Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday February 22 2007
Stuart Pearce's Championship Cup opposition specialists have taken advantage of a fixtureless weekend and find themselves in Dubai for what is officially termed 'warm weather training.'
SP, his Flowerless backroom staff and the players will be well aware that this unexpected break gives us all a chance to prepare for a vitally important run in to the end of the Premiership season. Failure to arrest a continued slump in league form which has been inspired by some awful football and p*sspoor tactics could be catastrophic.
No amount of FA Cup Quarter Final gloss currently favoured in recent interviews coming out of Eastlands can cover up the rubbish that's been inflicted upon Manchester City supporters this season.
The board and management team will know only too well that before we hold too many FA Cup street parties off the back of that win at Preston North End, our club should be winning games like that, end of. The FA Cup Quarter Final represents a terrific bonus for us and we have a chance now to get ready for a possible mini-season charge that could dramatically change the outlook at MCFC. More on that next week.
Meanwhile, the reality of Rupert Murdoch ruled English football's requirement for mega buck takeovers if you want to ever win anything again is widely reported to be catching up with Manchester City.
Now, if Grassy Knollington the conspiracy theorist from VIZ magazine was a Blue he'd be debating that our stumbling squad could be in Dubai as the very special guests of some oil rich Sheikh who is preparing to submerge our famous club in a tidal wave of superstar attracting cash. Psycho and Wiggers could be relaxing by a pool as I type with lucozade energy pina collada's already advising the Great One of their plans to replace Paul Dickov with Samuel Eto'o.....
There is no doubt that something is afoot at Eastlands and it could well be that the chants of 'USA, USA, USA' that we have recently greeted the rags with could take on a whole new meaning for us if a Randy The Cowpoke billionaire wins the MUEN suggested 'stampede' to buy up The Blues.
There is of course the IKEA factor. Is that new store in Ashton a mere coincidence or could City be running out next season in their rumoured new Le Coq Sportif kit emblazoned with those famous yellow letters while we all tuck into half time Swedish meatballs?
- Maybe SP would then be forced to take the decision to permanently revert to a 'Flat Pack Four?'
Er, I'll get my Reebok coat....
Date:Thursday February 22 2007
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