Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Wednesday night of destiny

Wednesday night of destiny
Woke at 1.30am this morning thoughts spinning about tonight’s game.
Good article by Oliver Holt this morning in the manumirror.
Hoping for a comfortable 3-0 tonight, can’t see any reason why not, but sad Sergio is out again.
C’mon City

Dave

7 comments:

  1. The crowd plays a big role today. We need a lot of support and not the quiet expectation that can pervade some games now. We should not expect, we should anticipate if we perform, different things entirely. C'mon blues!!

    I can only hope for a Charlton / Blackburn / QPR (maybe not so much the latter) style end to the season

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  2. It was a great article by Oliver Holt. The crowd was very uneasy by half time though Duffman! and it was touch and go up until we scored with the feeling that they could catch us on the break to the point that I was beginning to settle for a draw in this game, because let's be honest had we f*cked up today, Liverpool wouldn't have let us off the hook. But once we scored the torrential rain reminded me of Gene Kelly Singin' in the Rain. I had been pleading for someone to get down the flanks up untill the goal and on the two occasions that Kolarov did in the first half, we almost scored. Then when we did start stretching them, we insisted on playing lofted balls rather than united type, punishing low crosses. Both the first and second goals were from low cosses by Zab. Great win in the end that looked easier than it was. Just one more Cup Final to go!

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    1. Not too sure if it was the same article but I did read one about how Sheik Mansour is being punished for being generous.The treatment this club is getting from EUFA is disgraceful and involves no fair play. I too am a fan of the low hard cross preferably bending inward, it is a percentage ball but when the opposition defends with the forward stepping chorus line and we have 73% possession it can and did work. Without underestimating the contribution of the other players it does seem that if Ya Ya's up for it we are just about unstoppable and boy was he up for it last night he did something I have never seen him do before when he chased a ball down to the corner flag. One thing that does concern me about Sunday is that the "Carnival" atmosphere may well lift Wham,so it's heads down stay focused and do what we do best.

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    2. I don't want to temp fate, but find it hard to see how we could lose to Wham. If they shut up shop for a 0.0, we'll surely break them down a la Villa. If they play a little more positively, then the space will be there to exploit. If no Sergio, then I'd start Jovetic rather tham Milner and maybe Ferdy for Javi. Perhaps Cliche for Kolo for l little extra defensive reassurance.

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  3. I know what you mean Dave. The important game was t6he Villa game, because had we lost it would have handed the initiative back to a crestfallen Liverpool who must think they've cocked it up. A draw was enough to give us a second chance and in the end we raan out comfortable winners. Wham wont be easy and comparisons are being made with the QPR game of two years ago, but the difference between this game and QPR is that we only need a draw even if Liverpool win.

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    1. Also, all this talk of being anxious, etc I don't see applying to the same degree. I expect us to be quite calm and to do what is required. An early goal for us could open the floodgates. Of course, if 'pool score early like united did in 2012 the nerves may jitter slightly, but even if we are level or even one down at half time (God forbid), I would still be confident that we're more than capable to sort the situation out.
      I was anxious last night until the first, but we've a different mindset these days and we are superior to Wham in every department. I confidently anticipate another 3 or 4 goal win - hope that doesn't put the mockers on!

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  4. And on a lighter note-In Sir Booby's speech at the Utd end of season wake he said "Utd need two more players to finish above city next year as they are not used to finishing second" Sorry Sir Bob unless Arsen gets us and four other teams thrown out of the premiership sixth is the best you can hope for. Also at the Evertonian corresponding soiree when the City/Villa result came through they sang a chorus of "Blue moon".
    "Big Sam" and "Saint Brendan" are talking up Wham's chances to the point where I wonder if there is any point us turning up.

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