Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

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So what did you learn

Well what did you learn from it that you didn't already know about SAF?
It's just a money making thing by his son on the back of his dad's heart attack, no more no less.
Very poor in my opinion bordering on cringe worthy and I couldn't be more right.
I learned he didn't have a heart attack for a start
 

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Did the people who saw this early really illegally download something Sir Alex Ferguson himself has an interest in?

Please tell me it was purchasable somewhere else and you didn't steal from him.
I’ll be happily paying for it when available :drool:
 

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I loved the moment he said he should have told the Rangers staff member to feck off when they asked where he got married. All of the stuff in general from his upbringing and time in Scotland were great and you can really see how it shaped him.
 

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I loved the moment he said he should have told the Rangers staff member to feck off when they asked where he got married. All of the stuff in general from his upbringing and time in Scotland were great and you can really see how it shaped him.
That was great. Surprised to hear how he "went off the rails" and didn't speak with his father for 2 years. Spent the night in jail and had to pay £3 :lol:
 

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I loved it. But was surprised and a bit disappointed that it ended with 1999 and didn't cover all the United teams of the 2000s.
 

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I loved it. But was surprised and a bit disappointed that it ended with 1999 and didn't cover all the United teams of the 2000s.
Same, it ended a bit abruptly. I didn’t think it gave us much of an insight into anything we didn’t already know really. Most of the appeal was just from hearing the great man talk again.
 

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Did the people who saw this early really illegally download something Sir Alex Ferguson himself has an interest in?

Please tell me it was purchasable somewhere else and you didn't steal from him.
You genuinely think he’d give a shit if they did? You think this working class boy from Govan raised by a socialist mother... you think he would be remotely arsed?
 

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You genuinely think he’d give a shit if they did? You think this working class boy from Govan raised by a socialist mother... you think he would be remotely arsed?
Speaking as a working class boy raised by a socialist mother myself, yep. I doubt he'd lose any sleep himself but it's more the disrespect it shows him that I find a little saddening.

Especially as it's Fergie's son who made this thing, I would expect him to want it to be as successful as possible.
 
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Does anybody have the quote sir Alex said about jim leighton replacement in the fa cup finals?

'he wasn't as good a goalkeeper. But he thought he was'

Good documentary except it didn't cover the Roy keane eta, arsenal rivalry, and later teams
 

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One thing that immediately struck me was the telephone call to the ambulance. He didn't big his dad up to be really important. He had the opportunity to say Sir Alex Ferguson, but didn't make any deal about his title or who he was....just simply referred to him as Alexander Ferguson. At that point he just made him equal to everyone else. Found that bit really humbling and highlights the theme Fergie was hitting home throughout, never forget where you come from.
 

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One thing that immediately struck me was the telephone call to the ambulance. He didn't big his dad up to be really important. He had the opportunity to say Sir Alex Ferguson, but didn't make any deal about his title or who he was....just simply referred to him as Alexander Ferguson. At that point he just made him equal to everyone else. Found that bit really humbling and highlights the theme Fergie was hitting home throughout, never forget where you come from.
Exactly that moment brought tears to my eyes.
 

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As yet another person raised by a socialist mother, I feel i she’d probably be pretty cool with illegally streaming something where all the potential beneficiaries are already really quite rich.... even if they are also socialists. But she thinks I should at least probably try and pay for foreign films... Or the ones she sends me screenshots of reviews over WhatsApp that she thinks I haven’t heard of
 
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Speaking as a working class boy raised by a socialist mother myself, yep. I doubt he'd lose any sleep himself but it's more the disrespect it shows him that I find a little saddening.

Especially as it's Fergie's son who made this thing, I would expect him to want it to be as successful as possible.
I don’t think any socialist will be losing sleep if people don’t pay Amazon £80 for Prime just so they can watch the film and make 8p for the production company.

Given how many people have Amazon Prime and will be watching it that way anyway... myself included.
 

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One thing that immediately struck me was the telephone call to the ambulance. He didn't big his dad up to be really important. He had the opportunity to say Sir Alex Ferguson, but didn't make any deal about his title or who he was....just simply referred to him as Alexander Ferguson. At that point he just made him equal to everyone else. Found that bit really humbling and highlights the theme Fergie was hitting home throughout, never forget where you come from.
Presumably they didn't want his health condition being leaked to the press, rather than being humble.
 

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Lot of this documentary was already covered in the pres. Especially the son saying Alexander Ferguson to keep it low profile to the er.

This might be a good documentary for the neutrals,but poor for united fans. No discussion on the kids and how they carried the team in the 2000s. It almost feels there is a second and third part.

There is more on his issues with Rangers than about what he did for United.

That touchline footage from Barcelona was the only new stuff and memorable regarding United. How about what he said in dressing rooms etc. Stuff that real fans want to learn.

More drama about Laighton, than on Beckham, Rooney, Staam, Ronaldo,


3/5
 

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Does anybody have the quote sir Alex said about jim leighton replacement in the fa cup finals?

'he wasn't as good a goalkeeper. But he thought he was'

Good documentary except it didn't cover the Roy keane eta, arsenal rivalry, and later teams
Yeah that was it, I loved that. "Sealey was not as good a goalkeeper, but he thought he was".
Lot of this documentary was already covered in the pres. Especially the son saying Alexander Ferguson to keep it low profile to the er.

This might be a good documentary for the neutrals,but poor for united fans. No discussion on the kids and how they carried the team in the 2000s. It almost feels there is a second and third part.

There is more on his issues with Rangers than about what he did for United.

That touchline footage from Barcelona was the only new stuff and memorable regarding United. How about what he said in dressing rooms etc. Stuff that real fans want to learn.

More drama about Laighton, than on Beckham, Rooney, Staam, Ronaldo,


3/5
Well I'm a United fan and I loved all the stuff before United and didn't miss any of the 2000+ seasons. Maybe real fans don't want to just hear about the glory years but about what shaped the man.
 

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Just finished it. What a great documentary!

If Sir Alex Ferguson had been born in another era or in another culture, he could have been that generation's Alexander The Great or Julius Caesar or Rockefeller or Winston Churchill. That's the level of greatness he exemplifies.
 

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Just finished this and I absolutely loved it. I was met with overwhelming emotion when it finished and hearing the announcer on his final appearance. He’s played such a major role in my life and some of the best moments within it. Legendary manager doesn’t do him justice.
 

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Just finished this and I absolutely loved it. I was met with overwhelming emotion when it finished and hearing the announcer on his final appearance. He’s played such a major role in my life and some of the best moments within it. Legendary manager doesn’t do him justice.
I really loved it as well. Very emotional. I enjoyed seeing the start of his career. He had a really challenging first years, but just pushed on with his ideas. Must watch for anyone who loves United.
 

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Watched it last night. Just a brilliant watch, could have easily been two hours longer.
 

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I don’t think I ever really knew or appreciated just what he achieved at Aberdeen. That was just unbelievable, like a football manager save. The greatest of all time.
 

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I really loved it as well. Very emotional. I enjoyed seeing the start of his career. He had a really challenging first years, but just pushed on with his ideas. Must watch for anyone who loves United.
Even anyone that doesn't love United its a great lesson in determination.
Everything the man achieved he earned. We'll never see that kind of manager again. I'm fact he was much more than a manager.

I watched it last night and you're right it was emotional viewing at times. He's loyalty to his wife is special.

One thing for sure is that when does pass I'll be very upset. I had a tear in the eyes at parts of that last night. Ferguson, even indirectly has been a huge part of my life.
 

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My dad was a staunch trade unionist and absolutely loved Ferguson at Aberdeen. He died before our first league title under him but he had no doubt the man was the ideal person. Hope he’s watching from above
 

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Good doc - could have been great if they also went into period to 2012. I wouldn’t have minded watching 5 hours straight for it to be the definitive piece.
 

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Just watched it, I see what people mean when they say it feels like it just stopped suddenly.

I could have watched another couple of hours of it, it was fascinating. I thought they'd have dug a little more into the "you can't win anything with kids" comment etc. He's accomplished that much, that there is so much to cover.

I don't think there will ever be another manager as great as he was.

Got Goosebumps watching the 99 CL win, always do.

It was emotional watching his first game back after his operation, and the announcer listing all he won with us, then the crowd's reception for him. It's going to be a sad sad day when he passes away. I'm glad he recovered so well, he looked so frail (understandably).

I can see why he was so concerned about losing his memory, imagine achieving all that, and memories of it being gone.

I'd have liked to hear his thoughts on what has happened since he's retired

The mentality and belief he created in his teams almost dare I say left when he did and has yet to return. The mindset he created is dare I say light and day from what it's been like since.
 

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So what did you learn

Well what did you learn from it that you didn't already know about SAF?
It's just a money making thing by his son on the back of his dad's heart attack, no more no less.
Very poor in my opinion bordering on cringe worthy and I couldn't be more right.
The Rangers element good and Jim Leighton stuff, way that all played out was not fully new but good still.
 

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Feck I just had a real cry after that and I don’t know why. Probably a conflation of everything else going on, but my word that moved me.

Yes we all wish there was more, but 99 will always be his crowning achievement. It built up to that because it’s his greatest memory and in reality the documentary was about reliving his memories. There were great memories after, but just the way he’s written about it and spoken about it everything that came after 99 was a bonus. 99 was all he wanted from life hence how close he was to retiring.
 

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I don’t think I ever really knew or appreciated just what he achieved at Aberdeen. That was just unbelievable, like a football manager save. The greatest of all time.
That's why I was glad they focused a lot on his career before United. His time at Aberdeen doesn't get talked about enough.
 

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That's why I was glad they focused a lot on his career before United. His time at Aberdeen doesn't get talked about enough.
Agreed. A lot of people here seem annoyed there was little coverage of the years after '99. This is a documentary about Alex Ferguson (and more specifically his life ethos of perseverance), not United. It made sense it showed his lowest point (going off the rails and the breakdown of the relationship with his father/his troubled Rangers stint) and then contrast it with (in his own words) his highest point - winning the treble.

I really enjoyed it, he is a giant of a man and I thought this was a touching glimpse into his life.