Foster Interview On Bbc Website

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Ybotcoombes, May 2, 2020.

  1. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Justworkedouthowtochange

    I don’t often feel sorry for Football players , they earn a fortune and a bit of grief is a small price to pay, however doesn’t sound like he has been treated very well in his career , no wonder he is happy at Watford

    reinforces my view that Ferguson is complete toser
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  2. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Reservist

    Really enjoyed it overall - honest from him and a very likable bloke - despite what I said about him after we got slapped by Abi Dahbi City. Worst thing about it was having
    to click on - and listen to Peter Crouch.
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  3. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player


    Many would say it’s that cutthroat attitude that made him the best manager the world has seen. If you drop clangers for a club as big as they were at the time, then I wouldn’t expect to be treated any different.
  4. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Justworkedouthowtochange

    My view , giving someone constructive criticism is good, giving them a reasonable bollocking if they deserve it is fine, humiliating somebody is going too far.

    If foster wasn’t good enough for United that is life , however to give somebody verbal kicking in front of his team mates isn’t profesional , it’s not good man management , take him aside, tell him he isn’t going to cut it in the first team and then move on.

    It’s hard to argue with Ferguson’s success but I will give it a go, you get the best out of people by nurturing them not being a **** .
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  5. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    But is it not true that not all people respond to the same type of management? There will be staff in companies/clubs etc who thrive under a cutthroat atmosphere and find an ‘arm round the shoulder’ doesn’t motivate them. There isn’t a one size fits all way to run things. Ferguson’s methods were proven time and time again.

    It could be said that GT shouting ‘we don’t get cramp at this club’ is humiliating the player in question under that basis no?
  6. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Justworkedouthowtochange

    it is true different people react in different ways, however listening to Ben I think it was quite clear that his interaction with Ferguson was in no way positive and although all experiences help you develop as a person it seemed fairly harsh to me
  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  8. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    I don’t think Ben would have been shouted at just for making clangers.

    I imagine it would have mainly been for his lack of application in training. He’s done plenty of other interviews saying that he barely tried and ate poorly.
  9. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Could that have been the result of the shouting? I'm sure that if he was being poorly man-managed and was on the end of vitriol in front of the other players it would only have served to demotivate him.
  10. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    'We don't get cramp,' was targeted at Luther, I think. Cant say it did his confidence, career or relationship woth GT any harm.
  11. Istanbul

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  12. Kernunnos

    Kernunnos First Year Pro

    Ben Foster is a terribly nice chap, but his attitude is known to be somewhat frustrating at times, particularly by those who see the game of football as a competitive endeavour that participants should strive to win.

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