|An archive of match day threads originally posted in the General Discussion forum.
Good first half - obviously a bit suspect that Whatyoutalkingaboutwillis (SWP) scored with one header and then came close with another............Upson brilliant hmmmmmm?
The second half was less competetive than the testimonial game on Wednesday night and became a real snooze fest.
The Tevez **** was embarrassing IMHO - how can we cheer an opposition player louder than ANY of our own? And the pleasing chants of 'Bring him on' and 'Let him score' ironic or not were frankly cringeworthy but tho be fair the from the STBL I expect little else as they seem happiest singing about ex-players and other teams far more than our own it seems.
Don't know why Cole played, if we didn't need to win and he is carrying an injury to me it was a waste of a place and an opportunity for Cole to do more damage, and he was ****ing dreadful, as he has been for the last 4 or 5 home games.
Parker and LBM gave us lots of drive in the first half, Kovac was wasteful as ever and Diamanti worked very hard.
Stayed for the presentations but have fallen out of love a little bit with Ham at the moment and could not get excited about the game/the finale or anything yesterday
I've only watched the motd highlights.
Coming back on here i was looking forward to reading how well Boa Played only to find out he's leaving us.
I'm pleased he has said what he has. Its such a shame that his last season has been what it has. I do believe that had he been fit we would not have been anything like as low down in the league as we have finished.
As a match it doesnt sound like i missed much. Typically the players that seem to have been well reated are the ones leaving us - Boa and Diamanti!
Says it all really.
How was Daprella?
Had a couple on the tube, they were ripping the **** out of some glory hunting cockney red.
Fair play to them their though. still a bunch of *****.
Some of the **** I read on here is beyond belief???
Daprela was awful was he, well who the **** else would play lb, Spector????? LOL!
The kid deserves a chance and from what I've seen, has a very promising future, thought he did well again today!
All this stuff about the tevez love in bieng embarassing??? Are you people sure!! It's a pointless game at the end of a **** season and our fans want to have a bit of banter and there is still people moaning, bore off and go and support Chelsea etc if you don't like it! Tevez will always get that welcome at UP so best you start dealing with it!
Bring on next season COYI!!!!
wernt a great game i though we could have won that tho as i think man c wernt all that bothered with the result! well done to deprela thought he did fantastic most of the time against Johnston and SWP. cole had the touch of a fifty pence and we gave the ball away far too much!
roll on next season!
Ilan and Kovac looked like they were fighting it out for the title of worst player on the pitch. People pointed to the fact that as long as our Brazilian forward notched goals then that's all that mattered which is a bit of a problem when he's not doing that because he's woeful in general play. There's no way in hell I would offer him a new contract.
Johnson always looked a danger for them. It must be an Italian thing to play your wide men on the wrong side of the pitch.
Toure has been a disappointment - but both him and Lescott were out at one point. It's been cut and paste with Centre Halves all season. We haven't lost that many Matches, though. It's the draws that need to become wins.
Had a good day yesterday. Unsurprisingly, spare tickets in the City end were bouncing around the Pubs (Blues not bothering to come down as it wasn't crucial) so I managed to squeeze in. Thanks also to West Ham for refunding my ticket in The Bobby Moore Upper. I'd just wanted to be there regardless.
Some good banter with Hammers beforehand in Wetherspoons and The Central. I was always pleased to see someone like Paul Dickov come back to City with an Away side - but every Hammer I spoke to was raving about Tevez returning. Our POTS.
I think 1-1 was a fair result. It wasn't a classic but a nice enough end to the season.
I know it was only a friendly but Citeh were very predictable - you see why they struggle - they rely on two wide players and Adebeyor - but unlike Chelsea and Drogbha they don't have much variety in attack and they lack a someone like Gerrard or Lampard to steam through the middle.
Yesterday we had our hands full keeping hold of SWP and Johnson but they managed it for most of the time - I thought their central strikers were also very predictable - they lump it to Adebeyor and hope he can turn the centre back. Of course they are much better than us and when they are motivated they will beat most teams - but they seem to lack the tactical guile and variety that makes a top four team.
We were talking with the usual people around us, the general concensus was that you looked pretty classy going forward (Although our back four made Wolves look classy a few weeks ago) but at the back you looked a tad clueless at times.
With a couple of decent signings in the summer, especially in defence you'll breeze into the top four next season.
IMO there is nothing embarrasing about the Tevez love. Actually, I thought it was a very fitting message to our own team rather then Tevez after all the **** displays throughout the season lacking any fighting spirit apart from Parker and Franco.
The same old Tevez debate arises every time. The majority love him, the minority are embarrassed and conscious of how other fans may mock us for obsessing over a player that does not even play for us.
I am part of the group who are full of admiration for the little guy. I think he deserves every clap, every cheer and ever standing ovation that comes his way. If you was to disregard everything that he has done for the club, or even the fact that he played for the club, he would still be one of mine and I'm sure a lot of fans favorite players. He has what every fan loves, he combines skill,creativity and flair with an engine and desire that makes him seem like he is fighting for his life on the pitch. He may not have kept us up by himself but everybody knows he was instrumental in keeping us up. He inspired everybody else, he could have run away like Mascherano and signed for a better club but he stayed, he battled and he played like a man who had been supporting the club all his life.To be embarrassed by a mutual exhibition of respect is to not understand Football or sportsmanship. You may ask why people don't cheer our own players like that and i would say you have to earn it, listen to the chants for Parker and you will see a man who is cheered because he has earned it, Tevez done the same. He deserved his plaudits and continues to speck well about the club. Do you think Kovac, Ilan, Behrami, Upson, Faubert, Mido have earned such praise and respect?
The service he provided, and the respect he has for the club also means he will get a good reception. Words may be cheap some of you will think, anybody can say in the paper they want to play for the club again, or that they possess a special feeling for the club but actions, such as refusing to celebrate and almost offering an apology when he scored against us despite being surrounded by 60,000 man city fans, or putting on the west ham shirt despite playing for another club mean a lot more.
Sadly yesterday is the closest we will ever get to seeing him in a west ham shirt again. He is a special, special player and one worthy of adding to the legacy of Moore, Brooking, Bonds and Di Canio.
I wouldn't go that far. Yes the guy scored seven goals or whatever it was, but he didn't score for a load of games before that. I'm grateful of him fighting for the team and being a big part in us staying up. I personally think we're going a bit OTT with the applause for him... I think people go OTT in the hope he might play for us again, wishful thinking if you ask me...
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Interesting to see how City fans reacted to the Tevez luv-in, as I do not know how I would react in the same situation.
Fantastic! - a personal hero of mine (see avatar... )
Tevez wasn't just a super player he was a top man too I can remember going down to Chadwell Heath and Zamora, Anton and Mullins speeding home past waiting kids and Tevez used to always stop and sign and take pictures and I remember saying gracias and him saying de nada which means it's nothing and him smiling for pictures for about an hour and signing, he will always be worthy of the welcome back he gets.
they all seem fairly decent about it, most of them seem to accept the respect between him and the fans and praise us as a club.
60,000 at City? 40,000 in the Ground and 20,000 on the roof to get a look?!
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