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Lisa O`Brien
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I had a strange experience about an hour ago. I cheered when I read that Manchester City had won the Premier League. I was delighted. Why ? Because I support Manchester United and was brought up in first a house in Old Trafford,then when I was 5 to another house down the road in Stretford. In these areas Manchester United is like a religion. So why on earth would I want City to win? Simple. Because it meant that Liverpool didn`t. United are currently a disaster, and I don`t know how long it will take for any new manager to get the team to the previous standard. He will need to buy some new players,for a start. Now of course I "hate" City. But they are still a Manc side, so it only felt right if it wasn`t to be United lifting the trophy it should go to another Manc side. Many United fans might disagree with me,but I remember the FA Cup Final in the 1980`s between Liverpool and Everton at Wembley.They were,largely united in one voice,singing "Merseyside, Merseyside",in unison. To me,that was  the right thing for them to do. So I feel it is the right thing for me,as a lifelong United and Glasgow Celtic fan,to be just a teeny weeny bit pleased for City. And it will wipe the smile off my neighbours face who always has his Liverpool shirt on,or it`s blowing in the wind on the clothes line. I wonder if he will still be wearing it now? He he.

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I had a strange experience about an hour ago. I cheered when I read that Manchester City had won the Premier League. I was delighted. Why ? Because I support Manchester United and was brought up in first a house in Old Trafford,then when I was 5 to another house down the road in Stretford. In these areas Manchester United is like a religion. So why on earth would I want City to win? Simple. Because it meant that Liverpool didn`t. United are currently a disaster, and I don`t know how long it will take for any new manager to get the team to the previous standard. He will need to buy some new players,for a start. Now of course I "hate" City. But they are still a Manc side, so it only felt right if it wasn`t to be United lifting the trophy it should go to another Manc side. Many United fans might disagree with me,but I remember the FA Cup Final in the 1980`s between Liverpool and Everton at Wembley.They were,largely united in one voice,singing "Merseyside, Merseyside",in unison. To me,that was  the right thing for them to do. So I feel it is the right thing for me,as a lifelong United and Glasgow Celtic fan,to be just a teeny weeny bit pleased for City. And it will wipe the smile off my neighbours face who always has his Liverpool shirt on,or it`s blowing in the wind on the clothes line. I wonder if he will still be wearing it now? He he.

My dh in complete agreement with you!

Sorry Janet...!

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Well Liverpool is my team ever since all those years ago some Liverpool kids from Pleasant Street School "taught" me how to play football in Sefton Park!! I used to wind up my London kids (mostly Arsenal supporters) something rotten if Liverpool beat them!!

 

But anyway it's a nice change that Manchester City are winning a bit now instead of Man U!!

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Yes,I have to agree with you,LinMM. I actually always felt a bit sorry for City. It was always United this and United that. A few times City were even relegated,and were in a right old mess. No one team stays on top for decades on end. It would be so boring if that were the case,anyway.

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Janet McNulty, I am sorry you don't like visiting my native city.

 

I am very fond of Liverpool and have a lot of connections with the city. For example, I set up and chair the Liverpool Inventors Club.

 

I think my attitude to Liverpool is governed by the fact that cricket is my game and Liverpool and Manchester are in the same traditional county Palatine of Lancaster.

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Pah!  I agree it should have been a team in blue shirts that won, but not that one! 

 

 

If The Only Team in Blue That Matters couldn't win, then it should have been Liverpool  I don't know why, but I have always had a soft spot for them, and I was hoping they could do it. 

 

Still, Liverpool did manage to pluck defeat from the jaws of victory, so never mind.  It was theirs to lose...and they lost.  :(

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