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United Scare Tactics Win The Day

United Scare Tactics Win The Day

City succumbed to a three one defeat in tonight's semi-final derby with the Rags.

Goals from Scholes, Carrick, Tevez and Rooney lit up a lively derby that will be remembered for al of the wrong reasons.

Some strange decisions by Howard Webb, a stonewall penalty, some reckless challenges by United and coins and a bottle thrown at Bellamy trying to take a corner were enough to put City out of their game plan and go out of the Carling Cup.

Their time will come though so don't despair too much, as we contributed CLEANLY to both legs and can hold our heads up high.

Congratulations especially to Given, Tevez, Boyata, Richards and the rest of the lads for playing outstandingly over the two legs.

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Writer:GloucBlade
Date:Wednesday January 27 2010
Time: 10:18PM

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Watched it on German channel DSF and they agreed with me that there were some immense City performances out there tonight. Proud of the lads. Richards, if he carries on like this has to go to South Africa. Our only fault tonight was our young defence failing to clear their lines three times. But I must say that playing a midfield so deep at Eastlands handicapped us in this tie. No shame whatsoever in this result and just look at the rags faces. Boy do they take us seriously now. Have to give Camel Gob the new hard man a mention. And the sweetest thing is we ain't going away and we'll be back. As for their scum tactics and coining, bottling, darts and golf balls this fortnight. Nothing else need be added. We won one battle. Respect. Forcing Taggart The Bin Man to field his strongest possible side. Twice. WE ARE CITY FROM MAINE ROAD
Johnny Baguette
27/01/2010 22:24:00
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United worked as a complete unit until the end the team, the fans and the ref! Oh Well, the FA Cup it will have to be then.
Lando78
27/01/2010 22:26:00
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I thought Webb was going to take hold of the game in the first 5 minutes, but that was a conclusion too good to be true. And putting SWP out there at Owed Trafford is a nightmare every time. The refs will call fouls, but he would have to have his spine ripped out to draw a card. That being said, we lost because of defending (again).
Ahoyskin
27/01/2010 22:27:00
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I can't really pick too many faults with that article so there isn't really anything else that I can add other than come on Villa!
Kevinho
27/01/2010 22:30:00
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excuses excuses excuses dont choke on it but the best team won !!!!
SpudsRus
27/01/2010 22:41:00
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Good performance despite the loss. Critics go on about 'egos' and 'mercenaries' - but all i saw was 11 men giving everything they had. Proud to be a BLUE.
eighthsin
27/01/2010 22:41:00
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Can't add much to what Johnny said, players did us proud and to be fair to Howard Webb I thought he had a decent game. The tide is definately turning, it's just gone out again briefly before it comes back in! Mancini went up in my estimations tonight, thought he played it perfectly including the substitutions. Never rated the Rumbelows cup anyway :)
BitterBlue
27/01/2010 22:43:00
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It was a coin that got Bellamy, I think the battle missed him, the rags goalie tried to get it off barry and throw it away, but Barry gave it to the ref for evidence. I hope its a whopping fine.
Buzz Lightyear
27/01/2010 22:47:00
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Manure only got away with three elbows! It's a disgrace I tell yolu, I'm going to write to my MP. PS, replays show that Tevez got his legs taken away inside the manure penalty area - but I guess that doesn't matter at the swamp. Hats off to Howard Webb, he refused to be intimidated by the City players and gave the rags carte blanche as usual. Wonder how he keeps the transactions from the Inland Revenue? Must be a financial genieus.
fifthcolumnblue
27/01/2010 22:49:00
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So proud of the team. Very pleased for both Boyata and Richards who were immense. Garrido played his heart out but City are now a level too high for him. Great to see Tevez score again. With the demon of hindsight maybe Adebayor should have been brought on earlier, because we looked much stronger when he did come on... But JB has hit the right note here. We are getting close to the standard we are aiming for. At this level just an extra 1% wins the lot. Mancio will get us there. Amazingly, I'm not really disappointed. Next time we'll beat them.
sindbad
27/01/2010 22:49:00
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