Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

City To Face Chelsea 'Individuals'

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.



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday October 25 2007
Time: 9:45AM

Comments

0
We'll see about that! Look forward to welcoming all of you to The Bridge!
Westl
25/10/2007 10:10:00
0
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.....
alphieblues
25/10/2007 11:04:00
0
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.
MrDax
25/10/2007 12:53:00
0
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
25/10/2007 13:17:00
0
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
25/10/2007 14:06:00
0
Sounds like MrDax is getting worried hoping that they will get Elano in January....NO CHANCE....
alphieblues
25/10/2007 14:44:00
0
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
25/10/2007 18:33:00
0
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.
alphieblues
25/10/2007 22:42:00
0
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 vaart..now there is name i like.
essientric
26/10/2007 06:07:00
0
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
26/10/2007 08:23:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Leicester City v Manchester City Preview

City travel to the home of miss-firing Premier League Champions Leicester City this weekend still nursing sense of grievance over events at the Etihad last Saturday...

Leicester City v Man City Live Streams & Global TV Coverage

Pep Guardiola and his team travel to the King Power Stadium at the weekend for this Saturday's Premier League evening clash between Leicester City and Manchester City.

The Ped Into Europe Report - City 1-1 Celtic

Hoops there goes another two points

Post-Match Video Reaction: Man City 1-1 Celtic

The so-called 'dead-rubber' ended up a 'damp-squib' especially during the second 45, nevertheless City march on into the Champions League knockout stages.

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)

Have many goals, if any will City score against Leicester City?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more0%
Four40%
Three0%
Two20%
One20%
City won't score20%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 18 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 5:15PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 5:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear293
2.Skoorb210
3.Johnny Baguette126
4.Bluedub93
5.Colin Is The King76
6.Tudor58
7.Rising56
8.OziMan36
9.johnkelv33
10.kennyclementstache20
The Vital Football Members League