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Relief For Shellshocked Rags As Derby Postponed

Relief For Shellshocked Rags As Derby Postponed



Cue huge sighs of relief around Stretford and Beijing as arctic weather in Manchester has seen the League Cup Semi-Final clash with MCFC postponed...

Third division Leeds' humbling of the rags on Sunday left Taggart's belittling plans for the cup clash in disarray with the home counties natives seriously restless meaning he would be forced to field his predominantly ageing senior players.

Without question, the risk of a second humiliation inside 4 days being lifted will leave legions of rags who have been incredibly silent for days, massively relieved.

Roberto Mancini's City squad will be immensely frustrated because despite a lengthening injury list, The Blues have been playing superbly.

Mancio will be content in the fact that an opportunity to repair a number of knocks has materialised and that City can now get two more Premier League games under their Umbro belts against struggling Blackburn and Everton before finally locking horns with united later in the month.

Re-arranged Carling Cup SF dates:

Timings TBC

Tuesday 19th January 2010 @19h45 GMT:
Eastlands, City v the rags

Wednesday 27th January 2010 @20h00 GMT:
The Swamp, the rags v City

The Blackburn v Aston Villa Semi Final was postponed earlier today.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday January 5 2010
Time: 2:08PM

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I think this will benefit City more than it will United, this will give us more time under Mancini and possibly more time to get players fit.
buzz lightyear
05/01/2010 14:22:00
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Good point Buzzer. Were they to have beaten us straight after the Lids humiliation, much of that embarrassment would have been forgiven.
Johnny Baguette
05/01/2010 14:25:00
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So it would have been real tough for them to get anything out of the game, now it's gonna be impossible LOL
BlueWolfie
05/01/2010 14:35:00
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OFFICIAL CITY STATEMENT: It is with regret that the club can confirm that due to extreme weather conditions in the North West of England, tomorrow night’s Carling Cup semi-final tie against Manchester United has been postponed. After discussions with the relevant parties including Greater Manchester Police, the Safety Advisory Committee, the Football League and Manchester United, the decision was unanimously reached that the game should be re-scheduled due to safety concerns ,particularly with regard to travel for supporters. The North West Ambulance Service has declared the region as a major incident area and Greater Manchester Police are now responding to emergency calls only. The Met Office was also consulted and with projected temperatures of minus four tonight, due to drop to minus 6 on Wednesday evening, all parties agreed a postponement was the only solution. Knowing this now, it would be irresponsible to wait for tomorrow, when up to 47,000 fans would be at risk in addition to 900 staff manyl of whom would need to set off early, some from long distances, in advance of the decision to postpone. An announcement will be made in due course in relation to the rescheduled date and all tickets purchased for the game will remain valid. “It is a huge disappointment for everyone that we have had to postpone the tie but we have had the kind of harsh weather unseen in this part of the world for years and years,” explained City CEO Garry Cook. “We pursued every avenue possible in search of a solution and whilst the pitch is still playable, what was paramount in our thinking was the safety of fans travelling to and from the game especially in light of the sub-zero temperature forecast for Wednesday night. “In the end everyone who was part of the discussions was unanimous that it would have been too dangerous to play the game as scheduled.”
Johnny Baguette
05/01/2010 14:40:00
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Damn, was looking forward...
JT_daniel
05/01/2010 14:55:00
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It makes sense and thast also a good point, letting the rags squirm with all the replays yet to come.
buzz lightyear
05/01/2010 22:50:00
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I agree with Buzz - the more time Mancini has with the squad the better.
Thaibluefan
06/01/2010 07:20:00
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They've been trucking it in from Yorkshire, don't want to lose again
Tiny T
06/01/2010 09:12:00
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doesnt the 2nd leg make it closer to a CL game for the rags ? if so he wont know what the hell to do that drunked *****
bluemooner_mcfc
06/01/2010 23:07:00
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and by then we should have our walking wounded fit again, can Taggart afford to throw this one away, not because he wants to win the trophy, but their owners demand extra cash that is will bring in. So if they lose this one its a double whammy. get in there.
buzz lightyear
07/01/2010 06:11:00
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