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Another Badge Kissing Moron

The season is over so please forgive me for talking about something with little to no relation to United. The story links with Sunderland, our second XI/Mini Manchester United, so I guess it’s not completely random.

I’ve just read that Craig Gardner is set to sign for Steve Bruce after spending the last 18 months at relegated Birmingham City. This Brummie lad made his way up through the ranks at Aston Villa and played in the first team for five seasons.

April 2007: “I signed for Villa when I was 15 and since then these have been the best days of my life. I’m a Villa fan. I’ve come through the ranks and nothing can be better. I used to be on the Holte End. I was there when we beat Tranmere in the League Cup semi-final. I was at the game when Mark Bosnich saved the penalty and we all ran on to the pitch so it’s come from that. When I was watching Villa as a kid there were people like Garry Parker, Dalian Atkinson and Paul McGrath. They were all brilliant. I used to sing their names and now I look at the crowd and they’re chanting my name so it’s great.”

Then, in January 2010, Birmingham signed him and after claiming to be a lifelong Villa fan, changed his tune.

January 2010: “Having played for the Villa everyone thinks I’m a Villa fan but I’m a Bluenose. I have been all my life. I was a mascot at John Frain’s testimonial. But I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. People who know me, my close friends and family, they all know I’m a Blues fan. As they say: ‘once a blue, always a blue’.”

Now he’s off to Sunderland, following the relegation of the team he’s support “all his life”, and you can only imagine what he will say at his press conference.

I hate footballers.

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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160 Comments

  1. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    :lol: Zibbie

  2. scan74 says:

    how can these fuckers say there lifelong fans how could a true brum fan sign up 4 villa its like that carragher brought up a evertonian and joins liverpool

    seriously could you ever play 4 citeh leeds or the scouse i had that much talent id be saying to an agent anywhere but them 3 shiteholes

    how can you not find an opportunity elsewhere could never ever fucking do it true fan my bolloxs

  3. Kings says:

    CedarsDevil – Hello my friend. You cannot get more reliable sources than that. In that case, I will take your word for it. How about this link: http://www.onlyonepersononthisblogknowstheplayersaskingpriceandpersonalterms.com

    Rai – I would happily sacrifice the first two if it means only getting Heskey. We could always do a straight swap for Sandro with Berba going the other way if funds are tight.

  4. CedarsDevil says:

    Kings – Brilliant link that buddy, cracked me up

  5. kimbo says:

    lying toad…..

  6. nayadu91 says:

    Oh what I’d give to run onto “THAT green pitch in THAT Red shirt”. Cuntery of the highest order from Gardner.

  7. willierednut says:

    Cunts, everywhere you look.

  8. Nani says:

    Gardner is a dickhead, and so is his manager McLeish.

  9. ochetov99 says:

    Gardner is a prick effin chameleone too.

  10. smartalex says:

    Hello everybody! Welcome to Modville!

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