Thursday, August 28, 2014

Group of death, meh!

We have several treats this week:

1) Sergio scoring within seconds of coming on to put a nail in the Scousers coffin
2) A completely OUTSTANDING performance by the Milton Keynes Don's battering United
3) The group of death draw in the Champions League.
4) United breaking the all time English transfer fee record for a player that can't break into the starting lineup in Spain.

Regarding 3), I don't think there is another group that is close to as tough as ours.  Chelsea and perhaps Liverpool are definitely beneficiaries of the draw.  The good news is that we KNOW we can beat Bayern! One wag posited that we would win the group!  Wouldn't that be special! 

There is also a great post about United having the first GBP 400M team.  It makes you think of the New York Yankees baseball team, who keep needing pitching and buying batting.  We certainly hope that DiMaria has the same effect on the team that Mata did.  Zilch!

Personally, I continue to like Pellegrini 's approach.  This week and THIS week only.  We won't have to worry about future weeks if we loose this week!

In Pellegrini we trust!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nice way to start the season!

There were a LOT of positives to take away for the performance at St James Park today.  A few of the important ones (in no particular order):

  1. Great defensive performances by Komany and Fernando
  2. Silva scoring the first goal of the season (just like he did last year, against the same team!)
  3. Aguero getting back to his scoring ways.
  4. I liked that Aguero got 10 minutes.  After the injuries he had last year, he needs some rest and some playing time to get fit.  Let's not rush him back.
  5. A monster performance by Edin Dzeko, who was channeling his inner Silva.  If you want to clone a player, it's Silva!  and I hope Dzeko keeps it up.
  6. Beautiful passing by Yaya and Dzeko on the first goal
  7. Great patience with the ball
  8. Great resilience against a Newcastle side that showed great poise in attack in the last 15 minutes.
  9. We (so far) are the only team to go up by two goals, putting us at the top of the table!
While Newcastle didn't have a shot on net, it was because they didn't take advantage of some good opportunities and put the ball over and wide.  Some slick finishing could have had the match turn out differently.

It's going to be a tough season with several teams fighting for the top four spots.  Let the games begin!

Friday, August 8, 2014

And a new season begins!

Hello and welcome to a new season of the official blog of the San Francisco Man City Blues!

To be honest: still recovering from the great finish to last season and exciting World Cup.  Germany 7-1 over Brazil?!  Did that really happen?!

Our season kickoff will be interesting.  First the Community Shield:  It's against the Gunners, which makes it a Maggie McGarry's Derby!  We get at least 3 this year!  And looking forward to winning them all!

Hope you can make it to Maggies on Sunday!