Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Darts And Golf Balls Siezed Off Rags At Cup Derby

Darts And Golf Balls Siezed Off Rags At Cup Derby

Details continue to emerge of the job Greater Manchester Police had on Tuesday night in containing numerous Manchester united supporters' 'plans' for the big game...

Maybe it was sporting confusion that led to some united fans taking darts and golf balls along to the first leg of the League Cup semi-final in Manchester. Maybe it was tradition, as we know similar was taken by travelling rags to Barnsley last October.

GMP's Police Unit have confirmed that there were delays and congestion in getting united fans to their seats due to thorough security checks which led to the confiscation of the aforementioned sports equipment.

Toilets were trashed in the away concourse and seats ripped up sandwiched between the trouble that took place before and after the game. Even mobile phones were thrown inside the ground. There are many eyewitness accounts of the throwing of rocks, bottles and bricks outside the ground in clashes with City fans.

united fans managed to smuggle at least one red flare into the ground in a pisspoor bid to ruin City's night match lights off Blue Moon build up. Manchester Coppers had been tipped off on that one and were able to bag the majority of the travelling support's fireworks and flares.

Of course, numerous City fans cannot be excused in this mess for their part in the trouble but it's clear that a large section of rags came to town intent on taking us back to the bad old days.

Outside of the confiscated missiles, GMP confirmed they had arrested 6 City fans and 11 united fans, plus one neutral.

In other forgettable events united's Patrice Evra was hit on the hand with a lighter thrown from the stands echoing City's Javier Garrido receiving a coin in the face at Old Trafford last September.

Evra was incensed enough at the end of united's defeat to put his hand close to his chest facing the East Stand and give it the wankers gesture to the City fans.

No matter what happens, astronomically paid players from both sides in the modern era have a duty to rise above any provocation and not inflame trouble and that includes, Evra, Van der Sar, Tevez and Neville (yet again) who have all been mentioned in dispatches.

The accounts we've had in at VMC of the dogs, the police horses, the rioting, the terrified kids, one old bloke being kicked in and the absolute stupidity of releasing both sets of fans out of the stadium at the same time make for grim reading.

It's understood that the Football Association and Football League intend to 'monitor' the return leg in Stretford next week, but in World Cup year, the embarrassment caused to the sport's governing bodies will already have registered.

Next week's return leg which will see at least 9,000 City fans in attendance will require more than monitoring.


Vital Manchester City was the fastest growing independent City Website of 2009 with a worldwide membership of over 2,000 Blues strong. Thank you for your support! Get on board both here and in our buzzing forums in 2010 as we continue the focus upon an important January. City travel to Scunthorpe in the FA Cup while the rags lick their latest wounds against Hull in the league.

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

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday January 21 2010
Time: 9:18AM


Wo what if they had golf balls and darts? A CITY FAN HAD A CIGARETTE LIGHTER FFS! Ban that idiot, why in hell would anyone take a lighter to a foootball match? Even worse, it hit a UNITED player! Ban the idiot for life I say.
21/01/2010 09:26:00
I guess you are referring to Vital Manchester united's "Bitters Graceless Even In Victory" article, fifth...
Johnny Baguette
21/01/2010 09:28:00
Well from what I've been hearing we're planning worse at the swamp...
21/01/2010 10:07:00
I hope not antnee_mcfc otherwise our win will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
21/01/2010 10:12:00
Well done JB, it is only just that we have an article which puts the events of Tuesday night into perspective following the aforementioned trashy article on VMU.
21/01/2010 10:55:00
News Wires are now reporting that the FA will hold talks with both clubs in a bid to calm the tension.
Johnny Baguette
21/01/2010 13:03:00
Its funny how some people react to being £716 MILLION in debt, local - rival football team becoming the richest club in the world and evitability of city dominating english football in the future. Awwww rags fans need a big hug :)
Super City Slicker
21/01/2010 14:05:00
breaking news is there will be more rag arrests...a brick from the rag end was thrown at a copper and is injured and they seem to say that all the trouble was from the rags and they was also passing used tickets back through the turnstyles that slowed everything down and had genuine supporters stuck outside with 25 mins played...... ****
21/01/2010 14:28:00
We have moved from rags to riches, but they will always remain RAGS.
21/01/2010 15:01:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Man United v Man City Live Stream & X4 WATCHALONGS

Join us right here on VMC for tonight's EFL Cup Fourth Round tie at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Manchester City, LIVE. Kick off 20:00 BST.

UBTECH Robots Make Their Debut At The Etihad Stadium

23th October 2016 The Etihad Stadium saw a new addition to pitch side support for Manchester City on Sunday as UBTECH Robot, Alpha1 performed for fans and cheered on...

City's League Cup Ball Number Known (26/10/16)

With the fourth round ties now almost done and dusted, clubs have been allocated ball numbers for the League Cup quarter final round draw later this evening.

Will Angus Gunn Feature In Tonight's Manchester Derby?

It has been well documented that Pep Guardiola loves to bring through up and coming talented youngsters and so will Pep gamble on featuring 20-year-old, son of retired...

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Johnny Baguette
no email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many goals, if any will City score against Manchester United? (90 mins)
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more2%
City won't score21%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 9 6 2 1 20 11
2 Arsenal 9 6 2 1 20 10
3 Liverpool 9 6 2 1 20 9
4 Chelsea 9 6 1 2 19 10
5 Spurs 9 5 4 0 19 9
6 Everton 9 4 3 2 15 5
7 Man Utd 9 4 2 3 14 1
8 Southampton 9 3 4 2 13 3
9 Watford 9 3 3 3 12 0
10 AFC Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 12 0
11 Crystal Palace 9 3 2 4 11 0
12 Leicester City 9 3 2 4 11 -4
13 WBA 9 2 4 3 10 0
14 Burnley 9 3 1 5 10 -5
15 West Ham 9 3 1 5 10 -7
16 Stoke 9 2 3 4 9 -7
17 Middlesbrough 9 1 4 4 7 -4
18 Hull City 9 2 1 6 7 -14
19 Swansea 9 1 2 6 5 -7
20 Sunderland 9 0 2 7 2 -10
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 26 2016 8:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 26 2016 12:30PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

2.Johnny Baguette309
3.Buzz Lightyear301
5.Colin Is The King163
The Vital Football Members League