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VMC's Some Might Say: Don't Look Back In Anger

VMC's Some Might Say: Don't Look Back In Anger

City completed a league double over Spurs in a thrilling encounter in East Manchester. Post Match Reaction from the movers and shakers and history makers...

David Platt:

'Roberto`s words were not loud but were profound. He was not happy at the gift of the first goal and the lack of concentration that allowed Spurs back into the game so soon after we had established the lead. He made himself clear in no uncertain terms.

'It was an amazing game particularly the second half and a wonderful win for us. One minute we looked like losing and then next we have a penalty and win.

'The first half was very tactical. Don't get me wrong, this was a great win for us but the value on the day is just three points and one win does not win a title. It is still an open race.'


...on Nasri...

'Samir will always take the ball at his feet in difficult situations and accept responsibility. Some people move to a club and hit the ground running and others take time but we have been pleased with his contribution and he took his goal well.'

...on Balotelli...

'Until I have seen it from a few angles I wouldn`t like to comment. I didn't see anything live but we have learned that different angles show different things. As for the penalty Mario wants to take them and is happy being at the centre of attention in the last minute. I was always confident that he would score.'

Harold Redknapp:

'It looked like a penalty, I've not seen a replay - but the boy who scored the penalty shouldn't have been on the pitch. He kicked Scott Parker in the head. He does it a lot.

He backheeled him in the face and cut his head. No-one can make excuses that he didn't do it, anyone can see he did do it.

'We had a great chance when Gareth laid it across to Jermain. We were all up on our seats thinking it was 3-2.

This proves we are as good as anyone. They weren't better than us today but they nicked it in the 94th minute.

'We had a bad two or three minutes and conceded the two goals but we showed great character to come back and I could see us winning from there.'


Mario Balotelli:

'I was calm, like every time I take a penalty.'

James Milner:

'It's massive. We knew how big a game it was. They have been playing really well and they had the incentive with how we played at their place. It was an exciting game for the neutral but we'd like it a bit more boring next time!

'We took our foot off the gas, gave them one sloppy goal. They are a good team. If you give them a sniff it gives them the momentum to go on.

'We were well on top, we scored the two goals and probably should have controlled the game better than we did.'


UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester We 25 Jan 19:45 Liverpool, Anfield, LCSF2
Tu 31 Jan 20:00 Everton, Goodison Park, PL
Sa 04 Feb 17:30 Fulham, The Etihad, PL
Su 12 Feb 16:00 Aston Villa, Villa Park, PL
Th 16 Feb 20:05 Porto, Estádio do Dragão, ELR32
We 22 Feb 20:05 Porto, The Etihad, ELR32
Sa 25 Feb 17:30 Blackburn, The Etihad, PL








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Writer:Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk
Date:Sunday January 22 2012
Time: 5:03PM

Comments

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So....... Mario is cool everytime he takes a pen??

I can see why 'Arry was p1ssed off, but Webb didnt do anything to Blagatelly so the game has to go on.....
niteworlok
22/01/2012 18:09:00
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Yep mate, everytime.
Bluedub
22/01/2012 18:23:00
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Parker two footed tackle not a peep, shake hands smiles all round, some say its a red card and reckless. Some people make make out more than there was to Marios alleged stamp, which will get most press?
buzz lightyear
22/01/2012 18:45:00
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parkers tackle was one footed and he took the ball, balotelli assaulted a player who was lying on the ground. get some perspective buzz lightyear. be proud of the win by all means but you really want to stand by this sort of behaviour? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYeShfsUX5Q
Guernman
22/01/2012 18:51:00
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Parker would have been off for persistent fouling, ala Gareth Barry, if he played for certain teams. Webb saw the alleged stamp so to stay consistent with FA rules, nothing can be done. http://oi42.tinypic.com/2akmjrb.jpg
StuMCFC
22/01/2012 19:59:00
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Buzz Nitewear. Sorry. Not a particularly constructive comment although more reasoned and grown up than some of the Spuds on here.
kennyclementstache
22/01/2012 20:12:00
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I want to hear Parkers take on this. He's done players many times in his career and was no saint today. I can't believe he's going to turn mardarsed as well. With the clamour we've seen from rags fans and spurs fans maybe it is time to bring the curtain down on any form of body contact. Where was all the shrieking when Rugney *****ted that Wigan lad?
Johnny Baguette
22/01/2012 20:14:00
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Wonder when Webbs report will come out.....
niteworlok
23/01/2012 19:02:00
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