Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bogie Vanquished

Chelsea had definitely gotten the better of us in our Premiership meeting this year, but the FA Cup match was definitely all City.  Chelsea didn't even have an attempt on goal!

Although he had a good match, we were surprised to see that David Silva got man of the match.  Most of the support was for Javier Garcia.  Personally, I thought it should have gone to Vincent Kompany.  The captain was everywhere: blocking shots, clearing crosses, intercepting passes, moving up into the midfield to break up passes and pushing the ball forward.  A truly awesome display.

One surprising downside was the substitute of Jesus Navas.  Whenever he touched the ball, his defender (not sure who it was) stuffed him.  We'll have to keep an eye on that.

The good news is that we know we CAN beat anyone else in this competition.  Of course, that does not mean we will.

For now, even the bosses' eyes can focus on one thing: BARCELONA!  They looked in fine form Saturday, winning 6-0.  A lot will be on the line for MCFC as to our aspirations as a world class team.  Samir Nasri has been quoted as saying we can beat them.  I hope he's right, and that we do.  I think the biggest risk right now is that we get nervous and look like we did in the first match against Bayern.  If we play with confidence, this will be a great match!