Newsletter #1616

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Disappointment at the Stadium of Light as we ground out a draw against Sunderland thanks to a great goal by Adam Johnson. There’s opinion on the recent away games tonight and a look at the potential City franchise in the USA.

A short issue tonight folks!

Next Game: Fulham, away, 3pm Sunday 21 March 2010

OPINION: RECENT GAMES

After watching this game I had to make a comparison between the Sunderland goalkeeper and the one that Chelsea employed in our previous away game. I think most people will agree that if Craig Gordon had been between the sticks for Chelsea that day then City would not have won the game. The actions of Hilario in attempting to save two of City’s goals were so theatrical as to be called ‘Hilarious’ and an observer would be forgiven for thinking that the game was deliberately ‘thrown’, but that would not make much sense since Chelsea are competing for first place, unless there is some other ulterior motive.

Be that as it may I was very happy to see Adam Johnson’s goal. His performance today was so exhilarating that I think he should be on the pitch from the start as he is clearly a cut above Shaun Wright-Phillips. He only needs more game time and I think he will bring home the goods. Even more so when combining with Stephen Ireland. I suppose that it is too late for Capello to include him in the England squad for the World Cup! City should have won this game in the second half. Bellamy was selfish. He seems to think that he can score against any goalkeeper with his acute angle shots. He only had to cut the ball back and somebody should have scored.

Philip Vangass <philipvangass(at)yahoo.co.uk>

OPINION: US BLUES

Further to the news breaking last week about City looking to create a side in the MLS: New York Citizens?

Marc Starr <marc.starr(at)btinternet.com>

RESULTS

14 March 2010

Manchester United    3 - 0  Fulham               75,207
Sunderland           1 - 1  Manchester City      41,398

13 March 2010

Tottenham Hotspur    3 - 1  Blackburn Rovers     35,474
Birmingham City      2 - 2  Everton              24,579
Bolton Wanderers     4 - 0  Wigan Athletic       20,053
Burnley              1 - 2  Wolverhampton Wndrs  21,217
Chelsea              4 - 1  West Ham United      41,755
Stoke City           0 - 0  Aston Villa          27,598
Hull City            1 - 2  Arsenal              25,023

League table to 14 March 2010 inclusive

                            HOME          AWAY        OVERALL
                    P  W  D  L  F  A  W  D  L  F  A  W  D  L  F  A  GD Pts
 1 Manchester Utd  30 13  1  1 42  8  8  2  5 28 16 21  3  6  70  24  46  66
 2 Chelsea         29 13  1  1 45 13  7  3  4 24 14 20  4  5  69  27  42  64
 3 Arsenal         30 12  1  2 41 15  8  3  4 30 18 20  4  6  71  33  38  64
 4 Tottenham H.    29 10  2  3 33 10  5  5  4 20 18 15  7  7  53  28  25  52
 5 Manchester City 28  9  4  0 30 14  4  7  4 23 22 13 11  4  53  36  17  50
 6 Liverpool       29 10  2  2 33 12  4  4  7 12 17 14  6  9  45  29  16  48
 7 Aston Villa     27  7  5  2 23 10  5  5  3 14 11 12 10  5  37  21  16  46
 8 Birmingham City 29  7  6  2 15 10  5  2  7 15 21 12  8  9  30  31  -1  44
 9 Everton         29  8  5  2 28 18  3  4  7 18 24 11  9  9  46  42   4  42
10 Fulham          29  9  2  3 21  9  1  6  8 11 23 10  8 11  32  32   0  38
11 Stoke City      29  6  5  4 20 17  2  7  5  8 16  8 12  9  28  33  -5  36
12 Blackburn R.    29  8  4  2 21 12  1  3 11 10 36  9  7 13  31  48 -17  34
13 Bolton Wndrs    30  5  5  5 22 23  3  3  9 14 31  8  8 14  36  54 -18  32
14 Sunderland      29  6  7  2 24 15  1  3 10 13 30  7 10 12  37  45  -8  31
15 Wigan Athletic  29  4  5  5 12 18  3  2 10 15 39  7  7 15  27  57 -30  28
16 West Ham United 29  5  4  5 24 22  1  5  9 13 27  6  9 14  37  49 -12  27
17 Wolves          29  4  3  8 10 20  3  3  8 13 27  7  6 16  23  47 -24  27
18 Burnley         30  6  5  4 20 17  0  1 14 11 46  6  6 18  31  63 -32  24
19 Hull City       29  5  5  4 19 22  0  4 11  8 39  5  9 15  27  61 -34  24
20 Portsmouth      28  3  2  9 17 22  2  2 10  7 25  5  4 19  24  47 -23  19

With thanks to Football 365

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Newsletter #1616

2010/03/15

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