Sir Alex Ferguson moans about small Premier League dressing rooms

Ollie Irish

1st, May 2009

Fergie finds something new to make his face go red
childrens80s_broom_cupboard.jpgMan Utd’s manager wants new rules designed to increase the broom cupboard-like dimensions of some Premier League dressing rooms. The Scot thinks that some Prem clubs’ away dressing rooms are too small to contain his mighty entourage: a proud collection of pampered egos and forelock-tugging support staff.
Question: Which three Premier League grounds did Ferguson complain about?
Take a guess and click below for the answer and accompanying cash prize…

Pat yourself on the back, or crack open a cold beer (maybe it’s too early for that), if you guessed Everton, Portsmouth and Fulham. (I lied about the cash prize – sorry, but there’s a recession on.)
Yes, Fergie singled out Everton’s Goodison Park, Portsmouth’s Fratton Park and Fulham’s Craven Cottage as too small. He said:
“With all the money in the Premier League, some grounds should be better.
“There should be a minimum standard of size of dressing room, especially now you have more players on your bench and an increased staff. You have requirements for stadiums to be eligible for certain divisions, so the quality of the dressing room should be part of that. Everton’s are so narrow it is unbelievable. Portsmouth’s away dressing room is not great and the one at Craven Cottage is smaller than my office.
“It is a very traditional stadium and one of my favourite away grounds, but when you have 18 players stripping down, plus coaches, physios and kit men, it is ridiculous really.”

[Via Liverpool Daily Post]
Yeah, Everton’s narrow away dressing room is clearly another example of David Moyes’ superiority when it comes to Mind Games®. Moyes 2, Ferguson 0.
And Fergie needs a smaller office, clearly. Or a new job as the host of Changing Rooms.

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