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Two Of The 'Gig Four' Down. What Now?

Two Of The 'Gig Four' Down. What Now?


Vital Manchester City received the following article from MCFC_Goatboy.

Three games in and we had three wins and no goals conceded. Wait until you play one of the top four people said then we'll see what you're made of. Well now we've played Arsenal at home and the rags away.

We battered Arsenal going 4-1 up before switching off late on and conceding a second. Much has been said about the incidents in the game but I'm not going to discuss the appalling behaviour of the Arsenal fans or Robin Van Persie here. We deservedly won the game and carried on our 100% record.

Wait till you play United people said then we'll see what you're made of. Huh? I thought it was wait till...ah never mind on to the next match...

Fallout from the Arsenal game and the Argentina Brazil game haunted the preparations for the big game. Adebayor out suspended after his public witch hunt...Robinho injured in the Brazil game...Tevez injured in the same game...Santa Cruz still out following his knee op and even derby hero Benjani still out with injury. Fortunately Tevez was passed fit to play (just) so City had to line up without any of the height they had spent so much money recruiting in the summer.

The game swung both ways...United would score City would peg them back and in a great game the final score was 3-3.

Well, that would be the case if the referee was capable of basic timekeeping but deep into 'Fergie' time (5 and a half minutes) after a second half where the medical team worked tremendously hard visiting the pitch on no more than zero occasions Owen robbed the points.

I'm not here to moan about bad timekeeping or bitter Arsenal fans though today. We were told we'd know how good we were after playing the top 4. Well we've played two of them and it has me full of optimism for the season ahead.

Arsenal couldn't cope with us and our under strength team took United all the way to the wire (and past it) on their own ground. I'm disappointed after yesterdays game but optimistic about our prospects for the season.

What do you think of the results so far and about our prospects for the season?

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Writer:MCFC_Goatboy
Date:Monday September 21 2009
Time: 10:11AM

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I could not agree more. We lost. But we did ourselves proud. We move on.
BlueWolfie
21/09/2009 10:19:00
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Funny, I thought we drew 3-3!
fifthcolumnblue
21/09/2009 11:20:00
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Great article Goat - sums up my feelings and like you i'm full of optimism for the season ahead.
Thaibluefan
21/09/2009 12:15:00
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Nice one Goat. Spot on.
Johnny Baguette
21/09/2009 13:17:00
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a good team will bounce straight back after a loss, lets see if we can do the same next week v westham, the press are now rubbing there hands and are saying i told you so, you cant buy a team anyone would think we got beat 10-0 rather than 4-3 and scoring 3 at the swamp is not an easy thing to do, but hey were finished according to most pundits afterall we did lose the game to the odd goal in 7, and there is no consideration to the fact that not many teams go to the swamp and win or even get a point (the refs see to that)
mark.mcfc.wedged
21/09/2009 13:25:00
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Arsenal were also 'understrength' when you sheep played them. United were as bad as you defensively which allowed for such a fantastic game plus you guys had the same amount of extra/injury time as they did so get over that one. It pains me to say it but you do look good. I dont think you'll be top 4 just yet but it doesn't look too far away. Baaaaaa
Zbam
21/09/2009 22:59:00
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What is it with you and sheep Zbam?
Johnny Baguette
22/09/2009 10:11:00
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You really think you threatened or you did anything in that game that we should be afraid of? Because you scored two very fortuitous goals? The real score of that game was 4-1!
ForeverUnited
22/09/2009 17:37:00
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ForeverUnited - You are totally deluded if you think that we didn't gift you 4 goals. By your train of thought the real score of the game was 0-1!
Kevinho
26/09/2009 19:07:00
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