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Lessons & Actions From Adebayorgate


Vital Manchester City regular contributor, Stephen Williams sent us the following:

I would suggest there are certain LESSONS to be learnt by the way Emmanuel Adebayor has been treated by the FA, the Premier League and the press. Equally I would humbly suggest that there are certain ACTIONS that us City fans should take, which will help rather than hinder our future success as a football club.

The Lessons

1) Just like Chelsea before us the teams that have the money become an instant target for attack caused primarily through jealousy and fear.

2) Teams that have the capability of breaking into the gravy train of the Champions League closed shop threaten the established order and the FA and Premier League are ruled by people who support the power block of the current Top 4.

3) Any excuse will be taken to take negative action against Manchester City F.C or any other team that is a genuine threat to changing the established order.

4) We must learn from Chelsea's experience, for before they were finally admitted into the Top 4, they went through much the same process and to a certain extent still are treated as interlopers to the Man Utd/Arsenal/Liverpool dominated power base.

5) What Chelsea did was to create a siege mentality and to try and use the inevitable negativity in a positive way. We should do the same and so what does this mean in terms of actions from the fans?

The Lessons

1) Accept the punishment meted out to Adebayor as a given, as it is not going to be turned around and the best course of action is to keep our powder dry and to let it all blow over. However, do totally SUPPORT Adebayor and make it clear that he is wanted and has a great future contribution to make at City.

2) As fans we should redouble our POSITIVE support for the club, as it is crucial that we do not succumb to a divide and rule approach. Part of this is playing our part in creating a climate of BELIEF, in showing and knowing that we are on our way to upsetting the Top 4 monopoly and to becoming a force in world football

3) Get behind both Mark Hughes and Gary Cook, as both are seeking the very best for Manchester City and are both highly professional and are winners. One is trying to create a winning mentality on the pitch and the other a WINNING MENTALITY in the infrastructure, off the pitch.

Both have a vision, which as true fans we should support, as any negativity from anywhere within the club is not helpful. They may not get everything right but they will get the majority right and they need support, not criticism from fans. They will get enough of this from all the forces that want us to fail, so they do not need any more from the forces that want Manchester City to succeed.

4) When we have set backs, as we inevitably will, we should make sure that this is the time that we maximise our POSITIVE ATTITUDE and our support
One of the great things about supporting Manchester City is the quality of the support which is secretly admired around football and which we need to continue, when things don't go as well as they might. We`ve done it in the past and now we are in a great position compared to away trips to York City and Oxford United.

5) Take heart from the fact that we are the richest club in the world, we have a great squad, a great manager, a great Chief Executive, a great Chairman and a great owner.

All of these things add up to great success for MANCHESTER CITY as a club and as as fans we just need to be a little bit patient and keep our cool when the inevitable provocation and jealousy arises.

6) Tell the World how great it is to be a Manchester City fan.

here are a lot of people not wanting us to succeed as the Adebayor affair has shown but just like Chelsea before, we will upset the current power base that rules English football and I for one can't wait for that day to happen. Come on City!

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Writer: Stephen Williams  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 15 2009

Time: 9:04PM

Your Comments

That's the spirit! No surrender.
Johnny Baguette
We shall fight on the beaches.... we shall never surrender!
MCFC_Goatboy
I can shorten that for you 1) If you stamp one someone's face you'll get a three match ban.
Little Dutch
Not having a problem with that little dutch, and don't think anyone will defend Adebayor on that . Just hope your lot don't have a problem with lifetime bans from football for racist chanting, throwing objects onto the pitch and generally behaving like animals when they got back what they'd been giving.
fifthcolumnblue
And you'll get the same 3 match ban if you cripple a player like when Keane did Alfie Haaland.
Johnny Baguette
If you have evidence of racist chanting, I suggest you forward it to the police so that it can be dealt with appropriately. But I think we already establised on another thread on Vital Arsenal your lies around this subject. (Strange you haven't been back to visit it since we proved you were lying). Those that threw objects onto the pitch should be banned too, no problem with that whatsoever.
Little Dutch
Um.. and i can point out that Chelsea were in the top 4 for a good few years before Abramovich. Think you're getting ahead of yourselves here Mancs. People hate succesful teams (and Tottenham) but you'll soon be up there after winning **** all.
shewore
Yes littledutch, I have not been back to your pathetic excuse for a site, as there is only so much bilge one person can put up with from a bunch of pathetic and deluded mongs like yourselves. I did not attempt to justify Adebayors actions, I merely tried to point out how sickening I found the Arsenal fan's reactions. Yet I got called a liar, mentally ill, blah blah blah. There is no reasoning with idiots who will use the mob mentality to silence anyone they don't agree with, so why should I subject myself to any more of your malicious taunting? Perhaps you'd like me to submit my real name and address so some of your boot boys can come and kick my head in, as that seems to be your preferred method of debate.
fifthcolumnblue
Nice try fifthcolumnblue, we actually exposed one of your porous lies. You said you knew of some Arsenal fans that smashed up some Turkish Cypriot restaurants because Nayim scored the winner against us in the 95 CWC Final. You said those were racist attacks due to Nayim's Cypriot origins. What you didn't realise before you proceeded with this lie, was that Nayim is Spanish of Moroccan origin. As soon as we established that fact and called you out for inventing false stories like the whiny, stmpy little girl your behaviour seems to suggest you are, you didn't come back. Funny that. http://www.arsenal.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=516007#yoursay Considering Arsenal finished below Man City in the Premiership arrests league last season, I won't need to react to your other hysterical whinge.
Little Dutch
Little Dutch - It looks like the police must be run in the same way as the FA then when it comes to protecting the interest of the so-called top 4 and in some cases their sad excuse for fans!
Kevinho
Kevinho - oh pa'lease...think you'll find (not sure) that Utd are right up there for arrests last year, may even be number one. I can't be bothered to research it, when you lot can stop dealing in opinions and conjecture and start dealing in facts then lemme know.
shewore
Shewore is correct, United were second behind Newcastle (Sunderland in third). United were threatened with part gorund closure too for persistent standing at away games- sanction not threatened against any other club- inside or outside the Big 4.
Little Dutch
little dutch, I got the facts wrong because I am not an arse fan and do not particularly recall the match (forgive me for not getting the starting line ups, goal scorers etc.), but I do recall the aftermath and you have not denied that this crap actually took place, only attacked me for trying to suggest it did. So, Nayim was not Turkish? Big ******** deal. If that's the case, then shock horror, the retards that perpetrated the damage on their own were actually doing it because THE MATCH WAS IN TURKEY! How pathetic is that? But nice to see it's a longstanding tradition of arse fans to lash out in blind hatred.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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