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  • caddiesandyoung 14:51 on September 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    A Real Week In Football – Arsenal Outrage, Liverpool Shipbuilding And Scarfman Feeds Tevez 

    Three weeks in and what have we learned?

    Arsenal fans are outraged and rightly so. The club allowed the contract of their star player, Dobbin Van Horsie (aka Judas Iscariot), to run down in an unthinkable repeat of the Sandra Nasri situation of the previous summer.  Fear not Gooners for Professor Yaffle had already purchased the replacements and one of them is a sharpshooter. Step forward Oliver Giro. 3 games and 2 clear open goals missed he might just hold the same goal threat as a latter-day Emile Heskey or, dare I say it…Kevin Davies?

    And what of our chums down the East Lancs Road?

    2011-12 was a horror season for them with the Furniture Whisperer leading a badly thought out reprisal of the Third Reich and spending money as unrealistically as had ever been witnessed in football. This week a story came out claiming that Steve Bruce, upon hearing that Liverpool were interested in Henderson, suggested to his chairman that they might get as much as £4m for him. The furniture whisperer is long gone and has been replaced by the former Chelsea Fluffer Bending Rodgers, a real sharp cookie. His first idea was to try to buy Swansea but he hadn’t quite got enough money so instead he bought Joe Allen, but to remain true to recent transfer policy he paid 3 times what the player was worth. (More …)

  • @JasTheDevil @JasDunham 05:53 on October 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Let’s All Laugh at City??? 

    It’s one of my favorite things to say about our noisy neighbors, but “Let’s all laugh at City” could soon be shelved, right next to the “35 Years” banner we literally held over their heads for the last 3.5 decades. With an FA Cup in their desolate trophy cabinet, City have started this league season with more than just a few pipe dreams. As I type this, they are 5 pts clear of us and a week off a 6-1 thumping of a United team that was a miniscule shadow of our early season form. We have some fickle fans, but even the most grounded United fans can share in some trepidation when it comes to this year’s City team. The real question is: Are they better than United? Let’s find out.

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    • Spangle 09:15 on October 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      There is no doubt that City are in an ascendancy, they have quality in depth, and there is no doubt they will win titles and trophies, thats a fact we going to have to get used to.
      As for our purchases, Fergie said after the Barca defeat last season that they have set the bar that United have to reach, can any United supporter honestly say that the purchases we made in the summer put us on the same level as Barca ? I don’t think so.
      Spangle is admin @ http://www.manutdreds.com

    • gary 09:32 on October 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Ireland and SWP were not bought ….. and half empty stadium ? weve sold out all 5 home games…numpty

      tick tock

    • @JasTheDevil 17:12 on October 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      SWP was sold to Chelsea and then bought back, after which he scored 9 goals in 3 seasons. It’s only 9 games into the season, so selling out is a recent thing. And so we’re clear; You can sell out a stadium and still have empty seats. That means fans don’t show up. It’s common knowledge that Manchester City Stadium has had empty seats for years.

      But, you totally missed the point of this article. It’s rare you’ll find a United fan giving City any credit. That’s what I was doing here. City are a team to reckon with this season. That hasn’t been the case for many years. And out of all of that, you comment on SWP and Ireland and a jibe at a half-empty stadium? Figures.

  • ChiefWaffler 21:07 on December 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Is Carlos Tevez Man City’s Angel or Demon? 

    I think it would be fair to say that Manchester City fans have been through a lot in recent years. Relegation to the third tier of English football followed by promotion finally back to the Premiership. Numerous managers, including former England manager’s, who all failed to provide the club with the stability they desired. An owner from Thailand of, shall we say, questionable moral standings, finally replaced by the disgustingly rich Saudi oil baron Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. With a seemingly bottomless bank account, the club set about transforming itself into a footballing superpower, both on and off the pitch. The jewel in the crown for City was the acquisition of Manchester United striker, Carlos Tevez. (More …)

    • Doron 21:38 on December 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Blame is as much with the agent rather than the player. Think he is genuinely homesick to a point having had a bad break up with his wife/partner and his two young kids are back in Argentina miles from him.

      I have to disagree with your tone in the last paragraph that suggests Mancini didn’t handle it well. On the contrary I thought he stuck to his guns and wasn’t bullied by the player. He said all the right things and refused to blow it out of proportion. He didn’t drone on about it an make a meal about it.

      As it happens in terms of is Tevez holding them back? Well no…his performances on the pitch are unquestionably good and his effort as always can’t be brought into question. Love him or hate him as a person, no one can argue he’s not a very good footballer.

      There are more disruptive players than him at City. Certainly his inability to speak English suggests he couldn’t really be verbally disruptive.

      I also don’t think how City choose to portray him is his fault. He has said he was uncomfortable with the poster and although his conduct towards United has been poor, I don’t think that he’d have chosen to be the menacing prat he’s been especially towards United given the choice. Much of the blame for that lies with city.

      The biggest thing which you’ve overlooked RE his time at United was in fact that he rejected us! That’s why I have so much disliking for him. After all the fuss we agreed a fee and offered what he wanted but he said no and trotted off to City.

      Trouble or controversy does seem to follow him around and I think he needs a good manager who will put an arm round him. Honestly I think Mancini would do that and has done that. That said, he’ll no doubt want to leave in the summer and the talk of wanting to go back to Argentina must be accurate – who can blame him for wanting to be near his kids! He is a money grabbing so and so but most footballers are today (hello Rooney), he’s a very talented player and he is disruptive but I think you miss that some of his problems are to do with his agent and City themselves.

      • MadManc78 07:50 on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I think we as football fans are very quick to shoulder the blame on a players agent rather than the player. Simple matter is, the agent is an employee of the player. The player is also an adult and should be able to make decisions on his own accord. Paul Stretford came away from the whole Rooney thing looking like the Devil, and of course he is at part to blame. But if Rooney didn’t want to try and force more cash he wouldn’t have. Agents are clearly the little devil whispering into players ears, but players need to be held accountable for their own actions and that includes United players.

        I agree with what you said about Mancini and maybe I could have wrote that better. The point I was trying to make is that Fergie is a master at sheilding the squad from negative press. Mancini didn’t do anything wrong but the affair has clearly shook the team.

        I honestly think you are being too easy on him Doron. You say he needs a manager who will put an arm round him, but he has had that at at least two of his clubs. The fact is he hasnt been at a club where he hasnt had a bust up with the coach. He has always been in the middle of some row which has ‘forced’ his departure from the club and despite the fact he has agreed to stay (for now), it looks like its happening again at City.

        • Doron 13:33 on December 22, 2010 Permalink

          Fair enough but…to quote Oliver Kay “The situation between Kia Joorabchian and Garry Cook is at the heart of everything. It’s interesting that, despite having appeared to back down on Monday, the Tevez camp are portraying it as Cook being undermined by Mancini and Khaldoon al-Mubarak” – seems like a lot of the blame is with the agent…

    • RedScot 00:04 on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Nothing new to report then?
      I think Scott The Red at the Republik of Mancunia gave a brilliant time line and sequence of the events regarding Tevez..He normally calls it correctly and fairly.
      Dont be disillusioned it is agents.Most of these “Stars” we look up to couldna give a flying..Fcuk about us fans.I say cap the wages and defeat Euro laws of rights! Do i not have a right too require the Club I support to have players fully behind my “Team”.
      There is not a fricken thing today that comes close to loyalty and allegiance other than the fans that support our Clubs history and tradition.I say a root branch and trunk review of the whole system is needed to achieve radical change.
      As an example, Qatar holding the World cup in the early months of the year, because of the heat! Did Sepp Blatter not know this and his worthies before they made the “Gas” decision.Of course they did.It will be the climax of the biggest and most watched league in the world if they “Pull” this off.
      Moolah, spondooliks, green backs, bank balances.

    • Bluez 00:58 on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe you should do you’re research extensively, educate self then we might just take your points with credibility. For the record, sheik mansour isn’t a Saudi, the is a difference between a Saudi and emirates!

    • RedScot 02:02 on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      @ bluez. maybe you should sit down. you have picked out one aspect of the post.its immaterial.Did you enjoy your team two evenings ago, that so far spent nearly 1/2 a Billion pounds in to create, Hope.
      Your star player, well 4, playing with fashion accessories.Did you sing your team on.The wastelands was dead mate.Try getting behind your team,to drive them to win.Its more expanctacy than , cos we we spent a buckets full of cash.
      At United the crowd is the 12th man regardless.
      Citeh do love a wee shake.While he is here.

    • Devil 09:40 on December 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Tevez..?? Who cares.. btw, what is on his neck.. :)

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