Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

City defence needs more depth

City defence needs more depth

City still need to strengthen the defence and midfield according to our recent poll. We asked:

What position do City still need to strengthen?


Defence 48%

Midfield 43%

Goalkeeper 5%

Attack 4%


It seems that midfield, for so long the biggest area of concern has been stiffened up with the arrival of Dabo and Hamman, and the welcome news that Barton has at long last signed up for another 4 years, although 43% of you still think it is a priority for City to strengthen.

However, 48% thought that it is now the defence that is top priority, no doubt fuelled by Distin's persistent stalling over a new contract and a bidding war for his services already underway.

It looks likely now that City will get an offer of around �5m, which could be enough for Pearce let him leave. Distin is entering the last 12 months of his current deal and it is City's last chance to cash in on him. His departure would leave a sizeable gap in the squad although Richards and Onuoha do have the quality to step into his boots.

Personally, I'm surprised Danny Mills is still around, having been told at the end of last season he is surplus to requirements - let's hope Villa can sort themselves out quickly and sign him up.




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

Writer:
Date:Saturday July 29 2006
Time: 1:10PM

Comments

0
With Dunne, Jordan, Onhua, Richards, Sun Jihal, Danny Mills and Martin Mills I think there is sufficient defensive cover if a substantial offer materialises for Distin.
alphieblues
29/07/2006 17:10:00
0
Not too sure about that Alphie, I think we'd need a quality centre half if Distin were to go. I don't think we'd get a full season out of Danny Mills and Sun Jihai, so cover looks thinnish. B.T.W, I think you mean Matthew Mills
bluetone
30/07/2006 07:31:00
0
How much are u lot looking to get for Distin?
Villa1982
30/07/2006 20:57:00
0
Looks like it'll be around £4m if rumours about Pompey to be believed. Hopefully 'Boro or Newcastle will come up with bigger bids. Shame to see him go as he's been a good servant to City, but as we all know, these days it's all about money
bluetone
30/07/2006 23:06:00
0
I feel the same with most of the villa players. All of our players are currently for sale and any bid that comes in is most likely to be accepted.
Villa1982
30/07/2006 23:57:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Stats: Manchester City v Feyenoord

All the stats from Manchester City (1) vs (0) Feyenoord, The Etihad Stadium, 21/11/17 19h45 GMT Att: 43,548

Manchester City v Feyenoord - Match Preview

City are back in Champions League action this week as they face Feyenoord at the Etihad stadium.

The Ped Report Leicester City 0-2 City

City Stroll On

Stats: Leicester City v Manchester City

All the stats from Leicester City (0) vs (2) Manchester City, The King Power Stadium, 18/11/17 15h00 GMT Att: 31,908

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should City Go Full Strength In The Ukraine Before The Stretfords?
Suggested By: Brian Horton
Yes0%
No100%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear478
2.Johnny Baguette228
3.Skoorb189
4.Rising189
5.Colin Is The King128
6.BamaEngineer108
7.johnkelv103
8.Bluedub96
9.kennyclementstache53
10.OziMan41
Vital Football Comment