How Man City are battling history to land the quadruple
01/04/2021 | sport | football | 1,925
There have been more than 100 previous attempts by 15 different English clubs to win the quadruple - will Manchester City become the first to do it?
Still can’t take anything City do seriously since oil Removed
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Yep, oil money should be banned from entering football.
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01/04/2021 09:35:12 8 11
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Then i guess you dont drive?
IF you do, then you are talking without really thinking.
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I thought that before the oil
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01/04/2021 11:00:17 2 3
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Couldn't of put it better myself mate
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01/04/2021 11:09:55 5 4
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I am a big football fan but I can’t even watch Man City let alone give them credit. It’s like having a cheat on a manager pc game and you have unlimited money. Real football fans want to see teams get trophies from doing it the honest way. Man City kill the game with transfer fees etc. Like to see pep manage West Brom on a budget.
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01/04/2021 11:15:26 1 1
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Ye it's lost all meaning even rivals don't care
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01/04/2021 11:47:38 2 0
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Yeah id much rather we where owned by a life/family ruining betting company!
I think the main reason it hasn’t been done before is no other team have been owned by a sovereign state and had unlimited funds to spend. Not having to comply with FFP rules has certainly helped city , as have the ridiculously easy domestic cup draws they seem to get. Removed
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Let's not forget they should have been banned from the Champions League this season, but the authorities bottled it!
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Yeh but they might earn more than they spend
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01/04/2021 09:48:30 15 7
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Ridiculously easy?? Arsenal & Man United in the League cup and Everton & Chelsea in the FA cup. Have another go.
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01/04/2021 09:56:18 14 20
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wow, so much wrongness in one paragraph, i salute you! it takes great skill to achieve the number of inaccuracies all together at the same time.

did you write the racism report for the government, by any chance?
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01/04/2021 09:58:44 6 2
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Barcelona and Real only play in 1 cup competition as do the italian sides
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01/04/2021 10:29:37 13 8
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FFP were supposed to stop clubs going into debt and receivership. EUFA changed that when clubs like Milan, Madrid, utd started racking up massive debts.
Onwards and Upwards MCFC, the Pride of Manchester.
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01/04/2021 10:30:53 7 7
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If it was all about money, then teams that have bought their success, such as Chelsea, Man Utd or Liverpool would've won it by now. Its simply because its very difficult to do. That said, out of all the teams to have tried, City have a small chance as they are by far the best side to have attempted this.
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We must keep reminding ourselves that City are funded by a country that tortures it's own citizens. Without this dirty investment, they would be just another Championship team, at best.
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01/04/2021 11:16:24 2 1
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Yep. Their net spend over the last 10 years is £200 million + more than anybody else.
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01/04/2021 11:32:08 6 0
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Wow, are you part of the "you'll never whine alone" brigade? The club with no lows
Tapping up players, breaking into IT systems, smashing buses (usual vile activities), getting the whole league banned from Europe. Having a manager that literally lies (no I never mock other teams). The club that supported racist behaviour (Suarez) that even had one of its own claiming embarrassment for doing so.
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Envy is a terrible thing it eats away at the very fabric of your soul
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01/04/2021 11:51:12 2 0
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Wow, the bitter salty tears on here are giving me a great laugh, the Liverpool & MU fans are so torn up by little City doing so well, and they are all spouting the same old BS, Sorry to have to tell you all that City are not owned by a State, do not have endless amounts of cash to spend, it is a self sustaining business, were not banned from the CL because they did nothing wrong, boo hoo
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Can't wait for the oil money to dry up. What will citeh do when the world is carbon neutral.
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The only history they're battling is their own lack of it. Just a jumped up Championship yo-yo club
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01/04/2021 09:39:32 49 38
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boohoo boohoo boohoo - carry on crying into your cornflakes
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01/04/2021 12:00:17 3 0
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Yes they've been relegated so many times over the last year's haven't they lol
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01/04/2021 12:35:43 11 1
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History! City won the FA Cup before United and 61 years before Liverpool won their first.
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01/04/2021 13:16:31 4 3
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That's one huge yo-yo. 20 years on the upswing and still rising, crest not even in sight yet. Feeling a little blue.
Dry your eyes you bitttttter tarat. Removed
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01/04/2021 15:33:50 1 0
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Too closed minded to believe that they are now creating their own history. Your "history" argument falls flat with clubs like Aston Villa and Nottingham Forrest falling down the ladder.
01/04/2021 15:44:55 2 0
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Did you even get History GCSE? We all know your history mate, like getting English clubs banned from European Competition, that’s some history well done
01/04/2021 16:00:26 2 0
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City are 6th on list of most years in English top flight. So your comment is utter drivel unless new wealth allowed them to travel back in time and change the past.
01/04/2021 16:05:00 2 0
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EVERY club has history - you mean a history of winning silverware which puts us with some very big clubs most of whom won things two centuries ago and not much since.
01/04/2021 18:08:08 3 1
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No history, which planet do you live on, they won the FA cup before united, they are a wonderful club that have rebuilt an entire neighbourhood that was a shambles and have the most loyal fans going, I have been a season ticket holder since 1977, and most of the people who sit near me at the stadium can say the same.
01/04/2021 18:38:53 1 0
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Not the brightest spark are we!
City were a succesfull club in the late 60's & 70's....then again, can't expect facts from a socialist ??
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01/04/2021 09:27:14 59 42
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City are a very good domestic team.

But they are way out of their depth at higher levels like CL.
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I don't know what all the fuss is about, I manage the quadruple every year on Football Manager!
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Maybe winning the league is harder than winning the CL? Just ask Liverpool!!
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01/04/2021 12:01:57 2 1
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Yes so out of their depth apart from winning every match so far clown
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Yes beating Real Madrid last season 4-1 was way out of their depth
01/04/2021 21:33:08 1 0
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Like all English teams...
02/04/2021 11:31:07 0 0
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Isn’t the Premier League the BLitW!?!
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01/04/2021 09:28:17 2 2
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surely Arsenals 2003/04 results of W, SF, SF, QF is better than their 2010/11 of 4th, 6th round, F, r16.
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01/04/2021 10:14:47 2 0
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Thye have sorted purely on longest surviving hopes as far as I can tell.
So winning the treble is not the best attempt as going out of the league cup before christmas will be the most important factor. All the 'top' attempts involve winning the league cup.
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01/04/2021 09:28:41 12 17
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They are a very good team with a very good coach, but it feels plastic. If they did win the quadruple, I'd want to feel proud for a British team but I honestly don't think I would.

With the money they've spent it's a joke if they don't win. Liverpool and Leicester achievements in recent years feel so much more genuine.
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01/04/2021 09:44:54 15 2
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Liverpool spend tons of money in Alison salah firmino mane van dijk Keita I could name more buy Leicester was deserved
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Leicester's achievement is up there with Greece winning the Euro's in Portugal or Wigan winning the FA Cupp
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Maybe it’d mean more if they hadn’t spent the equivalent of a small country’s GDP on transfers and wages in the last few years. Give Scunthorpe Utd over £2b in transfer fees and wages and I think they’d probably manage much the same.
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01/04/2021 09:55:06 2 2
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Scunthorpe are already in a good position ... they dont have Raheego Sterling
If they fluke all four in this false season, who would the next statue be in honour of ? Maybe a train of camels or fleet of oil tankers would be appropriate. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:53:53 1 2
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Maybe an altar for continued sacrafice of morals and ethics in the pursuit of pyrric 'sporting glory'
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01/04/2021 09:32:39 4 4
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Winning the quadruple will happen at some point and possibly City are in with a good shout, but they will have to be unbelievable against Bayern Munich or BM to have a bad game.

I also wouldn't dare write off Liverpool knocking Manchester City out either if they get drawn against each other, in the CL they aren't the wreck they are in the PL.

The other comps are sewn up for the treble though.
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01/04/2021 09:33:07 3 10
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They haven't reached a Champions League Final in their oily history, and they won't this year, especially if John Stones keeps playing!.
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I don't suppose many top Premier League teams can take the moral high ground on finances; there has always been a gap between the haves and have-nots. Yet I still can't believe the way MCFC have been allowed to flout FFP rules and sportswash the UAE. Removed
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say's another non-expert on FFP, Sport Regulations, and the legality of it. Probably spends most of their time on Trump HYS complaining about voter fraud
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Why is that, all of a sudden everyone keeps mentioning (other people's) money over and over again on here ? It was never an issue when it was, for example, Manchester United who are still responsible for top three of the highest transfers in the Premier League history. Arsenal,
Chelsea and Liverpool are THE clubs below Manchester United on the list, Manchester City (KdB) are 7th on the list
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01/04/2021 10:30:49 6 2
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Thing is man city fans are quick to say "the established clubs at the top don't want new boys on the block"

but

now city are up there do they care about clubs that struggle to exist and clubs that operate without relatives sponsoring them that miss out on top 4 and winning trophies due to city's artificial position?

NO, OF COURSE THEY DON'T!!!!!
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01/04/2021 11:59:49 1 0
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Ok brain dead how have city flouted FFP rules,serious question...
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01/04/2021 09:33:40 3 10
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Another Man City HYS?
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Why not ?
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01/04/2021 09:51:42 1 0
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It's the first one this month. In the interests of fairness and inclusion I am looking forward to the Burnley, Brighton and Crystal Palace HYS's this month ??
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A love a great April Fool's gag!
Still can’t take anything City do seriously since oil Removed
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Yep, oil money should be banned from entering football.
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01/04/2021 09:49:29 7 3
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I agree, we should all be heavily in debt at the risk of being bankrupted after being drained of cash by our owners.
controlled, not banned. You cannot have state sponsored corrupt spending excused by EUFA's ineptitude in all things, making a team able to outspend anyone by hundreds of millions and have real competition. No wonder Pep is staying. Owners with wealth have always existed, but avoiding the rules on spending and throwing lawyers at it to cover the lie cheapens anything they do. Doubt City fans care. Removed
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01/04/2021 11:37:19 3 0
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Stocking up on debt makes more sense. Trying to corrupt the system so a few clubs can remain at top. I notice that other owners milk the cash cow, inflate prices (who has been paying high fees over the last 50 years? Buying other teams top players lol). I also notice that some clubs don't invest in their community.
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Unless it’s coming to your club of course
Still can’t take anything City do seriously since oil Removed
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Then i guess you dont drive?
IF you do, then you are talking without really thinking.
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01/04/2021 11:33:50 1 2
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so if I drive then I support city cheating? One of us isn't really thinking
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01/04/2021 09:37:34 14 10
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There have been some great achievements by English clubs. Liverpool’s famous titles and European cup wins, Man Utd’s treble, Forest and Villa winning the European cup, Leicester’s PL win. The sportswashing quadruple just wouldn’t be remembered as fondly.
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01/04/2021 12:06:28 4 3
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Ha ha, Liverpool fans lauding utd. I never thought I'd see the day. What next, Everton are your second favourite club?.
01/04/2021 15:59:14 1 1
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You mean the back pass titles or the ONE in 30 years title, so two CL without actually being champions in England, what a sham of a competition
01/04/2021 19:15:55 0 0
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It will be remembered as the first ever quadruple and if they win it, good luck to them! apart from that, keep your fake & misguided political views out of a sports forum ??
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01/04/2021 09:37:35 6 4
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Que the bitterness from rival fans...
And the awful grammar. Removed
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Que the bitterness from rival fans...
And the awful grammar. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:43:07 0 0
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It was probably meant as a Spanglish joke, Marcus. Grow up
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The only history they're battling is their own lack of it. Just a jumped up Championship yo-yo club
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01/04/2021 09:39:32 49 38
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boohoo boohoo boohoo - carry on crying into your cornflakes
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They are chasing an improbable quadruple....

But if anyone can do it....they can.

Gonna be an awful amount of bitter, salty tears on here from jealous rivals as well....
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01/04/2021 09:41:33 11 12
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Buying there succces is not that great
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Yes
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01/04/2021 11:57:30 2 2
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Why would anyone be jealous of false achievement! EVERYONE knows it's a result of money and not related to personal or team achievements. If you get your kicks out of empty results, go an and fill your boots. But seriously Sean, if I offered to play in a fantasy league against you and I were limited to 30 million and you could spend whatever you wanted, would you really feel a sense of achievement
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They have a chance this time as they will not have to face Wigan Athletic.
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01/04/2021 14:30:01 11 19
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and rip up wigans stadium.
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I always remember using the cheat on Championship Manager when we were kids and having infinite money to spend, buying anyone and winning everything, but after a season or so you would get bored and play normally. My cousin was so crap though that he would keep playing as he couldn't win all the trophy's no matter how long he played. I always joke and call him Pep nowadays.
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Well once again Manchester City are trying there best to buy the quadruple although it won’t work I love it when teams like Wigan in 2013 win trophies without buying them
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And Pompey, Leicester or Birmingham too :)
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01/04/2021 09:47:33 1 4
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So Wigan bought no one that season? Dreamer
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01/04/2021 10:44:14 4 0
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Oh dear...you realise Leicester bought their way into the Premier League don,t you ?
...and Portsmouth...lovely story but they financially imploded due to the money R Arry spent on tf,s & wages.
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01/04/2021 12:11:12 0 1
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Yeah you mean who've just been taken over by rich owners?
Please find out the facts before making yourself look silly
01/04/2021 21:33:30 0 0
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Then built on that by going out the league and up for sale now for 99 quid
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They are chasing an improbable quadruple....

But if anyone can do it....they can.

Gonna be an awful amount of bitter, salty tears on here from jealous rivals as well....
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01/04/2021 09:41:33 11 12
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Buying there succces is not that great
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01/04/2021 09:48:09 2 5
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They're the footballing equivalent of Mercedez F1
Of course, nobody has ever done that before. Have they?

For some reason people weren't anywhere near as angry/bitter/jealous when RA's Russian pre-FFP money transformed Chelsea from an upper mid table team to constantly challenging for the title/honours. Perhaps it's because City came from a relatively lower start point to do it.

If they do win the quadruple, they will deserve the plaudits.
01/04/2021 15:56:40 0 2
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The correct word is "Their". You need to go back to school and learn how to spell the correct words.
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They are chasing an improbable quadruple....

But if anyone can do it....they can.

Gonna be an awful amount of bitter, salty tears on here from jealous rivals as well....
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01/04/2021 09:42:04 0 3
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Yes
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01/04/2021 09:42:07 7 3
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We won't win all four, i'll be over the moon if we win the title and one of the cups
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Lance Armstrong won a lot of bicycle races.
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01/04/2021 10:17:15 2 4
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That`s right, he did, and most were on the same gear as him, so it was a level playing field.
I think the main reason it hasn’t been done before is no other team have been owned by a sovereign state and had unlimited funds to spend. Not having to comply with FFP rules has certainly helped city , as have the ridiculously easy domestic cup draws they seem to get. Removed
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Let's not forget they should have been banned from the Champions League this season, but the authorities bottled it!
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No, City beat UEFA in the courts, get over it.??
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Erm you don't know much about football do you I take it
And the awful grammar. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:43:07 0 0
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It was probably meant as a Spanglish joke, Marcus. Grow up
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01/04/2021 09:43:20 115 53
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All this Oil fc stuff really makes me laugh. Clubs are always crying about the owners are bad for their club and wont invest. They dream of having owners like Man City and because City have what they want they try to undermine everything they do - yet if a Saudi Prince is rumored to take over their club I'm fairly sure they'll change their tune
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Spot on that is, utd fans loved being at the top now they quote oil fc! And not a week goes by they wish that a prince of some sort tries to take them over! Mufc/jealous fc, I’m a Liverpool fan and I say good luck to city! Anyone but utd as far as I’m concerned
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01/04/2021 09:47:10 12 0
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And there lies the problem!! The only way other teams can compete is with this money. This kind of behaviour should have been stamped out before Abramovich got his grubby mitts on Chelsea. It would make the league far more even and competitive rather than the same teams scooping up all the honours.
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01/04/2021 13:44:59 8 3
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Nope, as a Spurs fan IF we ever do win anything it will be all the better for being self funded without an oligarch dipping into his pocket.
Whatever City and Chelsea fans say, their trophies are tainted.
I even have respect for Arsenal winning their recent FA Cups the RIGHT way.
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01/04/2021 13:57:46 0 1
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They are just sad people, and they "will never whine alone"
01/04/2021 15:46:32 1 0
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You say the 'oil fc' name makes you laugh. The problem is, it's based on truth. City's recent success is because of the UEA money which comes from the sale of oil.
01/04/2021 15:51:32 4 1
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Not true. I couldn’t support a club who have got to where they are due to mega rich owners. Where’s the enjoyment in that? It’s a bit like playing monopoly when you have your own bank. Of course you will win. Not only do City buy all the best players, but this also prevents other clubs from being able to purchase them. This has also helped overprice players values and wages.
01/04/2021 16:00:41 0 1
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Don't fool yourself I've known City and Chelsea fans almost apologetic by their financed success
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Newcastle had there deal blocked
01/04/2021 17:52:52 0 0
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Please somebody takeover Newcastle !
01/04/2021 20:53:41 1 0
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I don't care that city have oil money. I don't care that they spend big. I do care that they breached ffp massively to buy trophies. It is the football club equivalent of taking PEDs and it is cheating.

Before any smart person responds to me with "they were found not guilty", read the report in detail. They were let off due to technicalities and uefa incompetence. OJ is less guilty than city are.
02/04/2021 00:11:26 1 0
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1999 league one club. Without financial doping City were nowhere. Now spent billions of petroleum dollars on a manufactured team.
Built an acclaimed world class academy with a token gesture 20 year old bit part player in first team.
Laugh all you want you will never get recognition as an achieving club until City operate like a real football club. Always •
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01/04/2021 09:43:31 15 12
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Seems to be a lot of salty April fools on here today.

concentrate on the quality levels of your own teams before slating City. we have shown how to play great football, and how to be consistently excellent.

i know it hurts, just (for your own piece of mind) try and come to terms with it.
I think the main reason it hasn’t been done before is no other team have been owned by a sovereign state and had unlimited funds to spend. Not having to comply with FFP rules has certainly helped city , as have the ridiculously easy domestic cup draws they seem to get. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:43:39 6 10
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Yeh but they might earn more than they spend
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??. Haha. Yes of course they do. That Etihad sponsorship has gone far. A little know Club from Manchester sold naming rights to their stadium for more money than Liverpool football club was sold for in the same year.
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01/04/2021 10:07:11 16 10
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Well it depends on whether you count shifting money from Etihad Airlines to Man City's coffers as 'earnings'. Man City do and FFP doesn't actually exist, so it's all good in theory.

In reality, if Mansour were ever to get bored off spending billions to only win Carling Cups and the odd PL and decide to walk away, Man City would collapse within a day.
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but they don't
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01/04/2021 09:43:41 5 7
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The thing is that if they win all 4,then nobody will really care,as it’s kind of expected really.
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01/04/2021 09:48:04 3 0
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something that has never been achieved before is "kind of expected"?

do you kind of expect to win the Euro Millions this weekend?
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Another Man City HYS?
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Why not ?
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01/04/2021 09:28:41 12 17
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They are a very good team with a very good coach, but it feels plastic. If they did win the quadruple, I'd want to feel proud for a British team but I honestly don't think I would.

With the money they've spent it's a joke if they don't win. Liverpool and Leicester achievements in recent years feel so much more genuine.
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Liverpool spend tons of money in Alison salah firmino mane van dijk Keita I could name more buy Leicester was deserved
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Meant but Leicester was deserved
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Liverpool's spending was natural from their sales and earnings. It wasn't artificially boosted so they deserved their win.

I don't actually have a great problem with teams spending money inc. Man City but the level of it is huge and there are fair questions about the human rights issues of the owners.
I don't suppose many top Premier League teams can take the moral high ground on finances; there has always been a gap between the haves and have-nots. Yet I still can't believe the way MCFC have been allowed to flout FFP rules and sportswash the UAE. Removed
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say's another non-expert on FFP, Sport Regulations, and the legality of it. Probably spends most of their time on Trump HYS complaining about voter fraud
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Trump gets HYS on Liberal sites? Okay.
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Well once again Manchester City are trying there best to buy the quadruple although it won’t work I love it when teams like Wigan in 2013 win trophies without buying them
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01/04/2021 09:46:32 5 2
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And Pompey, Leicester or Birmingham too :)
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01/04/2021 10:18:55 5 1
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This is the problem with people like you. You don't really have a single clue about what you're saying. The season Leicester won the PL, they spent 70mil and if you think Pompey won the FA cup without spending any money, then you really are deluded. Harry Redknapp spent so much money trying to win trophies with them he bankrupted them!
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Yes I mean all 3 of them with that massive trophy haul wow
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01/04/2021 09:46:35 15 9
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With the amount of money at their disposal, they should be winning everything in sight. The question is, could Pep be successful with the budget of a team like West Ham????
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01/04/2021 13:24:44 5 1
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He would improve them!
01/04/2021 16:10:00 1 0
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Funny that, the same can be said about EVERY successful Manager (none of whom have done what you suggest) .The reason it never happens is the biggest clubs want the best and can afford them - that's life.
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But no any great manager would coach West Ham. Klopp? Mourinho? Ancelloti? Zidane? Tuchel? So your comment is rather ridiculous if not stupid upright
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All this Oil fc stuff really makes me laugh. Clubs are always crying about the owners are bad for their club and wont invest. They dream of having owners like Man City and because City have what they want they try to undermine everything they do - yet if a Saudi Prince is rumored to take over their club I'm fairly sure they'll change their tune
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01/04/2021 09:46:47 86 58
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Spot on that is, utd fans loved being at the top now they quote oil fc! And not a week goes by they wish that a prince of some sort tries to take them over! Mufc/jealous fc, I’m a Liverpool fan and I say good luck to city! Anyone but utd as far as I’m concerned
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01/04/2021 11:07:44 19 11
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I'm an LFC fan and I disagree, Utd built their success in the 90's on youth, they won the league regularly and played in the champions league and used the money to build a huge stadium they could fill. The subsequent big money signings were all a result of the success built on youth.
01/04/2021 16:11:52 3 0
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Mufc have significant financial arrangements with saudi. And have been paid to visit the country
01/04/2021 16:17:02 1 0
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That's about the tenth club you claim to support
ET
01/04/2021 16:47:08 3 0
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But virtually no one listens to Utd fans. Their sense of entitlement is second only to the red s**** at the other end of the east Lancs Road.
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01/04/2021 09:47:05 13 12
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Do you lot message each other? Quick there is another HYS about City, let's show how pathetic we are with our childish posts.
Give it a rest and accept Manchester City are the best team in England having spent the same amount as their rivals.
Oh and dry those salty tears.
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01/04/2021 09:58:44 7 5
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Which other team has spent nearly £2B in 10 years without having to sell top players to balance the books?
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01/04/2021 10:05:00 8 1
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Liverpool are the best team in England when they have their strongest 11. City are the best team when their squad kicks in, as seen early in the season when everyone had a fit squad and they were losing games left, right and centre. As soon as other teams lose players, City take charge. Strength in depth due to ludicrous wages for bench warmers.

No salt, no real fan respects City enough for salt.
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01/04/2021 12:14:42 3 0
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That would be a valid point if it wasn't for the fact it's nonsense. They have MASSIVELY outspent everyone. Albeit with 50-60 million pound players, but lots and lots of them, so they can actually put out 2 competitive teams for the top position.
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01/04/2021 12:20:42 2 0
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https://www.transferleague.co.uk/premier-league-last-five-seasons/transfer-league-tables/premier-league-table-last-five-seasons
just to confirm what I am saying, LFC have a net spend less than Brighton, Watford, West Ham, Wolves, Leicester, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Tottenham) City less than no-one, in fact the are spending 80Million per YEAR more than LFC, despite being a smaller club. Go figure
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01/04/2021 09:44:54 15 2
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Liverpool spend tons of money in Alison salah firmino mane van dijk Keita I could name more buy Leicester was deserved
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01/04/2021 09:47:06 1 0
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Meant but Leicester was deserved
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KDB
01/04/2021 09:43:20 115 53
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All this Oil fc stuff really makes me laugh. Clubs are always crying about the owners are bad for their club and wont invest. They dream of having owners like Man City and because City have what they want they try to undermine everything they do - yet if a Saudi Prince is rumored to take over their club I'm fairly sure they'll change their tune
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01/04/2021 09:47:10 12 0
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And there lies the problem!! The only way other teams can compete is with this money. This kind of behaviour should have been stamped out before Abramovich got his grubby mitts on Chelsea. It would make the league far more even and competitive rather than the same teams scooping up all the honours.
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01/04/2021 13:31:41 3 1
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Blame Sky.
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01/04/2021 13:43:59 5 3
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So you are saying the league was more competitive before Abramovich, but didn`t united and Arsenal win everything then?
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01/04/2021 09:40:40 13 10
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Well once again Manchester City are trying there best to buy the quadruple although it won’t work I love it when teams like Wigan in 2013 win trophies without buying them
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01/04/2021 09:47:33 1 4
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So Wigan bought no one that season? Dreamer
01/04/2021 17:36:42 0 0
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What I mean is not spending millions
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01/04/2021 09:43:41 5 7
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The thing is that if they win all 4,then nobody will really care,as it’s kind of expected really.
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01/04/2021 09:48:04 3 0
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something that has never been achieved before is "kind of expected"?

do you kind of expect to win the Euro Millions this weekend?
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01/04/2021 14:08:30 1 0
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Yep, if I bought all the tickets I'd expect to win the lottery
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01/04/2021 09:41:33 11 12
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Buying there succces is not that great
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01/04/2021 09:48:09 2 5
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They're the footballing equivalent of Mercedez F1
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01/04/2021 12:08:22 1 1
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no they are not. They have rules they have to follow. City bend them all over the place.
I think the main reason it hasn’t been done before is no other team have been owned by a sovereign state and had unlimited funds to spend. Not having to comply with FFP rules has certainly helped city , as have the ridiculously easy domestic cup draws they seem to get. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:48:30 15 7
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Ridiculously easy?? Arsenal & Man United in the League cup and Everton & Chelsea in the FA cup. Have another go.
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01/04/2021 11:26:27 0 3
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Have a look back at their cup fixtures in the past 5 years. Incredibly fortunate draws
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01/04/2021 09:35:00 21 23
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Yep, oil money should be banned from entering football.
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01/04/2021 09:49:29 7 3
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I agree, we should all be heavily in debt at the risk of being bankrupted after being drained of cash by our owners.
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01/04/2021 09:50:10 3 10
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?? doesn’t fink lat man cheaty is gonna win the lott. ?? hop not. Man cheaty bye trophy ?? not win em proper like my teem lester city. We r a proper teem @ we beat man cheaty 5-2 away. We r gud teem. Man cheaty plastick teem boo ?? hoo ??????
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01/04/2021 10:07:03 4 0
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Is this an April Fool????????
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01/04/2021 13:20:34 0 1
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Socrates are you Greek malaka
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01/04/2021 09:33:40 3 10
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Another Man City HYS?
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01/04/2021 09:51:42 1 0
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It's the first one this month. In the interests of fairness and inclusion I am looking forward to the Burnley, Brighton and Crystal Palace HYS's this month ??
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01/04/2021 09:51:48 11 6
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If they do win all 4 then well done to them. You can have all the money in the world but you still have to go out and win the things. It happens regularly in many parts of Europe but they do not have the added complication of a league Cup, even if it is one that many of the top clubs no longer take seriously. You don't get paid for glory and top 4 in the PL is better financially.
01/04/2021 17:59:03 1 0
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I agree! Chelsea and City made the EPL a financial powerhouse by challenging the old guard. Now there are five or six teams who can beat each other to silverware and a few dark horses like Leceister.
I don't suppose many top Premier League teams can take the moral high ground on finances; there has always been a gap between the haves and have-nots. Yet I still can't believe the way MCFC have been allowed to flout FFP rules and sportswash the UAE. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:52:35 8 2
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Why is that, all of a sudden everyone keeps mentioning (other people's) money over and over again on here ? It was never an issue when it was, for example, Manchester United who are still responsible for top three of the highest transfers in the Premier League history. Arsenal,
Chelsea and Liverpool are THE clubs below Manchester United on the list, Manchester City (KdB) are 7th on the list
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01/04/2021 11:08:21 8 2
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People have always spoken about money. Plenty of people criticised Chelsea with Abramovich/Russia sportwashing. Took the mickey out of Man U for the number of ridiculous sponsorship deals. It is the amount of sustained spending which counts. They have broken the FFP rules, were banned and then this was rowed back on. Your club is a sportswashing project for a regime with dodgy human rights.
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01/04/2021 11:36:41 0 3
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how far back are you going? LFC's net spend in the last 4 years is tiny compared to even mid table teams.
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01/04/2021 11:56:37 0 1
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I always enjoy reading City fans try and compare Man Utd's money to theirs. It's not the same, and you know it.
If they fluke all four in this false season, who would the next statue be in honour of ? Maybe a train of camels or fleet of oil tankers would be appropriate. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:53:53 1 2
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Maybe an altar for continued sacrafice of morals and ethics in the pursuit of pyrric 'sporting glory'
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01/04/2021 09:54:01 5 5
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City will get found out in the CL like they do every year, all very well smashing rubbish teams in the prem week in week out but soon as they come up against a quality side they will be out.
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01/04/2021 10:30:21 6 1
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Rubbish teams in the prem? Are you OK? Just because they bottle it in the knock out rounds of the biggest cup doesnt mean the prem has rubbish teams. Need to check you facts mate.
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01/04/2021 09:54:28 6 5
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They won't win the champions league.
Not good enough.
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01/04/2021 12:44:48 3 1
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they are easily good enough.
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01/04/2021 09:54:59 5 0
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As a fan of a team near the bottom there's not many things to get excited about but that Champs League Semi Final (whoever the 2 teams are out of City/Dortmund/Munich/PSG) should be 2 cracking games, can't wait! And then the winner will probably come from the other half of the draw...
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01/04/2021 10:02:20 1 2
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Who do u support
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01/04/2021 09:30:09 8 9
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Maybe it’d mean more if they hadn’t spent the equivalent of a small country’s GDP on transfers and wages in the last few years. Give Scunthorpe Utd over £2b in transfer fees and wages and I think they’d probably manage much the same.
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01/04/2021 09:55:06 2 2
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Scunthorpe are already in a good position ... they dont have Raheego Sterling
I think the main reason it hasn’t been done before is no other team have been owned by a sovereign state and had unlimited funds to spend. Not having to comply with FFP rules has certainly helped city , as have the ridiculously easy domestic cup draws they seem to get. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:56:18 14 20
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wow, so much wrongness in one paragraph, i salute you! it takes great skill to achieve the number of inaccuracies all together at the same time.

did you write the racism report for the government, by any chance?
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01/04/2021 11:07:03 3 1
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Here we let’s use the Race Card when we don’t agree with an opinion. No banta in football soon.
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01/04/2021 09:28:41 12 17
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They are a very good team with a very good coach, but it feels plastic. If they did win the quadruple, I'd want to feel proud for a British team but I honestly don't think I would.

With the money they've spent it's a joke if they don't win. Liverpool and Leicester achievements in recent years feel so much more genuine.
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01/04/2021 09:56:26 4 0
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Leicester's achievement is up there with Greece winning the Euro's in Portugal or Wigan winning the FA Cupp
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01/04/2021 09:56:32 1 4
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I don't begrudge united 3 times, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Blackburn buying titles with unearned money and I'm sure supporters of these teams (who know their history ) will not begrudge Citeh doing the same. Win all 4 ? After years of misery the odd one will do me.
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01/04/2021 10:12:48 3 2
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To be fair, none of those clubs besides Man City earned their cash by abusing human rights and treating citizens like slaves.
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01/04/2021 09:57:09 11 10
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Without oil money,oil city would've been in the division 1??
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01/04/2021 10:02:03 7 8
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That’s doesn’t exist
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01/04/2021 10:11:36 4 0
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HI!
Of course! You need money to win things! I recall City having no money for decades & having to watch the richest clubs (Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool) try to procure trophies, just the way it is & has always been! X
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01/04/2021 10:23:56 3 2
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It's sad that you can't appreciate watching superb football from the Centurions, Treble Winners and Pride of Manchester.
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Jim
01/04/2021 10:28:07 2 0
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Without oil money Chelsea would be liquidated by now
I think the main reason it hasn’t been done before is no other team have been owned by a sovereign state and had unlimited funds to spend. Not having to comply with FFP rules has certainly helped city , as have the ridiculously easy domestic cup draws they seem to get. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:58:44 6 2
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Barcelona and Real only play in 1 cup competition as do the italian sides
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01/04/2021 09:47:05 13 12
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Do you lot message each other? Quick there is another HYS about City, let's show how pathetic we are with our childish posts.
Give it a rest and accept Manchester City are the best team in England having spent the same amount as their rivals.
Oh and dry those salty tears.
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01/04/2021 09:58:44 7 5
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Which other team has spent nearly £2B in 10 years without having to sell top players to balance the books?
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01/04/2021 10:01:25 146 58
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Not gonna happen. Bayern will easily dispatch them in the semis, that much is quite obvious.

However, I really think Chelsea and their Tuchel led improvement will knock them out the FA Cup before that.

And never ever write a Mourinho team off in a final, he'll be desperate to be the man to get Spurs a trophy after so long.

They could end up with 'just' the PL. Like that's a bad thing.
City, like Real, are owned by the state.
As such, they can buy the best players and the best lawyers, to negotiate the FFP rules.
If City were an athlete, they would be on every kind of steroid and epo blood booster, and like athletes who represent the USA, they have their backs watched, and are covered in so much Teflon, they never get caught.
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01/04/2021 10:57:02 8 10
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Lewandowski is injured , Bayern will not beat PSG
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01/04/2021 11:40:35 16 25
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It is 'just' if you spend the money the City do. Nothing against any club spending money, if they have it. All clubs with big finances spend money. It's just that City's money came out of nowhere and not through their on pitch success
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01/04/2021 11:54:04 13 3
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So spurs will beat man city
Okaaaay
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01/04/2021 12:04:00 8 2
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God Digger you sound desperate!
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01/04/2021 12:05:23 1 4
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Agree. Man City are going to have a VERY tough chance of getting the quadruple.
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01/04/2021 12:14:41 5 0
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I think all possibilities are open. It would take a brave man to put mo eye on Spurs beating MC (Slavic Prague ?? - JM isn’t what he once was). I also very much like the look of Chelsea under TT and think they will challenge in a year/2 but they are not at city’s level - yet!! The CL is where they under perform but (big but) if they can show up this team can compete with the best out there. IMO
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01/04/2021 12:17:23 10 5
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It's clear the quadruple is almost impossible, it's never been done in English football. That said, up until 2 years ago the domestic quadruple had never been done. It has now. A great team named Manchester City did it.
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01/04/2021 12:22:51 6 2
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As a City fan, I trust our players.
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01/04/2021 13:01:09 2 9
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BBC used the word 'win', what they meant was 'buy'. But it doesnt matter cos while they can buy the domestic trophies, you need more than money to win the cl and abu dhabi lack that.
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01/04/2021 14:59:28 1 0
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Dry your salty tears Digger !! We've already won the premier league which is more than the club you support will do hahahahahaha
01/04/2021 16:24:29 2 0
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City’s next match in the CL is against Dortmund, not Bayern. Very disrespectful to just ignore them. They’ll be a really tough opponent.

And actually, that’s why we’re very unlikely to win a quadruple. Not because someone called “Digger” has omniscient abilities to predict who will beat us, but because we’re playing top sides at every stage, and any one of them could do it on their day.
01/04/2021 17:05:42 1 1
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Ridiculous comment. They are way better all round than Bayern, whose apparent strength is cushioned by the ease of their domestic opposition. Chelsea under Tuchel have emerged as major challengers, I agree, but they are still a work in progress that I don't think will come to full fruition until next season
01/04/2021 17:23:07 0 0
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Remember it's the year of the one COYS
01/04/2021 18:03:29 0 0
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I'll be happy with "just" the PL, thanks.
02/04/2021 07:10:44 0 0
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No team from this land - no matter how rose-tinted by rear-facing mirrors- has ever achieved this.

Individually each team is beatable but it's cup football. Anything can happen. VAR, referees, Guardiola could all see us off before another team sets foot on the pitch!

Two is great. Three would be absolutely brilliant. Only one team has managed three domestic trophies before though...
02/04/2021 12:49:57 0 0
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????
02/04/2021 20:57:50 0 0
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They have to beat Dortmund first
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01/04/2021 09:43:39 6 10
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Yeh but they might earn more than they spend
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01/04/2021 10:01:40 19 6
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??. Haha. Yes of course they do. That Etihad sponsorship has gone far. A little know Club from Manchester sold naming rights to their stadium for more money than Liverpool football club was sold for in the same year.
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6X
01/04/2021 10:22:26 11 5
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Funny thing is the naming rights were sold to etihad airways and they have made billions in losses

It's all corrupt!!!!!!
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01/04/2021 10:53:13 0 1
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That sounds about right!!
What a moron we have posting this absolute racist nonsense thinly disguised in lie after lie. Removed
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01/04/2021 09:57:09 11 10
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Without oil money,oil city would've been in the division 1??
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01/04/2021 10:02:03 7 8
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That’s doesn’t exist
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01/04/2021 09:54:59 5 0
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As a fan of a team near the bottom there's not many things to get excited about but that Champs League Semi Final (whoever the 2 teams are out of City/Dortmund/Munich/PSG) should be 2 cracking games, can't wait! And then the winner will probably come from the other half of the draw...
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01/04/2021 10:02:20 1 2
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Who do u support
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01/04/2021 10:03:13 7 6
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Ain't going to happen for the small club from Manchester
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01/04/2021 10:15:33 8 4
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Got a better chance than the small club from Liverpool, La...
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01/04/2021 10:04:07 122 63
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Always makes me laugh to hear MU fans whining about City's oil money.

Spending 100s of millions on players paid for with money generated by the merchandising expenditure of millions upon millions of glory hunting 'fans' with zero prior connection to the club or it's city is really no different to being funded by a billionaire sheikh or oligarch.
You don't see the difference between being self-funded due to having "glory hunters" and having an oil country funding you?

The fact anyone follows them for glory shows they're a successful, historically good team, Einstein, nobody follows Luton for glory do they? The fact United have their fanbase is due to success prior to money being a big thing. You know, before you could buy trophies.
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01/04/2021 10:18:36 10 8
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Utd now go pleading to the bank manager for another extension to their loan when they want to buy a player.
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dan
01/04/2021 11:14:52 8 10
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I mean it is. Those "fans" are just glory hunters, the money from the UAE comes in part from modern day slavery. If you can't see the difference that's on you
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Jeb
01/04/2021 11:19:03 10 8
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So you think United getting their money from being popular (as a result of being successful) is the same as City randomly getting bought and getting their money from a Sheikh sugar daddy? What?
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01/04/2021 11:24:26 20 1
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You compare a club owned by vultures who never paid into a club but put it in debt, to a club that is BANKROLLED without debt. Don't you make yourself laugh sometimes?
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01/04/2021 11:48:31 3 3
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Well said
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01/04/2021 12:13:37 1 0
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You are amusing
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01/04/2021 14:03:15 3 1
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Facts it is all oil money. City were nothing before it.
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01/04/2021 14:17:46 4 1
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You honestly not get the difference between a club spending money they earned through investing, marketing, success, history, loyal fans etc and rich owners buying a whole new team every 5 years, making a huge loss and being unsustainable without owners keeping them afloat? No different to Chelsea and Roman, just buying trophies as a rich man's plaything. When oil money goes city will disappear
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01/04/2021 14:24:40 0 0
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Not a fan of either Manchester team but this is a ludicrous claim
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01/04/2021 14:33:02 0 0
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Just like alot of the so called big clubs.most fans have no connection to club or city.Be interested to know for sure how many actually live in liverpool,manchester,chelsea etc.Be saying clubs just jealous but if at their club it be oh so different of course.
01/04/2021 15:57:30 3 0
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Not a Utd fan but they have earned their millions by sharp trading, City have been financially doped and have dubious sponsorship deals no comparison
01/04/2021 16:13:25 0 0
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There is a lot of difference between fan's and a owner as well you know
Once upon a time there was a bored, filthy rich Arab Sheikh. He decided to conduct an experiment to see what would happen if he bought a mediocre football club and lavished an unlimited budget upon them. Thus was born Manchester City - the equivalent of an athlete that wins everything thing because they are on steroids. Removed
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01/04/2021 10:16:35 17 12
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Dry your eyes, the jealousy is eating you away. MCFC were winning trophies 120 years ago and still hold the record for the biggest crowd outside Wembley. How are your team doing, not too good I suspect.
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01/04/2021 10:16:49 1 1
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We know what happens to them athletes in the end...
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Jim
01/04/2021 10:26:06 2 0
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What do you think happened to Leicester and Chelsea?
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01/04/2021 09:47:05 13 12
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Do you lot message each other? Quick there is another HYS about City, let's show how pathetic we are with our childish posts.
Give it a rest and accept Manchester City are the best team in England having spent the same amount as their rivals.
Oh and dry those salty tears.
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01/04/2021 10:05:00 8 1
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Liverpool are the best team in England when they have their strongest 11. City are the best team when their squad kicks in, as seen early in the season when everyone had a fit squad and they were losing games left, right and centre. As soon as other teams lose players, City take charge. Strength in depth due to ludicrous wages for bench warmers.

No salt, no real fan respects City enough for salt.
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01/04/2021 09:50:10 3 10
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?? doesn’t fink lat man cheaty is gonna win the lott. ?? hop not. Man cheaty bye trophy ?? not win em proper like my teem lester city. We r a proper teem @ we beat man cheaty 5-2 away. We r gud teem. Man cheaty plastick teem boo ?? hoo ??????
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01/04/2021 10:07:03 4 0
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Is this an April Fool????????
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01/04/2021 09:43:39 6 10
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Yeh but they might earn more than they spend
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01/04/2021 10:07:11 16 10
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Well it depends on whether you count shifting money from Etihad Airlines to Man City's coffers as 'earnings'. Man City do and FFP doesn't actually exist, so it's all good in theory.

In reality, if Mansour were ever to get bored off spending billions to only win Carling Cups and the odd PL and decide to walk away, Man City would collapse within a day.
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01/04/2021 10:11:07 12 7
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But don’t you know, all Man City’s money comes from genuine sponsorship now? The sheikh has never used Abu Dhabi’s money for Man City. That’s what all the loyal subjects of Manchester say anyway.
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01/04/2021 11:28:38 1 0
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not true
It will be classed as a major failure if Abu Dhabi do not win all 4 after what they have spent. Removed
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01/04/2021 10:13:53 11 20
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Dry your eyes and watch the best team in PL history win a few more trophies.
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01/04/2021 12:03:42 0 0
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Yeah but they don't actually play though do they
Best ask an adult
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01/04/2021 12:05:49 0 1
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This poster is a racist posting unfactual racist rubbish.
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01/04/2021 10:04:07 122 63
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Always makes me laugh to hear MU fans whining about City's oil money.

Spending 100s of millions on players paid for with money generated by the merchandising expenditure of millions upon millions of glory hunting 'fans' with zero prior connection to the club or it's city is really no different to being funded by a billionaire sheikh or oligarch.
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You don't see the difference between being self-funded due to having "glory hunters" and having an oil country funding you?

The fact anyone follows them for glory shows they're a successful, historically good team, Einstein, nobody follows Luton for glory do they? The fact United have their fanbase is due to success prior to money being a big thing. You know, before you could buy trophies.
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01/04/2021 10:21:20 33 11
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Utd were paying £30 million for players over 20 years ago, so stop spouting rubbish.
Strange how unsuccessful they've been since other clubs have had money to spend in the transfer market?
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01/04/2021 10:37:26 17 21
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City ARE self funded.
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01/04/2021 11:49:33 12 1
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God I feel bad for sticking up for United but Digger is right. United's wealth is because of revenue, even with the Glazers taking millions each year they still turn a profit no matter what. City are like a club on steroids, and keep getting away with it. They have good fans but are outspending their genuine income by hundreds of millions, due to their owners "sponsoring" things.
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01/04/2021 13:15:02 5 2
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Since SAF, ManU have spent a lot...poorly, had bad managers, and performed accordingly. Last 10 years player trade (planetfootball).

Man City
Spend £1.52B / Sales £500m / Net Spend £1.02B
Trophies - 10 £/Trophy - £102m

ManUtd
Spend £1.34B / Sales £400m / Net Spend £944m
Trophies - 4 £/Trophy - £236m

Spend is similar. Seems like it is black oil v snake oil. ManU fans must feel ripped off.
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01/04/2021 13:53:59 2 0
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Bittttttttter.
01/04/2021 16:28:58 0 0
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The Business section is on a different part of the BBC website for would be accountants - now back to Football and what is seen on the pitch.
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01/04/2021 16:44:58 0 0
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?? you’re joking right? Do some research into Man Utd’s teams that have won trophies. They were outspending most clubs 100 years ago. And have done plenty of times since.
01/04/2021 16:59:33 1 4
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Oil country funding, is this allowable racist language being used BBC? We are owned by Sheikh Mansour and not funded by any country, Reporting your clearly racist post for removal.
01/04/2021 17:26:32 0 0
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City were winning trophies before United, Liverpool, Chelsea. Ever heard of Sir Matt Busby ? He played in City's 1934 FA Cup winning team.
01/04/2021 18:02:05 0 0
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All clubs are self funding due to FFP are they not ?
01/04/2021 18:12:53 1 3
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This is a racist post. Manchester City are owned by an individual called Sheikh Mansour and not funded by any state. This poster using ‘oil country’ is a racist, the BBC will be held accountable for letting this racist post racist comments on their site.
01/04/2021 18:13:12 1 3
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This is a racist post. Manchester City is owned by an individual called Sheikh Mansour and not funded by any state. This poster using ‘oil country’ is a racist, the BBC will be held accountable for letting this racist post racist comments on their site.
01/04/2021 18:21:15 1 0
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Google James Gibson, In debt United had their ground rebuit by him and had £40,000 put in to help clear their debit and buy players. Self financed my buttocks
01/04/2021 18:30:58 1 0
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I'm not sure either whether the style of funding makes an iota of difference.

But of the two clubs I know which one's wasted more in the transfer market; and I know which of the two has provided the better quality football to watch this last decade.

I'm no lifelong supporter of either club and there have been periods in which I've felt the same about MU as I do lately about City. Just not now
01/04/2021 18:59:49 0 0
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"Before you could buy trophies." There was never such a time.
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01/04/2021 10:07:11 16 10
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Well it depends on whether you count shifting money from Etihad Airlines to Man City's coffers as 'earnings'. Man City do and FFP doesn't actually exist, so it's all good in theory.

In reality, if Mansour were ever to get bored off spending billions to only win Carling Cups and the odd PL and decide to walk away, Man City would collapse within a day.
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01/04/2021 10:11:07 12 7
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But don’t you know, all Man City’s money comes from genuine sponsorship now? The sheikh has never used Abu Dhabi’s money for Man City. That’s what all the loyal subjects of Manchester say anyway.
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01/04/2021 10:11:15 98 73
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They'll win the Carabao Cup and the title.

The Carabao Cup is the only justifiable reason Pep is still in a job - anyone who spends as much as he - coming on a billion quid now - has and barely beats Pellegrini's return should walk.

The title is only logical - Man City directly benefit from COVID by playing every game in home conditions (i.e. in front of no fans) and having a massive squad.
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01/04/2021 10:22:09 84 52
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There's even a BBC article about the home advantage being negated this year, talk about perfect conditions for City!

Everywhere is now the Emptyhad and City are in their element.
Absolute pathetic childish nonsense on a site seemingly full of like minded morons, well done. Removed
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01/04/2021 11:57:37 1 3
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They'll benefit from covid although man city's was one of the matches called off ?
Clown
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01/04/2021 12:23:29 2 3
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Covid City
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01/04/2021 13:02:09 6 2
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Teams like utd, arsenal Everton, spurs have spent £ billions in the transfer market and would love to win any trophy, including the league cup.
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01/04/2021 13:20:27 3 2
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They have the same size squad as all the other teams. Thick or what.
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01/04/2021 13:51:55 2 0
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Keep sucking on those lemons bitttttter boy.
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01/04/2021 14:07:01 0 0
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Utd have spent £1.125 BILLION since Ferguson retired in 2013, what have they won for all that money they've blown?
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01/04/2021 14:35:15 0 0
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Just like when won before?So you saying Liverpool won because of partial covid then
01/04/2021 16:39:03 0 0
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Well, spending £1 billion on players is surely better than paying £837 million in interest like the Glazers. Oh, and the 2nd Manchester club also in debt to tune of £534.8 million.
01/04/2021 20:34:48 0 0
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Other than the fact that everything you've said is utter nonsense, a very interesting comment - about yourself.
02/04/2021 08:04:53 0 0
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15th biggest squad in the premiership - get your facts straight emptyhead ??
Well done to this moron, he is a clear winner of top moron on this HYS.

City have the same size squad as every other EPL team, we also have a bigger average crowd than every other club in the league apart from Arsenal, Tottenham, United, so well done idiot.
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01/04/2021 09:57:09 11 10
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Without oil money,oil city would've been in the division 1??
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01/04/2021 10:11:36 4 0
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HI!
Of course! You need money to win things! I recall City having no money for decades & having to watch the richest clubs (Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool) try to procure trophies, just the way it is & has always been! X
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01/04/2021 12:12:11 0 0
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until FFP came in and curbed excessive spending except for two or 3 teams in Europe. PSG are as bad if not worse than City and Real Madrid are a joke.
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01/04/2021 09:56:32 1 4
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I don't begrudge united 3 times, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Chelsea, Blackburn buying titles with unearned money and I'm sure supporters of these teams (who know their history ) will not begrudge Citeh doing the same. Win all 4 ? After years of misery the odd one will do me.
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01/04/2021 10:12:48 3 2
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To be fair, none of those clubs besides Man City earned their cash by abusing human rights and treating citizens like slaves.
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01/04/2021 10:25:12 0 0
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This is an issue a lot of people seem to be very unbothered about sadly.
Have you seen some of the allegations re Abramovich and his money. If true (and note I say if) hes hardly whiter than snow himself Removed
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6X
01/04/2021 10:13:24 29 14
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It's all a bit pointless

Like Elon Musk bibbing for a trinket on Ebay he HAS to have

man city have spent enough money to have a second string worth more than 90% of ALL world clubs
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01/04/2021 12:04:24 25 7
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I see maths wasn't one of your GCSE passes
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01/04/2021 13:23:46 4 0
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Since SAF, ManU have spent a lot...poorly, had bad managers, and performed accordingly. Last 10 years player trade (planetfootball).

Man City
Spend £1.52B / Sales £500m / Net Spend £1.02B
Trophies - 10 £/Trophy - £102m

Man Utd
Spend £1.34B / Sales £400m / Net Spend £944m
Trophies - 4 £/Trophy - £236m

Spend is similar. Seems like it is black oil v snake oil. ManU fans must feel ripped off.
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01/04/2021 15:34:51 2 0
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jealousy
01/04/2021 16:02:37 3 0
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Bit like your posting then. The Sheikh OWNS the club, its his to do what he wants with. It's his money he is spending on His football club - which bit of that do you not understand?
It will be classed as a major failure if Abu Dhabi do not win all 4 after what they have spent. Removed
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01/04/2021 10:13:53 11 20
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Dry your eyes and watch the best team in PL history win a few more trophies.
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01/04/2021 10:16:19 11 7
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I think you meant ‘the most expensive team in PL history’.
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01/04/2021 11:08:31 0 3
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I think you will find that's United with 13 in the bag!!
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01/04/2021 11:41:29 3 2
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Ben Johnson broke the world 100m record and won the Olympics, turns out all he was doing was cheating. Wonder how history will view this period of City's history in years to come.
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01/04/2021 10:13:54 128 95
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Every one of their players cost £50m.
How they have not won the Champions League already is a embarrassing.
Give that money to any manager and he will win something.
Pep needs big money and big players to win.
Give the West Brom job and let’s see what he has got.
Give him the West Brom job and £700m and they will be Champions next year. Not difficult.
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01/04/2021 10:20:17 68 30
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He couldn't even manage winning with Bayern Munich. Took them backwards and Jupp Heynckes legacy was ruined.

Thankfully Hansi Flick is a competent coach and got the best out the same players, improved without spending hundreds of millions. Look at them now.
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01/04/2021 11:47:10 11 4
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That’s simply wholly inaccurate
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01/04/2021 11:55:58 16 3
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Every player costs £50 million?
I take it you're not very good with facts
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01/04/2021 12:02:40 11 0
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As a West Brom fan, I still think we wouldn't win anything
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01/04/2021 12:20:54 12 5
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GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT BEFORE COMING OUT WITH WILD INCORRECT STATEMENTS. TORRES 27 MIL,JESUS 32 MIL GUNDAGAN 27 MIL AKE 45 MIL!!!!! FACT SHALL I GO ON?
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01/04/2021 12:34:40 10 0
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Well done, absolute nonsense.
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01/04/2021 13:10:40 10 4
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What a load of rubbish. Aguero was £38 million, Torres £21 million, Edison £32 million, Jesus £27 million, Zinchenko £1.5 million. That is what is known as value for money. ??
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01/04/2021 13:18:57 6 1
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Sadly, the PL has been a plaything for the ultra rich for 15+ years now. All that has changed is the previous biggest spenders (Chelsea, ManU and Liverpool) have been outspent by City. But all of them have spent a £Billion or more in the past decade....it is just that City have made less sales...more stable and picking better players. Big money usually wins...only blip was Leicester.
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01/04/2021 13:21:45 3 0
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100% incorrect to say that giving any manager lots of money would guarantee success. There are very good managers, and very poor managers. There is skill involved in buying the right players, getting the tactics and training right, gelling the egos, etc. ManU post SAF..spent almost as much as City, but far higher player turnover (selling deadwood), and won nothing of note. Money improves win odds.
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01/04/2021 13:24:38 4 0
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So Foden cost £50m. And there was me thinking he came through our youth system. Still, if you say it then it must be true because otherwise you would be a liar, right?
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01/04/2021 13:56:45 1 0
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Good to see that simple folk are allowed to comment. I applaud your attempt, however inaccurate
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01/04/2021 14:08:52 1 0
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Foden may be worth over £50m but did not cost that much, same for some of the others. But hey don't let the facts stop your lies
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01/04/2021 14:17:44 1 0
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Every one? Clown. At least try and be honest in your bitter moan.
What an idiot you really are Removed
01/04/2021 16:17:30 1 1
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Interesting that you included this claim in your rant: “Give him the West Brom job and £700m and they will be Champions next year.”

This is obviously, near-certainly untrue. Surely nobody who has been following football for any period of time actually believes this?

Actually quite a good illustration of the fallacies propagated by Pep/City haters.
01/04/2021 17:24:47 1 1
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Utter nonsense. You should be embarrassed posting ill-informed drivel like this. Foden, Zinchenko, Jesus, Ederson, Gundogan, Aguero, Fernandinho cost nowhere near £50m.
01/04/2021 19:29:58 1 1
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Good post Jason, very well thought out , It is so embarrassing watching the best football I have seen in my life.
01/04/2021 21:10:08 0 1
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Can understand Jason writing his rammel, after all its school holidays. the sad part is 112 people like his inaccurate “ facts”.
01/04/2021 21:32:31 0 1
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Suggest you go back to darts, because you clearly have zip idea about football...
02/04/2021 08:17:55 0 0
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City’s top scorer and probably player of the season cost 21 million
02/04/2021 10:50:06 0 0
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The reasons are: biased refereeing, Messi, Ronaldo, Pep overthinking, bad luck in that order.
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01/04/2021 09:28:17 2 2
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surely Arsenals 2003/04 results of W, SF, SF, QF is better than their 2010/11 of 4th, 6th round, F, r16.
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01/04/2021 10:14:47 2 0
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Thye have sorted purely on longest surviving hopes as far as I can tell.
So winning the treble is not the best attempt as going out of the league cup before christmas will be the most important factor. All the 'top' attempts involve winning the league cup.
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01/04/2021 10:03:13 7 6
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Ain't going to happen for the small club from Manchester
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01/04/2021 10:15:33 8 4
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Got a better chance than the small club from Liverpool, La...
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01/04/2021 11:04:02 3 2
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That's true. They've got a better chance than Everton
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01/04/2021 13:05:00 0 0
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Small club from Liverpool? Don't you mean the most successful club in England
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01/04/2021 10:13:53 11 20
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Dry your eyes and watch the best team in PL history win a few more trophies.
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01/04/2021 10:16:19 11 7
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I think you meant ‘the most expensive team in PL history’.
Once upon a time there was a bored, filthy rich Arab Sheikh. He decided to conduct an experiment to see what would happen if he bought a mediocre football club and lavished an unlimited budget upon them. Thus was born Manchester City - the equivalent of an athlete that wins everything thing because they are on steroids. Removed
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01/04/2021 10:16:35 17 12
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Dry your eyes, the jealousy is eating you away. MCFC were winning trophies 120 years ago and still hold the record for the biggest crowd outside Wembley. How are your team doing, not too good I suspect.
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01/04/2021 10:30:04 1 1
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I know that the truth is hard to swallow. It's a bit like a lottery winner that thinks he got his wealth the same way that Jeff Bezos or Alan Sugar or Bill Gates did...hahahahaha
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01/04/2021 10:50:12 0 0
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seen this claim many times as if it makes a differnce to anything LOL

Hampden 1970 Celtic vs Leeds United – 136,505!!!!!!!
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01/04/2021 10:58:44 0 0
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Agreed they are a similar sized club to Liverpool and Everton with similar sized grounds.
Once upon a time there was a bored, filthy rich Arab Sheikh. He decided to conduct an experiment to see what would happen if he bought a mediocre football club and lavished an unlimited budget upon them. Thus was born Manchester City - the equivalent of an athlete that wins everything thing because they are on steroids. Removed
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01/04/2021 10:16:49 1 1
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We know what happens to them athletes in the end...
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01/04/2021 09:42:19 12 5
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Lance Armstrong won a lot of bicycle races.
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01/04/2021 10:17:15 2 4
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That`s right, he did, and most were on the same gear as him, so it was a level playing field.
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01/04/2021 12:22:01 2 0
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except he was taking steroids and cheating. good defence of him though, City fan I take it
01/04/2021 18:50:44 0 0
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But it's not a level playing field with City and the rest financially is it! Trying to justify cheating because everyone does it, about sums up your type ??
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01/04/2021 10:17:56 3 3
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Is it not just a bit boring, even the media will realise that eventually, the City fans know in there hart of harts that money is behind it, surely they will get bored of thrashing every other team week in week out at some point.
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01/04/2021 13:08:56 0 0
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No we wont!
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01/04/2021 10:04:07 122 63
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Always makes me laugh to hear MU fans whining about City's oil money.

Spending 100s of millions on players paid for with money generated by the merchandising expenditure of millions upon millions of glory hunting 'fans' with zero prior connection to the club or it's city is really no different to being funded by a billionaire sheikh or oligarch.
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01/04/2021 10:18:36 10 8
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Utd now go pleading to the bank manager for another extension to their loan when they want to buy a player.
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01/04/2021 09:46:32 5 2
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And Pompey, Leicester or Birmingham too :)
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01/04/2021 10:18:55 5 1
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This is the problem with people like you. You don't really have a single clue about what you're saying. The season Leicester won the PL, they spent 70mil and if you think Pompey won the FA cup without spending any money, then you really are deluded. Harry Redknapp spent so much money trying to win trophies with them he bankrupted them!
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01/04/2021 10:44:54 0 1
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The problem with people like you is that you are too easily triggered by any counter position that threatens the tribal construct in which you find sanctity.
01/04/2021 17:37:21 0 0
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Would you like to list the players Leicester bought for £70m?
I love Fodens eye liner and mascara. Removed
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01/04/2021 12:05:56 0 0
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Yes but buying football mags and doing that with your felt tips is a waste
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01/04/2021 12:07:42 0 0
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Looks like his legs are shaved too in the Poland game last night.
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01/04/2021 10:13:54 128 95
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Every one of their players cost £50m.
How they have not won the Champions League already is a embarrassing.
Give that money to any manager and he will win something.
Pep needs big money and big players to win.
Give the West Brom job and let’s see what he has got.
Give him the West Brom job and £700m and they will be Champions next year. Not difficult.
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01/04/2021 10:20:17 68 30
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He couldn't even manage winning with Bayern Munich. Took them backwards and Jupp Heynckes legacy was ruined.

Thankfully Hansi Flick is a competent coach and got the best out the same players, improved without spending hundreds of millions. Look at them now.
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01/04/2021 11:24:26 2 5
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Hans Flick has achieve phenomenal things with Bayern Munich.
The third continental treble in the Club's history
and an historic sextuple - something barely any team in history will complete. A truly phenomenal achievement
If the same team is a barometer of success to compare with Pep Guardiola, then Hans Flick is by far a superior coach.
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01/04/2021 14:27:16 1 0
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I know. A certain ex Dortmund player ran down their contract and went to Bayern in 2015. For free. Now touted as the best.
02/04/2021 05:41:56 0 1
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Did you actually watch Guardiola’s Bayern? They won silverware and had some huge individual wins. They could have won more but they generally went out of cup competitions at late stages.

It is funny how seasoned football pros widely regard Pep as one of the greatest managers of all time, but moaning HYS trolls regularly insist he’s rubbish. The bitterness is just eye-watering.
02/04/2021 10:56:02 0 1
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Horses for courses. Would either of them have matched Pep’s achievements if they were at Barcelona? Pep has done well in three very different leagues playing fantastic football.
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01/04/2021 10:20:59 1 3
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I would love city to win quad, but with City lack of real class attackers it won't happen.
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01/04/2021 10:25:52 3 1
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Yeah you're right they've really been struggling to score goals this season.................really!!!!
You don't see the difference between being self-funded due to having "glory hunters" and having an oil country funding you?

The fact anyone follows them for glory shows they're a successful, historically good team, Einstein, nobody follows Luton for glory do they? The fact United have their fanbase is due to success prior to money being a big thing. You know, before you could buy trophies.
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01/04/2021 10:21:20 33 11
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Utd were paying £30 million for players over 20 years ago, so stop spouting rubbish.
Strange how unsuccessful they've been since other clubs have had money to spend in the transfer market?
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01/04/2021 10:36:32 21 4
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So true marra, wonder, with inflation how much the likes of Ferdinand, Forlan, Veron etc would cost now? How much did they pay for Maguire, Wan-Bisaka again? This tripe was labelled at Chelsea all those years ago. What a like about Pep's City team is how players have improved under his coaching, no matter how much they cost, would love to see just a fraction of that coaching at my club, NUFC.
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01/04/2021 11:50:09 2 0
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but they could afford it on revenue.
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01/04/2021 10:21:32 37 14
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They won't win the FA cup! We leicester will
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01/04/2021 10:22:47 32 17
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The whole world is behind you. :)
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01/04/2021 12:02:52 2 4
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We'll do the stand up comedy thanks
Thanks for your rather poor effort though
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01/04/2021 12:32:58 5 0
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Well You or the Saints are getting my vote, sadly the FA cup is not an election, still good luck.
01/04/2021 15:42:32 2 0
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Yes serial winners of the FA Cup arnt they
01/04/2021 18:29:41 0 0
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Saints will knock you out ??
01/04/2021 20:20:26 0 0
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Just like you did in 1969...Oh,hang on....
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01/04/2021 10:11:15 98 73
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They'll win the Carabao Cup and the title.

The Carabao Cup is the only justifiable reason Pep is still in a job - anyone who spends as much as he - coming on a billion quid now - has and barely beats Pellegrini's return should walk.

The title is only logical - Man City directly benefit from COVID by playing every game in home conditions (i.e. in front of no fans) and having a massive squad.
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01/04/2021 10:22:09 84 52
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There's even a BBC article about the home advantage being negated this year, talk about perfect conditions for City!

Everywhere is now the Emptyhad and City are in their element.
Pathetic childish nonsense post. Removed
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01/04/2021 11:58:56 3 2
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Yes of course there is keep taking the meds
Also all the grounds have been empty s
This season haven't they clown
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01/04/2021 12:18:12 5 1
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I haven't read the article, but in recent months, I've looked into Covid's impact on home advantage a couple of times. Without crowds, there seems to be no advantage. I'm glad someone finally wrote about it - it's amazing how often pundits still talk about home/away form and advantage in the Covid era. It just shows how stupid/clueless so many pundits/reporters etc are!
Written by a childish moron. Removed
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01/04/2021 12:57:27 13 1
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If it's Emptyhad please explain why I can't get a season ticket
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01/04/2021 13:00:11 1 1
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They hate Liverpool that much they had to show a picture of Anfield
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01/04/2021 13:02:53 2 8
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No fans is one of the reasons why city, everton and manu started to do better cos city are used to no fans, everton benefit without fans as their fans just boo their own team and sing about liverpool all game, manu fans just quietly mumble about liverpool while wondering how long it will take them to get back to london
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01/04/2021 13:05:05 4 2
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The Etihad, a superb stadium owned by the people of Manchester and their council.
One of the best supported clubs in history and still hold the record attendance outside Wembley .
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01/04/2021 13:13:57 2 2
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Ha,Ha so original! Only 50% of the comments on here say the same thing!
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01/04/2021 13:55:14 0 0
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Lol
Sad man making your sad comments lol
01/04/2021 17:04:37 0 0
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Still up and talking drivel then.
02/04/2021 08:08:03 0 0
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If that is the case what does that say about the teams that inhabit old Trafford and anfield? Emptyhead? ??
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01/04/2021 10:22:12 7 6
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abu dhabi fc , sorry man city, carbao cup yes , its only spurs there playing . fa cup ,dont think so , come on chelsea to win . champions league, no way good enough , fancy liverpool to win it , they can sneak it again . premier league its a given ,everyone knows that , no fans made an impact on teams this season ,except man city at home . no wonder it is called THE EMPTYHAD , they cant fill it
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01/04/2021 10:31:11 4 2
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Yeah, but they got a record attendance this year when they had 3 guys put some signs up to say the gates are closed due to COVID-19, so who's laughing now?
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01/04/2021 10:34:23 2 2
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Ha ha! Liverpool win the CL!!!!!! lol they can't even get a point from fulham! They are pathetic. Worst champions - EVER and completely unworthy of it.
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01/04/2021 10:01:40 19 6
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??. Haha. Yes of course they do. That Etihad sponsorship has gone far. A little know Club from Manchester sold naming rights to their stadium for more money than Liverpool football club was sold for in the same year.
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01/04/2021 10:22:26 11 5
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Funny thing is the naming rights were sold to etihad airways and they have made billions in losses

It's all corrupt!!!!!!
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01/04/2021 10:21:32 37 14
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They won't win the FA cup! We leicester will
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01/04/2021 10:22:47 32 17
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The whole world is behind you. :)
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01/04/2021 13:30:00 1 3
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Sadly not. However, the whole world despises your club and its fans.
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01/04/2021 10:22:59 1 2
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I would really be over the blue moon if City did i,but probably a bridge too far. The length of the season injuries, and sheer fatigue with the number of games to play may be too much.
To achieve it we will have to beat Chelsea,Leicester (probably twice) Tottenham,Dortmund.Bayern,and one of PSG,Liverpool and Real Madrid-Tough to say the least.
However,I can still dream
Frank Swift/Mike Robinson
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01/04/2021 10:25:48 6 2
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The conditions have never been more in Man City's favour - empty stadiums providing 'home conditions' wherever you go, real football clubs losing money by the hour as actual revenue streams from fans, ticket sales and all those other things that City don't have or indeed even need putting the competition under pressure, not to mention a massive squad from billions of pounds spent in a few years...
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01/04/2021 09:57:09 11 10
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Without oil money,oil city would've been in the division 1??
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01/04/2021 10:23:56 3 2
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It's sad that you can't appreciate watching superb football from the Centurions, Treble Winners and Pride of Manchester.