Three In A Row
by Paul Windridge & Linda Harvey
you are a regular visitor to the Theatre
of Dreams website, the names Paul Windridge
and Linda Harvey
may not be familiar to you, but their pseudonyms Red
Kelly and Salford
Lass most certainly will be.
A season of triumph for United or one of frustrated ambition? The
jury was (sic) still out on season 2000-01, if only because another
championship was followed by a hasty Champions League exit and trouble
between Alex Ferguson and the board.
When Sir Alex Ferguson became the
first manager to win three championships in a row, it set the seal
on another successful season at Old Trafford. From August to the
start of the New Year, United were as irresistible as usual. But
by Spring, despite an imminent championship, there were rumours
that United's most successful manager of all time had fallen out
with the board.
Following United's exit from the
Champions League, the grumbling at boardroom and terrace level grew
to fever pitch. So much so that by the final fixture of the season
rumour and theory had replaced sanity on the terraces, with most
fans convinced 'the Wizard' was on his way out.
As ever there's rarely a dull moment
at Old Trafford. From the debate over standing to the creeping (and
not so creeping) commercialism within the club, to the threats made
by Trafford Borough Council and the arrival of a new chairman, United
supporters had more to worry about than mere football. CLICK