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Sparky & Big Samuel Post Match Reaction



Rovers Boss Big Sam pointed to City's spending as the reason City won 2-0 at Ewood today. In contrast, Sparky hinted at a new found City siege mentality...

Allardyce:

'I think it was very harsh. Our failing today was in the poor quality of our finishing. Shay Given's pulled off some very good saves, which you'd expect him to do, but perhaps not quite so many in the first 45 minutes.

'It's our misfortune that when the chances dropped down, we didn't quite finish them off. We did everything but score, and at the end of the day, you pay millions and millions for that quality of finishing.

'The ones who can turn a half-chance into a goal get you more wins, and we couldn't convert really good chances into goals today, never mind half-chances. I'd say Adebayor's was only half a chance and it was a great finish. I can't think of any other chances Man City really had after that.

'There were a couple of good saves by Paul Robinson from Robinho but after all that, we still lost 2-0.'

Hughes:

'Many people might have been looking to see if we were going to fall flat on our face today and I thought we gave a great response. You saw great character from City today. If we continue to play with the character we showed today then we will keep progressing.

'We stood up to the challenge and we showed the qualities we will need.'

- Quite how Sparky can sleep tonight is beyond me. Mini Taggart's Everton were humiliated today and it was all his fault. And that Joleon Lescott's. Priceless.

And in a hilarious riposte to the smacked arse faced Everton manager's midweek City focus, the Blues boss said:

"The headlines were quite predictable. I am not surprised David feels a bit aggrieved with the situation, you always are when a big club comes along trying to acquire one of your better players.

"You never want them to leave but we feel we are doing things the right way and through the proper channels."



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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 15 2009

Time: 7:59PM

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I cannot believe that Fat Sam said that, he of all people know that when you come up against a class side that any chances that come along then you have to take them, you wont get too many. Toure and Dunney made sure of that. What we did was create openings and then finished the job.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/08/2009 20:09:00

We did a professional job, nothing more, nothing less.
BlueWolfie
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15/08/2009 20:20:00

Wolfie - Doing just a professional job in these sort of games is sometimes all that is required. Get in front and the pressure is all on the opposition and we have pace and quality on the counter attack to finish the job. A great nickname 'Mini-Tagggart' for Moyes as I've seen Darren Ferguson interviewed before and he is fair and honest so you wouldn't have thought that him and SAF were related. Moyes himself is as bitter and arrogant as the man in question and looks as if he should be related to him!
Kevinho
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15/08/2009 21:11:00

We need to be consistent this season and we need to be ruthless with team that last year stood more than a chance of beating us.
Buzz Lightyear
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15/08/2009 21:52:00

Oh I agree Kev, sometimes it is necessary.
BlueWolfie
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15/08/2009 22:33:00

Good result for us AWAY from home - thought Barry was outstanding but the back four still look a little 'shakey' at times.
Thaibluefan
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16/08/2009 00:01:00

A bit of money and you're a bigger club than Everton?Your history doesn't really match up to Everton's does it?Can't believe the ***** Moyes is getting on here for having the nerve to try keep one of his better players,not bend over and let you do what you like!!You guys are getting a little crass,and you haven't even won anything yet!
CoxintheBox
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16/08/2009 04:57:00

What Hughes is saying is true, so whats your point CoxintheBox?City have no history to they are no entitled to win anything? It is the loyality of the fans that make this club special and thats all you need.
Buzz Lightyear
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16/08/2009 06:26:00

Coxinthebox, City have had years of players being taken away from us by bigger clubs with more financial muscle, so we know how it feels. However, we are not impressed with Moyes calling us disgusting. He is living in the past if he thinks a cosy little chat between managers is all it takes to sort out transfer deals these days. Football has gone corporate and it is the Chairmen and chief executives that do the deal making; managers merely identify their targets and let the money men get on with it. To hear Moyes bleating on about how we went over his head was so pathetic it was risible. And to blame City for going about the deal in the "wrong" way is to discount the role our esteemed gutter press play in hyping these things up. Of course, Moyes will now blame your abject surrender to Arsenal on Manchester City as that seems to be about his level. Bottom of the table after one game. You won't stay there but the wheels have come off your attempts to crack the top 4 already this season, and once you are knackered by the Europa games, I predict a mid table finish for the Toffees. Should have taken our money and run (a month ago, when we made our first bid). Don't blame City for your season going pear-shaped, blame Moyes.
fifthcolumnblue
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16/08/2009 10:14:00

now that was funny when Sparky went asre over tit on the touchline!
merlin
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16/08/2009 19:46:00

I reckon Big Sam had some sort of electric shock button in his hand....
Johnny Baguette
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16/08/2009 19:48:00

The ginger child has had weeks to sort this. The fact that no one wants to go to Everton is a reflection on Moyes, no one else. Oh, can you ask him to stop commenting on us every 5 minutes, he has become boring.
EddieBell
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