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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38280 on: January 16, 2020, 12:08:45 PM »
Good god...


 This whole incident and the way it’s been dealt with beggars belief but then again a Liverpool goalkeeper match fixed and no action was taken, their fans murdered 39 people and English football was held collectively to account. On balance this is a huge issue that should see Liverpool kicked out of the Premier League for moral bankruptcy but we all know the FA and PL are gutless and will spin the facts and give Liverpool a slap in the wrists citing inconclusive evidence etc. Call me a cynic but justice will not be served.


Kicked out of the PL? Christ! ;D

Why does everyone keep calling it hacking by the way? Perhaps I'm mistaken but I was under the impression that we hired a couple of scouts from City who then chanced their luck and found that their login credentials for City's scouting system still worked. Immoral? Yes. Hacking? Not at all. It's their own fault for being too thick to remove ex employees from their systems.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38281 on: January 16, 2020, 12:13:07 PM »
Fucking hell, that's some impressively disgusting work managing to shoehorn Heysel into it.
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38282 on: January 16, 2020, 12:13:57 PM »
They are utterly convinced at BlueLoon that we signed Coutinho based on him being on their database that was "hacked".

City at the time that had no form in signing younger players struggling in Europe at the time, so I seriously doubt Coutinho was in their sights, but because we made massive profit on Coutinho and spent that money magnificently, they figure our current resurgence is by nefarious means. :D

Nothing will happen, it was settled by the clubs and now City through their media chums leaked this story because we are the benchmark now in England and Europe.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38283 on: January 16, 2020, 12:15:03 PM »
Kicked out of the PL? Christ! ;D

Why does everyone keep calling it hacking by the way? Perhaps I'm mistaken but I was under the impression that we hired a couple of scouts from City who then chanced their luck and found that their login credentials for City's scouting system still worked. Immoral? Yes. Hacking? Not at all. It's their own fault for being too thick to remove ex employees from their systems.

This.

Didn't we settle with ADPRFC, summat like 5 million?
'Nuff said...

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38284 on: January 16, 2020, 12:15:44 PM »
Good god...

On balance this is a huge issue that should see Liverpool kicked out of the Premier League for moral bankruptcy

That's a bit (oil) rich, coming from blood money City fans

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38285 on: January 16, 2020, 12:22:31 PM »
https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/is-the-game-bent.341835/page-318

The last couple of pages have me scratching my head.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38286 on: January 16, 2020, 12:36:02 PM »
'Nuff said...

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38287 on: January 16, 2020, 12:38:36 PM »
That thread's more confusing than my last acid trip

Anyway, the Bluemoon Liverpool thread is making me laugh  ;D

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38288 on: January 16, 2020, 12:42:12 PM »
That thread's more confusing than my last acid trip

Anyway, the Bluemoon Liverpool thread is making me laugh  ;D

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38289 on: January 16, 2020, 12:43:01 PM »
Can't believe I will be backing Real Madrid and that c*nt Ramos but here we are.
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38290 on: January 16, 2020, 12:48:24 PM »
That thread's more confusing than my last acid trip

Anyway, the Bluemoon Liverpool thread is making me laugh  ;D

Looks like I'm not the only one who likes tripping...

A fair few fan-bases have convinced themselves that Klopp's last season at Dortmund was some unmitigated disaster and that he left the club in ruins :lmao  It's funny how many Abu Dhabi, Man Utd and Everton fans became experts on the Bundesliga after he arrived at Liverpool. Yet you know they didn't watch a single second of Dortmund that season.

He left Dortmund in a healthy place, the only 'unhealthy' part if you could call it that, was them then employing a coach who tried his best to undo a lot of Kloppo's great work a year later.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38291 on: January 16, 2020, 12:51:01 PM »
That thread's more confusing than my last acid trip

Anyway, the Bluemoon Liverpool thread is making me laugh  ;D

Looks like I'm not the only one who likes tripping...

Funny looking downward spiral, that. Considering both his previous clubs are in better positions currently than they were when he took over. They're absolutely desperate for us to fail. The sheer audacity of us out performing them whilst not cheating as they are is killing them.

Why would they want to win every trophy every season anyway? That would get boring pretty quickly. They won't be around forever, it's going to be funny seeing the fans with their tails between their legs when they're scrapping for top 10 finishes again.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38292 on: January 16, 2020, 01:06:07 PM »
The sheer audacity of us out performing them whilst not cheating as they are is killing them.

What do you mean? Not cheating?

We've instructed the league to tell the refs to cut out their midfield remember.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38293 on: January 16, 2020, 01:13:19 PM »
A fair few fan-bases have convinced themselves that Klopp's last season at Dortmund was some unmitigated disaster and that he left the club in ruins :lmao  It's funny how many Abu Dhabi, Man Utd and Everton fans became experts on the Bundesliga after he arrived at Liverpool. Yet you know they didn't watch a single second of Dortmund that season.

He left Dortmund in a healthy place, the only 'unhealthy' part if you could call it that, was them then employing a coach who tried his best to undo a lot of Kloppo's great work a year later.

It's also funny just how many Abu Dhabi, Bitters and Manc fans thought Klopp was ace and far too good to consider Liverpool ... until he signed for Liverpool.  :wave
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38294 on: January 16, 2020, 01:21:58 PM »
That thread's more confusing than my last acid trip

Anyway, the Bluemoon Liverpool thread is making me laugh  ;D

Looks like I'm not the only one who likes tripping...

Anyone from Manchester who calls Liverpool ''a dump'' instantly loses credibility.

The other point made is one I'm seeing creeping in now they believe we'll win the title. This being that key players will want to move on once they've won the two big ones. I don't really get that attitude. Winning is like sex; you don't just want to do it once then that's it. You get the taste for it and want it more and more. Winning is addictive.

It's funny how the narrative changes like the weather.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38295 on: January 16, 2020, 01:22:38 PM »
Fuck knows why their inevitable 3 or 4-0 win over Fulham in the FA Cup has been chosen for tv coverage.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38296 on: January 16, 2020, 01:33:36 PM »
It's also funny just how many Abu Dhabi, Bitters and Manc fans thought Klopp was ace and far too good to consider Liverpool ... until he signed for Liverpool.  :wave

oh for sure!

I guaranteed you would find a long thread titled either 'Jürgen Klopp' or 'Borussia Dortmund'  on every single major footy forum, full of love and admiration for him and his club for the way they played football, for the way they went about building their teams without great riches, with what a fantastic personality he was and how great he was for football. Also pretty sure a few of them will have quickly deleted them in 2015  ;D
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38297 on: January 16, 2020, 01:36:14 PM »
Can't believe I will be backing Real Madrid and that c*nt Ramos but here we are.

I really really really want to see him successfully pull off that Judo shoulder dislocation move on one of their players, then the c*nts can stick that in a song :wanker

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38298 on: January 16, 2020, 04:04:46 PM »
I really really really want to see him successfully pull off that Judo shoulder dislocation move on one of their players, then the c*nts can stick that in a song :wanker
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38299 on: January 16, 2020, 04:27:36 PM »

Why would they want to win every trophy every season anyway? That would get boring pretty quickly. They won't be around forever, it's going to be funny seeing the fans with their tails between their legs when they're scrapping for top 10 finishes again.

Insecurity. They know this giddy period of being being lavishly-funded by an oil dictatorship won't last forever and they want to clamber up the honours ladder to be at the top table before they're once again yo-yoing between the Championship and Premier League.

Prior to their financial doping jackpot, they'd won 2 league titles. That puts them in the same bracket as small clubs like Derby, Burnley, Portsmouth and Tottenham. Meanwhile, at the top, the red Manc twats have 20, us 18 and Arsenal 13. Even Everton have got 9. Abu Dhabi are currently on 6, same level as Sunderland.

I think they realise that if they don't set some records and win a lot of trophies, they're going to be nothing but a footnote in the footballing world in a few years' time, as the proper clubs continue with being in the top branches of the tree with huge fanbases and global followings. They want to be part of that desperately, but know inside they're just a plastic club with plastic success watched by loads of empty plastic seats.
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38300 on: January 16, 2020, 04:32:30 PM »
Can't believe I will be backing Real Madrid and that c*nt Ramos but here we are.

I'll definitely be routing for Real Madrid because I want us to send them c*nts flying out of the competition ourselves.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38301 on: January 16, 2020, 04:38:52 PM »
I'll definitely be routing for Real Madrid because I want us to send them c*nts flying out of the competition ourselves.

To be honest I'd rather avoid RM. City are twats but I don't think they'd go out to intentionally injure anyone. I genuinely believe Ramos is someone who would go into a challenge fully intending on causing a serious injury.

Not saying I don't think we'd beat Real, I think we would. But they'll offer a level of shithousery I can't see with any of the other clubs left in it. There's a couple of other pricks in that RM team as well and I could definitely see one of the forward boys going off on a stretcher if we play them.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38302 on: January 16, 2020, 04:40:57 PM »
Bluemoon has gone even crazier down a rabjithole
FSG being called corrupt is the gist of it.

I read that forum for a laugh but I can't actually imagine living your life being that, well, dishonest with yourself. Online banter is one thing but if we do win the title I'll be worried about some of these people.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38303 on: January 16, 2020, 05:35:21 PM »
I have no love for Real Madrid, but seeing City knocked out early again would just be so funny. I want Villa and Forest fans, let alone Liverpool or Man U fans, to taunt them mercilessly about their lack of European Cup, in perpetuity.
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38304 on: January 16, 2020, 05:45:10 PM »
Good god...


There’s a couple of good points being made here. I’d never thought that this hacking might be the original source of the leaked emails. Get into someone’s account have a good look around - see something very interesting and knowing it is there - employ someone to hack it - knowing what you are looking for and where it is. All reports suggest that these Liverpool employees hacked into the system repeatedly- that suggests that they were obtaining and using info - why else would you go in repeatedly? As a minimum they’ve been copying our scouting reports more likely they were looking at a wide range of club information - some of it very sensitive.

The other point is the moral one. Just because you know someone’s log in - doesn’t mean you use it. You might know where Grandma keeps her cash in a tin but as her Grandson you don’t steal it. However crap City’s security is does NOT excuse these actions. Equally Liverpool know that 2 of their employees have broken the law, acted wholly unprofessionally and been caught in the act and rather than deal with it - the “holier than though’s “ have rewarded an act of gross misconduct with promotion! . This whole incident and the way it’s been dealt with beggars belief but then again a Liverpool goalkeeper match fixed and no action was taken, their fans murdered 39 people and English football was held collectively to account. On balance this is a huge issue that should see Liverpool kicked out of the Premier League for moral bankruptcy but we all know the FA and PL are gutless and will spin the facts and give Liverpool a slap in the wrists citing inconclusive evidence etc. Call me a cynic but justice will not be served.


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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38305 on: January 16, 2020, 06:46:25 PM »
:lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao


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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38306 on: January 16, 2020, 06:49:30 PM »
I have no love for Real Madrid, but seeing City knocked out early again would just be so funny. I want Villa and Forest fans, let alone Liverpool or Man U fans, to taunt them mercilessly about their lack of European Cup, in perpetuity.

Don't forget Chelsea fans, the original financial dopers.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38307 on: January 16, 2020, 06:50:35 PM »
I have no love for Real Madrid, but seeing City knocked out early again would just be so funny. I want Villa and Forest fans, let alone Liverpool or Man U fans, to taunt them mercilessly about their lack of European Cup, in perpetuity.

Real should definitely knock them out.  Amazing to think that its nearly 10 years since the Sheikh turned up yet their record in Europe is rubbish. Long may it continue.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38308 on: January 16, 2020, 06:55:10 PM »
Don't forget Chelsea fans, the original financial dopers.

Real are the original dopers
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38309 on: January 16, 2020, 08:10:06 PM »
Kicked out of the PL? Christ! ;D

Why does everyone keep calling it hacking by the way? Perhaps I'm mistaken but I was under the impression that we hired a couple of scouts from City who then chanced their luck and found that their login credentials for City's scouting system still worked. Immoral? Yes. Hacking? Not at all. It's their own fault for being too thick to remove ex employees from their systems.

I think the poster is calling it "hacking" to try to tie together the scouting database access to the FFP-related stuff Der Spiegel got their hands on.
The logic seems to be that if Liverpool "hacked" their system by accessing a scouting database Man City hadn't revoked access to, then they of course also had access to the email of all the top Executives.

They are utterly convinced at BlueLoon that we signed Coutinho based on him being on their database that was "hacked".

City at the time that had no form in signing younger players struggling in Europe at the time, so I seriously doubt Coutinho was in their sights, but because we made massive profit on Coutinho and spent that money magnificently, they figure our current resurgence is by nefarious means. :D

Nothing will happen, it was settled by the clubs and now City through their media chums leaked this story because we are the benchmark now in England and Europe.

If Coutinho was so great according to their database, makes you wonder why they let us sign him for £8.5m.
I guess they figured they didn't need him after they'd signed... erm, Scott Sinclair and Jack Rodwell?

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38310 on: January 16, 2020, 08:13:01 PM »
What's the Blueloon conspiracy on why VVD didn't go there? Anonymous hacked his agent's emails to say "no" or some other shite??

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/12/25/man-city-closing-60m-deal-virgil-van-dijk/

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38311 on: January 16, 2020, 08:20:38 PM »
Liverpool the "Edward Snowden" of Clubs.  ;D

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38312 on: January 16, 2020, 08:23:45 PM »
What's the Blueloon conspiracy on why VVD didn't go there? Anonymous hacked his agent's emails to say "no" or some other shite??

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/12/25/man-city-closing-60m-deal-virgil-van-dijk/

"Van Dijk would initially come in as third choice centre half behind Stones and Nicolas Otamendi should City pull off a deal".

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38313 on: January 16, 2020, 08:24:09 PM »
To be honest I'd rather avoid RM. City are twats but I don't think they'd go out to intentionally injure anyone. I genuinely believe Ramos is someone who would go into a challenge fully intending on causing a serious injury.

Not saying I don't think we'd beat Real, I think we would. But they'll offer a level of shithousery I can't see with any of the other clubs left in it. There's a couple of other pricks in that RM team as well and I could definitely see one of the forward boys going off on a stretcher if we play them.

There is plenty of evidence out there that he does just that. Ramos tried the judo move in the 2017 final, luckily Dani Alves managed to get free before he could damage him. Look on you tube, he has spent his career trying to break Messi's legs. Utter shithouse

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38314 on: January 16, 2020, 08:24:22 PM »
I think the poster is calling it "hacking" to try to tie together the scouting database access to the FFP-related stuff Der Spiegel got their hands on.
The logic seems to be that if Liverpool "hacked" their system by accessing a scouting database Man City hadn't revoked access to, then they of course also had access to the email of all the top Executives.
Well if they would use Windows Vista...

I like the imputation that having evidence of widespread rule-breaking on their computers isn't an issue; but Liverpool discovering it and passing it to the authorities (which never happened, of course, but bear with me) is outrageous and despicable.
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38315 on: January 16, 2020, 09:28:33 PM »
"Van Dijk would initially come in as third choice centre half behind Stones and Nicolas Otamendi should City pull off a deal".

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Fantastic journalism. Didn't we subsequently announce Van Dijk about 3 days later too?

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It looks to me as if we have signed another 'average' player. I'll hold back my complete opinion until I see the lad play

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38317 on: January 16, 2020, 11:39:18 PM »
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-transfer-klopp-man-city-17573601

Stu Brennan at it again!
Literally next to no one outside Man City thinks their spending is anything other than tainted. That journo wants to drag the conversation in a purely financial direction, because then you can muddy the waters by just looking at the pure numbers. The reason City will never get the same credit that Liverpool are currently getting is because LFC are being operated by businessmen who are making smart investment decisions with a view to building a sports brand. You can criticise them for not being local or connected to the club, but their motivations are the same as the vast majority of other club owners. Even Chelsea can at least say their spending was done by a businessman with an interest in football, even if the source of the money was dirty.

City, in contrast, are a propaganda tool, a sportwashing exercise (deflecting unwanted attention by hosting or organising sporting events) by a tyrannical regime with a dubious human rights record. FSG can be criticised for many things, but torturing and killing their rivals tends not to be one of them. It's not just that the money is coming from dubious sources, in huge quantities that could and should be used in the country of origin for the good of it's people (remember, the owners are an actual state, not a company, effectively they are using the public purse for this). But its also the purpose the money is being used for; to create a more acceptable political image and deflect international attention away from domestic abuses.

Liverpool are not following the city model of success. No team in the premiership are following the city model of success. How could they, unless they were to become the willing puppets of some dictator and happily accept whatever money was coming their way to help prop up that regime? I would question whether it can even be considered a model of success. Arguably each and every victory Man City enjoy comes at a cost; to the integrity of their fans, their club, and those in the media who ignore and fail to condemn these activities. I suspect history will not be kind to City, complicit in a morally suspect wrongdoing for the cheap thrill of a trophy lift and one-upmanship on their rivals. Its interesting to me that United fans care not a jot how City are getting on and still worry about Liverpool. The ones I know have completely discounted City's success. It's also interesting that City have not captured the imagination of the public in the same way as United, Arsenal and Liverpool have done in the past. It says to me that at grass roots level, among supporters, there remains a healthy scepticism of city's succes, borne of a instinctive sense of what's right and what's wrong. It's just a pity the media are so shamelessly happy to ignore the morality of the situation and cheer on 'British' success.

As a final point I also think that the behaviour of city as a club has gone some way to repairing relations amongst United and Liverpool fans. No matter how much United may have courted Mammon in the past, they never stooped so low as to welcome actual dictators into their club and then helped them hide their unsavoury past from the world's attention. Compared to that it's hard maintain anxiety over United.
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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38318 on: January 17, 2020, 02:24:14 AM »
Even Chelsea can at least say their spending was done by a businessman with an interest in football, even if the source of the money was dirty.

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Re: General Manchester City thread
« Reply #38319 on: January 17, 2020, 03:00:42 AM »
I’d add that John Henry - whatever you make of his wealth or nationality - is both a winner, understands coolness and has a hot babe.

Monsour looks like he’d have paid to be bummed by Michael Jackson. 

JWH also not gone w the new stadium trend and had the balls/nerve/financial acumen to patiently redo two historic grounds.  Find for me anyone else who has done that?  Fenway is fantastic, knew Anfield would be done right.