UK time is: 14:01:31
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Crouching Striker, Hidden Talent

Proving once and for all that size doesn't really matter ( but it sure helps !), it looks like Blues are happy with the signing of Greek international striker Georgious Samaras, even though City previously had an opportunity to buy lanky forward Peter Crouch, whose family have strong City connections.

Our web-poll asked:

Should we have signed Crouch instead of Samaras ?


YES: He's a few inches biggerr 36%
NO : Size isn't everything 50%
Don't know: It's all Greek to me 14%


'Rodney' (Trotter) is proving his doubters wrong with his recent Liverpool and England performances and hopefully will knock in a hatfull in Germany.

Samaras however, by his own admission has had a disappointing start to his City career and has promised that City fans will see the best of him next season, and boy do we need it.

Hopefully Big Sam won't do a Cisse and pick up a bad injury during the World Cup and the experience of playing in the world's biggest sporting tournament should sharpen him up and make him a much better and tougher prospect for the next Premier League campaign.

I wonder what a Crouch / Samaras partnership would have been like? We'd need a couple of decent wingers who could cross a ball though..... Oh Shaunie, come back - all is forgiven.

COME ON ENGLAND !


Postscript:

Oooops...well spotted wymbox , I'm getting so carried away with my coverage of Mexico on the Vital Football site, that I completely forgot Greece didn't make it. Anyway, if they had qualified, my article would be spot on ;-)




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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 8 2006

Time: 11:51AM

Your Comments

At 21 Samaras has the potential to go all the way especially after gaining valuable World Cup experience. At 6m he will prove to be a far better buy than Crouch.
alphieblues
'Big Sam' nor Greece are actually in this World Cup !?!!! "Hopefully Big Sam won't do a Cisse and pick up a bad injury during the World Cup and the experience of playing in the world's biggest sporting tournament should sharpen him up and make him a much better and tougher prospect for the next Premier League campaign"
wymbox
Still say you're heading the wrong way after a bright start to Pearce's managerial campaign.
merlin
Only time will tell lads, but i think you've made the right decision.
FEn_100
Crouch is doing very well goal-wise for England at the moment, and that will give him loads of confidence for next season!
richy23
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

City Win Meeting Of Champions (Thursday July 24 2014)

Negredo Undergoes Surgery (Wednesday July 23 2014)

U21 Game Cancelled - Club Statement (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Negredo Replacement Targeted (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Youngster Exits And Youngsters Exit! (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Negredo Busts His Metatarsal (Monday July 21 2014)

City Head Out For US Tour (Monday July 21 2014)

Hearts 1-2 Man City (Saturday July 19 2014)

Toure Pledges To See Out Contract (Friday July 18 2014)

Falcao How? (Friday July 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)

1. Buzz Lightyear 209
2. Bluedub 110
3. fifthcolumnblue 91
4. kennyclementstache 77
5. Skoorb 65
6. citizhun 63
7. Spooks 51
8. BamaEngineer 49
9. rojo2010 42
10. PhillyBlueMoon 41

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Morrison - On the Way Out?
West Ham : 24/07/2014 13:01:00
Liverpool: Rodgers After Value Not Marquee Buys
Liverpool : 24/07/2014 13:00:00
Robertson Transfer War!
West Ham : 24/07/2014 13:00:00
Kouyate Injury Blow
West Ham : 24/07/2014 12:59:00
Carroll Injury- What`s Going On?
West Ham : 24/07/2014 12:58:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Player of the Year?
Suggested By:  Site Staff
David Silva 8%
Pablo Zabaleta 43%
Edin Dzeko 5%
Yaya Toure 44%