Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bolton Wanderers Vs Manchester City 2nd Novemebr 2008 8pm Kick-off , Live in the Players Lounge bar.

Its hard to choose between my favourite carrot top to have ever played in a Blue Shirt but I reckon Old Meggers would be up there at the top ahead of our other members of the Ginger Brigade David Oldfield and Steve Lomas.

Tonight Mark Hughes will drive his inconsistent Manchester City the short distance down the M61 towards the Reebok Stadium to play Meggers' equally poor performing Bolton Wanderers knowing that nothing less than a win will do.
Manchester Citys very inconsistent form especially away from home has left them them trailing in the wake of the top 4 and other euro placed teams. Losing valuable points against poor sides like Newcastle and Middlesborough have left City stranded mid table looking rather helpless. Or I ask is it that City are just not good enough yet to get the required top six finish requested from our new owners. I think on form and form speaks for itself we are not good enough yet.

From now to January when Mark Hughes can spend big to improve the sqad there are a lot of very important games to play. Some tough and some relatively easy. Hughes must know that games like Bolton have to be won no matter how hard it is to acheive them. More resillience and resolve need to be adopted and the team needs to apply a little bit more steel as a unit to kill teams off and keep the lead when they get it.

Can we do that I ask you all. With the team we have I think we may struggle until decent defensive reinforcments can be aquired. Scoring goals is not our problem, its keeping them out. When City go to play Arsenal and the Scum in a few weeks time they need to be defensively at there best otherwise I can see another half dozen being conceded like we did against the other two of the big four.

For tonight we may have a bit more balance in defence as Pablo Zabaletta comes back after his 3 match ban for a red card against Liverpool. Striker Jo may be available after a bout of tonsillitis, but Daniel Sturridge (ankle) is set to miss out.

Bolton manager Gary Megson can recall midfielder Gavin McCann for Sunday's home game.
McCann has served his suspension after being sent off in last weekend's defeat at Tottenham, while Megson could be tempted to make changes.

There are good few Blues meeting in the Players lounge bar tonight to watch the match. I shall be in there for 7pm and look forward to seeing the rest of you there.

Come on City please just give us a win to give us fans a boost!!!


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