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City Fans At Boro May Cost Club UEFA Place (Video)

City Fans At Boro May Cost Club UEFA Place (Video)

High spirits or were Manchester City fans venting their anger at the club? Watch the videos and decide whether supporters may have cost the club a place in next seasons UEFA Cup.

Prior to Sundays 8-1 thrashing at the Riverside Manchester City players knew they had to put in a half decent performance, avoid unnecessary bookings and the club would be awarded a place in Europe through the Fair Play system.

Instead, what happened - oh yes, capitulation and chaos!

No decision has yet been made as to whether Fulham will take our place. If they do then can I say, thank you MC for allowing the majority of us fans to dream the dream.

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On the same subject.

Some are now saying Sven threw the game. Surely not!!

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Writer:Tudor
Date:Monday May 12 2008
Time: 8:39PM

Comments

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honestly? could sven have enough influence on a side to turn a decent set of profesioanls into a group of ammaters worsre than most of league 1 (and 2)? if so, he is a better manager than even i thought!
pompeycarpet
12/05/2008 21:09:00
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You said it pompeycarpet. Oh, and good luck for Saturday. I'm sure 'arry and the team will turn Cardiff City over.
Tudor
12/05/2008 21:57:00
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using battons to hit an old man who wasn't involved, minding his own business isn't right is it? Lets get it right, They are just low-life scum that pretend to be a (City) football fan, we City people are not represented as that! So it's nothing to do with City... They are just mindless yobs, making an excuse to cause trouble. That shouldn't spoil europe, it won't stop violence - some yobs from another team will do the same. Fulhams fans could! Every club has yobs and idiots, you cant claim some are worse then others when a thug is a thug, and that is how they have come to claim being a thug in the first place, on the behalf of all the decent city fans not the 0.1% of idiotic ones I fully apoligise.
mcfcthriller
12/05/2008 22:08:00
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You guys belong in Europe if they cant see that theyre idiots. if Fulham are in Europe whats the point??? might aswell give it to derby instead...well on second thoughts...
HuddersfieldYiddo
13/05/2008 02:11:00
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Completely agree with the above from HuddersfieldYiddo.
gunnerkid107
13/05/2008 04:55:00
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I understand that crowd behaviour does not form part of the calculations. I wasn't at Boro but I know Blues who were and I can only repeat the info I received yesterday: '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.'
Johnny Baguette
13/05/2008 07:32:00
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I hd the misfortune to be at Boro JB. I can confirm that the trouble was down to ridiculous police tactics. It may be hard for some that weren't ther to believe on the back of an 8-1 defeat but this was, in the main, a pretty well behaved City contingent. In essence the fans had given up and just wanted to party/take the *****. I didn't see exactly what happened at the front to spark the trouble but the police reaction of indiscriminate use of batons on anyone's head was out of order. This was a police force that had geared up for trouble. Had more TAU units from 20 miles out of Boro then I have ever seen to meet coaches search and arrest. After each goal they ran from the corners across the front of the visiting support, batons drawn and facing the crowd up. I certainly don't condone violence but the reaction of those blues caught up in the police assault was understandable. Unsurprisingly once a senior office took control and got his officers to stand back behind the ad boards and not ***** people around the heads it all died down and Boro were able to get on with their lap of honour. To add insult though we were kept in the car parks by very same police force and couldn't leave the area until all the Boro fans had left and the area cleared.
ronin
13/05/2008 10:44:00
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That ties in with everything I have been hearing from Blues who stayed until the end (The Voice of all City fans Dave Wallace excluded). I suggest the Teeside police going to the media so readily is an arse cover. The hacks are steadily working up a head of steam over the issue which can only be detremental to City's Fair Play hopes solely because the FA are the one's who will decide who goes into Europe. They won't want to be seen to be sending hooligans overseas. I now understand the UEFA cut off date for Fair Play has passed but the English FA preferred to carry on counting until the end of the season. Other associations will name their clubs today.
Johnny Baguette
13/05/2008 11:04:00
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ps You don't read headlines of old timer battoned by police, but police hospitalised by fans. As ever, you couldn't make it up.
Johnny Baguette
13/05/2008 11:06:00
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Please my friends dont remember the result of that game, But only write a disaster game & all will understand what you talk about, So I'm think to change my Nick Name to ( City 00 ) >> :(
city 81
13/05/2008 12:13:00
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