Carrying on with the musical theme, I chose the heading for two reasons, one is that there has ‘truly’ only ever been two managers to stick to their guns and what they believe in, the other is that one of the two bought the great player we all love, miss and fondly refer to him as Sir Bobby…
That nicely brings me on to manager number one – Sir Alex ‘red nose’ Ferguson – who in my humble opinion has and always will be remembered as one of the greatest managers in the history of football – love him or hate him (I fall into the latter) he has been a wonderful leader for Manure and during the time he was taunted and his sacking was chanted all over the world (that’s where the fans are based, anywhere other than Manchester) he came back to fight again and show everyone just how good he was – credit to him I say.
The second manager is, funny enough ours – Arsene Wenger – when things are going right, the football we play is awesome, it has many people stunned, shocked by such beautiful passing, deft control, skill , pace, and many times a ‘perfect’ goal ends the passage of play up the green grass.
Right now he has had been through a similar call from many fans, some want him gone now, some want him gone in January if things are going terribly wrong, some want to wait until the end of this coming season, and there are even some who think he was ‘that man’ written about in the bible, and he should stay forever, regardless!
Where am I going with this you all say…. ??
Ok – The EPL as we know it began in 1992 (I think) and in total 43 clubs have been involved in this wonderful league – but only four clubs have ever won it – that’s us, Manchester United, Blackburn and Chelsea – ok, you all know this..
Manchester United – 11 times
Chelsea – 2 times
Blackburn – 1 time
Arsenal – 3 times
Now I am going to skip to 1996 – the year Arsene Wenger was signed up to be our boss.
Arsene is still our boss
Red Nose is still Manchester United’s boss
Blackburn now has Fat Sam – hoooooooooooooooff !!
Chelsea have had about 20 managers since then, and still not really sorted.
Good old ‘Arry has been about a bit, as have a few others within the league, but they only always ‘survive’ – but thankfully he has now found his true level of management!
But us, and Manure, we still have the same manager, ok, they are winning, and we are on the fringe of doing the same, but what does is all this prove?
It proves nothing, but it does suggest that when it comes down to being a great manager in England – there really is only two that can play this game – That is the game that is very very pleasing on the eye, and love him or hate him, Fergie plays the same way – and yes, he has paid mega bucks for his squad, where as we have paid very little in comparison .
I think we are lucky to have the one we have- ‘Arsene Wenger – Considering we could have had the other – I wonder how good he would have been without his millions. Thankfully we will never know.
But now, things have to change, we all know we are two players short of being world beaters again, and just maybe, this summer transfer season will see us get them – otherwise, that two could soon be one.
And I don’t know a song with that title……