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Manchester City Ruins Football


Vital Manchester City member, italia7482 sent us the following.

My beloved Manchester City, a team I have supported for 33 long years of my life is under attack!! not from the jokes about us being a comedy club or how we are a farce of football, but because we dared to be bought by someone with money, vision and intelligence, a cool head in the sometimes ridiculous world of football. Someone who kept their nerve and DIDN'T sack the manager after a few bad results, (take note Chelsea).

A man who took the club OUT of debt, not enslave us with hundreds of millions of pounds of it! (take note Manchester United).

Someone who doesn't meddle publicly with the club and try and make the manager look a fool in a petty politics game (take note Liverpool).

A club that doesn't bleat about how hard it is done by and the rough that is throw at it despite the vitriol aimed against it (take note Arsenal).

A club that isn't prepared to sit on its laurels and surrender the prize it aims for during the season, that has ambition (take note Aston Villa & Tottenham).

A club that plays attractive and breath taking football at times (take note Stoke, Bolton and Blackburn).

These days football is money, its a sad statement to make, but I'm sure Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal fans will agree, the fury vented at my club for nothing more than daring to be better than openly wanting to buy players that improve the team (a ridiculous idea in modern football I know!?!).

The more they all shout and scream about the harm we are doing the more convinced I am that what we are doing is right, after all if they didn't see us as a genuine threat, why talk about us at all?

Football is confined now to the sweating, debt ridden Champions League beholden, so called elite clubs, clubs that know should they lose their Champions League status it will mean very lean times indeed.

The money grabbing, nepotism and inbreeding that is rife throughout UEFA and to a lesser degree FIFA, and that has almost completely eaten the credibility of the FA in this very own country, an association that is SUPPOSED to support English clubs, not attack them.

Then there is us, a club that is at least trying to do things the right way (no agents, no unsettling players in the media, no public statements about the players we are after although they are still with their clubs) and we are vilified, lambasted and lampooned. It is enough to make you sick, but it doesn't because this is OUR club, we are still its heartbeat, its lifeblood and we will be for evermore.

If football is take the money, act with indifference to your peers, keep the little guy in his place at all costs, to hurl abuse at its dignity, its calm and the fact that it thinks in level headed terms, to maintain the status quo for the sake of the profits, then I fore one am glad that we are ruining football.

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Writer:italia7482
Date:Wednesday June 3 2009
Time: 11:34AM

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Excellent article, and it needed saying! Everything we are doing flies in the face of the hysteria, but I'm starting to sense a begrudging acceptance of this in the media. The Barry transfer a case in point, where even the most jealous detractors seem resigned to the fact this was an excellent piece of business.
BitterBlue
03/06/2009 11:52:00
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"A club that doesn't bleat about how hard it is done by and the rough that is throw at it despite the vitriol aimed against it" - Isn't that exactly what you're doing now?
Rocky7
03/06/2009 12:08:00
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What a great article italia7482, an excellent read. It brought a smile to my face and a tear in my eye.
Thaibluefan
03/06/2009 12:47:00
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I love this article. It brings out all the double standards which the Top 4 sycophants use... City aren't building the best side in the Premiership to win approval from them. We aim to take the title. Maybe sooner than many expect.
Sindbad
03/06/2009 13:02:00
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I hope you don't mind me sticking my oar in, but it's quite simple to me - I have no real beef with Man City, infact I've always had a bit of a soft spot for your club. I don't, however, like seeing a club gaining a massive advantage with money aquired away from football. BitterBlue, the Barry deal was "an excellent piece of business" for City, but lets be honest - no other team in the world would have given him the same contract, would they?
LizardSpur
03/06/2009 13:23:00
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*standing ovation* great article italia7482!!! more from you in the future!
severedgein
03/06/2009 14:58:00
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'the Barry deal was "an excellent piece of business" for City, but lets be honest - no other team in the world would have given him the same contract, would they? LizardSpur' oh you mean paying cash for him instead of an installment agreement that leaves the club in debt over the next 2 years and allows the income from the clubs ticket/shirt sales to pay his salary? I assure you Barry is not earning the 110-130k/wk touted by the media.
severedgein
03/06/2009 15:01:00
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Barry pushing for a move away from Villa because he wants to play Champions League Football but then going to Man City shows how mercinary footballers have become. To move only for money when earning more in one week than the average man earns in a year is a sad state of affairs.
paul_ownz
03/06/2009 15:45:00
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A brilliant article which has expressed the feeling I think of most of the City fans. paul_ownz, you not telling me that if someone offered you £80k a week you would turn it down, of course not, we can only dream of such wages, but thats the stae of football today.
Buzz Lightyear
03/06/2009 16:57:00
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What i am saying is if Liverpool/Arsenal came in for me offering 50k a week to play in the CL & a chance of winning the league or go to Manchester City and earn 80k a week then i would personally would choose the chance to play agains at the top. This is not a dig at Man City in anyway, but at players who are greedy. 50K a week would be enough to buy a holiday home, 2 new ferraries etc etc.
paul_ownz
03/06/2009 17:50:00
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