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Those Noisy Neighbours Again!

On the American tour, Sir Alex has spoken about how he perceives the forthcoming season turning out and how he perceives our noisy neighbours could be a real threat to our chances of winning title number 20.

Obviously aware that City have spent big, and will continue to do so, Sir Alex knows only too well that winning that first trophy (The FA Cup) will only serve to spur City on to greater things.

A sentiment echoed in the following comment,

"Winning a trophy does you a power of good. We`ve experienced that ourselves and we expect them to be challengers next year."

Continuing on a sky blue theme, Sir Alex goes on to discuss how City have been the more prominent of those that have taken on the challenge of big three of United, Chelsea and Arsenal in recent years, further remarking,

"One of that three has emerged really in the last couple of years."

"Not so long ago they were in the second division and never a thorn in our flesh, whereas every year we have had to contend with Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool."

"Nothing changes, one of them will always be a thorn in our flesh - you cannot change history."

So, who do you see as our main rivals next season - City, Chelsea, Arsenal or a rejuvenated Liverpool?

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 19 2011

Time: 4:43PM

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I think our aim is not so much to be a thorn in your flesh Fergie - more a wooden stake through the heart.
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19/07/2011 16:53:00

Were his hands shaking when he said it? On a side note, I see your global ambassador didn't come across too well on the Dispatches program, but saying that just look at the club he represents.
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19/07/2011 17:03:00

ouch - the claws are out!
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19/07/2011 19:08:00

After all those embarrassing revelations, aren't you glad no-one reads anything on this site, Red Boy? It's a bit like Vital Chavski, but with better grammar.
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19/07/2011 20:42:00

Easy question, Chelsea. Arsenal seem to be crumbling and you can always rely on the annual cock up with them. Liverpool, though rejuvenated, have signed loads of average players and I don't reckon they'll have the quality to push for anything higher than 3rd. City should be more worried about retaining their CL spot, they don't want to fall into the same trap Tottenham did. I reckon a year or so transition period for them.
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19/07/2011 22:44:00

nothing is better maintained than vital chelsea.
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20/07/2011 07:46:00

Underestimating City seems to be a habit of yours TF7. What was there about 2 months left last season when you predicted that City will slip out of the top four to be replaced by Spurs?
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20/07/2011 08:28:00

A. Young,de gea and phil jones are as good as delap,al habsi and emerson boyce respectively.
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20/07/2011 11:08:00

Dannism you've wrote a similar comment on every VF site there is. I'm sorry you won't be finding no biters here, well, atleast after this comment I hope not!
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20/07/2011 11:19:00

I was wrong with that prediction Bluedub. Who ever knew Redknapp could only win 1 in x amount of easy games.
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20/07/2011 11:22:00

If we talking United embarrasment here...Fergie concedes defeat in battle he claimed he was never
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20/07/2011 11:25:00

It wasn't just Spurs though TF7, City also finished ahead of Arsenal and level on points with Chelsea.
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20/07/2011 11:27:00

If I'm not mistaken, we finished the season in the best form of any club in the league, barely pausing to pick up our first pot. I don't know how you get this whole "Year's transition" crap from, as most of our players didn't even get a full preseason last year, with several off them actually arriving after the season had started. The players know each other, and there should only be a few new arrivals this terrm, so I suspect we'll hit the ground running.
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20/07/2011 12:49:00

P.S. If anyone is going to go through a transitional year it's you, what with three of your best players retiring and loads of new signings.
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20/07/2011 12:50:00

A new season trying to cope with the intensity of the Champions League as well as retaining your place in it for the next year against very strong competition is a massive contrast to Thursday night football and pushing for the Champions League when all of your competition is having an off season (not demeaning your achievement but ourselves, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were hardly having the greatest of season). fcb, I don't deny us going through a transitional phase, history tends to show we don't really win anything within that phase but after it we tend to do very well.
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20/07/2011 13:47:00

We had more fixtures to contend with in Europa League, though granted the opposition wasn't as strong, so I take your point. However like I've pointed out before we have grown stronger and stronger season after season since the ADUG takeover and I see no reason why we won't be even stronger in the upcoming season. If anyone is in transition I'd have to say it's Chelsea, they are bringing in a new manager with an attacking philosophy while their personnel are suited to a more conservative approach, it could be the Scolari situation all over again.
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20/07/2011 13:56:00


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