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KV
May 13th, 2012, 04:11 PM
Just to cut it short. How does it feel to win the title? Esp. after a 44 years long wait. Not only this managed the double over the red half of Manchester with an historical 6-1 away win. As far as I'm concerned I have 2 songs in mind. "What a feeling" from Irene Cara and "Dancing with tears in my eyes" from Ultravox. IMO, it's the best way to describe the blue half of Manchester season.

Halardfan
May 13th, 2012, 04:18 PM
Just to cut it short. How does it feel to win the title? Esp. after a 44 years long wait. Not only this managed the double over the red half of Manchester with an historical 6-1 away win. As far as I'm concerned I have 2 songs in mind. "What a feeling" from Irene Cara and "Dancing with tears in my eyes" from Ultravox. IMO, it's the best way to describe the blue half of Manchester season.

Beyond words. We are the champions of Englabd and in the most astonishing way possible.

miffedmax
May 13th, 2012, 04:24 PM
What a finish.

gentenaire
May 13th, 2012, 04:24 PM
Beyond words. We are the champions of Englabd and in the most astonishing way possible.

Truly incredible, and so much sweeter than had city lead 3-0 or so at half time.

Bismarck.
May 13th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Money really can buy anything, I guess. :oh:

The Daviator
May 13th, 2012, 04:40 PM
I don't follow football at all really, but that was one of the most shocking twists in sport I've ever seen :speakles:

Mynarco
May 13th, 2012, 04:52 PM
I am FURIOUS. LIVID.

Bismarck.
May 13th, 2012, 05:12 PM
I am FURIOUS. LIVID.

Why?

pov
May 13th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Chelsea! But hearty congrats to Man City and it's fans.

Invisible Fan
May 13th, 2012, 05:39 PM
We do things like that - 1999 playoff final :)
I've only followed City for 11 years so I wouldn't claim to know what people who have been following them for 30/40 years are feeling.
This is for them sticking with the team even in the third tier not that long ago. Party time :bounce:

Halardfan
May 13th, 2012, 05:59 PM
We do things like that - 1999 playoff final :)
I've only followed City for 11 years so I wouldn't claim to know what people who have been following them for 30/40 years are feeling.
This is for them sticking with the team even in the third tier not that long ago. Party time :bounce:

A wonderful day! Unbearable, truly I'd given up hope. A sporting miracle.

Mary Cherry.
May 13th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Amazing.

And it's not all about money for City - the Man Us and the Chelseas who've already won the title are serial big spenders as well. It just so happens that City's squad that cost millions and millions of pounds were better this season than all of the other squads that cost millions and millions of pounds.

Invisible Fan
May 13th, 2012, 06:09 PM
I gave up too I think we had 80 per cent possesion 30 shots and 20 corners but it loooked like we were never going to score. As Keegan would say I love it how the 6-1 effectively won the title for us.
What about Joey Barton? :o

Invisible Fan
May 13th, 2012, 06:18 PM
Amazing.

And it's not all about money for City - the Man Us and the Chelseas who've already won the title are serial big spenders as well. It just so happens that City's squad that cost millions and millions of pounds were better this season than all of the other squads that cost millions and millions of pounds.

Any ManU fans complaing about money - cause we know Rooney and Ferdinand cost some of the spare change lost behind the couch. :o
With the finacial fair play coming in I guess we will be the last time a team can be assembled with all those funds. It sounds like it will be harder for new great teams to be put together.

Mary Cherry.
May 13th, 2012, 06:32 PM
http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/p/sp/getty/46/fullj.22ab64930d9ed3e221b58439facf1776/22ab64930d9ed3e221b58439facf1776-getty-144311872.jpg


:cheer:

Halardfan
May 13th, 2012, 06:32 PM
I gave up too I think we had 80 per cent possesion 30 shots and 20 corners but it loooked like we were never going to score. As Keegan would say I love it how the 6-1 effectively won the title for us.
What about Joey Barton? :o

Barton was pathetic, he tried to get City players sent off after he had been sent off.

But for today, forget him. We did it, what I never thought I would see in my life. Love you City.

Invisible Fan
May 13th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Even in this new era nothing comes easily. If (when) we are in a similar position in the future I hope we can make things a little less stressful!

Mynarco
May 13th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Robyn :sobbing:

Halardfan
May 13th, 2012, 07:28 PM
Even in this new era nothing comes easily. If (when) we are in a similar position in the future I hope we can make things a little less stressful!

For all the talk about money, the game summed up the fact that City are the same as we have always been...mercurial, frustrating, agonising, wonderful.

King Halep
May 13th, 2012, 07:49 PM
Amazing.

And it's not all about money for City - the Man Us and the Chelseas who've already won the title are serial big spenders as well. It just so happens that City's squad that cost millions and millions of pounds were better this season than all of the other squads that cost millions and millions of pounds.

they have too many expensive players in the squad. its a wonder they managed to hold it together. great teams usually have a better mix of no-name warriors with a couple of flair players. when they were trying to fight back with players like balotelli and dzeko on the field, it didnt look possible. not to mention huge error from klingon lescott

Mary Cherry.
May 13th, 2012, 08:03 PM
Man U have their own overrated & overpriced English centre back in Chris Smalling. The two teams are a lot more similar than people want to believe.

Mr.Sharapova
May 13th, 2012, 08:30 PM
I am a die hard Chelsea fan but congrats to you guys :yeah:. Amazing season you've had there :angel:.

Halardfan
May 13th, 2012, 10:18 PM
I am a die hard Chelsea fan but congrats to you guys :yeah:. Amazing season you've had there :angel:.

Thanks!

HRHoliviasmith
May 13th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Congrats to Man City! :cheer: I'm happy for them but also glad that Chelsea nor Man U won it.

Martian Jeza
May 14th, 2012, 01:31 AM
I am a die hard Chelsea fan but congrats to you guys :yeah:. Amazing season you've had there :angel:.

I wonder since when you are a Chelsea FC fan... Anyway horrible Premier League season : Thank you fucking AVB !

Martian Jeza
May 14th, 2012, 01:34 AM
I loved Kompany when he was at Anderlecht but he's a bit of a hypocrite : didn't want to come to Chelsea because we only were a money team but goes to a club that's copying us : Very weird... Anyway, congratulations Citizens but next season will be another story : you'll be with Manure the club to beat

Zhao
May 14th, 2012, 02:59 AM
so is Tevez stayin put? or transferring somewhere else?

Halardfan
May 14th, 2012, 05:34 AM
so is Tevez stayin put? or transferring somewhere else?

Hopefully he will be sold, hugely talented player, but his behaviour was terrible this season. We would have won comfortably this season had he behaved. Can't forgive him.

Maddox
May 14th, 2012, 05:38 AM
Amazing!!! At Last :banana:

Mr.Sharapova
May 14th, 2012, 09:05 AM
I wonder since when you are a Chelsea FC fan... Anyway horrible Premier League season : Thank you fucking AVB !

I've been following Chelsea since 2003 :). Even though I wasn't a fan until 2004 or something :lol:, but since then my blood is blue :angel:.

It was not a horrible season in my opinion :shrug:, AVB tried to change the generations as he tried to incorporate the young players into the team but he did that prematurely :shrug:. If Terry and Lampard do not support you as a coach you're done :tape:.

Anyway, if we win the Champions League this may turn out to be our best season to date :angel:, if not we're screwed :sobbing:.

Zhao
May 14th, 2012, 09:07 AM
i cannot imagine Chelsea not in the CL next year...i just can't :happy:

MaBaker
May 14th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Amazing.

And it's not all about money for City - the Man Us and the Chelseas who've already won the title are serial big spenders as well. It just so happens that City's squad that cost millions and millions of pounds were better this season than all of the other squads that cost millions and millions of pounds.
It's ridiculous to put United in the same basket as Chelsea and City. United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, not because of the money, but because of their trophies and support. They were winning the trophies even before this trend of spending zillion of pounds for players. And transfers for the last 5 years:

http://i48.tinypic.com/13zpi6f.png

http://www.transferleague.co.uk/league-tables/2006-2011.html

In those years, United won the title 4 times... How many homegrown players do Chelsea and Man City have/had when they won the title?
Even Rooney and Ronaldo was just good talents in their own countries before they've gone to United. They are what they are now because of United and Ferguson, not the other way around.
It's beyond ridiculous to even mention United, shitty and Chelsea in the same sentence, because United was making history and their greatness for decades, Chelsea and Shitty bought it in couple of years.

Cilla
May 14th, 2012, 09:04 PM
It's ridiculous to put United in the same basket as Chelsea and City. United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, not because of the money, but because of their trophies and support. They were winning the trophies even before this trend of spending zillion of pounds for players. And transfers for the last 5 years:

http://i48.tinypic.com/13zpi6f.png

http://www.transferleague.co.uk/league-tables/2006-2011.html

In those years, United won the title 4 times... How many homegrown players do Chelsea and Man City have/had when they won the title?
Even Rooney and Ronaldo was just good talents in their own countries before they've gone to United. They are what they are now because of United and Ferguson, not the other way around.
It's beyond ridiculous to even mention United, shitty and Chelsea in the same sentence, because United was making history and their greatness for decades, Chelsea and Shitty bought it in couple of years.

At the start of the season, it looked like my Arsenal might finish in that position :o The amounts of money in football these days is obscene.

Yesterday's finish was amazing :worship: Love to see Utd lose in such an awful way :oh: But hated to see Na$ri celebrating :rolleyes:

Halardfan
May 14th, 2012, 10:25 PM
It's ridiculous to put United in the same basket as Chelsea and City. United is one of the biggest clubs in the world, not because of the money, but because of their trophies and support. They were winning the trophies even before this trend of spending zillion of pounds for players. And transfers for the last 5 years:

http://i48.tinypic.com/13zpi6f.png

http://www.transferleague.co.uk/league-tables/2006-2011.html

In those years, United won the title 4 times... How many homegrown players do Chelsea and Man City have/had when they won the title?
Even Rooney and Ronaldo was just good talents in their own countries before they've gone to United. They are what they are now because of United and Ferguson, not the other way around.
It's beyond ridiculous to even mention United, shitty and Chelsea in the same sentence, because United was making history and their greatness for decades, Chelsea and Shitty bought it in couple of years.

Manchester United fan complaining about the influence of money in football.

For the majority of my life United have outspent City considerably. Now the boot is on the other foot, and United have had to go running to their Uefa pals to introduce so-called financial fair play.

Even as a City fan, I would not object to some kind of salary cap, even though it would affect City the most, it would be fair to have an equal limit for everyone.

However this is NOT being proposed. Instead FFP will clamp down on owners like City's who have invested vast amounts in their clubs. Whereas it will leave untouched United whose owners are currently stealing all the money that pours into United from its fair weather fans around the world. So don't worry your dominance will soon be resumed.

But for this day, we are the champions, and for one tiny moment you are second best. Though in terms of fans United have always been second best.

Martian Jeza
May 15th, 2012, 04:32 AM
I've been following Chelsea since 2003 :). Even though I wasn't a fan until 2004 or something :lol:, but since then my blood is blue :angel:.

It was not a horrible season in my opinion :shrug:, AVB tried to change the generations as he tried to incorporate the young players into the team but he did that prematurely :shrug:. If Terry and Lampard do not support you as a coach you're done :tape:.

Anyway, if we win the Champions League this may turn out to be our best season to date :angel:, if not we're screwed :sobbing:.

You can't call you the biggest fan of Chelsea FC out here as I'm fan of them since 1997 : letting down that year Manure which I was "fan" of for about 3 years ! But what brought us to this miserable Premier League season is the lack of investment of Roman : He shoot himself bullets in the feet ! AVB's appointment was ridiculous : I'm tempting to think if Di Matteo was appointed from the start we would have finished at least top 4 ( Roberto is a Chelsea FC legend and is respected by loads of fans included players ). Loads of players disliked AVB and should have been sacked at my point of view in December !

Yet City is just copying Chelsea FC on and on ! Wondering if the owners of City are attending as many games as Roman Abramovich does : My answer on this is NO ! Manure already had loads of glory hunters and plastic fans : City is on the same way !

Yet I'm very pessimistic for saturday unless we put a performance like we did against Barça...

Halardfan
May 15th, 2012, 05:42 AM
You can't call you the biggest fan of Chelsea FC out here as I'm fan of them since 1997 : letting down that year Manure which I was "fan" of for about 3 years ! But what brought us to this miserable Premier League season is the lack of investment of Roman : He shoot himself bullets in the feet ! AVB's appointment was ridiculous : I'm tempting to think if Di Matteo was appointed from the start we would have finished at least top 4 ( Roberto is a Chelsea FC legend and is respected by loads of fans included players ). Loads of players disliked AVB and should have been sacked at my point of view in December !

Yet City is just copying Chelsea FC on and on ! Wondering if the owners of City are attending as many games as Roman Abramovich does : My answer on this is NO ! Manure already had loads of glory hunters and plastic fans : City is on the same way !

Yet I'm very pessimistic for saturday unless we put a performance like we did against Barça...

I have never been bothered by Chelsea's success, and indeed when they have battled with United I have cheered them on.

But we can't be fairly criticised by Chelsea fans, because we have followed a similar model to you.

Yes, Chelsea were a stronger side than we were in the years immediately before the Abramovich takeover, but I don't see that matters.

City retained a large amount of fans even at our lowest point point. We had a substantial and loyal following. We are the opposite of glory hunters.

Of course with our new success we will attract lots of new fans around the world, just as Chelsea have done. Doubtless some will be glory hunters, but then so are an element of Chelsea's support, and even more of United's support have long been glory hunters.

No doubt if our success continues we will become widely disliked. That is partly the price of success. But I'm convinced most neutrals wanted City to win the league on Sunday.

Good luck against Bayern Munich, hope you win.

tennisbum79
May 15th, 2012, 07:02 AM
American, but originally from the Ivory Coast, so my loyalty is all over the place.
Chelsea with Drogba and Kalou
ManCity with the Toure Brothers
Arsnenal with Gervinho

I am really supporting the Ivory Coast players, not necessarily team.
I want them to do well so that can translate in winning the elusive African Cup Of Nations

Mr.Sharapova
May 15th, 2012, 07:46 AM
You can't call you the biggest fan of Chelsea FC out here as I'm fan of them since 1997 : letting down that year Manure which I was "fan" of for about 3 years ! But what brought us to this miserable Premier League season is the lack of investment of Roman : He shoot himself bullets in the feet ! AVB's appointment was ridiculous : I'm tempting to think if Di Matteo was appointed from the start we would have finished at least top 4 ( Roberto is a Chelsea FC legend and is respected by loads of fans included players ). Loads of players disliked AVB and should have been sacked at my point of view in December !

Yet City is just copying Chelsea FC on and on ! Wondering if the owners of City are attending as many games as Roman Abramovich does : My answer on this is NO ! Manure already had loads of glory hunters and plastic fans : City is on the same way !

Yet I'm very pessimistic for saturday unless we put a performance like we did against Barça...

I like to call myself a big Chelsea fan :lol:. Cause I am :shrug:, not the biggest but a big fan :angel:.

I am not sure whether Roberto will continue to be our coach in the next season or not. But I have to say that my favorite Chelsea coach of the past 6-7 years is Carlo. He was amazing, I mean scoring 103 goals in a season :eek:, it was an incredible season. But on the other hand Roman always makes such mistakes when changing coaches, if a coach doesn't win anything for a season he fires them. Changes need time to develop.

King Halep
May 15th, 2012, 06:09 PM
Manchester City will emulate Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona this summer by spending heavily to target Champions League success, boss Roberto Mancini has promised fans.

Mancini told BBC Sport: "Barcelona and Real Madrid every year buy two or three players and spend a lot of money.

"I think for Manchester City it will be the same.

"We need to improve. We need to have the strength to play Champions League and Premier League."

He added: "For this we need to have a good team, a strong team with a good mentality, but I'm sure we will do it."

Real Madrid and Barcelona have spent an estimated total of £105m each, over the last two seasons, to recruit players.

:haha: they need to spend more

Chip.
May 15th, 2012, 11:17 PM
Good to see someone else other than Man U win the league :lol: Good on them.

Halardfan
May 16th, 2012, 12:27 AM
:haha: they need to spend more

Thing is, the vast majority of fans of whatever sports team would like their team to have such wealthy owners. Certainly when Chelsea found such an owner, I wished it would happen to us. But crucially I didn't resent them for it.

Halardfan
May 16th, 2012, 12:28 AM
Good to see someone else other than Man U win the league :lol: Good on them.

Thank you!

McPie
May 16th, 2012, 02:02 PM
I try to seek news from City sometimes since Thaksin year ;) but not that much :lol:





as you all know what I am :p

HRHoliviasmith
May 16th, 2012, 02:11 PM
American, but originally from the Ivory Coast, so my loyalty is all over the place.
Chelsea with Drogba and Kalou
ManCity with the Toure Brothers
Arsnenal with Gervinho

I am really supporting the Ivory Coast players, not necessarily team.
I want them to do well so that can translate in winning the elusive African Cup Of Nations


I LOVE, absolutely adore, Didier Drogba but hate Chelsea. I support Arsenal (for the most part plus my brother would kill me if I didn't) but don't like the fact that they collect young African players and pay them peanuts. Like Manchester City for the kind of money they paid Yaya. :haha:

HRHoliviasmith
May 16th, 2012, 02:12 PM
Good to see someone else other than Man U win the league :lol: Good on them.

ITA. Them and Chelsea.

Halardfan
May 17th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Worrying news from Yaya Toure's agent that he wants to leave. I just hope that whatever happens it happens in a dignified way. I'm grateful for Toure's contributions to our recent successes, he has scored so many key goals, and we really missed him when he limped off against QPR. But I would urge him not to do a Tevez.

Agents are perhaps the most destructive force in the modern game, always whispering in players ears, saying the grass is greener somewhere else. Simply because they know the biggest paydays come to the agents when they get their clients to move regularly.

Man City often benefit from such behaviour in bringing people to our club. Yet still I lament the agents overall influence. They erode the trust between fans and players. Too few players at any club seem to care on a deep level about the club for which they play anymore.

An exception would seem to be Vincent Kompany. He seems to 'get' Man City, our history, who and what we are. But even he I guess may one day let us down as Tevez did. I hope not, for I have a high regard for Kompany in all respects.

gentenaire
May 18th, 2012, 07:01 AM
Eden Hazard might be coming to city. He confirmed he's going to manchester but hasn't said which club.

Halardfan
May 18th, 2012, 07:55 AM
Eden Hazard might be coming to city. He confirmed he's going to manchester but hasn't said which club.

What would you say is his prefered position? Winger? Creative midfield? Playing just behind the striker?

Would he be a repeat of players we already have in David Silva and Samir Nasri or would he offer something else?

If he is a pure winger then I'm not sure our style would suit him. We have a good winger in Adam Johnson but he was rarely used late in the season. I've read good things about Hazard, but never seen him play.

I guess the Belgian connection with City captain Vincent Kompany could help us win the race to sign him.