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Burton Albion Watch 18/19

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Just now, rynny said:

Because it would professional courtesy to not play their best and treat them differently? Not a chance. So what City should've just passed the ball around the half way line, play keep ball? See how many passes they could make before Burton got a touch? How disrespecting would that have been to Burton and all the fans in the ground? Maybe they should've put their reserve team out and get accused of not taking it seriously enough? Maybe they should've let Burton walk through and score a goal?

What nonsense. 

Agree.

It would be far more embarrassing for Burton to get to the semi-final of a tournament only for their opposition to win comfortably while going easy on them out of a sense of "class", than to just get obliterated by a near full-strength side giving Burton the respect they deserve for reaching that point of the competition by treating the game as professionally as possible.

Its not like the players rubbed it in after every goal. Every celebration was contained, and that's where the "class" needed to be, imo - they just got on with the game.

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8 minutes ago, SaintRam said:

Agree.

It would be far more embarrassing for Burton to get to the semi-final of a tournament only for their opposition to win comfortably while going easy on them out of a sense of "class", than to just get obliterated by a near full-strength side giving Burton the respect they deserve for reaching that point of the competition by treating the game as professionally as possible.

Its not like the players rubbed it in after every goal. Every celebration was contained, and that's where the "class" needed to be, imo - they just got on with the game.

I like this response. 

 

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Said this last night but I hope Citeh still take a load of first team players to the Pirelli, even if they don’t necessarily play, but just so Burton fans can see them. Take photos and sign some autographs, that’s the touch of class I’d like to see

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It’s the semi final of the cup, not a pre season friendly.

Man City were the ultimate professionals last night, fielding a team that wasn’t the strongest but more than capable of beating Burton and came away with a result that doesn’t give Burton a prayer.

There was no piss taking with video game skill moves, they respected the opposition and buried them which we all want our clubs to do on a match day.

This now allows both teams to player even weaker sides in the second leg, Man City have a game 3 days before and after, Burton 4 and 3 days.

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57 minutes ago, Bound 2 tease said:

I agree with him, 

It's a bit like a good looking young man going around town telling everyone he's down the dirty with your granny .

No class .

Tottenham ? I'd expect that kind of behaviour from them , but Pep ? We've led to believe he was made of better stuff.

Hope Nigel shows similar respect and puts the reserves out in the return leg.

Football is a game where you try to score goals. All Man City did was do their best to score goals, they just happened to be good enough to score 9, what’s wrong with that?

He didn’t disrespect Burton, he did the exact opposite by treating them just like they were a PL club. Fair enough if he took the piss and put the goalkeeper up front with 10 to go but he didn’t.

Wouldn’t it have been more embarrassing for Burton if City had scored 6 then got their deck chairs out? Pep literally cannot win. He’d get slated for playing the kids and only winning by 2 or 3, and slated for going strong and winning by a natural margin.

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1 hour ago, Bound 2 tease said:

I agree with him, 

It's a bit like a good looking young man going around town telling everyone he's down the dirty with your granny .

No class .

Tottenham ? I'd expect that kind of behaviour from them , but Pep ? We've led to believe he was made of better stuff.

Hope Nigel shows similar respect and puts the reserves out in the return leg.

Don't blame City for wanting to keep scoring - the Burton defenders did the same as their manager - gave up after half an hour and went and hid.

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I think everyone needs to see the bigger picture with this game. (By everyone I mean the media and the tin-pot fans around the country) I'm not a fan of Nigel but like most Derby fans it's been enjoyable watching Burton's rise over the past 10 years or so. 

I was sat watching the game last night with a friend who claims to be a 'Manchester United' fan, despite living and being from Nottingham. He said at half time that he felt sorry for the Burton players because they have to play them again for the second leg and that the Burton fans must be unhappy. I completely disagreed with him and he didn't seem to understand why that every Burton fan, player or coach at that game would have still enjoyed the occasion and they'll be relishing the prospect of playing them at the Pirelli. I said even if they managed a goal last night or in a few weeks, it'd be a great moment. For a team of Burton's size to manage to get into a semi final is just phenomenal, we forget how only 10 years ago they had no history.. The tie it's self would have probably paid the wages for a good few months and no doubt given them some money to spend in the transfer market which is massive considering that they now need to stabilise themselves after last year's relegation. The trip for the fans was a once in a life time experience, they'll probably never get that opportunity again realistically.. Every one of their fans last night who went expected to get battered or turned over. As Nigel said, the tie was effectively over as soon as the draw was made. 

They should all be very proud of themselves, they're no mugs either they've beaten some great teams to get this far. It was a win win all round.. 

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