Media Thread - 2019/20

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bobbyowenquiff

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This is a rehash of an article written by the Guardian's Barney Ronay after the Watford 6-0


This is a rehash of an article called Football is Broken written by the Guardian's Barney Ronay after the 6-0 Watford game. It shows that the Guardian may be developing a theme regarding City based on nationality of ownership. It would be interesting to know these journalists' views on Emirates sponsorship money though I guess that would stir up a hornet's nest in London not worth the risk of doing. Which tells us something. The point is that these articles are at best half-baked and at worst cowardly. They have chosen to step outside sport and into politics so what poltical points are they trying to make? Are they saying that no football club should receive funds from parts of the world where there are human rights issues? That City, Arsenal and Chelsea for example are complicit in human rights violations? That players who go to China should be considered in the same light? And where do you draw the line? If that's what they are saying then why don't they write an article saying that instead of hiding behind innuendo? That's the cowardly bit, the failure to have the courage to write a conclusion, to give some form to the implications of the articles. In the meantime I plead guilty to commenting on poorly constructed articles that shouldn't be dignified by a response.
Agree with all this but what makes it worse is just the shoddy inaccurate journalism. It is not true to keep repeating that City are owned by a Government nor is it true to keep claiming that Sheik Mansour bought City as a "sportswashing" exercise. He did it as part of a project to diversify his wealth away from too much dependency on oil revenues. This is a challenge for most businesses in the Middle East. And the Sheik is making shed loads of money from his investments in the UK, around £1bn from backing developments in Manchester, and another £2bn from Barclays Bank. The "sportswashing" narrative is essentially fake news spread by Internet trolls who have a racist agenda against City's owners. This fake news has become part of the mainstream coverage of City
 

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A comment on the BBC site:

Ryan Flint: #bbcfootball As many trophies as City may have won, they are not invincible and have billions of pounds at their disposal. Winning a match today is much easier than winning a match 25 years ago when clubs only paid the minimum wage and facilities were much lesser!

Imagine thinking it's ok to post this shit onto your site - deluded cvnts.
Ah, those were the days, back in 1995 when we never won a game.
 

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how depressing it is to read most of what football journalists churn out. why is it ok to lie about everything these days? politicians, journalists, food manufacturers, car manufacturers, ... pretty much anyone with a vested interest in making money out of the public will more often lie than tell the truth. integrity has been consigned to the history books.
i once rated ollie holt, such a shame he is as tainted as the rest of them now. thank fook for samuels!!
 

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A comment on the BBC site:

Ryan Flint: #bbcfootball As many trophies as City may have won, they are not invincible and have billions of pounds at their disposal. Winning a match today is much easier than winning a match 25 years ago when clubs only paid the minimum wage and facilities were much lesser!

Imagine thinking it's ok to post this shit onto your site - deluded cvnts.
So clubs were paying the minimum wage in 1994????
 

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I've signed up to The Athletic today. From what I've read already it appears they are well written and properly researched articles without any snide swipes at City and the fans.
Its on special offer at the moment of £29 for 12 months. Less than 10p per day...You know it makes sense
 
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