Monday, 28 September 2009

Man City vs West Ham - Mon 28Th Sep 20:00 pm

West Ham are our next opponents, we Will have to be careful because West Ham love to play attacking football, ultimately though I think we will breach gaps that they will leave after committing men forward.

West Ham have always been a team I like to watch because they never sacrifice the way they play, they love to go forward and put pressure on the oppositions defence. The bad thing for them in that respect is, I think any team who plays attacking football against City will be punished. I don't think there are many teams who can afford to attack us because they simply do not have the quality to deal with us when we break.

Again I just think we will have to much quality for West Ham tonight as long as we don't play like we did against Fulham. West Ham have some good players but for example when you look at the likes of Parker and Noble, the form De Jong is in he will take care of those two on his own. I think that is a small example of our quality.

There is a possibility that Santa Cruz will play tonight and the way we play at times we need a big man up top, I have been waiting for this man to make his debut because honestly I was not impressed when we signed him for £17 million. Of course I hope he proves my doubts wrong and bangs goals in for us, as well as setting them up.

Man City Team News:
Stephen Ireland could miss out, he went off feeling dizzy against Fulham but it is actually a bug that he has caught that may stop him from playing tonight. Gareth Barry is also thought to have caught the bug but has recovered in time to play. Micah Richards is trying to shrug off a shoulder injury in time to be fit but may miss out. Robinho (ankle), Nedum Onuoha (thigh), Vincent Kompany (ankle), Michael Johnson (abdominal) and Benjani Mwaruwari (thigh) are all still out with injury.Emmanuel Adebayor serves the last game of his three match ban.

West Ham Team News:
Matthew Upson should have shook off a calf injury in time to play, but Jack Collison may not have recovered in time from his calf injury to play. Valon Behrami is also struggling although
Luis Jimenez looks to have recovered from a groin injury. Luis Boa Morte and Dean Ashton are long term casualties for West Ham. Guillermo Franco is in line to make his debut for the Hammers.

Possible Man City Line Up:
Given, Zabaleta, Toure, Lescott, Bridge, Barry, De Jong, Wright-Phillips, Bellamy, Tevez, Santa Cruz.

Possible West Ham Line Up:
Green, Faubert, Upson, Tomkins, Ilunga, Parker, Noble, Hines, Diamanti, Franco, Cole.

My Prediction: Man City 3 - 0 West Ham.

Worth A Bet: Bellamy scores one and Carlos Tevez bags two in a 3 - 0 City win.


  1. I hope you are right with the 3-0 prediction, I think that it will hopefully be 2-1 to City

  2. I hope I am right also, just a win will do but I do my prediction on what I think we should be capable of against the team we are playing.

  3. I think 1.0 win against the Hammers tonight, Bellamy won't play but Roque will and get off the mark tonight.

  4. Sorry but as much as I like your City, you don't have the defensive quality to deal with any decent attacking side! You have some great strikers but when you face a team with as good strikers as you, you do struggle a bit! Man Utd for instance!

  5. And Arsenal? Our defence is easily good enough to deal with West Ham in my opinion.

    We also scored three goals against Man u away from home, so if we are going on the game against Man u, we will score 10 against West Ham right?

  6. P.S. Barca also have a great attack and they didn't score against our defence, Ibrahimovic and Messi played so as for any decent attack...........

  7. Gary Nolan, sorry mate but you don't! The goals you scored against ManU were ManU's fault! I don't deny that you have great strikers, you do! But your defense is easily picked apart!

    You are underestimating West Ham's defense if you think you will easily score 10 against them!

    I think you might be in for a shock!

  8. PS Messi and Ibra played for minutes! It was a second string Barca team and you know that!

  9. And it was second string City, Man U goals were our fault also.

  10. Messi and Ibra both played a half, so did Alves and Toure and Keita and Gudjohsen and so on.

    We got beat by one good team away from home, how can you possibly say our defence is rubbish on one game.

  11. Further more our defence has conceded the same as Man U and Chelsea and less than Arsenal and Liverpool, so they do not have good defences either then? Your kinda making facts up to be honest.

  12. Anyway nice debate I will be going to the game soon and might not be able to reply if you return.

    Thanks for visiting my blog dude.