Media Thread - 2020/21

franksinatra

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That’s fair enough. As long as you accept it’s not a massive leap to think it’s the case. On the PGMOL front neither you or I can say one or another with any certainty. I’d like to believe it isn’t the case but financially it is in the Premier League brands interest to ensure LiVARpool and the Scum‘s global army of keyboard warriors and mail order customers are kept happy.

Indeed we cant. So until its proven otherwise I think its only fair to presume its ‘relatively’ honest and if there was a ‘dodgy ref’ its still another big jump to then determine he was working against City and fixing matches.

Interestingly I listened to an interview with the Barnsley chairman, who highlighted that although France gets a bad press he saw more evidence of corruption at chairman level within the Uk. So it is going on, but unsure of the nature of what path it takes.
 
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Indeed we cant. So until its proven otherwise I think its only fair to presume its honest and if there was a ‘dodgy ref’ its still another big jump to then determine he was working against City and fixing matches.
Personally I don’t think there is a dodgy ref working against City, that’s far too parochial.
The whole of PiGMOB are bent , working with crooked agents in fixing games across the whole of the Premier League in order to make a killing on Far East betting markets.
 

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This narrative being City are cheats and bend the rules.

We cheated by buying top class players with our owner’s money, so that was changed.

We cheated our way into the CL with these players and so FFP was brought in.

We cheated by winning the league by goal difference only and it should have been shared.

We cheated whilst in the CL and so had a ridiculous fine and squad reduction, after the rules had been change again.

We cheated by paying our manager and players with under the table contracts, but still proof has yet to be provided.

Our computer systems were hacked by a crook yet we were the ones put in the dock by UEFA and their cronies, subsequently fined again and an outrageous ban for two years.

We prove our innocence in an independent arbitration and we are accused of cheating the system and the independent judges being paid by us.

We are accused of being unprofessional when we treat lower opposition with respect.

Our players are routinely hacked without anyone batting an eye lid, but if one of ours happens to tackle someone he’s booked.

The latest accusations are that we don’t ‘play in the spirit of the game’. Even though our players, mostly, act as model professionals, treat the opposition with respect and rarely get involved in on field argy-bargy.

Furthermore we are, without a shadow of a doubt, reffed differently to virtually every other team on the planet. Penalties given for accidental handball, offside only applying to us, perfectly good goals disallowed, opposition players not red carded etc etc.

We are made out to be the villan as our owner tries to keep his head above the real cheats in the game.
And I meant to add that we, the fans, are rats, ignorant of human rights and weaponised to defend the owner. The media are scum.
 

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Well I did ask first. BT and Sky promote whatever they judge to be in their own commercial best interests. Scudamore does whatever his employers want. For instance, BTs commentary improved remarkably after City fans terminated their contracts in their droves, for instance. It seems to be sliding again as the Villa game showed.

So I ask again. How do you define the agenda that you say does not exist? I looked at your earlier post and couldn’t find it. Would you mind re-posting please?

Hi Chris, Its a tough one to answer without examples.

I don't think organisations like Sky/BT/ BBC etc are colluding to give us poor coverage or similarly different newspaper organisations, with different owners, are colluding either. It would be less of a stretch to believe that one newspaper, as an example, has a political standpoint, and this is then reflected in its reporting of City. But as yet not seen evidence to support that.
 

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Personally I don’t think there is a dodgy ref working against City, that’s far too parochial.
The whole of PiGMOB are bent , working with crooked agents in fixing games across the whole of the Premier League in order to make a killing on Far East betting markets.

Again that would not shock me so much.

If there was a betting market for bookings and a ref was complicit in ensuring that happened in a certain timeframe I would not be surprised by that level of ‘soft’ corruption and a Fernandinho, Kante etc were victims of this.
Hope you and your family are ok Steve.
 

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