Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

'Keep Faith With Strikers' - Pearce

'Keep Faith With Strikers' - Pearce

City Boss, Stuart Pearce has given our so far misfiring strike force a big vote of confidence ahead of tomorrow's game against Newcastle United at Eastlands.

So far this season, City have managed only a pathetic total of seven goals in the Premiership, with Samaras the only striker to find the back of the net; the bulk of the goals coming from the defence and midfield.

Backing his four-pronged strike force, Pearce said:

'I am still confident in the ability of my strikers. You have to remember two of them are new to the club; Paul Dickov has just come back, and Darius has only just got himself back fully fit and fighting for a place again.

Suddenly, I have four fit strikers - so if I wanted to change things during a game the option is open to me, which is something that certainly was not the case three weeks ago.

We are creating chances, and it is only a matter of time before they are converted. Suddenly, a couple of them will go in; we will win back-to-back games and off we will go.'

I admire Psycho's loyalty and optimism and hope he's right. Tomorrow's game against a struggling Newcastle is, on paper anyway, a game we should be able to win, but we all know games are not won on paper but on the pitch.

The strikers won't have a better chance to show two fingers to all their doubters with some much needed goals, which would relieve the pressure on themselves and the club.

Personally, I still can't decide whether we're just a couple of nerve-settling goals away from having a confident strike force capable of getting 30-plus goals between them ( I'm talking Corradi and Samaras here ), or whether they're just not up to it as a partnership.

My heart tells me the former, but my head says the latter; time will tell.

Bythe way, what's wrong with giving Sturridge and Etuhu a go? They can't do much worse can they ?


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

Writer:
Date:Friday November 10 2006
Time: 11:05AM

Comments

0
can't believe the ups and downs of Man City, there is never a clear plan or stability is there? Villa are bad enough but you guys have more ups and downs than a rollercoaster!
The Fear
10/11/2006 13:30:00
0
..... except we did have quite an up in the Cup last year at Villa Park and then in the replay at the COMS if memory serves me right ;-) ... Nice to see Villa's fortunes turning - our clubs are very alike in that sense. Hope Gareth Barry gets an England recall at long last.
bluetone
10/11/2006 13:53:00
0
I beleive that these comments and acions will eventually cost Pearce his job!
Cravens
12/11/2006 07:22:00
0
Although I hate to say it, since the return of Thatcher, the defence has looked stronger it will only be a matter of time before the goals start coming.
alphieblues
25/11/2006 20:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Celtic v Manchester City Match Officials

UEFA has appointed Italian and World Cup Final 2014 referee, Nicola Rizzoli to officiate Wednesday night's Champions League Group C match between Celtic and Manchester City.

Celtic v Man City Live Streams & Global TV Coverage

Manchester City travel to Glasgow to face Scotland's most successful team, Celtic (Wednesday 28 September) in what will be the clubs first ever competitive match.

Most Successful English Trophy Hauls

Well the new season is definitely upon us as we go into October, and amongst the 10 most successful English sides in football history - there are a number who are unlikely...

Duo In Team Of The Week (27/9/16)

Manchester City are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

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 Celtic on Wednesday?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more6%
Four8%
Three47%
Two13%
One13%
City won't score13%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

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

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Oct 2 2016 2:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 23 2016 1:30PM : Southampton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 26 2016 8:00PM : Manchester United (a)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear486
2.Johnny Baguette359
3.Skoorb317
4.Rising166
5.Bluedub139
6.Tudor139
7.Colin Is The King109
8.citizhun95
9.kennyclementstache63
10.johnkelv62