Wednesday, 30 November 2011

ATALE OF TWO SQUADS


As our Carling cup run ends with a tight victory for Citeh the only real difference between the two protagonists tonight was squad depth.

That little bit of quality against a touch of inexperience was the deciding factor. Given that Man City have had just shy of £1Billion pumped into the club at all levels we need to take the result in context.

The sideshow of Nasri's return was nothing more than angry words from Frimpong aimed at the Frenchman but this alongside Oxlade- Chamberlain and Coquelin's performanaces gave an insight into the different young characters in our squad.

Competing realistically in four trophies was always going to be stretching things thin for us, so we pick ourselves up take the positives from the game and get ready for premiership action safe in the knowledge that we are safely into the knock out stages of the Champions League; something I would wager City would swap for tonight’s result.

Best of enemies: Emmanuel Frimpong goads Arsenal old boy Samir Nasri (left)

1 comment:

  1. Yip, it was away better than anyone could have realistically anticipated. To lose by a single goal was no disgrace at all, especially since theirs was the busiest goalkeeper, who kept out some very good attempts on goal, not least the long range shots on the weaker foot from the young Ox. I do like the idea of Frimpong and Coquelin playing together. Since i saw them playing together in youth matches a few years ago I felt that they were the reincarnation of Petite - Viera partnership. They are a great double act, and something to look forward to along with Sczchzney, Jenkinson, Miguel, Gibbs, Jack, Rambo, Ox, Theo, Ryo, and Joel Campbell.

    It was great that we made a real game of it too. We had 3 international Captains in the side, but I thing they were all outshone by the 3 kids. So there will be good times in the decade ahead.

    John T

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