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Fortress Eastlands Finally Falls

Fortress Eastlands Finally Falls

An Arsenal side playing football on a different planet have finally ended City's Fortress Eastlands league residency...

The Gooners should have been out of sight by half time, such was their dominance in a game that saw City work hard and do well to gain a fightback foothold. But ultimately class told and the creditable unbeaten home league record has ended. It's taken until February for that to happen. Unthinkable 12 months ago.

Seven months into The Sven Revolution, like all the other sides outside of the so called big four, we can gauge our progress whenever we play one of them. Clearly, there is a hell of a lot of hard work and continued squad rebuilding to be done if City are to compete with a side like Arsenal on an equal playing field. They were not at full strength today.

Hard work has been all about what this City season has been built upon. We have a young side and a small squad still finding it's collective feet in the Premier League and some performances have put us in dreamland.

But in reality, recent poor results, including the failure to beat Derby County have left us staring down the barrel of a mid table place by the end of this difficult month unless City can rapidly rediscover the coherence and the determination that we know they are capable of.

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday February 2 2008
Time: 3:26PM


Fair play and good game it was. There's good signs in the game and I think your team will pick themselves up soon. Hey you guys would want us to beat ManU to the title wouldn't you? :)
Lou the Gunneress
02/02/2008 15:46:00
ABU mate. ANYONE but united.
Johnny Baguette
02/02/2008 15:53:00
File under You Couldn't Make It Up: Our Greek tragedy, Georgios Samaras scores in Celtic debut.
Johnny Baguette
02/02/2008 15:54:00
Honestly I hope your boys beat Liverpool to fourth spot. Obviously though the season is catching up with your players now as Sven can't rotate a fairly small squad. Good luck anyway, especially against manure next week.
Ashburton Gooner
02/02/2008 16:01:00
We had a French version too - Diarra scored in his Pompey debut hehee
Lou the Gunneress
02/02/2008 16:10:00
Thanks Johnny, I even went looking it up online. Good to learn one more acronym LOL. And you just must enjoy seeing Fergie's face right now!
Lou the Gunneress
02/02/2008 16:14:00
So we go face to smacked arse with Taggart and The Evil Empire next sunday. A ridiculously timed fixture with everything stacked against us. A no win situation. And now no Elano or Corluka.
Johnny Baguette
02/02/2008 16:33:00
Difficult task awaits sevn, On another topic about the transitions, I did not understand how he sign with the 17-year-old player a loan for one year, what we expect from him in one year to do ?i He very young & does not have the experience, Also about the another player I read little about him, It does not have a good record for a striker, And I did not find for him any tape in YouTupe site !!!
city 81
02/02/2008 17:24:00
Dickov scored the winning goal with Blackpool.
city 81
02/02/2008 17:34:00
We are up against it, city 81. As for the transfers, I think Filippo Mancini's one year loan signing is a favour from Sven to Filippo's dad who is a friend of his. As for 19 yr old Felipe Caicedo, he's been tracked by a lot of big clubs and City have gone for it. We shall see what he can do next week!!
Johnny Baguette
02/02/2008 17:40:00
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