Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Man City: Far From A Top Four Club

In this close season, Man City has been the biggest spenders in England. Ever since the club was taken over by Abu Dhabi United Group, they are claimed to be the wealthiest club on earth, and could be a major threat to the elites of England from a mid-table club, just like how Chelsea did it with Roman Abramovic.
Yet, Ferguson, disagrees with the popular view, and perhaps rightly so. They've went to buy Santa Cruz, Barry, Tevez, and now Adebayor, but they aren't short of strikers nor defensive midfielders. Mark Hughes have to go for shrewder signings rather than buy top players from each club.
They want be among the best, but what they've got? NINE strikers, which Robinho, Tevez, Adebayor, Santa Cruz and perhaps Craig Bellamy are renowned for being world-class. In the middle of the park, only Barry and the inconsistent Wright-Phillips stand out. At the back they're pretty much all average. Of course now they've turned their sights into John Terry, but I think John Terry isn't going anywhere, unless it's money he's looking for.
However, looking at another completely different perspective, maybe Mark Hughes is not the right man for the job. When Chelsea bought their way into the top, they first lured Jose Mourinho, a proven manager who've won titles. He then bought some shrewd players, not necessarily superstars, but certainly capable of changing the flow of the game. Man City might want to take not of this, by first having a top-class manager within their ranks.
Because at the moment, Man City are hardly looking like a side who could qualify for Europe, let alone the top four.

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