City face Hull on Saturday in a game which means so much to both teams but for very different reasons.
Hull are fighting for their Premiership lives and will be eager to beat the blues for two reasons. The first one is to gain the all important three points which will be a huge boost in their battle for survival. It wasn’t so long ago that it was City in that position and all blues fans will know exactly what their Hull counterparts are going through at this stage of the season.
The second reason is down to the fact of who they are playing. When most teams play the blues these days, many step up their performances, as if they are trying to bring the blues down a peg or two and on some occasions, they succeed.
City need to win on Saturday, if anything to keep pace with the teams above them. But, should we walk away from the KC Stadium with three points, it will be another sign of the progress we have made. Some might say it is easy to beat Hull, but City teams in the past would fall easily and without any fight, as last season’s game at Stoke proved.
But City are going for a big prize this term and are no longer in the mood to be turned over by these so called ‘lesser teams.’ The blues have only lost three games this season and they were to two very good teams and Man United and this is the main reason why we are sixth in the league and challenging for fourth place.
We have assembled a team of quality, one which can win plenty of silverware for the club and one which have the potential to be a dominant force in England. But in order to do this, we must beat the teams lower in the league. In addition, we must win more away games. Three this season will not be enough to push for fourth place.
So tomorrow, we start with Hull.
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