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The day Fergie played a joke on Big Sam


Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed how he played a joke on Big Sam, who had treated him to a bottle of fine red wine.

‘My 25th year at United, Sam Allardyce bought me a 1986 [Chateau] Latour, the year I came to United,’ he told the Telegraph.

‘His kit manager gave it to me on the Saturday morning, and I said, “I’m going to play a trick here”, so I opened it up and put a bottle of Ribena in‘So Sam comes in after the game and I say, “Thanks very much for the wine, Sam, it’s really very generous of you”. He said, “Well, you go home and enjoy that”. I said, “No, I want to share it with you”. So I open it up and I go, “What’s this, Sam?” ‘He bolts out that door, honestly, like a wild man, screaming for his kit manager. And when he came back in I had the bottle opened and I was pouring the glasses. It was a fantastic moment. I had to get him.’


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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter