Premier League Teams – Hit or Miss?

Now that we’ve had some time to digest this past week’s action-packed EPL encounters, I figured this is a good time to share my thoughts with you on some of the key teams:

Manchester City:

After many months of speculation as to whether he would join Chelsea, Madrid, Juventus or Manchester United, City finally have landed their man Edin Dzeko who they have been pursuing for quite some time.

Initially expected to cost £50m he came quite fairly priced at £27m, he now joins Carlos Tevez and Super Mario in sharpening City’s forward line. After watching City rely too much on Tevez the whole season, it is hoped that he will be the major determinant whether or not City can win the EPL and Qualify for the Champions league. His arrival clearly hastens the departures of Adebayor, Santa Cruz and Jo. This is a very good purchase made by Mancini if not the best that we have seen since his arrival.

Verdict: Hit or Miss? Big if not super hit.

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“Money Cant Buy Love”- Manchester City’s Struggles

Last week must have been a very disappointing one for the owners of Manchester City who got a taste of some very bitter medicine. They must be wondering whether all the money they have can really afford them the love they so desperately want and the silverware they so desperately need. What looked like an easy week on paper proved to be somewhat difficult for them. They lost to Manchester United in the battle to sign Wayne Rooney whom many believed was destined to depart from old Trafford. To add insult to injury they lost to a relatively erratic performing Arsenal over the weekend. For some reason the expensively assembled squad still is showing no signs of gelling together. Continue reading