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Saturday, April 23, 2011

City's Destiny is in our Hands, says the MAN

It was a good game between Tottenham and Arsenal

....But everything is in our hands.

...We do not depend on Tottenham or other teams. If we win our games we will go in the Champions League.

I have respect for every opinion but I have never seen in the Premier League one team that did not play 100%. It is impossible

Monday, March 7, 2011

Goat Head Butt Joke of the Month

Nani wants Carragher to be retrospectively charged for tackle.
Good thing that Riley wasn't in charge of the match that day. He might  have been send off for simulation!

Nani The Fainting Goat

Nani has a proclivity to keel over whenever he is challenged or tackled. Is he suffering from myotonia congenita? An affliction affecting especially this strain of Tennessee goats aka Tennessee kaki kayus (wooden legs). You see the goat's muscles tense up whenever the animal is startled or excited (ala Carragher?) and don't immediately relax resulting in a condition we called 'diving' in football parlance.

Nani may still not escape the hair dryer treatment from Fergie. Talking of goats Kuyt says 'Dank u wel' for his 2nd gifted goal by Nani who 'inadvertently' headed back to his keeper VDS who again 'gifted' his fellow countryman to complete his hattrick. IMHO VDS should also be the GOTD for being 'nutmeged' by  Suarez. He was heard shouting 'Niets te danken, geen dank' to Kuyt. If not the 'ingrate' Kuyt should.

Lest you followers of my blog complained about my insensitivy to Nani.

Remember Nani had the football nous to walk up to the Referee to clamour for a red card and do a 'fainting goat' (0:26 time frame) in front of him.Yes he had a deep shin gash as a result of Carragher's rake downc(1:05 time frame of video)

Go figger why Gerrard et al should stop creating more excitement for Nani. Nani the drama queen is a nanny goat for his whimpering and whining at the referee Dowd. Methinks he is afraid of the sight of his bloody white shinbone exposed by Carraghers cleats rake down. Its not a major injury. He won't neeed surgery (ala Ramsey by Shawcross, Ben Arfa by de Jong) or career ending (Haaland by Roy Keane). Nani needs TLC and all of us wish him a speedy recovery..

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ya - why Yaya Touré's signing makes sense

Yaya is touted to be part of a makeweight deal in Barca bid for Fab. Its doubtful IMO because of Arsenal's reluctance to pay Yaya's wage demands (4 year deal @ £110K/week) . Hence Fab's will be a straight cash deal.

Yaya Touré will definitely be a great signing for City. He has the pace & ability to be a box to box midfielder - i.e. a world class midfielder. An ability to score (4 goals in 45 internationals, 4 in 75 at Barca) given the opportunity is a must in my book. Thats what was lacking for us ( de Jong doen't quite cut it) this past season. In his last game with Barca, Yaya showed that he has the ability to make great passes with his assists to Messi & Bojan.

IMO Barca is making a HUGE mistake by letting Yaya go ( i.e. starting or preferring Busquets over Yaya) in the same manner as letting Eto'o for Ibrahimović.

(contributed by soccerinteg)

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Case for 71 pts. season Champions League Club Status - Part 3

In, I estimate that we need 71 points to attain CL club status for the forthcoming season.
My fear is that we will be short of it because of the looming fear or trepidation that we will tie or draw at home with Spurs this Wednesday. If so the most that we can hope for is 70 pts. with Spurs, I predict, pipping us with  71 pts.
Does this sound far-fetched? Given that we have a proclivity to tie or draw in 1/3 of our fixtures this season.
So did that 1 point that we lost at our HOME DERBY the KEY or Tipping Point of our season?
You tell me!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

To Attain CL Club Status - Part !

After 32 EPL games what must City do to attain CL club status for the forthcoming season. IMO we need to attain 71 pts. (1.87 pt. per match for CL status) for this season.
If we do that
A. Liverpool will not surpass us (max. points for them will be  70 pts.)
B. Spurs need (13 pts. out of max 18 pts.) to contend with Arsenal, Chelsea, @ United,Bolton, @City & @ Burnley.
C. Aston Villa (17 pts. out of max 18 pts.) will have to contend with Everton, @Pompey, @ Hull, Birmingham, @ City and Blackburn.
Can City get 12 points? IMO its realistic (6 X 1.87 ~ 12 pts). It will be easier if we defeat Spurs.
The main thrust of this post was a result of this;
I wasn't about to do a Quantitative Analysis (which I'll give more depth herein the future but since some de Jong stats submitted here and in the Bluemoon forum are not complete I believe it will be responsible for someone to do it. Hence these are the Facts;
A. Out of 32 EPL games, de Jong has 25 starts (subbed out in 5 games) we picked up 42 pts. - 11W 9D 5L.
B. The other 7 games he did not start (he was subbed in 4 of the matches) we picked up 17 pts. - 5W 2D 0L.
A. Out of the 5 games he was subbed out:
We were 0W 2D 3L before subs. and 0W 3D 2L after he came out
i.e. Plus 1 pt & 0 goal difference with de Jong subbed out.
B. Out of the 4 games he was subbed in , we were 4W 0D 0L before &
4W 0D 0L after however with a -1 goal difference
In summary, bearing in mind  we need 1.87 pt. per match for CL status,
A. With de Jong starting in 25 matches, we picked up 42 pts (instead of 46.05 pts for CL status i.e. short by 10%)
B. Without de Jong in starting lineup for 7 matches  we picked up 17 pts (instead of 13.08 pts for CL status i.e. exceed by 30%)

These are the few points (& goal difference) for us to reflect on. Right?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

In lieu of Messi or our Next Tevez - Agüero

If we like & rated Tevez highly, then we should also take on this Argie. He is the real thing!
I've been following Agüero eversince I watched him played at the 2007 U-20 FIFA WC. The tournament included Pato and Giovanni Santos. They were touted as the most promising youngsters. However IMO Aguero, Golden Boot, Golden Ball winner of the tounament, was the only 'man' among the 'boys' creating and scoring goals from unlikely places and situations.
Kun brings another dimension (updown, sideways, unlikely angles etc) to the scoring department rather than that of say Bellamy or Ade (up and down) or Tevez (top of the box etc).

He is easily worth the €40-50 million required to acquire him. He can easily brings 15-30 goals a season to City. He is young and durable compared to our Bellers or RSC. He is what is needed for a CL team playing on the continent . He is a 'scrapper' but with finesse in his finish, added scoring panache too.
What cogent reasons do I have to state? Or detract? Unless I have a parochial or vested interest!
We will never get Messi, Torres is a crock or la liga player wannabe. These are the reasons why we should try to capture him.