November 6th, 2011

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What do you get the manager who has everything for his 25th anniversary?

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Sir Alex Ferguson has received a very special 25th anniversary tribute from his grateful employers at Manchester United - with Old Trafford's biggest stand being renamed in his honour.

The North Stand is now known as the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, after a new sign was unveiled just before kick-off against Sunderland. It's the first time in the 101-year history of Old Trafford that a stand has been named after an individual. In addition, the renowned sculptor Philip Jackson has been commissioned to create a statue of the manager. This will be erected outside the stand's entrance, hopefully in August 2012.

In a club statement, United chief executive David Gill said: "To be at a club of our standing for so long is truly remarkable. In that time, Sir Alex has established himself as the most successful manager in British football history, winning countless trophies and creating numerous sides admired around the world for their flair and ability. Sir Alex's contribution to United has been immense and the magnificent stadium we have here at Old Trafford is a testament to his ability and success.

The Board felt it right to take this unique step, as well as to commission Philip Jackson to create a statue to go alongside his other great pieces here of Sir Matt and the United Trinity. These tributes are made with the grateful thanks of the owners, board, staff, players and fans of Manchester United, for the great pleasure Sir Alex has brought us all over a quarter of a century.
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Sir Alex saw his name on the former North Stand for the first time after walking through a guard of honour formed by both teams. Talking on the stadium PA system, he remarked how proud he felt to "work for the greatest football club in the world" and to have managed "some of the greatest footballers we've ever seen in this country."

Source: ManUtd.com
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Chelsea actually managed to win a match yesterday (!!!!), and who else should score the goal, but the one, the only, Frank Lampard. He played well, as did Ivanovic, who got his assist, but this match was all about Petr Cech, who, even after suffering a collision with Ashley Cole that left him with a perpetual nosebleed, played on. This picspam is thus, unashamedly dedicated to him!!


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CR7 gets a new bling boot to add to the collection

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Cristiano Ronaldo received the Golden Boot award on Friday from two of the greatest players of all time: Real Madrid Honourary President Alfredo di Stefano and Eusebio.

"I'm sitting here next to two football geniuses and it gives me great pleasure. It's obvious I want to be amongst the great players in football history. I'm young and still learning. I'm at a club that gives me the opportunity to grow as a player. I now wish to savour this Golden Boot. I'm very happy. This is a very important moment in my career because I never thought I'd have the numbers I've gotten on this team. I wish to dedicate this to the fans and to my temmates."

"I'd nevertheless swap this award for a Champions League or La Liga title. I want to win more important collective titles at Real Madrid. We're having a good run and I'm convinced this will be our year. I only think on a collective level. I'm not concerned about breaking my own record. This team is more mature and it's history doesn't allow it to fail to win important things another year. Individual accolades are a beautiful thing, but they're not what matters most."

"Portugal have a great team and we must take things slowly. We must first qualify for the Euro 2012 and I hope to win something with the national team some day."

"Mourinho is doing great at Real Madrid and I hope he stays with us many years. Ferguson was important in my career and part of my success is thanks to him. He is a great person and a great manager. He is one of the most important people in my life in football."

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CR7 wasn't the only player to recieve an award though - although the Golden Boot is an individual award he wanted to acknowledge his team mates' contributions to helping him get the award, and so he had "Crystal Boot" awards made for each of the RM players which I think is a really nice gesture from Cris and shows he doesn't just pay lipservice to the belief of collective success over individual achievement.

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