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Ten Years

Postby patrickblue » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:30 pm

At the end of this month it'll be ten years since Sheikh Mansour took over.
What a ride it's been.
And much to the chagrin of rags and dippers worldwide, the Sheikh shows no sign of getting bored with his "new toy", as widely predicted by all the bitter bas***ds.
Even Collymore's shut up.
I'm looking forward to many more years.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby Bluedj » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:46 pm

What a journey it's been. Some unbelievable highs to match the many lows that the old longer serving blue stalwart fans have endeared.

My high, was beating the scum at Wembley in the semi finals.......At that point I really start to believe......I had hoped, then I truly believe we could do this. One regret was my old man passing in Mar 2011, so he never got to see this. Hope he's watching up there!
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Re: Ten Years

Postby Nigels Tackle » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:54 pm

9 trophies after yesterday’s community shield win
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Re: Ten Years

Postby patrickblue » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:16 pm

Nigels Tackle wrote:9 trophies after yesterday’s community shield win


That only counts as a trophy when the rags win it!
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Re: Ten Years

Postby City64 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:04 pm

It has been fantastic mostl.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby Slim » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:06 am

City64 wrote:It has been fantastic mostl.


Really has been an amazing ride.

And the “billionaire’s plaything, he’ll get bored” moan has died down.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby sheblue » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:21 am

Ah fuck it I miss Stuart Pearse.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby Tokyo Blue » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:58 am

sheblue wrote:Ah fuck it I miss Stuart Pearse.

I think that makes one of you.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby Peter Doherty (AGAIG) » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:08 am

I'll never forget that morning and one of my cousins texting me to say we were now the richest club in the world. I spent the rest of the day on the internet seeing if we'd get the Robinho deal over the line (amongst others). And we are now where I'd hoped we be when this happened. Happy days.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby City64 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:47 am

Slim wrote:
City64 wrote:It has been fantastic mostl.


Really has been an amazing ride.

And the “billionaire’s plaything, he’ll get bored” moan has died down.

The realisation that our our owners are supreme mega world class businessmen who to a degree have rewritten the sporting business ethic globally with quiet modesty and delivered spectacular defining attacking football that has broken almost every English record there is . Come to think of it the media should have picked up on this ???? Nah we don’t fit the media agenda and our owners know it only too well which probably motivates them even more over a longer time scale . All good innit ! dreams becoming reality the city way ! I need a beer after all that ! CTID fuck the plastics C’mon you blues !
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Re: Ten Years

Postby Tokyo Blue » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:15 am

Peter Doherty (AGAIG) wrote:I'll never forget that morning and one of my cousins texting me to say we were now the richest club in the world. I spent the rest of the day on the internet seeing if we'd get the Robinho deal over the line (amongst others). And we are now where I'd hoped we be when this happened. Happy days.


I went to bed (GMT +9 here) and we were close to going out of business unless we sold someone and we had nobody left to sell. I woke up and we'd been taken over by the richest owner in the world and we had bought Real Madrid's striker. I was a bit surprised. I thought it was a wind-up at first, to be honest.

It's been a fabulous decade of football.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby Dipstick » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:30 am

Who could have imagined back then that in ten years we'd be odds on favourites to win away at the arse?
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Re: Ten Years

Postby ShimmyShaker » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:30 pm

In another ten years time Ederson (34) Mendy (33), Stones (34), Laporte (34), Bernardo (33), Sane (32), Ster!ing (33) and Jesus (31) will be heading to the end of their careers. KDB (37) will have probably recently retired. Foden (28), Diaz (29) and Gomes (28) will be at the peak of their powers.

I hope I stick around on this mortal coil for the next decade, some of the lads mentioned will be the future legends of our beautiful club. CTID.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby gmercer1 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:13 pm

Time flies when your having fun!!
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Re: Ten Years

Postby City64 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:36 pm

Number of times I have got off the train after a match in a joyous pissed up state and wondered “ how the fuck did I get on that fucker ?” over the years I will never know !
Had some shit taxi rides home when I lived in Manc proper before Sheiks arrived , nothing worse than a gobby fucking rag taxi driver trying to wind you up , got into some right situations but we’ve all done it have t we ! :-) ;-)

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Re: Ten Years

Postby Hutch's Shoulder » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:18 pm

Maybe we should get a digital clock banner that counts up from the year of the take over.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby JamieMCFC » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:11 pm

patrickblue wrote:Even Collymore's shut up.


Just did a quick look through his timeline on Twitter and it looks like he picked us to win the league again this season.
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Re: Ten Years

Postby zuricity » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:16 pm

patrickblue wrote:At the end of this month it'll be ten years since Sheikh Mansour took over.
What a ride it's been.
And much to the chagrin of rags and dippers worldwide, the Sheikh shows no sign of getting bored with his "new toy", as widely predicted by all the bitter bas***ds.
Even Collymore's shut up.
I'm looking forward to many more years.


I guess you‘re not a big Rock fan ?

I might have titled it „Ten Years After“ :lol:
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Re: Ten Years

Postby nottsblue » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:45 pm

Ten years? That’s gone fast. And be honest, who foresaw what has happened to us since then. We all dreamed of league titles and cups and turning over the rags. But how quickly we have caught them and passed them on the field, (yes it was in your fucking lifetime baconface), and how we are catching them up off the field and have overtaken Chelsea, Arsenal and the dippers in terms of revenue, sponsorship, worldwide fan base.

Our owners have turned out to be the very best in this country and possibly in Europe. They backed us to the hilt initially, have overseen the building of sports best academy and not just in football, increased revenues enormously and we are now profit making and have the best team in the land by miles. None of it seems to be abating, if anything we will pull further away.

I wonder how much better it can get in the next decade? I would imagine another 4/5 PL titles and a similar number of domestic cups and possibly a CL or two.
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