I know it is obviously true that the more you win, the losing (or even just not winning…) is harder to take, but Manchester City fans appear to have completely lost all perspective.
After only drawing 1-1 against Newcastle United, the comments from their fans have to be seen to be believed.
Bear in mind that in the first 18 days of this month their five previous games had brought them a two-legged Champions League quarter final win over PSG, as well Premier League wins over Bournemouth (4-0) and West Brom (2-1), before last Saturday going to Stamford Bridge and winning 3-0.
As for the Manager…in just less than three full seasons he has won them the Premier League, two League Cups (including this season) and they now stand only one step away from a Champions League final…and Pellegrini has a win ratio of over 61% in the games he has taken charge of at Man City.
To make the comments below more readable, we had to pick out the best selection/variation, due to the fact that 90%+ of them were simply slating the ((Manchester City) manager, players, team selection, effort…you name it.
Hardly anybody wanted to give Newcastle any credit whatsoever, it was all ranting about how unlucky they were to have the worst possible manager and some of the very worst and most feeble players imaginable.
I would strongly recommend you also go HERE and read the comments that we featured from Manchester City fans BEFORE the Newcastle game, funnily enough they were full of themselves and it was only a question of how many they were going to stick in Newcastle’s net.
Quite extraordinary the way are going on below after drawing one match.
Is it inevitable that success brings about the behaviour that we now see from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City fans?
We searched out the reaction of the Manchester City fans after the match, via one of their top message boards at BlueMoon:
‘This is it for me. Plenty of individuals did not turn up! Kompany and Yaya being key players in the middle who were very poor. Kolarov was a liability.’
‘Well done Sergio, great accomplishment and we shouldn’t let the general pundit and media focus on the offside detract from the fact that he is world class.’
“The Newcastle fans I spoke to last night after the game had mixed views: most of them were pretty much in agreement that we got away with an offside goal but they got away with a clear penalty, although some of them were apoplectic with rage about the offside goal!’
‘Typical Pellegrini, picks the wrong team and as a result will pick the wrong team on Saturday. As happens so often we didn’t work hard enough, were sloppy in possession and conceded a soft goal after a lucky break with the offside goal.’
‘The win at Chelsea was the bonus and Newcastle was always going to be the harder of the 2 with them fighting for their life.’
‘Disappointing 2nd half but fatigue played a big part I reckon. Thought Toure, Kolarov, Fernando, Delph absolutely stank the place out.’
‘Well, at least the aerial view you get from the stand at St James’ Park makes it easy to spot the tactical weaknesses…. and there were plenty to see.
We didn’t seem to want to stretch Newcastle at all, playing so narrowly most of the game, and not pushing players forward anywhere near fast enough. Even Kun was back on the edge of our penalty area in the last 10 minutes defending corners, allowing every single Newcastle player to be in there too!
And I can honestly say – even in our dismal days in the 90s – that I have never seen a City team give the ball away so much.’
‘We missed a bit of luck? Could have sworn we were awarded a goal that was 3 yards offside.’
‘I’m sensing a lot of negativity in here… I didn’t think it was all that bad. An away draw against Newcastle who are desperately trying to avoid relegation, is a “normal” result. Those who thought to come win 0-4 are a bit deluded imo.’
‘Inept tactics, pathetic performance. We looked like the relegation team.’
‘They had a lot of fight in them, Newcastle, shame we didn’t seem to have the same. Basically, they brought us down to their level.’
‘I just want this season to end.’
‘After watching Spurs last night and our lot tonight, I want to cry.
The man in charge just can’t leave quickly enough for me and take Yaya, Fernando, Sterling, Bony, Kolorov, Mangala & Delph with him.’
‘Just when you think we’ve turned the corner we get that performance! And no credit to the Toon either, it was nothing to do with them, we were just f***ing awful tonight – soon as we scored they thought they’d won it and switched off!’
‘No away wins at villa, norwich and newcastle is f***ing criminal.’
‘Worst Newcastle team for a while plays worst City team for a while. Like a relegation battle tonight.’
‘Saw they had run 5km more than us toward the end. Would be interesting to see how many times that has happened this season. They clearly were more willing to fight and work for the result.’
‘You f***ing lazy bone idle bastards! Not just tonight, our full season.
Quite frankly our season has been shameful, they call themselves professionals, they should be ashamed cos I certainly am!’
‘I just don’t see what others see in Sterling. His only beneficial attribute is that he can run fast. People seem to think he’s going to take the world by storm? Just no. Andros Townsend looks better to me. Got more about him.’
‘The positive to bring from this game, is that we got to witness how a team can become drastically better with a new manager. Good luck to Newcastle, I do hope they stay up.’
‘Newcastle were terrible up until we gave them the goal and then proceeded to stand off them – bit harsh to blame de bruyne for us not winning, I think Joe Hart saved us a couple of times too – we were lucky to get the draw.’
‘Disappointing result and performance, but credit to Newcastle; they are fighting for their survival and future. Having said that, there were too many sloppy passes and poor decisions.’
‘I thought tonight was a decent point! Clearly just me judging by this thread.’
‘Wherever we finish the fact we are soon to be rid of this clown (Pellegrini) is a comfort.’
‘I thought Newcastle played really well.’
‘Seriously? I thought they ran about a lot, worked very hard, blocked a lot, and looked just as clueless as we did passing wise, on that performance they’ll go down, and that’s a pretty damning indictment of our poor performance.’
‘I thought they played a good game as well. Worked really hard although they didn’t have much ambition going forward. They were set up to be hard to beat in Benitez fashion.’
‘Tonight was a f***ing disgrace and to say he (Pellegrini) is happy is bloody infuriating.’
‘Newcastle looked inspired coming off their big win at the weekend and with their new manager. They’ll still probably go down.’
‘Useless manager & so lucky to have such a job.’
‘So that’s the end of our run of playing good football, is it? Well, that was brief…
Utter garbage. The number of balls given away when under no pressure whatsoever was astounding.’
‘F***ing shocking performance again tonight, some of these players steal a f***ing living!’
‘Jees glad that’s over. Respect to Newcastle fighting for their lives. Good and bad from the boys, mostly bad.’