UK time is: 05:12:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Do Stand Alone Man City Forums Work?

The following article is not meant to sound derogatory to any standalone Manchester City forum but surely banter with the opposition makes life a tad more interesting.

I appreciate its horses for courses - for example the Bluemoon forum, the most successful independent City site ever has proved that standalone Manchester City forums do work. In fact the MEN (Manchester Evening News) front page City related articles drum up a lot of debate, especially from the Rags, but in saying that how many other opposition fans come along and have their say?

Last season saw Vital Manchester City draw in fans from all over the place, especially Aston Villa, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool supporters. Most of the opposition comments were constructive with the odd high spirited fan stepping over the mark but hey, that's exactly what it's all about isn't it?

Other notable networks which offered fan interaction such as Rivals.net were a huge success, until Sky bought them out. Footymad on the other hand still exist but to be honest their network looks tired and old. However on saying that the said network still has a healthy membership.

Vital Network

I don't pretend that we are anywhere near perfect but what we do offer is fan interaction, but without the stupidity and unnecessary comments.

If you feel as thought you fancy giving Vital Manchester City a go and you haven't yet registered then can I urge you to give us five minutes of your time. You can always register by clicking the below gadget and then you'll be free to add comments, not only on VMC but on the Vital Network itself. It couldn't be simpler.

Vital Manchester City is for the fans; by the fans...




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 23 2010

Time: 7:51PM

Your Comments

Planet Earth Is Blue And There's Nothing rags Can Do.
Johnny Baguette
I see Vital Blackpool is going mental. Good luck lads.
tudor
The best away day of next season!
Johnny Baguette
Yep pleased for the Seasiders who have far better fans than our Welsh friends!!
Wswilly3
Blackpool is my second team. We left Manchester when I was a kid and moved to Blackpool. My heart was always with City because my Dad was City mad and knew half the team. He bought a TV in 1953 especially to watch the 'Mathews Final'. Half the street turned up to watch it. I saw Mathews and 'Morty' play about 40 or fifty times, but always supported City. My young brother has a season ticket at Eastlands and never misses a game, so I get posted from the centre of the universe at regular intervals. It gets tough for us exiles being so far away sometimes.. Saturday brought a tear to my eye. It was like old times. Tangerine and white. It was said that Stan was the fastest man in the league over 5 yards. I'll be City till I die, but there's always another result I look for. Sometimes it's comical as the 'Bearded Lady' on The Golden Mile. He was an oddball son of rich people who had quietly cast him adrift. He used to make radios in match boxes and he was what you would now call autistic; fortunately only relatively mildly, but enough to render him so odd that he could earn a living by people just paying threepence to come and see him. A long-haired man in another world. Ten years later half the youth of the western world looked like him! Up the 'Pool! Except when you're playing City of course...
roy harper
That's a classic post Roy. Brilliant.
Johnny Baguette
I'm City till I die, but I LOVE FOOTBALL! Stand alone forums are all well and good, but the best thing about Vital Football is the way it allows me not just to talk to City fans, but to ffans of all other clubs.. Tht's the genius of Vital and why I love this site so much.
fifthcolumnblue
Couldn't agree more FCB - I have had some great late night chats with members of other Vital sites.
Thaibluefan
Thanks Johnny, I always make some kind of a spello boob though because I can never see the whole of what I'm writing.. (it goes off the end, both left and right). I know that this is because I have to zoom in twice for my reply. I have to do this because I do so much work on the damn computer that my eyes are permanently strained. Just a technical note. This time it wasn't life threatening; I just missed an 'as' out in "Sometimes it's as comical as the Bearded Lady....." Oldies going blind with too much computer use didn't seem to effect Yoda... Not to worry. Got gigs in Amsterdam and Paris in the next few days, so my mind's elsewhere at the moment. Will try to write something in the not to distant future. Good luck everyone!
roy harper
I remember when we beat Blackpool in the Cup in 66 thrird round, the ground was packed, Johnny Crossan Capt and Alan Ball played for the tangerines, They went down that year and we went up. Good to have another northern side in the top flight, Staying there is another problem.
Buzz Lightyear
Stand alone sights do work and are quite successful, but you do miss that element of the banter from other clubs, and as Jb says you can see that from the comments on the MUEN in the City section lots of banter between the clubs, here you get it from several clubs fans and for the most part it is all in good fun.
Buzz Lightyear
Blimey Roy, I just twigged that you are indeed on in the city of light! 31st? I must try and pop in!
Johnny Baguette
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

No City Refunds?! (Friday October 24 2014)

The Ped INTO Europe Report CSKA 2-2 City (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Pellegrini Denies We Are Now Outsiders (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Team News: CSKA Moscow v City (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Pellegrini Praises Our Mozart (Sunday October 19 2014)

The Ped Report....City 4-1 Spurs (Sunday October 19 2014)

Team News: City v Tottenham Hotspur (Friday October 17 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 201
2. Skoorb 129
3. fifthcolumnblue 106
4. Bluedub 74
5. kennyclementstache 63
6. PhillyBlueMoon 50
7. CITYBOY1000 47
8. rojo2010 45
9. citizhun 40
10. johnkelv 40

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Man City 0 - 1 Stoke

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 8 7 1 0 +15 22
2. Man City 8 5 2 1 +10 17
3. Southampton 8 5 1 2 +14 16
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 +4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 +1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 +3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 +2 11

Breaking League News

A Mutual Appreciation Society!
» Chelsea : 25/10/2014 04:00:00
Going for Three Points This Time!
» Chelsea : 24/10/2014 22:00:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - Hull (Home)
» Liverpool : 24/10/2014 20:00:00
Villa to Sign Cleverley in January!
» Man Utd : 24/10/2014 18:43:00
Pearson On Competition & Swansea Threat
» Leicester City : 24/10/2014 18:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Kun Goal Against Spurs?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Agüero 13′ 40%
Agüero 20′(pen) 0%
Agüero 68′ (pen) 10%
Agüero 75′ 50%