Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Manu 1 Point Away From Premier League Record

Winning 19 titles that is or one more than current record-holder Liverpool. For sure money plays a role in winning titles but you still need an outstanding manager to assemble million-pound purchases into a great side. And a hungry Alex Ferguson has been doing this consistently over the past many years. There is a depth in United's bench that is simply amazing.

Another place where you can see this is in Apple's leadership: although there is a risk that Steve Jobs may not return from medical leave the company he built is unlikely to crash overnight. He has recruited enough obsessed talent to keep it going for a long time.

Here too we had someone with an extraordinary ability to build strong teams: Seewoosagur Ramgoolam.

1 comment:

akagugo said...

And constant, trend-setting, innovation for Apple products.

Same for Salford United: their boss had the knack of finding gems like Schmeichel, and Giggs. Schmeichel was if bent on radically changing the concept of goal-keeping (trained as a hand-baller in his teens that helped him become one of the best throwers as a soccer goal-keeper, plus had a flair for driving the counter-attack from his line, could score goals, ruled over his penalty box like no one, etc), Giggs is a natural left-footer who could play on the right wing facing the pitch and would cut through defences like "knife through butter". But it's with the outrageous substitutions he made in the dying minutes of the 1999 European Cup final in that 2-1 win against Bayern Munich that Sir Alex seared our memories!