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Don't Believe The Hype

Don't Believe The Hype

Stuart Pearce has declared from his deluded Nottingham Forest boot room that both himself and Chairman John Wardle still see him as 'the best man for the job' as Manchester City manager. Well, that's alright then.

Unbelievably still talked up in ever decreasing Blue circles as a young manager still learning his trade who will one day come good, there remains a possibility that should the current shambolic club set up remain in place this summer so will Pearce having served up some of the most dismal, turgid, tactically naiive football ever played by a City side.

Let's put the talk a good game spin and hype to one side and look at exactly where the City Board's dangerous policies and Pearce & Co's glaring inabilities have taken us over these past two seasons:

League results for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 have so far realised a p*sspoor 85 points from a possible 222: P74, W24, D13, L37.

This season, City are on course for the lowest goals tally in our club's league history.

Not a single league goal has been scored by City at Eastlands since 1st January 2007 in 10.5 hours of football. Prior to that, a paltry 10.

In all the league games that City have fallen behind this season, we have only come back once and that was during injury time at Everton in September 2006.

We are now only one game away from recording the lowest number of goals scored at home in English Football's top flight history.

This season could realistically see City reach less points than the 43 in 2005-2006 with less goals scored.

Finally, and because I can't face any more damning facts or even begin to consider the hopelessness of the club's transfer and wages policy, Season Card sales are 50% down on the same time last year. That has to be the worst fact of all.

In conclusion, we are going backwards at an alarming rate and were it not for the support of Jim Cassell's brilliantly run Academy and the recent (fortuitous?) arrivals of Ball and Mpenza we would have been relegated weeks ago.

'The best man for the job?'

As one Jim Royle would say: 'My Arse.'



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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday April 29 2007
Time: 4:43PM

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You do have a fantastic stadium, your are supposed to be the big club in Manchester. Well it looks like Fat Sam is coming to your place sometime soon. I like Stuart Pearce, and I`m sure you guys do to. Fat Sam should keep him as his right hand man so he can get some more experience.
gunnerb
29/04/2007 18:13:00
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Cheers, gunnerb. I'm not sure if Allardyce is lined up for the Barcodes in the North East. I am sure Psycho is a nice bloke but his press conferences, pre match love-ins with oppostion gaffers and increasing post match arrogance have become enough for the vast majority of Blues as you can see from our poll. He just has not got what it takes and has been given a more than fair crack of the whip. I am worried by the inexperienced pals he has been allowed to bring in as well as the godawful signings. That said, it is this City board that ousted the stabilising influence of David Bernstein over Robbie Fowler's Mad Kev signing that really deserve denouncing. We are in a right mess yet as you say have everything in place for take off backed by a fantastic Academy. This could be an unprecedented few weeks for us all.
Johnny Baguette
29/04/2007 18:24:00
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Risky business to tie your colours to the mast in the form of a Chairman that may be on the way out. What price Big Fat Sam's resignation is tied into the takeover talks. You can only deliver what's available so perhaps it's one of the conditions of the Ranson bid? Meanwhile Pearce gets more and more deluded as his City side look to take on the mantle of Premiership's lowest home goalscorers in a season. You'll be in the record books for something at City then Stu? Now ***** off.
31 years
29/04/2007 19:43:00
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Well said, 31 years!!!!
Johnny Baguette
29/04/2007 20:45:00
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Well said Johnny, your stats prove Pearce's incompetence and the pressing need to sack him and his cronies without further delay.
Clear Sky
29/04/2007 21:31:00
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Absolutely Clear Sky. What concerns me for saturday is that the senior wasters on board Pearce's sinking ship know they are on borrowed time and look like they have packed it in already. Any new gaffer coming in right now should play the Academy lads on saturday who at least will understand what a Manchester Derby means. Of course, in Pearce and Wigley's deluded world that won't happen.
Johnny Baguette
30/04/2007 10:10:00
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Seems like you want Pearce out then, he hasnt done a good job and those figures show that.
jono_forest
30/04/2007 13:10:00
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Well, Jono he was given the job on the back of an end of season run which almost saw us reach the UEFA Cup after Mad Kev's passion fizzled out. That run saw the mood lifted at Eastlands and most Blues wanted him to be given the chance to prove himself. He has had two whole seasons to do that and somewhere in the region of 10 million quid to spend (eg Isaksson, Samaras, Crappadi) even though he hasn't had the financial backing of other clubs. The majority of us have supported him and willed him to succeed but we have gone nowhere fast under his naiive leadership while the board who are seeking to sell the club have remained almost totally silent. Enough really is enough. It's a right shambles.
Johnny Baguette
30/04/2007 13:42:00
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