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Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle – The final inquest.

October 3rd, 2010 | 175 Comments |

A sight for sorry Toon eyes.
A sight for sorry Toon eyes.
Having resigned myself to the worst possible outcome during the week, I actually find myself pretty comfortable with the result.

Few fans this week actually expected anything other than a defeat at the hands of the blue limitless overdraft that calls itself Manchester City.

For me this week was all about seeing how we performed more than anything else. Going down fighting is one thing, while lying down and taking a beating is something else altogether. For the most part, I think our lads played a good game. A performance of this sort would have, I feel, ensured three points last week. But enough of the history lesson. Here is an analysis of the individual performances as I saw them.

Tim Krul – Just seems to keep improving week after week. He does panic a little in a scramble and needs to work a little on his positioning (especially for the second goal), but he’s getting better at dealing with crosses all the time, and I believe he’s already better at decision making and shot-stopping than Harper. (more…)


Ref injustice! Manchester City 2-1 Newcastle.

October 3rd, 2010 | 96 Comments |

Martin Atkinson - The man in question.
Martin Atkinson - The man in question.
As days go, they really don’t get much worse than today given what we had to witness at Manchester City this afternoon.

The performance was sound enough for us, we played well enough throughout the game and deserved something from the match, in my opinion anyway.

Referee Martin Atkinson though had an absolute shocker as he took control of the game this afternoon.

If his decision to award a penalty to Manchester City after Mike Williamson won the ball from Carlos Tevez, outside the box I hasten to add, was harsh then his decision not to award a penalty to the away side was ridiculous after Joleon Lescott took away the legs of Shola Ameobi in the City penalty area. (more…)