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Bitterness Swings From Blue To Red

Vital Manchester City received the following article from newbie, bluerichy.

In the old days it was a certainty that united would finish above us (well in my old days). Mondays after the derby were days I wanted to stay under my duvet and not face the world. Whether I was at school, Uni or working we almost always lost and the ribbing I took was awful. I almost became bitter.

I still remember the date of the 5-1 (29.09.89). Hinchy's bullet header, Oldfield's sublime finish...and the game was marred by crowd trouble. I remember my dad saying there was no justice as their yobbish fans were herded by police horse from the North Stand to the away end...we would probably lose as well. Well we didn't and I became a true believer that day. A believer, that in my lifetime the balance of power in Manchester would, at some point, change.

I feel the scales are now tipping in favour of our beloved Blues. My Facebook wall is where the ribbing, joking and banter goes on now, between a mix of Red and Blue friends. Things have changed though; no longer is there the smugness shown in the past by Red fans. They are looking over their shoulders at their noisy neighbours who, in all aspects of the club, are catching up at pace. Their posts reflect this, becoming more bitter and so much less smug. They look at their starting eleven and compare them with ours.

An aging Scholes and Giggs, Fletcher and O'Shea are hardly filling us with fear or them with pride. They haven't replaced Ronaldo or Neville - Ferdinand is not getting any younger and Van der Sar is retiring in two months.  Whilst at City we have Hart, Richards, Kompany, De Jong, Silva, Johnson, Toure, Tevez and Dzecko, all players to strike fear into any opposition. They jibe about our mercenary players and our lack of team ethic. No longer do they see us as a harmless annoyance but rather a real threat to their crown.

Their jibes have become bitter. The City fans are proud and sure of their beloved team's exciting future...something admittedly a little unfamiliar to any honest Blue. Now the Reds are the uncertain ones, grasping at straws to belittle us and regurgitating the negative rubbish printed in the press. When Ferguson goes and saddled with massive debts, they all fear the worst.

No longer are we bitter Blues...but they are bitter Reds.

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Writer: bluerichy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 21 2011

Time: 7:30PM

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Spot on bluerichy. And if we fail this next time, we'll be right back in their faces again later this year. And the year after that.
Johnny Baguette
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21/03/2011 19:49:00

it was 23.09.89 :)
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21/03/2011 20:11:00

I was in the platt lane thatday but I never called for Fergie's head. my loyalty has been REWARDED and I have just joined THE COCKNEY REDS
Nobby Allcock
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21/03/2011 20:40:00

Yup we're extremely concerned about City when we're top of the league, we've got Arsenal and Chelsea breathing down our neck but our big concern is City. We're in the FA Cup semi-final where we've got you at present but nope, we shouldn't worry about that, we should be more concerned about you in the future. Champions League quarter finals and all that's playing on our mind is the blue side of Manchester catching us up, not the team that superior to you in every way, not the team that just gave you a rinsing and a reality check. If this is what it's like to be bitter, then I'm the most bitter of them all, bring on more bitterness I say, I'm sure I can cope. Got to be said, many years of frustration is expressed in this article, hysterical to say the least.
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21/03/2011 20:51:00

They do have Rooney, Hernandez, Rafael, Smalling, Nani plus other top young talents all under the age of 25. Don't write them off you'll regret it.
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21/03/2011 22:22:00

The editors on here published this pile of nonsense? Bitter? HAHAHAHA REALLY? This article doesnt even deserve a proper response; it's downright embarrassing!
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22/03/2011 00:16:00

thar she blows. reds obsessed (why else would you be here you richards?) and a random yid who turned the wrong way on the m62 (don't be offended huddersfiledyiddo, you're welcome on here)
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22/03/2011 01:07:00

to be honest , i guess utd pulled off a coup with Hernandez .. with torres, caroll , suarez being talked about, Hernandez has created quite a stir , a steal for them... i am a chelsea fan and whats with all the money spent by us and city, manu are a different force with Sir Red Nose... I hate to admit that though
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22/03/2011 06:04:00

As for talking about what squad fill the opposition with fear, your negative approach has hardly left many sides so concerned that they rever to playing an ultra defensive system. The ultra defensive approach in actual fact is one you tend to adopt against any team reasonably good. Richards, Lescott, Milner, Barry, Kolarov, Jo, Adepaymemore and Dzeko, i'm not overly concerned about your squad or the strength of it. Toure's, Kompany and De Jong are good but the only real concerns are Tevez and Silva. The only squad that strikes fear is Barcelona, all the rest are beatable.
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22/03/2011 08:09:00

What is the point in us having all these wonderful players if Mancini won't let them out and attack. We have probably joined the Arsenal "put the goalposts on the half way line club" we play sideways that often
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22/03/2011 20:39:00

Hang on TF7, we didn't play "ultra defensive" at the swamp, in fact we were the ones looking to press more. We played cautiously at home against your lot but no more cautiously than U#d did. The only games I can recall this season where we have been "ultra defensive" as you put it, were at Emirates, Stamford Bridge and first half at WHL. The problem for me is the unbalance in midfield and Mancini's apparent stubborness in persisting with a midfield trio that isn't giving us the rythm required to defend and attack as a unit.
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23/03/2011 09:50:00

Wow! Didn't even know there were this many Yernitid fans on Vital!
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26/03/2011 01:42:00


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