Friday, September 9, 2016

Football’s Quarrels and Feuds, Part Fourteen

1- Javier Clemente and Cesar Luis Menotti, 1987/88
During the 1987/88 season, RCD Espanol Manager Javier Clemente insulted Atletico Madrid’s Argentinean Manager Cesar Luis Menotti by saying that the only thing he ever won was bought by his President.
He was making a reference about Argentina’s controversial 1978 World Cup win that many saw with suspicion.

Photo From: World Soccer, March 2002
(Javier Clemente)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 143, November 1987
(Cesar Luis Menotti managing Atletico Madrid, 1987/88)

2- Ranko Stojic and Aad De Mos/Adri van Tiggelen, 1990
In the summer of 1990 Yugoslavian goalkeeper Ranko Stojic had joined Charleroi after a disappointing spell at Anderlecht.
In an interview with Journalist Pierre Bilic, he made so many attacks on the Anderlecht’s Dutch pair of Manager Aad De Mos and defender Adri van Tiggelen, that the Journalist tried to censor some of his most offensive insults.
After a Charleroi match, Stojic saw the Journalist and approached him and told him that ‘when I say van Tiggelen is sh..@&, I would like you to print it as such’

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 108, October 1990
(Ranko Stojic)

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 30, July 1991
(Anderlecht Manager Aad De Mos after winning the 1990/91 League title)

Photo From: World Soccer, October 1990
(Adri van Tiggelen)

3- Eric Cantona and Jean-Claude Lemoult, 1989/90
After Montpellier’s match vs. Lille (October 21, 1989, Lille 1-Montpellier), Montpellier’s Eric Cantona overheard teammate Jean-Claude Lemoult tell other teammate Michel Der Zakarian that the strikers were not performing (Stephane Paille and Eric Cantona.
In anger, Cantona struck Lemoult in the face with his boots and Lemoult fought back
Cantona was banned from the training ground for 10 days.

Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 68, September 1994
(Eric Cantona at Manchester United)

Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 81, December 1986
(Jean-Claude Lemoult)

4- Paul McGrath and Sir Alex Ferguson, 1989
By the end of the 1988/89 season, Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson was fed up with his Republic of Ireland defender Paul Mc Grath’s drinking problems and continuous knee injuries.
Manchester United actually offeref him money and a Testimonial but he refused.
Ferguson placed him on the transfer list and he joined Aston Villa in the summer of 1989.

Photo From: Goal, Issue 17, February 1997
(Paul McGrath at Manchester United)

Photo From: Goal, Issue 13, October 1996
(Sir Alex Ferguson)

5- Juanito and Luis Arconada/Jesus Zamora, 1981
Spanish National Team’s toured South America in the summer of 1981 for a number of Friendly matches.

During the tour it was reported that Real Madrid’s Juanito had a feud with Real Sociedad pair of Luis Arconada and Jesus Zamora.

Photo From: Mondial, old series, Hors-Serie, Issue 5, 1979
(Juanito, June 11, 1978, World Cup, Spain 1-Sweden 0)

Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 36, June 1984
(Luis Arconada)

Photo From: Mondial, New Series, Hors Serie 13, 1982
(Jesus Zamora)

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