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An Odd Suggestion?

Vital Manchester City received the following from member fifthcolumnblue.

Can I make an odd suggestion at this moment in time? I know many of you will be screaming for the rags to take down THAT banner. It's hung mockingly in the Stretford end for years now, a testament to their success and our instability.

We Blues have had to contend with constant gloating at work and in the pub about how the reds were sweeping up every gong going whilst we were either fighting for our survival or fighting for promotion. As much as we love our club, the banner was always there to remind us that they were more successful than us. So I'm sure a lot of you will be wanting that banner to be torn down with immediate effect, and the players to burn it at a celebration BBQ at Vincent Kompany's pad. But I'm not so sure.

We have at last got the silverware we have long desired; the monkey is off our back and in fine style. But what of the offending banner? That banner is a permanent fixture at the swamp. No gang of fans brings that banner to games; it is a fixture and fitting of the most revolting end of that most revolting ground.

'How could this be', I hear you ask. Surely one expects rival fans to engage in a bit of goading (hell, sometimes it's even banter), but for that banner to become such a permanent fixture, surely there must be more afoot than mere rivalry. So what is it? Why it's the basic insecurity and paranoia of our nearest rivals writ large.

They may have won everything there is to win; they may pretend that we don't matter, that we are mere insignificant specks under their hack-boots. But that banner proves otherwise. That banner shows just how much the club next door, built on their win-at-all costs mentality is concerned with us at all levels, from boardroom to stands. They have always been worried about us, and now at last we've given them reason to worry about us. City are back. So my suggestion is...

Leave the banner where it is. Leave that snidest of digs at a rival to prove how much better than them we really are. Leave it as a testament to their lack of manners and inability to be gracious either in victory or defeat. Leave it up as a lasting monument to Manchester United's utter lack of class at all levels.

Why should I care, I am a City supporter. And I'm over the blue moon!!




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Writer: fifthcolumnblue Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 15 2011

Time: 4:38PM

Your Comments

Love it Fifth! Classless ****s!
rojo2010
I hope they change it to 49, because I am sure that the banner was an incentive for City to win a trophy, to change it to 49 may be just the thing to lift us to the title next season.
Buzz Lightyear
100 or so of them outside the CityShop in town last night harassing staff and people walking past. Truly horrible scumbags! More upset about us winning a cup than happy about them winning the league. Obsession is an understatement.
StuMCFC
My other suggestion is that we gather all the rags we can find and join them together as a human centipede with taggart at the head - then we feed it in the wrong end...
fifthcolumnblue
Fifth, stunning!
Johnny Baguette
As a Chelsea fan, I have to say i would agree this suggestion that when the time comes and it surely will, that you start competing for the titles and actually winning them regualrly and Ferguson is no longer on the scene, their quality will diminish and yours will grow, City will eventually begin to close the gap, hopefully along side us and show how a club can victorious and show true class as United supporters don't. A quiet luxuriating in the glow of winning says it all..the FACTS and FIGURES of the title wins will say all that needs to be said. I was actually hoping you wouldnt qualify for CL again, but since you have , I wish you good luck (except when you play us , of course :o))
Blue_Mel
No worries Blue_mel, I do think the people at Vital Chelsea show more class than a lot of other team's supporters, so all the best to you too (except when you play us too!)
fifthcolumnblue
A suggestion I have made on a few vile sites! I say let the banner serve as a monument to the stupidity of M********r U****d. Long may it hang limply in its little corner. PS, a few of my right-minded red friends are cringeing at the thought of it still being there!
RobsonGreensleeves
Let them leave it up. It is a testament to their lack of class. Do we have a banner listing their amount of massive debt? No, we don't, because we don't stoop to that level.
PhillyBlueMoon
 

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