Who said that fair play was dead?

When the billions of potential pounds poured into Manchester City and they started buying big, people cried foul just as they had done previously when similar occurred at Chelsea.  “It’s not fair is it?  They didn’t earn that!”, they complained – to a degree, I can see that view, but the loudest complainants tend to be those who were comfortable hoovering up a scandalously disproportionate amount of cash coming into our beautiful game anyway.

So in a way I quite liked it, it was upsetting the ‘received order’ of our corrupt domestic football regime, in a way.  You could almost pin a romantic Robin Hood style story around it if you were feeling particularly imaginative – which you’ll be pleased to know that I’m not.  Of course, all things from around 7th place upwards in the top flight is generally not fair, but people seemed to get their backs up because it was a different kind of not fair in play.

However, in an unprecedentedly magnanimous gesture it would appear that Manchester City are planning on dramatically levelling the playing field in stacking something significant against their financial power in the English Premier League.  What could they possibly do, you might ask reasonably, to mitigate for this massive capital advantage over their competitors?  What indeed, there aren’t many things.

However, next season if you take a look at the Manchester City bench, you might just get a glimpse of this person – and it will all become clear, because if anyone is capable of undoing the work of generous investment it’s him… it’s a shame, because it now means, naturally, that I wish unmitigated failure upon City and prior to this I was quite enjoying their incursions into upsetting the current Premier League order.

I try to be a reasonably rational person most of the time, but what a hateful smug-faced bastard scummer excretion from the arse of Satan himself.  I don’t hate many people at all, it’s such a waste of energy, but I really hate him.  City fans, you have my deepest, most sincere sympathies.

11 Responses

  1. The beginning of our downfall ? – no dispute.
    (well, ignoring Cloughie’s booze-filled last season)
    Behind our biggest ever waste of money ? no dispute
    (well, excepting Cloughie’s purchase of Fashanu)
    Our worst ever manager – debatable.
    (but to misquote Cloughie “he’s in the top 1”)

    But life is too short for all that vitriolic hate surely ?

    Not that you don’t have good reasons, 3 utterly crap Itlalian reasons in fact.

    Dammit you’ve got me convinced.

  2. He was out his depth when he came to us.But to quote the great man ” if the manager gets sacked surely the chairman should go as well that appointed him”.

    They were bigger culprits than him ?

    He wasted lots of our money and is a poor manager and coach in my opinion.However the worst football i have ever seen as a forest fan in 33yrs was under megson.

    I was gob smacked and inconsolable at how poor we had become under him i rate the two as the worst weve had in my time as a red

    U reds

  3. I personally think Platt’s first move will be to try and persuade Mancini to resume his playing career. After all, he fits all Platt’s criteria – Italian and over 40!!

  4. At 32, I’ve watched Forest for nearly 20 years, and in all those years i have been to at least a dozen games, except for a 18 month period when this Pratt was in charge.

    Imagine the scene, a cold day in Swindon and we’re battling out a nil nil, and we were lucky, Pratt brings himself on with 10 minutes to go and his firs touch is to hoof the ball fully 70 yards from our final 1/3 when all were expecting some sort of cultured pass to split the Town defence.

    No chance, we drew 0-0, one of better results and i told anyone who would listen that i wouldn’t go again till Forest won back to back games, and i didn’t go again till this Pratt left. The fact that i was a skint student has nothing to do with it.

    Hopefully we can stuff ’em in the cup, again.

  5. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    How apt is his surname …….not a PRATT for nothing!
    He was and is the biggest muppet that has EVER been in the managers chair at Forest.

    Also for someone with so much money, his wife is a multi-millionaire if he isn’t …..he is a scruffy git!

    I like u can’t stand him, can you tell? When he’s on skysports I turn him OFF!

  6. All together now,

    Brian Clough’s a football genius,
    David Platt’s a fucking idiot,

    and repeat…..

  7. Just to further add to City news have you seen the amount of money Yaya Toure is on £185,000 p week beforef TAX rising to £221,000 per week NETTO of tax in April next year!!!!!!!!! Taking into account 50% top rate of TAX.

    Now he’s a good player but this is ridic………and who’s going to coach him to be an even better player…….you’ve guessed……..DAVIDE PRATT……….:) 🙂 🙂

    Footie has gone mad

  8. The fool has more than a passing resemblance to that muppet Andrew “Lord” Webber. God we’ve had some shite managers over the last few years; however for me this fool is clearly the worst. He almost conned me into accepting mediocrity- soulless man, soulless football.

  9. perch has gone to newcastle for undisclosed fee….

  10. If Man City want to sign a load of overpaid over the hill players then yes Platt is your man. Least City have got the cash for him to waste.

    My sister almost once ran him over in Nottingham. I had to ask “why did you brake”

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