Writer: Blue Lad Scragg
Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
There is a big question currently looming over Eastlands, and that is whether or not Manchester City can qualify for the Champions League.
Blue Lad Scragg sent us the following...
The pressure is well and truly on City boss Mark Hughes after our owner outlined a top six finish as a minimum for next season. With the club backed by an endless cash supply, courtesy of Sheikh Mansour and the Abu Dhabi Group I honestly think it's going to be a long and difficult ride, but can it be done?
Over the last 12 months we have spent an awfull lot of money, (around £30m, give or take a couple of quid) for the likes of Gareth Barry, Stuart Taylor and Roque Santa Cruz. The goal is simple - to establish City as one of the top clubs in Europe and make Man City one of the most well known clubs on the planet.
Is it possible?
Breaking into the top four, let alone winning the title is going to be an extremely difficult task. But it has been done before, just ask Roman Abramovich and Chelsea.
Could City pip anyone to a Champions League place?
The team looking the most vulnerable to vacate the top 4 has to be Arsenal. The Gooners look as though they are going to lose Emmanuel Adebayor and even Fabregas has been linked to a Spanish club. Kolo Toure is of course being chased by City and Andrei Arshavin was recently quoted saying that he would like to play for Barcelona.
Perhaps it's time Arsenal stood aside for the new kid on the block.
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Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
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