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City To Face Chelsea 'Individuals'

City travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend with our strongest team in many years and have nothing to fear.

Chelski Rentaquote Foghorn Didier Drogba has been at it again in his by now almost daily 'press release.' His latest observation is in itself an admission, as he turns his attention to fellow multi millionaire, the hapless Michael Ballack:

He told the Murdoch rag, The Sun:
'It is hard for Ballack - Chelsea is special. I'm convinced he would have had an easier time at Manchester United or Arsenal.

'They benefit from a well-balanced team - he would have been a better fit there.

'Here, we depend on our individuals so maybe Chelsea is not the right club for Ballack.'

Doesn't give much of an indication of team spirit, does it? Drogba's latest quote in a series of relentless and at times contradictory statements gives the impression of a prima donna ridden Chelski dressing room ill at ease with itself.

The shockwaves of the earthquake that was Jose Matalan's departure are still being felt around Stamford Bridge and there cannot be a better time for our resurgent side to take on Abramovich, Kenyon, Grant et al and guage just how far our side has come since the auto-pilot 3-0 drubbing they gave us down there when the last season kicked off.

Manchester City has tremendous momentum right now and there is a winning mentality and spirit exploding out of Fortress Eastlands.

It is clear that Svennis has calmly created a hard working, team focused mentality in our squad and there is an openness about the club who should be applauded for this week's 'Meet The Players' public training that took place inside the stadium. The fans are getting behind City in their droves and the game on saturday will be no exception.

We have nothing to fear and nothing to lose and records such as Chelski's unbeaten home run are there to be broken. The most entertaining and defensively sound Manchester City side in decades could be the team to do it.

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 25 2007

Time: 9:45AM

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We'll see about that! Look forward to welcoming all of you to The Bridge!
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25/10/2007 10:10:00

We will probably be one of the few teams in years to go to The Bridge and ATTACK. It should be a cracking game....I wonder if it will feature as one of the top three matches on MOTD.....
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25/10/2007 11:04:00

2 - 0 chelsea. swp to score the winner and pus drogba will run micah richards ragged. eventually u will slip down the table. oh yea according to reports in brazil chelsea will make a bid 4 elano in january.
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25/10/2007 12:53:00

Right you are, MrDax. We're under no illusions. When Elano signs for Kenyon how much will the oligarch have spent on superstar players by that stage?
Johnny Baguette
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25/10/2007 13:17:00

Richards will handle the smacked-arse Drogba no problem. Elano wants to play for a proper football club with history, tradition and a future, not some transient fantasy of the gangster-pimp oligarch.
Craig Cain
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25/10/2007 14:06:00

Sounds like MrDax is getting worried hoping that they will get Elano in January....NO CHANCE....
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25/10/2007 14:44:00

MrDax, is the Daily Rio De Janeiro mirror actually delivered to your door or do you have a subscription? Apparently according to the Paris Match (french newspaper. JB knows that) Drogba loves Svennis and wants to play for City and we will be making a bid from Drogba in January.
Buzz Lightyear
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25/10/2007 18:33:00

It's almost guaranteed now that we will stuff Chelski and hardly get a mention in the media as they busily dissect the Spurs situation.
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25/10/2007 22:42:00

drog to play for city...sure and city will the league this season...:D:D:D. no seriously,u guys have been a breath of fresh air this season...probably our toughest match this season at the bridge...up the chels!!!!i do not want elano..van de there is name i like.
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26/10/2007 06:07:00

hopefully lads we can get three points out of this games, going to be the toughest game so far this year playing chelski away from home. lets hope we can get something out of it and continue r great form this season. Sorry haven been on this in a while i have been mad busy with work
dunne deal
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26/10/2007 08:23:00

No worries, dd! I say we should get right at them and show no respect. The way we rolled over for them last season was as agonising as it was unacceptable.
Johnny Baguette
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26/10/2007 12:19:00

JB & DD the difference this year is they look like a team and they look like they are enjoying the football. If we make the chances count tomorrow, I can't see why we should not come away with a win. The laws of average are against Chelsea not lost a match for over 40 games. SGE says nothing special against Drogba, but he is strong and likes to have a hand in the goals against City. Sorry did I mention hand, just a slip, hope the refs watching this time.
Buzz Lightyear
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26/10/2007 19:53:00

feck me - our individuals have won six trophies in three years - how many have you got?
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26/10/2007 21:06:00

Merlin, don't you mean "bought" six trophies in three years??!!
Johnny Baguette
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27/10/2007 11:30:00

2-1 to the Mighty Blues, and by that I mean the ROYAL Blues, not the fairy Blues. :))
Blue is the colour
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27/10/2007 12:50:00

I reckon this could be a purple job this afternoon. Get ready to be dazzled!
Johnny Baguette
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27/10/2007 13:36:00

Dazzled? Just seen the massacre live courtesy Canal+ Sport. City caved in under the weight of expectation and Chelski looked beyond formidable. Can anyone remember the last time we lost 6-0? Was it under Alan Ball at Liverpool??
Johnny Baguette
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27/10/2007 17:03:00

our individuals just hammerd u. now watch city crumble down the league. haha
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27/10/2007 18:30:00

Good luck to you, Mr Dax.
Johnny Baguette
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27/10/2007 19:17:00

Still flying high here...6-0....was feckin years since we took a team apart like that last time...Cheers fellas. :)))
Blue is the colour
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27/10/2007 20:15:00

Micah Richards will handle Drogba, indeed!
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29/10/2007 08:02:00

6-0 what a drubbing!
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