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Blues Season In A Nutshell

Blues Season In A Nutshell

This is familiar territory for Man City fans.

A season full of such promise and high expectation has once again fizzled out as a disappointing damp squib - we should be used to it !

Although it already seems an age ago, it was only infact just over a couple of weeks since life seemed oh so different and we were pushing hard for a euro qualification on two fronts; via the FA Cup and a top six finish in the league - how quickly things can change !

Sadly instead of turning up the gas and finishing the season like an express, the club has been ignominiously shunted into the sidings and now can only watch others take the spoils that could have been ours.

I don't think I've felt as despressed as this even in the darkest moments of KK's reign, but somehow at the moment it seems worse as this was not on the script when Pearce became manager. It's difficult to say exactly what the problem is and there are probably a number of reasons for City's dire situation.

The lack of passion, brains, technique and imagination in recent games have highlighted City's thin veneer of 'top-club' credentials. The Wigan and 'Boro home league games were truly shocking displays and the performance against West Ham cup tie was especially disappointing given the incentive of a place in the semi final and even final, especially seeing the draw for the next round turned out.

I think what we've seen in the last few weeks is confirmation that overall strength in depth and quality for that matter of, City's squad is woefully thin and patchy. It doesn't help matters when key players give out all the wrong messages about their committment to the club when what we're cryng out for is unity and fighting for a common cause.

Injuries have undoubtedly been a factor and the number of them would cause any squad some difficulties, but the absence of some players seems to have created a sort of self-defeatism about the team that takes the pitch rather than an exciting opportunity for fringe players to make a statement and take their chance - BWP and Ireland being prime examples.

This is a real test for Psycho now, and although he has said he'll take responsibility, he needs to translate those words into actions and give the players the rocket up their backsides they deserve. Can he do it? Well, obviously I hope so and we'll see over the next few weeks.

Pearce can't do it single handedly though, and now is the time to see how committed to the cause the senior players are, especially those that seem to be concentrating more of their energies on their next club, rather than their current one!

Let's try to finish the season on a bit of a high with a decent run in and some good and entertaining performances. The fans are still behind you Stuart, so do watever you need to do, but do it quick !

Before you ask, I know the article photo has no relevance whatsoever, but I needed to cheer myself up !

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday April 6 2006
Time: 5:49PM


Despite the doom, gloom and dire situation City are in, at least David James had his eye on the ball ( pardon the pun) against 'Boro last Sunday.
07/04/2006 18:04:00
It's time the team started doing the simple things in football, that is, passing ON THE FLOOR, instead of the usual boot it up the field and hope for the best. We have two able wide men in Riera and Sinclair with more passing and making use of the wide men as 'Boro so ably demonstrated last night, we should be a handful for anyone in the Premiership.
07/04/2006 21:38:00
like the girls-lol
08/04/2006 08:33:00
nice tits in the photo!
08/04/2006 13:20:00
You think your position is dire do you? You don't know the meaning of the word. Try being a Forest fan.Although, hang on, the mist is beginning to clear.
09/04/2006 15:52:00
10/04/2006 00:45:00
you do really, its the yorkshire air, meddling with your mind. I think all clubs should have girls with pom poms !!
14/04/2006 14:38:00
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