Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Un-Neighbourly conduct!

Un-Neighbourly conduct!

City are reported to have refused requests to move May`s derby game back by 24 hours.

The request comes as the rags seek to gain any advantage they can over Chelsea in the Premiership run in.

As they have a Champions League game in Milan on the Wednesday, Yoonited thought they would approach City and seek permission to gain an extra day`s rest before the game.

City have apparently responded with a resounding no.

Now not withstanding the fact that I have little time for our odious neighbours, why should they expect City to make their challenge for trophies easier at the expense of those that have already made arrangements for this fixture?

Travel is notoriously more difficult on a Sunday, particularly for a lunchtime fixture, and to expect supporters of both teams to change arrangements with little notice stinks of typical rag arrogance.

The price of success, since time eternal, has always been a backlog of fixtures. Yoonited, as per the rest of the teams in the top flight, accept the Sky dollar and therefore should accept the timescale between games. Playing before Chelsea has suited them for most of the second half of the season and there is no reason changes should be made to the fixture so late in the day.

It all stinks a little to me as if they are getting a tad concerned. The nightmare scenario for City that they could get relegated as Yoonited confirmed the title no longer exists. The only nightmare that remains is a rag one. How it would grate if City were to take the points that cost them the title.

Suddenly lickle siddy are of concern: and they won`t even move the fixture to suit the rags.



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

Writer:Andy Leggott
Date:Tuesday April 24 2007
Time: 11:45AM

Comments

0
Good on yourselves, City! As we suspected, sphincters are seriously twitching at the swamp and every single Blue on this planet will be right up for 5th May. Our players have also had a tough season but are coming together as a battling unit at the right time and will not need any motivating.
Johnny Baguette
24/04/2007 13:47:00
0
hang on "Travel is notoriously more difficult on a Sunday, particularly for a lunchtime fixture, and to expect supporters of both teams to change arrangements with little notice stinks of typical rag arrogance" maybe so but isnt it a local derby ur traveling from one end of the city to the other, im not sure u have convinced me using travel time in ur case mate
buckers_07
24/04/2007 14:51:00
0
of course everyone that attends a derby lives on the doorstep don't they? Personally I believe it would affect united's support more. Very few flights from Singapore on Sundays.
31 years
24/04/2007 15:00:00
0
it wouldn't make any difference when we play you,we will stick 3 or 4 past you without reply.
SweetLeftFoot
24/04/2007 18:12:00
0
as you usually do? remind me of the last four at City? 3-1. 4-1, 0-2, 3-1
31 years
24/04/2007 18:56:00
0
churlish and petty - won't effect the home support. concede the extra day, claim the moral high ground and still beat 'em
Craig Cain
25/04/2007 09:08:00
0
The M25 can be murder on Sunday,,,,,
col8
26/04/2007 04:15:00
0
As I said it'll effect united's travelling support. We wouldn't want to jeopardise that by moving the game :-)
31 years
26/04/2007 10:50:00
0
No indeed not, the atmosphere would be criminally insipid without the cosmopolitan mix ensured by the Globecorp supporters
Craig Cain
26/04/2007 16:22:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Interim Ped Moan

Dead Rubber Weekend Doesn't Suit the Blues

What Are City's Next Four Opponents Up To?

Over the next three weeks Manchester City face stiff competition from a whole host of clubs, but who are they and what are they up to?

(Video) Manchester City: High Hopes

For the first time in nearly three months (and about time too) 'We Love Man City FC' has created a brand new Manchester City fans' video.

Red Card Report 2017 - The Chinese Market

The sixth edition of the Red Card report into how European clubs fare in the Chinese fan market has now been released.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who will win today's EPL Cup Final?
Suggested By: Tudor
Rags1%
Saints66%
Don't care33%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 26 20 3 3 63 36
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 26 12 8 6 44 15
8 WBA 26 11 7 8 40 4
9 West Ham 26 9 6 11 33 -9
10 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
11 Burnley 26 9 4 13 31 -9
12 Watford 26 8 7 11 31 -13
13 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
14 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 5 14 26 -15
15 Swansea 26 7 3 16 24 -25
16 Middlesbrough 26 4 10 12 22 -9
17 Crystal Palace 26 6 4 16 22 -13
18 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
19 Hull City 26 5 6 15 21 -27
20 Sunderland 26 5 4 17 19 -24
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)

Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2017 4:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 12:30PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2017 4:30PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear562
2.Johnny Baguette295
3.Skoorb277
4.Rising148
5.Bluedub141
6.johnkelv112
7.Tudor111
8.citizhun82
9.Colin Is The King74
10.kennyclementstache63
Write for Vital Football