Sir Alex’s formidable legacy

Andrew ‘Fishtail’ Fisher is visiting high schools talking about making the right life choices.
Andrew ‘Fishtail’ Fisher is visiting high schools talking about making the right life choices.

Why was that? ‘Cos they bloody won everything, that’s why.

They were winning long before Alex ‘The Scot’ Ferguson happened upon the city of Manchester and the burghers therein who would die at the gates of Old Trafford rather than lose to anyone.

I’m going to give Fergie the benefit of a long doubt and admit that 13 titles in 27 years or so ain’t bad.

He sure could play them pipes. And he had a good set of pipes too. You could hear him cussing out Dave Beckham and a couple of hundred others all the way down the High Road.

I was a fan by default. I couldn’t remember the other teams’ names.

I mean, in the ’50s and ’60s, Tottenham Hotspur sounded like the name of an exotic liqueur, I won’t tell you what Arsenal sounded like, Liverpool made me think of body parts and torrents of blood, Chelsea was where flares and fruitcakes came from, Everton didn’t exist, Manchester City played in Division 50′