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City's Season And The Story So Far

City's Season And The Story So Far

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!

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Date:Friday October 9 2009
Time: 7:11PM


You've spoken some sense there Wolfie and even have the recent stats to back it up - Just because we should beat the lesser teams and pick up maximum points doesn't mean that you will do all of the time and we haven't done this consistently in the past which has been one of our major failings. Some people must be hard to please if they think that we should have more points on the board as we have a game in hand, were robbed in typical fashion at the swamp and the only other points dropped were in Monday nights draw at Villa park where we more than held our own despite not being anywhere near our best.
09/10/2009 19:19:00
Good article BW - it wasn't that long ago we were debating could we finish 5th or 6th this season. No pleasing some members.
10/10/2009 00:43:00
Right on the money BW. We've had plenty of ups so far so it's only natural that theres going to be a few downs as well so as you said we need too not get too carried away. Where we might do better than we have in previous years is the finish to the season. Because we now have more depth we can potetially finish alot better this year than we have in previous years.
14/10/2009 08:18:00
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