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Planet Blue Braced For Next MCFC Earthquake

One of the agents who seem to be now running our national game has hinted there will be a meeting at Eastlands today...

Mr. Still representing the surely doomed Svennis told Sky Sports News late last night: 'Sven has had a long and tiring day, he's not up to discussing matters right now. He'll be at Carrington tomorrow and he will discuss matters at the club then.'

Surely something has to give sooner rather than later so we can once and for all be put out of our misery and begin to see where we go from here.

It struck me post that shocking 8-1 demolition that any new manager, particularly one not familiar with the Premier League would hold on to many of our gutless players as he would need to assess them before getting rid. That could see another reprieve for all the wasters and chancers we are carrying.

A capitulation like the one at Middlesborough should precipitate the mother of all clear outs, regardless of the uncertainty that has engulfed the club.

The players attitude was shameful. Again. They have thrown in the towel and let us all down far too often, and far too easily this season.

The next kick in the teeth for City fans could well be the very real possibility that Richard Dunne and Sun Jihai have fouled us out of the UEFA Fair Play route to Europe. Were the players aware of what was at stake amid all the instability? - Fulham have already picked up the scent and it's going to be a very close run thing.

As it stands, this correspondent is not certain that crowd behaviour forms part of the complicated calculations. Yes, there was trouble at the end of the game yesterday and already the media are quick to point the finger at City fans. One highly respected and reliable eye witness reveals:

'The crowd issues were entirely down to shocking police tactics. The crowd was safe behind perimeter fencing with police batons wading in for no good reason. Even the officer in charge was trying to urge restraint. The thing that turned ugly was two coppers beating up an old timer who was trying to walk past. It all went mental for a few minutes then. But still, no-one passed the perimeter. If the police had stepped back three paces they could have handled anyone trying to get on the pitch without leaning into the gathered mass. The only shame angle should be directed at the Teeside Police taking a strategy straight out of the Rome manual on how to handle football fans. Prior to this, City fans were beyond reproach, even too jovial for my liking, cheering when Boro scored.'

Finally, The Bangkok Post, who are regularly very well informed ahead of everybody else, reports this morning that City arrive in Thailand on Wednesday for the next phase of high farce.

So there is little more than 48 hours for City's seemingly rudderless leadership to begin to survey the wreckage and do something about it.

City will be without Joe Hart, Vedran Corluka, Micah Richards and Richard Dunne on the Asian tour for various reasons...

Kasper Schmeichel, Richard Martin, Shaleum Logan, Javier Behobide, Darius Vassell, Martin Petrov, Dietmar Hamann, Geovanni Gomez, Elano Blumer, Felipe Corozo, Nery Castillo, Kevin Etuhu, Valeri Bojinov, Sun Jihai, Sam Williamson, Kieran Trippier, Michael Ball, Andrew Tutte, Ryan McGivern, Benjamin Mee.

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 12 2008

Time: 7:55AM

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A report in one of the web pages reports that Fulham think they have it and will know next week from the premier. I was hoping it was going to be sooner than that.
Buzz Lightyear
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12/05/2008 08:07:00

So more torture then. Jesus H Corbett. I just cannot believe how we have nosedived to this situation inside a matter of months. We need a DIRECTION and fast.
Johnny Baguette
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12/05/2008 08:10:00

Tell you what, I bet Thailand Premier All Stars are crapping themselves...
Johnny Baguette
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12/05/2008 08:14:00

Take your own toilet paper. This is going to be another bumpy ride, but with the blues what else can you expect. Just buy a ticket and enjoy the ride.
Buzz Lightyear
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12/05/2008 08:32:00

That's the worst defeat I can recall. Derby away, Liverpool away were drubbings in the six area, but never the eights. I'm demoralised now but will be getting steamed up if Thaksin does not give us a decision either way sharpish. Failure to do so will perceive City to be suffering headless chicken syndrome. If Sven stays he could savage that squad and jettison loads of them.
Johnny Baguette
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12/05/2008 08:57:00

Cannot see Sven staying after that, if that was the best they could do for Sven. I expect a clearout. How many of this team would get into any of the top four teams, you can count them on one hand.
Buzz Lightyear
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12/05/2008 09:09:00

I'm concerned that many will manage to stick around with their wages if a new gaffer comes in, but to be honest, how many Prem managers would hold on to their jobs after an 8-1?
Johnny Baguette
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12/05/2008 09:16:00

Do you think he should go after that? We ghave not played well since that Blackburn game and to be honest the second half of the season has been relegation stuff. I would have got a wide right midfielder in the january sales and not a striker. It is the supply thats missing, not the strikers missing chances. 442 would have got us more goals and 451 is difficult to play if you midfielders are not scoring regularly.
Buzz Lightyear
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12/05/2008 09:20:00

You can't blame it on lacking a right midfielder. It is the WHOLE TEAM that has to take the blame for lacking any sort of fight. When a team goes down to ten men they usally roll their sleeves up and make a fight of it..Oh No not City they just roll over and die. There has been too many gutless performances this season and makes me wonder if Sven does any barking at them to gee them up. You can bet your bottom dollar that this saga will go on and on and wouldn't be surprised if we don't hear anything from the Club for at least two or three weeks. CITY JUST DON'T DO QUICK DECISION MAKING !!!
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12/05/2008 09:31:00

Spot on. Further unrest will only intensify this debacle. We look rudderless.
Johnny Baguette
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12/05/2008 09:32:00

I see Sven and the squad fly out to Thailand tomorrow where he will meet up with Toxin. I wonder if they will be discussing his compensation package, or maybe his transfer budget for next season ???
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12/05/2008 13:13:00

I think he'll be sacked over there. Now I see the hacks are whipping themselves up into a frenzy over our fans.
Johnny Baguette
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12/05/2008 15:58:00

Here's a link below to The Premier League Fair play table as it stood after 36 games, not yet updated. City were two points ahead of Fulham. Game 37: City no cautions at Liverpool, Fulham 2 bookings against Birmingham. Game 38: City 1 red and 1 booking at Boro, Fulham no cautions at Pompey. I make it almost neck and neck and it will no doubt come down to the other myriad of factors.,,12306,00.html
Johnny Baguette
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12/05/2008 16:34:00

They gave that performance for Sven
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