none match days.

I personally have always loathed Fergie, but must admit that while the big match passion is still there, he doesn't quite piss me off the way he used to.

Indeed the Scottish knight has jumped to the defence of Le Boss saying there's nothing wrong with Wenger's reaction to Alan Pardew's celebration against West Ham and that it shows our gaffer has a bit of passion.

Ferguson said: 'We are all vulnerable to emotions. Of course sometimes he looks calmer than he really is, but he has emotions like everyone else and is no different to anyone else in that respect.

'I am glad we have managers with a bit of emotion and passion in them - it shows there's nothing much wrong the managers' qualities in our game.

'There's nothing wrong with the managers' desire to win for the football clubs they represent.'

As it always pains me to praise someone I have hated for a large part of my life, but not for the first time this season, he has made a good point.

To quote some dodgy Spurs geezer, 'It's a funny old game'


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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Friday November 10 2006
Time: 9:32PM

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now what is going on here :-) I'm quite enjoying this now, they seem to have lots of jolly nice things to say about each other. Personally ,i think now fergie champing at the bit regarding chelski cos he sees he has a shot at them genuinely this year (that's not necessarily what i think, but i believe fergie does...) so he's lined up mourinho in his sights for the time being, as he's been traditionally very quiet about having a go at maureen... still, it's good to have him speaking up for Arsene. I don't really know why it's surprising - they have, after all, been the two main managerial gladiators during the time of the premiership, locking horns consistwntly during Arsene's tenure in charge of the Arsenal, so it's only natural they'd have a healthy respect for one another, and a somewhat seemingly unhealthy animosity towards the other, as their main foe and rival. »»Arsene Knows««
Wingston75
10/11/2006 22:06:00
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the point is.. both of them have got a common enemy now.. and they are more similar than they would care to admit.. infact.. deeply they might admire each other.. which is now coming out.. its only good for the game that the managers of two top clubs share a good relationship.. and yeah.. i too loathed that guy.. but recent events have changed my feelings a bit..
go4it_adi
12/11/2006 07:31:00
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