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I Simply Don't Recognise Man City Anymore!

Vital Manchester City regular, BlueWolfie sent us the following:

After watching Manchester City's win against a very good Arsenal side, I have come to the conclusion that I do not recognise my beloved City anymore. Please allow me to explain.

For years I watched a shoddy defence, that let in more goals than I care to remember. But yet at the same time, I saw the City forwards blasting away at the opposing goal - can we score more than you? said the City heirarchy, well we will bloody well try. As it turned out, we often didn't.

On top of that, I remember when looking like we might get something from a game, we would sit back and not fight on, only to watch the opposing side build up momentum and eventually win, taking not just the points, but our pride and anything that wasn't screwed down.

That is how it has always been and I've grown use to it, even if I didn't like it - kinda like that drunk Uncle everybody has, that only ever turns up for big family parties.

Now however, City have changed the way they play, and dare I say it, they are actually playing like a really good side.

The game at the weekend was (even for a neutral) a tense affair, because everyone knows what Arsenal are capable of, and equally, what City are capable of. But this isn't City of old (or essentially in general), this is a team that actually knows how to win, and then goes ahead and does it, and does it with an air of professionalism.

Arsenal were not made out to look like amateurs, in fact they were pretty damn good, but City were better, and as I type this, a part of me still can't believe what I have seen thus far during the season.

This is not a complaint, far from it. I, like most of you, was shouting and screaming like a little girl during the game on Saturday. It's just that we were (and have been) so damn proficient in winning, that it is actually starting to scare me.

Will it continue? I truly hope so. I know we will have that really bad performance where we get beaten by a team we should have knocked 27 past, it is just the way for all teams. But for once, I can see the possibility that maybe, just maybe, my club will surpass all expectations and actually do something worth while.

Even if I don't know who they are anymore.

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Writer: BlueWolfie Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 14 2009

Time: 2:36PM

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BW - a trophy is IMMINENT mate lol
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14/09/2009 14:39:00

The hacks and certain rival fans have been shrieking for weeks that City would be in tatters by the time we faced the rags. It must be murdering them to see a City side working hard for each other and displaying a strong team ethic.
Johnny Baguette
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14/09/2009 14:40:00

just got to balance the ego's in the dressing room, if Hughes can do that, then you could be the real deal.
The Fear
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14/09/2009 14:43:00

no trophy in sight im afraid but i will concede you look a great team and i even like adebayor since saturday lol pure class that celebration. COYS
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14/09/2009 14:54:00

There are noy many Man Utd players who woukgd get on our bench at the moment!
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14/09/2009 15:03:00

no they would get in your starting line up instead.
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14/09/2009 15:09:00

if we won a trophy there would be an outcry and we would be made to replay the game over and over again until we lost (ok so ive lost the plot there lols), theres only 3 manure players i would take roo evra vidic they can keep the rest, lol spursman you would swap ur whole team for manures while we would only take 3 ;)
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14/09/2009 15:15:00

i don't think so some how, for starters two of there good players came from us and wouldnt take them back, im happy enough with my own team thanks and a spurs fans money not an oil rich man who needs a new toy to play with, would only take one player from city so what does that tell you?
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14/09/2009 15:19:00

THis is almost full circle for me, I have seen them play like this and boss other teams in the late sixties and early seventies and this is the Manchester City that I remember best and the feeling is the same. Great!!!!
Buzz Lightyear
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14/09/2009 15:27:00

Let me get this right Spursman, loads of United players would make the City team but you'd be happy to keep what you've got at Spurs rather than sign any of their players? Well we look like a better team than you so you'd be more in need of their players than us - I still think that you'll finish 6th though as I predicted before the season started.
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14/09/2009 15:44:00

vidic and ferdinand better than toure and definately lescott, i would personally keep with king and woodgate as last season they were on a par with vid and ferd, evra better than bridge, ekotto still young and improving every game so although i like evra i wouldnt take him, carrick better than ireland, been there done that don't want him back, rooney and berbatov better than all man city strikers, would definately take roo but don't want judas back but i have seen first hand how good he is and although still not shining at united he will eventually, i watched the game against arsenal and i was very impressed, have never seen bellamy so impressive before, the one player i would take from city though would be micah richards purely because he is needed at spurs, i do like ireland aswell and think he will become one of best midfielders in prem in next 3 years but not quite yet, like i said carrick is better at the moment.
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14/09/2009 15:54:00

spursman79,if a carbon copy of our owner joined your club tomorrow and you guys eneded up winning the league and fa cups,you would soon be singing a different tune.and that goes for man u,liverpool,west ham,hull,bolton,blackburn,fulham,everton,aston villa,b.ham,portsmouth fans EVERY SINGLE SET OF FANS FROM EVERY LEAGUE IN THE WORLD!you know it,i know it everyone knows it. so get off your're high horse.
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14/09/2009 15:57:00

i'm not on my high horse, i just like the fact that spurs have a dedicated spurs fan at the helm, we don't have a bad squad and our chairman has always put money into our club so i don't really see the need to change it, if we won the league then our fans would have much better satisfaction due to the fact that our rise has been earned not gifted, having said that though i would rather see man city win the league than any off the top 4 sides from last season.
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14/09/2009 16:05:00

I'll take my hat off to the owners, Chairman and Management of the club. Root and branch change both on and off the pitch has seen us become a totally professional outfit. With the backing of the owners, Mark Hughes has been allowed to build a talented, hard working and organised side, with no more dross players. Well done to all at the club for allowing me to dare to hope I might see some silverware in my lifetime!
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