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City Rehabilitation Began At Bolton

City Rehabilitation Began At Bolton

Elano's penalty and City's rediscovered determination combined to get our season back on track at Bolton...

It certainly wasn't a footballing spectacle by any stretch of the imagination but we'd all have settled for a one-nil on the road in the next game following 'A Stamford Bridge Too Far.'

...And knackers to whether or not it was a penalty. I've lost count of the amount of times we have been stuffed by linesmen down the years. I was always told these things even themselves out over a season, but that was hardly ever the case with us!

So into the quarter finals of The League Cup with no hiding place. 7 more than capable teams join us in saturday's draw and I'll take any of them, particularly Chelski at home!

The determination required to repel Bolton must now be taken into the Bonty night clash with our favourite mad pikey Royston Vasey Keane and Sunderland if our rehabiliation is to continue.

While we wait for news of the extent of Micah Richards' injury, Frank and Sven saw enough in London last weekend to make a renewed declaration of intent. According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, our bosses flew into Holland in search of Heerenveen hotshot, the Brazilian striker Afonso Alves. It's said that the deal is done and will rush us twice that forked out for Heerenveen's previous hotshot Georgios Samaras who just cannot get it going at Man City. From what I have seen of both players, I would honestly say that Alves is on a different planet, but so is the Premier League as the unfortunately nicknamed 'Greek Tragedy' has found out. Quite what Pearce and Wigley saw in Samaras is absolutely beyond me and I keep on hoping that the lad will come good but I fear the sands of time are running out.

Hopefully, Rolando Bianchi will get the chance to lead the line at Fortress Eastlands on monday night and show us what he can do. Failing that,I assume Emile Mpenza will get the nod if he is fit. Mpenza was always going to be a risky signing with his track record of injuries, but he's been solid for us up until now.

If we can keep the injuries to a minimum between now and January, then Svennis and our relatively small squad will have worked something of a miracle should we be handily placed for a European push by the turn of the year.






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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday November 1 2007
Time: 3:07PM

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JB, good article, if you trawl utube, you get the reason why Pearce signed him. Sam Harris is hopeless on his own and perhaps he is trying too much, in the clips on you tube, he has other strikers to rely on and plays wide left and right and the only thing I can say in his defense he is young and has skill, but no more at the moment than a squad player. Keane must be confident of beating us, he wa watching the Sheff and Gooners,obviously saw the highlights of us against chelski and doesnt need to plan.
Buzz Lightyear
01/11/2007 18:58:00
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I'd like to see us Keane and co packing. I still haven't forgot his thuggery and what he did to Alfie Haaland. Agree with what you say about Samaras. He increasingly looks like a basketball player who has stumbled into a football ground. I understand he is a right nice lad but if we are to have any realistic hope of qualifying for European competition, we cannot afford any passengers.
Johnny Baguette
01/11/2007 20:33:00
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Agreed JB, Sven and Frank want to move fast and I don't expect Samaras or Bianchi to be happy with squad places. Reports state Sven is after no more than 2 signings in January but they will be big. We need more quality as the injuries will build at some point. I've just watched the goals again and can't see why Geovanni or Bianchi don't play more but I trust Sven, he's done nothing wrong for me even after the Chelsea result.
Barney Daniels
01/11/2007 22:10:00
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Spot on, Barney. If we spend big, we also need proven top quality. I'm not sure that the Dutch league is a good measure of a players quality re these Alves rumours. Samaras is a classic example of that. Good grief he was awful at Bolton.
Johnny Baguette
02/11/2007 06:56:00
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Good point BD, and add to that yellow cards accumulation, we just don't have enough players of quality to fill the gaps. The other thing is because they are so young, it becomes more difficult to maintain form throughout the season and the likes of Hamann will not last, age catches up with you and try as you might your legs don't get stronger the older you get.
Buzz Lightyear
02/11/2007 08:37:00
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Got Elano in my dream team, bargin at the price. Keep it up Elano.
will it ever happen
02/11/2007 22:26:00
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a very honest article...........the ball went in the net and taht was all you needed from this game...did not really matter how...
ernshaw
07/11/2007 17:37:00
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