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Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

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Haha, it's an article about City (finally) winning the Premiership and what's the photo? Sir Alex. Goes to show even AFP knows that Manchester is RED.

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I'm a Liverpool supporter but congrats to Man City. Will Fergi now retire? From the playing side it wasn't a great season.

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Hey USNin, I think you'll find it is a photo of an unhappy Fergie, especially as he'll know the rumours of him being forced to retire are getting stronger. I am not even a football fan, but it sure looks like Manchester is Blue this year, and anyway Man Utd should be charged under the Trade Descriptions act as they are not in Manchester, they are in salford - and so wake up - Salford Utd LOST!

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Great game. I consider football to be pretty boring, but this game had me at the end of my seat. Half way through the second half you could see the City fans crying after they went 2-1 down. Two goals in injury time provided one of the most dramatic turnarounds to the league finale ever.

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From the playing side it wasn't a great season.

Maybe from their own perspective. Liverpool supporters can only dream of being good enough to finish 2nd.

I am not even a football fan

Nor are you a geography fan. Salford is certainly in Manchester.

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DentShop,

I fully accept Liverpool had a very poor season especially after spending so much money. I have supported them for 50 years so that s unlikely to change. It remains a great football club, even Fergie admits to that, and thinks playing Liverpool is always one of their major challenges of any season.I watched many games this season and I say much of the playing wasn't that great and of concern for Euro 2012 and the next World Cup.

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I watched many games this season and I say much of the playing wasn't that great

You can forgive me for thinking that is an odd thing to say. They were 60 seconds away from winning the toughest league on the planet. But in a way I cant help but agree with you. Hernandez and Berbatov didnt have great seasons, Parks role within the team still cant be settled and they dont have a midfield monster.

But hey, today is Citys day. Uniteds problems can wait until tomorrow.

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DentShop,

I totally agree. Today, at least in English football belongs to Man City, today, and everyday until the start of the next season and beyond. They will be the champions for the whole of the next season. Since I was born in Liverpool I'm happy the NW won and not London.

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What a way to end a season? Who wins and who gets relegated decided by the last games - truly amazing. Perennial clown Barton being sent off giving City a 1 man advantage, then QPR scoring two - 90 mins pass, then City get two themselves in injury time?? Was glad to see Sir Alex wish City well, he's not always so sporting.

Well done City, now prove it isn't a one-off!

Will Tevez want to stay now?

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I'm a City fan, so I'm pretty pumped right now. I thought the whole last day was quite extraordinary - inclusive of the relegation battles playing out amidst the hype of the title chase. I'm really glad QPR stayed up and I thought they were amazing yesterday - they showed incredible resolve all day and they didn't deserve to be sent down after such a heroic effort. The United fans looked barely fussed when they learnt they hadn't won the title - in contrast to the City folk who were openly weeping in dispair before City's 2nd goal went in. But I'm not someone who hates United - they are simply an extraordinary club, incredibly professional.

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If you spend 360 million plus wages on players. You should win the league. If not, its embarrassing. It was one minute away from being, really really embarrassing.

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It just wasn't meant to be for us this season. But hey, we lost the title on goal difference, and Fergie and United always strike back. I expect the next season to be even more closely contested that this one. City do have the upper-hand in terms of financial health, and there's no way United can match that. But I think SAF knows he will have to go into the market looking for some good and cheap buys.

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When Man Utd won the league last year with a very mediocre team (compared to past winning teams) it was more a case of the other contenders losing it than Man Utd winning it. And if they had of won again this year, with another very average team, it would have highlighted just how much the quality of the so-called big six has dropped . I for one am glad that a real quality team with world-class players has won the league playing exciting football. The same couldn`t be said about Utd had they become Champions.

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40 years of waiting and all it took was $1.5 Billion

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I for one am glad that a real quality team with world-class players has won the league playing exciting football.

For all of City's "world-class quality players" they only beat United on goal difference. I guess you should congratulate United for being such an average team yet finishing level on points with the eventual champions.

United also scored more points (89) than they had in their previous 2 seasons - so had they won, they would have been more than deserving.

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tooheysnew

If you're saying that a team that puts up 89 points despite missing more than its fair share of key players to injury for most of the season is mediocre, I'll have to disagree.

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I find myself wondering if there will be a baby boom in the Eastlands next February.

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I find myself wondering if there will be a baby boom in the Eastlands next February.

If so they will be born with as many teeth as their parents.

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Back on topic please.

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Yes I am saying that the Man Utd over the last two years have been very average. Apart from Rooney, who else have they got. Same can be said for RVP & Arsenal. Just because they got 89 points doesnt mean they are a great team. What it has really shown us is that the quality of the other main teams, ie, Arsenal, Liverpool & Chelsea has dropped substantially. So basically, Man Utd has been the best team of a bad bunch.

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