UK time is: 02:06:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

World Cup 2010 Countdown # 6

South African based Manchester City fan, Mariner sent us the following World Cup 2010 Countdown.

From a gloomy Durban with the rain bucketing down and Santana's prospects look similar.

On learning in his Norwegian base camp he was to have three observers watching his every move, Joel Santana reacted violently saying he would not allow them anywhere near the teams hotel training ground or even in the dressing room.

Mutiny? Perhaps for the first time there had appeared a shred of character. Then it transpired although the South African Football Association (SAFA) had announced their appointment in the Newspapers, none of the three wise men had as yet been directly approached.




Not even twenty four hours later Santana obviously fearing he had gone too far and retracted his earlier statement and said that he welcomed the observers as they would be able to see at first hand, the team spirit and general improvement he had inculcated in the team. None of this however has been obvious to the long suffering supporters.

The general team strategy appears to be hold possession for as long as possible, by a series of lateral passes interspersed with the odd back pass-a ploy that tends to take one further away from the opposition goal (precludes strikes on goal). Indeed, in the Norway game the only shot of any significance came from Mphela, who has been responsible for all the four goals scored in the last eight games.

As for Norway? No great shakes I'm afraid as they always looked the more likely to score and should have won by more than the single goal.

Now for the might of Iceland and a possible Brazilian farewell for Joel.

Opinion here is a little mixed with about eighty percent saying he should be fired immediately with the other twenty per cent obviously wanting him out, but under the surface many are worried that we are now too close to the actual event to risk a new coach.

A follow up report will be sent after Wednesday's game

World Cup 2010 Countdown # 5 can be found
here.

Bookmark and Share






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Mariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 13 2009

Time: 2:25PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I watched 'District 9' recently - that seemed like what we are heading for next year, from your reports LOL
BlueWolfie
Report Abuse
13/10/2009 18:51:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Pellegrini Talks Tottenham Win (Monday May 4 2015)

Hart Talks Tottenham (Monday May 4 2015)

Tottenham v City - Team News (Friday May 1 2015)

Vieira Exit Talks (Friday May 1 2015)

Interest In Souttar (Friday May 1 2015)

Mangala To Support Aguero (Thursday April 30 2015)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Spurs 0 - 1 Man City
Man City 3 - 2 Aston Villa
Man City 2 - 0 West Ham
Man Utd 4 - 2 Man City
Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 3 - 0 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 35 25 8 2 +42 83
2. Man City 35 21 7 7 +35 70
3. Arsenal 34 21 7 6 +33 70
4. Man Utd 35 19 8 8 +24 65
5. Liverpool 35 18 7 10 +11 61
6. Spurs 35 17 7 11 +5 58
7. Southampton 35 17 6 12 +20 57

Breaking League News

Olsson - I Was A Bit Slow
WBA : 04/05/2015 22:43:00
Pulis On Contracts amp; Summer Plans
WBA : 04/05/2015 22:38:01
Pulis On Manchester United Win
WBA : 04/05/2015 22:28:01
Davis amp; Clyne Talk Sunderland
Southampton : 04/05/2015 22:09:00
It's Happened Agaaaaaaiiiinnnn
Arsenal : 04/05/2015 22:05:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Tottenham v City
Suggested By:  VMC Admin
City win 72%
Tottenham win 28%
Draw 0%