Wednesday, January 04, 2006

City 0 - 2 Spurs

Don’t Panic – DON’T PANIC.

Well not yet anyway , but , by the end of January’s transfer window………we will come to that in a bit , first to tonight’s game.

Fair play to Spurs , they came to play positive football from the outset and simply set a pace we couldn’t match , the midfield in particular appeared to be chasing shadows at times as we got nowhere near close enough to them , and certainly not as close as they got to us. For some reason Pearce refused to see that our only decent spells came when Ireland abandoned his left midfield role and came inside , and that Ireland was struggling to keep tabs on an impressive Arron Lennon , a simple swap round of Ireland and Sun would have benefited us big time. I really do hope Sun shifts loads of shirts , there has to be some reason for him. And Onuhua had to be injured that cant have been a tactical substitution ??
For all Spurs possession and good passing they didn’t craft many clear cut scoring opportunities so Distin thought he would help them out , by displaying the kind of
Lazy attitude to defending that allows a no mark like Boumsong to be repeatedly picked for the French squad before him. Lennon nips in , pulls back for a tap in.

We had a bit of a go in the second half and finally started to pick up the pace of the game around the 60 minute mark , forced a few corners , a couple of bouts of head tennis in there box and BWP flashed a shot just wide.
Somewhat inevitably , a clearance from Robinson allowed to bounce by Distin , watched by Dunne as Robbie Keane nips in and lashes home the final nail in what has to be the most lacklustre performance of the season.

Worst home performance of the year , Pearce had his substitutions booed , we haven’t scored for 3 games , 1 point in 12 , a happy new year ???

Which brings us to the transfer window ! So far Haapala on a free , potentially Riera on loan.
Not very inspiring at all , this site has previously discussed the funds that would be made available from the SWP sale for reinvestment ; the consensus been 5-10 million. I sincerely hope that Wardle makes sure it’s at least 10 million. They have sold off our heroes in Anelka and SWP and whatever the reasons for there departure the board still made the decision to accept a bid. Crowds are dropping and will continue to do so with performances like tonight , The youth policy is been far too heavily relied upon you can’t just keep throwing kids in and expect them to all be SWP’s , The manager is gaining respect and envious glances we need to spend big on two or three quality players.

For my money City simply can not afford NOT too spend.
Over to you Mr Wardle.

vote it up!


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Anonymous said...

i did say that we were lose this one 0-2 didnt i? Tottenham one of those teams even at your best they still come an turn you over,let alone when you turn up totaly lacking commitment,team spirit and defend absolute pants then Tottenham doesnt even have to break any sweat,at home and their goalie had one save to make in 90th minute..they have turned up to get 3 points tonight.Very disappointed with Citeh ,i must admit.It was just a one way traffic..embarassing.

Billy Nicks Trumpet said...

ha ha ha he he he always love 3 points at citeh...0-2 come on you spurs

Anonymous said...

I thought the substitution of Onuhua was the right thing to do. Every move down the right hand side of the pitch broke down once the ball came to him. He's not a full back and looked like he'd been found out last night. Sommeil to his credit links up well with Sinclair and gets forward to give us some width. Agree with the Sun Ireland swop. No brainer really, especially as Spurs aren't a team of cloggers and Davids wasn't playing.

If last night's performance has told us anything we need someone else in the middle with Joey as Reyna is too injury prone, a decent left winger as Muspama isn't doing it this season (Reina???) and some one big up front who can hold the ball up.

AndyD, Prestwich

Anonymous said...

I'm glad it's not just me that thinks that SP got the formation wrong last night. Sun has had a few good games for us recently wide on the right. Ireland doesn't like playing there and comes inside too often. As a result we had no-one on the left wing and no-one protecting Thatcher who consequently had a torrid time. All our attacks came down the right and all Spurs had to do was keep Sinclair well marshalled - which they did. Another thing that pisses me off is that many of the teams that have got the better of City recently (Fulham, WBA, Spurs) are not afraid to get stuck in. Every time we get the ball, there's one or two of the opposition closing us down. Why dont we do this to teams - it's not rocket science!

Anonymous said...

No DAVIDS, KING or TAINIO and it was still EASY pickings for the MIGHTY SPURS!!!

Anonymous said...

Distin's defending is exemplary ain't it? COYS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Distin is marvellous, plays just like Christian Dailey! Here we go Spurs, its our time now, keep our heads, keep concentrating and playing the Spurs way and DONT LOOK DOWN.

Champions League here we come!

Anonymous said...

Well My apologies for the THFC supporting juveniles who posted above. I cannot say that I like MC much as I still remember some thrashings(2-6 in 1962 for one) but you deserve more than you are getting right now and i do not think that it is Pierce's fault.
But your chairman does need a good swift kick up the a*** for failing to add true quality to your squad after SWP and the Anelka family of con men moved on.

I wont say thx for the 3 points as I feel that we did deserve them but better luck for the future against all but THFC!!! :))