But when we're good...
- 13 November 2013 09:05
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
The Mirror’s always readable Oliver Holt dissects City’s campaign this far in his column this morning and as ever, makes one or two astute points.
Holt reasons why nobody is getting too flustered about the Blues’ inconsistent start to the campaign and ultimately notes that, in his opinion, it is because in the end, class will probably tell in the title race and he is yet to see a better team than City so far this season.
He writes: “Despite their inconsistency, they are only six points behind league leaders Arsenal. Even though some of their performances have appalled their fans, when they are good, they are very, very good.
"Their demolition of United at the end of September was the most impressive display by any team so far this season.
“But even though there is conflicting news about just when Kompany will return (here it may be for their next game, here it might not be for "several" weeks) he is not far away from fitness.
“When he’s back, and when Joe Hart has found form again – as he surely will – City will start to accelerate. If you could pick only one team in this unpredictable season who are capable of a long unbeaten run, it would be Pellegrini’s side. If they iron out their inconsistencies, they have the class to move away from the field.”
Makes pleasant reading after a flat weekend, doesn’t it?
We’ll round off with a snippet suggesting Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko could be on his way in January if he doesn’t get a sustained run in the team – that’s not actually Edin’s words, just the implication on a couple of news threads including the Mirror, Goal.com and Clubcall – with the latter reporting:
“Dzeko, who joined City from Wolfsburg in 2011 and has scored 33 goals in 84 league appearances, is thought to be pondering his future at the Etihad Stadium.
“His ten goals in the World Cup qualification campaign ensured Bosnia reached their first ever World Cup and it is being reported that he wants regular first-team football so he will go to the tournament in Brazil firing on all cylinders.
"According to Corriere dello Sport both Inter, who want a long-term replacement for Diego Milito, and Roma are keeping tabs on Dzeko's situation and could make a firm bid for him in the New Year if he continues to struggle for first-team football.”