Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

VMC's Some Might Say: Newcastle Tough-Out

VMC's Some Might Say: Newcastle Tough-Out



Post Match Reaction to City's gruelling 2-1 win over Newcastle from the Eastlands movers and shakers and the VMC Forum history makers...

Brian Kidd:

'If you want to be in contention to win the Premier League you've got to be able to play, fight and dig results out and win ugly...All credit to Newcastle who I though were terrific today. We weren't really at the races in the first half, but the players all knew that and their response after the break was terrific...I think three games in a week took their toll somewhat, but top teams have to cope with that and occasionally you will get performances that look a little lacklustre, but the best teams respond and dig results out, which is what we did today.'

As we go into the international break, The Citizens' second in command looked at the bigger picture as Mario Balotelli, Aleksander Kolarov and numerous other City stars move closer to returning to full fitness:

'We've gone second in the table and while the game might not have been for the purist, it was pleasing that we stuck at it and came away with three points. We've got a lot of substance in the squad now and after today's performance, I know this team have a real chance this season...When you look at our bench, it's only going to get stronger in the next few weeks so when everyone is fit, we've players in all positions who can change a game. I think the boss deserves great credit today because he changed things around a few times and then brings on Adam who comes up with the winner.'

Chris Hughton:

'The news is not good on Ben Arfa. It seems as if he's got a broken leg. When something like that happens and then to have some incredible decisions go against us, it's hard to take...We came here knowing it is going to be hard enough, but two horrendous decisions went against us...My first view was that Mike Williamson played the ball and that the initial contact is outside the penalty box...'

And of Martin Atkinson's other decision:

'We've already seen it. Lescott loses his footing and of course - absolute penalty.'

snowleopard:

'Well the mark of true champions is winning even when you're playing crap! Based on this we have to win the PL!!'

robinwho?:

'Not very convincing but great 3 points and 2nd place above the rags can't be bad!'

eighthsin:

'Poor performance and lucky with the penalties. Fullbacks contributed to most of our defensive frailties. ..However, we still won despite looking dodgy. 3 points and second in the league. Get in!'

Blue ponderer:

'Thank god for that! The only ggod thing about this performance is that we won on a bad day with alittle help from the ref...'


Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview



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

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday October 3 2010
Time: 5:36PM

Comments

0
Great result considering we were crap. We were boring to watch - again. The biggest under performer today was mancini, three defensive midfielders at home especially against newcastle is stupid. Messiyaya is our "attacking" midfielder, yet hes slow, cant beat a man and can dictate play. This no critism to him, because he is a defensive midfielder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why does mancini commit such mismangement? Till jonhson came on, abebadbuyor partnered tevez, milner went centre midfield and silva went wondering, we looked like a team worth 200million. Its not accepptable watching a team that has no shots on target and no entertainment value. Todays win is just papering the cracks. I hope city play with more attackers at home in the future.
Sheikh Mansour
03/10/2010 18:20:00
0
SM - I agree with the sentiment of your post in that we need to be more adventurous in our attacking play, especially at home. However, Yaya Toure is not exclusively a defensive midfielder, have a look at some footage of him playing for Monaco, where he played in amore advanced role than he did for Barca. Admittedly he wasn't at the races today, but the same can be said for the majority of the team.
bluedub
03/10/2010 20:35:00
0
Not pretty but I will take the three points and move on ....
Doody
03/10/2010 23:53:00
0
Sheik why dont you just sack the manager it you're not happy with the appointment? You can also buy each player a new phone so you can manage the team from your armchair your highness lol.
me_innit
04/10/2010 00:22:00
0
They all get found out sooner or later, talking about we looked like 200 million, keep it coming. We didn't play our best but still got the result with a wonder AJ strike who came on as an impact sub, job done, congrats to the manager and the team, we can only get better.
me_innit
04/10/2010 00:27:00
0
When Adebayor and Johnson came on we had 5 attackers (Tevez, Ade, Johnson, Silva and Milner). Who says we are too cautious? I think a lot of Mancini's detractors are guilty of impatience - the man has himself come out and said that we will not see the real Manchester City until he has his first choice full backs and Balotelli back in action. Then I'm sure all of the "we're boring" brigade will happily eat their words.
fifthcolumnblue
04/10/2010 09:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Leicester 4 Manchester City 2 - Johnny On The Spot

Lost In Space again...

(Video) Blues Left Outraged & Humiliated By Leicester Defeat

Like most of us Manchester City supporters yesterday's Premier League matchday began, similar to many others. The day however ended on a sour note with Blues feeling outraged..

Stats: Leicester City v Manchester City

All the stats from Leicester City (4) vs (2) Manchester City, The King Power Stadium, 10/12/16 17h30 GMT Att: 31, 966

(7 Day Video Catch Up) Latest Man City News

Pep Guardiola has confirmed he will still consider Yaya Toure for Saturday's clash with Leicester despite the Ivorian's drink driving charge.

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)

City's performance, out of minus five against Leicester City?
Suggested By: Tudor
Plus two1%
Plus one0%
Zero0%
Minus one0%
Minus two11%
Minus three11%
Minus four11%
Minus FIVE!66%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Arsenal 15 10 4 1 34 21
2 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 15 9 3 3 30 13
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 Watford 15 6 3 6 21 -5
8 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
9 Everton 15 5 5 5 20 0
10 Stoke 15 5 4 6 19 -5
11 AFC Bournemouth 15 5 3 7 18 -4
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Burnley 15 5 2 8 17 -10
14 Leicester City 15 4 4 7 16 -5
15 Crystal Palace 15 4 3 8 15 -2
16 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
17 Swansea 15 3 3 9 12 -12
18 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
19 Hull City 15 3 3 9 12 -18
20 Sunderland 15 3 2 10 11 -13
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 18 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 5:15PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 5:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 15 2017 1:30PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear400
2.Skoorb272
3.Johnny Baguette222
4.Bluedub111
5.Colin Is The King101
6.Tudor81
7.Rising75
8.johnkelv47
9.OziMan44
10.kennyclementstache30
Write for Vital Football