September 28, 2010
If proof was needed that it's Champions League or bust for Roberto Mancini and City this year, fans of the club were given all the evidence that was required this week with a pitiful team selection against West Brom in the Carling Cup followed by an enthralling victory over Chelsea at Eastlands.
September 8, 2010
Teamwork, especially on the football field, is an over looked factor. Players take time to gel. Sometimes an understanding develops quickly, but usually this is not the case. It was therefore gratifying to see England Manager Fabio Capello make the decision to partner Joleon Lescott with Phil Jagielka in the Euro 2012 game against Switzerland in Basel. I'll freely admit that Bolton's Gary Cahill is probably a better player individually, but Capello took into account that Lescott and Jagielka had played together at Everton and would be more likely to combine effectively.
September 3, 2010
Nikola Zigic , Aleksandar Kolarov, Dan Gosling, Kenwyne Jones, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Martin Petrov, Jean Beausejour, Laurent Koscielny, Yossi Benayoun and Jerome Boateng comprised the first half of the Top 20 Summer Transfers. Now in the concluding installment are those from #10 through #1
September 2, 2010
The general consensus in the media seems to be that this summer's transfer window has been something of a let down with only City splashing the cash. However initial impressions can be deceiving. While there may have been very few blockbuster transfers there have instead been a lot of quality moves, often for reasonable prices. Normally it is a struggle to list a good top 20 summer transfers. Not this year. When Sebastien Squillaci, Stephen Ireland, Martin Jiranek, Ivan Klasnic, Nascimento Ramires, Moussa Dembele, Raul Meireles, Asamoah Gyan and Sandro Raniere don't make the top 20, it's a very good year.