UK time is: 06:13:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Latest Update from South Africa (07/06/10)

Manchester City supporter, Mariner aka Mike who lives in South Africa sent Vital Man City the very latest World Cup update.

England take on local Premier League team Platinum Stars tonight in a last 'friendly' game. Apparently Capello has said that every member of the squad will get at least forty five minutes on the pitch but am not sure if this includes Gareth Barry, although he has been in full training.

Far from regarding this as a friendly, Stars are putting out their full strength team and have vowed to get stuck in - injuries we do not need at this stage.



Latest on the Benni McCarthy dropping is that he and one of the goalkeepers were caught entertaining a young lady in their hotel room and were promptly cut from the final team. Be that as it may he was never fit enough either.

I mentioned the potential electricity workers strike in my last message, and the latest today is essential industry or not, they are going to arbitration and if not settled by the end of the week they may still embark on strike action. Probably not related, but we had a blackout last night covering a large section of Durban.

Manchester City FC has quite a large presence here now, along with their three English players we have Tevez. Boateng, De Jong and possibly Weiss as well?

In my last mail but cut out (don't know if the VMC editor obliterated the reference to the USA) was the fact that my youth was blighted by a certain result from Belo Horizonte and a goal scored by Eddie Gaetjens in 1950. Please no repetition in our first game, although they played ominously well in beating Australia 3-1.

More South Africa World Cup updates as soon as I have.

Mariner






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:Monday June 7 2010

Time: 2:26PM

Your Comments

Once again Mariner - thanks for the update mate.
Thaibluefan
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

Pellegrini Had No Crystal Palace Doubts (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: 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)

City v Crystal Palace - How Will It Go? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Sagna Will Fill In If Needed (Thursday December 18 2014)

Aguero's Chelsea Hope (Thursday December 18 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)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 16 12 3 1 +23 39
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
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 +15 29
6. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27
7. Arsenal 16 7 5 4 +9 26

Breaking League News

Harry Hails Hatrick Hero
» Q.P.R. : 20/12/2014 23:12:00
» Swansea : 20/12/2014 21:40:00
Bruce: We're Missing Our Big Players
» Swansea : 20/12/2014 21:29:00
Wholesale Team Changes Pay Off For Monk
» Swansea : 20/12/2014 21:23:00
Awesome Austin Blitzes Baggies
» Q.P.R. : 20/12/2014 21:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Barca-City Goal Against Palace?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Silva 49′ 34%
Silva 61′ 33%
Touré 81′ 33%