Bring on the Villains

The thing about playing at home is that there is a massive expectation for us to get a really good result, especially as the opposition has definitely performed under-par so far this season. The reverse fixture saw Ozil and Welbeck combining to destroy Villa. Welbeck’s movement provided the perfect foil for Ozil’s probing through balls […]

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As a couple of weeks go….not too bad at all

So, we played Citeh at the Etihad and walked out deserved winners with smiles wider than the original Cheshire Cat. Wasn’t too shabby a result really. Just scraped through. Two nil, away to the current league Champions. Worth having a beer or two to celebrate, but alas, Dryathlon calls again and this guy hasn’t touched […]

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What to do about Theo

Seeing Theo back on the pitch is a great sight and a fearful one for defenders. But I think I’ve been spoiled by Alexis. Whenever Theo loses the ball, I want him to go chasing after it. I want him to go harassing players in the way Alexis does. He has the pace to do […]

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A bit more like it!

Well that was a pretty pleasant Sunday after all! Not only did we have a rather wonderful win over those ghastly Stoke City players, but ManYoo also had a wonderful defeat at the hands of Southampton. My cup runneth over with delight.

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Injury update

So Ozil is available for Sunday, well that is stonkingly good news, albeit what a game to come back to! I would almost forgive Ozil for suggesting that he is benched with a minor sub appearance to get him back in the swing of things limiting his exposure to the tough-tackling, physical, powerful Orcs.

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Inviting the Orcs to come in and play

2015 began with a confidence denting visit to Southampton where our performance showed signs of fatigue after a hectic Christmas period. Given the points dropped elsewhere by our rivals, it was a reasonably successful return in what is such a crazy time where games come thick and fast and bodies are swiftly tapped of all […]

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