Saturday 21 March 2009

Have you recovered from the drama of Thursday night yet? Who would have thought it. At 2-0 up City were cruising into the UEFA Cup quarter finals with five minutes to go. Then it all went devastatingly wrong.

Since the drama, every City fan has been able to laugh and say the saying 'typical City'. In reality it was a disaster. The game itself was very poor and not worthy of featuring in a European competition. City never looked like creating anything and only had one real attempt on target- when Robinho hit the bar. Aalborg threw everything at the City defence in the closing stages- and didn't it pay off.

I, like thousands of other blues, was absolutely dreading the penalty shoot-outs. Form goes completely out of the window and our season was resting on the efforts of the penalty takers and our goal-keeper, Shay Given. Thankfully Ched Evans, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Elano and Richard Dunne had the bottle to step up and all found the back of the net- setting City up with delicious quarter-final ties against SV Hamburg. We are favourites to win the Cup- I can't remember the last time we were favourites for anything, but I am very excited. The first quarter-final for over 30 years...exciting times are ahead...

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