Date:Friday October 9 2009
VMC regular contributor, BlueWolfie sent us the following article.
A couple of days ago I posed the question via the Vital Manchester City forums as to how everyone was viewing the progress of our club so far. It was a simple enough question...
About what I expected?
Before the start of the season we discussed - incessantly, how we would fare, would the squad gel, was Hughes the right man, transfers in other teams and the effect of, etc, and so on.
At the time of scribing this article, there had been 24 votes cast...
Better - 15
Expected - 6
Worse - 3
Yeah, that's right, three votes for worse than expected. Let's put that into context shall we?
2005/06 season after 7 games: 11pts - out of cup
2006/07 season after 7 games: 6pts - out of cup
2007/08 season after 7 games: 12pts - still in cup
2008/09 season after 7 games: 10pts - out of cup
This season after 7 games: 16pts - still in cup
We have dropped a total of five points while Chelsea has dropped three, Manchester United five, Arsenal six, and Liverpool seven. Now, to me, that is pretty damn good considering we have played Arsenal, Rags and Villa.
Maybe some people - and yes, I know the poll wasn't scientific to the tune of at least 12% of all fans (that's 5,400 in the stadium on any given home match day), reckon City should have either dropped less points and be either second or even first, and as such are not happy so far.
For those of you out there that fall into that category, maybe you need to step back a little and see what we have accomplished in such a short space of time? The media have compared us to what happened at Chelsea, but they were far better off reference league position than we were when the investment arrived.
Try not to (and I include myself in this) get too carried away with everything. It is a long hard season, and anything could happen. But there is a big difference in believing that City can accomplish the impossible and having faith in it, and expecting them to achieve it.
We are heading in the right direction - simples!
Date:Friday October 9 2009
De Bruyne And Ramos? (Monday December 22 2014)
Silva - Pressure On Chelsea (Monday December 22 2014)
City Win As Anticipated (Monday December 22 2014)
The Ped Report.. City 3-0 Crystal Palace (Sunday December 21 2014)
Pellegrini Had No Crystal Palace Doubts (Saturday December 20 2014)
Stats: Manchester City v Crystal Palace (Saturday December 20 2014)
Team Line-Ups: Manchester City v Crystal Palace (Saturday December 20 2014)
Team News: City v Crystal Palace (Friday December 19 2014)
Pellegrini Confident Milner Will Stay (Friday December 19 2014)
Hart Signs New Contract At Manchester City (Friday December 19 2014)
|8.||Colin Is The King||86|
|Man City||3||-||0||Crystal Palace|
|Leicester City||0||-||1||Man City|
|2. Man City||17||12||3||2||+22||39|
|3. Man Utd||17||9||5||3||+12||32|
|4. West Ham||17||9||4||4||+10||31|
|Champions elect Chelsea ease to Stoke victory
» Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:15:00
» Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:13:00
|Swansea Hope To Welcome Back First Team Stars vs V
» Swansea : 22/12/2014 22:54:00
|Liverpool: Hyppia Resigns From Seagulls
» Liverpool : 22/12/2014 22:43:00
|Morrison - We Need Everyone Over Christmas
» WBA : 22/12/2014 21:01:00