City players and managers snubbed for awards (article)

Sergi0 Na5r1

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A good article by Brennan in the MEN about Aguero and other City players and our two most recent managers being snubbed for awards. Nothing City fans haven't noticed but someone's giving this attention in the media at least and making some strong points. mods edit thread if needed

Man City's Sergio Aguero to grab Golden Boot - despite being snubbed for award
"Sergio Aguero will receive the Premier League's Golden Boot after Sunday's match

SERGIO Aguero is clearly fed up with being snubbed by the givers of individual honours … so he has grabbed one that he cannot be denied.

And City fans will be able to show their appreciation of the 31-goal striker when he is presented with the Golden Boot award – handed to the Premier League top scorer – after Sunday’s final home game against Southampton.

If Joe Hart can keep a clean sheet, he will receive the Golden Glove for most clean sheets - and City will also mark Frank Lampard’s final game in English football.

Aguero’s triumph is a pointed reminder to his fellow professionals that the deadliest striker in Premier League history – with 77 goals in 118 games – has been nominated for Player of the Year once.

He was also nominated for Young Player of the Year in 2012, when the last of his 23 goals won City the title in dramatic fashion – and lost out to Spurs right back Kyle Walker.

This season he has topped the goalscoring charts despite a month out injured and, unless Tottenham’s Harry Kane can break the league’s individual goalscoring record with a double hat-trick, he will finish top of the heap.

There is a degree of puzzlement at City – and certainly among the support – as to why City have been ignored when individual honours have been dished out in recent years.

Fans can ensure Man City ace Sergio Aguero finally gets recognition

That mystery deepens when you consider the fact City are often dismissed as a collection of individuals – principally Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, David Silva and Aguero – rather than a team as such.

A glance at the statistics is enough to make even the most stoic Blue slightly paranoid, given that City have been champions twice and runners-up twice in four years.

Last season City’s sole nominee Toure, who was colossal in the title victory, not only missed out to the brilliant Luis Suarez, he finished behind Steven Gerrard in the voting – patently ludicrous.

There are reasons why City do not do so well when these awards are dished out, not least the use of tactical votings.
The voting also takes place in late February to early March, before Aguero produced his spurt of 12 goals in 15 games.

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And in both the players’ award and the more traditional Footballer of the Year voted by journalists, there is a distinct southern bias – people tend to vote for what they see, and London has the most footballers and football journalists.

Next week brings the Manager of the Year award, with Jose Mourinho odds on to take the honour. If the Chelsea boss wins it, that's only three times in 14 years has the manager of the champions NOT won it – and two of those were City bosses Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini!"

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Another good article by Brennan.. Most of our achievements, personal or team ones are largely ignored.

They can't wait to slate us when we're in 'crisis' but hardly ever give any genuine recognition out, unless there's some sort of negative tone /slant behind it.
 

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He (Aguero) was also nominated for Young Player of the Year in 2012, when the last of his 23 goals won City the title in dramatic fashion – and lost out to Spurs right back Kyle Walker.

Next week brings the Manager of the Year award, with Jose Mourinho odds on to take the honour. If the Chelsea boss wins it, that's only three times in 14 years has the manager of the champions NOT won it – and two of those were City bosses Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini!"

Those two points sum it up for me. Utterly ludicrous.
 

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Mrmcfc said:
He (Aguero) was also nominated for Young Player of the Year in 2012, when the last of his 23 goals won City the title in dramatic fashion – and lost out to Spurs right back Kyle Walker.

Next week brings the Manager of the Year award, with Jose Mourinho odds on to take the honour. If the Chelsea boss wins it, that's only three times in 14 years has the manager of the champions NOT won it – and two of those were City bosses Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini!"

Those two points sum it up for me. Utterly ludicrous.

I find it difficult to believe any non-rag would argue that both those points make the whole process a laughing stock.
 

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Ridiculous question
There's a number of factors at play here. Apart from a small number of friendly journalists i.e. Henry Winter ; Dan Taylor Simon Mullock ; John Richardson & Martin Samuel then there appears to be an attitude of "well they should be doing so well with all the money they've spent" this of course is bollocks as Dutch Van Pulis skunks a fortune & turns his team into Everton circa Joe Royle era.

Then there's the inherent bias built over years of being wined and dined by the Sky4, City being a threat means they cannot be seen to publicly praise us.

Then there's click bait - advertising revenue dominates just about all media agenda when it comes to football. Yes our non Mancunians fan base is growing but we are starting from a way back, the global online accessibility of football reporting demands news, mostly positive about ManUre Loserpool, Arse & Chelski.

You could see from early on each season that the majority of Journos were desperate for Maureen to win the title, Costa had a similar season to Negredo, however he's suddenly the new Gerd fucking Muller!

If DVP had got the scum into 3rd you could have seen that clown winning it.

Sorry no answers, just observations
 

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Well done Mr Brennan.
We're not asking you to be a blue; just be our journalist and let the world know when things are blatantly biased against us.
there's enough information on this site to make your job very easy.
Thank you and keep up the good work
 

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remember arthur mann said:
3rd, 1st, 2nd, 1st 2nd. We don't exist !


fuck em all.

roll on august.

we were here when we were shit.

we are still here when we are shit hot.

and we will still be here if we become shit again
 

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Mrmcfc said:
He (Aguero) was also nominated for Young Player of the Year in 2012, when the last of his 23 goals won City the title in dramatic fashion – and lost out to Spurs right back Kyle Walker.

Next week brings the Manager of the Year award, with Jose Mourinho odds on to take the honour. If the Chelsea boss wins it, that's only three times in 14 years has the manager of the champions NOT won it – and two of those were City bosses Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini!"

Those two points sum it up for me. Utterly ludicrous.
Slightly wrong there are 4 occasions, Ipswich, Tottenham, Newcastle and palace, but other than that spot on
Edit: Ipswich was 2001 so I'll let him off
 

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