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Charles Sale: Sir Alex Ferguson's hairdryer after beating Manchester City

06 Jan 2010 01:44:42

Charles Sale: Sir Alex Ferguson's hairdryer after beating Manchester City

The rages of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson aren't justaimed at his own players and the referee when his team lose a match, ashappened after the FA Cup third-round defeat by Leeds. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson   [columnnistModule]Remarkably, Manchester City's chief communications officer VickyKloss received the trademark hairdryer from Ferguson just minutes aftera late Michael Owen goal had given United a thrilling 4-3 derby win atOld Trafford last September. Eyewitnesses around the tunnel area were amazed to see Fergusonfocus on launching an expletive-studded rant at the City executivedespite the mass United euphoria at beating their local rivals in thegame of the season so far. It's understood that Ferguson was blaming Kloss for the provocativeCarlos Tevez 'Welcome to Manchester' poster following his summertransfer from United to City. Ironically, the clever Tevez advertising was the work of City'smarketing department and had nothing to do with Kloss in the firstplace. In any case, the City media boss, a Cambridge Universitylanguages graduate and former detective in the Met Police, is more thancapable of looking after herself.  Following the Bramall Lane legal challenge over alleged councilfavouritism shown to the rival Sheffield 2018 bid from Wednesday'sHillsborough, another protest is being launched. Non-League AFC Wimbledon are angry at the selection of Milton Keynes as a potential 2018 stadium if England host the World Cup. Wimbledon have written to the FA, Premier League and the Departmentof Media, Culture and Sport with FIFA next on the list complainingthat the choice of Milton Keynes is a victory for franchise footballand adds injury to insult following Wimbledon losing its FootballLeague club, which transferred to Milton Keynes six years ago.  Relationships between the England and Wales Cricket Board and theMCC have deteriorated to the extent that the ECB, who normally have abig say in the make-up of the MCC side for the season-opener againstthe champion county, are leaving Lord's to their own devices. The MCC have taken the game to Abu Dhabi to test the prototype pinkball under floodlights, but the Middle Eastern location at the start ofan English summer doesn't suit ECB plans for the players they mighthave wanted included in the match.  Former Birmingham managing director Karren Brady, an integral partof the David Gold-David Sullivan bid for West Ham, has been spottedinside Upton Park examining the books, suggesting the Hammers are moreinterested in the ex-Birmingham owners £50million offer than has beenadmitted. The West Ham board say they don't have to sell despite the fragilefinancial situation of the Icelandic ownership, but the Gold-Sullivanaxis believe a Hammers sale is inevitable and £50m will be enough tosecure the troubled club.  Logans run at a jumperBBC sports presenter Gabby Logan and her husband Kenny, a formerScotland rugby winger, were at the stables of trainer Nicky Hendersonwatching their four-year-old jumper Super Kenny from the HighclereThoroughbred Racing ownership syndicate being schooled. However, the horse was named before the Logans bought a share anddoesn't refer in any way to Kenny's not always glorious rugby career.  There have been doubts since its crisis inception after England's2018 World Cup bid board was re-structured for the second time that theadvisory committee set up last November will ever meet as a whole group. As yet there are no plans for its first summit, although England2018 say they are seeking advice from committee members on anindividual basis all the time.  Man City will tear your Old Trafford banner down, vows new boss ManciniNemanja Vidic refutes rift claims with Manchester United boss Sir Alex FergusonWest Ham boss Zola confident he won't have to sell his top stars this month


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