UK time is: 08:32:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Lescott Holds His Hands Up



Joleon Lescott looked thoroughly fed up at the end of City's disappointing 2-2 draw on Sunday. To his credit he has accepted responsibility for his part in the Fulham comeback...

'It was probably my fault that Dempsey got a header and that is something I will try to address. We are all professionals and can take criticism. No one was pointing the finger at me in the dressing room but I point the finger at myself because I know I can do better.'

Lescott has certainly had something of a rough ride this season. Adverse publicity over his departure to City from nosediving Everton was swiftly followed by cockney England fans boo-ing him relentlessly at Wembley for coming on as a substitute whilst that great leg-end David Beckham remained benched.

This was swiftly followed by some shocking journalism from hacks such as David Maddocks in the Daily Mirror applauding the goading of the central defender.

Throughout this, he's still striving to forge an understanding with City's defensive unit which has derailed somewhat in the past few fixtures:

'We have the capacity to score goals from all over the pitch but we must also stop conceding at set plays and we have to address that.'

Yet Lescott remains determined to get The Blue sback on a winning keel:

'The best way to get something like what happened on Sunday out of the system is to get a win under the belt and we have the chance to do just that on Wednesday in the cup against Scunthorpe. After that performance on Sunday we just want to get out there as soon as possible and prove that wasn't the real City. We want to win that one and then go into the Birmingham game next Sunday with confidence.'

All power to the lad and here's to us all getting behind him in the coming fixtures.

VMC Video Link: mcfc.co.uk: Lescott Rues Lapses

JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY:

Vital Manchester City was the fastest growing Independent City Website last season and has a membership now standing at over 1800 strong. There's more to come - Be Here Now and join the debates in the VMC Forums as The Blues prepare for Scunthorpe United in The League Cup:






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: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 26 2009

Time: 8:01PM

Your Comments

JB, how did you get away with writing Scunthorpe in full?
Buzz Lightyear
It was the same against Villa, Thats why it surprised me that we are still vunerable to set pieces as Joleon says, we have to address that and quickly. The attackers are doing their bit by scoring, then the defence should do their bit as well.
Buzz Lightyear
Buzz - Scunthorpe types correctly in these front page articles unlike in the forums.
Kevinho
Glad to see Lescott isnt big headed and can accept he has room for improvement. Scunthorpe lost their last game 3-0 I think...
eighthsin
So long as players learn from the mistakes they make then i can live with it - just don't be coming back at Xmas with the same statements.
Thaibluefan
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

Lampard - Aguero Is Right Up There (Thursday November 27 2014)

Pellegrini - We'll Fight Until The End (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Bayern Munich (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Team News: City v Bayern Munich (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Character Pleases Pellegrini (Monday November 24 2014)

The Ped Report...City 2-1 Swansea City (Sunday November 23 2014)

Stats: Man City v Swansea (Saturday November 22 2014)

Team News: City v Swansea City (Friday November 21 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 331
2. Skoorb 267
3. Bluedub 156
4. fifthcolumnblue 142
5. kennyclementstache 121
6. rojo2010 106
7. BamaEngineer 93
8. OziMan 82
9. CITYBOY1000 62
10. ManchestEZ City 56

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 2 - 1 Swansea
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Man City
Man City 1 - 0 Man Utd
West Ham 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 12 10 2 0 +19 32
2. Southampton 12 8 2 2 +18 26
3. Man City 12 7 3 2 +11 24
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 +4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 +4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 +3 18

Breaking League News

Team News: Manchester United v Hull
» Hull City : 29/11/2014 06:00:00
Team News: Swansea City v Palace
» Crystal Palace : 29/11/2014 06:00:00
Merson Predicts A Swansea City Win Though...
» Swansea : 28/11/2014 23:07:00
No Win Prediction Again From Mark Lawrenson
» Swansea : 28/11/2014 21:48:00
Kaikai Also Gets Loan Move
» Crystal Palace : 28/11/2014 21:25:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Kun Goal From The QPR Horror Show?
Suggested By:  The Headshaker Ritual
Agüero 32′ 40%
Agüero 83′ 60%