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The hairdryer treatment “电吹风”管理

Sir Alex Ferguson had something to say to player Wayne Rooney at an English Premier League football match against Aston Villa. Photo: AP/Jon Super


'Fergie time' is the popular belief by supporters of other teams, that if Manchester Utd are losing after 90 minutes, the referee will extend injury time long enough for them to score and win. 'Fergie time' is 79 seconds - games went on 79 seconds longer when Manchester United were losing than winning.

很多非曼联球迷相信 “弗爵时间” fergie time 这个说法。这个说法的意思是如果曼联在90分钟比赛结束时落后于对方,那么裁判就会故意延长伤停补时的时间,以给曼联创造进球机会。“弗爵时间”通常为79秒 – 曼联只要在终场时间到了的时候没有赢,那么比赛就会延长79秒。


亚历克斯·弗格森爵士,也就是我们熟知的老佛爷,经常因为球员在场上表现不佳而对球员暴跳如雷、狂暴怒吼。他吼叫时用的力气巨大,球员们说感觉就像被电吹风吹过一样。老佛爷的这种管理方式也就因此成为了 hairdryer treatment “电吹风”管理。


"The fear of getting the hairdryer was the reason why we all played so well. He was a manager you wanted to do well for." (David Beckham)

Players talk of the moment a switch is flicked in Fergie's head, he presses his face close to the you and gives you the hairdryer treatment.


短语 not have a hair out of place 的意思是某人衣冠外表非常整洁端庄。

John did not have a hair out of place for his important graduation ceremony.


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