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With the World Cup rapidly heading for the Final and more and more players heading home or on holiday the gossip which has beset the Club throughout the summer so far is either coming to fruition or falling by the wayside.

The signings so far look to be a step up in class and I'm sure that Toure Yaya, Silva & Boateng will all make exceptional contributions to next season. Could Toure be the reincarnation of that marvellous No.23 Marc Vivien Foe? Many of us will remember with a great fondness that season that Foe played for City. His rampaging runs from box-to-box (in three steps it looked like) his goals from midfield, his defending from corners, his attacking from corners at the other end.

I for one have missed that type of player at City since 2003. Toure Yaya could be this man.

Boateng will add some extra dimension to the back line. England were supposed to tsrget him im the World Cup but the scoreline told the story.

Silva has always been quality. I recall seeing him play against Malaga for Eibar one year when he was very young and he looked a handful then.

Then I see a disturbing story. . . Tevez for Ibrahimovic? In Tevez we have an all-action hero who scores goals for fun. Ibra for me is a bit lazy, over-rated and probably not suited to the Premier League. I wouldn't like to see the introduction of a Silva-Johnson axis simply to provide crosses for him to try to head in. I'm sure that Tevez wouldn't want to go to Barcelona and return to the duties he despised at a stadium just outside Manchester. I'm sure I speak for us all in as much as that I want him to be part of what City is doing and there when that piece of silverware hits the trophy cabinet.

It's good to see Given getting nervous about Joe Hart. Joe came on in leaps and bounds last season and as we know was unlucky not to have the opportunity of saving the shot that has cost Green his international future. I think we'll see Joe get the shirt at some point this season.

I've said on a hundred occasions that I wouldn't let Nedum leave us, nor Bellamy. Craig will definitely come back and haunt us (unless he ends up at Cardiff) but I for one would prefer him to stay at City.

I hope things work out well for Bojinov in Italy. The lad deserves a break that does not leave him out of action fo 12 months. We didn't really get the chance to see what he can do, but it is traditional for us to wish our leavers well.

It's all gaining some sort of momentum now. I just hope Messrs Mancini Kidd & Platt can get us playing as a unit from day one. Tevez says in one of today's papers that Argentina did not play as a team in the World Cup and I think we all though that will Brazil being ushered to the exit Tevez & Co looked good enough to win it, but it does show if you don't pull together it doesn't alwats go right and I think there were a number of matches last season where we played like that. Indeed I would go as far as to say that that is the reason that Lampard & Gerrard don't gel for England. Stevie G is a team player wheras as Frank plays for Frank. Why pass to someone unmarked on the 6-yard line when you can shoot into the crowd from 35 yards?

The Dzeko situation is still not resolved and could be shortly. How good would that be?

We have to watch out for who goes though. There are bound to be some favourites heading for first team football elsewhere. SWP & Ireland have been mentioned alongside Nedum & Richards. I don't like to see our home-grown crown jewels heading for pastures new but they do need to grasp the nettle and show their true value at a time when it has become simpler for us to buy the finished article.

I'm sure we are watching with bated breath!




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Date:Monday July 5 2010

Time: 10:00AM

Your Comments

Brilliant article Ped, particularly like the comparison of Yaya to Foe, exactly the same type of player.
Bluedub
Good article Pedmachine. There isn't anything in the above which I could disagree with.
Tudor
Good article - I like you would like us to keep Nedum and Craig but do not mind losing Micah or RSC. I think Stevie might go because he seems to have a bit of strange approach but hope we keep SWP as a squad player as some of his most effective contributions have come from the bench. We definitely do need another left back and striker - the guy from Lazio and possibly Dzeko - which seems more likely now that Wolsburg are about to shell out for Kjear.
Wswilly3
"Stevie G is a team player wheras as Frank plays for Frank. Why pass to someone unmarked on the 6-yard line when you can shoot into the crowd from 35 yards?". Into the crowd is slightly exaggerated no? Perhaps because he has scored 20 odd goals a season and has helped his club to win the premiership several times? I think Frank also has a little number of assists under his belt too if you care to check. You numpty. Baaaaa baaaaa!!! :P
Zbam
baaaaaa baaaaaaa ? Zbam appears to think Manchester is in Wales. How many of super franks goals were pens ?
tublu
There you go bleating again Zbam, may I suggest you seek professional help for your condition.
bluedub
tublu- thats the noise sheep make. Wales??! He scored 3 pens. Bluedub - I'll look into it.
Zbam
Zbam The statistics don't tell the full story. You could play ME at the tip of the cosmopolitan Chelski diamond and I'd score a couple! In 10 years from now people will wonder why on earth one of the most naturally gifted footballers of a generation Steven Gerrard was continually compromised at International level to accomodate Frank Lampard.
Spooks
Doubtful ******s but you have to wonder why he gets into the England team all the time under so many good managers and how he still gets a starting spot at Chelsea again through so many great managers? Perhaps you know something trained, experienced and professional coaches dont? Honestly, I'm not about to start another Lampard/Gerrard debate. They're both fantastic players. Nuff said. I'm not English either so I couldn't care less how your national team plays. I just hope Lampard still does it for Chelsea :)
Zbam
Cant say S P O O K S??
Zbam
Spot on with your assessments. Great read ped
Eighthsin
Lampard is a great player for Chelsea, no arguments there. But it's a simple fact that he and Gerrard try to do the same things, and they cannot both be accomodated in the same team, simples. For me, I would have Gerrard over Lampard in the England squad every time as he closes down the opposition more, can supply the killer pass and can score himself.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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