Dzeko Finally Finding His Feet

Dzeko Finally Finding His Feet

Finally, we are seeing the Edin Dzeko that we were used to seeing at Wolfsburg. Two goals in two successive games (three in three including the community shield), and Dzeko is now Mancini's first-choice striker, leading the line for City alongside club record signing Sergio 'Kun' Aguero. Last season he never really got going and only managed a return of 2 goals in 15 Premier League games - poor considering the impact he was predicted to make upon his arrival. …
Samir Nasri in Blue?

Samir Nasri in Blue?

Recently, talk of a deal moving Samir Nasri to City has been almost non-stop. An article has already been written on EPL Index by jeffares10 on Nasri leaving Arsenal. Every day it goes back and forth between rumors that it is a sure signing and people saying he will stay at the Emirates for at least this season. At this point, I have no idea how it will play out. Still, this article is for hypothetical purposes. Even if Nasri …
Bolton v Man City | Winger Comparison

Bolton v Man City | Winger Comparison

We may be just a single game into the 2011/12 season yet this has not stopped some billing Sunday's clash at The Reebox as a 'top of the table' one. Both Bolton and Manchester City are of course perched first and second in the table by virtue of impressive 4-0 victories over promoted sides QPR and Swansea respectively, and will go into the game full of confidence. Historically, City have not fared well at the Reebok, at times struggling for goals, …
Sergio Aguero | Real Deal or Big Mistake?

Sergio Aguero | Real Deal or Big Mistake?

There are no questions that Sergio Aguero impressed in his 31minute debut for Manchester City in their 4-0 thumping of Swansea City, but is Sergio Aguero the real deal or is he just another move that will end up costing City more than they want. Sergio Aguero came in from Atletico Madrid in a deal worth nearly £40M in August of this year. Aguero made an instant impression in the City media making a statement in the Tevez drama, stating …
Aguero shines | Toure deserves plaudits

Aguero shines | Toure deserves plaudits

In little under half an hour on the pitch, Sergio Aguero's sensational performance ensured that he grabbed tomorrow's headlines and made himself an instant hero in the process. Little wonder too as there can have been few (if any) better (certainly more impact-full) debuts than that: 5 shots, 2 goals, 1 assist, 7/9 passes completed, 1/2 tackles won and 3/8 possession duels won. City may have got themselves ahead in the game, but it was Aguero who turned the screw …
Hart and Soul

Hart and Soul

Joe Hart dives to his right, makes the stop on DeLaGarza of the LA Galaxy, immediately grabs the ball, places it on the penalty spot, calmly strokes it in to the top right corner, and wins the game for City. OK maybe this is against an MLS team in preseason, but the point still stands: Joe Hart is good. He’s one of the best at his position, playing all 38 games for City last season. Exactly how good is he …
The influence of Man City's midfield trio

The influence of Man City's midfield trio

With the departure of Carlos Tevez anticipated for much of the summer months, much has been made of quite how stark his contribution to Manchester City has been these past two seasons. The undoubted heartbeat of the side, City often appeared to go as Tevez did. His energetic and infectious play a constant torment to the opposition and his worth to City (despite some trying to play down his contribution) was clear: top scorer in both seasons by some margin …
An Analysis of the Worth of Carlos Tevez

An Analysis of the Worth of Carlos Tevez

In the recent weeks, it seems very likely Carlos Tevez has played his last match in a City uniform and will likely not return for another season. It's no question that Tevez is a top scorer. With 20 goals last season, he finished tied for the lead with Dimitar Berbatov. So what exactly will City be losing if Tevez does indeed leave? If we look only at goal totals on the season, we get a very limited assessment of Tevez's …
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