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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.

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Writer: Andy Leggott Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 24 2007

Time: 11:45AM

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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
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24/04/2007 13:47:00

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
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24/04/2007 14:51:00

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
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24/04/2007 15:00:00

it wouldn't make any difference when we play you,we will stick 3 or 4 past you without reply.
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24/04/2007 18:12:00

as you usually do? remind me of the last four at City? 3-1. 4-1, 0-2, 3-1
31 years
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24/04/2007 18:56:00

churlish and petty - won't effect the home support. concede the extra day, claim the moral high ground and still beat 'em
Craig Cain
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25/04/2007 09:08:00

The M25 can be murder on Sunday,,,,,
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26/04/2007 04:15:00

As I said it'll effect united's travelling support. We wouldn't want to jeopardise that by moving the game :-)
31 years
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26/04/2007 10:50:00

No indeed not, the atmosphere would be criminally insipid without the cosmopolitan mix ensured by the Globecorp supporters
Craig Cain
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26/04/2007 16:22:00


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