24 thoughts on “Sir Alex Ferguson’s Retirement – Have I Got News for You – Series 45 Episode 6 – BBC One”

  1. RIP THE LIARS FROM THEIR TOWERS!

    IMPRISON SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO ARE FOUND TO BE LIARS, LONG TERM!

    END THE “SLAP ON THE WRIST” CULTURE.

    SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANT HAVING AN AFFAIR? -> YOUR PRIVATE LIFE IS YOUR OWN BUSINESS.

    SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANT FOUND BREAKING THE LAW? ->DOUBLE THE SENTENCE!!

    SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANT FOUND LYING TO THE PEOPLE? ->TRIPLE THE SENTENCE + FIVE YEARS, NO PAROLE!!

    THAT will make these idiots take their responsibilities seriously!

  2. Now I understand. It was your putting words in capital letters that made the difference.

  3. (cont.) At least movie actors and musicians cultivate a form of art and offer culture to the world. Footballers dont. They should be lower than that.

    There’s a reason we have classes – labour/middle/upper class.

    A farmer’s job is more vital than a mobile phone salesmans job. Thats how jobs should be evaluated.

    I dont care if you get it or not, Im tired of arguing about it. Plus, I have to go cook some burgers. Have a good night!

  4. This is about the CASH. you get it? It is compared because of the CASH THEY GET. A job which is vital to society deserves to be the most highly paid job.
    In case of war, we wont care about football. we’ll need medics.
    A thing such as football doesnt deserve the recognition it gets, it shouldnt have so much authority and put these athletes into priviledged positions and feed their egos. They are uneducated, low class athletes. They dont deserve it.

    (cont.)

  5. I’ve never heard anyone suggest that fotball is comparable to medical research. It’s an absurd comparison. But why pick on footballers? What about rock stars, bankers, captains of industry ,,, The list goes on.

  6. ok, fairplay.
    I detest this sport and so I cant give footballers any credit, but ok, I’ll accept.

    I will NOT accept though that an entertaining activity such as football is just as vital as a medical research which saves us from epidemics. I dont care how popular it is – its unacceptable. It winds me up just to think that Beckham’s bank account is bigger than any scientist’s who comes up with formulas for jabs to keep us healthy and safe.

    you get me, mate?

  7. Agreed. They bring in vast amounts of money due to their talent of playing football, and therefore get a fraction of that, I think that’s fair. It may not be morally right, but it makes sense!

  8. It doesn’t seem morally correct, but it makes sense. These footballers attract HUGE numbers of people to watch them perform, which pays for them. It’s not a travesty, a fraction of the money that is paid into them playing, goes to them. I think that’s fair and make sense.

  9. So not only is football not a skill, it isn’t a talent. So anyone who spent sufficient time kicking a ball against a wall would be able to play like Beckham and Ronaldo? I can only assume you are trying (without much success) to be amusing. You don’t have to like football to acknowledge the skill needed. I don’t much care for jazz but wouldn’t deny the skills and talent of accomplished jazz musicians. Beckham and Ronaldo do smething that most people are not capable of doing to the same standard.

  10. You are confusing two different arguments. The social value of football is a subjective matter. In numerical terms, football adds to the pleasure of a great many people (I don’t happen to be one of them.) If people were paid according to their contribution to “civilisation” many people would not be paid at all. Payment according to skills abundance/scarcity is a completely different concept. Anyone of average intelligence could after training become a nurse – far fewer, a top class footballer.

  11. Rembrandt had a gift and developed it thats how he is far superior to the average painter.
    How does Beckham or Ronaldo have a talent for anything? They just practice alot and kick the ball. well, Becks had to do some math with the high kick in penalties and so he cold be considered a bit above the average. but again, how is football a talent?

  12. If everyone had the same level of footballing skill, wages would be low. (That’s the law of supply and demand – it’s not a hardconcept to understand.) As for footballers not having skills, you are talking complete rubbish. It’s a bit like saying anyone can paint a picture so there’s no difference bewteen the average “Sunday painter” and Rembrandt.

  13. you must be joking. supply and demand on some sport? this is recreation, not medical science. if we didnt have football, it wouldnt affect the civilization.

    it dont matter if they get paid to do it or not. its a casual sport.

    and what skills? kicking a ball around isnt a talent. Lets be reasonable plz.

  14. It’s a simple matter of supply and demand. The working life span of footballers is also very short. Plus top class footballers make millions for their clubs. Seems fair to me that they should share in the profits. People who dislike it should try to acquire their skills – but few will be able to. Which brings us back to my first point.

  15. oh, but I do pick on that. I said it many times that movie actors and footballers should not be earning that much. There is Academics and scientists that dedicate everything they have on researching and educating and they dont have not even half of that fortune.

    I think there should be a law to restrict them for earning that much.

  16. Yeah but so do actors, you don’t ever pick up on that, yet footballers most likely work to far more restrictive life styles.

  17. He’s right though.

    This sport is excessive. Footballers getting paid more than astraunauts (sp?) do.

  18. So this guy is retiring, from the most corrupt bought & paid for so called sport on the planet… big deal

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