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Tired Of The Terrible Torres Tripe


Vital Manchester City member, Roy Harper sent us the following.

I'm really tired of the Torres rubbish coming up all the time. It's really just symptomatic of where the whole thing is at with regard to City and transfers at present. In a word, unbelievable.

Yes, City are very well funded now, but the continuous pounding from cyberspace by obsolete messages is truly mindless. I suppose that it's meant to be. The vast majority of it is exaggerated drivel, and it tends to continuously drip-feed the silly masses with a built-in anti-City bias. If it was happening to West Ham, (and they'll have a very small dose of it if they inherit the Olympic stadium), then I'd just be an interested bystander.

Is luck to be mocked as a crime? Is 'time and place' to now be permanently bemoaned as 'tragic' by all those who are not there? Like we're all immature idiots?

Ok, so your opposition wants to put you down by cat-calling, but can't they see how pointless that is after a while. When someone says 'Moneybags' now, I know they're an idiot. It's that simple. No pun intended.



I wrote this after being bombarded with it a month ago, and the Torres spam still hasn't stopped coming...

!Fernando Torres is a serious young man with a mission that might eventually express itself outside of football. I think he compares favourably with people like Rafa Nadal, Lorent Blanc and Roger Federer as a type of person.'

With that in mind, towards the end of June, there was an article printed in a certain rag (The Mail) that intimated that Fernando Torres would be bought by City. This was after he'd already said, (printed in the same cyber paper), that he wouldn't go to City.

Some of you, and particularly the journalists, seem unable to distinguish between a man who tells it as it is, and a man who is perhaps given to the odd deception. Fernando Torres is of the former. Is it really that difficult to see that? In June I replied to another similar article with the following.

'...WITH REGARD TO SAYING THAT HE WOULDN'T COME TO CITY, I BELIEVE HIM, BECAUSE EVERYTHING ABOUT HIS BEHAVIOUR, DEMEANOUR AND LANGUAGE INDICATES THAT HE'S A SERIOUS YOUNG MAN WHO HAS PRINCIPLES THAT WILL NOT ALLOW HIM TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN EITHER STAY AT LIVERPOOL, OR GO BACK TO SPAIN. IF THE WRITER OF THIS LAME ARTICLE HAD FAMILIARISED HIMSELF WITH TORRES DURING HIS ATLETICO DAYS, HE WILL ALSO KNOW THAT TORRES WILL ALSO NEVER PLAY FOR REAL MADRID.'

We would hope that this will be the end of dredging this particular story up again and again with regard to City and a transfer of the player by so-called journalists whose number one recourse is to 'cut and paste', without thinking. And obviously without realising that they are dragging the credibility of the publication they write for...down with them. Admittedly, at this time, some publications seem to actively oppose credibility.

Eventually articles like this become as anaesthetising as spam, and have an added effect - they are then only believed by kids and unstable cyber addicts. If that's how this publication, (The Mail), wants to treat its readership, all well and good, but it's an insult to the intelligence to read this sort of doo-doo for 4 solid months of the year.

Reading the Beano would be more informative. Reading Viz certainly would. And they're something known as comics aren't they? You should now be old enough to be able to read people. Start by examining their body language/demeanour, perhaps, but start soon please.'






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Writer: Roy Harper Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 28 2010

Time: 8:52PM

Your Comments

Yet another belter of an article from our Roy. Gimme Viz over Das Daily Mail and their we're all going to hell in a handcarting any day of the week. As for Torres, spot on.
Johnny Baguette
Another classic as ever Roy. Ever thought about becoming a poet? (lol)
Tudor
Its unbelievable the rubbish that journos come up with just to sell a bit of paper.
eighthsin
Can't you get done for defamation?? Ha! Just kidding, I think this whole summer transfer window has been ridiculous... At Least you lot are actually signing players instead of your manager mouthing off about every idiot that's had a half decent world cup. I trust harry, but the inability to keep his mouth shut means the media can have a field-day every day with our main man - it's ridiculous. Really. Roll on the end of the transfer window PLEASE.
Spursnomad
Still maintain that the funniest thing about this transfer window is taggart's lame assertions about "no value in the market". Come on mr shopstewardsocialistmanofthepeople, stick it to the man and tell the masses that idolise you the truth! P.S. Torres is currently painted into a corner - Liverpool's situation clearly doesn't amuse him, he doesn't want to move to another PL club and the one club he would probably move to, Barca, can't afford him. El Nino can't be a happy bunny at the moment.
fifthcolumnblue
Thought that was an excellent article and the first few paragraphs very interesting. I’m a Liverpool fan but not someone who runs City down for their money. At the end of the day and sadly football is more about money these days than it is football and there isn’t a club or fans of it that wouldn’t benefit from an endless supply or be in the least bit concerned as to how and why it got/gets there just that it does. None City fans are always going to use it against you though aren’t they? It should be as expected as the stick you would no doubt receive if you had none surely? I mean if it’s not money related then what? The smaller clubs in the league will target you in much the same way they do the larger established clubs. They can compete but only to a degree and if you were being completely fair about it you would have to say it isn’t really fair I guess and there will no doubt be many of you who remember how that feels and know it to be true? You’re on your way up now a journey that started two leagues away? Nothing to be ashamed about its how football works/should work but plenty will see the story of their last ten years and a while longer and yours like chalk and cheese so their unlikely to talk of honours won and lost. My pint being I don’t really understand why you would think anyone’s an idiot for talking about City and money or even trying to give you stick about it. In very recent history you established yourselves back within the elite of English football and are now knocking on the door of Champions league qualification but I mean nothing by this at all would you be there now without the massive investment of the past couple of seasons? Probably not. You get stick from none City fans about money laugh at them you get in to reasonable conversation simply state it is what it is. For all the waving of green and yellow United fans or Liverpool ‘twice around Anfield’ could do nothing about their clubs being bought or sold neither could you.
Little Nidge
 

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