Date: 17th May 2011 at 12:01pm
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Let us hope not! This season just gets better and better, we have 2 games to play and can now get 3rd place in the league, now I know all the press are saying “3rd place is the minimum those players should get with the amount they cost” but West Ham have just been relegated with a match to spare, their wage bill is the 8th Highest in the division- so does that mean they were expected to finish eighth? I think not.
Anyway, all the weight is off ours (the fans, the team, the club) with Saturday`s win (in case anyone missed it, we won the Cup 1-0!!)
So back to reality, Stoke will be revved a plenty for this one, as will their fans.

Vital Quotes:

David Platt ” Progression is to go and compete for the title but nobody’s turning around and bragging about that at all,’ he said “The end result is to win trophies”

2011 Cup Winners, Manchester City Team News:

– Roberto will definitely freshen things up for this game, I would expect Milner, Zab and Dzeko all to feature. Reports suggest Tevez and Ballotelli are struggling to be fit.
So Hart- Zabaleta- Kompany- Lescott-Kolarov- Milner- De Jong- Toure- Silva- Dzeko- Johnson

Player to watch: Adam Johnson

must be disappointed to have been sub on Saturday, hopefully will take it out on their left back!

Stoke City Team News:

Stoke have injury concerns from Saturday to Robert Huth, Matty Ethertington and Jermaine Pennant.

Begovic- Wilkinson- Huth- Shawcross- Wilson- Delap- Whelan- Pennant- Whitehead- Jones -Walters.

Player to watch: Jermaine Pennant

Caused problems on saturday with some good player, hopefully his injury will take it’s toll!

Match Facts & Stats

City beat Stoke in the 2011 FA Cup final. 1-0

Ref Watch:

Lee Probert

Match Prediction:

City will struggle to match Saturday’s intensity against a riled Stoke, but the Good will out. City win 2-1

Next Fixtures:

Final Game of the Season- Laura, my Girlfriend will be pleased!

Bolton V City

 

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