Thursday, March 27, 2014

Celebrate the Maggie McGarry's Derby!!!

This week's match against Arsenal will feature the unveiling of the Maggie McGarry's derby trophy!

In cooperation with the Arsenal fan club, we'll have the plaque ready for the match, winner take all!  Of course, we know who we want to win! :-)

Come out and feel free to belt out a song to let the Arsenal fans know we are there and we're going to be number 1!!!

C'mon CITY!!!!!

As we all know the result, :-) here is Mark from the Arsenal Club presenting the trophy to Dave!  A good time was had by all!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

this is the week!

two big matches this week, the outcome of which may determine the outcome of the league. 

City are in control of its destiny.  With three matches at hand on the leaders, IF we win those games, then we are the leaders!

This is a tough week against two key rivals.  First: Saturday vs. Arsenal.  We have not defeated Arsenal at home for quite some time, so picking up three points there will be key.  And they were crushed this weekend by Chelsea, so they will not be in a 'good mood."

Tuesday is the Derby.  Hopefully, many of you will be able to take a "long lunch" and see us at Maggies for what will certainly be an interesting match!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Being Positive

After today's match against Hull, I'm going to take the high road and make a POSITIVE top 10!

1) Three important points
2) Three points closer to the top
3) Silva was brilliant
4) One of our strikers scored a goal
5) The back line showed a lot of discipline causing Hull to be caught off side a number of times
6) See number 3)
7) Silva scored a great goal
8) Silva put the ball on a plate for Dzeko.  Twice.
9) The team showed a LOT of spirit
10) See number 3).  Again.

Friday, March 14, 2014

One Trophy left.....

After the lack of revenge against Wigan, and the not too unexpected loss to Barcelona, we have one thing left to focus on: Premier League!!!

The good news is if we win the three games we are behind, we are at the top of the table.  The bad news is that we have to win those three games!

It's particularly difficult given the lack of production from the front line.  Aguero and Negrego have been hurt, I've discussed Dzeko in another post.  This drought sounds familiar: two years ago, we were ahead in goals scored and as we approached spring the goals dried up.  The difference this year is that we are NOT at the top of the table.

The current league leader has been able to grind out three points consistently, without scoring a lot of goals.  I don't care if we do it by scoring a lot or a little.  We just need the three points.  Unfortunately, our slip ups early in the season mean we don't have a lot of wiggle room.  Let's see if we can make up for it.

One other point on the lack of goals.  When you score a LOT of goals like we have, your competition learns to adapt.  Our competition has learned to adapt.  We need to adapt back.......!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Now that's QUALITY!

Great, great comeback by City in the League Cup!

It was tough to go down so early.  And there was a lot of cause for concern that we couldn't put the ball in the net in the first half.

But that was all forgotten given the quality of our first two goals.  To see Yaya look at the goalie, call for the ball, and put a pinpoint precision shot into the net from 30 yards was an incredible experience.  And Nasri's goal was just as brilliant from a volley at that distance.  The keeper didn't even have a chance to move.  But even if he did, there was not way he was going to get it.

Respect to Sunderland, who really appear to have gotten their act together compared to earlier in the season.  They were ahead for much of the match, and when they went down, they still looked dangerous.  It took two incredible goals from an incredibly talented team to take the Cup from them.  Fortunately, City was just that team!