As a big Manchester City fan I thought I’d review the season so far given that following the draw with Newcastle yesterday we can no longer win the league!
The point though is valuable in the chase for a top 4 finish as it means even if we draw another game united can’t us. Also because we play Arsenal at home 3rd place is in our hands and is much better than 4th which requires playing qualifiers (unless we win this years Champions League!).
Getting another trophy with the League Cup win was very important. To have 2 blank seasons would have been a disaster.
re the League it’s hard to remember how far ahead we were at the start of the season. i think we had a run of 6 wins with no goals conceded. Kompany getting injured was a big blow. As were KDM and Nasri. Aguero was also missing for part. Now all are back you can see the difference in the team. Leicester and Suprs have been unbelievably good and whoever wins deserves it.
The Champions League though can help turn an average season into a phenomenal one. Getting to the Semi-Finals is probably an over achievement and shows the benefits of topping our Group. It’s a shame that under the old rules we would probably have been a top seed but now it’s just the previous winners and champions.
I do think we can beat real Madrid and pray Ronaldo has a shocker. We’ve performed well against them in the past and should have won away last time after drawing at home.
Notes: Miles Grady went to his first Manchester City game in 1971 to see City v Norwich City at Maine Road. The best game was the Aguero injury time title winning goal v QPR. Winning the league the 2nd time v West Ham was good but nothing compared to the first time. Many derbies have been memorable with memorable goals from Shaun Goater and Shaun Wright-Phillips