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Exclusive - Quadruple Still on for Arsenal

Against the background of City's miserable result in the frozen wastes of Kyiv last night it was at least pleasing to see Arsenal remain on track for the quadruple.

Having been in pole position for the Carling Cup and their Champions League tie against Barcelona, they have found themselves hit the exit button in both competitions. Two down two to go.

Favourably placed in the FA Cup and Premier League only 2 more surrenders are needed for them to achieve a memorable quadruple.

We all know they won't do the business in Stretford this weekend. Shorn of their achilles heel slicer-in-chief Fabregas they continue to perform as if the goals are on the side of the pitch. The white flag is ready to be unfurled in Trafford Park on Saturday as this team of 'beautiful footballers' will once again lose a match against Stretford Steelers before they step on to the swamp ..because they have got no ticker!

Van Persie seems to have adopted Arsene Wenger's hearing problems. How can he hear a whistle whilst he is concentrating on cheating? Do they not know that men are not good at multi-tasking?

And finally poor beleagured Arsene himself blames a poor referee's decision for his team getting played off the park and not having a shot on target (or at all) in the entire match. Oh..and his team not seeing the ball for probably around 75 minutes.

Yes, dear Gooners it is indeed a harsh life when you play against a quality team with 10 men following an unjust sending-off. But hey..what goes around comes around.

So the Ashburton cabinet will once again resemble the one we have grown to love at Man City. I suspect ours will have something in it before yours. I've told you..the Gods are conspiring for City's trophy drought to end at the hands of Stretford's heard it first on VMC

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Writer: Tranmere Loyal Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 11 2011

Time: 1:00PM

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Really, you are out of the Europa league after that shambles, as small time as City are, this article focussing on another club after being outclassed by and embarrassed last night, say's it all. You'd never know the club has gone nearly 40 years as a running joke.
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11/03/2011 13:15:00

We've got 29 years to go before we match your tremendous achievements....
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11/03/2011 13:15:00

Christ, how small time of you.
Little Dutch
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11/03/2011 13:26:00

Last year I was at a dinner and Terry Christian was sat at my table. As you know he is a Stretford and he and I shouldn't get on, but he said that on his phone-ins one things that lights up the switchboard is having a pop at Arsenal. This article was just another "tester" but once again you run true to form. There's less interest in a tank of piranha!!
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11/03/2011 13:36:00

You get on with Terry Christian.....nuff said. Bye bye
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11/03/2011 13:46:00

Blind, deaf and dumb - Wenger, RVP and Bendtner. Sorry, couldn't resist ;-)
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11/03/2011 13:47:00

Well, I did say in a previous article that Arsene was the new Pinball Wizard!!
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11/03/2011 14:01:00

Banter headline! Abit like those St Tottinghams days ones that appear on VA. But wait this isn't Vital Spurs where you'd expect it but at Vital Man City? Didn't realise they were so unpopular elsewhere...
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11/03/2011 16:58:00

Facts: City lost in the third round of the Carling cup to mighty Wet Brom and did not even qualify for the CL last season. At a stretch one could understand if United fans were baiting us but City, please! This is escapism, after the pasting your lads got last night.
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11/03/2011 17:10:00

Well, despite all the huff and puff you've won just as much as us in the past 5 years - sweet F.A. (and I don't mean the cup).
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11/03/2011 17:43:00

Stu, why go back just 5 years and not 35 years? Oh...
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11/03/2011 18:15:00

Good luck to the Gooners on Saturday - whilst I love the way you lot are sooooooo easy to wind up, I'm also hoping that you dick the rags on their own ground - at the very least take them to a replay so the fact that they are utterly diabolical this season will be exposed once and for all. For good measure, kindly show some spine and beat them to the league as well? Would be a total travestty if utter garbage like them won the league.
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11/03/2011 18:57:00

True about United FCB but there is one thing United have at Old Trafford which is support from the refs. A free kick there, a pentalty here and a sneaky 1-0 win becomes all too possible thanks to their defence - Vidic will unfortunately be back.
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11/03/2011 19:05:00

@Deltaforce Because you won something more than 5 years ago so my point would be void if I cited a longer time frame. 5 years is a long time in football. 25 year old young men become 30 year old veterans, etc. etc. I'm quite aware we've won nothing for 35 years and really it doesn't gnaw at me much, I'm a patient fan and know success will come, I just don't expect it overnight like a section of the City fanbase do. Rome, etc.
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11/03/2011 21:30:00

I've a sneaking feeling that if City can negotiate Reading we'll be facing the rags or The Gooners at Wembley in the semis.
Johnny Baguette
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12/03/2011 11:28:00

great article - we hate arsenal almost as much as manure
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12/03/2011 12:40:00

arse = bitter twisted scumbag fans
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12/03/2011 12:41:00

I am stunned by Arsenal's fortnight from hell. Their passing has been exceptional but with that bit of fortune you need deserting them they just can't pull the trigger or choose the right option at a crucial moment. Sounds eerily familiar. Shoot on sight please City.
Johnny Baguette
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12/03/2011 20:34:00

They lost to a United team with 7 defenders in it and one eye apparently on their Champions League match. They reminded me so much of us so often this season, huffing and puffing with pass-pass-pass but no cutting edge at the end. I loathe United but their directness is enviable, they simply go forward and create chances. Their style isn't very interesting but is effective.
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13/03/2011 05:18:00

Exactly. They route one'd us for their opener in the derby yet the gushing praise from pundits for that goal was sickening. Nevermind the overhead kick that in identical circumstances Balotelli was warned over for high kicking.
Johnny Baguette
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13/03/2011 07:11:00

Ah, but JB, we're just being bitter now - everyone should know they're entitled to these decisions, everyone else isn't. Bit like how Carl Henry of wolves is castigated every time he makes a dangerous foul, yet scholes has made an entire career of it and just walks away from incidents where he should have seen red. It's just bitter to point it out you know.
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13/03/2011 14:46:00

Sorry ped, didn't see the need for this article very childish and embarrasing.
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13/03/2011 21:07:00

It's funny how an article completely unrelated to Man U, with no comments or anything of the sort from a Man U fan, ends up with an fcb rant about Man U. No fcb you're not bitter, you just troll, as Stu LOVES to say, on VMU and spurt nonsese about all the injustices that go our way. Bitter isn't the word to describe you, however I think the term "obsessed" fits perfectly.
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14/03/2011 07:56:00

Sorry Famous, but the comment above mine was a direct remark to a decision that went FOR your club in the derby, yet against MY club in another game. Interestingly enough, the ref applied the letter of the law to Balotelli but not to Shrek - go figure! So if that's obsessive, then so be it - I would really just like to see the rules applied to everyone, and that includes the rags.
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14/03/2011 22:22:00

Why is it we are always your example though, plenty of incidents happen outside our club we just get more PR when things go our way. You yourselves this season have seen things go for you, De Jong's red card challenge on Ben Arfa which he wasn't appropriately punished for. Balotelli's elbow on the Villa player when he jumped up for the head with his arms flapping about, elbows are red cards yet luckily he recieved a yellow. The clearcut penalty shouts on Newcastles behalf that weren't given. Blackpool's offside goal which wasn't even offside. There's numerous examples, maybe you should look them up before saying you're hard done by.
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