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Manchester City 3 - Stoke City 0



Attendance: 44,624

Referee: Steve Tanner

Manchester City
3 - 0
Stoke City
Robinho (14 ,47 , 72)
Venue: CoMS
Attendance: 44,624
The Teams
Joe Hart
Thomas Sorensen
Micah Richards
Andy Griffin
Richard Dunne
Abdoulaye Faye
Tal Ben-Haim
Ryan Shawcross
Javier Garrido
Danny Higginbotham
Tom Soares
Stephen Ireland
Seyi Olofinjana
Vincent Kompany
Salif Diao
Blumer Elano
Rory Delap
Ricardo Fuller
Ched Evans
Mamady Sidibe
Kasper Schmeichel
Steve Simonsen
Nedum Onuoha
Leon Cort
Gelson Fernandes
Glenn Whelan
Felipe Caicedo
Richard Cresswell
Dietmar Hamann
Dave Kitson
Daniel Sturridge
Amdy Faye
Glauber Berti
Andy Wilkinson
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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 27 2008

Time: 9:54AM

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I never saw Smikes come on !!!!....was he in disguise ??
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27/10/2008 15:17:00

I think there were about eight "Long throws" as opposed to nine corners. None of them worked, thankfully. But I would be a lot happier if we had a guy who could deliver some dangerous long throws. Why not? Just because we have £30M Brazilian superstars does not mean that we can't fight our toughest ganmes in other ways? Robinho was brilliant, yes, but he was given acres of space by hapless Stoke. In other games we will need different edges. This was a practice match with all our young strike talent told to hold the ball and give it to Robinho in space. It worked... but next time probably not.
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27/10/2008 18:48:00

Richards takes a long throw, but I think in the long run it may not be good for the body to do that 12 times a game. I am sure that bosses have looked at this and decided that its not something they want to do or we would certainly have more, Chelsea had Hutchinson but I do think that they are easy to defend against.
Buzz Lightyear
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27/10/2008 19:05:00

oh yeah Smikes came on in the 70min for Garrido ...HAHAHAHA ROFL
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27/10/2008 20:46:00

cant help but agree with you Sindbad against stronger opposition Robinho wont get that much space. Brilliant game from him MOTM.
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27/10/2008 20:47:00

Still haven't seen Berti in action. Must be on the cards if Dunney is out.
Johnny Baguette
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28/10/2008 00:51:00

I thought Stoke got at least seven corners, but to be honest I wasn't really counting them. Rory Delap, on the other hand, delivered no less than seven "long throw-ins" during the game. I have nothing against this, in fact the throw-in has been an important part of the game since the early days. Rather it would probably be a good idea for a couple of our lads to start practising them. Delap got no joy against us at the weekend but I bet Stoke City get at least a half dozen goals this season from the chaos caused by these delivered into the penalty area. With free kicks, the referees generally (not always,yes!) stop the game and allow the defenders time to position their wall. The goalkeeper has time to collect himself, put a man on the post etc. But with the throw in, the likes of Delap can take four steps back and accurately drop it onto the head of a colleague well into the box before the opposition have picked them up. It isn't exactly the "beautiful game," but then you could say something similar about corners.
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28/10/2008 10:45:00

Did some celebrating in Dublin on Sunday night with a few pints of the black stuff !!!
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