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Vital Manchester City member butty1 sent us the following article.

It's not easy being a city fan. This is an age old line we have branded about and had said to us till it has nearly lost it's meaning.

Yes sometimes it is hard, I've grown up surrounded by United fans and have had to endure a fair bit of 'banter' whilst their team (and it pains me to say this) have basically been brilliant throughout my life time, and we have been stuck on a roller coaster.

We used to be a lot of people's 'second clubs' (before we became the richest club in the world, obviously) we were

itied by many as fans who saw our loyal support given very little, and sometimes almost no return from the players on the pitch.

But our club is changing. And in some ways we must change with it as well. We don't always make it easy on ourselves with the way we view things. I am basically talking about how we view Manchester United.

On Saturday (25/04/09) I was astonished to find that my friends proclaimed they would rather see Liverpool win the league and City not get into Europe than United win the league and City do get into Europe. That mentality frankly is embarrassing. Now a lot of City fans will say they are not like this, but I do know that a lot of them are.

It's quite easy to hate United, as I am writing this now referee Howard 'the coward' Webb has just done his bit to get a nomination for the worst refereeing decision ever by giving a penalty to United when it clearly, clearly wasn't. Subsequently, and dare I say it inevitably United have gone on to thrash Tottenham with the penalty decision basically turning the game.

I don't mind people disliking United for that reason, because at times they are stuffy. But a line must be drawn when some City fans would rather see United do badly then City do well. It made me almost forget about City's fantastic result earlier. What a flop Robinho is eh? The positives are there for all to see, Elano probably in the best form of his City career, De Jong and Kompany doing all the dirty work with aplomb, Steven Ireland and Shay Given being amazing again. United may well win the league, if City get into Europe, which is still very possible, I won't really care.

Thanks go out to butty1.

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Writer: butty1 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 26 2009

Time: 12:52PM

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good read...but one thing i will say..butty1 why aint i seen you on the forums mate?
bluemooner_mcfc
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26/04/2009 16:12:00

good read...but one thing i will say..butty1 why aint i seen you on the forums mate?
bluemooner_mcfc
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26/04/2009 16:12:00

Well written butty1 like BM says I would love to see more of your views on the forums ....unlike BM I have seen you lurking from time to time but look forward to more front page articles and postings on the forums.
Doody
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27/04/2009 09:35:00

Well written butty1 like BM says I would love to see more of your views on the forums ....unlike BM I have seen you lurking from time to time but look forward to more front page articles and postings on the forums.
Doody
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27/04/2009 09:35:00

Good point, I had the same argument at the weekend. It's depressing that it should even be worth discussing, but there do seem to be so-called supporters that check the rags result before their own! I supppose it's like family in so much as you can't choose your fellow supporters. It's hard to swallow but it does boil down to jealousy, and I have to hold my hands up and say my 2nd favourite team changes depending on who the rags are playing!
BitterBlue
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27/04/2009 10:32:00

Good point, I had the same argument at the weekend. It's depressing that it should even be worth discussing, but there do seem to be so-called supporters that check the rags result before their own! I supppose it's like family in so much as you can't choose your fellow supporters. It's hard to swallow but it does boil down to jealousy, and I have to hold my hands up and say my 2nd favourite team changes depending on who the rags are playing!
BitterBlue
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27/04/2009 10:32:00

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I probably will be more active on the forums from now on!
butty1
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27/04/2009 14:05:00

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I probably will be more active on the forums from now on!
butty1
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27/04/2009 14:05:00

 

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