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Alex Ferguson in one word

Post  Thomas Clarke on Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:43 am

Given that he's set to collect a lifetime achievement award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, and considering that he wouldn't utter even a grunt to said organisation for 7 years, is there a better word to describe Alex Ferguson than 'Shameless'?

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/dec/15/sir-alex-ferguson-sports-personality-of-the-year

(I could also borrow a shorter word from Puke which would be equally applicable but, in this instance, 'shameless' fits the bill)
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Post  Boxtyeater on Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:14 am

An opportune moment for this one TC (You're the master of opportunistic moments).

A grandchild of ours was all of 7 today and the matching Grandad is a big Manyoo fan, so a bit of discussion evolved between us all. Our lads are all Anfield Road fans and being careful, where there are conflicting opinions at a birthday party, the casting vote fell to Boxty.

After much thought, in the light of his various achievements/managerial decisions/upbringing and his clash with Magnier/McManus syndicate, I deemed him an ego-maniac.

In the light of your thread though, I think the applicable word might be Bully.....
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Post  Thomas Clarke on Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:34 pm

And equally good word, Boxty. So we have 'Shameless' and 'Bully'. Any others out there?
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Post  OMAR on Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:46 pm

Thomas Clarke wrote:And equally good word, Boxty.  So we have 'Shameless' and 'Bully'.  Any others out there?




Yes and in my view the crudest word in the English language, not one I like to use but on this occasion it is merited. He is a €&@t




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Re: Alex Ferguson in one word

Post  Jonsmith on Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:02 pm

Indomitable

Ruthless

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Post  Thomas Clarke on Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:07 pm

Jonsmith wrote:Indomitable

He wasn't exactly indomitable when he had his a*** handed to him by John Magnier.
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Re: Alex Ferguson in one word

Post  Jonsmith on Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:19 pm

Thomas Clarke wrote:
Jonsmith wrote:Indomitable

He wasn't exactly indomitable when he had his **** handed to him by John Magnier.

I met the man once, he didn't bully me. Wasn't exactly a bully when he met Jonsmith. Do you want to change it to words that described him in a complete and absolute way?

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Re: Alex Ferguson in one word

Post  Thomas Clarke on Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:26 pm

Jonsmith wrote:
Thomas Clarke wrote:
Jonsmith wrote:Indomitable

He wasn't exactly indomitable when he had his **** handed to him by John Magnier.

I met the man once, he didn't bully me. Wasn't exactly a bully when he met Jonsmith. Do you want to change it to words that described him in a complete and absolute way?

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No parameters set here, JS - all words welcomed. I'll let Boxty defend 'Bully', as it was his word.
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Post  Boxtyeater on Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:33 pm

He's a bully becaise he built his castle by terrorising his minions with his management style.
Anyone who showed any inclination to resist his policies/ideas were ushered out the door.

The footballing version of C.J. Haughey.............. Wink
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