Newsletter #1143

Short and sweet edition tonight, with a Thailand round-up and reaction to last week’s views and news.

Next game: West Bromwich Albion, home, 3pm Saturday 13 August 2005


A belated thank you to Peter and Steve for providing all the necessary information about the games in Thailand and cheers Steve for the beer. You were both a great help. It was good to meet up with a few MCIVTA Blues in the Dubliner, Peter and Steve from Oz (I think Steve has some explaining to do about our trophy drought), Emma, Steve and Steve (yes, a third one) who actually went to the same school as me in Stockport, although he left just after I was born. It was great to meet you all. If you’re ever in New York, Penny and I will certainly make you feel welcome and we should be back from our travels in March 2006.

Enjoyed the games and seeing City again but the evening was spoilt by some of the so-called City supporters (grown men) who were at the first game against Bolton and were stood above a flag with Droylsden Blues written on it. Whether the flag belonged to them or not I’m not sure, but their constant “support” consisted of singing “Andy Cole is a F@*$ing @rsehole” and the usual München chants and songs. To say this was sad and very disappointing is a gross understatement.

They were even given an opportunity by the Thai fans, who were very friendly and gracious hosts, to use a megaphone and possibly provide some positive support, alas, they continued with their theme for the evening. I doubt any of these men receive subscription to MCIVTA, as reading may be beyond them, but if there is a slim chance that they read this or maybe someone out there knows who they were and can pass on the message. All I want to say is that the only @rseholes were all of you who sang the songs and you should be ashamed of yourselves for your moronic behaviour and sheep mentality. Manchester City F.C. does not need your support. Football does not need your support.

We claim to have the best fans in the world but until we are able to rid ourselves of the element who have to sing about an air disaster that killed 23 people, including a City legend, we will never be the best fans, in fact we will be down with the worst.

[A terrific job Paul, agreed, and good to see many of you had an enjoyable trip, but it is so disappointing to hear that the idiots are still out in force – Ed]

Paul Babych <paulbabych(at)>


I’m very seldom tempted out of lurking retirement to post but MCIVTA 1142 had me hopping on the edge of my keyboard.

Where are some of you at?

  1. Barton, indispensible? Behave, he’s quite a decent player, but at the endof the day he’s a thug on a short fuse and if we could get a couple of million poundsfor him and save ourselves the problem of trying to sort him out every sixmonths or so, then cool.
  2. Bowyer? Trouble with a Capital T and a nasty, racist thug to boot. Do we wantthis sort of player? Sorry, no.
  3. Svenn. Sorry as I am to disagree with you but Jimmy Meadows could in noway be construed as a striker. Full backs in those days rarely got beyond thehalfway line. Anyhow, I’m doubtful if Revie, Broadis and Meadows ever playedin the same England team.
  4. Also Glyn, while I agree that £21 million is a good going rate for SWP, yourcriticisms of Dairylea and Sun are totally unfair. We all know what Sun cando – we saw the worth of the man before he got injured and those of us withgood eyesight are happy to cop on. Dairylea is a kid, so give him a friggin’break. It’s doom and gloom merchants like you who helped destroy theconfidence of many good, young players in the past.

Ernie Whalley <bluevalentine(at)>


Matt wrote “but I think Lee Bowyer could well add that dimension”.

You have got to be koking, Bowyer is a complete fascist racist idiot of the first degree. Gutless as well. wouldn’t move to Birmingham or Charlton in case the fans got him. We have 2 psychos, Psycho and Joey; we certainly don’t need another!

Ian Ferguson <ian(at)>


Phil Gatenby does not need to put his ridiculous plan into action, he can go and watch Maine Road FC in the North West Counties League, a club formed by City supporters from the old social club. They started in Sunday League football and have progressed well so far. In fact any City fan not going to Birmingham but watching on the TV can go to Brantingham Road, Chorlton beforehand as they are at home to Nantwich Town.

Tony Morehead <tonymorehead(at)>


No more Mike Tyson boxing videos for Joey Barton. It might explain the biting of Dunnie’s fingers, or had Joey not eaten earlier with the rest of the players?

The main thing is that MCFC have gone about his punishment in the right way. City need Joey for the coming season, he improved a lot last season, and now he knows he has got to get better this season. Good luck!

You do not let your best players go unless they ask to go.

Come on City!

Ernie Barrow <Britcityblue(at)>

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