Saturday, 18 July 2009

Orlando Pirates 2 - 0 Man City

Our first proper preseason game and we were beaten, Hughes fielded a team with a few of the younger lads and a few of the fringe players in it.

I am sure most of you watched the match, so you will probably know how boring and flat it was. There is not much point in going into detail it was a typical early preseason game, most of the players were not close to match fit, no organisation, bad decision making and so on.

Orlando didn't even threaten us properly all the way through the game, we just could not break them down and when we should have levelled it Bojinov missed a total sitter with his head.

Good points were getting to see some of the younger lads play and especially Weiss, he has got bag fulls of talent ad to go with it he has now started to put that much needed bulk on. He does have moments where he takes himself on sometimes but that will iron itself out once he starts playing with the first team more.

All in all I wouldn't read to much into the result of this game, it was by no means the first eleven that will be starting the season for us that were playing.

Man City line up: Taylor, Zabaleta, Ben Haim, Mee, Garrido, Weiss, Ireland (De Jong 70), Johnson (Vidal h-t), Petrov, Bojinov (Caicedo 70), Bellamy (Benjani h-t).


  1. hahahahahhahahahhahahahhhahahhahah - your goingggggggg downnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  2. is that our 3rd team?

  3. Blue Till i Die18 July 2009 at 19:04

    I suspect you're another bitter United fan. surely even you don't actually think we will go down this season. I don't expect us to get into the top 4 this season but I'm pretty sure we will be fighting for the 5th, 6th or 7th spot. the season after is the crucial one.

  4. ha ha cant even beat a team called pirates lol

  5. Yeah just latly city have been all mouth saying they can buy anyone but who have they bought apart from players the good teams dont want answer nobody lol

  6. When are we going to sell Ben Haim? I just ask. He is just... bad!