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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Then i guess you dont drive?
IF you do, then you are talking without really thinking.
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01/04/2021 10:58:28 1 1
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I thought that before the oil
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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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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.
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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Maybe an altar for continued sacrafice of morals and ethics in the pursuit of pyrric 'sporting glory'
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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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 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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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
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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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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We know what happens to them athletes in the end...
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01/04/2021 10:26:06 2 0
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What do you think happened to Leicester and Chelsea?
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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Yeah but they don't actually play though do they
Best ask an adult
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This poster is a racist posting unfactual racist rubbish.
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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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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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City ARE self funded.
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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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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.
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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Looks like his legs are shaved too in the Poland game last night.
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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.
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
One can’t help noticing that Utd and Cheaterpool spend more on wages than City. They’ve broken world records for transfer fees paid and they have an ugly ‘history’ of buying trophies.

It is quite disgusting and in Liverpool’s case when coupled with the behaviour of their fans simply unacceptable
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Your whole argument got flushed down the toilet when you decided to use the term "cheaterpool".
Liverpool spent £1.47 BILLION to buy their one and only league title

They disgust me !
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Fake news.
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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 11:00:47 3 0
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You mean like British cycling.
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01/04/2021 11:43:58 34 2
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As shown by the behaviour of FIFA, City is nothing like Real. They tried to get City with FFP and failed, but now it might impact the 'old guard' teams like Real, they suddenly get rid of the whole scheme. Real and their friends have power on their side (because they have people on the board). Those same people hate City, PSG and the 'new boys'. Nothing alike.
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01/04/2021 11:54:44 4 1
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Or not
Stop reading the sun
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Oh, the salty tears Sammy, City are not owned by a state, and the rest of your post is utter nonsense
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Your team not winning Sammy?
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01/04/2021 10:31:42 76 6
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You're either good enough to win a quadruple or not. Nothing to do with history
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01/04/2021 12:07:12 6 0
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No you actually have to play a certain amount of games per competition
Stop reading the sun
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01/04/2021 13:34:08 4 0
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Facts are not your strong point, are they.
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01/04/2021 15:34:47 7 1
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Two of your defence cost 160 million and you don’t win much either
01/04/2021 17:04:11 4 0
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Pathetic childish nonsense.
It’s amazing what BBC HYS’s have done to help spread the word and let the rest of the country see what Liverpool fans are like

Any HYS about the big clubs like Utd, City and Chelsea brings out the whinging, abuse and insults

Thank you BBC ??
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It’s amazing what BBC HYS’s have done to help spread the word and let the rest of the country see what Liverpool fans are like

Any HYS about the big clubs like Utd, City and Chelsea brings out the whinging, abuse and insults

Thank you BBC ??
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It would not even be special. City are as financially doped club as it gets. They can buy as many trophies as they like, most will have no real value. Any club could do what they are doing with the same financial muscle. They have elevated themselves to the top through money, rather than any outstanding achievements. Removed
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your team not winning Bob!
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The death rate in stadiums will be considerably lower though, now that’s outstanding to know
It’s amazing what BBC HYS’s have done to help spread the word and let the rest of the country see what Liverpool fans are like

Any HYS about the big clubs like Utd, City and Chelsea brings out the whinging, abuse and insults

Thank you BBC ??
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Which Champagne City side is the best ?

The Centurions ?
The Fourmidables ?
The Cheat* Crushers ?

* 4-1 at Arnfield

Discuss.
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The Fourskins
Man City buying success, breaking fair play rules , then crying when they lose what an awful little club. Removed
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01/04/2021 11:27:54 10 6
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Careful m8, that jealousy will eat you up
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01/04/2021 11:29:21 1 2
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Who’s crying now ? ??????

Thank you, Utd, Chelsea and Leicester ! Keep hold of those top 4 slots !
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Well wrong on all 3 counts
Stop reading the sun clown
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Glad to see it upsets you so much.
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01/04/2021 15:36:46 0 0
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Breaking rules? they were cleared of all "accusations" by the authorities that put the same rules into place. What is the basis of your statement, sour grapes?
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01/04/2021 11:22:12 9 3
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Its been statistically proven that Man City fans called Dave are most likely to have never been to a football ground in their life.
It’s been statistically proven that ‘football’ fans who support Liverpool are the most despised in England and Europe Removed
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01/04/2021 12:54:51 1 0
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well we are the most successful in England. and do have twice as many Champions league titles than that other Manchester club, you never know at the end of this season we might have only 6 times the others haul, rather than an infinite times.
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I wonder how many hours a day you spend thinking about Liverpool? Based on how much you mention them in your comments, I suspect it's quite a few.
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Yep, oil money should be banned from entering football.
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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Let me think, do I trust your uninformed biased opinion or the independent CAS ruling...
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Yer dead right we don`t care. Not one shred of evidence anywhere!
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Many football fans are such bitter little trolls and many people commenting here don't know football history. I supported City when they were winning in the late 60s and early 70s, so to say we have no history is bull. I also remember listening to the playoff in the old Division 3 when we beat Gillingham in 1999. Now we are the kings of English football so suck it up trolls.
You just remember when dirty little Liverpool bought their 17 year history then ?

Disgusting club.

It must have been revolting. All these years later they still cheat ??
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Explain your comments? Not sure where you got "17 year history" from either - a simple Google search would prove you wrong!

IMO Man City will not win a quadruple - history tells you that it is beyond even the greatest English teams of all time.
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Are you alright Dave? I'm worried for you. Life has been hard for us all in the last 12 months, but you seem to have been especially badly effected. We Liverpool fans are known for our generosity, if you need to open up. Again.
The ffp was bottled add this to them being part of the child abuse what a deserving club they are no morals oil money never good should have never been allowed to be owners of football club something will be revealed about this club and they'll get their come uppance sooner than later horrid little club Removed
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In the meantime let’s enjoy the champagne football and the demise of LiVARpool and their fans !

Be positive !
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01/04/2021 11:33:20 3 2
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Why were English clubs banned for 5 years?
Give you one guess which dirty club and fans were to blame ... Removed
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01/04/2021 11:26:58 1 3
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Then you haven't actually read the CAS judgement. Not the press spin to appease the baying mob, the actual judgement. It says repeatedly that there was "no evidence" to support any of the charges UEFA tried to bring against them. Not sure if you are aux fait with such documents, but that is seriously strong language.
The fine they got was for not complying with what they saw as a rigged process.
Ooooh look ?? @ u wiv all the long complicated convoluted words! I don’t read judge comments. I know the full fax & man cheaty are cheating sew and sews so there ?????????. W?? Removed
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Very good reply Socrates (great footballer back in the day by the way - 50 fags a day and Brazil skipper. 1982 world cup and all that)
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Socrates, your post is all Greek to me.
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Football opinions are tribal,they are no doubt a great team to watch, I do nt believe even without the obvious tribalism there will always be a lack of respect for the way in which they’ve gone from ‘also-fans’ to this position, a lot of fans can’t stand Lpool, Utd but they’ll grudgingly acknowledge and respect their respective triumphs due to the way they organically grew the clubs over decades.
‘Organically grew’

Rob,
Do you understand that FFP requires (and has implemented controls) to ensure that clubs only spend their ‘organically grown’ football related revenues ?
You clearly forget two things :
1. The RAPID growth of PL clubs revenues due to worldwide TV
2. Dirty little Liverpool bought their trophies and collected an army of abusive plastic fans in a 17 year period in 70’s / 80’s
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01/04/2021 11:48:38 1 0
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Do you forget that Notts Forest broke transfer records to build their team with Clough? or Man U broke transfer records consistently in the 90s?

The only things organically grown at city are their massively over inflated sponsorship deals through Etihad (aka the clubs owners) and the reporting of full attendances in half empty stadiums
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I’ve no axe to grind, but your either a troll or deluded, lpool were outspent by leeds, utd, and other teams in the late 70’s - Stapleton, Trevor Francis, lpool picking up bargains like a net profit off selling keegan and bringing in dalglish. Worldwide tv favoured all pl clubs.
And I’ll not rise to descriptions of abusive fans as this is a football discussion
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Liverpool spent £1.47 BILLION and managed to buy their only league title
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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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' Oil City '...types manchild as he chuckles to himself...whilst looking around his home filled with oil based products...unaware that the phone he is tapping away on is made up of components that use oil. Grow up Removed
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They never complain about U.S. hedge funds do they ?
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Ludicrous comment. Absolutely ludicrous
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There used to be a thing in English football called the double. Citeh have never won it. They've got the League in their pocket but here's hoping the FA Cup eludes them again.
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Fair dos that's an embarrassing slip by me. What was that, Citeh's fifth or sixth title? One of the giants of the English game all right.
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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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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.
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Interestingly it’s not only on City HYS that Liverpool fans appear and start whining, complaining making false accusations and abusing/ insulting other clubs.

They also do it on Utd HYS and Chelsea HYS.

And you wonder why they are the most despised in England and Europe ? (Amongst other reasons)

The rest of us don’t.....
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01/04/2021 12:32:23 6 2
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So are you suggesting that Man City and Man Utd fans never appear on Liverpool HYS and make abusive/insulting comments?
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Says the guy who is a city 'fan' yet nearly every post on here is about Liverpool. Please get the help you clearly need ??
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Why are Liverpool fans on here slinging abuse ?
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01/04/2021 11:45:53 1 0
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So, out of ALL the English clubs, City just happen to be the best run, that it has nothing to do with coincidentally having the richest owners? Owners who, let's not forget, don't need any money back. And yet, despite having the richest owners, said owner hasn't put any money into the team for, checks notes, a long time now? And that owner can walk away because they don't need the money?
I'd also add that as Liverpool have showed, any one of several other well run clubs could compete and exceed City. Following the argument that the biggest spend always wins is broken down by United's efforts (lots of poor player investments over the last 10 years), but anyone can surely see that eventually they will get it right and their cycle will return. Removed
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Last night's Stones error shows how easily it can fall apart! And its fun talking of a club winning the Champions League when they have only managed one semi final in their history!
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I'm not sure why the BBC is obsessed with telling us so much about this possession of Sheikh Mansour. I'd actually be lot more interested to read about his £342 million super-yacht, which sounds like a much more interesting toy to me.
Buying a PL football club shows a huge lack of imagination. Why not look for a cure for cancer or design a rocket to travel to Mars? Something that earns respect!
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City have had some good teams in the last ten years but can’t be considered great or amongst the best English teams of the past as they have always flopped at the highest level in the champions league. Until they buy the champions league as well they can’t be considered a great side.
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So am I and I also agree with you, much as it pains me. United's success was based on generated wealth and pressurised refs, where City's is just oil money being pumped in like a pipeline. Can't blame City fans for loving it though, but it is not a fair playing field, even by the slightly unfair system of revenue standard.
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01/04/2021 12:00:13 8 5
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So am I and I also agree with you, much as it pains me. United's success was based on generated wealth and pressurised refs, where City's is just oil money being pumped in like a pipeline. Can't blame City fans for loving it though, but it is not a fair playing field, even by the slightly unfair system of revenue standard.
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01/04/2021 12:05:36 8 2
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City will not win the UCL!
Stunning levels of insight there Nostradamus Removed
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01/04/2021 12:05:36 8 2
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City will not win the UCL!
Ok go back to school it's gone lunchtime Removed
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01/04/2021 12:07:22 4 0
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Exactly
Back to school....it's gone lunchtime Removed
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01/04/2021 12:15:23 4 4
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Like kiddies’ playtime on here. I’d love City to do it just for the meltdown these clowns will have.
If they do, my City Bingo card will explode. All the old favourites will be trotted out ad infinitum. Honestly, there isnt one original thought among the lot of them. The thing is, take away the noisy Liverpool/ManU clowns and everyone else would either be supporting them or at best be fairly apathetic about it. They really dont appreciate that they are both more despised as fanbases Removed
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01/04/2021 12:34:36 1 0
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A Chelski Div. Now I've seen everything.
Oh yeah...the link...DODGY foreign 'investment'
386
01/04/2021 11:58:06 1 8
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Why are Liverpool fans on here slinging abuse ?
Because Thursday is a busy bin collection day in Liverpool hence no stock Removed
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01/04/2021 12:17:55 3 3
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Why does the comments section always descend into Man City, Man Utd, and Liverpool fans arguing over who is 'purer'? Get a grip on reality. Most of your players cost more than our entire teams. The money that has gone into your clubs has killed competition in English football for several generations. You're princes at Versailles arguing who has the best gardens while the peasants starve outside.
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01/04/2021 11:33:00 18 5
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They should play their home games in the UAE. :)
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01/04/2021 11:32:02 42 11
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Man city owner want's to spend his own money that's his affair. Calling city cheats really.Man utd recently beat ac Milan in el. In 2006 calciopoli was discovered in serie a. Milan, juventus,fiorentina,lazio and reggina bribed referees to get favourable results that's cheating.yet Milan played in Europe following seasons.won CL in 2006-2007 season. Man City have never bribed a referee.
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01/04/2021 12:46:13 1 0
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Fair enough then. Man City play in epl which has 20 clubs in it. How do I know for sure any of the other clubs have not bribed a referee each season. By the way do you support a club and which 1. Also anderlecht bribed the referee in the el then uefa Cup sf playing Nottingham in 1984. When uefa found out 15 years later they said it was to long ago to do anything about it.
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01/04/2021 12:00:13 8 5
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So am I and I also agree with you, much as it pains me. United's success was based on generated wealth and pressurised refs, where City's is just oil money being pumped in like a pipeline. Can't blame City fans for loving it though, but it is not a fair playing field, even by the slightly unfair system of revenue standard.
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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.
Written by a childish moron. Removed
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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 12:32:30 6 4
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Let's be honest now.
ANY manager who spend around a billion, yes a billion pounds on players should win absolutely every game put in front of them.
The money he's spent in grotesque.
Pep is fishing with dynamite and still hasn't wonthe champions league
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City are a club built on a Despots wealth, stolen from his people who he keep in the dark ages.
A country with one of the worst human rights records.
And we applaud spending this blood money on a game?
No thanks.
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01/04/2021 12:48:28 3 0
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They're funded by Boris Johnson???!!!
585
01/04/2021 12:49:48 4 0
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Look at the positives !

City stopped Liverpool winning the league in 2013/14, EFL Cup 2016 and the league most years since.

What’s not to love ?
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01/04/2021 12:57:21 3 0
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I sympathise . Some cynics would suggest that you aren't really invested in the above causes and are casually throwing the words around in a mixture of performative virtue signalling...or worse... to score points against a club you dont like. I, however, have no doubt that your motives are pure and you genuinely care...afterall, what better way to affect change than post on a BBC HYS. Bravo
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01/04/2021 13:00:27 0 0
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Totally. But you'll get the handful of regulars on here (including a Chelski 'fan') defending this abomination.
Mufc is ran on a credit card
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01/04/2021 12:43:45 2 1
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I understand how other fans feel envy and jealousy towards City because of the way City playing and the players we have, but we City fans should not bother at all, and we should ignore these anti City articles.
I’m just enjoying the demise of those dirty little small time Charlie cheats - Liverpool

I want them to kiss out on top 4
Klopp to leave
Allardyce to take over
Danny Ings to be their marquee signing

And I must say it’s going swimmingly ??
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01/04/2021 12:59:03 1 4
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City wouldn't be anywhere near where they are without their sugar daddy and typical of BBCMU saying Utd's treble is the best
Whats up Deano...did your sugar daddy leave you? Removed
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01/04/2021 13:09:40 0 1
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both of them by the sounds of it
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01/04/2021 13:00:20 1 3
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Amazing what petrodollars can buy you.
Ah...petrodollars...forgot that one...I'll add it to the bingo card...thanks! Removed
How DARE those dirty small time Charlies from Liverpool FC infect our BIG quadruple chasing club’s HYS ?

Revolting ??
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01/04/2021 13:10:58 0 0
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they surely are...
625
01/04/2021 13:00:20 1 3
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Amazing what petrodollars can buy you.
dutch defender... oooooops!
pass the pickford I fancy some spice
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01/04/2021 12:40:21 3 2
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If the club is honest why did they obstruct an official Uefa investigation and need FOUR legal firms to find loopholes in Uefa’s regulations?
Here he comes, Perry Mason Removed
It’s like a cockroach infestation ?????? Removed
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It’s like a cockroach infestation ?????? Removed
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01/04/2021 14:01:19 1 0
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Jou goday prodleng mang?
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01/04/2021 12:35:27 3 4
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Do you have unlimited funds cheat code on too? Apparently the makers of Football Manager are renaming it the ‘Get taken over by a sovereign state’ code.
Or be robbed blind by wall street and greedy yanks. You seem to enjoy taking it up the.... Removed
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01/04/2021 13:33:18 3 4
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Just had a look on blue moon. Why do Man City fans think anyone speaking against their club is being racist?
Are you racist ? ?? Removed
736
01/04/2021 13:43:39 1 0
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Nope. Not one word I have posted on here has been racist.
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01/04/2021 13:33:18 3 4
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Just had a look on blue moon. Why do Man City fans think anyone speaking against their club is being racist?
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01/04/2021 13:44:40 1 0
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How is saying Man City are state owned being racist? Please explain .
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01/04/2021 13:35:40 1 0
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and add that to the most expensively assembled squad in history
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Lesser known footballer dies tragically at age of 32.

Family ask for privacy.

BBC instantly put the story as headline news on the sport section.
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01/04/2021 13:43:12 7 1
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Lots of moral high ground being claimed here, but I've read (stand correcting if I'm wrong) that M. City's owners have invested very heavily in the local community. I'm not aware of too many clubs that could say as much. That is worth something is it not? It certainly should be. Jealousy is a powerful negative you know. It eats from the inside out. I think some fans feel dispossessed.
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01/04/2021 13:56:38 0 0
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What do you think they're "trying to achieve"?
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01/04/2021 14:01:14 3 0
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It's called being great owners not only investing in the club but the local infrastructure and community, now tell me what the owners of Liverpool and mufc have done in respect of the local area and communities? absolutely flook all bitter boy.
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01/04/2021 14:07:14 0 0
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My own view is that perhaps there is a little bit of image building for the UAE, they are a country trying to bridge 2 worlds and modernise. However, I think the main driver is that they are culturally imbued with a work ethic and a drive to be the best. I think its a demonstration that this isn't a casual experiment...more a long term commitment
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01/04/2021 09:24:05 60 55
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The only history they're battling is their own lack of it. Just a jumped up Championship yo-yo club
Dry your eyes you bitttttter tarat. Removed
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01/04/2021 13:46:09 3 4
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It would be something to really admire if it wasn't a sports washing project
here we go, another moral crusader...have you got a cape? Removed
Why do Liverpool always cheat ? Removed
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01/04/2021 14:02:42 1 1
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and Man Utd also.
nurse.......NURSE......he's out again!!!! Removed
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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 14:06:54 1 1
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Are You Talking to Yourself??
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01/04/2021 13:04:06 1 3
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Apparently, the League is not "in the bag" coz according to my friend Coney, Man U are going to win every game between now and the end of the season and City are going to lose their next 5 so the title is heading to Old Trafford
Gorton. Congratulations on your tiresome attemp to spout nonsense about some utd fan account you set up to keep giving yourself more chance to tyalk about Manu (that you do EVERY DAY)

I'd say it's a bit sad, but it isn't. IT'S INCREDIBLY SAD!!
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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.
Well we do have Warnock in charge now, so I expect some hate, he's a bit marmite. Frankly the work he's done with our depleted squad means he's worthy of a knighthood in my book.

But then again, Boro aren't owned by a Prime Minister who enforces slavery contracts and deprives his subjects of basic human rights solely to drive a bit more profit out of his oil fields. Which he then pumps into City.
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02/04/2021 16:25:58 0 0
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Here we have a racist spouting racist nonsense. You do know Our owner does not come from Qatar don’t you? As you are a clear racist maybe not.
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01/04/2021 13:56:38 0 0
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What do you think they're "trying to achieve"?
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01/04/2021 14:16:44 0 0
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Are you sure you're not a city fan?. You're now admitting going on a mcfc supporters forum, as well as being on every city thread the BBC open. Obsessed or what?.
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01/04/2021 14:13:52 4 3
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The UAE are drowning in money. They built the Burg Khalifa to show the world that their money could build the tallest building in the world. They want to show that their money can build the most successful football team in the home of football in England. The fact is Man City won the lottery when Mansour chose to buy them for his experiment. It could have been any team. It's all about the money!!
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01/04/2021 14:33:17 0 1
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hahaha
How Manchester City are driving a coach and horses through the financial fair play rules to land the quadruple and getting away with it scot free shock. Removed
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01/04/2021 14:34:52 0 1
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Who has a coach and horses these days? You need to update your references
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01/04/2021 14:34:59 2 0
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Safer option than driving it through Liverpool!
881
01/04/2021 14:35:43 2 0
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City’s expected revenues for 2020/21 should be around €550mln based on prior year. That figure is marginally below Utd (who are obviously the biggest) and LFC

Expenditures (largely wages and amortisation of transfer fees) are still significantly below that figure as per FFP

City’s football focused owners will not be siphoning money out of the club unlike LFC owners - therein lies the difference
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01/04/2021 14:35:52 0 0
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Do you mean the the corrupt Ffp rules brought in by Platini who is currently banned from anything to do with football and are now close to being scrapped in order to help the debt ridden Spanish clubs compete in the transfer market your just jealous and bitter lad.
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01/04/2021 14:47:07 1 0
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Found not Guilty by the highest independent court in the world but don't let that stop your bitter delusion ... If you were serious about fair play then Financial Fair Play is anything but fair, read it and understand it or just keep being bitter and jealous your choice
878
01/04/2021 14:34:52 0 1
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Who has a coach and horses these days? You need to update your references
In Liverpool, they steal the wheels off the coaches ?? Removed
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01/04/2021 15:00:33 0 0
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The old ones are the best, have you been watching The Detectives - fighting organised crime BBC1 on Tuesday nights 9:00pm, "steeling wheels" is nothing compared to what's going on in Manchester fella
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01/04/2021 13:46:03 0 0
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The big clubs have treated early rounds of the League Cup as B-team opportunities for years. And even the FA Cup as 'blood the youth' opportunity recently. So this statistical nerds trip down memory lane is fairly concocted. If Citeh do it, it will be testament to (a) their absurd money / deep squad, and (b) their mediocre start to PL season, which geed them up in the early stages of the cups.
I have read many bitter posts on her but yours takes some beating lad it's unreal your just bitttttter to the core funny guy. Removed
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01/04/2021 14:29:29 2 3
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lol. no chance. even spending £2Bn won’t get man city its first proper european accolade.

perennial euro bottlers.
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City’s compliance has at least been confirmed by CAS

No, it hasn't. CAS refused to look at the evidence because UEFA, bastion of honest men who never take bungs, mysteriously allowed the maximum time to elapse.
Now I'm happy to believe a flaky old UEFA official might forget to fasten his flies in the morning, but forget to get a billion dollar case to court on time? I don't think so.
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01/04/2021 15:06:26 2 1
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Consider it confirmed Bittoh Berteh ??
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01/04/2021 15:09:56 2 1
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Agree. Very suspicious how Uefa allowed Man City to obstruct their investigation so the offences were time barred.
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01/04/2021 12:12:59 6 13
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Has an end named after him at the emptyhad
Yeah, the Bell-£nd....LOL Removed
01/04/2021 15:56:38 4 1
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Small things amuse small mids
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01/04/2021 14:48:07 21 1
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If City to win all four, BBC HYS will implode with the amount of bile that will be spewed forth. Hopefully it will happen
Well if anything will shame the Premier League into taking action, that will. Maybe they will ask why the Etihad was half empty on our TVs while City said 53k were in there, or where Etihad get the money for their curiously generous sponsorship, almost double what Emirates pay Arsenal. Removed
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01/04/2021 15:15:58 5 0
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Hello Bertie. Why would the Premier League ask those questions? The attendance one for a start is relevant to many teams no doubt. Easy to choose the stories to fit your agenda isnt it? City probably have the most scrutinised finances in football. What is certain is that they are scrutinised by people more clevererererer than you or I. Thanks for your interest in Manchester City.
01/04/2021 15:50:52 3 0
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Remember when City beat you 3-0 in Cup Final then on a snowy night 3 days later another 3-0 with City end full, 20 thousand in your Stadium, but still given as 60032 attendance lol you do it every week
01/04/2021 18:09:33 1 0
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Liar, I go to the Etihad, never seen it half empty yet
01/04/2021 20:23:59 1 0
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The attendance is based on tickets sold, not everyone can attend every game, especially night games. When I been to night games it means getting home at 1am. True at all clubs
1 add something i consider witty as a topic
2 wait for obvious comments
3 sit back and watch the up/down votes
4 wait til a few responses in, then add another comment to keep the antagonising going
5 refresh the screen to see if my post has reached the 'highest rated'
6 enjoy a jam sandwich with the crusts cut off and a milky sweet tea
7 jim jams on and off to bed
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01/04/2021 15:09:48 0 0
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No, I've got to take the dog out before number 7.
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01/04/2021 15:10:29 0 0
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Plain jim jams, or patterned ones? Maybe a character tie-in like The Mandalorian or Peppa Pig?
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01/04/2021 14:45:04 5 1
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What do Liverpool’s owners do with all the money they take out of the club ?

Discuss.
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01/04/2021 15:14:49 1 6
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cheque book bullies
We love bullying dirtypool. It’s karma for all their lying and cheating and buying trophies Removed
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01/04/2021 15:17:07 3 4
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Right now the priorities are winning the league and stopping Liverpool getting into top 4.

We should all get behind that
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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 15:46:30 1 0
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living up to your name.....what's your point or isnt there one?
Those Burnley shirts look so smart. I bet those legends are looking down angrily now upon the racist idiot fan who sported that all lives matter deluded banner. Removed
01/04/2021 16:06:18 0 0
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Why bring that up?
City bingo time again;-
Oil money - check
State funded - check
Human rights - check
Failed FFP - check
£700 zillion on defenders - check
anyone got four corners or a line yet?
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01/04/2021 14:45:04 5 1
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What do Liverpool’s owners do with all the money they take out of the club ?

Discuss.
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01/04/2021 14:43:10 4 1
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Liverpool fans have become more bittoh since the failure of ‘project big picture’

Discuss.
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01/04/2021 13:43:03 2 1
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It took City 40 yrs and the wealth of Abu Dhabi to win anything since the mid 70's, on the other hand since the mid 70's Liverpool FC's success leaves City in the stone age.

#context
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Give the bitter, jealous, new found human rights supporters and would be accountants a chance to air their venomous bile.

Pep refuses to talk quadruple but the BBC push it out there inviting and promoting hatred.
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01/04/2021 14:43:10 4 1
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Liverpool fans have become more bittoh since the failure of ‘project big picture’

Discuss.
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01/04/2021 16:54:25 13 3
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I’m a LFC and am in utmost admiration of what a Pep has achieved at MC. Yes, you have greater financial muscle than your main rivals (certainly us), but he has rewritten the rule book on football strategy, only Klopp comes anywhere close to him. You do have your monkey to get off your back with the CL, much as we had with the PL. Top side to watch, unlike England it has to be said.
It’s amazing just how ignorant your bog standard fan is. No we don’t have ‘greater financial muscle’. Liverpool’s revenues last financial year we marginally higher than City’s

The problem is that your club is mismanaged and the owners take money out of ‘the business’. Your fans are appalling.
City are well managed, think long term, act professionally and the owners don’t take money out
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01/04/2021 17:22:05 3 0
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I'm sure you're right about the money but at least give Alan credit for saying something gracious about a rival club (a rare commodity these days).
01/04/2021 17:45:37 4 0
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Keep filling your tank......you are helping the cause
I still use good old American gasoline. Removed
hell of a long filler pipe then
01/04/2021 18:17:15 2 0
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So you live in the USA. Figures.
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01/04/2021 14:43:10 4 1
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Liverpool fans have become more bittoh since the failure of ‘project big picture’

Discuss.
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If a club owned by a brutal dictatorship wins the quadruple it means the death of English football. Removed
01/04/2021 18:00:19 3 2
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Exactly the sort of comment I'd have expected from someone calling themselves 'Hail Boris'
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01/04/2021 11:32:02 42 11
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Man city owner want's to spend his own money that's his affair. Calling city cheats really.Man utd recently beat ac Milan in el. In 2006 calciopoli was discovered in serie a. Milan, juventus,fiorentina,lazio and reggina bribed referees to get favourable results that's cheating.yet Milan played in Europe following seasons.won CL in 2006-2007 season. Man City have never bribed a referee.
In fairness I'd say that kidnapping children from poor countries to use as slaves (which City's owner has been involved with) is probably about a million times worse than bribing referees in football. Removed
01/04/2021 18:34:53 0 0
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If they actually done that then it is deplorable. I really mean that if they did do that. Another country with United in it's name has a new leader Joseph. The orange tanned comb over hair guy no longer in charge.The new leader and his party will not be condeming mansour's country. Psg just as bad owners. yet Joe's old boss bo built a military base there when offered by the countries said rulers.
01/04/2021 17:38:50 6 0
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ANSWER - C L E A R E D.
01/04/2021 18:14:58 1 0
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Yes, and the entire lieVARpool squad that won the EPL title* last season grew up within 25 miles of Anfield. Right, right.
Why does the BBC only allow comments on trivial stories, usual sport and not current affairs? Is this censorship or controlling the story? Removed
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01/04/2021 19:18:46 1 0
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Stupid answer
01/04/2021 18:46:45 8 2
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I wonder if Liverpool will break more world transfer fee records this summer ? As they try to buy another trophy...

And then their obnoxious plastic followers will come on HYS and claim City are ruining football

YAWN
But Dave you don’t even go the games! Get down the gym and bore ur no mates. Removed
dave still going on about LFC’s transfer records to distract from MC record squad spend.

dave, the record for a CB is £80m for Harry Maguire and goalkeeper is the £72m Chelsea paid for Kepa. LFC don’t hold any records for individual transfers.
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01/04/2021 19:19:55 2 2
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Think he might be talking about breaking transfer records at the time the transfer took place. Just guessing.
01/04/2021 19:20:24 4 3
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Sad man.
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01/04/2021 19:22:23 2 2
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That's really good and original all them hahas.
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01/04/2021 19:23:39 0 0
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My older brother, a supporter of Liverpool for about 50 years, has no problem with me supporting Manchester City for about 40 years
He won’t do, you probably pay him Removed
01/04/2021 19:45:09 3 1
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anyone but spurs for me
You got that wrong mate. Anybody but Liverpool for the rest of us. Removed
01/04/2021 20:07:12 1 1
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Which is greater, dave, your hatred for Liverpool or your love for your own club? Genuinely interested to know the answer.
01/04/2021 19:41:04 2 2
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If you're going to include the league cup in this surely you should also count "lesser" European trophies, Everton 84/85 being the obvious example. Leagues winners, Cup Winners Cup winners, FA Cup runners-up (three days after CWC final, would never happen now) and 4th round league cup.
84/85 ? ??

What planet / century are you living in ? I think you belong elsewhere.
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01/04/2021 19:38:54 1 1
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Whys that because I think man city are a two bob club
No because your opinion is based on nothing factual, if I'm honest you come across as a complete moron and that's based on plenty of evidence. Removed
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01/04/2021 19:56:07 4 6
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No English club will better Liverpool's silverware record in Europe.
Their fans stink. And will always be remembered in Europe. Removed
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01/04/2021 19:59:19 5 4
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Judging by your posts, particularly regarding FFP and finance related matters, methinks there is much that you don’t know.
01/04/2021 20:04:26 0 0
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Is this a serious comment or are you just trying to get a reaction?
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Their fans stink. And will always be remembered in Europe. Removed
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01/04/2021 19:44:45 1 0
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What do they say about people that laugh at their own jokes?
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01/04/2021 20:07:12 1 1
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Which is greater, dave, your hatred for Liverpool or your love for your own club? Genuinely interested to know the answer.
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01/04/2021 20:48:40 4 2
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Get over it Dave. Your constant whining shows you fail to even convince yourself. City are still a long way from being an elite club. A few CLs would help. You sound like a delusional MU fan the way you go on.
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Everything they win is tainted with blood money . They really are a plastic club . Removed
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01/04/2021 21:16:12 1 0
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Which is greater, dave, your hatred for Liverpool or your love for your own club? Genuinely interested to know the answer.
Dom,
Just to be completely accurate... it’s not (mostly) about hatred for Liverpool the club.

It’s the FANS that everyone despises.

I guess that you knew that already but I am just clarifying
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01/04/2021 16:30:11 4 1
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No, they are just more foolish. Plus back in the 70s/80s when Newcastle had a lot of time in the old second division, they averaged around 17000 crowds.
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01/04/2021 21:08:00 0 2
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Interesting table showing the attempts made. The three big English clubs miles in front, followed by the two who've bought their attempts.
Yes, you’ll find the 3 biggest clubs Utd, City and Chelsea in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. No surprise there. The other member of the big 4 down in 5th.

But the dirty cheats who tried to buy the quadruple and bottled it are down in 7th which probably reflects their current league position
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01/04/2021 22:15:37 10 3
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These discussions allow adults to see how childish various fans are.
Talk about simple-minded playground insults.
I hate you. No, I hate you more.
Never mind, children.
I support Liverpool and am big enough to accept and respect the successes of other clubs.
I can rise above the silliness because my beloved team has won one or two trophies.
Sweet dreams!
You support liverpool ?

Well, that’s disgusting and why are you here ?
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01/04/2021 22:55:15 1 3
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Its nothing to do with football anymore, its all about the fattest chequebook, give Guardiola the Sheffield Utd job.
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01/04/2021 20:58:08 2 3
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the Covid *quadruple. The only team that due to the massive number of international players in its hugely expensively assembled squad has been able to rotate 5-6 players all season. They keep fresh, while all the other sides are looking increasingly tired.
Can this season be taken seriously?
01/04/2021 20:45:25 3 2
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I just don't get what their fans want other people to think.

Only a fool would deny what a great team they are but as soon as someone puts some perspective on it with the money in this current team they go off their nut and come out with every excuse possible to try and deflect onto another team's spending or the person who's posted it.
01/04/2021 20:36:43 2 4
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Spot on mate. They only say its the Premier league cause they have been such a laughing stock in Europe ??

The fact is fraudiola was brought into win the champions league and he's epically failed.
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01/04/2021 19:52:07 5 4
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No problem for the Oilers with Raheem Daley throwing himself around the penalty area. Embarrassing. Fake football at its best.
01/04/2021 19:17:00 7 10
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What an arrogant self serving lot man city fans have become they have forgotten what rubbish they really are they have no fans no class and I hope for many years no champions league
01/04/2021 19:22:34 5 2
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Spot on mate
Airline industry almost bankrupt through COVID so let’s see how many petrodollars are laundered through Etihad this year. State sponsored clubs should be barred. Removed
02/04/2021 00:39:10 0 0
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They have big investments in the UK.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56496888
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02/04/2021 00:55:28 4 8
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City put out a starting 11 in champions league without a single English player one season. Not to mention no players from youth system. That is not a real football club.
Will leave this comment here as Tue Howe to Celtic article has no hys

I went to school with Mr Howe and think he would be a fantastic man to manage Celtic he used to organise our school conkers games his man management even then was masterful and his tactics spot on when it was his turn he fully gets my approval to manage in the Scottish buck fast championship
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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.
01/04/2021 20:00:17 4 2
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Ah yes, the old tricks in the box ??

You can take the boy out of liverpool but you can’t take liverpool out of the boy
Will leave this comment here as Tue Howe to Celtic article has no hys

I went to school with Mr Howe and think he would be a fantastic man to manage Celtic he used to organise our school conkers games his man management even then was masterful and his tactics spot on when it was his turn he fully gets my approval to manage in the Scottish buck fast championship
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02/04/2021 03:33:20 10 2
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Winning the champions League is all about luck, just ask any Liverpool fan.
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02/04/2021 08:56:52 0 0
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Are you a ???end ste, thanks for letting everyone know, not that you needed to as we all knew it in the first place.
02/04/2021 07:36:56 6 1
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The point is anybody but liverpool.

If you are not sick and tired of their abusive, arrogant self entitled plastic fans, you must be the only one.

Great if City can win. If not then let Utd (who have more resources) or Chelsea or any other club that gets to finals. It’s all ok.
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02/04/2021 07:36:13 0 7
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MCFC & History are not two words you would put together in a sentence.
Small time Charliepool fans amazingly deny the amounts they spent to buy their one and only league title. It’s £1.47 BILLION according to the BBC. Disgusting.

During their 17 year history they were bankrolled, bought numerous players, trophies and collected an army of plastic fans.

30 years ago the bankrolling stopped and so did the trophies. Unfortunately the abusive plastic fans remained.
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02/04/2021 09:00:45 2 4
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Best and most support club in the world, Chelsea and city are the plastics. City can't fill a ground with free tickets, now removing some for advertising boards, you couldn't make it up????
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02/04/2021 08:46:42 3 3
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dave, re LFC’s £1.47bn spend, that is across 30 years with no sales deducted. With sales removed the figure is much smaller.

MC on the other hand have spent more than £1.5bn AFTER sales deducted in just 12 years.

Just let that sink in.

So if you say LFC have bought trophies, what have MC done?
Liverpool’s dirty little 17 year history of buying trophies was ended by their fans.

It’s a shame that the rest of us still have to suffer their abuse 30 odd years later
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02/04/2021 08:59:12 0 0
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Jealous bitter, oh dear, you have it bad ??????
Dave the ??end back ! Never seen a game in his life time! Got no mates! What an existence and exciting life you lead? ?? Removed
02/04/2021 08:48:36 6 7
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The fact is that at present Manchester City have more chance of winning the quadruple than any other club in Britain, fact! The BBC who we pay our licence fee to ought to be getting behind them, rather than taking every opportunity to down them. Full of bitter Red journalists.
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02/04/2021 09:12:02 3 2
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Charged by a corrupt organisation who's president the guy who invented so called Ffp is now banned from football, and now ffp is thrown on the scrapheap simply to help the likes of debt ridden clubs like barca and real madrid compete again in the transfer market your just jealous and bitter pal.
02/04/2021 09:12:08 3 2
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Let me guess, Man U or Liverpool? Manchester City, like it or not, are a well run, smart, ground-breaking Club at every level. They are the model for every Premier League club. The days of FERGIE TIME, BUNGS, etc are over. Silverware will be won on talent alone.
Liverpool’s dirty little 17 year history of buying trophies was ended by their fans.

It’s a shame that the rest of us still have to suffer their abuse 30 odd years later
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Dave the ??end back ! Never seen a game in his life time! Got no mates! What an existence and exciting life you lead? ?? Removed
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02/04/2021 08:19:45 1 0
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Wow, quite a list. Let’s pick one.

What have I lied about dave?
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To everyone Dave the ??end back ! Never seen a game in his life time! Got no mates! What an existence and exciting life you lead? ?? Removed
02/04/2021 08:44:24 2 1
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UEFA and the FA will this year celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the first English clubs to win European trophies (chronologically) :

Tottingham 1963
West Ham 1965
Leeds 1968
Utd 1968
City 1970
Chelsea 1971 (50 years ago)

England’s elite. European royalty. Now that’s history.
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To everyone Dave the ??end back ! Never seen a game in his life time! Got no mates! What an existence and exciting life you lead? ?? Removed
02/04/2021 09:12:02 3 2
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Charged by a corrupt organisation who's president the guy who invented so called Ffp is now banned from football, and now ffp is thrown on the scrapheap simply to help the likes of debt ridden clubs like barca and real madrid compete again in the transfer market your just jealous and bitter pal.
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How interesting that :

1. Liverpool broke FFP spending rules in 2012/13, claimed the excess £49.7mln was on a new stadium
2. UEFA’s CFCB on which sat ex-CEO of Liverpool never demanded proof nor saw evidence
3. The same CFCB falsely charged City with breaking rules
4. The independent CAS threw out the fake allegations
5. The ex-CEO of Liverpool was removed from the CFCB

Very interesting....
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02/04/2021 09:59:02 2 0
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Poor Dave. We wonder how he will cope when Mansour gets bored of his little experiment with Man City and walks away......
02/04/2021 10:14:29 0 0
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Coincidence
How interesting that :

1. Liverpool broke FFP spending rules in 2012/13, claimed the excess £49.7mln was on a new stadium
2. UEFA’s CFCB on which sat ex-CEO of Liverpool never demanded proof nor saw evidence
3. The same CFCB falsely charged City with breaking rules
4. The independent CAS threw out the fake allegations
5. The ex-CEO of Liverpool was removed from the CFCB

Very interesting....
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02/04/2021 09:54:40 0 0
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Each chose 1 panel member each the third was accepted by both !
Even with FFP Liverpool have again proved themselves to be a grubby little club.

City’s professionalism, honesty and integrity have taken them swiftly back to the summit.

Liverpool are back in mid-table. And there isn’t a neutral fan who doesn’t want to see them follow in the footsteps of Blackburn
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Even with FFP Liverpool have again proved themselves to be a grubby little club.

City’s professionalism, honesty and integrity have taken them swiftly back to the summit.

Liverpool are back in mid-table. And there isn’t a neutral fan who doesn’t want to see them follow in the footsteps of Blackburn
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Dear dave,

The CFCB stated that LFC had met break even requirements and were cleared of FFP charges.

CAS did not clear MC of all charges though.
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I’m satisfied with the results of the independent CAS review aquitting City of all charges except co-operation with a committee that had clearly been manipulated by a certain individual who is no longer sitting on the CFCB.

I am not satisfied with Liverpool’s grubby little lies and ask you AGAIN

WHERE IS THE NEW STADIUM on which Liverpool claimed FIFTY MILLION POUNDS was spent ?
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02/04/2021 10:10:38 0 2
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The cfcb Found Manchester city guilty and banned them for two years without one shred of evidence! They then asked city for the "evidence" City refused. 10 million fine for city not supplying evidence that did not exist!
02/04/2021 10:15:14 0 2
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“MANCHESTER CITY FC DID NOT DISGUISE EQUITY FUNDING AS SPONSORSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS BUT DID FAIL TO COOPERATE WITH THE UEFA AUTHORITIES”. Exonerated of all charges of substance. A slap on the wrist for being uncooperative toward Uefa which itself is laughable given Uefas appalling behaviour.
Dear dave,

The CFCB stated that LFC had met break even requirements and were cleared of FFP charges.

CAS did not clear MC of all charges though.
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I’m satisfied with the results of the independent CAS review aquitting City of all charges except co-operation with a committee that had clearly been manipulated by a certain individual who is no longer sitting on the CFCB.

I am not satisfied with Liverpool’s grubby little lies and ask you AGAIN

WHERE IS THE NEW STADIUM on which Liverpool claimed FIFTY MILLION POUNDS was spent ?
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NH,
interesting to hear that ‘you work in Finance’ yet you claim ‘the CFCB stated LFC had met break even requirements’

And on what unaudited basis is that ? LFC PROVIDED NO DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE ! And the physical evidence is yet to appear.

If you are professionally qualified you should be ashamed to repeat clearly questionable claims particularly with LFC ex-CEO on the CFCB. Have some integrity!
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02/04/2021 10:10:38 0 2
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The cfcb Found Manchester city guilty and banned them for two years without one shred of evidence! They then asked city for the "evidence" City refused. 10 million fine for city not supplying evidence that did not exist!
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02/04/2021 10:17:49 7 5
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It’s all oil money....
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Dear dave,

UEFA were satisfied that LFC had spent £49.7m on stadium costs. That is simply fact. Unless you have any other actual evidence dave?

The plan was a new stadium but FSG decided the better plan was to expand the current ground. FSG came to the same arrangement with the Boston Red Sox stadium too so you can see the thinking.

Is that ok Dave?
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UEFA failed to sufficiently review the independence and competence of their own CFCB (Club Financial Control Board) and therein lies the problem that may end FFP. The individual concerned has left but the image tarnished permanently.

Any basic audit would swiftly conclude that sum of £49.7mln could not be spent ‘on a PLAN for a new stadium’

£49.7 Mln !!! on drawings ? Plans ? Are you serious ?
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How can you spend £50mil on a stadium that doesn't exist?

That's the figure liverpools new "state of the art" training complex cost so there's evidence of what you get for £50m and it isn't a few technical drawings and half an hour of ground surveying!
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02/04/2021 10:22:47 11 3
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It has been 40 seasons since LLLLLLiverpool last made an attempt at the quadruple. You gotta love stats.

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NH,
interesting to hear that ‘you work in Finance’ yet you claim ‘the CFCB stated LFC had met break even requirements’

And on what unaudited basis is that ? LFC PROVIDED NO DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE ! And the physical evidence is yet to appear.

If you are professionally qualified you should be ashamed to repeat clearly questionable claims particularly with LFC ex-CEO on the CFCB. Have some integrity!
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02/04/2021 08:48:36 6 7
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The fact is that at present Manchester City have more chance of winning the quadruple than any other club in Britain, fact! The BBC who we pay our licence fee to ought to be getting behind them, rather than taking every opportunity to down them. Full of bitter Red journalists.
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Dear dave,

UEFA were satisfied that LFC had spent £49.7m on stadium costs. That is simply fact. Unless you have any other actual evidence dave?

The plan was a new stadium but FSG decided the better plan was to expand the current ground. FSG came to the same arrangement with the Boston Red Sox stadium too so you can see the thinking.

Is that ok Dave?
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Dear dave,

UEFA were satisfied that LFC had spent £49.7m on stadium costs. That is simply fact. Unless you have any other actual evidence dave?

The plan was a new stadium but FSG decided the better plan was to expand the current ground. FSG came to the same arrangement with the Boston Red Sox stadium too so you can see the thinking.

Is that ok Dave?
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UEFA failed to sufficiently review the independence and competence of their own CFCB (Club Financial Control Board) and therein lies the problem that may end FFP. The individual concerned has left but the image tarnished permanently.

Any basic audit would swiftly conclude that sum of £49.7mln could not be spent ‘on a PLAN for a new stadium’

£49.7 Mln !!! on drawings ? Plans ? Are you serious ?
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02/04/2021 08:03:11 11 3
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What you get from City fans is consistency and honesty.

What we all get from Liverpool fans is sarcasm, lies, arrogance, self entitlement, insults and abuse.
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Dear dave,

UEFA were satisfied that LFC had spent £49.7m on stadium costs. That is simply fact. Unless you have any other actual evidence dave?

The plan was a new stadium but FSG decided the better plan was to expand the current ground. FSG came to the same arrangement with the Boston Red Sox stadium too so you can see the thinking.

Is that ok Dave?
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How can you spend £50mil on a stadium that doesn't exist?

That's the figure liverpools new "state of the art" training complex cost so there's evidence of what you get for £50m and it isn't a few technical drawings and half an hour of ground surveying!
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Dear NH,
Your professional opinion as to the validity of claims of £49.7mln being spent on ‘plans’ ?

It’s too late now to take action against LFC for these claims or even demand proof - but the CFCB individual involved (the same one who brought the fake claims against City) has now been removed.

I do have inside information of course - the actions of LFC and that individual are not forgotten.
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Dear dave,

UEFA states, on the record, that they are satisfied.

If you have any evidence to present to the contrary then please do present it.

You say you have ‘inside’ information yet provide no evidence. Why not?
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Dear dave,

The new stadium plans were put in place by the previous owners to FSG (Gillett and Hicks) and May have included financial commitments.

£35m of the £49.6m re the new stadium were costs that FSG were forced to write off for the previous owners plans when they took over and wanted to expand Anfield.

The rest related to FSG plans.

Is this ok Dave?
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C'mon, answer the question. £50M on plans for a new stadium. Uefa may have waived the spend through without a second glance but don't you think it sounds a little bit OTT. By way of comparison the proposed 16,000 seat Anfield Road stand will be delivered for £60M. That includes over a decade of cost inflation. Removed
You’re not professionally qualified are you ... ?

The amount subsequently written off (although just supporting the view the claims were fake) , is of course irrelevant. LFC claimed £49,7mln was spent on plans.

You don’t appear to agree it is inconceivable that such a sum could have been spent on ‘plans’ as claimed. You should in my opinion be answering “Yes, it’s a fair point. Now I understand”
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Dear dave,

The new stadium plans were put in place by the previous owners to FSG (Gillett and Hicks) and May have included financial commitments.

£35m of the £49.6m re the new stadium were costs that FSG were forced to write off for the previous owners plans when they took over and wanted to expand Anfield.

The rest related to FSG plans.

Is this ok Dave?
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C'mon, answer the question. £50M on plans for a new stadium. Uefa may have waived the spend through without a second glance but don't you think it sounds a little bit OTT. By way of comparison the proposed 16,000 seat Anfield Road stand will be delivered for £60M. That includes over a decade of cost inflation. Removed
Let’s be clear, it wasn’t UEFA. (Of course they regret that they did not review the independence of the CFCB at the time)

It was down to one individual on the CFCB who has subsequently been removed
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02/04/2021 08:03:11 11 3
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What you get from City fans is consistency and honesty.

What we all get from Liverpool fans is sarcasm, lies, arrogance, self entitlement, insults and abuse.
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Dear dave,

The new stadium plans were put in place by the previous owners to FSG (Gillett and Hicks) and May have included financial commitments.

£35m of the £49.6m re the new stadium were costs that FSG were forced to write off for the previous owners plans when they took over and wanted to expand Anfield.

The rest related to FSG plans.

Is this ok Dave?
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You’re not professionally qualified are you ... ?

The amount subsequently written off (although just supporting the view the claims were fake) , is of course irrelevant. LFC claimed £49,7mln was spent on plans.

You don’t appear to agree it is inconceivable that such a sum could have been spent on ‘plans’ as claimed. You should in my opinion be answering “Yes, it’s a fair point. Now I understand”
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C'mon, answer the question. £50M on plans for a new stadium. Uefa may have waived the spend through without a second glance but don't you think it sounds a little bit OTT. By way of comparison the proposed 16,000 seat Anfield Road stand will be delivered for £60M. That includes over a decade of cost inflation. Removed
Let’s be clear, it wasn’t UEFA. (Of course they regret that they did not review the independence of the CFCB at the time)

It was down to one individual on the CFCB who has subsequently been removed
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C'mon, answer the question. £50M on plans for a new stadium. Uefa may have waived the spend through without a second glance but don't you think it sounds a little bit OTT. By way of comparison the proposed 16,000 seat Anfield Road stand will be delivered for £60M. That includes over a decade of cost inflation. Removed
Losses of 49.6m, 35m of which were costs written off regarding the previous owners commitments to the new stadium. Removed
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Losses of 49.6m, 35m of which were costs written off regarding the previous owners commitments to the new stadium. Removed
Ok, so you are not going to answer the question. Removed
01/04/2021 18:41:58 4 1
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But then Gorton road logged on to her other 15 accounts and down voted the comment
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01/04/2021 18:58:49 2 0
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Heard she’s at a backstreet hairdressers tonight getting a blue rinse
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01/04/2021 18:24:57 8 1
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Everyone knows if VVD wasn't taken from us in the prime of his career City would be 20 pts behind Liverpool in the league. It's true, Gorton Rd told me on here.
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Oh dear, removing my posts now? How sad is that?

£49.6m was not spent on ‘plans’.

£35m was costs written off on the stadium hicks/Gillett wanted to build. The rest was exceptional items such as Roy Hodgson and Christian Purslow’s payoffs.

LFC were cleared. If you have any evidence to the contrary then be my guest. I would be happy to read it.
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Oh dear, removing my posts now? How sad is that?

£49.6m was not spent on ‘plans’.

£35m was costs written off on the stadium hicks/Gillett wanted to build. The rest was exceptional items such as Roy Hodgson and Christian Purslow’s payoffs.

LFC were cleared. If you have any evidence to the contrary then be my guest. I would be happy to read it.
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Oh dear, removing my posts now? How sad is that?

£49.6m was not spent on ‘plans’.

£35m was costs written off on the stadium hicks/Gillett wanted to build. The rest was exceptional items such as Roy Hodgson and Christian Purslow’s payoffs.

LFC were cleared. If you have any evidence to the contrary then be my guest. I would be happy to read it.
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02/04/2021 12:28:03 3 4
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Plastic club no tradition. Don't like wearing there sky blue away from home. All these different tracksuit tops pre match. With all their new found fans a way of selling more merchandise. A rich club that just wants to get even richer.
Really Billy ?

Take a look at Liverpool a grubby little club that ‘appeared’ after Spurs, WHU, Leeds, City, Utd and Chelsea has all won UEFA trophies. And 5 of those are still in the top 6 today.

LFC bought cups throughout their ‘17 year history’ and acquired the most vile abusive plastic fans. Ironically those same ‘fans’ ended the bankrolling and trophies but we still suffer their presence.
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02/04/2021 11:07:06 4 1
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dave
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£49.7 Mln !!! on drawings ? Plans ? Are you serious ?

If only you were half as clever as you think you are dave. £49.6 million was the total loss for that year, not the cost of "drawings". The losses on Hicks and Gillet's white elephant were £35 million, for architects, administrative and legal costs. To put than in perspective, sacking Roy Hodgson cost £8.5 million!
The FFP ‘breach’ I.e. the excess over allowed losses was the full £49.6 million. That’s documented.

It’s remarkable that you think anybody in their right mind is going to accept that architects, administrative costs and legal fees amounted to £35mln (that you claim) on a project that HAD NOT EVEN BEGUN !

Your lack of sincerity is astounding.
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02/04/2021 13:53:22 4 4
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I believe they classified the expenses as ‘plans’ in their financial statements and wrote them off the following year against taxes.
I should also clarify that the airline employ a small team of architects who spend total costs incl. legal fees and admin of around £500k drafting preliminary stadium redevelopment plans for football clubs.

They then charge 100 times that amount I.e. £50mln to their clients (the clubs) for their services - thus generating massive profits to fund sponsorships.
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02/04/2021 14:29:45 5 0
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Dave sometimes i wonder if you just make it up! ( in fact i know you do)
02/04/2021 10:17:49 7 5
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It’s all oil money....
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02/04/2021 12:20:51 8 3
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I find it hilarious how all the msm butt lick the big money club's like they walk on water.

Pepp has spent £830 million and still not won the champions league. Didn't win the league last year and is now going to do the quad. They should be embarrassed for their failure and lack of success at that price not hailed as a great team!
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02/04/2021 14:41:02 3 2
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A long long time ago
Guardiola said they can’t afford another striker ...........?? Removed
02/04/2021 14:51:18 3 1
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That’s today. The oil money will be imminent...
02/04/2021 14:52:03 0 0
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Mind games ??
02/04/2021 15:07:28 0 3
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I can understand what he's saying.... City like all clubs have limits/restraints to what they can spend..

They are a well run club from top to bottom.. Money does not grow on trees...
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02/04/2021 12:29:45 1 0
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Im not in complete denial about the problems at my club and will happilly admit that there are many problems that need to be addressed accross the bored.

Im not sure how we will be able to go for a quadruple next season because apparently once Liverpool get their injured players back they are going to walk the league again.
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It makes me smile that Liverpool fans went into orbit last season about winning the PL (and well done to them, they were the best team) but now they have made the most embarrassing defence of the title ever, suddenly the Champions League knock out cup is the most important competition. Make your minds up. Personally I’d put the PL ahead of any knock out competition. Removed
02/04/2021 15:23:03 3 6
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For me the Premier League is the most prestigious trophy an English team can win, winning the Prem means that you are the best team that season, Champions League satisfies the money men at the club but comes 2nd in the trophies I’d like to see my club win, fortunately over the last 2 seasons I’ve watched my team win one of each
02/04/2021 15:29:39 4 1
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Personally, I would not....
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"Liverpool ... but now they have made the most embarrassing defence of the title ever"

Don't let facts get in the way mate.
In 2014 ManU finished 7th after their 2013 win.
In 2016 Chelsea finished 10th (50 points) after their 2015 win.
In 2017 Leicester finished 12th (44 points) after their 2016 win.

Liverpool have 46 points with 9 games to go.
Despite COVID and massive injury list.
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Please don't confuse old KK with facts and logic. This guy lives in cloud cuckoo land..... Removed
Agreed. Given Liverpool’s current form 12th is possible. Removed
02/04/2021 14:58:11 1 2
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I'm confused how under the 118 title it says says there have been 100 previous attempts in 60 years at the quadruple. How? Since when were there basically 2 teams each year fighting to win all four titles. The only way you can count that is if you say before the first game of the season is played that all 4 teams that are in the CL are in with a chance of the quad. Simply stupid.
Liverpool sacked three managers in 4 years, Hodgson, Dalglish, Rodgers and now Klopp is leaving and Gerrard is taking over. Removed
02/04/2021 16:01:17 3 2
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Klopp leaving, when did that happen?
Yeah, only lfc would sack a manager then name a stand after him. What next, the Roy Hodgson stand?. Removed
Karmic Keith
"Liverpool ... but now they have made the most embarrassing defence of the title ever"

Don't let facts get in the way mate.
In 2014 ManU finished 7th after their 2013 win.
In 2016 Chelsea finished 10th (50 points) after their 2015 win.
In 2017 Leicester finished 12th (44 points) after their 2016 win.

Liverpool have 46 points with 9 games to go.
Despite COVID and massive injury list.
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Karmic Keith
"Liverpool ... but now they have made the most embarrassing defence of the title ever"

Don't let facts get in the way mate.
In 2014 ManU finished 7th after their 2013 win.
In 2016 Chelsea finished 10th (50 points) after their 2015 win.
In 2017 Leicester finished 12th (44 points) after their 2016 win.

Liverpool have 46 points with 9 games to go.
Despite COVID and massive injury list.
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02/04/2021 15:04:21 1 3
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City has wise management, they didn't involve in big sums payout to managers and players, like Man Utd, Chelsea and now Spurs if they want to sack Mourinho.
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Karmic Keith
"Liverpool ... but now they have made the most embarrassing defence of the title ever"

Don't let facts get in the way mate.
In 2014 ManU finished 7th after their 2013 win.
In 2016 Chelsea finished 10th (50 points) after their 2015 win.
In 2017 Leicester finished 12th (44 points) after their 2016 win.

Liverpool have 46 points with 9 games to go.
Despite COVID and massive injury list.
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Please don't confuse old KK with facts and logic. This guy lives in cloud cuckoo land..... Removed
Hahahahahaha delusion at its very best.... Removed
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Liverpool sacked three managers in 4 years, Hodgson, Dalglish, Rodgers and now Klopp is leaving and Gerrard is taking over. Removed
Yeah, only lfc would sack a manager then name a stand after him. What next, the Roy Hodgson stand?. Removed
The Stand was named after Kenny Dalglish the greatest ever player in the history for Liverpool football club and arguably one of the greatest British players of all time, the man that’s done so much for Liverpool on and off the field, you having so much hatred spewing out of you though you wouldn’t have a clue Removed
Okay BBC Sheikh Mansour, maybe you happy with that ???? Removed
02/04/2021 16:20:42 7 6
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Pep is a wonderful manager but was caught with pants down when he was at Bayern Munich. His brilliance was questioned when he found that extravagance would not be accepted at this behemoth of a club. His mind went direct to a club with money to burn. This leaves many football fans wondering about his ability to build a club the way Ferguson at Man utd or Wenger in some way did to lift Arsenal.
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The Stand was named after Kenny Dalglish the greatest ever player in the history for Liverpool football club and arguably one of the greatest British players of all time, the man that’s done so much for Liverpool on and off the field, you having so much hatred spewing out of you though you wouldn’t have a clue Removed
02/04/2021 17:08:08 1 3
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Why did they sack him then?.
Yes I do have hate, but it's for their fans who get other clubs banned from Europe, then have the nerve to call themselves European royalty. Biggest hypocrites in football. Removed
02/04/2021 16:25:44 0 0
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You are wrong it wasnt me and who is Ernie.
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02/04/2021 19:33:38 0 0
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You are wrong, I have never at any point said DJ was world class or Harry Maguire was the best CB in Europe.
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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.
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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The Stand was named after Kenny Dalglish the greatest ever player in the history for Liverpool football club and arguably one of the greatest British players of all time, the man that’s done so much for Liverpool on and off the field, you having so much hatred spewing out of you though you wouldn’t have a clue Removed
Yes I do have hate, but it's for their fans who get other clubs banned from Europe, then have the nerve to call themselves European royalty. Biggest hypocrites in football. Removed
02/04/2021 19:37:42 3 1
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So if the club by definition are European royalty in football terms, why hate on them because you hate the supporters?
I used to hate going to Maine Rd because of the thuggery of some of their supporters but never hated City as a club.
02/04/2021 16:23:13 4 2
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That thinking is totally out of date these days.
In terms of both prestige and financial rewards the "Holy Grail" as you call it is now most certainly Champions League.
City's owners are well aware of this fact and will most certainly have made Pep aware of it as well.
Those fans who disagree are those who
a) Have only won it the once.
b) Have NEVER won it.
c) Are NEVER likely to win it.
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Pep is a wonderful manager but was caught with pants down when he was at Bayern Munich. His brilliance was questioned when he found that extravagance would not be accepted at this behemoth of a club. His mind went direct to a club with money to burn. This leaves many football fans wondering about his ability to build a club the way Ferguson at Man utd or Wenger in some way did to lift Arsenal.
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Please ignore the postings about Liverpool- a grubby little club who appeared on the scene after England’s elite had already won European trophies .

Those same elite occupy 5 of the top 6 PL places today.

The ‘giants’ Utd, Chelsea and City have 22 PL crowns between them

Grubby LFC bought a 17 year history and acquired vile abusive fans. The party and the trophies finished in the late 80’s
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02/04/2021 20:34:52 3 0
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Davey, meanwhile LFC have more European Cups than those 3 midgets combined, not to mention 19 titles.
02/04/2021 20:42:23 3 1
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LFC first 1900, nineteenth title last season.

The "grubby little club" from the east end of Manchester cant compare to the above mentioned club no matter how hard you try a shoehorn them in djw(dave).
Please ignore the postings about Liverpool- a grubby little club who appeared on the scene after England’s elite had already won European trophies .

Those same elite occupy 5 of the top 6 PL places today.

The ‘giants’ Utd, Chelsea and City have 22 PL crowns between them

Grubby LFC bought a 17 year history and acquired vile abusive fans. The party and the trophies finished in the late 80’s
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Please ignore the postings about Liverpool- a grubby little club who appeared on the scene after England’s elite had already won European trophies .

Those same elite occupy 5 of the top 6 PL places today.

The ‘giants’ Utd, Chelsea and City have 22 PL crowns between them

Grubby LFC bought a 17 year history and acquired vile abusive fans. The party and the trophies finished in the late 80’s
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02/04/2021 16:23:51 3 3
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I have not said that at all, I couldnt care less where Liverpool finish as long as it isnt top of the table.
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01/04/2021 19:32:49 0 1
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Who will (seeing as you know better) ?
01/04/2021 15:54:16 1 2
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Who’s Collins?
02/04/2021 10:22:47 11 3
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It has been 40 seasons since LLLLLLiverpool last made an attempt at the quadruple. You gotta love stats.

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01/04/2021 20:11:43 13 6
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Everyone knows by now that this Manchester City club has been set up as an example for the rest of the Premier League clubs to follow. It is so well run by the present owners that the media, certain rival clubs and their staff have been shell-shocked by what has happened so quickly. They are all very bitter. English football has been given a lesson in how the game of football should be played.
It's come to light that Liverpool can't afford haaland or any other top players as their sugar daddy J dubya henry has been buying up the local properties around anfield and 'tinning' them up instead.

Maybe he will rent them out now to bring in some much needed dollars.

Who knows...!
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