And as the Hearts chief prepares to cross swords with one
of the favourites for the Scotland job tomorrow, Steve Clarke, he sent out a warning that the Hampden hotseat is a million miles removed from the cut and thrust of day-to-day management.
It is also another chance for Ferguson to cross swords with one
of his old stalwarts at Aberdeen, Alex McLeish, and the United boss believes his former player is being given a harder ride by Villa fans because of his move from city rivals Birmingham.
If your anonymous source were better informed and if your chief reporter reported facts, both would have to accept that RhAG campaigns for Welshmedium educational development and not for or against any one political party while having from time to time to cross swords with one
or other of the parties in one area while seeing eye to eye with the same party in another area.
SCOTLAND midfielder Gavin Rae will cross swords with one
of his boyhood heroes when Dundee face Hibs at Dens Park this afternoon.