No offense, but if you seriously think there's been a "Power shift" in Manchester/The EPL, then you don't know much about football. You've already
stated the fact that United have seen challengers to their domination of the modern game in the past, and what has happened there? This is nothing
like Liverpool of the 70's and 80's being "Knocked off their perch". Football is on an entire different level than that of the past. i.e since the end
of the 80's and the start of the Premier League, in English Football. The amount of quality players, the amount of foreign talent, the size of the
squads(And with that, rotation), the Finances, the amount of games etc, all add up to make a game, which imo, is 4 or 5 times harder to win.
This is why banging on about "History", is just a way for all the pathetic, mind controlled, tribal natured "Fans" to save face, when their
"Team"(Tribe. Which they watch in a Colosseum style, arena. It's Bread and Circus' for "The Mob") can't win trophies in the modern era.
The game on Sunday was one, yes, ONE game. There is 29 more games to play.
Man City have had the easiest run of games out of the "Top Four"/Better teams in the country.
They've also got a particularly difficult period coming up, with games away to Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal at home.
I'm not trying to take anything away from their win, that was deserved and by a greater margin than ever expected by anybody who predicted an away
win. The thing that you, and everyone else has seemed to forget, is that for half an hour, they were dominated, as per usual. They get one goal
against the run of play, then it evened out a bit. The game was more than winnable, especially by United's standards.
Then came the second half. The red card decision was merited, and obviously changed the game, but to loose by that scoreline, was only because United
completely switched off at the back lol. It was some of the craziest play I have ever seen. Manchester United know no other way but to play attacking
football, even when they should know they're beaten and just shut up shop, so to speak, and call it a day.
At 3 - 1, after that beautiful goal, by Fletcher of all people, they were always gunna go for it. You have to admire that about them. The thing is,
and this is the point that everyone is missing, ESPECIALLY the most delusional person I have heard speak, Mike Summerbee, it was a freak result. 3 - 1
would have been about right, even tho United's play in the first half, deserved to make up that score line.
City don't have the experience that United have. They would no way near have 9 0ut of 11 players in a Manchester XI lol, that alone makes my point.
Kompany, Silva, Toure YaYa, Aguero and Nasri, yes, but not the others lol. What everyone doesn't seem to understand, is that if City don't win at
least "The Double" this year, then they're gunna have hardly any money to spend. The fair play rules are coming in . United have over 330 mill, going
on 400 mill, with only 450 mill debts(Which weren't the clubs, but were put on it's shoulder by the acquisition of the club by the Glazer family),
which will be gone by the time the Glazers have sold off 25& of the club. City have oly got 150 mill, ish, in revenues, with a wage bill to match lol.
This means no players, unless they can bring in some big revenue, through trophy wins/endorsements. Without cleaning house in this years football
season, City won't attract the world wide fan base/commercial sponsorship that comes with it.
Think about it....no one knows who they are...pretty much lol...who would sponsor that?
Also, let's not forget the fact that, as soon as Real/Barca want a new Striker/Playmaker, do any of you MS Sport media-Band wagon riders think the
likes of Silva/Nasri/Aguero will stay?
Yeah, they can bring in new players with that, adjust their budget, but United have been an established club for a long, long time and have stability,
something Manchester City will never have under owners like theirs. Does anyone out there believe their manager will be around very long, as soon as
he comes under a bit of heat, with a bad run of games?
This, is also something that's inevitable. Unless they have a one off season, like Arsenal's "Invincibles". But, how many times have they won since? I
think that speaks for itself lol.
Amazing win by Manchester City tho. Even against ten men!
Tbh, I'm thinking hard about getting out of the game....I can't stand all the mind control aspect to it...the tribal nature. If anyone wants to know
what I'm talking about, then just listen to Alan Watt talk about sports.
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