Saturday, April 30, 2005

City 2 Portsmouth 0.

Another win for the Blues today sees us establish our best unbeaten run in the Premiership (six games) for over a decade since Brian Horton was in charge. City went into the game as favourites after Portsmouth had all but guaranteed their safety last week with a win over Southampton and the game was as good as buried twenty minutes in after City established a two goal lead with goals from Sylvain Distin, maintaining the goal rush from the defense and a free kick strike from Robbie Fowler - read my lips, he will score twenty goals next season.
An uneventful second half rarely saw the result in doubt and with Middlesbrough dropping points at Liverpool, the prospect of European qualification suddenly opens up once again as we are only three points off the holy grail of seventh position. It is shaping upto be a great game on the last day of the season as Middlesbrough come to City in what could be a winner takes all contest.
There was some good off field news these last couple of days with Richard Dunne and Nedum Onuha inking new contracts and Shaun Wright Phillips in todays Sun stating he no intention of leaving City and is happy at the club.
The signing of Dunne is important as I expect him to be a slam dunk for the player of the year award and has become possibly the most vital part of the side this season. He has certainly changed my opinion of him over this last year. Onuha is a good prospect who has ousted Danny Mills during the latter part of the season and has done nothing to suggest he won't be the starting right-back next season.
Wright-Phillips comments were pleasing - particularly 'What is important for me is that I am happy in my life and in my football - and at Manchester City I'm both.' However, one worrying apect of the article was the fact that he appeared to leave his future in the clubs hands, stating 'If anyone comes in for me, as far as I'm concerned that's the club's decision whether I go or stay'. Personally, I think he will be at City for another season at least but I'm sure a lot of people will read into his comments that if the decision is left to the board then SWP will be playing elsewhere next season.

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Anonymous said...

Robbie fowler is a symbol, of why i stopped goping to football, this lout, is the most awful man in football, he is a waste of space ion every sense, a thug,. and a fiend, i belive he is a paedophile, and think he should eb serilised