Sunday 31 August 2008


What an incredible week it has been at Manchester City. The fantastic re-signing of Shaun Wright-Phillips has been met with a wonderful reaction from Blues everywhere, who can’t believe that he has finally come home. I understand why Shaun left but I can’t help but think that he was a bit mis-advised about the Chelsea move and would have perhaps suited a move to Arsenal more.

Anyway, their loss is most certainly our gain and I knew that he would settle back into life at City straight away. I just wasn’t expecting it to be so quickly! The two goals at Sunderland in the 3-0 victory will have other managers seething with jealous at just how good a signing Shaun is. The quote from in the week’s media is so endearing and emotional: “Dad, I just want to go back to City”. He’s now back where he belongs, and it’s onwards and upwards for Mark Hughes’ men.

The UEFA Cup second round qualifying second leg was just typical City. We played abysmally for the vast majority of the 90 minutes, and were handed a HUGE lifeline to continue through into extra time and, inevitably, penalties. You could tell that Joe Hart was relishing the situation, and he just proved how much of an asset he could be to Capello’s England. He is the best young goalkeeper around at the moment and will prove to be hugely important to City this season, in the Cups, Europe and the Premier League. Up next for City in the first round proper of the UEFA Cup are Cypriot team AC Omonia. The draw has been kind to the Blues but, like FC M

Mark Hughes has also added two more signings to his squad before the transfer deadline. Glauber Berti, a Brazilian defender, has signed a one year deal at Eastlands from FC Nuremburg. Argentinian Paulo Zabaleta has signed a 5 year deal from Espanyol. Obviously the signings of two defenders will put further question marks on the future of Vedran Corluka, and whether he will be heading to Tottenham Hotspur at the close of business tomorrow. Lets hope not.

The results of my latest poll are in. I asked if you still want Thaksin Shinawatra as chairman of Manchester City F.C. A definitive 71% of you who voted said yes. The new poll is now up and running so get voting!

Keep the Blue faith,


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