Monday, August 24, 2009

Portsmouth FC Vs Manchester City FC Sunday 30th Aug K.O. 4.30pm

At one time he was the outspoken frontman for ADUG's takeover of God's own team, but Abu Dhabi-based chancer Dr. Sulaiman Al Fahim now has his sights firmly set on wresting control of the rapidly sinking ship that is Portsmouth Football Club.

Whilst Portsmouth fans must surely not regret their side's famous FA Cup win in 2008, it has been a rather spectacular fall from grace for the south-coast club since another famous chancer, Harry Redknapp, led them to victory at Wembley against Cardiff City.

Redknapp has, of course, departed for pastures new, and has been followed out of the door by a string of stars who were instrumental in driving the club's march to Wembley and its eighth-placed finish in the Premier League. Lassana Diarra now plies his trade in Madrid, Glen Johnson's at Liverpool, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe have joined 'Arry at Spurs, and ex-City boys Sylvain Distin and David James are seemingly searching for the escape hatch.

As we all know, City's fortunes have turned out rather differently, and Mark Hughes will be full of confidence as he takes his side to Fratton Park on Sunday afternoon on the back of three successive clean sheets and victories against Blackburn, Barcelona, and Wolves. Joining the squad on the flight down south will be new-boy Joleon Lescott, whose protracted and acrimonious transfer from Everton has capped off an incredible summer transfer window for the Boys in Blue.

A combination of Ramadan and an early Sunday afternoon kick-off means that mcfcUAE will be somewhat fractured for this fixture. Basically, watch it wherever you can, although there will probably be some Blues in both the Players' Lounge and the Crown and Lion. There will be no beer on sale until 7.30pm, so home will also be a very appealing option.


1 comment:

John said...

What a great start to the season for the Citizen. The only sad thing was about last Saturday's game was that they could not turn the many opputurnity they had into goals. They should have easily won the game. Overall I believe they are heading in the right direction.

I was happy to see Carlos TEVEZ being named in the starting line up as I'm huge fan of Argentina. For my money, he will make a better partner with Emanuel ADEBAYOR. That was just a classy pass for Ade to score. I'm sure we will see more of that in many months to come.

Perhaps, it will be nice to hear on your thoughts about Carlitos playing Manchester City. For your information, you guys too have a lot fan of our blog.