I'm really pleased with the acquisition of Stuart Taylor today. An experienced Premiership keeper who is still young enough to learn from Shay Given and the coaching staff is a phenomenal piece of work by Mark Hughes and his team.
This allows Joe Hart to gain valuable experience out on loan for a year, possibly even two. Joe Hart has a legitimate chance to be England's number 1 keeper in a couple of years and City should not give up on such a player. But Given is better, much better, right now and is what City needs.
I harp on about United because whether we like it or not they are the standard. And in particular I feel their squad building has been second to none. City is starting to build a squad that will allow us to compete. Top marks to the team for this one
Elsewhere... The question isn't if Newcastle's new away kit is horrible - it is. The question is have Newcastle ever had a decent away kit in the history of the club? You think City, Black and Red stripes, United, White and Black, Arsenal Yellow and Blue even a West Brom with Yellow and Green stripes. But there isn't an away kit of Newcastle that sticks in the mind.
I would like to have seen City snag Steven Taylor from Newcastle. He's not the superstar central defender that we need but would be an excellent addition to the squad.