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The Boj: The Comeback Is On!

The exciting Valeri Bojinov returned to action in a City shirt last night for the first time since last August's 1-0 derby victory. And guess what? he scored..!

The Feelgood Factor engulfing Eastlands right now has been given a further shot in the arm with this news.

The Boj was given a second half 25 minute run out at Newcastle and netted the equaliser in a 1-1 draw. It's reported that he almost plundered a winner but headed wide.

And the good news doesn't stop there. Our future midfield general Michael Johnson came through a first half run out in the same game. New signing Felipe Caicedo also featured in a side including Isaksson, Jihai, Garrido, Mpenza and Geovanni. All of whom needed full games under their belts.

No doubt Sven and Hans will be thrilled with this news as the squad now take a well earned few days break before beginning preparations for our '12 games of European Destiny.'

For that Holy Grail to be achieved, we need as many options as possible. The pitches becoming easier to play on will also suit our squad's style.

Everton's vist, who will be confronting a very different City side to the one who surrendered so meekly at Goodison last month, can't come quick enough!




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 12 2008

Time: 9:25AM

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What with Corluka, Elano and Castillo also to come back things can only get better....I wonder what Joey B now thinks of his move away from a club that he stated had no ambition....
alphieblues
Barton I wonder If he think in his future with the ball, Becouse I think if he continued in same conduct, His future will end soon with the foot ball .
city 81
Bojinov it look to me like David White, Congratulations Mr alphie, We have now David & Goater, And To Complete the group we must bring (Crouch) is look like (N.Quinn), Something else I read in the poll name ( Rosler ) is he the German striker who play with Man City In the eighties ?, If he, we must bring (Podolski) also :), Now what you say Mr. alphie about these aspirations.
city 81
Troble is City 81 while we play a 451 system we have only room to play one striker at a time. If the Boj starts scoring, we may not need another striker.
Buzz Lightyear
BL, I expect in the near future we will invent a new plan in the world of football 145 .
city 81
city 81 .... agree with one exception we do not need Crouch....Buzz What will we do with our other ELEVEN stikers !!!
alphieblues
I hope so, but Dr T needs to get his money back first City 81. I was going to be cheeky with JB and say we have a striker who can head? Then I remembered Bianchi scored against Spurs, Benjani was a good touch, as Andy Gray pointed out if he had not got a shoulder to it, Wes Brown would have cleared it. Still walking on air, I hope Everton does not pop my balloon just yet.
Buzz Lightyear
Caiceido, unknown quality as yet, I feel he was lost on Sunday, but it will take time, I think SGE intends to use him as Petrov cover on the left, having lost Miller to the baggies.
Buzz Lightyear
He had to buy another striker, It was going to take time to get The Boj fit enough and El Diablo coming back from injury. He had to have one that was Premiership ready so he went and got one. I think he will do OK. I love Darrius Vassell, he always gives you everything he has tracks back runs for miles. No he may not get you a load of goals, but he helps make plenty for others and being right footed, he didn't half give those two shots some hammer with his left peg. If only Didi's shot had gone in, but I am not complaining. 2 weeks before the Everton Match plenty of time for Johnson and The Boj to get fitter and get Closer to Europe.
Buzz Lightyear
You know we call SGE the Iceman, well he melted Sunday, you could see he was bursting with pride like the rest of us.
Buzz Lightyear
After the magnificent display at the weekend I have a niggling question....Can we play Elano, Johnson & Ireland in the same team ???...answers on a postcard please !
alphieblues
The thing to come out of this Alphie, is that Central Midfield is Irelands best position and the answer to your question is no, Gelson would lose out to Johnson and Ireland to Elano, but would you swop Vassell for Ireland?
Buzz Lightyear
If you have time guys have a look at this, it made me laugh although the rendition of 'Blue Moon' needs a bit of practice. http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1126121770?bctid=1413070105 enjoy
Buzz Lightyear
That is absolutely MINT!!
Johnny Baguette
The thing is Buzz will Sven play an unchanged side against the Toffeemen ?
alphieblues
p.s.... I see Sturridge scored twice tonight that makes FIVE in two games for the Youth team.....
alphieblues
He looks like Mark Viduka in that picture. I assume though that he is capable of standing up?
Carlosio
Alphie, no he wont, I think he will change will be Elano for Gelson and play Ireland in Central midfield. Leave Johnson on Bench and give him a 25 min run. I think Johnson returned too quickly from his operation and needs to build up to match fitness gradually.
Buzz Lightyear
Nery "El Diablo" Castillo is back in training this week, Blues! We are heading into these last 12 games with almost a full squad available!!
Johnny Baguette
I dont know where he would play El Diablo, a little too lightweight to run the line, not a playmaker like Elano, not a winger , I think we would have to change the system to play him. I think we all realise now that it takes time for a striker to settle down and bed in, but do we have time for that?
Buzz Lightyear
In a word, no, Buzz! 12 games, 12 cup finals. The best we can ask for is as many options as possible for Sven and we have that. I can see Castillo, Caceido, Sturridge, Etuhu and Bojinov joining Geovanni in the role of "impact players" in the coming weeks, shaking things up as required, depending upon how Benjani does. I also see a situation where we can more readily go 4-4-2 for some games. Confidence is sky high right now and the likes of Vassell will be buzzing. These two weeks off now are ideal to refocus the squad and improve fitness levels.
Johnny Baguette
Johnny Baguette, I saw yesterday.MCFCTV, But which drew my attention and surprised me when they put an old game between Manchester City and Leicester City, When I saw the names of the Leicester players I found Benjani with and he was sit in the bench !!
city 81
In another subject, BL, JB & alphie, Bought tickets of the UEFA final cup game , And sell at high prices on the day of the match, This opportunity will not be repeated :) http://www.mcfc.co.uk/default.sps?pagegid={DBD12D53-8346-431D-A04F-5D0F8664DE80}&newsid=532663
city 81
I mean Pay!, I am so sorry for these bad language, The mean was change 180 degrees for what I want to say .
city 81
City 81, your English is far better than our arabic, unless one of us can correct me on that, I understood what you meant in the first message, you should not apologise for your english.
Buzz Lightyear
Thank you Mr.Buzz Lightyear And I am very happy for your words .
city 81
City 81 just call me Buzz
Buzz Lightyear
 

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