All entries for Thursday 23 July 2009
July 23, 2009
The Manchester City lineup (probable) for the first game of the season against Blackburn at Ewood Park.
Richards - Onouha - Dunne - Bridge
De Jong - Barry
SWP - Ireland - Petrov
Bellamy - Caceido - Bojinov
Benjani - Evans
Robinho - Adebayor - Tevez
The innovative 4-2-3-3-2-3-1 line up will surely overwhelm Blackburn Rovers who will probably revert to their preferred lineup of 9-0-1 where the one up front is defender Christoper Samba. Either way, City are leading the line in the Premiership this year for tactical innovation. With the vast wealth of the oily owners City should have no trouble persuading the FA to accept their brave new approach to the game of association football.
However it is widely believed that City have a backup plan if the FA gets a bit clingy to the outmoded notion of 11-a-side football, and have designed the following lineup to accommodate their recently acquired talents:
Caceido - Evans - Benjani - Bojinov
Bellamy - Jo (recalled) - Tevez - Robinho
Adebayor - Santa Cruz
This will allow for City's vast array of attacking talent to thrive whilst eliminating the possibility of any, or indeed all, of them getting major strops about the splinters in their arses from the most overstuffed attacking bench in the entire history of history.
Naturally if city ever need tips they should only look across the city to their neighbours Manchester United, who will be approaching this season with the equally intriguing tactical innovation of a strike force made up of two foetuses, a man who doesn't do very much, and a man who does too much like shout at refs, defend and assault corner flags.
Full season guide coming soon.