UK time is: 20:20:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Derby Fall Out Continues: Garrido On The Coin



While evidence emerges of the derby's Bellamy face-pushed pitch invader alledgedly carrying something on to the field, Javier Garrido has talked of the day's hostility...

Sir Alex Ferguson talked of this game being the greatest Manchester derby because his team won after extra time, but unfortunately focus has fallen upon none football related incidents in the fall out from a game's backdrop that looks to have set a precedent for the next time around.

united certainly treated this game with more respect than they have done in previous years despite Taggart saying that games with Liverpool are his side's real derbies. Whatever his belief, City's resurgence raised the stakes, without a doubt for Taggart's players, many of whom, outside of Patrice Evra were cynical in numerous pre match interviews.

City's Javier Garrido was struck by a coin. Here's his take on what went down in Stretford on Sunday:

'I've been in England for two seasons and this was the match with more fanaticism than any other. I know other derbies but this atmosphere was incredible with insults flying as soon as we arrived at the stadium.

'I was hit by a coin on the head when I was just walking calmly down the tunnel but I believe the target was Carlos Tevez, but I was standing next to him at the time.'

united have announced that the idiot who ran on to the pitch after extra time had finished will be banned from Old Trafford for life. To date, however, they have yet to trace the brave coin thrower.

'This was seen by Manchester United staff but nobody offered any kind of reason. Manchester City have not provoked any of this controversy and United have created a climate of hostility against us.'

Now before anybody shreiks about the situation threatening to become over sanitised, you can be absolutely assured that were Manchester united players on the receiving end of any of this, Alex Ferguson would be raging and the hacks who cower in his presence would be kicking up a storm rather than focusing on Craig Bellamy's reputation.

The scattergun approach Football Association themselves are slowly setting precedents for a long season and it emerged last night that even unused substitute Gary 'Chuckle' Neville's on pitch celebration after the golden goal went in is coming under FA scrutiny this morning. City will also make a formal complaint over Fourth Official Alan Wiley's open joking with Taggart who was pointing to his watch pitch side in the 97th minute.

The indications are already, judging by what we have seen across Premier League football so far this campaign that they are going to be busy this winter.

JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY:

Vital Manchester City was the fastest growing Independent City Website last season and has a membership now standing at 1700 strong. There's more to come - Be Here Now and join the debate in our Forums as resurgent City's season continues in the League Cup on Wednesday night!









Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 22 2009

Time: 8:00AM

Your Comments

With tv evidence the FA must take action
enzo city
I'd hope so! A stiff fine or behind closed doors?
merlin
Typically this has all gone rather quiet as it always does when United are in the wrong in any controversial incident.
Kevinho
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Citizens versus The Black Cats (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Ped Report Liverpool 3-2 City (Sunday April 13 2014)

The Reds versus The Citizens (Saturday April 12 2014)

Number 13 - Lucky For Some! (Thursday April 10 2014)

The Ped Report City 4-1 Southampton (Saturday April 5 2014)

Archived Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 279
2. Skoorb 118
3. PhillyBlueMoon 104
4. rojo2010 101
5. Buzz Lightyear 87
6. citizhun 84
7. Spooks 84
8. Bluedub 82
9. fifthcolumnblue 78
10. kennyclementstache 66

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 34 24 5 5 +51 77
2. Chelsea 34 23 6 5 +42 75
3. Man City 33 22 5 6 +54 71
4. Arsenal 34 20 7 7 +18 67
5. Everton 34 19 9 6 +21 66
6. Spurs 34 18 6 10 +0 60
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 +18 57

Breaking League News

Deeney In, Helenius Out?
Aston Villa : 17/04/2014 20:15:00
Lambetr Upbeat Ahead Of Saints Clash
Aston Villa : 17/04/2014 19:13:00
No Fresh Injury Problems Ahead Of Southampton
Aston Villa : 17/04/2014 19:04:00
Lord Mayor Charity Cup Match For Academy
Aston Villa : 17/04/2014 19:00:00
Italian Wanted?
West Ham : 17/04/2014 17:41:00
Three on Wanted List
Man Utd : 17/04/2014 17:36:00
Ruddy: We're Scrapping For Our Lives
Norwich : 17/04/2014 17:22:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Yaya Injured - Who Should Partner Fernandinho In Midfield?
Suggested By:  Gerry Gow
Javi Garcia 10%
Jimmy Milner 90%