Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Arsenal 3 City 1

I was away from the action totally last night so didn't even have chance to catch the radio commentary from the game.

By accounts from people who caught the game, once we got back into it at 1-1 we held our own and perhaps looked the better side. Ultimately though - and perhaps no surprise given Arsenal's record at The Emirates this season, they came back into the game and ultimately ran out winners.

Reaction:

"We set about Arsenal with a game plan and carried it out to
the nth degree, we were a bit ragged for five minutes after they scored but once
we equalised I felt comfortable."We had as many efforts on goal as they did,
even though they kept the ball nicely.Fidgety "In the second half, the crowd
became fidgety and I couldn't see them scoring before a wonder strike from
Fabregas."It is an example of how we have come on that the players were so
disappointed at losing because they felt they were in with a great chance at
half-time."I couldn't fault our effort or application."
-Stuart Pearce.

"I have always felt that as a professional football
player you have deal with that - as a manager as well - when people are coming
here, they pay good money, they can get their frustration out. If sometimes
their frustration is with the team or a bad pass I completely understand that.
It’s down to us to transport them to a different world, when sometimes you
cannot do that they are not happy but you have to deal with that."
-Arsene Wenger.

Reports:
MEN
Independent
Guardian
Arseblog
Gunnerblog

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3 comments:

Kartik said...

Three games ago I was afraid Beasley was a total waste, but now he looks like the most dangerous player in the side. He was causing Arsenal trouble all day with his pace and actually finished two goals, the second being called back for offsides. I think we ought to sign him long term.

Speaking of Americans and City, Claudio Reyna was injured yet again in only his second game with Red Bull NY. Ronald Watterhaus did keep another clean sheet for Reyna's team and they won 3-0.

Finally I saw former City man Terry Cooke play in person this week as I was in Denver on business. Cooke did not do much in a 1-1 draw with Chicago.

Wigan Blue said...

Wonder strike? Missed the TV, so I didn't see it, but it didn't sound like a wonder strike from the radio. Apparently young Nedum slipped.

Just a little worried that SP shot off after the Liverpool match to watch Real Betis defenders. Is this how it's always going to be? Are we going to have an impregnable defense and no firepower for ever?

Anyone renewed their season tickets BTW?

Danny Pugsley said...

The Supporters Trust posted something up earlier this week regarding this and the quiet coming from the club regarding renewals (in comparison to previous seasons):

http://mcfcsupporterstrust.blogspot.com/2007/04/city-silence-on-season-ticket-sales.html