Man City Fans Are Genuinely Nervous About Playing Palace This Weekend

0 Posted by - May 5, 2017 - Daily Thoughts, News

Whilst most Palace fans are struggling to imagine the team getting a positive result against Pep Guardiola and co. tomorrow, it’s fair to say that the City fans themselves are far from confident about the challenge that awaits. 

This thread on popular City message board Blue Moon sees plenty of their fans fretting about the threat we pose. 

Whilst Big Sam’s defensive crisis has significantly dampened the optimism that had been building in South London over the last few weeks, the blue side of Manchester is hardly brimming with confidence of late. For all the talk of a revolution under Guardiola’s watchful eye, the team are almost indistinguishable in style from the one Manuel Pellegrini left behind, meaning the Barcelona legend has a rather large job on his hands at The Etihad this summer. 

Of course, if things go as they’re expected to tomorrow afternoon, City’s players should have more than enough to dispatch Palace on their home turf but you’ll probably be as surprised as I was to read the pessimism surrounding the game in the minds of so many contributors to the Blue Moon message board. 

It’s easy to moan as a supporter when you see fans of a club on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League grumbling but in football, success is concept that constantly alters depending on your specific circumstances. In Manchester City, you have a set of fans who’ve seen both sides of the fence in recent years, having been as low as the third tier just 18 years ago only to now be fighting for the Premier League title each season. Make no mistake, each challenge presents its own sort of pressure. 

Without the presence of Mamadou Sakho or James Tomkins for our trip to the North West, I don’t personally hold out a great deal of hope for our chances but if you take a minute or two to browse through the link at the top of the page, you’ll see that City fans are also rather unsure of how their boys will get on against the famously robust tactical planning of Sam Allardyce. 

The life of a football fan is never easy. 

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  • Richard C May 5, 2017 - 8:23 am Reply

    They are going through a crisis of their own at the moment and under real pressure to pick up points. Boro’ showed what you can do.

    • admin May 5, 2017 - 8:37 am Reply

      Indeed, Richard. It’s worth remembering that Damo will be starting, though.

  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh May 5, 2017 - 9:49 am Reply

    I think Benteke is the sort of the player the current City defence hates. But, like you said, our own defence is low on personnel right now and even without Aguero – injured last week – they have players who can hurt us.

    Interesting to see whether Dann or Damo start. The way his injuries have been this season, i would rather make sure Dann is 100% fit next week.

    • admin May 5, 2017 - 10:14 am Reply

      I’m with you. JFB. Damage limitation tomorrow, get Scotty back to full fitness for Hull.

  • Richard Down May 5, 2017 - 12:52 pm Reply

    What Ive seen of City lately there are plenty of class players but not a whole lot of cohesion , and their fowards seem to be playing for themselves. We need to shackle De Bruyne and stop him linking play in the last third. Yep the defensive situation is appalling luck but we can still pose a threat going the other way. Still we beat Liverpool without Sakho so lets just hope we get City on an offfday

    • admin May 5, 2017 - 7:03 pm Reply

      Jesus worries me, Richard. In the footballing sense, that’s not blasphemy.

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