Saturday, 1 August 2009

Only a draw in our latest preseason game

City and Barnsley both scored a goal a piece to help us draw our latest preseason game.

Barnsley took the lead through Bogdanovic in the 84Th minute, he latched on to a long ball over the top and struck the ball across Given and into the bottom corner. He took it very well although I felt the defending was poor, Richards halted his run towards the 6 yard box and ball watched as the Barnsley player struck the ball.

Petrov scored for City in the 87Th minute to grab us a draw, Ireland put the ball across the box to leave Petrov with an easy tap in.

We didn't play terrible today but we were lacking up top a little when it came to goal scoring chances. We hit the framework a couple of times when we should have scored and there was also a couple of times when we missed and it was probably easier to score.

All in all Barnsley gave us a good game today and I am sure our players will benefit from the game, Rangers is next for us and I would expect us to show our Premier League quality in that game.

City team: Given, Richards, Toure (McGivern 65mins), Onuoha (Ben Haim 46mins), Garrido (Zabaleta 46mins); Wright-Phillips (Weiss 69mins), De Jong, Ireland, Robinho; Bellamy and Adebayor (Petrov 77).

Unused subs: Taylor, Vidal and Etuhu


  1. The next games not important non of the friendlies are,as long as they are up to speed for the first league game that's all that matters.

  2. sorry that this question is a little off topic but does anyone know the name of the song that city were comin out to last season?

    If you could tell me it would really help

  3. Robinhosthumb, I take a different view to you. As a footballer for many years myself it was important for me to want to impress in the build up to a league season to cement my place.

    All football games are important you play any game to win friendly or not.