Monday, April 16, 2007

Goal shy City set for record low

Manchester City are on course to score the fewest goals at
home in the English top flight since league soccer began in 1888 after a
goalless draw with Liverpool on Saturday.
Stuart Pearce's side have scored
only 10 goals in 17 league matches at the City of Manchester Stadium and have
only two home matches to play against Aston Villa on April 28 and Manchester
United on May 5.
Those 17 games have produced five wins, six draws and six
defeats, with City 12th in the standings.

The current worst home scoring record is shared by Woolwich
Arsenal, who scored 11 home league goals in 19 matches in 1912-13 and
Sunderland, who also scored 11 in 19 in 2002-03 - both were relegated.

This something that Andrew at PurelyManCity touched upon also in his Liverpool review - calculating that it has currently cost around £50 per goal this season, and it is a figure that is way, way too low and is one that is the primary reason for our struggles this season, and perhaps also holding us back from breaking into the top half of the table and behind.

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Anonymous said...

to all the pearce fans-

anyone who plays one upfront at home to charlton- ans nearly loses- it's clear two years of negative shite football are down to the thinker pearce

Wigan Blue said...

Am I on the right site here? Anyone else think that we don't have a good attack?

Anyone else think we have the best defence in the Premiership?

If you were there at the Liverpool match, you'd have seen us prevent the Champions League semi-finalists even getting a sniff at our goal. You'd also have seen that once M'Penza went off, that our chances of scoring were limited to set plays. We had two clear penalty decisions turned down (Don't get me wrong - it's not that Rennie's biased unlike the majority of the FA 'professionals' - he just doesn't see what's under his nose. Our boys done good. We can get a result at Arsenal at this rate, and then where will Mr Anonymous be??0

DaveMc said...

I heard Stuart Pearce say we are not entering the Inter Toto cup today - I know that tournament is crap but next year the Uefa Cup final is being held at COMS. With are 'new American investors' possibly coming in we could win the intertoto and with some luck get to the UEFA Cup final at COMS.
-Just in case whoever is reading this doesn't know are kit suppliers for next season is with Le 'Pile of Cock' Sportif!Fcukin Great!