Tuesday 3 June 2008

Can I Have A Word?

So...the decision has finally been made and Sven has left City after only a season in charge. I am bitterly disappointed. Ever since 1994 really, City have been on somewhat of a managerial merry-go-round, with the longest stay coming from Kevin Keegan. I think the way City handled the entire Sven saga was despicable and a complete disgrace. But he has gone now, and we must look to the future.

Many names have been put forward for the vacancy at Eastlands, but who will be willing to sit in the hottest managerial seat in English football? Mark Hughes has been immediately linked with not only City, but the Chelsea job too. He is a great manager, quite young but there is the obvious matter of him being such a legend for the neighbours...would City fans take to him?

A name that is in the running that makes me cringe is Sam Allardyce- he was a good manager at Bolton but for me he is somewhat of a media whore. I would be bitterly disappointed if he was offered the position. I was gutted that Jose Mourinho has become the new Inter Milan manager, I know it would have been a long shot but I don't know one City fan that wouldn't have him at Eastlands. But that can not longer happen, and the search continues...

The results of the May poll are in. I asked who would you be most upset about leaving City this summer out of Micah Richards, Michael Johnson, Joe Hart and Richard Dunne. Unsurprisingly, with 53% of the vote, Dunne was the winner. Unfortunately, it looks like the City captain will be going to Spurs for £5 million if various reports are to be believed. I really hope that he doesn't- when he joined City he was a mediocre defender with somewhat of a drinking and discipline problem. Now he is a top drawer defender and a complete role model. He will be sorely missed.

It was great to see Joe Hart make his England debut against Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday night. He didn't have a save to make and I am certain that his first England cap definitely won't be his last.

The Euro 2008 tournament is nearly here...have you picked your team yet? I will have my eye on Croatia, I do think they have a decent chance. I like supporting an underdog...maybe that comes from years of supporting City!

Keep the blue faith,


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