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The Tortoise and the Hare?

Eleven games played with ten victories and one draw represents a fine start to the season.

With thirty one points accumulated from a possible maximum return of thirty-three, many would see it as title winning form.

In fact, if that form can be replicated then you`d have to assume that it would represent something of a stroll to the Premier League title with the magical 100 points total being smashed.

The fact that it`s our noisy-neighbours who have made that start should give us cause for concern.

Or should it?

History shows that teams who get off to a fast start don`t always win the title. Our own history is littered with occasions whereby we`ve been off the pace and have slowly, but surely, whittled down leads to emerge as champions at the end of the season.

We`re hoping that this season will be no different and that City, just like Chelsea last season, will hit a bad moment.

Of course, we could have done without that nightmare Sunday afternoon, an occasion that only served to heighten fears our noisy-neighbours had not only overtaken us but left us in their slipstream, but I remain optimistic that come the New Year the race for the title will be a lot closer.

Our young Spanish keeper, David de Gea, has spoken briefly in the red-top media about the title race, re-iterating my own thoughts,

"United can still win it all. It`s still not decided City will finish first."


City may have gone off like the proverbial hare but that never done the tortoise any harm did it?

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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 10 2011

Time: 4:50PM

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Tortoise? Did U*d not come flying out of the traps at the start? Then your lack of squad depth was exposed, and boy how it was exposed eh?
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10/11/2011 22:01:00

Whether we win the title or not is completely up in the air - we are playing extremely well, long may it continue. But I can tell you one thing for sure - it will take a collapse of staggering proportions for that collection of misfits, has-beens and callow youngsters to finish ahead of us this season. Of course you could always spend some money on a couple of decent players, but then that would just be buying the league wouldn't it? We can't have that now can we!
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10/11/2011 22:52:00

lol - of course it wouldn't be acceptable!
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12/11/2011 18:44:00


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