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Daily Mirror Issues 'Apology' To City Fan


Vital Manchester City regular, mcfcirish sent us the following article.

Well as everyone knows by now certain elements of the British media and several tabloid hacks has never given Manchester City an easy ride, especially when we were down in the depths of League One and we were being ridiculed on a daily basis as 'poor old City'.

Nowadays things are certainly different but are the press happy for us? Fat chance ever since the surprise takeover by the ADUG group in late August 2008.

City has become the world's richest club and by all accounts that has given the press the green light to unleash all the anti-City venom they can muster. One such character is an Mr Derek McGovern, who is a columnist for the Daily Mirror.

Mr McGovern is not light on hiding his anti-City views and describes the Eastland's Club UEFA Cup hopes as 'hopeless'. The chap even describes our striker-force as 'over-rated'

When I wrote to the Mirror asking for a reason as to why this certain individual is allowed free reign to publish whatever he wants, this is the response I received from the papers sports editor.

'Derek McGovern is an opinionated, sarcastic Scouser with very few friends who loves Liverpool and loathes every other team and City in equal measure.'

'His column allows him a platform to offer his views to a wider audience often with wit, and sometimes with what passes as wit. If you are so sensitive to a gentle bit of chiding from him about City then be grateful (as I'm sure you are) that you aren't a Manchester United fan.'


Regards
Sports News Editor
Daily Mirror

I will leave you all to make up your own minds, however I would encourage all of you to report any anti-City tripe to the newspapers responsible for printing it.

Do you have an opinion on this or any other article? If you do, then please feel free to reply in the comments section directly below this article, or by posting on our forums.



The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 16 2009

Time: 10:48AM

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I'm always having a go at the 'Mail'. Today for instance they two howlers. 1. City are trying to sign John Terry. Everyone knows Terry will never leave Chelsea so why do they bother printing this tosh. 2. That Fulham could creep into the Europa cup next year via the 'fair play league'. Had to poit out to this knowledgeable snoozepaper that this means of entry to Europe is no longer an option. Idiots printing tripe for idiots who buty this toilet paper.
jackblue
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16/03/2009 12:04:00

I'm always having a go at the 'Mail'. Today for instance they two howlers. 1. City are trying to sign John Terry. Everyone knows Terry will never leave Chelsea so why do they bother printing this tosh. 2. That Fulham could creep into the Europa cup next year via the 'fair play league'. Had to poit out to this knowledgeable snoozepaper that this means of entry to Europe is no longer an option. Idiots printing tripe for idiots who buty this toilet paper.
jackblue
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16/03/2009 12:04:00

I thought media reporting was supposed to be unbiased. Maybe things have changed since i left the UK.
Thaibluefan
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16/03/2009 12:17:00

I thought media reporting was supposed to be unbiased. Maybe things have changed since i left the UK.
Thaibluefan
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16/03/2009 12:17:00

what's up with Derek? He makes me laugh!
merlin
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16/03/2009 12:20:00

what's up with Derek? He makes me laugh!
merlin
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16/03/2009 12:20:00

hes an ********* and ive not got my reply back yet after telling the mirror exactly what i thought of that clown and there newspaper. i wont hold my breath.
bluemooner_mcfc
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16/03/2009 13:14:00

hes an ********* and ive not got my reply back yet after telling the mirror exactly what i thought of that clown and there newspaper. i wont hold my breath.
bluemooner_mcfc
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16/03/2009 13:14:00

weird sense of humour merlin.......
Doody
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16/03/2009 18:31:00

weird sense of humour merlin.......
Doody
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16/03/2009 18:31:00

Often with wit and sometimes with what passes for wit... That'l be a silent SH then.
fifthcolumnblue
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16/03/2009 20:11:00

Often with wit and sometimes with what passes for wit... That'l be a silent SH then.
fifthcolumnblue
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16/03/2009 20:11:00

After reading that again mate it's not an apology. The Sports Editor is calling you a woman.
MCFC_Goatboy
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18/03/2009 04:29:00

After reading that again mate it's not an apology. The Sports Editor is calling you a woman.
MCFC_Goatboy
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18/03/2009 04:29:00

 

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