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Bitters Graceless Even In Victory

So how do the fans of a big club react when their team is 2-1 up in a cup semi-final? Well, this time we can only talk about how City fans reacted: they were as graceless and pathetic as ever.

As the game approached its conclusion, City fans tried to help their team not by cheering them on and singing but by not giving the ball back to our players at throw-ins and then one of their mindless idiots hurled a lighter at Patrice Evra - video replays clearly indicate that he was hit by the lighter that was thrown from the stands.

Will City get a punishment for it? Unlikely, if you consider how happy Mike Dean was to help them at every opportunity tonight. Don't think his paymasters will feel any differently.

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The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 19 2010

Time: 11:28PM

Your Comments

Bitter? Yes YOU are...
who cares.....
fran merida
City bitter, just listen to yourself! And no mention of the objects thrown towards Tevez from your lot after he scored the penalty. The propaganda wing at Old Trafford is certainly in overdrive tonight.
I never thought people would be so passionate about the Carling Cup because that's all that is at stake and people need to remember that.
Threw a chair at the City fans and on the pitch well before this event. Barged down the barrier at the end of the game and attacked some kids. Back up your evidence and you might have a point. Unfortunately when you fail to acknowledge a football match you miss a lot. Coin thrown at Tevez at Old Toilet??? Pot Kettle
taggarts nose
You're right, in truth no one would really care if it wasnt city; if we dont win the league this year, I wont give a toss whether we got to the carling cup final or not. All I'm gonna say is it doesnt matter how much injury time we get next week, how many city penalties are waved away or if any of our goals are offside. Any dubious decisions that go in our favour at Old Trafford will be entirely justified.
You forgot to talk about the childishness and stupidity of your team's beloved skipper Gary Neville to point the finger, and coin thrown at Tevez like taggarts nose mentioned above. Very clearly you are a "double standard" man.
United were rubbish though. I don't support either team.
We are in a pretty good position as I said before,we should win our game at Old Trafford and if we don't then we don't deserve to be in the final its as simple as that.I fancy a 3-1 in our favour.
Antriksh (abmtd)
Hopefully brown will take rafael's position on the right which will give valencia full freedom to bomb forward as I just felt that after the penalty was conceded,valencia's aim was to provide cover to rafael and not let him be exposed and as Tuscan said with a partner for Rooney,he will be doubly dangerous.
Antriksh (abmtd)
Now lets concentrate on Hull City as we are involved in a title race.
Antriksh (abmtd)
Utterly hopeless. Do not remember reading anything here about the coin. But this is City, and it was your strongest side, and you got beat in part one of this section of this competition - a competition that is important to your prospectus (mind you, so was the FA cup). You got beaten, get over it.
United are as impotent as Baconface himself.
I don't think I'll ever get over the irony of United fans complaining about a one sided refereeing performance from Mike Dean. He refereed the United Arsenal game back in August and, well, let's just say he nailed his colours to the mast that day. City fans would also do well to remember you haven't "beaten" United yet, half time.
Little Dutch
No excuses for anything being thrown from the crowd, just like there was no excuse for Garrido getting hit in the face with a coin at the swamp, pots and kettles. As for bitter, LMAO. No grace in victory? Look no further than your very own Baconface, the least gracious man in football win or lose.
im surprised that there wasnt at least 20 minutes of injury time or at least till utd scored an equaliser, as thats what ussually happens when utd are losing
cornish gooner
The way everyone is talking it looks like city are already in the finals.I guess there is another 90mins. to go at OLD TRAFFORD.
Antriksh (abmtd)
Who exactly has dismissed the fact that there's a second leg? That kind of arrogance is a common trait in Utd fans, I haven't seen any evidence from any of the posts that anyone thinks this is over.
antriksh 90 mins at old trafford your avin a laff son more like 190
did they throw a lighter cos Evra is a fag?
The difference between City ande man u fans is in what they take to the game. City fans take lighters, if one of them hit Evra then that is out of order and the club will deal with it.. United fans on the other hand take golf balls and darts. You can light your Lucky with a cigarette lighter, perhaps someone of the red persuasion would like to justify what their fans were carrying? At least the gooners only bring bananas FFS!
Do you think it would be possible for manchester united to send me the relevent information regarding the purchase of one of the forthcoming bonds. Yours truly mr jack Mcmad E wing Rampton mental institution
Surprisingly enough, no further comments from man u supporters once we'd pointed out the hypocrisy of an article about throwing lighters when your fans had a mind (I use that term loosely) to chuck something a bit more serious. What's the matter, cat got your tongue?
Well Ive got something to say - stuff what happened in past - this is about what happened at this game - for anything to be thrown from ANY fan is digusting and dealt with severly - shut your whinging up and face facts that it was outrageous, and agree on the fact that it should not happen from any teams sets of fans!
We all agree nothing should be thrown by fans mate. We're just pointing out that this article is lambasting us for something they did in the last game and tried to do in this game too. Last game a coin was thrown at Tevez missed and hit Garrido in the head... this game they tried to smuggle in flares.. darts and golf balls. It's just a bit pot calling kettle black.

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