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Third A Distinct Possibility

Manchester City gave themselves a real chance of Champions League football next season following their 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers last night.

City pulled further away from their nearest rivals Tottenham and now boast a decent four point gap having both teams played 33 games. On the other hand City has a game in hand over Arsenal but lag five points behind. The question of course is, 'can MCFC bridge the gap?'

The run in:

Manchester City

Sunday 1 May
Man City v West Ham

Saturday 7 May
Everton v Man City

Tuesday 10 May
Man City v Tottenham

Tuesday 17 May
Man City v Stoke

Sunday 22 May
Bolton v Man City


Sunday 1 May 2011
Arsenal v Man Utd

Sunday 8 May
Stoke v Arsenal

Sunday 15 May
Arsenal v Aston Villa

Sunday 22 May
Fulham v Arsenal


Saturday 30 April
Chelsea v Tottenham

Saturday 7 May
Tottenham v Blackpool

Tuesday 10 May
Man City v Tottenham

Sunday 15 May
Liverpool v Tottenham

Sunday 22 May
Tottenham v Birmingham

Who if any has the easiest run-in?

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Writer: danielqpr Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday April 26 2011

Time: 9:39AM

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I really think we can catch Arsenal up. If the Rags beat the Gooners and we beat both West Ham and Everton then its 'game on'.
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26/04/2011 10:01:00

Let's just concentrate on consolidating 4th - anything more than that would be a bonus as far as I'm concerned. Must admit that City being City, I'd prefer us to finish 3rd so we don't have to go through the terror of the qualifiers! :/
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26/04/2011 10:15:00

it is a possibility but it's obviously out of our control if they beat Man Utd and a couple of their other games
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26/04/2011 10:15:00

Nothing can be ruled in or ruled out, but Arsenal look to have lost belief and key players have let them down from superb positions. If they cannot galvanise themselves and end up losing to the rags, then I can see them caving in further. City are moving with spirit in the opposite direction. Mancini clearly has the team well focused. Heads down, keep getting the job done and see where it takes us.
Johnny Baguette
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26/04/2011 10:25:00

Come on, we are only ever a draw or defeat away from Spuds being right back in the mix. Last season they pulled a rabbit out of the hat by beating us, Arsenal, Chelsea and United all within the last 8 games. We should keep our heads down and make sure we are clear in 4th for when 'Arry's hot and cold cockernees come to town.
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26/04/2011 10:56:00

The luxury, if you can call it that, they we have is that we are comfortably clear of Liverpool right now. Spurs have to battle with keeping their focus so they don't get caught and making sure they play in Europe next season while also listening to rumors that their manager is gone over the summer, and the possibility that he will poach half the squad wherever he ends up.
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26/04/2011 13:09:00

This weekend can be a good one for us. Chelsea beat Spuds, Stretford beat Arsenal and we beat West Ham. End result? Seven point clear of Spuds, two behind Arsenal with a game in hand. And that's only concentrating on the next match!
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26/04/2011 14:01:00

I'll take that ped - but don't forget we are CITY and it wouldn't surprise me if all of those results were reversed.
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