Dan, I've been doing it for years, to have for my sons. Have some from 94, 99, 08. Never really thought Id be collecting these ones though.
I wish I'd done the same now.
LIke I said, I've never really understood it. With the internet I just can't ever see them being needed. Nor can I ever see them being worth much. And you're unlikely to read them again anyway. But now I completely understand why people do this.
And that's great that you have them for your kids. Is it just for United, or do you have others, like ones from the days they were born?
Post by ginger18legend on May 10, 2013 10:12:30 GMT
I love this one -
Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti has hailed retiring "legend and hero" Sir Alex Ferguson, insisting the outbound Manchester United boss deserves all the praise he will get.
As exclusively revealed by Goal.com on Wednesday, Sir Alex hand-picked David Moyes as his successor, who was unveiled on Thursday, after a 26-year reign filled with titles and trophies.
Ancelotti did the double over Sir Alex during Chelsea’s league and cup double in the 2009-10 season, and revealed they always got on well off the pitch.
"He's a symbol, a legend and a hero for Manchester United," the Italian wrote in a column for La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"But at the same time he's humble, modest and still has the passion of a child in carrying out his work.
"I don't remember the exact moment I met him for the first time, but I know we hit it off immediately. We were adversaries.
"At times I won and at times he won, but we were never enemies. At the end of each game we'd enjoy a good glass of wine and a laugh. This is the kind of football I like, and that Sir Alex likes as well."
Ancelotti hinted that Sir Alex's longevity has been down to a good relationship with the club's owners and chiefs; something which has brought great success in an era of swift managerial changes.
"No director or president has ever questioned him," he added. "This should be a lesson to those in the world of football, since far too often you find a lack of patience in this environment.
"Coaches need time to convey their thoughts, to make themselves understood and to give shape to their ideas of the game. Sir Alex had this time."
Moyes clearly has big shoes to fill, but Ancelotti believes the new Red Devils manager simply needs to carry on where his predecessor left off.
"For us coaches, Ferguson's adventure is a model to be followed," he continued. "I think his greatest achievement was transmitting a sense of belonging to the players he guided.
"Being a part of Manchester United, being a Red Devil, is something that will never fade.
"For once a withdrawn and simple man like him will accept the plaudits. In the end, they're justified. And most importantly, he deserves them."
Thank you Sir Alex for 27 years of memories that shall forever be cherished. Thank you for making the impossible dream possible.
Hey ginge how did your exams go mate , weren't you gearing up for that
"I feel close to the rebelliousness and vigour of the youth here. Perhaps time will separate us, but nobody can deny that here, behind the windows of Manchester, there is an insane love of football, of celebration and of music."
Dan, I have a paper from the day each of the lads were born. I haven't really done it for anything else. I have loads of programmes and remember buying loads of papers after our first league in 93 and just started from there. I have a programme from the 83 Cup final my old man brought back from the game, which is pretty cool. What's brill is the reserves and youth sections of programmes from the early 90s where you see the first mentions of Giggs, Beckham and Scholes etc, before they became superstars.
Post by traffordbrown on May 10, 2013 14:16:01 GMT
Alan Pardew has paid tribute to retiring Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
But the Newcastle manager is glad he won't have to face up to him again.
"His advice and time and the role he has played at the League Managers' Association have been massive for the movement of managers in this country and the elevation of our coaches worldwide," said Pardew.
"Certainly as a representative of Newcastle, for all out fans and all our staff here, we wish him the best in retirement - and we are really pleased he has gone.
"We can all now go to Old Trafford without having to face Sir Alex."
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT