It was shortly after 22.00 on Monday 2nd February somewhere within the pitch level catacombs of Manchester City’s deflated and conquered Etihad Stadium.
Archive for the ‘Flying high’ Category
CFC fans who lament the club unfortunately missing out on signing Samuel Eto’o the last time it was seemingly possible in 2006 have their wish now the iconic Cameroonian wears a blue shirt and calls West London home.
There are currently few players whose talent produces such divided judgement in football circles than CFC’s enigmatic Brazilian international David Luiz. His playing style and wholesome approach to life in general is as unique as his awe inspiring haircut.
It is not a disservice to the evident quality of the player to honestly regard CFC’s acquisition of former Shakhtar Donetsk and Anzhi Makhachkala attacker Willian Borges da Silva as a real surprise…
Nothing definitive can be deduced and the tactical preferences of a coach not accurately forecast based on pre-season team and tactical selections. This perhaps is even truer when the manager in question is assessing a new squad of players and has the psychology professor-like aura of a certain José Mourinho.
When Ramires signed for CFC during Carlo Ancelotti’s reign as manager in the summer of 2010 it was not immediately obvious that he would evolve into the integral match-winning member of the squad he is today.
With a move from a perceived but in reality formerly fierce domestic rival comes extraordinary pressure and at times irrational criticism…