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VIDEO: Balotelli Escape Dampens Conspiracy Ranting

You may be aware that some Manchester City fans, in all their wisdom, are claiming there is a conspiracy to help Manchester United win the league.

When Michael Carrick got away with a foul in the box against Fulham, they were full of it. They of course forgot that just two days earlier at Stoke Gareth Barry should have conceded a penalty and been sent off.

Today, Ashley Young was awarded a soft penalty and Derry was sent off, despite Young being in an offside position when the foul was committed, leading to more ranting about conspiracies. To even it out, yet again, Mario Balotelli somehow managed to get away with this leg breaker against Arsenal.

Just out of interest, Manchester City have been awarded more penalties at home than any other club this season. Only West Brom have been awarded fewer than United.


For balance, it’s only fair that I point out not all City fans are embarrassingly ridiculous. The initial thread on the Blue Moon forum talking about these conspiracy theories has also been deleted, most likely for the same reasons.

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  1. Utd4life says:

    Singh7. I heard that comment from GNev. LOL. GNev surely knows how to rub it in.

  2. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Sir Alex’s Master Plan seems to be working perfectly.

    He looked at Balotelli and let him go to City.

    He let Carlos “The Twat” Tevez join City.

    He sent out sleeper agents to all over the Premier League.

    Now, we’re 8 points clear with the 20th in the bag done and dusted and we will mostly win the League at the Emptihad Stadium,

    Thank You Sir Alex AKA God.

  3. Saad says:

    Most points
    Most goals
    Most wins
    Best away record
    Highest GD
    Top of the table

    United, baby! United!

  4. thedonmassawe says:

    what a good week! now if i could just pass my finals!

  5. Marq says:

    Points to cheer and have a laugh

    1) United 8 points clear

    2) Balotelli finally gets his reward for the all the hardwork in getting sent off. He can now have at least a 5 game rest

    3) Mancini screaming at Balotelli to get off the field

    4) Arsenal fans doing the Poznan

    5) Ramsey unable to hit the target from 5 yards

  6. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Although in hindsight, Sir Alex would consider City and Mancini the easiest of his scalps. I mean when you look at his other opponents, with the exception of Keegan and Benitez, City are the easiest scalp for him. I personally didn’t imagine it would be so easy in the end. Looks like King Eric was right from the beginning. City really are Shitty as it turns out.

  7. ClaytonBlackmoresTan says:

    Why always you eh Mario? You absolute, full to the brim, mercenary-esque, hired thug grade fucking A, CUNT.

    Twenty Patrick, and that’s a fact.


  8. Robbo says:


    The Shitty fans were doing the Poznan…… oh! no they were walking out early again.

  9. slayer says:

    Although the performance today by United was not very convincing in term of connecting the ball and scoring when they had the chance, but Man City played poorly and were dominated by the Gunners. Now United is 8 points in front. Lets us hope that United can conclude the BPL by the next 2 or 3 matches. For the 20th.

    Next year, hopefully United would cope with any problems they had this year to become a force to be reckon with again in Europe, would like to see some Trebles or at least a UCL in our cabinet.

  10. MEXICO is RED says:

    RED CARD! Why always he? Fucking cunt!

  11. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Trying to connect to Bluemoon but it is throwing some kind Unhandled Exception. Guess they couldn’t handle the heat. :lol:

  12. mancdub says:

    1 chicken 2 chickens 3 chickens
    Thats just me counting my chickens.
    This one’s in the bag.

  13. mara says:

    This is favour to Shitty…without him they are stronger :)

  14. mara says:

    Butt guy is King…his team looseing 1:0…he is gonig out…and walking slowly like they are winning, and he is stilling time… to his own team… :) haahahah

  15. YesRed says:

    I’m surprised Ballotelli was on the pitch that long !!!

  16. Giggsy's Chest says:

    I’d rather Balotelli wasn’t given a retrospective ban. I want him to play in the Derby. Rio would get in his head and he’ll lash out, again. City fans with all their theories seem to be forgetting when Balotelli deliberately stamped on Scott Parker’s head, had no action taken by Howard “United fan” Webb, and went on to score the last minute winning penalty. Why always him? Because he’s a cunt.

    City don’t deserve to win fuck all.

  17. Evans_KickingSkills says:

    Great day lads!

    Anybody have a video link to GNev’s circus clown comment? YouTube have failed me again!

  18. smokebreaksteve says:

    At it all afternoon. Sulking and brooding throughout the game Wanted to get sent off. Mario and Viera between them have virtually gift wrapped and handed the title to us. (Sorry, need to re-phrase that. It was never in their hands to hand it to us. It’s still in our Trophy room)!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Zombie Cucumber says:

    Mancini! Mancini!
    Enjoy next year
    down in Serie B!

    (repeat as necessary)

  20. Gyan_Riggs says:

    @STR Quote: “Just out of interest, Manchester City have been awarded more penalties at home than any other club this season. Only West Brom have been awarded fewer than United.”

    This can’t be right? Don’t they have 8 each at home (City and United)?

  21. chica chica says:

    Come on mansilly. Get the sheik to buy more duds like Balo the clown.
    Keep the Tevez the money grabbing cunt there.

    The sheik really made a big blooper in buying the wrong manchester team. :)

  22. Mike says:

    Yet another irrational attempt at logic. How does you get yet another refereeing favour and Song nearly getting his leg broken even it out for Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs, Newcastle (the list goes on). You get these favours dozens of times a season and a dozen other clubs get a fortunate decision once each. That does not “even it out”. Typical blind Man U fan again. You have no idea………….that’s why you’re hated by so many real football fans who support their local clubs.

  23. Sparky says:

    Get in! We win trophies , you never have done. It’s not a fluke , it never has been. Best manager in history 20!

  24. LINGYM says:


  25. johnny avi says:

    Looks like mike came on here since blue moon forum was temporarily closed. Fuck off you nonce!

  26. Joe MUFC says:

    Lol mike what a bitter fool… ‘Local club’ really, why did arsenal sign park again to get fans in asia dumb fuck @ least learn to speak english first before spitting sh!t.. Doesn’t matter where u come from u bitter fool it’s about the passion u have for the club and that’s something u’ll never understand .. United is such a special club following united is more than anything you’ll ever know it’s a religion it brings joy to millions of people around the world gives them something to look forward to every weekend an escape from their prisons called life… What the fuck are u on about? And why are u on a United blog obsessed much

  27. adacta says:

    Mike, Are you by any chance a long suffering, bitter, delusional Liverpool supporter?

  28. Zulu-Utd-Malta says:

    What a Gr8 Easter………………….
    Now guys get U’r CHAMPAGN ready !
    Do you guys know what CITY means ? ? ?

    C hickens I n T heir Y ard (WASTELANDS)

    Another 1 : :)
    Trin Trin!Greater Manchester police, how can I help you ?
    ” Yes I’d like to cancel my complaint please”.
    What was the complaint regarding?”
    ” I was complainig about my noisy neighbours, but it is ok, they seem to have shut the fuck up now!”
    On a personal note: After yesterday I believe they are not noisy any more but still very stupid……..

  29. hurr says:

    Hey Mike, may I refer you to this website you stupid deluded twat?

  30. Zulu-Utd-Malta says:

    @ Mike…….
    Have you seen the site hurr posted ?
    Now go and vomit your envy and swollow your saliva when you break your heart seeing us lifting the 20th tile !!!!!

  31. Denise Williams says:

    Well surprise surprise Balotelli gets away with his leg breaker tackle. Who else believes David Bernstein has had his dirty hands all over this decision. This proves 100% that there is corruption within our FA. Bearing in mind the abuse dished out by our FA towards FIFA and Sep Blatter well looks a bit rich now doesn’t it? I mean is Sep Blatter any worse than that egotistical filthy little liar and crook Bernstein. Never in a billion years. As for Martin Atkinson I see only one way around this. All the clubs must stick together and refuse to play if this useless inept fool is chosen again. All this proves to me that our FA is not fit for purpose and needs to be replaced by a genuine independant body that understands the game and has no proven allegiance to any club. This FA are a bad joke. Also did anyone read Michael Owen’s twitter page last week the FA finally sent his England cap from 2007. Five years too late small wonder Owen was quite openly sarcastic about the FA.


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