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City Won't Win Anything With 10 Strikers

Our neighbours are still in that merry delusion that comes from a lot of money and the signing of 'high-profile' players. However, reality is about to strike them hard, according to Sir Alex.

'It won't be easy for them to win anything, even with the players they've bought. I can't look at them as our main competitors. Liverpool and Chelsea are our main competitors.'

'They've bought a lot of high-profile players but they have ten strikers. That's a hell of a lot. I haven't spoken to all the managers but the one or two I have are saying 'Who are they going to leave out?'

'How does he pick a team? We're all interested.'

How will he motivate a lazy Adebayor? How will he persuade Tevez that playing a lot less than he did at United is actually good for him? City fans are very funny with their new-found smugness and confidence - some of them actually believe they could challenge for the title with his kind of unbalanced squad, stuffed with overrated strikers. Bless them.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 21 2009

Time: 8:35AM

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i hate city with a passion. n im a spurs supporter.
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21/07/2009 09:07:00

I think most of their strikers will be moved on leaving them with Santa cruz, Tevez, Adebayor, Robinho and Bellamy to choose from. It will be interesting to see if they play 4-3-3 or 4-4-2. One up front with that many good strikers will cause problems, but playing 2 in the middle might leave them more exposed. I predict a europa league finish for city this year - with another manager taking over next season.
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21/07/2009 11:34:00

Reality is about to strike Man Utd and Fergie real hard as well. With a lazy Berbatov who wouldn't want to be a scoring striker, with a soon-to-be-crocked again overrated Owen who looked like he could score again lately but likely be just a fluke scoring against a weak team, with the consistent Rooney alone who wouldn't have the same impact as Tevez, with a still very fragile midfield especially the central midfield who lost to masterful Barca which Fergie is so deluded and gambled not to get some fresh blood to boost, with some aging players like Giggs and crocked players like Hargreaves, with dependent on unproven youngsters like Macheda or even Nani and Anderson, I will not be surprised if Man Utd will be empty-handed for the next season, or, the next few seasons. Some people still think Fergie will forever have his magic. I would say, the magic will end some day. Ignoring the rise of Man City is somewhat foolish. Even Wenger and Benitez are wary of their influx of top quality players. Man Utd are burden by 660m ever-growing debt, Fergie said this simply just out of jealousy, as he couldn't spend anymore to save some money for repaying the debt. You should thank the American for this. Man City in fact is quite balanced with their strikers. Cruz, Tevez, Robinho and Adebayor are still considered the main strikers, with 2 flair strikers in Tevez and Robinho and 2 tall and big out and out strikers in Cruz and Adebayor, where is the unbalanced? This is the most balanced set of top strikers I have ever seen. And Man City still have plenty of time to boost the quality of other areas especially the defense. And there is no delusion here. There is indeed a threat. Some Man Utd fans just won't admit it simply out of jealousy. They are somewhat foolish or deluded themselves that they don't even see it on their own. Fergie is just playing his usual mind game again but some people like this article writer called Zae is just not wise enough to see it and completely believed it and fell into it. That is stupid.
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21/07/2009 14:31:00

^^ i didnt read all that but lol @ "Rooney alone who wouldn't have the same impact as Tevez" lmfao, tevez is a bad version of rooney
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21/07/2009 14:39:00

6 apeal - the feeling is entirely mutual matey. If Rooney gets injured, would ManU fans be happy to rely on Berbatov, Owen Welbeck & Macheda? Thought not. With regards to City, we are due to offload several of the surpluss strikers (Evans, Benjani, Caicedo), so why does everyone keep harping on about how "Silly" we are for having all of these strikers on our books? A prudent manager gets his players in before releasing the dross, perhaps Fergie should have thought about that before letting Tevez and winker go and replacing them with.... Michael Owen! Oh, but I forgot, Tevez is rubbish (a poor man's Rooney if you will) and you never wanted him anyway....
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21/07/2009 16:06:00

Yes I would be happy to rely on Berbatov. Contrary to popular belief running around like a headless chicken chasing lost causes makes you a popular player not a great one. Berbatov will score 20+goals next season. If he can do it at Spurs when he was the focal point I don't see why he can't next year, as we have more quality in midfield than Spurs both pre and post Ronaldo. I sill believe Ronney and Berbatov is a better partnership than Berbatov and Keane. As for being lazy look at his stats instead of reading the Daily Star or in your case the Daily Sport. As for our youngsters they both need games to get better and Fergies record with young players is a lot better than any of the 20+ managers you've had in the last 20 years. Thats why Sturridge went to Chelski.
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21/07/2009 16:44:00

And where is all this hypocrisy about money coming from? This club who said WE bought success spent more money in last summers transfer window than United have in any transfer window ever. Our money was generated by the club, you lot begged and begged on the phone ins whoring yourself for a new owner whatever their background. You can have the back page headlines but once the season starts and you're still dominating the back pages of the red tops the pressure will be too much for your team. Mind you knowing the bitter blue world you lot live in you would be happy to drop 18 points against Chelski, Scousers and l'arse to stop us winning the league than attempt to finish 5th next season. Continue looking for our results first next season. Cheerio fool.
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21/07/2009 16:53:00

windleaf - NONE and I mean NONE of your current crop of strikers will start in our line-up! None of them are even half as technically gifted as Berbatov (a player you were prepared to pay MORE than we did for) or Rooney! Say what you want about Berbatov being lazy but that's his style and I wouldn't change a thing! You have quantity but definitely not quality!
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21/07/2009 17:48:00

Well said FU - Fans at the City Circus are so full of $h!t at the moment, they buy a few player and they're on these boards with their chests out giving it the big one. Enjoy it United fans, they'll be back to mid table mediocrity before long and we can laugh some more at them. CAREFREE!
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22/07/2009 15:09:00

Yeah, City will win everything! geez, don't act like you don't know. (MASSIVE SARCASM)
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22/07/2009 19:58:00

Couldn't agree more Gleeson
Blue Mike
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23/07/2009 11:41:00

santa cruz, tevez, robinho, adebayor, bojinov, bellamy = 6 then theres benjani who hopefully will be gone.
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24/07/2009 13:07:00

No love lost here as ManUSA will never be my cup of tea as im a scouse fan but Citeh need to be slapped back down to their mid table status level.... the season hasnt even started yet but all im hering is Citeh players /fans mouthing off about how great they suddenly are....its become highly annoying...the attempt of trying to tap up the passmaster Xabi Alonso was the final straw... The audacity of this mid table nothing club...
I Bling Red
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24/07/2009 18:48:00

Interesting reading from a moanure blogger: P.S. iblingred "slapped back down to their mid-table status"? You arrogant buffoon, I look forward to the panic on your face as skint Liverpool watch their season implode.
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26/07/2009 12:09:00


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