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Manchester City try to mock Utd with Tevez billboards, but is the joke on them?

City produce highly vandalisable advertising campaign

Manchester City Tevez billboard

Om Friday afternoon, billboards such as the one above started appearing in and around the Manchester metropolitan area. The Citizens are clearly keen to rub their new Argentinean signing in the faces of those Manchester Utd fans who wish they could have held onto him, but perhaps the nouveau riche side are getting ahead of themselves with the bragging rights.

As our friends at Republik of Mancunia point out, City have paid £25m for a man who scored five Premier League goals in 2008/09. In fact, their new £75m strike force of Carlos Tevez, Roque Sat Nav Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor bagged just nineteen league goals between them last term. That’s nearly £4m per goal. For just £5m, they could have had a certain Portuguese winger who scored eighteen on his own in the same period.

Perhaps City should wait until Tevez is banging them in for fun before they invest in any more advertising space?

Spoiler bonus: It seems the wet dog-alike has been seeking his own revenge on his former employer – the mansion they rented for him needed £30,000 of repairs after he was kicked out.

31 responses so far
  • R // July 20, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Fergie, sign him up!

  • Jamie Robinson // July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Of course were getting ahead of ourselves and of course there’s a chance Tevez could flop at City. But, there was no chance we were going to miss out an opportunity to mock Utd. After all the chance doesn’t come round often! With regards to the Utd forum, well come on, i’m sure non of them sang ‘Argentina’ or ‘Fergie sign him up’ did they!

  • petethegreek // July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am

    i just love it when you rags just rise to the bait.
    keep em coming, it just shows how much you lot are panking.

  • Gazinio // July 20, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Obviously the journo is a rag, swallow the bitter pill and report something positive on the blues you sad old man!

    They’ll be having tantrums come the end of the season if this poster is anything to go by!

    Sad Dirty Reds!

  • Tick Tock // July 20, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Oh please vandalise it, pretty please. It shows how easy it is to wind up the average dumb rag.

  • ElGordo // July 20, 2009 at 9:35 am

    It appears from your article you are encouraging the dirty old rags to go and vandalise these bill boards, tipical of the red scum you are two faced, fickle and arrogent.

  • Gazinio // July 20, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I think Tick Tocks a Blue Gordo, illustrating how easily wound the scum are, should they vandalise it then this would show them for the w*nkers they really are!

    Personally think the poster is great!

  • Allan // July 20, 2009 at 10:43 am

    typical rags who think “it’s all about us”. This is a City poster, if it winds you up you must be very arrogant to think it’s about you or ultra sensitive. If the cap fits.
    As for number of goals perhaps you should quote the statistic as games per goal after all 2 of these players was injured and the other felt he was on the bench too much. In fact if I’m not mistaken that is why he moved.

  • Tevez is a blue // July 20, 2009 at 10:45 am

    Yep, Yoonited fans were quick to point out the shortcomings of Carlos Tevez when they realised he didn’t want to play for them. Still you have to remember they were singing “Fergie,Fergie sign him up” at games before he chose to leave. Hell hath no fury like a Man Utd fan scorned.

  • Ray // July 20, 2009 at 11:25 am

    HAHAHAHA, This is such a biased ‘article’ and it is SO obvious the ‘journalist’ is a Man U fan/sympathizer, and it’s pathetic he should be given this column.

  • Alex // July 20, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Sometimes it is not ENTIRELY about goals. Torres scored a lot but ended up empty-handed for 2 seasons. Tevez scored less than him but helped Man Utd CRUCIALLY to win some trophies. Which one do you prefer?

    I prefer both of them. Scoring more or less is not important. It is the top quality of the players that is important. So don’t be stupid writing such an article here.

  • Bob Ellis // July 20, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Qualifications for being a United supporter.

    1) If you are a woman you must be extremely fat and very ugly.
    2) You must be undersized and a funny shape to fit into the extremely uncomfortable seats crammed in to give maximum capacity.
    3) You must have a sense of humour by-pass.

  • Dave // July 20, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    The title of this article that the billboard is successful mocking united fans as they once again prove they are bothered by it – in this case the author, who is no doubt a Man U sympathizer.

  • Dave // July 20, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    The title of this article proves that the billboard is successful in mocking united fans, as they once again prove they are bothered by it – in this case the author, who is no doubt a Man U sympathizer – and a bit of a twat, if I may say so.

  • Scott the Red // July 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    How sad are MCFC? It’s not some giddy fan who has sanctioned these WUM advertising boards, that the average bluenose on 606 would be proud of, but the actual club! So obsessed are they with United that they fork out thousands of quid just in an attempt to wind us up. Embarrassing.

    Owen has scored 2 goals in 2 games in the pre-season. I’m not hurting over losing Tevez’s 5 league goals of last season but will find it amusing to see him warm the bitters’ bench, along with all the other money-hungry wannabes.

  • Gazinio // July 20, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Listen Scott you scummy red rag, the billboard WAS sanctioned by the Club i fully agree, but not to wind you lot up, i honestly couldnt give a flying f*ck what you lot think, do or say, you can all die in a horrific air crash for me i couldnt give a toss! the billboard was put up to welcome Tevez to Manchester (as he never actually played in manchester playin for you lot, he played in stretford Gtr Mcr (stretford isnt manchester if your the typical cockney munich who doesnt know any better!) enjoy your cripple scoring his 2 goals against lowly teams from abroad, big fookin whoop whoop! il enjoy watching MY team domiate next season… you lot will be siding with the scousers next!

  • The Real Col Bury! // July 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Just disassociating myself from the bogus comment above under my name by the clearly jealous fool who obviously doesn’t realise there are simple ways of finding out who he is.
    Sleep well, you tit.

    Ps. Love the posters!

  • MUFC 11 Premier league Titles. // July 20, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Gazinio you are a typical man S**te support thinking you got money you’ll dominate but you wont unless you are moving down to league TWO next season and all man s**te fans remember your manager played for the mighty reds not the s**te city. hope all you man s**te fans die do everybody a favour

  • Gazinio // July 21, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    you talkin to me Col Bury?

  • The Real Col Bury! // July 21, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Nah, mate.
    Some cowardly halfwit did a post early on using my name, but it’s been deleted now.
    Obviously a jealous rag.

  • Gazinio // July 22, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Yes, Yes, Yes… i am a typical blue and i f*ckin love it!

    id rather be a one legged pygmy homo with herpes and syphilus than be a rag!

    (no worries col, i was gettin on the defensive then :P)

    oh yeh, passed this poster the night before last and the rags have already tried to deface it by chucking wet bog roll at it… thats their limit, if it was city fans we probably woulda burnt the thing down!

  • MAINE (ROAD)MAN // July 22, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Whats all the fuss about? Surely Man Spew could have a similar poster (if they can afford it) with a picture of M Owen saying ‘WELCOME TO TRAFFORD (GENERAL)?’

  • MAINE MAN // July 22, 2009 at 11:18 am

    T H I S I S O U R C I T Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gazinio // July 22, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Have you guys seen this?

    check it:

  • Scott the Red // July 22, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Gazinio – I really do pity your lot. Can’t have a discussion with a United fan without talking about Munich. It’s pathetic.

    Your club sanctioned the posters as a wind up directed at United fans, as you well know, otherwise where are the posters for Adebayor, Barry, Santa Cruz etc.? The only player you have posters for is a former United player, who on the day he was unveiled claimed he would always have United fans in his heart! Lol you couldn’t make it up.

    I can’t recall ever seeing something so small-time. I know we take the piss about you being a MASSIVE club, but MCFC have just given us a stick to beat you with. Fancy going to all that effort just to get to United fans? Oh City are a MASSIVE club…. lol.

  • MikeLymane // July 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Just spell it like it sounds Gazinio, that’ll do. Good effort. I can hear the keybords being battered in Stockport from here. It’s going to be a long season of MASSIVELY defensive citeh fans freaking out about their club being noticed for a change, like a pubescent lad caught measuring his d**k by his mates. Keep it up.

  • Gazinio // July 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I do try Mike, just make up something that sounds good but has no real substance, good effort Mike ;o)

    its not us shouting the rounds is it Mike, its not us complaining we’re ruining football, if you stop your rambling and listen… just “listen” you’ll hear its everyone else, we’re in wonderland and we’re freaking out about nothing, we’re just laughing at the SUDDEN change of attitude towards our great club since we’ve come into a few quid!

    carry on boys…. im loving how the bitterness is sliding over to your side of Manchester!

  • MikeLymane // July 22, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Gazinio, the only sudden change is that city are now, admittedly, relevant in way that they have not been for a long time. What I see on a lot of these discussions is city fans reacting with dismay that the actions of their plucky underdog of a club could be subject to the same kind of scrutiny that is usually reserved for the so-called top four. Except they aren’t plucky underdogs anymore, but a free-spending circus, which is why the focus has shifted in the way it has.

    The problem is the fans are clearly unused to any kind of press whatsoever, let alone less-than-positive commentary, to the extent that an article like this – which calls the billboard campaign what it clearly is – is laughably accused of bias.

    You can have your new dawn and your perceived power shift (let’s wait and see on that shall we?), but you can’t have your cake and eat it.

  • Bob Ellis // July 22, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    What a load of pompous rubbish!

  • WHO THE F*CK R CITY. UNITED 4EVA // July 22, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    u probably already r a one legged homo with herpes u f*ckin sick bastard. s**te fans don’t really know what its like to win trophy except the championship. What’s the 3stars 4on the crest?? F*ck all that’s what because you haven’t won anything.

  • Ramón // January 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    “Perhaps City should wait until Tevez is banging them in for fun before they invest in any more advertising space?”

    Are you regretting saying that now? Tevez has scored more goals than Shrek and Berbaflop put together this season. Furthermore, he also scored two goals to sink United in the Manchester derby.

    Maybe try to learn the same lesson needed by Gary “Tevez was never worth 25M” Neville, as in learn not to be all mouth.

    “Fergie Fergie sign him up, Fergie sign him up!”


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