Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Sack The Board

Sack The Board

The most significant result to come out of Vital Manchester City's latest poll of City supporters is the significant lack of support shown to the current board of directors.

In a poll that has been running for two weeks, only 4% of those polled offer support to the current board in the wake of the recent takeover talk.

Unsurprisingly over half of those polled, 56%, say they would welcome massive American investment and a buyout of the club.

The newly formed supporters trust can also take heart from these results with just over a third of those polled believing support should be offered to them.

Most damaging to the club however is the lack of support shown towards a boardromm that could do little wrong several years back.

Lack of investment in the first team, a failure to listen to the supporters and unwavering support for a manger who has lost the team are all factors in the collapse of support.

Coupled with yesterday's dissent at Blackburn, both inside and outside the stadium, it is perhaps time for the board to start listening. I can only speculate from this set of results that the current incumbents have reached popularity levels on a par with Peter Swales.

The last thing we need is demonstrations outside Eastlands. However those that remember the protests outside Maine Road, to rid the club of Swales, can tell they are not far away.

Results in full

Your support with regards takeover talk?

Keep the current board in place - 4%

Massive American investment and buyout - 56%

Sensible British investment and buyout - 5%

Support the supporters trust - 35%

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

Writer:Andy Leggott
Date:Monday March 12 2007
Time: 4:55PM


Damning statistics yet again. What would it/ will it take for this City board to have listened to the supporters? On just about every issue the City fans have either been dismissed, ignored or taken for granted. Many of us never wanted Fatty Fowler who's signing started the slow decline. We never even get a say in what colours and kits the team stroll about in ffs nevermind the next waster we sign!!! Well, they've boxed themselves into a corner with their failure to act, sanctioning and supporting the rubbish Pearce and co have served up/brought in. What next, Wigley, Jackett and Steele to help plot the downfall of Chelsea this week?
Johnny Baguette
12/03/2007 17:50:00
I don't know why anyone bothers. Everyone knows that the supporters (customers) aren't listened to. That is why so many have drifted away and why so many more won't renew. The club has lost touch with the reality that is its supporters. The board will be like the boy on the burning deck. ***** scared to make any decision and just hoping it comes right under Pearce.
blue mission
13/03/2007 12:53:00
The board sanctioned this regime. The board have given him £12 million to spend. The board are just as guilty in dragging this club back down. The problem is they lost touch with the supporters. The brand has become more important than the product and that may well cost the club a great deal.
14/03/2007 09:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Ped Report City 1-1 Southampton

Lock In For Blues as Pep Does His Nut

(Video) Have Man City Fans Had Enough Of Pep Guardiola?

Have Manchester City fans had enough of Pep Guardiola after going five games without winning?

Johnny On The Spot - City 1 Southampton 1

The frustration along with the foul ups continue...

Mike Dean Takes Charge Of Manchester Derby

The English Football League has appointed Mike Dean to officiate the EFL Cup Fourth Round tie between Manchester United and Manchester City.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Johnny Baguette
no email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

City's performance, out of five against Southampton?
Suggested By: Tudor
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 9 6 2 1 20 11
2 Arsenal 9 6 2 1 20 10
3 Liverpool 9 6 2 1 20 9
4 Chelsea 9 6 1 2 19 10
5 Spurs 9 5 4 0 19 9
6 Everton 9 4 3 2 15 5
7 Man Utd 9 4 2 3 14 1
8 Southampton 9 3 4 2 13 3
9 Watford 9 3 3 3 12 0
10 AFC Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 12 0
11 Crystal Palace 9 3 2 4 11 0
12 Leicester City 9 3 2 4 11 -4
13 WBA 9 2 4 3 10 0
14 Burnley 9 3 1 5 10 -5
15 West Ham 9 3 1 5 10 -7
16 Stoke 9 2 3 4 9 -7
17 Middlesbrough 9 1 4 4 7 -4
18 Hull City 9 2 1 6 7 -14
19 Swansea 9 1 2 6 5 -7
20 Sunderland 9 0 2 7 2 -10
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 26 2016 8:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 26 2016 12:30PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 3 2016 3:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Johnny Baguette300
3.Buzz Lightyear272
5.Colin Is The King160
Write for Vital Football