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Squeaky Bum Time: The Wit & Wisdom of Sir Alex Ferguson [Hardcover]

Daniel Taylor
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13 May 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired from Manchester United as the most successful manager English football has ever seen, was simultaneously the most admired and feared manager in British football. During almost forty years in the dugout, and over half a century in the professional game, he’s torn up the record books, amassed a treasure trove of silverware, and unleashed the hairdryer – as well as the odd football boot – on countless players, rival managers, referees and journalists. But amid the sound, the fury and the mind-games lurks one of sport’s greatest wits. So here we present Sir Alex Ferguson: uncompromising, unrivalled and uncut.

On Arsène Wenger: ‘They say he’s an intelligent man, right? Speaks five languages! I’ve got a fifteen-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast who speaks five languages.’

On Dennis Wise: ‘He could start a row in an empty house.’
 
On referees: ‘Can anyone tell me why they give referees a watch? It’s certainly not for keeping the time.’

On his humble beginnings: ‘People say mine was a poor upbringing. I don’t know what they mean. It was tough, but it wasn't bloody poor. We maybe didn’t have a TV. We didn’t have a car. We didn’t even have a phone. But I thought I had everything, and I did: I had a football.’

After the winning the European Cup in 1999: ‘I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it. Football, eh? Bloody hell.’


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (13 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845136276
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845136277
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 18.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 291,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

‘This collection of quotes proves that, unlike many of today’s dull managers he at least has something interesting to say’

(Loaded )

‘Perfect stocking filler of a book’

(The Sun )

‘I have not enjoyed such a light-hearted read for many a year, and it’s not only for Manchester United fans, but for any other football fan as well’ - Frank Scicluna

(Trulyreds.com )

About the Author

Daniel Taylor has been the Guardian’s Manchester United correspondent since 2000. He is the author of two books on Sir Alex Ferguson, This Is the One: The Uncut Story of a Football Genius, and Squeaky Bum Time: The Wit and Wisdom of Sir Alex Ferguson. He supports Nottingham Forest and brought out his first book, Deep Into the Forest, in 2005.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Too Short 13 Jun 2011
Format:Hardcover
First of all it's important to note that this is a book nearly formed entirely of quotes. Apart from the brief introductions to each section and the odd explanation of the context of the quote, there's no more input from Daniel Taylor.

It's not, as some may have believed, a book about some of Sir Alex's highlights alongside quotes from the period. I say this because a friend of mine was surprised by this so I thought I should forewarn everyone else.

Other than that, it's a good book of quotes but it's a bit short (I'm sure you could fill 500 pages with Sir Alex's quotes if done correctly) and the larger fonts make it seem like they're using up space to beef the book up even more.

3 stars - Good but not a "must-read". About a day's worth of reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Poor Effort 13 Sep 2011
By C
Format:Hardcover
A disappointing purchase overall, considering the high quality of work you come to expect from Dan. Does what it says on the tin but it could have been put together better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hubby's present 9 Jan 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
He has laughed out loud at some of the quotes, and is still reading it, Says it is one of the best things he had for Christmas.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pleased 30 July 2013
By hippo
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The item was a present for Christmas for my son-in-law, he has enjoyed this as he does anything to do with football.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 17 Mar 2013
By K
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This was a brilliant read. it is funny and really shows the personality of the great man. Although I bought this second hand, it was in excellent condition. A very well received birthday gift.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fergie quoes 13 Feb 2013
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Great little book that sums up the wit and wisdom of Sir Alex throughout his managerial career. Finished it in one read. Excellent.
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