Are Man City still favourites to break the top four?

Moneybags Mancs aren’t as flash as first thought…


Lying in 6th, the table might show Man City are still in with a chance to crash the Big Four’s tedious party, but their fans seems to think otherwise.

Boos rang out on full time at City’s 3-all draw with Burnley - the club’s fifth successive draw in a row. After a £120m spending spree in the summer, taking five points from Aston Villa, Wigan, Fulham, Birmingham and Burnley might indicate a slight derailing of Manchester’s Emirati revolution.

So, with a post-suspension Adebayor decidedly quieter than he was at the start of the season, Lescott playing as if – surprise, surprise – he wasn’t worth £24m after all and Mark Hughes being increasingly found out as lacking the tactical acumen to change a game, are City still favourites to drag Arsenal Liverpool out of the Premier League’s elite?

4 responses so far
  • fahad // November 9, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    its not a saudi arabian revolution since the owners are from the united arab emirates and more specifically dubai.

  • Sam // November 9, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    If you’re going to criticise get it right – more specifically it’s Abu Dhabi!

  • rich // November 9, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    duly noted.

    it’s not exactly unfair criticism, is it? after a £120m outlay, it’s hard to argue winning 5 out of the last 15 points – against a top 6 rival and a variety of midtable-to-relegation candidate clubs – is setting the world alight.

  • BringBackBananas // November 9, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    no u are rite. villa away was a great point, but the others, particularly at home when we were infront are shocking results
    but who, apart from chelsea, have set the league alight so far? hell even they have had defensive frailties from set pieces
    we are still only a point off top4 with a game in hand and what we have over our rivals is a SQUAD. for the business end of the season with no europe, that is when the extra 120mil spent will pay

    and only the media spouted the top4 thing anyway, most city fans would have been well happy with 5th before a ball was kicked, only scouse1 frailties have given extra confidence to all the chasers it can be done. united chelsea and arsenal were never gonna be overthrown anyway

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