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Realistic Expectations for the the 2010/2011 season?

Article By Callum Rothwell

Although we finished 5th place last season, we are sure to be linked with some top players this summer. As you already know, we have huge financial backing that would enable to buy any player in the world if they were up for sale.
Moreover, it seems pretty likely that we are buying Yaya Toure for £24 million. There are many people who believe that we don’t need a ‘defensive midfielder’, but Yaya is more of a box-to-box player. The only reason for Barcelona that he didn’t score too many is because he was playing behind Xavi and Iniesta!
Also, he lost his place unfairly this year because Busquets, there new central midfielder, is preferred because Guardiola used to play with his Dad when he was younger, and also because he is a local lad.
In addition, it is rumoured that we are close to agreeing a £29 million deal with Valencia for winger David Silva. David Silva is a superb player, who has played behind the strikers this year. I think that if we do get him, this where he will play..just behind Tevez. This a player that can open up defences, whether it be through dribbling or by a pass. Also, if Bellamy were to get an injury (he is due one), then he can play out wide on the left, and he has a superb cross on him.
Roberto Mancini has also recently said that he is interested in one of Dzeko and Krasic. Personally, I hope it is Dzeko. Dzeko is a superb holder up of the ball, and scores every type of goal. Fergie said earlier this year that he is the best striker in Europe, and United are also rumoured to be after him, so even better!
Furthermore, I think that a top 4 finish is definitley more than achievable, and I don’t know why we can’t finish in the top 2, and maybe get to a cup final?
However, having said that, this is City we are talking about and they can put us through ups and downs very quickly!
Possible line-up for next year…
Zabaleta Toure Kompany Boateng
                        de Jong
Toure   Johnson  Silva Bellamy
subs: Hart, Bridge, Onuoha, Barry, Vieira, Wright-Phillips, Weiss, Adebayor, Dkeko   –   there are too many options! I wonder how everyone would fit in? Anyone know anyone we could get? Or your opinion on how we will do this year? CTID!!


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