Our Manchester City fans here in the Transfer Tavern are feeling pretty glum at the moment after their side crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of Arsenal yesterday.
The Citizens went into the game well in with a chance of progressing to the final thanks to the poor form the Gunners have been in of late.
Indeed, they took the lead, too, but could not hold on as they lost out after extra time.
The only way they’re going to cheer up, then, is surely by beating Manchester United in the derby this Thursday in a game that will have massive consequences for the Champions League spots race and is much anticipated on mobile betting apps.
Refereeing decisions, then, will need to be spot on and – as quoted by The Independent – Yaya Toure has gone as far to say that the game would be better off without an official after some big calls in the game at Wembley went against his team.
Intriguingly, the Ivorian said:
“If we have to talk about referees, people are going to say ‘we complain’ but when we see the highlights, for me it is very disappointing.
“Maybe on Thursday we are going to have a better referee or maybe play without a referee – I’d prefer that.”
Bold stuff from Toure, then, though our landlord reckons that a game without a ref would be farcical and that the midfielder should just put up with things instead of making these comments.
Thoughts, City fans? Let us know below!
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