I was worried about Wolves at home and Bolton away. I feared our confidence was shot and that failure in these games would see us in free fall. I'm glad to be wrong. After a scrappy win against Wolves, I thought we played well today. Coleman was good and Vellios looks a top prospect. His finish was confident and clinical.
I've seen us survive twice on the last day so, being a natural pessimist, I admit I fret quite a bit about relegation. This is no road to Damascus conversion, but whether I or the many who share my views like it, Moyes is going nowhere.
Therefore, I'll take three points and hope that confidence will grow and the football will improve. The glass seems half-full tonight (actually I've just emptied it). A thumping for Liverpool tomorrow will make it quite a nice weekend.
Andy Crooks, Posted 27/11/2011 at 00:43:46
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1 Posted 27/11/2011 at 08:35:38
Delegation is not going to be a problem we need to worry about IMO.
The worry for me is that we are now amongst the group of clubs who can finish anywhere between 8th & 15th, opposed to being a class above them, which we have been for a while.
I blame Kenwright as not only has he messed up contracts, he's also sold cheaply leaving us skintight.
Moyes isn't a miracle worker but he hasn't helped himself this year by any stretch
2 Posted 27/11/2011 at 08:42:39
3 Posted 27/11/2011 at 08:47:31
4 Posted 27/11/2011 at 10:25:46
5 Posted 27/11/2011 at 11:20:06
Wasnt the 4 million quoted before we sold the Yak, Beckford and Arteta? If it was then we have saved double that on wages alone, so making the rest of your points invalid at this time. So dont worry, be happy!!!
6 Posted 27/11/2011 at 12:02:47
Maybe I am being simplistic but if as BK says we were forced to sell to appease the banks then surely our debt has been reduced. And that my friends is why I don't trust a word BK utters and why I fully support the Blue Union or anyone else who is trying to force out the man who is destroying our club. How anyone can ask £100m+ for a business with no assets and losing £4M a year is beyond me.
7 Posted 27/11/2011 at 12:26:14
8 Posted 27/11/2011 at 13:34:00
The squad is not a balance sheet asset as far as I am aware and does not effect any value put on the club.
Players come Players Go.
City have spent in excess of £400m but is that club
worth £800M. Don't think so.
(Value based on Stadium Value of £400M).
9 Posted 27/11/2011 at 14:03:29
10 Posted 27/11/2011 at 18:43:54
Yesterday who knows what the result would have been without the one man advantage. Timmie did assist well on the second goal but achieved little else despite working hard. He is just not a creative midfielder. Osman had a clear run through midfield in the first half and a short pass to Saha would have been perfect on Saha's left foot but Osman looked and passed out to the left wing. Another who does not have the smarts anymore!!
We need to have Rodders back with the youth of Velios and Barkley. The time is right Moyes.
Coleman is a speedster as is Drenthe and they should also start. Fellaini is an enigma but starting to play better. We have another tough game coming up against physical Stoke and I hope Distin is available.
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