Date:Wednesday April 28 2010
Vital Manchester City received the following for VMC regular, Bundo.
We are never short of drama here at Manchester City are we? We look like we could quietly walk into the top four spot and jog home, while maybe scoring the odd goal here or there and get Champions League football next season, then two games later and one point picked up from a possible 6...and Tottenham and Villa decided they want to get into a bit of form and we've dropped down to sixth place!
I know there's nothing wrong with a big of drama at the end of the season and I'm sure the neutrals are in their element watching this compelling race for fourth place - but each day I'm getting more and more terrified to turn on my television. Although I love to be greeted by the very talented Georgie Thompson - she doesn't half put a downer on my day;
'...and Aston Villa have picked up points to move into fifth place above Manchester City' - greeeeat! '...and a 0-0 score is how it ended at the Emirates as City fail to capitalise on their 'neighbours' win against Tottenham this weekend' - greeeeeat! '...and shot stopper Shay Given has been carted off to hospital with a dislocated shoulder!'...fantastic!
'...With 4 keepers on the books at the moment, City's medical team are having a torrid time with three of them side-lined and just one left - Gunnar Nielsen.' - Oh lovely. '...Gunnar Neilson has never played a Premier League game' - top bananas! 'Gunnar Nielsen last played for Wrexham in the Conference' - delightful! 'Gunnar Nielsen looks like a cross between Rob Green and Nicky Weaver' - handsome!
I really do find myself sat in a cold living room in the morning with the curtains open and a bowl of Weetabix on my lap, just scooping up the milk soaked biscuit in silence! No television - no radio - nothing! I didn't want to hear any more - I felt like I was a curse. And then I heard the one noise I did not want to hear; The Facebook 'pop' of chat! Yes, my lovely friend had decided to connect me back to the wonderful life of Manchester City (how did I stay away for so long) and the drama this week has brought us.
First of all this jolly old chat with my dear and close friend went from a 'Hello, how is the family?' to 'Do you know that City have asked the Premier League if they can loan an emergency keeper for the remaining weeks of the season as they only have one keeper fit after the injury to Shay Given against Arsenal this weekend?'...'No Frank, I did not'.
So I couldn't handle it - on went the television - on went the voice of Georgie Thompson - and on went the drama! 'Sky sources say City will be given the 'green light' to loan a goal keeper' - and we all know how reliable Sky sources are (is Flamini on the books at City yet by the way?)...'City is in talks with Birmingham over a possible move to bring back Joe Hart!' - This Bundo likes!
'City is in talks with Sunderland to bring the mediocre team's third choice keeper to the club - who let in seven goals earlier this season in one game!' - Fantastic! 'City is not allowed to move for Joe Hart they have been told'...'Marton Fulop has joined Manchester City.'
So, the apparent richest team in the world have signed … Marton Fulop from Sunderland - that gave the back-pages something to get their teeth into! '`ve watched him a few times myself and he's not too shabby. Don't get me wrong - he's no Shay Given but he will do for now.
Although I would have preferred Hart, Fulop's quotes about City already had me considering getting his name on the back of my shirt … I use the word considering loosely! He told Sky News the following statement:
'This is an enormous honour for me that my name has been linked with a club which has such a great history.'
Such a lovely man! I`m sure he'll be 'Hungary' for success, or will he be already 'Fulop'! Is he 'Gunnar' play - or will Nielsen? It'll be one of them - that's a 'Given'.
So we'll stick one or the other in between the sticks this upcoming fixture against Aston Villa! Wait a second...Aston Villa? I thought I could finish this article now on the drama of this week, however I must now continue.
Aston Villa. I am going to type down in a moment a name of a man and I would like you to think if it rings any bells; Richard Dunne. Yes boys and girls, he returns, Richard Dunne will be coming back to the City Of Manchester Stadium this weekend. The prodigal son will come to a wonderful welcome - and for all he's Dunne for City in the past he will be welcomed into our hearts once again for this game … the same however cannot be said for another player to face his ex-team; Gareth Barry.
Our midfielder has had a funny old season with every City fan having their own opinion on him, however I have a feeling this weekend we will all love him more, as in the summer we snatched him from Villa (when they didn't want us to) and the fans ever since haven't been...erm...too fond of him to say the least as we last met they waved money in his face saying he had moved for the money...we don't even have that much money do we?
Both ex-captains of their ex-teams will clash this weekend then as the top four contenders battle it out in an almighty clash! Phew - drama over? Well, I could always go on about The Sun's article on SWP, Bridge, Adebayor and Ireland to be sold in the summer with Torres coming here. Or the Rafa Benitez rumours, or the Bellamy bust ups. Tevez's possible leaving or of course there are always the Mancini/ Mourinho rumours on-going.
Oh how it's good to be Blue!
Bundo, over and out.
Date:Wednesday April 28 2010
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