Category Archives: Man City
Again, football has been dominated by one issue in the last week or so, and indeed over the last year.
I’m not referring to the fact that a toddler’s got more chance of finishing a bowl of soup with a plastic fork than Luis Suarez has of finishing a decent chance. And No, it’s not even the question as to why the Wayne Rooney who plays for Man United seems a master class away from the one who turns out for England. Nor is it the fact that Harry Redknapp continues to make the rest of the pundits on Match of the Day look like chumps of the highest order.
No, it’s Read On..
A great few weeks for Wayne Rooney, he has looked very settled on the evidence of Cluj and Newcastle away in his new position and now he has been awarded the England captaincy at least for Friday.
To top of all of that him and his wife have announced that they are expecting a new child. A great turnaround for the Rooney family and one for Wayne to tell his new son that in the same week he also captained England.
It is a nice positive for Wayne, because as soon as he got injured people were again on his back and doubting whether Manchester United needed him, I think as they Read On..
Jose Mourinho has openly said that he would welcome a return to England and manage `any club` in the Premier League when his stint in charge of Real Madrid is over. The straight talking Portuguese made some very direct comments over this stating that after Real `England, that`s for sure`.
Mourinho also said that when in England he is Blue a direct reference to his old team Chelsea but is a return to Stamford Bridge remotely likely? Roman Abramovich sacked the `special one` in 2007 after three years that brought a string of honours, including back to back Premiership wins.
Fans across the globe rejoice as Premier League football comes back after the boredom that was International football. With 8 cracking games lined up for Saturday, football fans are spoilt for choice. The only real downer is the fact that 6 of these games kick off at the same time meaning viewers will have a hard time picking the games to watch.
Just one quick one, although transfer deadline day if you are lucky enough to blessed with Sky Sports News and Jim White of course is fantastic.
Why an earth is it on a friday which I am sure means that these new signings probably won’t be eligible for the weekends matches.
Here are the early stories of the final day with little confirmed and speculation still rife…
Rafael Van Der Vaart of Spurs to join Hamburg.
Fernando Llorente to join Spurs.
Daniel Sturridge loan move to Liverpool, from Chelsea.
Clint Dempsey could move to Villa, after having a bid accepted!
Michael Essien could be off to Arsenal
Keep up to date by following us on twitter via @FRivalries Read On..
It is foolish and hard to look beyond Manchester City, I only feel they have weaknesses but not definite ones in defence. Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany are top class and they seem to fill in the gaps with adequate players.
The only question is can Mancini keep everyone happy because at the moment City seem to have enough attacking class to change the game, or get a winner when they really need it.
I do see United challenging but their results depend on how Vidic comes back, how De Gea deals with his second season, how Kagawa and Van Persie fit in. They are a lot of things that must Read On..
I am permantely worried about the state of these almost compulsory wage increases for our footballers.
News that Vincent Kompany is now paid 200k a week horrifies me. Don’t get me wrong he is one of Europe’s top central defenders.
He is a defender and cannot score fifty goals a season and win games like a top striker can, I don’t see how he can therefore demand this much money.
It worries me that distinctly average players will now be demanding 100k a week a benchmark that only the top players of five years ago could demand.
As a United fan, my frustration has grown over several years now. It has been festering since the departure of Ronaldo and Tevez.
In a sense I always praise Sir Alex for winning the league and reaching another Champions League final without Ron and Tevez. Perhaps I should question the strength of other title contenders back then.
My point lies in the fact I felt during Ronaldo years we could go out and score three of four and create ten great chances. We could also keep clean sheets in abundance.
As Ronaldo left we have lacked creativity and relied on Rooney, who was majorly aided by Hernandez’s debut season. I don’t feel we Read On..
City have arguably too much talent available to win the league. The likes of Nasri for example, who would start week in week out for any other side in the league is being underused.
However, team unity is great when your winning, everyone is supportive and focused on their objectives.
Yet what money can’t buy is the ability to play the worst you’ve played all season and take all three points.
City’s international array of talents could quite possibly cost them on days like this.
They need I think a backbone of English players with the know-how when you have played three games in a week to make sure you are still giving your Read On..
If the hallmark of champions is the ability to win even when playing badly, then surely the quality of run away champions has to be the ability to sweep aside 3 of their supposed closest rivals by a cumulative scoreline of 14-3, without even playing closest to their best. Take 5 of the season took place this weekend, and auditions didn’t quite go as well as some might have planned, but this is the premier league, since when does anything go according to plan. Just over a month in and everyone including myself already has strong opinions on who the winners and losers will be this year, but let’s back Read On..