UK time is: 01:01:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Hodgson: City Still Making Progress

Ahead of tonight's important clash at The Etihad Stadium, shrewd West Brom gaffer Roy Hodgson states his belief that City are still on course for higher heights...

Statistically, City are on an undeniably upward curve under Roberto Mancini, yet it's interesting to hear the view of the man who on Boxing Day this season became the first Premier League manager to find a way to frustrate Mancio's previously marauding Citizens. Hodgson brings his side to town tonight with The Blues eager to pull out of a wretched run of stuttering form.

The West Brom manager isn't daft and having underlined the financial reasoning behind why Carlos Tévez is being selected again at City he rationally summed up City's progress this season:

'City have done very well. Unfortunately for Roberto, there is some negativity surrounding them because they have not been able to keep the championship race going down to the wire...We were all hoping for a last-ditch battle between United and City to see who wins the championship.

'As a result City, who have made it such a fascinating battle and made life so hard for them, they are now not receiving the praise they deserve for keeping the fighting going for as long as they have.

'It doesn't matter whether you have a lot or money or no money to spend. You have still got to do the best job you can do with the players at your disposal. This year Manchester City have had a successful season because they look like finishing second in the Premier League.

'...Any team who does that has had a good season.'


UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester
TONIGHT 19:45 WBA, The Etihad, PL
14 Apr 12:45 Norwich, Carrow Road, PL
22 Apr 16:00 Wolves, Molineux, PL
30 Apr 20:00 The rags, The Etihad, PL
6 May 14:00 Newcastle, St James' Park, PL
13 May 15:00 QPR, The Etihad, PL




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: Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 11 2012

Time: 9:35AM

Your Comments

Careful Woy, the doomsdayers and naysayers will have your head on a pike for speaking fairly about City.
Bluedub
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Ped Report...City 2-1 Swansea City (Sunday November 23 2014)

Stats: Man City v Swansea (Saturday November 22 2014)

Team News: City v Swansea City (Friday November 21 2014)

Pellegrini Sets New Year Target (Friday November 21 2014)

Kompany Boost For City (Thursday November 20 2014)

Fernando Expects Chelsea Slip (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Frustrated Sinclair Just Wants To Play (Wednesday November 19 2014)

French Interest In Guidetti? (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Nastasic Out, Messi In? (Tuesday November 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. Johnny Baguette 250
2. Skoorb 214
3. fifthcolumnblue 122
4. kennyclementstache 102
5. Bluedub 101
6. OziMan 74
7. BamaEngineer 72
8. rojo2010 69
9. CITYBOY1000 54
10. ManchestEZ City 46

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 2 - 1 Swansea
Q.P.R. 2 - 2 Man City
Man City 1 - 0 Man Utd
West Ham 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 12 10 2 0 +19 32
2. Southampton 11 8 1 2 +18 25
3. Man City 12 7 3 2 +11 24
4. Man Utd 12 5 4 3 +4 19
5. Newcastle 12 5 4 3 -1 19
6. West Ham 12 5 3 4 +4 18
7. Swansea 12 5 3 4 +3 18

Breaking League News

Poyet Points Out The Improvement.
» Sunderland : 24/11/2014 00:07:00
Pearson Happy With Goalless Draw.
» Sunderland : 23/11/2014 23:56:00
Ings Brings First Away Win
» Stoke : 23/11/2014 22:35:00
Does Michu Require Ankle Surgery?
» Swansea : 23/11/2014 22:17:00
» Newcastle : 23/11/2014 20:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Kun Goal From The QPR Horror Show?
Suggested By:  The Headshaker Ritual
Agüero 32′ 45%
Agüero 83′ 55%