Sir Alex Ferguson Quote: Remember…

Remember what this feels like and make sure they never get the chance to laugh at Manchester United again.

~ Sir Alex Ferguson, 13 May 2012

Manchester United looked to have the Premier League title locked up but were foiled by Manchester City’s last minute victory. The players and fans staggered out of the stadium looking bewildered. The nation laughed as United briefly celebrated and then were crushed by Sergio Aguero’s goal in the 92nd minute. City won the Title on goal differential. Sir Alex Ferguson, ever the motivator, told his men to remember the bitter taste of losing to City. One year later, United lifted the trophy for the 20th title.

John Terry on Retirement from International Duty

Representing and captaining my country is what I dreamed of as a boy and it has been a truly great honor. I have always given my all and it breaks my heart to make this decision. I want to wish Roy and the team every success for the future. I would like to thank the England managers who have selected me for my 78 caps. I have had great pleasure in sharing that honor with all the players that I’ve played with. I would like to thank them, the fans and my family for their support and encouragement during my international career. I now look forward to playing for Chelsea FC, and challenging for domestic and European honors.

~ John Terry, 23 September 2012

John Terry retires from international duty today. He was captain of his national team but was later stripped of captaincy by the English Football Association due to allegations of racial abuse. He was cleared of racial abuse in court but still must face a tribunal from FA.

Daily Soccer Quote: English Football Association’s Statement on Luis Suarez Racism Charge

“An independent regulatory commission has found a charge of misconduct against Luis Suarez proven, and have issued a suspension for a period of eight matches as well as fining him £40,000, pending appeal.”

~ English Football Association, 20 December 2011

A strong statement of intent in the fight against racism in football.