jamie goode's wine blog: C'mon City

Saturday, September 22, 2007

C'mon City

Just back from Man City v. Fulham at Craven Cottage (BBC report here). A great game of football that finished off 3-3, and which City were unlucky not to win, because they played by far the best football.

I've never seen a City side like this. Fluent, composed, with great one-touch passing and movement. Hamman was awesome playing a midfield holding role; further up the pitch the Brazilian Elano is as good as any player in the premiership in orchestrating many of the attacking moves.

Petrov had a great game out wide left, and capped it with a brace. Overall, a very good performance, even though three goals were conceded. I reckon city will finish top 5 this season. [Pictured is my chum Rob who I went with. We were there in the famous 4-3 cup win over Spurs a few years back.]



At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

One minute it's Kiwi Pinot as good as DRC, the next it's Elano as good as Fabregas...

I'll have a bottle of whatever you're on, Jamie!

At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Alastair Bathgate said...

Isn't it great to get excited about City again?
Elano is good but so is Geovanni. Hamman is also good but we have backup in Gelson Fernandes - an upcoming star if ever I saw one.
OK, the games at Blacburn (watched it on the internet) and Aston Villa (saw it live) were drab but for the most part City create chances and excite.
This was Petrov's first decent performance for me - hope it bodes well for the future. As for Mpenza? I would keep him on the bench and start Bianchi who always looks on fire.
Come on Blues....

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

If Fulham had a decent goalkeeper,no way would City have scraped a draw.
And Niemi is my next door neighbour--maybe you owe him a bottle or two?

At 7:48 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Alex, Elano is really, really good.

Alastair, in broad agreement here.

Keith, give my regards to him when you next see him. I've rated him highly since his southampton days. But he did help us out a bit on Saturday, I admit.


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