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Wigan wobble
Started by: roylew (2852) Report abuse
Not a good time for latics to get the wobbles.....confidence will be low going into the cup match

Posted by: peter g (1960)  Report abuse
Just might be saving themselves Roy. BBC will put them in the shop window.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
It would be something if the knocked City out of the cup...

Posted by: roylew (2852) Report abuse
The league must come first

Posted by: bluesfan (1504)  Report abuse
You're right Roy, league first and foremost. The last two games they have been awful

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
Yes the league must come first, but it would be nice if they knocked that City out of the cup

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
We have been terrible the last 2 games, we need to get our act together, can't afford to lose anymore games in the league

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
If it is a draw then our Arsenal away league game for Thursday the 1st is rearranged to God knows when.

This not only causes further fixture pile up when we have Champions League games to contend with but with my ticket bought and coach booked I really don't want to have to start faffing around on alternative dates as it is two days off work for every evening London game.

So bizarrley if City can't win it then hopefully Wigan can and go back to Wembley again, but please, no draws!

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
I've booked for a midweek away game in London, let me see, how can I shoehorn that into the discussion?
I know I'll whinge about "fixture congestion".
Unfortunately that's one of the downsides of trying to win things.

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
That's what happens when you have a top team, 0years

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
Not at all Chatty, I think it is known on here that I, like FP, go to almost all games home and away, no need to shoehorn anything....unlike some (not mentioning names) who think a sky subscription is a season ticket.

My post however is relevant to the thread and the game between our two teams, unlike yours.

Basil, you are right and unfortunately some things have to give.

Posted by: roylew (2852) Report abuse
I think the pitch would have to turn to mud for city not to win....I love hearing the top managers and players complaining about pitches...god help the spoiled babys

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
But the Latics are 'Giant Killers' they killed that City in 2013

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
That's right TTS and fair play to them, it was great for the town.

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Complete codswallop 0 years, your game with Arsenal is already a midweek game (as opposed to a weekend game) so any rearrangement wouldn't mean any real "hardship" "extra days of work," so no need to mention it, good attempt though!

"Sky Season ticket!"?
I can recall watching United play away at Arsenal two mid weeks out of three 35 years ago (when you could get back up north from London after 9pm on the train) no "sitting on the back of the coach" malarky!
Just get on with it man!

Are you really suggesting that if you can't beat Wigan at the first attempt you'd rather lose than try again in a replay?


Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
Not that I owe you an explanation Chatty but in my line of work I have clients booked in for consultations up to two/three weeks in advance and if the game is postponed, I have in effect lost those working days plus the two I need to reserve for the rearranged game. So the cod you so eloquently refer to is walloped.

Even though I didn't mention any names you took umbridge to my comment about Sky subscribers who think it is a season ticket. I can only assume from your response that you are one of those people.

Yes, I would rather lose than it go to a replay and have the inconvenience of having to fit in a different date for the Arsenal game. For personal reasons which are not for this forum plus the fixture congestion.

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Thanks for that explanation!
May I say for someone who goes "to almost all games home and away" your planning is amateurish!
The first rule of booking any away games (especially ones that see you cancelling all sorts of appointments) is to triple check the fixture list for any chance of possible cup replays that could pop up on the horizon that may scupper the initial League game!

I didn't take "umbridge" at your comment as I know it wasn't aimed at me, I just took the chance to shoehorn (what's good for the goose and all that) in the fact that I had been to two midweek games at Arsenal a couple of weeks apart!

Are you sure you are a "proper" City fan?
You would be willing to jeopardize the chance of an historic quadruple and have them lose a cup game just because a League game would then get rearranged?
Surely better to have the replay that keeps them on course and just miss the League game at Arsenal(already paid for or not)

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
It's almost impossible to plan your life these days due to the amount of competitions that we are in and TV schedules. For instance, the TV games from, and including the utd game have not yet been announced and that is 8/9 weeks away. Then we have F.A. Cup and Champs league games to fit in. We can do without replays and postponements on top of that.

It is understandable to a certain extent why there are some empty seats (but paid for) at some mid week home games.

I know what you are saying about the quadruple but I genuinely don't give a hoot about it. Don't get me wrong, I will be skipping if we manage it and as you'd expect I will be on here gloating to high heaven, but I'm not too bothered. The Premier League is a must and another cup would be nice plus a semi final in the Champs League and I will be over the moon with a great season.

Most of us older Blues who have been weaned on a diet of misery don't get too excited about things.

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Well well well you've finally been unmasked "0 years" you're definately not a City fan.
Are you a Liverpool fan, is it the Latics or like some folk on here not a football fan at all just an ABU?

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
Not sure what you're getting at Chatty.

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
So we have a "City fan" who would rather his team get beat in a cup game (in possibly the most unprecedented historic of seasons) rather than face a replay because that would interfere with his personal diary!
If you ever do get to the Etihad, I wouldn't share that one with too many people around you!

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
If Wigan Athletic knock that City out of the cup it will make worldwide headlines ""---AGAIN---""

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
I doubt it will happen the way city are playing, let's hope I'm wrong.

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
Yes, that is exactly right Chatty.

Strangely enough I put myself and my own personal circumstances before those of a football team. Odd is that.

Just like those who feel that the comfort of their armchair is more important than supporting the club they latch onto.


TTS, you are right in that it will make worldwide headlines......again. It's just an endorsement of how important City have become on the world football stage, great isn't it?!

Oddly though, since those last worldwide headlines, City have continued to make worldwide headlines whereas Latics have been forgotten.

Never mind, everyone should have their day in the sun.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
Well yoo won't be grinning if the Latics knock that City out of the cup 😊

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
I won't be grinning but I won't be too bothered.....see above posts.

Posted by: laughing gravy (3721) Report abuse
0 years chattys biggest biggest biggest fear is if city win the quadruple, his teams TREBLE will mean absolutely nowt...and the thought of that has geet him gnashing his teeth..

Posted by: roylew (2852) Report abuse
Pretty sad when you plan your LIFE around football matches

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
One slur you can't aim at those "armchair fans" you forever bleat on about is of them wanting their team to lose a match because a replay would interfere with another game they'd set their sights on.

I don't care how many times you've watched City in the past and how many times you watch them in the future if you are thinking like that you are not a true fan.

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
They aren't bothered about changes in schedules as they don't make an effort to participate in football. They just need to know when to be sat on their backsides and which button to press.

You have a non argument Chatty and you are talking nonsense just for the sake of getting a last word in as usual.

Unless you participate, which I believe you don't, you are not qualified to pass judgment on me or my match going activities.

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Nothing to do with me having the "last word".
What you let slip is the most astounding post I have read on this sportsboard since it began.
You're quite free to believe what you like, but I recall the last time you "didn't believe" I proved otherwise and you ended up donating £50 to charity!
I can quite understand you trying diversionary tactics after the bombshell you dropped but it wont wash!

I do find it interesting though that you think people who don't participate are not qualified to pass judgement.
Never once can I remember you rebuking the chief rabble-rouser on here who by his own admission doesn't "participate", is that because he sings off your hymn sheet?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
Can I have the last word

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
"What you let slip is the most astounding post I have read on this sportsboard since it began."

"bombshell you dropped"

Ha ha,

Don't be ridiculous Chatty you old drama queen.

Get a grip.

Also, you have never proved me wrong about anything and my two offers of donations were certainly not as a result of an error on my part, more an act of altruism in the interests of bonhomie within the site.

As for: "I do find it interesting though that you think people who don't participate are not qualified to pass judgement."

Dead right that someone who doesn't make an effort is not qualified to pass judgment on someone who does. There are do-ers in this world and talkers and the talkers should know when to keep shtum.

P.S. TTS, apparently not but have another go.

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Don't be ridiculous Chatty you old drama queen.

Sorry pal but when someone who comes on here with the username "0 years," wears his City "support" on his sleeve, never fails to mention when he's been to an away game, doesn't go three posts without "Wrexham in the third division" getting an airing tells everyone he'd rather City get beat in the cup (in a possible historic quadruple season) than earn a replay because it will interfere with plans he had for a meaningless league game I find that astonishing!

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
As I said, drama queen and a repetitive one at that.

Did your feigning astonishment make you rise up out of your armchair?

Like I also said, there a do-ers and talkers in this world and boy can you talk.

Give it up, nobody cares apart from you and everyone knows you aren't qualified.

TTS. don't bother with that last word...you've no chance with this bloke.

Posted by: laughing gravy (3721) Report abuse

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Come on then do-er tell us what you've actually done.
How many Champions League finals, have you attended?
Cup Winners Cup finals anyone?
Or are you just glad City haven't reached any because you'd planned an away League match at Spotland.

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
The latter and it was The Racecourse Ground actually.

We don't half talk a load of tosh between us!

Posted by: grimshaw (1121)  Report abuse
Your bashing him chatty.

Terrific .

Posted by: laughing gravy (3721) Report abuse
your suckholing again.terrific

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
Well whooo nose, they might beat that City

"Wigan Athletic take on arguably the best club in Europe at the moment on Monday night in the FA Cup fifth round"

wigantoday.net/can-wigan-athletic-do-the-unthinkable-and-beat-manchester-city-AGAIN

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
Grimshaw, you are such a sychophant.

Embarrassing.

Have you no self respect?

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Thanks for the pat on the back grimshaw, always better than slagging someone off I find.
Not that 0 years would ever tell that parrot on his shoulder where to get off!

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse

Posted by: blackrodweaver (478)100+ Report abuse

They can't be bothered because the sports section is usually engulfed with the rantings,ravings and rubbish posted by utd and city tv followers.

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
………………… And there he goes again, can’t help yourself can you Chatty?

As I’ve said before, when you are losing ground in a discussion you make something up or exaggerate a point to appear that it is of significance. You then latch onto that point and keep picking and picking at the “scab” until the poster bites back and other readers’ attentions are deflected away from the original discussion and your own inadequacies. This then vindicates your repetitive posturing in your own mind, even though nobody else cares and everyone knows that it’s nonsense.

Quite clever really but if that’s how you get your kicks then so be it, but be aware that…… sshhhhhhh, cue hushed tones, everyone knows what you are doing (and they STILL don’t care).

On top of that, you are constantly muscling in on other posters’ conversations with comments that are usually off topic. You insult or say something to provoke a reaction. All you want to do is create confrontation. It is predictable, unnecessary and tiresome.

You have done it on this thread and made it all about you as usual. Well done, mission accomplished!

As for your thanks to the pat on the back by Grimshaw the sycophant, why not just pat him on the head and throw him a biscuit?

Cue "last" word.

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Posting "cue last word" wont stop my right to reply.

You dropped the bombshell, trying to deflect attention by making it about me wont wash.

You aren't a true fan!

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
Oh no!!!

I won't sleep tonight.

I will stay awake worrying about what you think!

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
If you hadn't already posted 10000 words replying I may well have believed you.

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
Counting words now?

Your OCD is really kicking in.

Now, I PROMISE I won't reply to your next post so you can get the last word, I know what a worry it must be.

Posted by: laughing gravy (3721) Report abuse
chatty why wont you pay your debt? serious question and i would like a honest reply..

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
FFS, I stated on these boards a while back that I would no longer be acknowledging you after threatening a seriously Ill fellow United fan on here.
I will make this exception, if you send me a Paypal address I will send you 10 times what you "think I owe" you and also give 20 times that amount to a charity of your choice if you agree never again to hinder,follow, hijack me or any of the post's when I am conversing with like minded football fans!
Are you going to put up or shut up?
What's that "favourite" saying of yours...... "I await your reply with interest"?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
Well, Well, Well, they beat that City

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2579) Report abuse
Again

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Come on then 0 years how many times did you have your head in your hands those last 10 minutes...................dreading City would equalise and scupper your planned trip to Arsenal?

Posted by: basil brush (10013) Report abuse
Well done to the mighty tics we played well and deserved our win

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Like my grandma used to say 0 years, "always be careful what you wish for"
She wasn't always so profound though, during the blitz she used to say if your names on the bomb there's nothing you can do about it.
That was all right for her to say but Mr and Mrs Doodlebug in the next street didn't half get some stick.

Posted by: 0 years (2886) Report abuse
Whoo hooo.

I now get to go to London twice in a week!

Actually Chatty, I was obviously gagging for us to score but when the final whistle went I consoled myself with the "every cloud" philosophy. "Win, win" or as it turned out "loss, win".

Posted by: chatty (6013)  Report abuse
Re your above post laughing stock:
So I take it I "owe" you sod all and it was just another excuse for you to whine on and on?
And we all know you wont give that up for any amount of money.

 
 
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