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Match Of The Day Are A Disgrace

Match Of The Day Are A Disgrace

Match of the Day has pulled some ridiculous bias out of its backside before but it will do well this season to top the highlights of Blackburn's loss to Man City on Saturday night.

Watching the extended highlights at 10.30 last night the editing crew gave the impression there was only one team in the game and ignored several key Blackburn attacks, choosing instead to focus on City passing the ball around and some half chances they created whilst missing several close attempts at Shay Given goal.

In truth, if you watch the game in full, Rovers were actually the better side on the whole - not totally outclassed as MOTD seemed to want to portray.

Now I know there is a lot of buzz around City at the moment and rightly so as there should be but the viewing as a Rovers fan was borderline insulting last night.

To further jab home the pain, the pundits chose to totally ignore Blackburn after the match - not even a comment, not even a glance - it was all about City's new signings. 'Blackburn couldn't live with City's midfield' was one outcry from the sofa - yes they could guys, in fact on the large, they did it very well.

Now I know this all sounds very bitter but if it was one of the 'big clubs' getting this sort of ignorance there would be mass outcry - but I bet this passes without a whisper.

You should be ashamed of yourselves BBC.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Sunday August 16 2009
Time: 9:28AM


Completely agree! I'm a City fan and over the years we've realised this is exactly the sort of coverage you can expect from MOTD, and the rest of the media to be honest. Your not bitter, you were right! Good luck to Rovers this year.
16/08/2009 09:53:00
Agree with fellow City fan AngleseyBlue re coverage we`ve had from MOTD over the years.Perhaps they`ve already decided to elevate us to that group of clubs rarely criticised. In terms of performance I was interested to read match report on Manchester United blog which clearly made City the better team yesterday- from a source that could not be our friends I suspect a more considered view from the poster is necessary.
16/08/2009 10:05:00
Edit I meant Manchester United Weblog- can`t get used to typing such words!!
16/08/2009 10:07:00
thanks guys! I am was really annoyed last night that an organisation that always bleats on about unbias was so intent on drumming up as much bias and glamourising one side so much - City deserve some love. But not at the expense of the hard work of another team.
Mikey D
16/08/2009 10:08:00
horse s**t! the last time i looked you win matches by scoring goals, does save by the goal keeper not count as part of the team work? defended when we needed to defend and scored when we needed to score, blackburn on the other hand didnt defend when they needed to and didnt score when they needed to score, simples! in the short ammount of time they have to show the highlights maybe just maybe they seen our defending as more exciting than your half chances.
16/08/2009 10:10:00
having watched all the game on footy first and then the bbc i think they covered just about all the main highlights,yes a lot of balls were huffed into the box that came to nothing,they cant really show that can they,i totally agree with the bias afterwards when they sit round the sofa and can understand from a rovers point of view how annoying that is,but from a city point of view just wait till we lose our first game they will tear us apart
16/08/2009 10:22:00
I was at the game and I can fairly say it was nothing but one way. Shay made 3 top class saves which could have changed the game at any time. The midfield battle was really of 2 kinds the city attempts of slick passing and the strentgh of Blackburn, which to be fair is what was expected. My only gripe of the game was the number of long throws and long free kicks but hey thats part of the game. BTW - I did not get home in time to see the MOTD highlights or not.
16/08/2009 10:36:00
Bluesyob - your keeper saved you on more than one occassion and Rovers actually managed more clear cut chances than City. You certainly didnt get that impression from the highlights. Its like City over ran "poor little Blackburn" - patronising twunts!
Mikey D
16/08/2009 10:47:00
mikey d your being silly now you been eating sour grapes
16/08/2009 10:57:00
sorry but I believe what i am saying is the truth here. I know it important to show the new threat to the top 4 - I understand that but those highlights did not bear a reflection of the game at all!
Mikey D
16/08/2009 11:26:00
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