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Any City Fans Still Feeling As Sick As A Parrot?

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Manchester City fans had to endure watching our team lose another away game yesterday, but why? We huffed and puffed but we still came away with nothing.

In front of the Sky TV cameras, Hughes came out of the dressing room and spouted out excuse after excuse. Nothing new there I hear you say, he's had plenty of practice this season, nevertheless something has to give.

Many Blues, including yours truly are beginning to feel fed. The season started off with so much hope and promise but now I feel as sick as parrot.

In all honesty, and by my very nature, my skin is as thick as boot leather. Others might call it being thick skinned, but even my patience is beginning to run thin.

I refuse to get on any bandwagon and join the minority who want Hughes out however, Garry Cook and the Abu Dhabi consortium will not, and do not suffer fools gladly. The players have to perform under the guidance of the coach and the coach answers to the board. But what about the long suffering City fans?

The old adage and phrase - 'sticks and stones will break my bones but words will not hurt me' rings true. Since when did a word ever hurt anyone; however, there are one or two supporters out there who are secretly gathering ammunition.

Many fans to go games for escapism, and into today's financial climate the last thing we want to see is over-paid and over-priced players performing like ballerinas.

The majority of them receive weekly salaries more than most of us so called 'Jo-Bloggs' earn in a year. We insist, no, we demand better, otherwise the ammunition I mentioned earlier might just turn into sticks and stones.

Is this a team destined for a relegation battle? Who knows, perhaps I should ask my feathered friend perched in its cage next to my TV. His name is Percy Parrot and yesterday I heard him chirp, 'you don't know what ya doing.' I wonder who Percy was referring to?



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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 1 2009

Time: 6:08PM

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Don't know whether to put this down top a bad day at the office or not. Being a cynic and being aware of the "Typical City" tag, I'd say this performance was very much typical City! We were doomed from the moment Stoke signed James Beattie, he was always destined to score aggainst us on his Stoke debut. I for one will still give Hughes a few more matches before I get too concerned, as a number of players need to bed in, and the transfer window is probably causing a lot of the players to wonder how secure their places are. Hopefully things will settle down in the next few weeks and everyone can just concentrate on playing football.
fifthcolumnblue
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01/02/2009 18:14:00

Yeah I for one can't wait for the transfer window to close. It started out being exciting but now just makes me jumpy.
kennyclementstache
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01/02/2009 18:35:00

Took 24 hours to weigh it up and I reckon the tactics were hopelessly wrong against a pub side in terms of talent, but world beaters in terms of togetherness and fight. Firstly, the City didn't look anywhere near pumped up enough or directed to play to strengths. We have the talent on board to tear sides apart. But we still fail to shoot enough.The pass and move wasn't sharp enough or incisive enough and we made no effort to get behind lumbering defenders, preferring to pass it slowly around the houses, showing far to much respect as we've seen repeatedly against the league's technically lower lights all season. With every poor result on the road that passes, the pressure will mount. We have yet to play the rags, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal away and right now haven't a cat in hells chance against any of them on their turf. We're stil only 5 points off relegation but should stay up as there are worse sides than us. A cruel assessment, but MH has spent a lot of money this season and we are a lower half table side on merit. We are going to be going into the second half of the UEFA campaign in that uncomfortable league position but at least now we have greater squad numbers and should have better options. In the old light of day, considering all the rest the side have had this month MH will know that he has to deliver consistent winning results rapidly because failure to do so is certain to result in and end of season sacking. Sorry to sound so doom ladened, but that's the way it will be unless he can kick this lot up the arse and start performing consistently.
Johnny Baguette
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01/02/2009 18:42:00

For the sake of preserving my own sanity, i'm going to put this down to a bad day at the office as i'm struggling for a decent explanation. I also don't subscribe to this "10 men hard to break down" malarkey that MH was trumpeting about (ffs!).
RobsonGreensleeves
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01/02/2009 18:53:00

Tudor, when you see where we stand in the table & When you see the GD, You will know this team is "Perplexing".
city 81
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01/02/2009 19:14:00

everything MH has done will all come out in the wash at the end of the season.......
lincolnblue
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02/02/2009 08:26:00

I have been vocal about giving MH until the end of the season and I still stand by that but time is running out not just for him but some players who are not pulling their weight.
Doody
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02/02/2009 08:31:00

Trouble is that we look a very good team on paper. At Stoke we looked sluggish, devoid of spark, speed of thought and movement. Stoke played to their strengths and we didn't and that is why they won-even with 10 men. Especially with 10 men. At least our Number 11 looked lively when he came on but 10, 8, 2, 34 and even 7 looked off the pace. To end on a plus note I liked the dark socks, took me right back to the 70's they did.
kennyclementstache
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02/02/2009 10:25:00

 

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