Spyin' Kop - Manchester City Vs Liverpool 23/8/2010

Posted by King Brian Blessed on August 20, 2010, 12:08:17 PM



The City Of Manchester Stadium


Football League First Division Champions
1936–37, 1967–68

Football League Second Division Champions
1898–99, 1902–03, 1909–10, 1927–28, 1946–47, 1965–66, 2001–02

Football League Third Division Play-off Winners

FA Cup Champions
1904, 1934, 1956, 1969

League Cup Champions

1970, 1976

Charity Shield Champions
1937, 1968, 1972

European Cup Winners' Cup Champions

Thank you from the the Adminstrative staff and Users of Bluemoon for letting me post and answering these questions. It's a

class fansite and well worth a read.

What did you think of the opening game against Spurs?

Marvin Good result. Defended well contrary to the views of Alan Hansen, but did not create enough from the significant possession we enjoyed. In the circumstances i.e. new players and limited preparation time after the World Cup a pleasing start

Unknown_Genius Satisfied with the point. We didn't look like a team, but that was to be expected, with so many new arrivals, who have spent little time together. Considering the nucleus of Spurs' team have been together for a long time, away from home, and they hammered us first half, pleased with a point.

mccity Impressed with the result, maybe ought to have done better in the first half. Pleased with our passing and possesion though.

Akai I think we came out with a great result! I am happy with the point.

And Liverpool's against Arsenal, if you saw it?

Marvin Boring 1st half enlived by the Cole sending off. Thereafter Livepool defended brilliantly as they normally do. Good goal from Ngog. Questions remain over Cole (he's never been the same player for me since his cruciate injury) and Liverpool as an attacking force.

Liverpool did well with 10 men, but I don't think Arsenal were that good. I actually thought Liverpool looked more dangerous with 10 men.

mccity A bit like our game, but not as extreme, and with two bad pieces of goalkeeping.

Liverpool surprised me on that one, playing with 10 players for 45 minutes and still manage to score against one of the so called "top four".

What are your expectations for this season? Care to predict where you'll come in the league and how far you'll get in the three cup competitions?

I really don't know where we'll finish. All depends on whether we can keep the vultures at bay whilst City's team gels.

My expectations are that if we don't finish in the top 4, its a disappointment, however 4th will be mission accomplished, anything above is a bonus. I'm predicting 3rd, and a Europa League victory. I think we'll reach the quarters in the 2 domestic cups. I'm forever the optimist.

mccity I expect there to be a big fight for two places in the top four, and I fancy us to get one. I think we'll do pretty well in Europe, OK in the Carling Cup and a semi-final in the FA cup

Akai In the league, we should be in top 3. FA win it, Europa league reach the final .. that's what I am expecting this season.

Who do you think is your most important player(s)?

Marvin Yaya Toure

Unknown_Genius Yaya, Tevez, De Jong, Kompany, Adam Johnson, Hart

We might discover Yaya Tourι to be more significant than anyone this year, but I'm expecting another good year for Tevez and Hart

Akai Tevez and Yaya.

Your worst player(s)?

MarvinWe don't have one


mccity ... are hopefully all going to be gone by September

Akai none.

Do you have a particular memory of any previous meeting between our clubs? Say something that happened to you that day or a decision you disagreed with?

Marvin Nornally Gerrard's diving

Unknown_Genius The last minute goal by Anelka right infront of the Kop, in a 2-1 victory in 2003, will live long in the memory.

mccity Pearce's first win with us winning it late goes down well in my mind with Musampa's volley. The 3-2 at ours is a sour memory, for many reasons.

not really!

Any young up and coming players in the squad that we might not know about?

Marvin No

Watch out for Nimely and Boyata

mccity Ibrahim, Nimely and Guidetti are knocking about, ready to come through. If you haven't heard of Boyata, then him too.

Akai nope

What sort of line-up will be put out against us?

Marvin Hart, Boateng, Toure, Kompany, Kolarov, De Jong, Barry, Yaya Toure, Silva, Tevez, Adebayor

Unknown_Genius Expect the same shape and formation as against Spurs

A 4-3-3 I'd imagine if we got Milner. If we didn't it may look more like a 4-5-1.

Akai Hart, Boateng, Kolo, Kompany, Kolarov, Yaya, Silva, Barry, AJ/SMB, Adebayor and Tevez

Do you have any favourite/best chant(s) and perhaps any that require an explanation?

"Fergie sign him up" for Carlos Tevez, its what the nited fans wer chanting at Fat Fergie to do and never did. To his cost.

mccity Bluemoon does it for me

Which Liverpool player will you fear the most?

Marvin Gerrard

Unknown_Genius Torres

mccity As it stands, Gerrard

Akai Fernando Torres

Apart from Torres and Gerrard, any Liverpool players you'd fancy pulling on the City shirt?

Marvin Johnson

Unknown_Genius Pacheco, looks a top prospect

Maybe Skrtel or Kuyt

Akai Glen Johnson, one of the best RB's in the EPL.

Care to predict the score?

Marvin 0-0 . You'll come with 2 banks of 4 and defend like mad. That's the Hodgson way

City 2-1 Liverpool

mccity 0-0

Akai I will go for 2-1 City

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