12 reasons why everybody hates… Manchester City
Please note: Manchester United’s edition is here, so no, we aren't just picking on you. Oh, and the below doesn't necessarily represent the views of FourFourTwo. So, over to Scott…
1. Financial hypocrisy
They spent the past three decades moaning about the money Manchester United spent, and how many glory fans came along with it. Now they’ve become everything they used to hate.
Their sanctimonious stance to United spending money that the club had generated, only to then welcome a sugar daddy to buy them a trophy or two, is laughable. It’s likely that supporters of all small clubs would do the same if they won the lottery, but that doesn’t make it any less hypocritical.
2. Blue Moon
As far as anthems go, Blue Moon has to be up there as one of the worst – although the lyrics are appropriate. “Life was a bitter cup for the saddest of all men...”
1:16 for the sadness
3. Complacent supporters
Famed for their support when the club went down to the Second Division, their fanbase has become complacent now they’ve enjoyed success. City don’t even sell out the big games, such as cup semi-finals and Champions League fixtures – even when the club flogs tickets on buy-one-get-one-free offers for European games.
In a recent match, Pep Guardiola tried to gee up the crowd... only to be met with silence.
But hey, they’ll tell you that loads of people went to watch them play Stoke 80 years ago, so they must have top fans right?
4. The Gallagher brothers
Noel and Liam are a pair of prats who go to a game or two per season, usually when City are playing in London, then mouth off about how great City are and what top supporters they are.
The games that grown man Liam does bother to go to, he wears a replica shirt with ‘Gallagher’ on the back. When asked to list the 10 things he hated, he named United 10 times, perfectly encapsulating the bitter obsession City fans feel towards their city rivals.