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Manchester City 1 - 3 Chelsea

by esssienisanengine (U10651266) 13 September 2008
Date:
13 September 2008
Venue:
City of Manchester Stadium
Competition:
Premier League
Attendance:
47,331
Player of the match:
Ricardo Carvalho
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Great win, Chelsea end the day top of the table but may be without Terry next week after a controversial sending off. Personally, I reckon it was at worse a yellow card considering he wasn't the last man, but we'll probably appeal against the decision.

The game itself I think we deserved to win, especially with it being away from SB. Carvalho was sound defensively (and offensively!), Cole, Lamps and Deco all combined well, and Anelka scored! Not bad at all! Robinho knows what he's missing now.

The match against Man Utd next week will be the real test for Scolari and Chelsea though. It'll show whether the new style of football injected into the team is more than just slick passing. Should we get a win next week, it'll be the ideal start to the season for both Scolari and all Chelsea fans.

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posted Sep 14, 2008

glad he did not sign for us actually,he looked pretty silly trying all the fancy stuff(none of which worked out for him)in my humble opinion not strong enough for premier league, where skill alone is not enough. Look at Deco's performance yesterday, skill ,strength,vision,incredible work rate up and down the park incredible for such a small man who also happens to be a good 5/6 years older than Mr Robinho!!

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posted Sep 15, 2008

Who'd have thought, to be laughing at Chelsea thrashing someone on their own patch.

Robiniwho?

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posted Sep 15, 2008

Sackeyprince (U6228255)
posted Yesterday

This was a straight forward victory. I mean, I knew Robinho, like any other player that has been in the news for a while, would want to make an impression, and he did. But Looking at City, apart from Shaun, Jo, Robinho, Richards and Kompany, sell everybody, including the keeper...and the manager, look at him, doing nothing but posing with his suit and gum. Learn from Successful coaches like Scolari, you don't sit down, you make your presence known, so your players can feel like they're in control and supported. He just sits there contesting every ref's decision.

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what a rediculas post from someone who does not tell us who he / she / it supports

chelsea are a better team and we accept that

city are going in the right direction and will prove cynical people like you wrong

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posted Sep 15, 2008

I think its funny how you are all mocking city!

we had one day to buy players with the new money, we got robinho. yes we bidded for others.

i think in a way he did move for money and because he hated madrid. but also he has been clever, knowin hes gunna be a massive player in a small pond. but with all the money city have they are going to be the next chelsea, so it was a clever move, come january where we have a month too sign players with a very deep cheque book, all these people that mock city will be left regretting what they are saying!

am not sayin come january we will be massive, im sayin we will aquire a few more quality players and in a couple of years will be a dominant force if everythin goes to plan.

hughes will stay.
he will be in control.

these dubai owners know what their roll is and know they leave all the footballing matters to MH!

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comment by BigFAn (U5237915)

posted Sep 15, 2008

Great win , iam not a chelsea fan but i hate to see money transform thw way we love football , whats make me more angry the way man city supporters did during the game , and we still talking about whom we are going to buy in Jan, Man city Wake up please its not going to make a difference at all , iam afraid that Robenio will go in Jan transfer window !!!!!!!!! just

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posted Sep 15, 2008

I like how the citeh forecasts have turned to "in a couple of years" laugh

NCFC

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comment by mcfcoj (U1919929)

posted Sep 15, 2008

it was never any different. the only gloat boasts have been from the big 4. ie arsenal saying we will take liverpools place and vice versa. why would we suddenly start winning because we are rich. give us a chance to spend some first.

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posted Sep 15, 2008

"it was never any different. the only gloat boasts have been from the big 4. ie arsenal saying we will take liverpools place and vice versa. why would we suddenly start winning because we are rich. give us a chance to spend some first"

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Mate - you really need to read some of the posts from the Citeh fans to know the gloating started as soon as you bought Robinho.

I think reality is now setting in that you will need to be in the top 4 to attract quality players but to get in the top 4 you will need quality players.

Bit of a catch 22.

You are not going to get Kaka, Messi, Fabregas, Essien and co so I am not sure who you will buy that can push you on to the top 4 in the next couple of years and will the new owners be that patient?

It was obvious why Robinho joined and I sort of feel Hughes was pressurised into playing him on Saturday. Why play him for 90 minutes when he obviously was jet lagged etc? He went missing after the goal.
Maybe Hughes will not have the free reign that you all hoped he would have. Will the new owners be happy with Robinho on the bench?

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posted Sep 15, 2008

I don't think there was ever any doubt that signing Robinho alone was going make much differnece to Man Citys results, what will be interesting though are the signings that are made in january.

The question is, can Mark Hughs deliver silverware? And will the greats really follow Robinhos train?

Im not so sure, Chelsea never really made any massive superstar signings when they won the league with Mourinho. Yes they bought in some quality at over inflated prices but it was the brutal and organsised, perhaps boring, work ethic that bought in the silverware.

This was down to mourinhos zero tolerence for egos. What happens when you bring in the worlds biggest egos with a manager thats unproven at a world class level?

What ever happens, its will be very interesting!

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posted Sep 16, 2008

It was a wonderful gae played by Chelsea. All the Chelsea players played well.
Carvalho was very good and I think he was the best player of the match.
In the first half Petr Cech was not as good as always. He couldn't see the ball well.(Ireland kicked the ball in the sky and Cech lied down. It was a little funny for Cech.)

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