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Prove us wrong!

Prove us wrong!

Bon weekend, Blues. So, the team are in Portsmouth for yet another important fixture that will further define where we are going to end up in May. Whatever the apparant shambles in the boardroom and the questionable tactics on the pitch, we are stuck with what we have for now and we've got to hold out hoping for a consistent improvement in results. Our defence and Academy graduates mean we still have the makings of a potentially solid Premiership team, but that will count for nothing if the whole squad do not pull together sharpish. They have been together as a unit for long enough now.

More than half of our MCFC Vital visitors reckon we will flirt with relegation or be relegated. A quarter of them predict it's time to visit Ipswich again next season.
These uninspiring sentiments are reflected across the worldwideweb. There is no doubt that the majority of Blues are increasingly ill at ease with our situation.

In my opinion, we must look to our senior players and in particular, 'Johnny Three Lion's' signings to once and for all step up to the mark and prove those of us wrong who simply do not rate them. Same goes for the whole backroom staff. Many of us question our senior pro's desire to play through knocks and keep at it for the cause. Hamman, Dabo, Sinclair, Beasley, Trabelsi and latterly Claudio Strainer give the impression they are always calling for our overworked physio's TCP and plasters should they trip up or bump into someone.

If these comments aren't motivation enough for any of our superstars reading this article via the hotel wi-fi facility, then what about Andy 'Andrew' Cole generally benchwarming for the other side then? Very well looked after at the MCFC Crocks Rehabilitation Centre, he rapidly waved two fingers in our general direction as soon as he was fit and headed south. How I'd like to see him clattered today and City come away with a win!

A final comment for today's game, is for the MCFC and England Under 21 manager. Please stop getting involved in widely reported pre-match 'arslikhan' with the opposition manager. It hardly sets the scene or raises the stakes for fixtures that are growing with importance with each result. And while, I'm at it, give Abdoun and Sturridge a proper run out today, please.

In other news, Friday's France Football confirmed that long time SP target Olivier Thomert has signed with Rennes. It's stated that a deal with Manchester City encountered 'an obstacle.' Whether or not the alledgedly 17th most profitable club in the world couldn't come up with the money to buy him, we'll never know.

Next up, Daniel Van Buyten. The incoming coach at Bayern Munich is said to be making it a priority to tie the man mountain centre half down to a long term deal. Would DVB fancy a return to the Premiership? It's difficult to take that his impressive loan form for City never materialised into what would have been back then a cut-price permanent deal. By all accounts he has been formidable for Bayern and it would surely take big money to bring him back to Eastlands.

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

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday February 10 2007
Time: 7:32AM

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Well we ain't playing that well either so you have a chance.
10/02/2007 10:05:00
...shame you had to resort to maiming our player again to try to get a result. Backfired though, shame you have such a piece of scum playing for you as you are not a bad side apart from him.
11/02/2007 23:48:00
What is it with Pompey? Do your players never make a bad challenge. Have you never had a player sent off? Has one of your players never got away with fouling someone? Far more significant, in my opinion naturally, was the referees failure to spot TWO handballs in the area that could have changed the result. Only Barton knows if it was deliberate and it was ***** all like Thatcher's challenge on Mendes that was rightly criticised on this site. Poor refereeing is endemic in the premiership my friend, but that said it only goes hand in hand with the poor football being dished up around the division. That we both feel decisions went against us speaks volumes. Accept your win with good grace and target your vitorol elsewhere (perhaps at the goons who bang drums and ring bells and call it atmosphere)
12/02/2007 10:57:00
Yes our players make bad challenges - but then none of them go around beating up other fans at overseas hotels or stab cigars in youth players eyes - he's a thug, end of. The witch-hunt that your numpty of a manager complains about is well deserved, it will only stop when Barton learns a lesson and one day he'll be given such a good hiding and there won't be anyone outside Man city who will feel sorry for him.
14/02/2007 00:44:00
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