Media Thread 2020/21

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I remember this game. We started singing 'can we play you every week' IIRC. Later on that same season, I think, Pompey got a right thumping off Arsenal too. Their fans reacted in the same way. Press at the time were all over it and praised them for their sporting behaviour. It really pissed me off because we hadn't got a mention when we had reacted in the same manner. Perhaps we were being ignored even then.
Was at that game. Didnt we sing who the fuck are you to Henry as he was about to be subbed on?

Listening to GMR on the way back home and they had one maybe two Arsenal fans ring up praising the City fans for their humour
 

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Like you, Mike, I'd hope that I would be impartial in assessing any team/individual performance were I ever to be put in the privileged position of being asked for my opinion on a professional basis.

The kids among my family and friends in our Family Stand group often roll their eyes when I bang on about some team/player from yesteryear, just like my Old Man did when I was a kid describing Peter Doherty to me. It's one of the things I've missed about going to the match this past year, the glazed look that comes over the kids' eyes as I ask 'Have I ever told you about so-and-so who played for us? and so-and-so who played for.. (insert team here and any one from the likes of Alex Young/John White/Jim Baxter.. and so on and so on..!)

And yes, the great Liverpool sides of the 60s/70s/80s feature.. I remember once when we beat them 1-0 on Boxing Day (Clive Wilson scored) the Dalglish side absolutely thrashed us but somehow couldn't score. One of the guys in front of us on the Kippax turned to say after half an hour or so of them pummelling us 'It's a privilege to watch this team beat us, isn't it?'

And yes (2), don't get me on about how thrilling it was as a kid to see Peter Thompson and Ian Callaghan raiding down both both flanks for Shankly's Liverpool team.. oh, there goes that glazed look from you Mike.. I'll sign off!
Wasn’t Clive Wilson’s goal the diving header from about 30yards?
 

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No they wouldn't. It's some thicko pretending to be clever because they write in a broadsheet. They pander as much to ragdippers as much as the red tops.
It’s not a broadsheet. It’s a “Berliner” but you’re right about who they pander to.
 

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Now you've taught me, l will suck some eggs.;)
Can l throw in Arsenal and being 4-0 down after less than 20 minutes? That sticks in my mind not just for their dominating us but also for the cheerful gallows humour, throughout most of the march.
Another one to mention Gullit for Chelsea one match when he made the side of the pitch next to the Main Stand his own personal fiefdom.
I remember that Chelsea game - he ruined the career of Rae Ingram that day.
I have only looked forward to seeing an opposing player turn out against us twice in 45 years- first was Gullit - second was Messi.
 

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Was at that game. Didnt we sing who the fuck are you to Henry as he was about to be subbed on?

Listening to GMR on the way back home and they had one maybe two Arsenal fans ring up praising the City fans for their humour
Also a few renditions of "just like watching brazil"
 

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Now you've taught me, l will suck some eggs.;)
Can l throw in Arsenal and being 4-0 down after less than 20 minutes? That sticks in my mind not just for their dominating us but also for the cheerful gallows humour, throughout most of the march.
Another one to mention Gullit for Chelsea one match when he made the side of the pitch next to the Main Stand his own personal fiefdom.
I remember watching Arsenal beat us 3-1 at the Etihad when Sommeil scored our goal. At one point in the game, Henry came over to take a corner and got a standing ovation from all the Blues. Really stuck with me as was right in front of me and have never seen a player look more bewildered in my life. He looked around the crowd in disbelief before sheepishly applauding back. Wonder if he remembers that
 

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