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Thursday, May 11

Cleaning house in Manchester...

Oh, well, let's all hark back to the notes from the 4/28/06 "Silly Season Starts Here" blog strain with the picture of Sir Alex. I recall that I graded the majority of the MCFC roster in one of my more insightful comments. At the time, I was ridiculed. Some of you went so far as to question whether I actually watched football or not. Eat crow, bhoys! I gave an "F" to Riera. He's gone. I gave an "F" to Musampa. He's gone. Sommeil was a waste of flesh and I didn't even bother to give him a grade at the time. Now, he's gone, too! It's a beautiful day. We dispersed seven other bums. All we have to do now is sign our #8 (pictured, should be on the England squad), about eight other quality field players, a top notch keeper to unseat the calamitous one and, obviously, continue to keep the greatest fans at the greatest grounds in the world happy. Go on, Pearce!!!


  • I think we mainly commented on your harsh ratings of James and Cole. Were they released today?

    Simon commented that Riera looked promising and could do better with some more experience in England. We'll never known now but Pearce releasing him doesn't make Simon wrong or you right.

    I think Simon also questionws you giving Barton an A (because he wants to leave you) whereas I said I liked him and he should be rated on performance.

    I don't think any of us rushed to the defence of Musampa or Sommeil so calm yourself.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 8:28 PM  

  • It's impossible to calm down. I really think we will be contenders for CL qualification status in about 2012! (re: James and Cole - they should have been!)

    By Blogger George Cuddy, at 8:44 PM  

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    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 9:00 PM  

  • Anybody got any more pics of Walcotts bird?

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 9:02 PM  

  • From Soccernet: The decision to allow Spaniard Riera to head home rather than attempting to tie him down to a long-term deal will surprise many City fans impressed by his performances on the left flank since arriving in January.

    Cutting Riera is a mistake. Musampa has seen better seasons but an F? I stand by my comments on Cole and James. Culling 10 people from City doesnt make my assessment of them wrong, it shows more a manager in desperation. I never commented on Sommeil or Musampa. Pearce has been found out as a manager and his head went the second he was linked with England.

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 10:55 PM  

  • Here you go Johnno:

    and ...

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 11:00 PM  

  • Pearce is gonna prove to be a disaster. As I said before on this blog, there is more to being a manager than wearing a tracksuit and kicking every ball with your players. I admire his passion but, in reality, there must be better managers down the divisions. Unfortunately though, a very important part of being a manager is commanding the dressing room and, nowadays at least, it seems many pros don't respect managers who have not played at the highest level.....unless you happen to be foreign in which case you can get away with it.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 11:47 PM  

  • All valid points, but one can put lipstick on a pig and it's still a pig. ManUtd's class of '92, or whatever it's called, is simply not going to happen again. It will be impossible to develop a 7-8 player core from the youth ranks within the same club as long as the big money poachers are able to open up their checkbooks and add zeroes. While I agree that Pearce has his shortcomings, it's not like he has been given free reign yet to spend vast sums in his less than two years at the helm. I'm patient, though. 'Tis better to support a side with passion and heart lacking in talent than a bunch of whiny excusemakers on the downside of their empire. Hate to be ruud, but that's my humble opinion.

    By Blogger George Cuddy, at 7:38 AM  

  • Ya I am not sure where all this "passion and heart" is with City. Sure, they are passionate when they play United but, unfortunately for you, that tends to happen just twice a year. Only a couple of weeks ago I heard Pearce say that all his players had let him and the fans down except James.
    The downside of our empire still looks a lot rosier than the peak of yours.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 10:19 AM  

  • The danger in clearing house without the money to bring in quality replacements straight away is that you get relegated. Aside from Harry Redknapp, what other manager can go out and buy that many quality players on a shoe string budget?
    Pearce would do better than that muppet McCarthy who assembled the worst side in the Premiership ever.

    By Blogger Chris P, at 10:24 AM  

  • And that's what kills is STILL so much rosier on the other side of town. Painful. But, like I said earlier, I believe 2012 is going to be our year!

    Hats off to United for all of the success in the past, though. Still great times ahead for you. And good take on McCarthy, Chris! That guy is a goofball, maybe even a moron.

    Are you guys as excited about the MLS action this weekend as I am? It really gets you ready for the cup final next Wednesday. A fine appetizer, indeed.

    By Blogger George Cuddy, at 1:33 PM  

  • Ya its kinda like goin for a good shite before you go out for a nice dinner.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 1:53 PM  

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