Browsing the Man City fan forums you’ll find the majority of them are confident of giving us a beating, whilst a few are warning against complacency.
And if you thought Spurs “fans” booing the team at half time was bad, almost unbelievably, there are some Man City fans that are questioning whether Mancini should keep his job due to their dire performances in the Champions League.
That’s the same Mancini who won them the top division title for the first time since 1968 and is unbeaten in this years league. I’m sure like us, it’s a minority of discontented fans, but if you want to have a conversation about the fickle nature of football nowadays, that has to be top of the agenda.
“It would be nice to put a nail in AVB’s coffin, instead of making one for Mancini.”
Other, more (and less) sensible quotes below:
“Looking forward to the game! But be extremely disappointed with anything other than 3 points as spurs arent in the form that they were when we played them at home last season”
“Spurs looked dire against Wigan,beware the wounded beast,they owe their fans a good performance.”
“Spurs will raise their game just like they did against United.”
“Spurs are gobshite fans who seriuosly have a problem with us due to the fact they we have fooked up their champions league chances.” – False, if we have a grievance against anyone, it’s Chelsea.
“Spuds seemed to have alot of luck down the wings last night with Bale, so expect the same on sunday.. Defoe has now got his eye in, and will be looking to score plenty at the weekend..”
“Mancini, don’t play Maicon and we will win this game.”
Man City Fan Forum Predictions: Man City Win 60%, Draw 20%, Spurs Win 20%
-There were 11 goals scored in the two meetings last season, City triumphing 5-1 at White Hart Lane before winning 3-2 at home. Tottenham had fought back from 2-0 down in the latter game before Mario Balotelli’s injury-time penalty gave City the spoils.
-City are looking for a fourth consecutive win over Spurs.
-Tottenham have lost their last two league visits to Manchester City, having won on seven of their previous nine trips.
-Tottenham are looking to seal top-flight victories at both Manchester clubs for the first time in the same season since 1959-60. They have already won 3-2 at Old Trafford this term.
Team News & Selection
Adebayor is in contention for his first start of the season, whereas Dembele, Parker, BAE and Kaboul are all still out. Sandro is in contention for a return to the side.
Defoe found his shooting boots last night against Maribor, and Adebayor, in between looking pissed off that Defoe was getting all the goals, did actually link up the play well. It wasn’t quite a 4-4-2 last night, it was closer to a 4-4-1-1 with Adebayor dropping a lot deeper than usual. With Sandro back in the side, I’d be tempted to go for that again:
As for Maicon v Bale, if he does play, I don’t think Maicon would be foolish enough to give Bale as much space as he did when we played Inter at the lane. Fool me twice and all that. I don’t expectus to win on Sunday but I do expect our performance to be miles better than last week, simply because the pressure of getting abused by your own home fans isn’t there.
I’m getting ahead of myself here a bit, but Man City away this weekend and Arsenal away in the following game, we’ll get at least four points out of those, then be back to being crap when we play the Hammers at the lane towards the end of the month. Unless… the venomous atmosphere at the lane stops and we support the team again. COYS.