Stuart Pearce once called Manchester United manger Sir Alex Ferguson to help him win son's ...
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When it comes to selecting our fantasy football teams we are always looking for that little tip to give us an advantage but Stuart Pearce revealed the lengths he went to win his league.
The former Nottingham Forest and West Ham defender told an incredible story on talkSPORT about the time he called so he could find out his team selection.
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The unwitting Ferguson divulged the information to Pearce as he thought he wanted his team choice for an entirely different purpose.
“I did fantasy football with my son Harley, who was eight years old at the time, and they did it at the school with all the kids and all the teachers and we worked our way up the league to that final week where it was my son Harley and the headmaster were neck and neck,” Peace told talkSPORT.
“There was one point in it at the top of the table. I think we were one point behind.
“I picked the phone up to Alex Ferguson on the Wednesday before this game on the Saturday and I asked him the question under the guise of the England Under-21 manager.
“Who are you going to be playing, Jones or Smalling at the back? I’m thinking of coming to the game to watch them.
“He told me which one he was going to play. I transferred a player and that player went into our fantasy team.”
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Perry Groves said: “That’s insider trading isn’t it?”
Pearce said: “I hang my head in shame now but we won by a point because we got a clean sheet.”
Sam Matterface added: “If Sir Alex Ferguson had known that he would have blacklisted you.
Pearce replied: “And I wouldn’t blame him to be quite honest with you. All I can say in my defence is… champione, champione.”
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