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Southampton [H] the verdict ..... Wow, just wow!!!
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58:28City were fully deserving of 3 points against the high flying Saints whose impressive 25 game unbeaten run was brought to a shuddering halt in the most complete performance seen at Ashton Gate for a very long time.Manning talked pre-match about a game plan and City stuck to it in a manner that suggests the players have bought into the manager's approach whilst he too has shown he has the nous to make the best out of a squad he inherited as they executed a counter-attacking style with aplomb.Ian, Mark, Tim join DaveP in reviewing the match and looking forward to Saturday's game vs. QPR Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
BORO [A] the verdict ..... a hard fought win in a game of two halves
1:04:52After the midweek exertions against Forest few were expecting City to win their first league game of 2024 at the Riverside but they did just that with a spirited display and two goals in the space of as many minutes quite early in the first half put them firmly in control.They might have gone in at half time with a 3-goal lead had Sam Bell not allowed the keeper to smother the ball in a one-on-one situation but the second half was a different story as Boro camped in our half, had a goal disallowed, pulled one back & didn't capitalise on a good free kick position in the 96th minute when only 5 minutes of added on time had been signalled.Ian, Mark & DaveP dissect the action and look forward to Tuesday's game against Southampton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
FOREST [A] the verdict ...... so near yet so far
52:33City exited the FA Cup with a spirited display against Forest, pushing their Premier League opponents through to extra time before a Sam Bell miss cost them dearly in a penalty shoot out.Like against West Ham the team did not look outclassed in stark contrast to Friday's game vs Leeds. They recovered from an early goal to draw level within 5 minutes and for long periods were very much in control. If only they had converted those chances in the second half of extra time!Now City need to take this form into the league games. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Leeds United [H] the verdict .... they were good, we weren't!
1:26:38Thrashed 1-0 by a side who are likely to be back in the Premier League for the start of next season, City's woeful league form continues and it now just 3 from a possible 18 points since what seems a distant memory of the 4-1 thumping of Watford on Boxing Day.Ian, Mark & The Sutton's join DaveP in chewing over the Friday night action at Ashton Gate Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
COVENTRY [A] the verdict... a point away from home home when it should have been 3?
1:13:54Ian, Mark, Dave Fevs join DaveP in a review of a game which on balance City just about deserved to win but due to a MOL error they had to settle for a share of the spoils.Taking this game in isolation then a point against a team unbeaten in 11 games should be considered a good thing but City's form has slumped in the league to the extent that it is now just 3 points out of a possible 15 with no easy games on the horizon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
FOREST [H] the verdict .... champagne football but no goals; how do we fix that?
1:01:15City were more than a match for Premier Leaguers Nottingham Forest in a scoreless encounter at a full to capacity Ashton Gate.The football from City was sublime at times and an interval lead would have been assured if, perhaps Vyner had elected to shoot, Conway had taken an extra touch and Knight's header just been a foot lower!Forest improved after the break with Gibbs-White coming on and being the architect for most of their goal threat.DaveP hosts a review of the game & more with Ian, Mark plus Neil & Tom Sutton Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
WATFORD [H] the verdict ..... it was OK, no more than that
1:16:00Ian, Mark, Neil & DaveP debate a game which was a case of "after the Lord Mayor's show" in comparison with the sparkling FA Cup win over West Ham.There was to be no repeat of the 4-1 hammering of the Hornets on Boxing Day. They were a lot more enterprising than some sides seen at home this season but for all their neat play MOL in goal was rarely threatened.Nice for Twine to score on his debut but we still have a problem at that end of the pitch Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
WEST HAM [H] the verdict ....Manning's Marvels are just that as City get physical!
1:15:44It really was a night to remember at Ashton Gate as City totally outplayed David Moyes West Ham in an enthralling game which got off to the perfect start thanks to Tommy Conway's coolly struck goal after just 3 minutes.City's physical approach saw them get stuck in against a side lying 6th in the Premier League and the tension reached fever pitch after Benrahma was sent off early in the second half as he retaliated with a kick to Joe Williams chest after the resurgent City midfielder had won a crunching tackle.City were top dollar in all areas and all they need to do now is maintain this form for the remainder of the season.Ian, Mark & DaveP discuss the match action and more Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
PNE [A] the verdict .... we’ve just got to grin & bear it
1:10:29DaveP, Mark & Ian try to take some positives from a performance that was in stark contrast to that which City produced at the London Stadium last weekend.Once again missed chances early on proved to be City's undoing with under pressure Ryan Lowe pulling a rabbit out the hat and probably saved his job with a triple half time substitution which caught City out big time. Will Keane grabbed two goals, the first after a rare MOL error.For the final 20 minutes one could only describe City's performance as ragged and they will have to do a lot better on Tuesday if that game isn't to end in disappointment against David Moyes depleted side.We also talk transfers - the window is half complete, will there be a flurry of activity in the next two weeks? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
WEST HAM [A] the verdict ..... City, you did us proud
1:13:11DaveP, Mark & Ian discuss a thrilling encounter where City put two poor performances behind them in matching West Ham in all areas of the pitch and bring David Moyes side back to Ashton Gate for a hotly anticipated replay.Conway's strike from a superb Williams pass was class as were a couple of MOL saves. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.