Daily Archives: July 30, 2009

Man City Starting XI Lottery

Right, so Manchester City are signing everyone.

I’ve heard numerous conversations on the train, in the office and down the pub where people are trying to pick the City starting eleven.  When you look at their squad it’s almost impossible to pick the strongest team.

The Tevez Poster in Manchester

So here’s the challenge. From the list of players below pick the starting eleven that will feature against Blackburn Rovers on August 15th.  Strikers are ridiculous, what formation would you play? It’s bloody hard!  Let me know your eleven from the names below (I’ve removed the ‘kids’)…

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Rangers Need a Goalscorer

I know from the outside people will look at QPR and see Agyemang, Helguson, Vine and now Pellicori as our striking options but I still think we’re pretty shy in the goalscorer department.  All the above are good footballers but someone tell me who is going to get the 20+ goals required to propel us into the top 2 – or even the play offs?  I didn’t disagree with the sale of Blackstock to Forest. Dexter scored goals but I never felt he had the quality we need to go onto another level.  Yes, he tried hard and had a decent average but I still feel that he lacked the goalscoring nouse and quality needed to make a challenge in this league.

Pellocori

The signing of Pellicori is based on a successful pre-season and I’m fine with that. However, I can’t help but wonder whether he’ll be another Di Carmine – lets give him a chance.  Ever since last season ended I thought that finding a left back and a goalscorer should have been our main transfer priorities.  My opinion is that we still need to buy a proven goalscorer.  £3.5m on a midfielder is great, and shows our intention, but I would have preferred an investment in the likes of Cox, Beckford or even Phillips.  We need goals. All successful teams have a 20+ man and we don’t.  This is my main worry for the 2009/2010 season.

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