Proof that Manchester City no longer have any use for a trophy cabinet

Posted by - July 9, 2009 - Manchester City, Oddballs

Mark Hughes loves to talk about his sideboard

It has been so long since Manchester City won any silverware that the club seemingly no longer has a trophy cabinet, let alone a trophy room. That is if manager Mark Hughes’ comments are anything to go by.

Sparky appears to be obsessed with picking up a trophy to put on his sideboard. In fact, he can’t stop talking about his favourite piece of furniture. See the evidence after the jump.

“For instance, to win the Carling Cup would be great for us. I can remember what winning that meant to United three years ago. They beat Wigan in the final and it was the first thing they had won for a couple of years. It’s about putting silverware on the sideboard.”
July 2009

“Over the years the club have struggled to put silverware on the sideboard. It would be a great achievement if we could do it this year.”
April 2009

“We are very mindful the expectations have been raised but before the start of the season we wanted to win something and we are at the early stages of a competition that in the past has allowed clubs other than the top four to get some silverware on the sideboard.”
September 2008

Can’t you just get a vase in the meantime, Sparky?

  • Carl Hughes

    Knobhead

  • Hammo

    And the point of the article is?

  • Bluecore

    What a pathetic article.

    Just an ignorant rant from a bitter fool.

    So we didn’t win a trophy last year???? Why not go and do some research (there’s a site called ‘google’ …..) find out what it was and then sit back and contemplate (it means think about) your ignorance

  • Alan

    I wouldn’t even call this an article. You’re surely not thinking of taking this up for a living are you?

  • http://www.yomama.com mike

    This looks like proof that there is no IQ requirement to post an article in offthepost 😉

  • ha ha

    Probably a cockney red,keep them trophies clean cause in the next ten years that sideboard will be gettin some hammer at city.

  • CB

    What a goon you are. Hope my life never becomes as sad as your one obviously has. You probably won’t publish this comment anyway.

  • Dave

    Talk about touchy. A below par post from an otherwise entertaining (and free) blog, so what?

  • mankmanuk

    Shouldn’t you be in school you fool?

    This post makes no sense whatsoever and is clearly a drastic failure of an attempt at literary humour .

    I was going to say don’t give up your day job but it would be more fitting to say “why don’t you just get a job smack head?”

  • hitman

    Rob Parker, YOU’RE a C U N T, what a complete and utter prick, you totally left yourself open to being slaughtered, what a crock of shit article, you useless talentless tosser.
    yet another Man City hating idiot with nothing useful to say.
    i’d quite like that cabinet so i can display your feckin head in it when i catch up with you

  • paul

    Haha thats well funny, no hang on a minute no its not. Surely you have got better things to write about than this you cock end.

  • James

    Oh dear Rob !!!

    The article does reek of a 8 year old rag being let loose at the keyboard for 10 minutes by his Mum…

  • Joe

    Ok, relax…it’s hard to be funny every day, especially a random Thursday when nothings really going on in football. I agree I’m not exactly slapping my thigh at this post, but I do appreciate the fact that this blog does entertain on most days.

  • Sayonara

    Poor Rob! I think James nailed it on the head though…

    Man City fans seem to be very grumpy lately…

  • Scott

    How many things in this sentence remind you of Manchester City?
    Rob Parker, YOU’RE a C U N T, what a complete and utter prick, you totally left yourself open to being slaughtered, what a crock of shit article, you useless talentless tosser.
    yet another Man City hating idiot with nothing useful to say.
    i’d quite like that cabinet so i can display your feckin head in it when i catch up with you

    Slaughtered
    Crock of shit
    Useless
    Talentless
    Nothing useful
    Catch up
    Message to hitman – Get over it

  • hitman

    Message to Scott, go fuck yourself you cock sucker

  • hollis

    Blue half of Manchester-

    There’s no need to carry on a pack because Corrie got moved. There’s much healthier ways to cope with the grief.

    If you have an urge to come to a website based on banter and take serious offense, try shooting yourselves in the face. It may not help you, but at least we won’t have to put up with militant arseholes who’re upset that their club is’nt living up to their expectations.

  • Raph88

    man city fans – either touchy 8 year old girls or men with the brain of touchy 8 year old girls. get over it. it’s just banter.

  • Mick Jonesy

    Tool

  • http://www.offthepost.info Rob Parker

    Well, I thought we might tread on a few toes today, but I think Jermaine Pennant having his secret transfer plans made public had more cause to get wound up than fans of a club whose manager keeps saying the word sideboard in his interviews.

    As for the City fan who claimed you did win a trophy last season… I don’t think it’s anything to be bragging about. And clearly your manager agrees.

    Right, better go. Mum wants the keyboard back…!

  • Robinhosthumb!

    Come on fellow citizens lets leave this site to the kiddie’s.

  • colMCFC

    slow news day, lets try to find something very unfunny to write about man city. this is not banter as banter is based on humour which is sadly lacking in this blog.

  • ricky

    haha! angry citeh fans. bit too close to the truth???? dont know why you’re all slating the writer since most of the words in the story are quotes from your manager. you’ll never be a big team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chrissy-Marie-Rockwell/10904317 Chrissy Marie Rockwell

    hahahah where have all the city fans come from? I’m normally the only one.

    Though it might be hard to tell that I was a City fan NOT BEING BATSHIT INSANE

  • Silky

    HA! The abuse one recieves for a cheeky little post. Wtf is hughs on about anyway, silverware on the sideboard…. Where does he make his toast?

  • toffee boy

    man city will get shit this year, a bunch of over priced knobs, be lucky to finish in the top 10.