Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Crouching Striker, Hidden Talent

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 ;-)


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday June 8 2006
Time: 11:51AM

Comments

0
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
08/06/2006 12:33:00
0
'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
08/06/2006 13:43:00
0
Still say you're heading the wrong way after a bright start to Pearce's managerial campaign.
merlin
08/06/2006 14:42:00
0
Only time will tell lads, but i think you've made the right decision.
FEn_100
10/06/2006 14:41:00
0
Crouch is doing very well goal-wise for England at the moment, and that will give him loads of confidence for next season!
richy23
19/06/2006 10:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Manchester City Walking Wounded - Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Manchester City and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

Andre Marriner Takes Charge Of Arsenal v Man City

The Premier League has chosen Andre Marriner to officiate Sunday's game between Arsenal v Manchester City.

Arsenal v Man City Live Streams & Global TV Coverage

Thankfully, the international break is over and done with so now we can concentrate on the Premier League and the small and mouth-watering matter of playing Arsenal.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many goals, if any will City score against Arsenal on Sunday?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more19%
Four18%
Three36%
Two9%
One18%
City won't score0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Apr 2 2017 4:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 5:30PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 12:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
FA Cup

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear718
2.Johnny Baguette610
3.Skoorb366
4.Rising156
5.kennyclementstache147
6.johnkelv131
7.Tudor125
8.Colin Is The King106
9.citizhun82
10.Bluedub81
Vital Football Comment