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Plastic City Fans Can Go & Do One

Vital Manchester City member, mcfcirish sent us the following.

It seems to me as though there are some City fans who want to 'stop the ride and get off.'

The recent sacking of Mark Hughes made many people, myself included, a bit uneasy. However, upon taking a day or two to think things over I came to the conclusion that, while it is not pleasant to have to put up with such things, we City fans will have to get used to this decision, and perhaps even more bizarre announcements in the future. Football is a business and sadly it is a cut-throat industry. The sooner people realise that the better.

I've heard some supposed supporters on many of the media outlets complaining about the owners decision. One fan even emailed Sky Sports News stating they would no longer support City and that they would support Manchester United instead. On another internet site I read a comment that simply said...'I wish we didn't have the money anymore.'

Ok, lets think about this for a second? Shall I give that clown Macintosh a call and ask him to come back as Chairman? Will we give Leicester City a call and ask if we can re-sign Paul Dickov? Perhaps we'll re-sign Bernado Corradi and Jihai Sun as well? Two players who wouldn't know a football if it hit them in the face!

All I heard for years when I went to Maine Road was, 'I wish we had a bit of cash.' Sure, I one of the people who said something similar but I wasn't alone was I?

Surely, people must have realised when the cash from the Middle East arrived by the bucket load it would change our club forever?

Now everyone is entitled to have a view on the club but wishing the new owners would pack up and go is madness. I've been a Blue for too long now to want the good times to go away just because a few tough decisions have to be made. If people want to support a club with no money might I suggest you go and support Man Utd. Oh and don't be surprised if you find its a cold and soulless place when you eventually get there.

In the land of the majority of true City fans who have sat and watched the club play the likes of York City, Gillingham and Stoke (back when their ground was half empty - any Stoke fan want to prove me wrong on that?) in the lower leagues and after all of that, we deserve a bit of a treat don't we?

So like I said earlier, if you don't like where we are heading then off you go, we don't need anyone undermining the club and where it wants to go. The true fans were here before the money and while its here we're going to damn well enjoy it.


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Date:Wednesday December 23 2009
Time: 2:25PM


In direct relation to the article title... What will the remaining 4 fans do on their own though?
23/12/2009 14:41:00
Agreed mate, i to was not so happy regarding the Hughesy treatment, not because he went but the way he went, i think that is the issue why so many City fans are disgruntled, but i like yourself as have many other true City's fans had a week to ingest what has happened and decided that for us to go forward as a club these things will inevitably happen, now and again in the future and the fans will accept them if it improves our clubs chances of being part of the elite band of clubs that preoccupy the Champions league season after season and our domestic top 4. I will back Mancini like i did Hughes and like i have backed every other City manager in the past 40 years that I've been supporting City, but like previous managers he has to come up with the goods otherwise he to will find himself out the door with another manager waiting in the wings, i have accepted this now and look forward to the remainder of the season.
23/12/2009 14:47:00
"I've been a Blue for too long now to want the good times to go away just because a few tough decisions have to be made."..............ok nice statement, but.........erm... surely the good times have to arrive first? and as for your poll, city right to sack mark hughes?, your club are sitting in 6th place behind villa and spurs which on paper is roughly the correct position (maybe 5th even) and you sack your manager, not a tough decision...... a stupid 1.
23/12/2009 14:55:00
On paper doesn't always explain the situation. Go and watch our matches before commenting how things look "on paper". Particularly our string of draws against lower table teams, and our 3-0 loss to Spurs. Much of what got us up the table happened early in the season, we've had relegation form more recently.
23/12/2009 15:09:00
stu, when we (spurs) beat you 3-0, that was the end of a terrible relegation run of form for us, losing at home to stoke and wolves among some of the bad results, and our early season points tally kept us up there but the way that all the teams in the top 8 have lost games to lower table teams is testiment to the quality of the league, and i think that a kneejerk sacking of a manager who was on course for his agreed target position in the league, in the semi final of the league cup and sitting in 6th is more likely to hinder your season then help it.
23/12/2009 15:27:00
what if mancini loses the semi final and finishes in 7th, does he get a pat on the back.....or his p45, all im saying is from experience with spurs, lack of management stability is not going push you further up the league
23/12/2009 15:30:00
Football is not played on paper Paddy, it's normally played on grass.
23/12/2009 15:42:00
paddypower, I don't exactly understand where you're coming from. Actually, I more think it's that you don't understand where we're coming from. Unlike fans of some clubs (Spurs) who have been able to sit back, put their feet up and watch their team consistently hit the top 10 of the Prem/Div One pre-1992, and win a few trophies on the side, the increasing majority of City fans as the years roll by haven't seen City win a thing in their lifetimes and have year on year watched our team face a relegation struggle from the very start, and several times not overcome that struggle. For us, this IS the good times, especially for someone in his early 20s such as myself, where some of my earliest memories are of hearing that City had been relegated and having to put up with the constant abuse from the United-supporting masses at school and outside of it (my parents moved south before I was born so I have no City-supporting friends around me). The point of the article was not to say that Hughes didn't do well enough and that we need to be better. The point of the article wasn't to say that we demand a manager to win a competition every season. Heck, for me I said on the day the season started that I want City to finish 8th this season and I'll consider it a success, and I remain committed to that. The point of the article was saying that because of the ignominious circumstances, too many fans are saying that and they need to get behind the team and accept anything that comes our way. I don't know what you want us to do, but it seems like you think that the only way we can absolve the club of blame is uniting as one to march on Eastlands and depose the board for acting so shamelessly, before promptly reinstating Hughes and swearing never again to sack a manager unless they relegate us first. I didn't see Spurs do that when Jol or Ramos went. We all know the club acted badly, but as supporters we follow the team, not the persons running it, and no matter how poorly timed the sacking was, turning on the board and ousting them is a sure way to destabilise the club far more than demanding a sacking for every league point dropped.
23/12/2009 15:45:00
thats a good one bluedub, your intellectaul input is greatly appreciated.
23/12/2009 15:55:00
Why do we need to get used to these things? We have an ownership that told us they were different and were basing their decisions on consistency. The problem is in allowing Hughes to make these multi-million pound signings and then firing him before he's had a chance. I have absolutely no City fans that I know around me, but am also not enticed to support anyone else. I just was hoping that the model the board was striving for when they arrived was different to what we saw in some of the bigger clubs. You know why? They said so! Now that they've changed strategy and have decided to be "cutthroat" we're all supposed to march in step and say that's the way it's done. I am looking forward to the next game as much as anyone, even those who hated Hughes. But I have concerns about our chairman and board from an idealistic perspective now, and that has nothing to do with how much money they're pumping in.
23/12/2009 15:55:00
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