Manchester City v Wigan Athletic
By Alan G
March 1 2007
I used to go out with a Manchester City supporter. From certain angles on an overcast day with a prevailing wind she looked a bit like Denise Van Outen
What is there to like about…
What is there to like about
I used to go out
with a Manchester City supporter. From certain angles on an
overcast day with a prevailing wind she looked a bit like Denise
Van Outen. People still accost me in the pub and go Are you
still with that City fan?. I have to tell them that no,
fortunately I am not. But she was fit is the standard
response. Yeah, but she was also as mad as a bag of squirrels.
She subscribed to
the We are Manchesters team ethos. She would
wax lyrical, long and loud, about how a sizeable majority of
Manchester Uniteds supporters were not even from Manchester.
It was at this point that I would point out that she herself was
actually from Warrington. The irony of her monologue was lost on
her however. She might look like Denise Van Outen, but she was as
thick as a yard of lard.
This point was
illustrated quite finely one Saturday afternoon. City had just
won and she was harping on about their magnificent performance
even though she hadnt been to the game, she just
listened to the last 15 minutes on GMR. When she had run out of
breath she turned to me and asked: How many points do we
get for a win? She didnt last long after that.
stupidity seems to pervade the entire support of Manchester City.
I had the unfortunate experience of sitting with the enlightened
people of the Kippax stand at Maine Road during the 1998/99
season, when they were in the (then) second division. They would
slag off Shaun Goater for the full ninety minutes. True, he
wouldnt exactly do much, but what he did do was score a
couple of goals - every time I went. In my book, this is
what he, as a forward, is paid to do. Not enough for the City
supporters of Manchester City seemed, all in all, not at the game
to show their love for City, but more in a defiant gesture to
show to the world that they were not Manchester United. My
current girlfriend is under strict instructions to kill me if my
sole reason for watching Latics is to demonstrate I am not Wigan
Rugby/Bolton Wanderers/Whoever. They seem to be missing the point
(un)fortunate enough to travel to the City of Manchester stadium
for either of our two recent visits will have been stunned by the
level of drivel spouted from the supporters nearest to the away
end. The skeg in the tracksuit at the FA Cup match at whom the
Latics fans were chanting smackhead must practise
being a moron for hours at a time in order to attain the high
level of skill he showed in this discipline.
still adhere to the line that Manchester United are arrogant and
City are the peoples club. These are the same fans who
chanted 1-0 in your cup final when they took the lead
in the 2nd division against the smaller teams
no arrogance there then!
There is a mantra
often spouted by the underachieving team in a town/city to lesson
the pain they feel at being left far behind. Everton are another
team guilty of using it. (It is in fact emblazoned across their
stadium). The mantra in question is spouted fervently by any of
the sad deluded people who, whilst supporting the under-achieving
town team, quite firmly believe that their club is bigger,
better, (its a MASSIVE club!!). The mantra in question is
We are The Peoples Club. No doubt Wigan
Warriors will be using it next.