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Taggart Gives City Players Team Talk Early

A legion of rags will always talk of Sir Alex Ferguson's inspirational words. Well, his latest attempt at mind games bizarrely fed via US radio could backfire on him...

The 67 year old perennially open mouthed chewing gummer has been getting steadily worked up about City's resurgence like a drunken Harold Ramp unable to swat a fly while an MUFC sofa burns next to him on a wasteland. Sadly shouting out only to be laughed at.

He should have packed this all in years ago as he repeatedly sets himself up for a fall.

And the rant to USA based satellite radio station Sirius XM Radio goes:

'The rivalry has gone up a notch in the last few months, with them signing all those players and then coming up with that advert and all their posters. They've been a bit, how can I put it, cocky - yes, a bit cocky.'

Ok, any Blue in town will be the first to admit that the club have been taking the piss with the 'Welcome to Manchester' posters but they've clearly hit a nerve.

Yet in an astonishingly ill informed outburst the rags boss gets his sums wrong over Mark Hughes' revamped five man, currently almost all injured strike force:

'I think they've got seven centre-forwards now, which is crazy, just amazing, but when you have spent that amount of money, and the wages they are paying, you have to win the league with that kind of investment and that's where the difficulty will come for them' he droaned.

'It's going to be very difficult for them to win the league when you see the likes of ourselves, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal because they've got to beat the four of us at some point this season to get the league. It's very difficult to get into the top four and it's even more difficult to get into the top one, and that's what this league is all about - being No1.'

Get away. Obviously Taggart sees City as a clear and present danger and he's after getting his excuses in already. Repeated assertions that his side will be facing seven to ten strikers and that City, who actually signed eight players and offloaded eighteen this summer are overwhelmingly staffed belie a suggestion of concern.

'Their result on Saturday was the one that surprised people because scoring four goals against Arsenal was an emphatic result. So they have had a good start and, when you get a good start, it can galvanise you and give you confidence, and of course they've got all those players now.'

Earlier the united boss had stated that City had had a 'softish' start to the season. It's obvious that his frustration and inability to believe that he can no longer compete with City in the transfer market are combining to rattle him.

Yet another senior football figure has come out and had a go at The Blues. The signs so far are that City's 'mercenaries' and their battling work rates take great pleasure in proving people wrong.


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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 18 2009

Time: 8:01AM

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Since when has fergie let the truth get in the way of a good rant?
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18/09/2009 08:08:00

Alright lads? The master has spoken. When Fergie THE GOD decides its time to pass on his staff of glory, he shoudl be made President of Britain. Leadership, dignity. Shabba.
Nobby Allcock
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18/09/2009 08:44:00

hes another one running scared, you can almost hear the hatred in there voices when your reading the articles lols if there not scared of us then why talk about us lols, we should just ignore everything utd say that will ***** em off even more, ignore everything dont reply or start any thread lets just act like they dont exist because they wont exist soon
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18/09/2009 12:37:00

man utd, who are they? is that an insignificant team a team in STRETFORD and why do they use the word MANCHESTER? as Stretford is NOT in Manchester.... and Mr ferguson must be a sad old man who is suffering from something, as he seems to be deluded....
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18/09/2009 14:39:00

yea but all this doesnt sway from the fact hat Man City are still crap though...the way Citeh fans get excited thinking theyre Top4 just because theyre up there after FOUR games shows this...BIG clubs dont run their mouths about how good they are until 10 - 15 games have been played...only small clubs like Citeh get excited thinking the league is over after 10 games...Thats why us BIG4 clubs look down at your irrelevant little selves...
I Bling Red
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18/09/2009 17:35:00

Tevez = sub man, Adebayour - turns up when when wants to..will run out of gas after half the season , Santa Cruz = err what has he done since his 1st season?..1 season wonder, Toure = Arsenal have had a crap defence 4 a good while... wwhy would you buy that average joe?, Lescott = 1 season nothing else , Barry = A Poor Mans Steven Gerrard...
I Bling Red
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18/09/2009 17:38:00

I Bling Red representing Liverpool now and promoting Big Four togetherness. Togetherness in debt? We only need Chelsea and we've got the full smug boring monopoly on here.
Johnny Baguette
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18/09/2009 18:49:00

barry a poor mans gerrard?is that why liverpool wanted him last year then?or is the fact that hes a full inernational player have anything to do with it. also rag fans must have forgotten their little diddy 'FERGIE SIGN HIM UP,FERGIE FERGIE SIGN HIM UP' if we are irrelevant why are you on our page?and by the way you're attutide is why every non utd fan hates your broke sheep supporting club. UTD GOING DOWN WITH NO MONEY IN THE BANK!!
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18/09/2009 19:13:00

Alright lads? Bling Red. No way are we in bed with the bin dippers. Your lot are not worthy to talk of being us BIG4 clubs. You must have never been to the THEATRE OF DREAMS even though you are dreaming of standing with us.
Nobby Allcock
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18/09/2009 19:51:00

nobby,why would i want to go to the thearte of dreams when i can look out one window and see sheep grazing and look out the other and see horse ***** piled up on another field? same thing isnt it?
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18/09/2009 20:47:00

Hey Nobby, I've been to the theatre of screams. Never had such a good night's sleep in my life. (although the japanese tourists and their flashbulbs were a bit annoying at times)
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18/09/2009 23:10:00

fifthcolumnblue - Its a shame you don't even have fans to begin with
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19/09/2009 02:15:00

Alright lads? Nice one forever! GLOBAL SUPERPOWER!
Nobby Allcock
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19/09/2009 09:24:00

@mcfcirish - This is my point about people not knowing what they are talking about. Benitez wanted Barry because of the stupid new English quota law. We needed more English players and Barry at the time fit the bill to replace Alonso who at the time had been crap for the past 2 seasons.This forced Alonso knowing he was getting the boot to get his finger out and be the player that he could really be. He only played as well as he did last season because of the Barry interest..had it not been for that he probably would have been crap for a 3rd season running, so it worked out well for us.Barry anywhere near as good as Stevie G ??? Im not even gonna waste my time debating on such a stupid question.. Whether Barrys` an International or not big deal..what has Barry ever won or done against International quality opposition??..nothing !!..he`s never even played in the Champions know!!..that big competition where Europes elite play..oh yea sorry i forgot..i`m talking to little Citeh ..the club that has never heard of elite europen wednesday night mistake..!!! ...
I Bling Red
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19/09/2009 22:37:00

Nobby Allcock your name says it all... after a decade of winning trophies your club is STILL in our shadow..You seem to have forgotten the analisation job we did on your Salford club down at Old Toilet last we say ..."you know you`re crap when Dossena scores against you"..
I Bling Red
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19/09/2009 22:39:00

For the last time I Bling red, what makes you think the swamp is in Salford? It is in Stretford, please get it right.
buzz lightyear
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20/09/2009 08:23:00


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