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2011 Cup Winners, Manchester City vs. Stoke City

God's Own Club

17/05/2011

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City V Stoke- After The Lord Mayor`s Show?

Let us hope not! This season just gets better and better, we have 2 games to play and can now get 3rd place in the league, now I know all the press are saying "3rd place is the minimum those players should get with the amount they cost" but West Ham have just been relegated with a match to spare, their wage bill is the 8th Highest in the division- so does that mean they were expected to finish eighth? I think not.
Anyway, all the weight is off ours (the fans, the team, the club) with Saturday`s win (in case anyone missed it, we won the Cup 1-0!!)
So back to reality, Stoke will be revved a plenty for this one, as will their fans.

Vital Quotes:

David Platt " Progression is to go and compete for the title but nobody's turning around and bragging about that at all,' he said "The end result is to win trophies"

2011 Cup Winners, Manchester City Team News:

- Roberto will definitely freshen things up for this game, I would expect Milner, Zab and Dzeko all to feature. Reports suggest Tevez and Ballotelli are struggling to be fit.
So Hart- Zabaleta- Kompany- Lescott-Kolarov- Milner- De Jong- Toure- Silva- Dzeko- Johnson

Player to watch: Adam Johnson

must be disappointed to have been sub on Saturday, hopefully will take it out on their left back!

Stoke City Team News:

Stoke have injury concerns from Saturday to Robert Huth, Matty Ethertington and Jermaine Pennant.

Begovic- Wilkinson- Huth- Shawcross- Wilson- Delap- Whelan- Pennant- Whitehead- Jones -Walters.

Player to watch: Jermaine Pennant

Caused problems on saturday with some good player, hopefully his injury will take it's toll!

Match Facts & Stats

City beat Stoke in the 2011 FA Cup final. 1-0

Ref Watch:

Lee Probert

Match Prediction:

City will struggle to match Saturday's intensity against a riled Stoke, but the Good will out. City win 2-1

Next Fixtures:

Final Game of the Season- Laura, my Girlfriend will be pleased!

Bolton V City


The journalist

Writer: Savvy_Monkey Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 17 2011

Time: 12:01PM

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have to say I would be surprised if Pennant played again
arthur7171
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17/05/2011 12:15:00

Good luck tonight fellas... If you guys can finish in 3rd place, above Arseanal, NOTHING would make us Spurs supporters happier :-)... All the best, and congrats for a successful season. COYS
coopsieyid
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17/05/2011 13:30:00

Have the lads got the gas left in the tank to finish 3rd? We are well into Brucie Bonus time already.
Spooks
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17/05/2011 14:15:00

Silva is a big doubt with his knee and Ladyman thinks we may rest Yaya. We could struggle to create and score if somehow we're without Tevez, Balotelli, Silva, AND Yaya. Hopefully Silva can make the cut.
StuMCFC
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17/05/2011 16:31:00

Surely we'll go for it tonight. Last game at home and the faithful on a high. Direct qualification to the CL would ease potential fixture congestion in August and deliver a devastating blow to Arsenal and the rest of the top table sides. What an achievement that would be. - Sunday could then be memorable with Wanderers giving us so many extra tickets.
Johnny Baguette
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17/05/2011 18:06:00

I'm more surprised that Huth is in line to start tonight after his rather snide elbow on Balotelli - do the FA not retrospectively ban players for incidents the ref has missed any more?
fifthcolumnblue
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17/05/2011 18:50:00

fifthcolumnblue - Not if your clubs name doesn't end with the word "United", or "nal" or "sea" or "pool"!!.. Not that I'm suggesting that 'the powers that be' favour certain clubs!! ;-)
coopsieyid
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17/05/2011 19:56:00

 

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