With Garry Cook in charge, it is certain comedy will remain at the heart of Manchester City, so it stands to reason he couldn’t let another derby day go by without thrusting the blues in to the limelight.
Ahead of September’s derby day, where Michael Owen scored an injury time winner in a game we won 4-3, with Carlos Tevez failing to score, a poster of the Argentinian was put up in town. Whilst Sir Alex Ferguson noted at the time this action showed the small club mentality of City, Tevez himself criticised the poster this week and claimed he wished it had never been put up.
Ahead of the League Cup semi-finals, Cook claimed it wasn’t a matter of if, but when City knocked United out of the competition to reach the final. Of course, even with three goals from the £47m man, United saw off City and on the 34th anniversary of the blues’ last trophy win, claimed the League Cup for ourselves.
Now City have commissioned another poster for Tevez, forking out a small fortune in order to get the man behind the Barack Obama ‘Hope’ design to work his magic on that ugly troll.
The ‘Pasion’ stickers will be handed out to City fans ahead of kick off at the weekend with the club website claiming: Whether he is ‘pinching’ goals from Nedum Onuoha, picking up fans’ awards or just giving opposition managers a headache, it is impossible to keep Carlos Tevez out of the news.
Or whether he is giving interviews in the national press days before derby day, despite strict orders to the contrary, claiming Rooney is better than anyone he has played with at City, the club were wrong to sack Mark Hughes, he doesn’t like Roberto Mancini’s training methods, and he didn’t like the ‘Welcome to Manchester’ posters. D’oh.
So, we thought we would have a go at a Shepard Fairey (not the misspelt “Shepherd” as seen on MCFC.co.uk) print and look for a better way of encapsulating what Tevez is all about.
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