- May 16, 2010
To be fair Harts not moaning about the so called foul where as Linekar keeps mentioning it.
You’re spot on man. Shocking. I don’t even get mcmanaman, city have been pools biggest rivals this year. And rio saying they were amazing etc.Since when do commentators become impartial? Their job is to talk about the game and give insight, not wish them on like a bunch of schoolgirls. The bias from them tonight was a bit of a joke. I get mcmanaman being an ex player but “fletch” sounded like a season ticket holder.
the funny thing was every foul on Lyon they kept saying “nothing in that” when there was clear contact
the disappointment in their voices when sterling missed and then begging for an offside for the goal was hilarious.
Saint pep really can do no wrong apparently.You’re spot on man. Shocking. I don’t even get mcmanaman, city have been pools biggest rivals this year. And rio saying they were amazing etc.
Fletcher thinks he's still commentating for radio, never stops for breath. We can see what's happening.That was really shocking tonight. Started off rooting for City as I cannot stand the other three teams left but that quickly changed hearing the awful commentators. What axe did they have to grind with Cornet? They misinterpreted almost every of his replays to fit their narrative.
Can't stand Fletcher and McManaman anyway. The former tries to hard to be the voice of European nights for my liking and all McManaman seems to do all game is ask rhetorical questions in his annoying high-pitched voice.
And the less said about the pronunciation of foreign players (a general problem), the better.
Thats incredible Fletch.Fletcher thinks he's still commentating for radio, never stops for breath. We can see what's happening.
McManaman is so bad that Fletcher has to act the analyzer by telling us what's happening regarding tactics and McManaman agrees with him.
I said it before the game tonight to my City supporting colleague (who’s a sound lad in fairness), it would be a ‘hard game with the UEFA refs’. That was an absolute shambles tonight, given all the hype and money spent and diluted competition and pep and dodging ffp cheating etc etc etc.Loved hearing their whining when Lyon were scoring. It's never City's fault, they are an amazing faultless team with the greatest manager ever, who just always happen to have a bad day in Europe or are fecked by VAR.
Nah. Lazio were last relegated in the 80s and have almost always been top half in Serie A since. Take out the Sven title and they're probably about the same level as Spurs. Much bigger club than City.Are City just like Lazio when they were managed by Sven.
Small club, spent a shit load of money, then fade back into obscurity.
They suddenly got a feck ton of money under Sven, and spent money mike it was going out of fashion around that time.Nah. Lazio were last relegated in the 80s and have almost always been top half in Serie A since. Take out the Sven title and they're probably about the same level as Spurs. Much bigger club than City.
Oh there was more, much more. It was disgusting really, but I couldn’t stop laughing after sterling missed that and Lyon got the third. Well beaten by an average French team.I don't normally take much heed of the criticisms of BT Sport's coverage - it's not great but it generally doesn't detract from the match itself.
Today however, was awful. All semblance of impartiality went out the window. Fletcher having a full on orgasm over the equaliser, the weird insistence of Cornet being a diver, when Fernandinho had actually stepped on the back of his Achilles (which is generally very fecking painful!). Talking about Lyon crowding the ref but ignoring Garcia and the City players asking the ref to card Marcelo in the second half. The casual ignorance/borderline racism of referring to the wrong black player. Lineker saying that the tangle of legs would have been a penalty if it were in the box under VAR, and that we'd seen them given this season (when and where?!). And then hardly giving any credit to Lyon for their performance, where even with the period of City dominance in the second half, they still ended it having much more of the balance of opportunities created.
I'm sure there's more, but these were what I remembered.
It's just low-key racism.You'd think they both bet their houses on City tonight with the way they were carrying on. I loved how Fletcher couldn't get a Lyon players name right all night, literally called Cornet "Toko-Ekambi" when looking at a replay that was even zoomed in on his shirt clearly saying "Cornet" on it. Then when Ekambi got subbed off, 5 minutes later a tackle is made and he goes "Brilliant tackle from Toko-Ekambi there", yes brilliant tackle by the player watching from the sidelines. Pratt.