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Scholes The First Rag To Focus On City

Scholes The First Rag To Focus On City

It's been coming. As another wave of squad strengthening arrives at 'liddle ciddy,' finally a rag has broken cover over The Blues this summer and it's 35 year old Paul Scholes...

Last week, Taggart side-stepped the hacks press conference questions over City's continued resurgence which shows no signs of stopping, but you can be sure he won't be able to resist for long.

Of the ageing senior rags whose slowly sapping stamina will eventually tell in The Premier League as the debt ravaged Stretford club continue to over-rely upon them, the soon to be 36 Scholes is the first to wish City would go away.

'Who will our biggest rivals for the title be? You have got to say Chelsea. And the rest? You just do not know. City? We will have to see what happens there. They have bought so many players. Whether they can gel together remains to be seen.'

The squad gelling theory was aired by Taggart around the time of last season's League Cup semi-final the result of which saw a tremendous outpouring of relief at Old Trafford. Consequently, City went on to their finest ever Premier League finish.

Scholes then opts for straw clutching and a hint of desperation that he wishes City were still down among the dead man in the third tier of English football a decade ago.

'Will their spending help to motivate us? Yes...The last thing we want is City above us. It has not happened while I have been here and hopefully it won''s great for the city to have two top teams, but I'd rather them be down in the Second Division, like they were ten years ago.'

We know that City's incredible phoenix from the flames has been hard for everyone associated with The Glazer Empire to stomach. The City obsession of various rag fans site confirms that.

We can surely look forward to more words of wisdom in the next fortnight from the swamp as City continue to turn up the heat on Ferguson's previously unchallenged Manchester reign. Once again, the loveable Scot been unable to seriously strengthen his side and there's nothing himself or the Norwich scarf massive can do about it.


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday July 27 2010
Time: 6:36PM


I'm sick of us poor mis-guided blues slagging off Utd's strength and depth to their squad. They have loads of money to spend on players, Baconface says so, Gill says so, why can't we just accept that they're extremely happy with their youthful squad...
27/07/2010 19:02:00
i used to have a lot of time for Scholes, him being a Middleton lad as well, he did keep his counsel on things that neither concerned him, unless it was to do with his career, so what has changed now? we must have really got under his/their skins for Mr 'Dont concern me' Scholes..... have you some kind of 'Dimentia' or has Taggart finnaly hypnotised you, all the same YOU used to be a good player who kept his own ideas private, now it just Smacks of jealosy and envy..... so wear your green and Yellow with pride... GREEN FOR ENVY, YELLOW FOR FEAR, WATCHING THE TITLES DISAPPEAR....the Noisy neighbours are getting louder and here to stay, get used to it, Scholesy.....
27/07/2010 19:02:00
I hope the green and yellow shirt protest at the swamp continues next year...this is why: More green and yellow shirt sales = less red shirt sales = less profit = more debt = bankrupcy = relegation. Sorry Scholes but the math seems to indicate that City will finish above you after all!
Blue ponderer
27/07/2010 21:18:00
We are in debt and yet we continue to attract mega sponsorship deals. Wonder how we do it? We continue to make more money than you do. We continue to be the world's most valuable sports brand. You will be in our shadow for a loooooong time but hey if it makes you sleep at night, YES we are about to fold, we can't even afford to buy squad players like Smalling for £10 mil. 35 years is it?
27/07/2010 21:44:00
Yep Deon, you are the world's most valuable sports brand. And if they wish, all your little plastic fans can carry a little plastic visa card with the red-devil logo whilst texting their mates on their manure mobiles. Remember when you used to be a football team that meant something to real people rather than pathetic glory hunters living vicariously through a foreign football team's success at marketing itself? Oh well, suppose you don't, you were probably one of these people who were born in 1992. So as you snuggle up in your Ryan Giggs jim-jams, underneath your Wayne Rooney duvet cover, you carry on pretending that liddle ciddy don't matter and that the red dream will last forever. But hey deon - when you turn out your red devils bedside lamp your bedroom will be almost as dark as the future of your club, and the dreams you will be having will become one big blue nightmare. Sleep tight!
27/07/2010 22:04:00
Its funny you bring up the fact that we're losing our identity as a football club so what are your owners trying to do. I'm sure they have no interest in marketing your club do they? I'm sure the fact they're building football fields for kids in NY means they're just being nice. The fact they they're trying to build parks around your stadium means nothing. Being a big club is all about marketing, it brings in most of the money. We are great at that, it has put us where we are the top. Your owners and Gary Cook can't sleep at night cos they're thinking of ways to outdo our marketing skills. They DREAM to have what we have globally. That is a known fact. So don't even begin to give me ANY lecture on when we used to be a football team when your owners are clearly aspiring to be us. Hahaha and YOU are talking about plastic fans?? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha how many fans did you get on matchdays at CoMs before all this money? How many season tickets did you sell before all the money came in? Everything your club is doing is because of us, you look up to us believe it or not. And yes I will sleep very soundly knowing you will ALWAYS be in our shadows. I will sleep well tonight knowing no matter how hard you try or how many players you buy, you will never be able to touch us!
27/07/2010 22:39:00
"yet we continue to attract mega sponsorship deals." That'll be AON then and their track record of shipping fines and out of court settlements. For details please contact The Financial Services Authority. Or Our Malcolm. LMAO.
Johnny Baguette
27/07/2010 22:40:00
Everything your little club from outside of Manchester has become is down to us pal. Check out your history prior to 1992 and see how many time Liddle Ciddy have baied out the mighty rags. Not this time by the way, our chari9ty is in the past, just like your history.
27/07/2010 22:52:00
Aaah history, dont you just envy ours? Its funny, your entire club is based on the notion that you'll be takin over the world in the FUTURE. I'm sure you all know that nothing is ever set in stone and all this money can amount to NOTHING! So I'd much rather have our rich, illustrous history than a future you can't control!
27/07/2010 23:05:00
United are broke and eventually, although probabaly not this year you will over take them. But only because some billionaire camel shagger is fulfilling his ego trip, otherwise....nothing. Give Utd credit where its due. They are only in debt because law in this country allowed the Glazers to buy them (against fans wishes) & consequently transfer the debt onto them. The Utd fans have been done over, laugh? Hell yes ive been telling my mates for years that their time at the top is coming to an end. But bitchy little articles like this show you up to be "classless" as Fergie once said.
27/07/2010 23:48:00
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