Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Get Ready To Rumble

Get Ready To Rumble

If still committed to playing for his side, Nicolas Anelka is never more dangerous then when he and his advisors are looking for a new club.

Bolton come to Fortress Eastlands on something of a high after obtaining their third win of the campaign against a woeful Wigan side. Good grief, City really should have put Wigan to the sword.

That said, Bolton have yet to win away all season. Once again, our young squad is going to have to be prepared to slug it out with a team who regardless of their lowly position in the league can hurt you from all angles.

The likes of Anelka, Diouf, Nolan and the ever combative Davies will have to be well shackled. What concerns me post our disappointing results at Wigan and Spurs is whether or not we are too lightweight to sustainedly contain teams that on paper, and on evidence so far this season, we should be beating.

I still maintain that once our team 'clicks' again, then we will see wins gained with more comfort, but I suggest there is still a need to concentrate better, wise up and toughen up. Of course there is nothing you can do about refereeing decisions such as the one that allowed Chimbonda's hand goal at desperate Spurs last week, but this season's destiny is very much in our own hands.

We're still in the top six, we can give Spurs some payback for that goal in the League Cup and four of our next five games are on home soil. What an opportunity that we could only have dreamed of last May!

Time to freshen things up Svennis. Bianchi must now be given a sustained run in the side. I suggest that Garrido needs time out and Ball should also get a run of games. Neither will I be alone in wanting Geovanni to play a greater role in the side.

As Sven says, 'The future is ours.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Thursday December 13 2007
Time: 11:35AM

Comments

0
Stop Press: This week, France Football are suggesting a link between City and Saint Etienne in January. Georgios Samaras is touted as a potential signing for Les Verts. Could my top tip, their right side midfield creator Pascal Feindouno move in the other direction?
Johnny Baguette
13/12/2007 12:57:00
0
We have Coach has a long-term plan & it will be start with the beginning of the (Elano - Bianchi) line .
city 81
13/12/2007 16:48:00
0
JB, totally agree about Bianchi and Geovanni. They are goal scorers and we need them in the side. It's our only failing this season. What about Bianchi up front with Geovanni and Elano behind. Hamann behind Johnson and Ireland and the usual back 4. Bolton are to be feared and we need to be physical at the back and midfield but with this front 3, we'll batter their defence.
Barney Daniels
14/12/2007 17:44:00
0
LikE the sound of it Barney. But who do we replace Superman Ireland with?
Johnny Baguette
14/12/2007 17:55:00
0
BD, you plane it will be ( 5 5 1 ) !!
city 81
14/12/2007 19:07:00
0
Post Bolton game - either Elano wasn't fit or he's rested for Spurs on Tuesday. A great turn-around and I believe he went 4-4-2 second half. Delighted to see Bianchi start and score and last 87 mins. Mpenza days must be numbered with the loan signing of Castillo. I understand he missed a 1 on 1 today. Fantastic blues-looking forward to MotD.
Barney Daniels
15/12/2007 18:11:00
0
I am not with contracting with Castillo now, Becouse a Latin American strikers needs longer time to adapt to the English league, it is not sufficient period loan of mid-season, And I remember when Wanchope played to Man City from mid-season before foure years, He can not sufficient only at the last two games against Newcastle and Everton ( Wanchope play before with Derby County )
city 81
15/12/2007 19:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Video:One Game Away From Destiny - Manchester City

City travel to the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on the back of another dreadful serving of disjointed, disheartening and frankly shameful...

Who Will City Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Real Madrid v Man City Live Streams & TV Coverage

Manchester City travel to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to take on the mighty Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final second leg tomorrow night. Where will you be watching?

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Tudor
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Sedgie
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

If City reach the CL Final how will they do it?
Suggested By: Tudor
In 90 minutes51%
In extra time8%
On penalties8%
Real Madrid will win33%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

May 8 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Colin Is The King49
2.fifthcolumnblue35
3.Skoorb29
4.Tudor23
5.Buzz Lightyear18
6.kennyclementstache18
7.Bluedub16
8.seac16
9.CITYBOY100012
10.cityman516