Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Can City Qualify For The Champions League?

Can City Qualify For The Champions League?


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?

Current situation

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.

To visit Blue Lad Scragg's blog - Man City Issues click here.



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



For the very latest Premier League odds

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

Writer:Blue Lad Scragg
Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
Time: 9:13PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
nope
dunsey
07/07/2009 21:23:00
0
My heart says "yes", my head says "no". But then the transfer season isn't over is it?
BlueWolfie
07/07/2009 21:23:00
0
I don't think the squad is any where near the quality needed to get to a CL place just yet and we need to get a solid defense before we cam challenge.
Buzz Lightyear
07/07/2009 21:25:00
0
Get real, BlueLadscragg. Since the day Mark Hughes was appointed Manager of Manchester City, he officially accepted responsibility for all transfer purchases. Since that date manchester City have spent £1243M+ on purchases.
Sindbad
07/07/2009 21:27:00
0
Soz £123.4M...
Sindbad
07/07/2009 21:28:00
0
if we get our targets then yes it can be done, the sheikh has been very shrewd in only demanding top 6 cos we can easily get top4 if we get our targets, top6 puts less pressure on a newly assembled team so hopefully we will get top4
mark.mcfc.wedged
07/07/2009 21:29:00
0
Good article Blue Lad Scragg and the answer to your question is I believe a big yes, with the proviso that we sign the players we should eg Tevez, Lescott and two more. Not only should we get 4th next year we should expect that as a minimum given all we have spent and the strength of the squad. Equally we will not be distracted by European football. To a certain extent if we don't believe in success we don't deserve it and are less likely to achieve it. It's too easy to be a cynic or cop out by talking about Top 6, which I believe is not challenging enough for us. For goodness sake how long do we need with the quality of players we have. Sorry Arsenal, step over quick sticks we are coming.
Wswilly3
07/07/2009 21:34:00
0
Yes we can... so can Stoke... Newcastle can't... but Wolves can. As for if they will... I believe when City win the league they are granted a champions league place so YES!!
MCFC_Goatboy
07/07/2009 21:39:00
0
Not much chance with the current squad unless Hughes gets them to play out of their skins which he couldn't manage last season. I think we should and will with Eto'o, Tevez, a winger (Ashley Young/David Silva)and 2 world class defenders which shouldn't be beyond our owners purchase power before the season starts.
City Girl
07/07/2009 21:47:00
0
Definitely not until you buy some defenders!
gunnerkid107
07/07/2009 21:52:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Pep Guardiola: A Profile Pt Two - Barcelona

Vital Manchester City member, Skoorb continues with his Pep Guardiola profile, part 2. Barcelona.

(Video) Momentum Grows On Laporte Deal

Every man and his dog is being linked with Manchester City, however the Aymeric Laporte story is beginning to grow by the day.

Manchester City On Top Of The World

Manchester City fans are positive, happy, and together. These are wonderful times for everyone associated with this great football club.

Ilkay Gundogan Agrees Personal Terms

Reports coming out of Germany suggest Ilkay Gundogan has agreed personal terms with Manchester City.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many new players will Pep bring in this window?
Suggested By: johnkelv
Between 1 & 23%
Between 3 & 555%
Between 6 & 835%
9 or more7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear403
2.Tudor398
3.Skoorb307
4.Johnny Baguette210
5.Bluedub202
6.Colin Is The King189
7.kennyclementstache104
8.Rising104
9.seac71
10.johnkelv70