Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Looking For Rhetoric

Looking For Rhetoric



Former Leeds United player Eric Cantona has taken an opportunity to deliver a Manchester City teamtalk. We're getting used to these straw clutching rag sound offs...

Scholes, Neville, Ferdinand, Taggart, Giggs and especially Evra have gone out of their way in the last couple of years to talk City and each and every time they come across as a weary, arrogant dynasty desperate to see the horror story of the liddle ciddy resurgence disappear. But as we reminded them after every close derby disappointment during that time, we will not go away.

City are right back in the rags faces for the Community Shield and there are more than a few seats shifting in the swamp boardroom at the very fact that it's the hungry Blues who are imminent against a notoriously slow starting Ferguson squad.

For his US based part, Cantona like Beckham has felt compelled this summer to talk publicly about The Citizens. The end result being that he's merely drawn more attention to Manchester City's rise to European prominence and come across as another of the old rag guard trying to pretend that this isn't happening.

Cantona has chosen the tired 'Manchester united are a youth academy example to us all' route:

'I don't know how City work. Maybe they are working on the academy. But today they want to spend millions to buy players to build a team. They have been successful because they won the FA Cup but if they only want to do that, they will not be as strong as Manchester United. United work on the long term, with young talent.'

Hopelessly out of touch drivel of course and that'll be the same youth that Taggart abandoned in panic for a League Cup semi final with City two seasons ago, then...and the same youth focus that saw United fans exit Wembley en masse twice this year in record time such was their appreciation of the Glazer long term plan. There's still nothing more tragic than listening to their ooh-ah's and songs from years gone by. I digress.

Scholes, Giggs and co all arrived at the same time and can be best described as a one off if that's what the New York Globetrotters man is driving it. Since then, sustained star performing academy graduates at the swamp have been few and far between.

There seems little point in detailing again the years that united repeatedly broke the English transfer record unchallenged or highlighting the achievements of the MCFC Academy.

No, better still to note Cantona's pisspoor reading of the very real power shift in Manchester: 'United are the best team' he says.

Another one for the dressing room wall at Wembley, Mancio.


UPCOMING FIXTURES:

07 August 14:30: The rags, Wembley, CS
15 August 20:00 Swansea, Etihad Stadium, PL

JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY THIS SUMMER:

Join the debate in the VMC City Chat Forum as we gear up for the big kick off!

VMC ON YOUTWITFACE:

VMC is now available on both Facebook and Twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

VMC on: facebook

VMC on: twitter

JOIN VMC:

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Wednesday August 3 2011
Time: 9:30PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I don't take much notice of actors talking about football
Lev
03/08/2011 21:43:00
0
Cantona knows nothing at all about City's owners their first day at the club was spent with the academy teams and the chairman watched all the junior teams on his first vist. The academy is very high priority and if he cared to visit he would see the work being done in this area and the vast amounts of money being spent on grass roots in East Manchester unlike the hot dog stalls being erected in Trafford.
jackblue
03/08/2011 21:46:00
0
I far prefer his seagulls and trawler monolog, I mean come on, this one doesn't even rhyme?
HeavyRiffs
03/08/2011 21:48:00
0
How can City ever compete with such sterling manure academy graduates as Rooney, De Gea, Ashley Young, Nani, Berbatov, Carrick, Valencia, Evra, Turdinand, Vidic, Jones, Hernandez, Owen, Anderson, Smalling, Lindegaard and Kusczak? Of course famed rag academy player Eric Cantona would know more than us humble football fans about these things, so I'll just have to accept his word for it.
fifthcolumnblue
03/08/2011 21:50:00
0
The investment in the academy doesn't make for sensational headlines in the gutter press jack so it goes largely unnoticed by the ignorant masses.
bluedub
03/08/2011 21:50:00
0
"I don't know how City work." ......says it all doesn't it?
Doody
03/08/2011 21:52:00
0
Having read this 'article' on a few sites im so cheesed of I had to register to vent on yet another rag associate clearly not in check with the bigger picture at City. As we all know we have ploughed a lot into signing up lads like Assulin, Rekik, Suarez who have all been courted by 'big european teams' and have been developing the likes of Ramon, Bunn and Guidetti to name a fraction for at least 3 years. If it's from the mouth of a trafford rovers legend though it must make for intellectual reading eh?? No it just confirms to us all that he's a prat!
BlueMunky
03/08/2011 22:15:00
0
Welcome to Vital Man City BlueMunky.
bluedub
03/08/2011 22:19:00
0
Our youth system has been for a long time and remains one of the best in the whole country. In future, with the big plans it is likely to be one of the best in the world. Yet again, a badly thought out comment by an ex-rag. United continue to live off the golden generation who have almost all retired now - since then, exactly what world class players has it produced? Someone help me on this. Darren Fletcher is probably the closest but I would not consider him close to world class.
StuMCFC
04/08/2011 01:58:00
0
I'm with you guys on this and their famed youth academy basically was them robbing everyone else's best young players when they were 15 16 and 17 because of contractual laws and calling them their own here is one example ....... beckham was a spurs youth graduate who united robbed at 16 i hate this miss conception that they developed that team im with you all the way ya rich lucky ********s lol go blue side of manchester lol
spurticus87
04/08/2011 08:06:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

(Video) NFL Star & City Fans In Los Angeles & NY

The official Manchester City Football Club website has been running a couple of features on football / soccer supporters, who follow MCFC in the United States of America.

(Video) Preview: Southampton v Manchester City

By the time a ball gets kicked at St Mary's for the late kick off on Sunday afternoon the Premier League title may well have been won by this season's surprise package, Leicester City.

Saints v Man City Live Streams & TV Coverage

Manchester City travel to St Mary's Stadium this weekend to take on Ronald Koeman's Southampton.

A Mixed Bag Of Injuries For Manchester City FC

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Manchester City and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many goals, if any will City score against Southampton?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more1%
Four3%
Three33%
Two40%
One10%
City won't score13%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

May 1 2016 4:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 8 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear997
2.Tudor542
3.Johnny Baguette492
4.Skoorb443
5.Colin Is The King308
6.fifthcolumnblue242
7.Bluedub201
8.Rising112
9.seac105
10.OziMan97