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Britain’s Most Successful Manager has “No Managerial Ability”

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“No managerial ability” – that was the reason Willie Todd, Chairman of St Mirren Football Club, provided to an industrial tribunal after he fired the club’s 36-year old manager in 1978. The man in question was Alexander Chapman Ferguson, now better known as Sir Alex, or simply Fergie, the man widely acknowledged as the most […]

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The Busby Legacy

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As the 35-year old Alexander Matthew Busby looked out over the bombed-out remains of Old Trafford on 19 February 1945 he saw hope and opportunity. He believed he could turn a struggling team, with a £15,000 overdraft, into one that played attractive, winning football. He knew it would require time, hard work, and lots of […]

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Honest Abe, Adversity & Power

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Yet another natural disaster has struck the Pacific region, and our heartfelt commiserations go out to the people of Japan. As with Queensland in January and Christchurch in February, our fortitude is challenged in the face of extreme adversity. But around the world, the fortitude of people is also being challenged by something more insidious […]

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