Premiership Season Preview 2006/07 – Manchester City

Post by David Walker

Manchester Metropolis

Odds: 500/1

Very last 5 Seasons2005/06 – 15 (Premiership), 2004/05 – 8 (Premiership), 2003/04 – sixteen (Premiership), 2002/03 – 9 (Premiership), 2001/02 – one (Championship, Promoted).

2005/06 Cup ProgressFA Cup Sixth Round vs West Ham United (h) – misplaced two-1.Carling Cup 2nd Round vs Doncaster Rovers (a) – lost three- on penalties with the score 1-one after extra time.

Top Objective Scorer 2005/06: Andrew Cole and Darius Vassell (strikers) – 10 ambitions every.

Players InJoe Hart (Shrewsbury Town – £600,000), Dietmar Hamann (Liverpool – £400,000), Bernado Corradi (Valencia – Undisclosed), Paul Dickov (Blackburn Rovers – Totally free), Ousmane Dabo (Lazio – Free).

Players OutLee Croft (Norwich City – £600,000), Willo Flood (Cardiff City – Undisclosed), Bradley Wright-Phillips (Southampton – Nominal), David Sommeil (Sheffield United – No cost), Mikkel Bischoff (Coventry City – No cost).

Manchester Metropolis endured a disappointing time which even with an undefeated commence and profitable three of their opening five matches, capitulated in them dropping nine of their final ten video games and finishing 9 points away from relegation.

Manager Stuart Pearce has rung the changes in time for the new campaign and instilled Richard Dunne as the new club captain in spot of agreement rebel Sylvain Distin. Republic of Ireland global Dunne has made 288 appearances for City following his £3 million swap from Everton six many years back.

Pearce has opted for Serie A encounter this summer season with the signings of Bernardo Corradi and Ousmane Dabo. Valencia striker Corradi, formerly of Lazio, invested final season on loan at Parma in which he scored ten targets in 35 league appearances. Dabo is a former French international who turned down a new agreement offer from Lazio and signed a 3 12 months contract at the Metropolis of Manchester Stadium.

Former favourite Paul Dickov returned to the club subsequent his release from Blackburn Rovers. The former Arsenal striker initial played for City involving August 1996 and February 2002 and scored in the 1998/99 League One play off last which noticed City return to the 2nd tier.

Pearce also signed Dietmar Hamann on a no cost transfer right after the player signed a pre-agreement agreement to join Bolton Wanderers. Hamann produced 283 appearances for Liverpool in seven a long time at the club just before switching to Manchester.

VerdictCity require to get off to a excellent commence to banish the dire run of sort they encountered at the end of final time. It will be an additional challenging campaign for Stuart Perarce’s facet but they are unlikely to be concerned in a relegation battle. Mid table basic safety or obscurity, whichever way you seem at it.

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