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Typical City?

BlueWolfie sent Vital Manchester City the following article.

Let's face facts. The performance against Fulham was bad, so bad in fact it took forever to equalize when faced with what essentially amounted to nothing more than a Fulham B-team.

Sure, their goal in the first half was something to gaze upon and marvel but for the other 89 minutes (plus extra time), it was, as one poster described it, 'typical City of old'.

Now, obviously that game on Sunday against Trafford United effected the players immensely - how could it not have done? And had there have been no Cup game, we'd have entered the match against the Hammers, more than likely as we did with Fulham, and we'd have lost.

However, let me go back to the 'typical City of old'. There is not a club in the land, any land for that matter that has/is going through what City are going through. When the media say City can hand over blank cheques, they literally mean it. Our owner has around (give or take a dollar here or there) $35billion to his name, and his company has $1trillion. They have come and they have spent, and in all likelihood, will spend vast amounts in the years to come.

Our team, and the infrastructure has changed beyond recognition, and not just that, but there is a sense amongst the club and the fans that we can accomplish what was always deemed to be impossible. Until Wednesday night, that is.

I suspect that deep down, although we want to win things (and in so doing, rub Taggart's face in it, because that's always a nice thing to do), we still carry that fear that City will always be, well, City. Yes, we should not be thinking this way but after decades of mediocrity (and far worse), it is a difficult thing to rid oneself of entirely, as was evident during and after the Cup game.

It was not 'typical City' - even though it looked like it - it was just a bad performance, and nothing more. Come Monday night, Wednesday will be forgotten when we entertain Zola and Co., so just keep reminding yourself that we are City - Super City and we will very shortly be winning things, and rubbing it not just in Taggart's face, but everyone's.

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Writer: BlueWolfie  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday September 24 2009

Time: 4:06PM

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I was just about to disagree with the whole thing, until I finished reading. Another great article by Wolfie, I'm looking forward to more in the future.
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24/09/2009 16:13:00

it was always going to be an anticlimax to the derby but we got the job done, in many ways it was like typical city but on the other hand typical city would of lost! it was just a poor performance not helped by our lack of height upfront
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24/09/2009 16:27:00

I wouldn't even call it a bad performance. City thoroughly dominated the game in all aspects. Stockdale made some good saves, and Baird and Smalling made some key blocks, otherwise it could've been a slaughter. Tactically, Hodgson is one of the best and set up the squad with one goal in mind - try to win a match (in a competition we have no hope of eventually winning, I might add) via PKs without using any of the 1st team. It almost worked. In truth, we didn't deserve to win the match. You did, and... you did. Congrats.
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24/09/2009 16:29:00

Cheers umm... 'KGB', LOL. And thanks DL (loved them books by the way).
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24/09/2009 17:00:00

Not even sure it was such a bad performance BW. "5 goal attempts by City against 5 by Fulham? that's 5-1 against, and they did pack their defense and midfield!. Their players, being mostly squad members will have had a lot more to prove than ours too, so I agree, it wasn't "Typical City", it was just "totally drained" City instead.
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24/09/2009 22:28:00

A typical city would have lost this match. Things are changing, everything wont happen over night
enzo city
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24/09/2009 22:32:00

Definitely one we would have lost last season.
Johnny Baguette
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25/09/2009 08:24:00

We'd have absolutely hammered them if Adebayor was playing as we kept hitting crosses in the box with only small targets to aim for. We weren't great but were sluggish to start with and improved as the game wore on and lets face it Fulham came to stick everybody behind the ball. We were also likely to be physically and mentally jaded after the efforts of Sunday afternoon.
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25/09/2009 19:44:00

Was also about to say "Typical City would have been a dreary loss" but someone beat me too it!
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25/09/2009 22:30:00


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