Did you reach that conclusion when they won at Old Trafford?
I only watched part of the match but they looked very ordinary. Mind you, Spurs didn't look that special either.
Am I right in thinking that when Wan keys bought the club they weren't aware that teams can be relegated from the PL?
Think it's fair to conclude that Venkys viewed BR as something to milk to get a quick profit out of. A guy I work with is a BR season ticket holder and reckons they'll enter administration soon after relegation is confirmed, and the Venkys will cut and run with the cash they've leached out of the club.
I wouldn't be surprised! They won't be getting out of the Championship in a hurry, that's for sure. Yakubu and Hoilett will go, that's nailed on. They'll need to get a good price for those two, especially Hoilett, if they are to stave off administration.
Hoilett's out of contract at the end of this season.
Oh, well count me misinformed! There isn't much hope for them at all then
Coming up now for the big game this evening that just may decide where the title is likely to end up. And I’m hoping that the game tonight hinges on the football rather than the referee. At the end of a season that has seen more than its fair share of diabolical decisions from the men in the middle, I am hopeful, with Phil Dowd Andre Marriner as ref, we just might avoid any similar controversy. BUT – I have stated numerous time that one day a title may hang on just a decision. This game has all the ingredients. Whereas other clangers were quickly allowed to be forgotten, the status of this game will ensure that any repeat is brought swiftly into sharp focus. So let’s hope we can avoid red cards, penalties (and dismissals) won by divers, play-acting and all the other distasteful conduct and cheating that has slowly been eroding our national game, and fingers crossed that it lives up to the billing.
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Almost certainly the deciding tie in the Premiership tonight......a win for Man C playing at home where they have an amazing record this season looks a good shout, but then Man U have had an extremely good season away from home and a draw would most definitely suit them. These two results are pretty much where the pundits sit, but of course if Man U were to win, the Premiership would unquestionably be decided tonight given the remaining fixtures for these 2 sides.
How about a bit of destiny then...........80 mins in with the score at 0-0 and Scholes hits a flyer from about 30 yards to seal the win ...............lol stranger things have happened .......maybe not tonight though
On paper, a draw is probably the most likely outcome, although I fancy Shiteh to nick this by the odd goal.
Well the ref is already treating it as a special game. No booking for Scholes despite a deliberate handball. Doesn't inspire confidence!
So Man City look likely to win the title now. Expect Man City to enter a phase of dominance now with the premiership not good, not good at all
I thought they were dreadful, but there are players in that team who are nowhere near the quality of those that they have replaced.
If it was City v Swansea and Newcastle v Man U then it would be nip and tuck. But I think that having done the 'hard' part City may subconsciously take their foot off the pedal (an Newcastle's a hard place to go anyway).
And far from being biased I thought the referee did a good job.
It has for 20 years.
Too right Simon, and that sums up all that is wrong with modern day football IMO. I'm glad I'm just old enough to remember when football could still be called a game.
The team I support, Rangers, are paying through the nose now, partly for all the years of wreckless spending in pursuit of success in that other farce, the "Champions" League. The Greed League would be a better name for it as far as I'm concerned.
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I love the over the top comment on the yahoo page about the match
Wins in City's final two games - away at Newcastle and home to QPR - will now give Mancini's side the title, usurp United at the top of English football and signal a definitive shift in the balance of power in a city that has been characterised by red dominance for decades.
I would have thought its everything to play for again next season, assuming that City do win.
Huge swathes of money hasn't bought the title for Chelsea every year. It's all about managers and player selection.
Well I can give you the heads up on what it's like for your club to go bankrupt!
It's not nice.
It's all about managers and player selection.
With Man City's spending power though they really will move apart from the rest. I think Chelseas main mistake was they just signed players with big reputations rather then Man City who are more carefully picking out the players to fit into a formation (e.g Kompany, Yaya Toure and Aguero). It will probably sound OTT, but I really do see Man City really dominating over the next few years, by quite a distance
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Absolutely Just bear in mind when my comments were made! Just before City got into the game