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August 14, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 08/14/2012

I've never understood why City picked up Samir Nasri. City already had David Silva and needed a good backup rather than another starter. Occasionally Nasri shined last season, but invariably at the expense of James Milner, which seems a complete waste. And then I watched the Community Shield and simply put, Roberto Mancini is a very smart manager.

August 12, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 08/12/2012

Some 18 months ago I did a podcast, here at Soccernet, where I was asked about the players I would be interested in should I be given the keys to the vault. One player I identified as a major target was Everton's Jack Rodwell who I believe is one of the great upcoming talents in the English game.

May 14, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 05/14/2012

Some 24 hours later and I'm still numb. This is the one that matters. I couldn't give the proverbial rodent's rump about the Champions League. Never have. But the league; this is something a little special.

May 2, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 05/02/2012

The news that West Brom manager Roy Hodgson has been appointed England manager has been met by luke warm praise at best and out right derision at worst.

May 1, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 05/01/2012

And frankly got exactly what he deserved, a City win and a wide open title race with two games to go. Win both and City are champions, simple as that, although with City nothing is ever as simple as it could be.

April 30, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 04/30/2012

Let's get one thing straight. There's more of a chance of Rachel Weisz growing bored of Daniel Craig and giving me a call and of Lenny Henry becoming funny again than City repeating the 6-1 victory over United.

March 15, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 03/15/2012

The starting 11 for tonight's game with Sporting has been released and once again James Milner is not in the staring lineup.

March 4, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 03/04/2012

If the Spurs win at home back on January 22nd was the most important one of the season, the victory over Bolton on Saturday might be the second.

January 23, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 01/23/2012

Mario Balotelli will get all the headlines, but James Milner played one of his best games for Manchester City to help the club to beat Spurs 3-2.

January 22, 2012
Posted by Wallace Poulter on 01/22/2012

I made the point before City played United that regardless of the outcome it was only three points. That was true whether City lost or in that case won 6-1. It's still true and yet today's game against Spurs feels like more.

Wallace Poulter Wallace Poulter is an award winning video game producer, designer, industry consultant and writer. He has been a football fanatic since the day he moved in next door to Brian Clough. "Cloughie" being the acknowledged genius that he was promptly moved out and went to manage Derby. A serviceable senior school left-back in his youth, Poulter played one season of Sunday league football as a striker proving conclusively that he was a serviceable senior school left-back! Today Poulter remains involved with football as a licensed referee and most recently as a consultant on a Football MMO.

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