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Who Risks More Tonight?

Tonight is the night that football fans around the country have been waiting for- the second leg of the Manchester derby.

The prize is a trip to Wembley and a chance of silverware after beating Aston Villa.

If City win, it will be their first Cup Final appearance for almost thirty years since they met Spurs and ‘that’ goal.

The tensions are sure to be high after a month of player, media and manager wind ups, but who risks the most tonight United or City?

Here are ten reasons why United is the only answer:
1. United have peaked as the major footballing force and while they are currently flying high in the Premier league they a shadow of their former selves. Loss by loss they become weaker and are merely treading water in a futile attempt to keep afloat.

2. City have proved that they are true rivals as this year they are within touching distance in the league, are in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup and still in the FA Cup just like Leeds.

3. The momentum is with City with United having already lost more games than all of last year and looking nervously over their shoulder in a competition that is their only real hope of silverware.

4. The Laws of Physics are with City as what goes up must surely come down and United are feeling the full force of nature’s gravity at the moment.

5. City squad is stronger which was proved when they beat the Rags without most of our first XI in the last round.

6. Further prove that Fergie knows his time is up as his many defeats this season to the likes of Leeds testify his powers are on the wane and its time to step aside

7. The soaring debt shows no sign of going away any time soon and United will need to win the league and Champion’s League just to hold onto players like Rooney and Vidic.

8. Fergies’s Babes have turned into Dad’s Army with Giggs, Scholes, Van Der Sar and Neville proving that they can’t mix it with the real heavy weights anymore.

9. If no City fans are caught believing that the sport they are going to watch is anything other than football, then United Fans will surely be remembered as the Rag numpties who thought that their team where in a major Golf Tournament or the semi-final of the World Darts Championship.

10. The biggest losers of course will be the Rag fans who, if they lose, will have to endure at least a day’s travel back to whichever Far Eastern homeland they came from.

Let’s not forget to mention the Irish Rags who left their homeland for Eastlands hoping to gain entry with tickets for the second leg! Let’s hope you get it right this time eh lads your team need your support!

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Writer: GloucBlade Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 27 2010

Time: 2:01PM

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27/01/2010 14:17:00

Good luck, hope you smash em.
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27/01/2010 14:39:00

come on you city!
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27/01/2010 15:15:00

1. Your claim that we have peaked clearly has no foundation in reality.You hope its true, but actual evidence is so far, non-existant. 2. Touching distance is an interesting term. I wonder if Pompey consider themselves within touching distance of fulham. 3. Maybe no one told you, but each season the league table gets reset and historical win/loss records hold no actual relevance to this years competition. 4. When you got to 4 and ran out of logical reasoning, did you consider just doing a top 5? 5. Debatable. But I would probably agree that the nature of your two goals says everything about what it takes for a team of your quality to beat us. 6. A poorly articulated point, but if I've deciphered it correctly you think that us losing tonight will prove that fergie should leave as losing to crap teams (leeds is the one you've picked up on) makes him a bad manager. Aside from the fact that you have intimated that city are also a crap team, the success Fergie has brought the club over the years allow for a few bad results against inferior rivals. 7. Aside from being untrue, it also lacks any sort of relevance to the carling cup game tonight. Did you cut and paste this article or something? 8. I'll conceed scholes and neville, but you might want to do some checks on the form of giggs and VDs. Also, which heavy weights are you referring to? The 19 below us or the foreign ones that we've knocked out all the way to the fina, two years running? 9. Seriously, you should have stopped when you started struggling at 4. 10. If we win, are you expecting some kind of far eastern sleep over? I'd imagine most people will want to go home regardless of the result.
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27/01/2010 16:17:00

We REALLY want to win tonight, because we hate you. The final wont mean anything to us. As much as you will love beating us, if you lose the final, the long miserable wait for success will continue....
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27/01/2010 16:20:00

the final won't mean as much to united... which is exactly why I'm hoping for them to win tonight, hehe.
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27/01/2010 16:22:00

Tuscan I was n't struggling and quite frankly could go on all day about why The Rags need this win more than us at the min. Anyway up and at em City!
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27/01/2010 16:34:00

tuscan3000, are you Nobby Allcock??
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27/01/2010 16:56:00

No you're right, attempting to suggest a correlation between the laws of physics and the success of a football team is not struggling. Its probably nobel prize worthy. As for the golf stuff at number 9 - not only is it logically, factually and grammatically sound - its soooo true! If you honestly believe that the carling cup will have any bearing on our season, you need help. We just want to shut you up! If we dont, we'll move on and then laugh when you lose the final anyway. Win/Win.
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27/01/2010 16:59:00

I might be, I'll have to check
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27/01/2010 17:02:00

Urban dictionary havent heard of Nobby Allcock either.
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27/01/2010 17:03:00

Is there a prize if I say yes?
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27/01/2010 17:04:00

Is Barndoor playing?
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27/01/2010 17:20:00

Stop digging Tuscan!
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27/01/2010 17:21:00

He is Nobby Allcock!
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27/01/2010 17:59:00

We have the FA cup to contend for too, so its not the end of the world for us if we lose in the final. GETTING there is the bit I am enjoying :D
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27/01/2010 19:14:00

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27/01/2010 21:54:00

Funny, GETTING there is the bit I am enjoying aswell!
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27/01/2010 21:56:00


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