View from the Terraces: April 17, 2014

Updated: April 17, 2014


Everyday the world of football comes up with truth, half-truth and complete, utter, bullshit. In the View form the Terraces, Real Footy Talk will attempt to translate the mind speak.

Manchester City

I was trying to recall the end of Roberto Mancini at Manchester City but then thought, ah fuck it, I’ll just look at his successor Manuel Pellegrini because it tells the same story, namely failure.

Some may say that the League Cup and qualification to the knockout round of the Uefa Champions League constitute an above average season but in all honesty this campaign is a mirror image of Mancini’s last year which led to the Italian getting the sack.

With the City hierarchy only capable of spending money in the futile hope of one day finding consistency, I’m wondering if there is any danger to the Chilean and his position as top man at the club. In his 25+ years of coaching the league cup was his biggest triumph while his resume is littered with loses to the ‘big clubs’, the clubs he has to beat to become a champion.

Chelsea did the double over City, Liverpool were robbed of a double over City while bottom-of-the-table Sunderland were seconds away from their own league double, which tells me that the mentality of the City squad is extremely immature. I mean really, does anyone bungle points away when the title is at stake to Sunderland.

If we’re being honest and that is what RFT is about, Pellegrini should be shown the door. You don’t bring home cow shit when you’ve been given the keys to the kingdom and that’s what he has done.

Real Madrid vs. Barcelona

The bookies had Real favorites going into this Copa del Rey final even though they can’t defend because Barca are even worse at the noble art.

At the end of the day you’d have to say the bookies were right however the mano-e-mano match-up between the once best player in the world, Lionel Messi against the player-in-waiting, Gareth Bale proved a no contest. The only thing missing from this was the spanish version of ‘what a fucking goal’ because the winner from the Welshman deserved to break the code of the 7 worst words as told by George Carlin.

Holy shit, what a great goal and worthy of winning any game let alone a Cup Final against your biggest rivals. For crying out loud, even Cristiano Ronaldo broke into a smile as his teammate impersonated Usain Bolt.

Barcelona have seen their season implode in 7 days, The end for Tito Martino is near and Messi will be soon to follow. Spanish football is now owned by Madrid and it’ll be that way for many years to come.

And that is the View from the Terraces for April 16, 2014.

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  1. Europa Pointfc

    April 17, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Barca does better with a manager who knows La Masia well.

  2. Europa Pointfc

    April 17, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I don`t agree with this – Spanish football is now owned by Madrid and it’ll be that way for many years to come. Winning for me is having the ball and even in this game Barcelona had it! And Barcelona won this week the future of football, the Youth Champions League!

  3. Nick Webster

    April 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Ah a purist at heart but until they change the laws of the game, winning will always be about the score line and who is lifting the trophy. Madrid 2 – 1 Barca

  4. Europa Pointfc

    April 18, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Realfooty fans worldwide only really win watching good football. The scoreline win is for the players and the people around them.

  5. Nick Webster

    April 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    But…good football comes in many shapes and sizes, does it not?

  6. Europa Pointfc

    April 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    True but tell me one who plays and doesn`t want the ball…..

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