Games for the weekend 02/09

We get to visit Man City at their place for a 3 o’clock kickoff

Man City v Fulham

Well after a hard fought draw against Arsenal, City away is an even bigger test? is this our toughest game of the season?
The cup game against Spurs showed the teams resilience and “grit” winning on a penalty shoot out against a team that “most” of the pundits expected an “easy win” over Fulham, no real surprise about that opinion.

Marco will have a decision to make between Ream and Bassey, I’d go for Bassey however I think Marco will select Tim, its a difficult choice and arguments can be made for either.
At the time of writing Palhinha is still a Fulham player, fingers crossed he still will be Saturday morning, but there are strong rumours that Bayern Munich are very, very keen.
Wolves are trying to persuade Harrison Reed to join them, I’m not sure what the attraction would be, apart from, presumably, higher wages?

our record against Man City is awful with 1 win, 17 losses and 3 draws

will Castagne be in the squad?, assuming no injuries, departures or “new” players available, my team would be…

team to face Man City


Games of Interest…

Friday 1st
Luton v West Ham

Saturday 2nd
Brentford v Bournemouth
Burnley v Spurs
Chelsea v Forest
Man City v Fulham

Sunday 3rd
Palace v Wolves
Arsenal v Man Utd

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Games for the Week-end 05/11

Gird your loins chaps! we get to travel to Manchester to take on City at the Etihad

Man City v Fulham

According to Fat Frank, Mitro should have got a straight red, not that he’s biased?, at least the MotD pundits agree that it wasn’t deliberate, Mitro wouldn’t stamp on someone, he might punch them, but not stamp on them!
Willian had another exceptional game, I can’t see him being dropped at the moment, Harry Wilson would have been my automatic choice however currently Willian takes the spot.
Robinson also had an outstanding game, as did Harrison Reed is it too late for an Engerland call up?
Are Pereira and Palhinha the best two signings of recent years? both have slotted into the squad as if they’ve been there for years, Marco has found a way to get the very best out of the team and I’m really pleased that they’ve been able to carry on their form from last season.

City could, fingers crossed, be without Haaland, but proved last weekend that they are a team of exceptional talent in virtually every position unsurprisingly I’m expecting this to be our toughest game so far.

Our record against City isn’t wonderful 2 wins, remember the “Great Escape” season?, 15 losses and 4 draws.

I’m treating this game as a “free hit”, at this point I’d be over the moon with a draw however as long as we give a reasonable account of ourselves I’ll be happy with any result.

Assumining no injuries my team would be…

Fulham team against Man City away


Games of Interest…

Saturday 5th
Leeds v Bournemouth
Man City v Fulham
Forest v Brentford

Sunday 6th
Chelsea v Arsenal
West Ham v Palace
Spurs v Liverpool

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Games for the Week-end 05/02

We travel up to Manchester to take on City in the cup

Yet another cup game against Man City
18/19 League Cup
19/20 FA Cup
20/21 FA Cup
21/22 FA Cup

This will be an interesting game, we must be massive underdogs no matter what team City put out however, this is a cup game and anything can happen, just ask Kidderminster or Hereford or Sutton Utd , an upset, however unlikely, is always possible.

Team selection for this game will be tricky, I’m sure that all of the first team will want a crack at Man City, they’d want to prove themselves against probably the best team in the country? However I’m sure that Marco will be more concerned with league matters and maintaining our position for automatic promotion, after all we could play this lot twice next season.

my team would be…


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Games for the Weekend (FA Cup) 25/01

Our FA Cup adventure continues at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City.

Man City v Fulham (FA Cup)

well this weekend we get to play Man City at their place, unfortunately we’ll be without Mitro, AK47 and Knockaert, still its the cup, 11 v 11 and anything can happen, just ask Sutton Utd, Shrewsbury Town, Hereford or Luton.


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Games for the Weekend 15/09

So this weekend we face what will be the sternest test so far with a trip to the Etihad Stadium to face last seasons run-away Premier League Champions Manchester City.

Man City v Fulham
With the ‘international break’ over hopefully the team will have had some constructive time to ‘gel’ and one or two of the injured players should be nearer match fitness.
Man City away will probably be one of the games that we don’t really expect to get anything from, I’m hoping that, at least, we give a good account of ourselves and really ‘have a go’ as Wolves did a few weeks ago, then you never know what can happen we may surprise all of the pundits?
With Tom Cairney out for the next few weeks it will be a chance for the ‘new boys’ Jean Michaël Seri and André-Frank Zambo Anguissa to show why their the club’s most expensive ever signings, wouldn’t it be something to see their value against ‘City?
Mitrović and Schürrle are being to work really well together and if young Ryan Sessegnon gets to start then I think this is a game where he can really shine.

other Games of Interest

Saturday 15th
Bournemouth v Leicester
Chelsea v Cardiff
Huddersfield v Crystal Palace
Newcastle v Arsenal

Sunday 16th
Wolves v Burnley
Everton v West Ham

Monday 17th
Southampton v Brighton


Team against Man City 15/09

Over on the forum we’ve been discussing which team we’d choose to play against Man City this weekend, here are a couple of team selections…


team against Man City

I think Betts hasn’t done anything that would cause him to be dropped, I know thats not a ‘ringing endorsement’ but I’m not sure there’s a lot of difference between all 3 goalies?

There’s been no word on Ream so I have to assume he’s still not fit, he needs to get game time ASAP as we need a consistent back 4.

I’ve selected KMac as Tom will still be out? Seri one of the first names on the team sheet and Anguissa has shown so really good touches

I’d put Ryan on from the start, Vietto hasn’t done much wrong (apart from giving away that pen) but I believe this game is one that Ryan can really shine. Mitro is the first name on the team sheet and Schurrle has shown  glimpses of how good he was/can be.


team against Man City

Sessegnon to switch with Schurrle and provide cover for weaker flank depending on how City attack.

Notable inclusions:
Fosu-Mensah gets one more chance to keep his place after losing his man on a number of important occasions last weekend. Le Marchand however does lose his for giving the ball away for two goals in two subsequent weeks. Both Odoi and MLM seem to take up good positions and make intelligent interceptions, but are prone to errors that get punished at this level. The decision to play Odoi instead came down to the fact he hasn’t made one yet this season.

In midfield, Johansen fresh from two goals for Norway midweek and an assist against Exeter previously comes in to provide some box to box counter attacking threat. 

In attack, Sessegnon’s defending and his reputation (ie bizarrely as a fast paced winger hugging the touch lines) will be useful to peg back City’s full back on that side. Kamara to come on as we tire around 70 minutes. 


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