Date: 30th October 2009 at 8:00am
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Sparky’s options are getting stronger and the first full 90 minutes in Sky Blue of Roque Santa Cruz underlines City’s clear and present danger to our rivals…

Crocky, sorry, Rocky’s power in the air was there for all to see as City reached the League Cup Quarter Finals. Himself and Emmanuel Adebayor are giving us the kind of aerial threat that we haven’t seen up front since the days of Niall ‘Disco Pants’ Quinn.

Here’s to the affable Paraguayan enjoying the type of City career success to that of the big Irishman, albeit with the trophies Quinny richly deserved for his efforts but never realised:

VMC City Video Link: Rocky’s Cup Verdict

14. Roque Santa Cruz 35%
7. Stephen Ireland 16%
8. Shaun Wright-Phillips 12%
1. Shay Given 9%
40. Vladimir Weiss 7%
27. Benjani Mwaruwari 7%
5. Pablo Zabaleta 3%
34. Nigel De Jong 3%
18. Gareth Barry 3%
32. Carlos Tevez 1%
33. Vincent Kompany 1%
19. Joleon Lescott 1%
16. Silvio Sylvinho 1%
6. Michael Johnson 1%

The Story So Far:
FA Premier League unless stated

Nigel De Jong, 3 (Fulham H LC R3, West Ham H, Wigan Athletic A)
Craig Bellamy, 3 (Arsenal H, the rags A, Villa A)
Gareth Barry, 2 (Blackburn A, Portsmouth A)
Roque Santa Cruz, 1 (Scunthorpe H LC R4)
Wayne Bridge, 1 (Fulham H)
Emmanuel Adebayor, 1 (Wolves H)
Shaun Wright-Phillips, 1 (C. Palace A LC R2)

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2007-2008 Elano Blumer
2008-2009 Stephen Ireland

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