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Old 17-04-2012, 09:15   #61
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Grunge, Watched that last night and it was a well put together thoughtful insight into the front line at City.

Can't believe that Lee 'Manchester Uniteds fan' Mason is reffing yet another City game (Wolves), this is just before the derby, so any player that he sends off is going to be banned for the derby Anyone but him to be honest
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Grunge, Watched that last night and it was a well put together thoughtful insight into the front line at City.

Can't believe that Lee 'Manchester Uniteds fan' Mason is reffing yet another City game (Wolves), this is just before the derby, so any player that he sends off is going to be banned for the derby Anyone but him to be honest
Blaming the ref before something even happens.

City fans have certainly adopted the mentality of a top team very quickly anyway
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Blaming the ref before something even happens.

City fans have certainly adopted the mentality of a top team very quickly anyway
Am not blaming the ref, it's just wrong to have a Manchester United fan in charge of a City game under the circumstances.
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Is there actually any proof he's a United fan?
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Old 17-04-2012, 10:21   #65
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Am not blaming the ref, it's just wrong to have a Manchester United fan in charge of a City game under the circumstances.
If he was actually that partial he shouldn't be reffing ANY game
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Is there actually any proof he's a United fan?
My uncle used to be part of his team in the North West Counties league before he retired (my uncle that is) and he knew Lee Mason very well and he was a match going Manchester United fan at the time. Might not be proof enough for you but to be fair I'd take familes word over Lee Mason.

He's said it for years and years as about Mason
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I imagine the City forums are melting down over this...
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In all honesty I no view on it, the guys an idiot, this doesn't change that.

on a different note. Gary Neville is becoming/become the best pundit around. Here's his views on Citys strike partnerships.... its' pretty damming against Balotelli though..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BTD0...layer_embedded

Aguero partnered with

Tevez 4 games played, 6 goals for Aguero, 10 goals for the partnership.
Dzeko 19 games played, 10 goals for Aguero, 19 goals for the partnership.
Balotelli 15 games played, 2 goals for Aguero, 9 goals for the partnership.
Clumsy though he's looked on occasion, I still don't think that Dzeko has been given a fair chance when compared to Balotelli. The above statistics seem to bear this out.

Gary Neville has been excellent this season. He's been very fair to City whenever I've watched him.
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Common sense would suggest that, if anything, having a self-confessed Utd fan as the ref will count in City's favour.
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Common sense would suggest that, if anything, having a self-confessed Utd fan as the ref will count in City's favour.
Only if said ref was conscious not to get a bad name and ended up "going the other way " with decisions. something that is far from guaranteed.

Chris Foy on the other hand needs to go back to Ref' school!.
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Well look, let's be fair...it shouldn't matter if Fergie was reffing the match, you're playing Wolves... ...the way you're playing at the moment it could be the first double figures score in Prem history!

...be a shame if Aguero, Tevez, Hart & Kompany were all sent off though and missed the derby
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Common sense would suggest that, if anything, having a self-confessed Utd fan as the ref will count in City's favour.
Ah, but that wouldn't fit into conspiracy theories.
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Well Mason allowed a late Birmingham equaliser against United last season when it could've been disallowed for a foul, handball and off-side. It was also his match report that led to Rooney's two-game ban for swearing into the camera. I'm glad he's on our side...

He may have been a match-goer 20+ years ago but I remain unconvinced he's a United fan or that he will be biased.

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I imagine the City forums are melting down over this...
http://www.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/Blog/...mason-oh-dear/

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What a load of **** when the writer uses a phrase like "for that to be statistically significant" when on one side of the argument he has a sample size of 3 shows he probably failed his GCSE maths!

Lets get down to basics - in the 3 games he reffed how many blatant penalties did he turn down for City, how many non-existent penalties did he give against City, how many perfectly good goals did he disallow for City or dodgy goals did he allow the opposition?

The fact the the average card count for City was consistent to his average card count across the season also discounts the paranoia brigade. And as Pisces points out he's hardly been Utd's best friend either. And if he was a Utd fan he'd hate Liverpool more than you, plus would want you on a good cup run to hopefully impact your league performance so would have been harsher on Liverpool than you in the CC game he reffed if he was a Utd fan who brought his allegiances onto the pitch.
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I was going to calculate this when I had time but someone did it for me on another city forum, its calculated from his fines to work out his weekly income.

Tevez, The highest paid player at Man City is on 198k a week. While still very high it's no where near as high as the 250/300k being reported, and shows that the figures being banded about for Yaya and the likes are way off too.

With regards to the Ref on Sunday. Hopefully we put on a display that will make it very hard for him to do anything to mess it up. If he would do that. The only ref I dread is Foy.

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.....While still very high it's no where near as high as the 250/300k being reported, and shows that the figures being banded about for Yaya and the likes are way off too....
Why does it? The figures I read for Toure were 250k to 300k per week. Very possible considering you had to persuede him to come from one of the top clubs in the world and he would have been looking to top Tevez's wages to take a step down.
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All the wages mentioned (from 'offical' channels) will be basic, core wages. There will be a huge amount of add-on and additional payments.

It's embarressing how much City have to pay to get these guys over, so it's not in their interests to advertise the fact.
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I was going to calculate this when I had time but someone did it for me on another city forum, its calculated from his fines to work out his weekly income.

Tevez, The highest paid player at Man City is on 198k a week. While still very high it's no where near as high as the 250/300k being reported, and shows that the figures being banded about for Yaya and the likes are way off too.

With regards to the Ref on Sunday. Hopefully we put on a display that will make it very hard for him to do anything to mess it up. If he would do that. The only ref I dread is Foy.
I doubt you can calculate in this manner without knowing the rules regarding fines. For example, how does the tax figure into it?
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Why does it? The figures I read for Toure were 250k to 300k per week. Very possible considering you had to persuede him to come from one of the top clubs in the world and he would have been looking to top Tevez's wages to take a step down.
Just quoting what others have calculated. Tevez is the highest paid player at City on Ł198k a week.
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