UPDATED: Maltese Group organises sarcastic Thank You Moyes banner

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Following the departure of Manchester United Manager David Moyes, a number of friends who came together through a Facebook group called the ‘Football Forum’ have collected enough money to fly a banner over Old Trafford reading ‘Thank You Moyes – Malta FF.’ This will be taking place prior to the home fixture against Norwich on Saturday afternoon at 18.30.

The inspiration came from a similar banner which flew over Old Trafford a few weeks ago which read “Wrong One – Moyes Out” (pictured above).

The intentions are completely sarcastic as all those involved are fans of rival teams and have thoroughly enjoyed Moyes’ disastrous record-breaking stint at Manchester United.

The following is a list of negative records that Moyes managed to break in less than a season in charge:

  • United to finish the season with their lowest ever Premier League points tally
  • United to fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1995
  • United’s worst home league form for over a decade
  • Suffered three defeats in a row for the first time since 2001 this season
  • Eliminated in the FA Cup third round – something which happened just once under Ferguson
  • First ever home defeat to Swansea this term
  • First home defeat to Newcastle since 1972
  • First home defeat to West Brom since 1978
  • First league defeat to Stoke since 1984
  • First time United conceded a first-minute goal in the Premier League – Dzeko for City
  • First time Everton, Man City & Liverpool have beaten United home & away since Premier League’s inception
  • First time Everton have beaten United home and away since 1969-70
  • First time Everton & Liverpool have ever done a league double over United

David Moyes is also the first Manchester United manager to get sacked since 1986.


Insiteronline contacted the ringleader who came up with the idea, and who wished to remain anonymous. He is  a staunch Manchester City supporter and did not fail to live up to the sarcastic nature of the banner when giving us his comments on the whole undertaking:

“We felt that what David really needed at that time was a display of encouragement to persevere with the excellent work he was undertaking, which was to continue on track with the downfall of the club that caused the rest of us so much heartache throughout the years. More importantly, it’s for a good laugh between a large amount of friends in the Football Forum group, Manchester United fans included”

He also divulged that around fifty people were involved in the ordeal which included Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea supporters.  Even those who supported clubs in Italy and Spain were “happy to oblige” by pooling in an amount of money.

The banner is to cost approximately €1000.

Photo: The Guardian

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