Blue Moon Dallas is the official Branch of the Manchester City supporters club in Dallas, Texas. While we are headquartered in Dallas, Texas, we welcome and encourage membership from all regions of the United States and abroad. Our HQ in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex is at the Frisco Londoner, our home pub!  Please check our “Pub watching schedule” to find out when we will be congregating for each match.

Our group was formed in 2011 by Sean Dorwaldt a Frisco, Texas native whose main objective was to bring all Manchester City supporters together and unite us under one flag. The group started off our 2012 campaign by bringing in strong Blue Moon Dallas leaders in Joey McCune, and Mark Mulv. The group in less than three weeks doubled it’s membership and made a strong statement to Manchester City Supporters club that Blue Moon Dallas was ready to become an official Branch in their supporters club.

Blue Moon Dallas

This website seeks not only to serve as a home for members of Blue Moon Dallas but also to facilitate the supporting of Manchester City F.C. for all fans in the USA and across the globe. Please let us know who you are and where you live, and even find us on one of our social networks.

Twitter: @bluemoondallas1

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Bluemoondallas?ref=hl

Become A Member Of Blue Moon Dallas

You may or may not wish to become a formal member of our club. If not, please feel welcomed to participate with us at any of our pub watching parties. But if you are interested in joining, then we would be happy to have you. Right now our membership requirements are still in the works, however right now we ask that you get on the Blue Moon Dallas emailer by emailing bluemoondallas@gmail.com and requesting to be added to the group.

Once you have decided to join the group please request to be apart of our facebook group so that you may participate in group discussions and events.

Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/416505275072578/


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Arsenal Away Pre-Match Rundown

link-sopcast-arsenal-vs-man-city-1Who: Arsenal vs Manchester City

Where: Emirates Stadium, London

Where to Watch: Londoner Frisco

When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 6:45 AM


Injury Report


Aaron Ramsey – Ankle, must pass a late fitness test

Mesut Ozil – Ankle, questionable

Olivier Giroud – Foot, out

Serge Gnabry – Knee, out

Theo Walcott – ACL, out


Manchester City

Stevan Jovetic – Hamstring, out

Pablo Zabaleta – Knock, probable

Fernando – Groin, out



After purchasing Manchester born Danny Welbeck from Manchester United on Deadline Day, do Arsenal finally have a striker that will fit into their very technical system? Also, can Danny Welbeck prove his former club wrong and become a top striker?

Can Joe Hart prove his detractors wrong and get a firm grip on the number 1 shirt at Manchester City? While his failure to stop a goal against Stoke was not the sole reason for the loss, many people are already calling for new boy Willy Caballero.

Can Manchester City avenge their Community Shield loss to Arsenal? The Blues were beaten 3-0 at Wembley the weekend before the season started, and will be eager to right their previous wrong.

How will Manchester City kick off their “Hell Week?” Arsenal away on Saturday, followed by a trip to Munich on Wednesday, and wrapped up with a home game against Chelsea. A rough week for any club, surely. Will our boys be up for the hardest test of the season?


Set a few alarms, put on your sky blue, bring a friend, and get up the pub for what is sure to be a fantastic match! Can’t wait to see you all there as our boys take on the hipsters Gooners!!


Minister of Propaganda

Joey McCune

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A Citizen Abroad : Newcastle Away Review

445812_heroaThe Champions started the season off on the right foot with a 2-0 win away to Newcastle. While not the crispest performance you’ll ever see, the signs are there that our Blues are ready to make another run at the title.

Manuel Pellegrini set the team out in the same 4-4-2 (4-2-2-2 if you want to be picky) that he used for most of last season, and for the most part it looked just as good as last year. In attack it is very free flowing, with plenty of interchanging and overlap. While in defense there are two very rigid banks of four, and usually one striker tracking back to help out as well. My only two gripes with this system come down to squad selection, and how we use some of our players.

David Silva and Samir Nasri are two brilliant attacking players. No one would argue that. But, when you play them both the pitch becomes very narrow when we have possession. Defensively it is great to be compact, but when we have the ball, we need to be able to spread the opposition out. Silva and Nasri both tend to drift centrally to create for the strikers. When both of them drift towards the middle, and Yaya pushes up, and Jovetic drops back everything becomes extremely congested, and therefor easier to defend. This leads to our fullbacks being the only source of width in attack. This in turn leaves us susceptible to the counter attack. Don’t get me wrong, I love when fullbacks start bombing down the wing, but I’m not a fan of them being our only source of width.

Secondly, and this is more personal preference than anything else, I believe that Fernando could be one of the best players in the Premier League if we didn’t give him a partner in front of the back four. Fernando will cover every blade of grass from sideline to sideline whether he has a partner or not, he did this for years at Porto and that’s why we’ve bought him. So I suggest that we let him do just that. He clearly loves defending and breaking up play and going in for a tackle. His partner, Yaya, is not always so willing to get back in a hurry and defend. Eliminate this problem by playing Yaya ahead of Fernando. I know that I’m creating the congestion up the field again, but if Pellegrini is dead set on two strikers then I see this as a solution. 4-1-3-2. Fernando behind Yaya, Silva, and Nasri, who are behind two strikers. Even if our fullbacks go forward, we still have two center backs and Fernando waiting for the counter attack. But that’s just me thinking out loud.

Now that I’ve talked about the nerdy bits of football, let’s get down to how our boys actually performed today. I think all around we have to be very pleased by the squad. We looked much sharper than some of the other potential title contenders did this weekend, and that can only be a good thing. So now, let’s have a quick look at how we played today.

Joe Hart may not have had a whole lot to do, but when he was asked to do his job he performed well. Since it is early in the season, normally I would expect Joe to make a few mistakes, but this year is different. Joe has a genuine competitor for his spot for the first time since Shay Given was still at the club. You’ll remember that the last year Shay was around Joe was on fire. The competition created by Willy Caballero joining the club will only help Joe Hart perform better in goal than he has in the past few years.

In defense I think that we looked very solid today. The Kompany-Demichelis pairing looks to have picked up right where it left off last year. The two big men at the back kept everything organized and looked to very close to the best. Happy days. On the left, in my opinion, Aleks Kolarov looked magnificent. Under Pellegrini he has blossomed into one of the best left backs in the league, and his confidence seems to grow with every match. On the right…..here’s where people may disagree with me. I genuinely like Gael Clichy as a member of our back four. But I would never stick him on the right. He still gets forward well, but he’s only got one foot. So once he’s made it to the by-line he has to cut back to his left, or pass the ball. I thought defensively today he looked alright, but he definitely doesn’t seem comfortable having to defend to his right. Once our right backs are fit, I look forward to the rotation of Kolarov and Clichy on the left.

Fernando. What can you say about our new boy that hasn’t been said already? The man is an absolute rock in the middle of the park, and he never seems to tire. He has the brains of Gareth Barry, the engine of James Milner, and the tenacity of Nigel De Jong. I’m not sure you could ask for more from a defensive midfielder. His partner today was Yaya Toure, who definitely was not at 100%, but you could still see flashes of his brilliance. A few more matches and our Ivorian freight train will be back on the tracks. David Silva looked, if I may borrow from my idol Ray Hudson, MAGISTERIAL today. The little Spanish wizard popped up all over the pitch, and always seemed to find space. His goal was calmly taken, and hopefully we can get even more from Spanish Dave this season. You’d be hard pressed to find many better creators in the world game than David Silva. Samir Nasri, who I’ve not always been the kindest to, has really impressed me in the past 9 months. Today he showed a desire to get back and win the ball that I’d never seen from him before. Also, it looks as though he spent his summer in the gym when he wasn’t laying poolside with his smoking hot girlfriend because he is noticeably stronger and playing a much more physical style than I’d seen him do in the past. I’m expecting very big things from our midfield this year, and suspect that most clean sheets will come from the hard work of the men in the middle of the park.

Up front big Ed looked fantastic. While his first touch may not be as silky as some of his smaller teammates, the big man worked very hard today to hold up play and to track back. If we are lucky, we will see the classic number 9 that we bought from Wolfsburg a few years back. Pellegrini seems to have lit a fire in him this offseason, and with Negredo being injured, I suspect we will see the Bosnian Diamond doing his best to show that he deserves to be the number one big man in the squad. I would be remiss to not mention his assist for David Silva’s goal. Dzeko brought down a long pass from Yaya Toure and then, with telepathic accuracy, back heeled the ball into the path of Merlin who slotted it home. Brilliant stuff from the big man. His striker partner, Stevan Jovetic, has been absolutely lethal in preseason. Something about being in the US really woke up the Montenegrin, and he was scoring goals for fun. Today we saw a player who didn’t seem to understand what his role was, or what type of player he wanted to be. This is something that has been consistent throughout his career. Stevan Jovetic is not a classic striker, but he also isn’t a classic number 10. The problem is, he knows this. Stevan spends a lot of time trying to create chances, but no one is sure if he’s creating for himself or a teammate. It may sound as though I’m being negative about the player, but I can promise you that I am one of his biggest fans. Stevan, it seems, is trying so hard to prove that he belongs in the squad that he tends to overcook things. If he could calm down a bit, and know when to play simple and when to put on a show, I think that we would see his true quality. If he can figure out who he is, and what type of player he is going to be, Stevan Jovetic will be a world class player. But this, sadly, is a huge if. Jovetic was replaced by Kun Aguero late in the match, and the little Argentine did what he does best. Score. While we just got a small glimpse of the former Atletico man, there were some interesting points. First of all, Aguero looks like he’s been taking very good care of himself since the World Cup. His work ethic on the pitch seems to be very high as usual, and I expect to see him play with a bit of a chip on his shoulder this year. He’s just as sick as we are of seeing him go down injured every few matches. He has stated multiple times that he has started a new fitness regimen, and for his sake (and ours) I hope it works. A healthy Sergio Aguero, who plays 35-40 matches in all competitions, is easily capable of scoring 30 goals for us this season.

There are many things to be happy about if you’re a Blue these days. I think the most important thing for us today was our team spirit and belief. You didn’t see players having a go at each other. When mistakes were made, one player owned up to it, and everyone got on with the match. The players are happy and they want to work. The gaffer has got the players to work harder than they ever have, and they do it with a smile on their face. We are seeing the start of something very special my friends. Will there be ups and downs? Of course, this is Manchester City we’re talking about. But you can feel that something is happening. There is a sky blue storm brewing at Carrington, and we are all at the heart of that storm as it makes its way across the country, and the continent. Strap in blues, we’re in for one hell of a ride.


Until next time…


The Citizen Abroad

Joey McCune

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A Citizen Abroad : 2014/15 Season Preview

After a very long hiatus, I am back to talk to everyone about the upcoming season for the CHAMPIONS, Manchester City! So, let’s get into this thing. As opposed to some long winded post (like I normally do), I will attempt to streamline this one, and just give you the meat and potatoes.

Who’s new? Who’s gone?

Players IN Players OUT
Willy Caballero



Gareth Barry



Eliaquim Mangala



Joleon Lescott


West Brom




Costel Pantilimon



Bruno Zuculini



Karim Rekik


Loan to PSV

Bacary Sagna



Emyr Huws


Loan to Wigan

Frank Lampard


Loan from New York City

Marcos Lopes


Loan to Lille


Who could challenge us for the title?


With Jose Mourinho entering his second season back at the club, he has been able to open the war chest and bring in some quality players. I don’t expect them to change their style drastically, so expect plenty of bus parking, but I do think that they will be much faster on the counter and will try to catch teams out on the break. Mourinho has brought in Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, and allowed Thibaut Courtois to stay at the club. This means that in midfield they are very deep, and in defense/goal they will have plenty of experience and talent to shut down most clubs in the Premier League. I fully expect them to pick up plenty of points by winning matches 1-0 and having less than 50% possession. I don’t see them dropping many points this season, unless they get hit by an injury bug or Mourinho makes too many people mad.


Brendan Rodgers has sold racist cannibal striker Luiz Suarez, and has spent the money from that transfer to try and strengthen his squad so that they can compete on four fronts. The Scousers are coming off one of the better seasons in the club’s recent history, but this season they will have to cope with being back in the Champions League. While they have bought half of Southampton, along with some other players, two questions still remain. Can Liverpool succeed without Suarez? And, can Liverpool compete on four fronts? We know that they will still play a very attacking style of football, but should a few players get injured, I’m not so sure that style will be as potent. This season should tell us whether or not the bin dippers are back.


I guess Arsene Wenger has finally decided that if you can’t beat them, join them, because he has finally decided to spend some money. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect he’s been told that if they don’t win a major trophy, he may be on the way out. He has added some players in defense and Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. What Arsenal lacks in the defensive depth, they more than make up for in quick, creative, attacking players. As always, we have to ask if Arsenal can keep the pedal down for the entire season. The last few years we have seen them start like a house on fire, but fall off towards the end of the season. Some of this is down to injuries to key players, the rest seems to be down to the players forgetting how to defend. If they can stay healthy, and they can be consistent from August to May, I think Arsenal could definitely be around come the end of the season.


What should be considered a successful season for City?

For me, I think that we need to win at least one domestic trophy (preferably the Premier League), and a quarter or semi-final run in the Champions League. While I do believe that we will be competing for the Champions League trophy soon, I don’t think it’ll be this year. Not that I don’t think our squad isn’t strong enough, I just have a feeling about it I guess.

Thanks for reading, and I can’t wait to bring you more (hopefully somewhat decent) content this season!!

The Citizen Abroad


Joey McCune

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BMD Biography – Liz Inga (5/28/14)

Introducing one of our members since Day 1 of Blue Moon Dallas. Liz Inga!



-Would you like to introduce yourself and tell us where you are from?

Hi all! I’m Liz, born and bred in Dallas. My parents are from Peru so I was practically raised with a soccer ball at my feet-it’s in my blood. I’m a pediatric occupational therapist which can be stressful, so I look forward to letting loose every weekend-though City can be a different kind of stress! I’ve even converted my brother, Marcus, and we’ve become even more close through our love of City. PS-We’re working on our other brother, and the big fish-our dad!

-Everyone has a personal reason why they choose to join up with an organization. Why did you choose to join BMD?

I grew up going to the old Dallas Tornado games and made it to one in Lima, Peru-ultras made it scary yet thrilling. BMD is about as close as I can get to that kind of game experience until I get to one. I’m just glad everybody is so active and loud. I’ve never been a cheerleader type, but you can’t help but lose your voice and I love it.

-What is your experience with Manchester City that made you fall in love with the club?

No. 1 has to be the fans, esp the life long fans that have followed City through it all and the Manc humor that I’m still getting used to-those chants! Then you see what Sheikh Mansour is doing in Manchester and how can you not be proud? Ofc, there’s the never say die, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat players and manager.

-If you had to pick just one player to call your favorite, who would it be and why?

David Silva. Muy hermoso…oh yeah and he’s great player!


-Best ever City goal?

Yaya’s for the FA win…Kompany’s header vs Rags…technically? I’ll be biased and say Silva’s 1st PL goal for City vs Blackpool. It had jinking and passed 3 players.

-Have you seen City play in person?

This SUMMER i will!!!

-As a member of BMD, how has your experience been so far?

Wonderful. It’s such an open, friendly group. My family is impressed I actually wake up early on a weekend morning, and it’s worth it.

-Blue Moon Dallas watches matches at The Londoner Frisco. What are your thoughts on the pub?

I’ve always liked The Londoner. Great beer, good atmosphere.

-Most memorable game or moment with BMD?

Has to be the conga line vs Rags at the Addison Londoner. Even though we lost and I didn’t join in, that’s when I knew I had found truly passionate and proud fans. I was hooked.

-Last question. Where were you when Aguero scored?

LOL, I had left Marcus and my dad to go home to rant and rave alone. When Agueroooo happened, I was running around my house screaming and crying at the same time!


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BMD Biography – George Sherwood (3/21/14)

You’ve all seen this guy parked in his spot at the bar on matchdays.  It’s George!  Let’s ave it.


Would you like to introduce yourself and tell us where you are from?

George Sherwood currently living in Frisco, but originally from the Midwest.  Spent almost 25 years flying in the Navy, so actually lived all over, but decided to settle in Texas after I retired.

Everyone has a personal reason why they choose to join up with an organization. Why did you choose to join BMD?

As my interest in Manchester City continued to grow, I was looking for a way to understand the Club better and hopefully be around like minded people.  I have found both in BMD.

What is your experience with Manchester City that made you fall in love with the club?

For me from the start, it felt like a small club in a big league.  Enjoyed watching them play and the more I learned about the Club, the more I knew that my decision was the right one.

If you had to pick just one player to call your favorite, who would it be and why?

For a current player it has to be Vincent Kompany.  To me he is Manchester City.   Although he is the Captain I also see him as the heart and soul of the team.  We just don’t play as well when he is out.  It has been an adventure for me to learn about the great city names of the past also.

 Best City goal?

For me it has to be the goal Yaya scored against Norwich on a free kick in the 7-0 win on 2 November 2013.  For me it is the best because I saw it in person from the first row down in the corner.



Have you seen City play in person?

Had the chance to see them demolish Norwich last November 7-0.  What a great experience. Can’t wait to go back May for another match and see them at least twice on the US Tour this summer.

Where were you when Aguero scored?

Sitting at my house watching on TV.  Looking forward to the match all week I was just thinking how lucky we are to have the last important match against QPR who were on the verge of being relegated.  I couldn’t believe it when we fell behind and the time kept ticking away.  Seeing Aguero score that goal as time was running out was pure joy!

As a member of BMD, how has your experience been so far?

It has been great, I really couldn’t ask for anything more.  I get to watch City every weekend and spend a few hours with a group of people that I enjoy so much to be around.  I can’t imagine any better supporters group.

george with sean vinesh

Blue Moon Dallas watches matches at The Londoner Frisco. What are your thoughts on the pub?

I think the pub is great.  I have enough experiences in bars to know that GM’s are going to come and go, but overall I am happy with the way we are treated and the majority of the stuff seems to go out of their way to make our group feel very welcome there.  At points the Londoner staff almost feels like an extension of BMD.

Last Question.  Most memorable game or moment with BMD?

Without a doubt it has to be the League Cup win this year.  It was an incredible special day from the large group we had watching to the celebrations after the win.  I felt so great that day to be a City Supporter and a member of BMD.

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BMD Biography – Todd Oliver (3/20/14)

We haven’t done one of these in a while, but let’s hear from more BMD members about themselves and their City experience!!!  Today’s BMD Bio is from Todd Oliver.  You know this lad is “Madferit”.


Would you like to introduce yourself and tell us where you are from?

I’m Todd Oliver. I was born in NJ but have lived in Plano, TX since age 5. So I consider Texas my home.

Everyone has a personal reason why they choose to join up with an organization. Why did you choose to join BMD?

Being new to English football and technically not having a team yet, I went on a yearlong tour of 5-6 supporters clubs. Very few were impressive and none really grabbed a hold of me or my son Alex. I actually enjoyed the experience for the most part getting to see how each supporters club had different traditions and atmospheres. I emailed the BMD website and was immediately recruited and made to feel very welcome. The club actually chose me not the other way around and the first night I met everyone, I knew I had found my home with BMD. It is the only club that I feel truly has a family atmosphere and brotherhood. Whether you’ve been watching 1 day or 50 years, everyone is treated the same. A Blue is a Blue.

What is your experience with Manchester City that made you fall in love with the club?

The very first match I ever saw in the Premier League was on May 13, 2012 (MCFC 3- QPR 2) I could not believe what I was seeing.  My heart was breaking. I was crying and I had no dog in the fight. But hearing the back story before and during the match, I wanted to see Man City get the title. Seeing the supporters crying was pulling my heart and I was sobbing but didn’t know why. My son was looking at me like I was crazy, but I really felt the pain looking at those faces and reactions in the stands. Then the equalizer followed by the most amazing goal by Aguero. I was jumping up and down with my son yelling and crying that City had done it. I had chills running up and down my spine, I re-watched that moment at least 10 times that day. It was the best sports moment I had experienced in any sport and it was my first match I ever watched. I was hooked immediately. But I told myself, I couldn’t choose City (having just won the title, not wanting to be a glory hunter) until I gave it a full year the next season watching with an open mind to all teams (except the Rags) But City chose me that day to be a supporter, there was no denying it, and I knew all year in my heart.

If you had to pick just one player to call your favorite, who would it be and why?

David Silva.  He glides across the pitch like a piece of lost lightning.  He sees things on the pitch that no one else does. He always finds space and the beauty of his game is amazing. He’s an artist on the pitch. Maybe the smallest in stature, but has the biggest heart. He’s Merlin.

Best City goal you’ve seen?

The best City goal I’ve ever seen is without a doubt the Yaya Toure 30 yd bender in the top corner vs Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final vs Sunderland when we were 1-0 down. It was an amazing strike from distance and the keeper was helpless to even come close to it. It was a stunner for sure and it was the catalyst we needed to win the Cup.

Have you seen City play in person?

I have never seen City play in person, but that will all change May 11, 2014. I will see Man City play West Ham at The Etihad!

As a member of BMD, how has your experience been so far?

BMD has been the greatest sports experience I could ever imagine. Every match is like a Super Bowl party. Best 2 hours of my week. I’ve made friends with some of the best folks I have ever met and feel like I have a new family for lifetime to come.

Blue Moon Dallas watches matches at The Londoner Frisco. What are your thoughts on the pub?

The Heart of The City is such a great pub to watch City play their matches.  It’s by far the best venue I have been to in DFW for football.

Where were you when Aguero scored?

I was at my house in Plano with my son Alex in our sports room. That’s the genesis of our Manchester City fanaticism.

Last question.  Most memorable game or moment with BMD?

The League Cup win vs. Sunderland 3-1. We were grown men hugging, teary eyed, and singing our hearts out. I feel blessed to have been with BMD for our first ever hardware as a supporters club. Champagne all around and I have the Rolls Royce group picture framed in my office to remember the experience!


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A Citizen Abroad: A word about the Chelsea game

We lost to the better team on the night; let’s all calm down a bit though.


Jose Mourinho out managed Manuel Pellegrini. That’s just how it’s been since these two started competing against each other. City were beaten at home, despite having the majority of the possession and a ton of shots. But sometimes that happens. This is football. There’s no need for moaning about Chelsea parking the bus, because they didn’t. They played great counter attacking football, and we couldn’t score. That is exactly how it went down.

This is the part where I might rub some people the wrong way but, if you know me, that’s kind of my thing. Some of us need to pump the brakes. When we went down 0-1 there was panic everywhere. Why? Seriously, why? Because we weren’t as stellar as we had been all season and gave up a goal? Since when is that a reason to panic? I’ve seen this club come back from being down 1 more times than I can even remember. This match should act as a reality check for some of us. Sure, we lost. But a loss to Chelsea without three of our best players out is nothing to panic about. Have you already forgotten about being in the second and third division? We are still very much in the title race. We are in the round of 16 in the Champions League. We are still in the FA Cup. Oh, and we are in the final of the League Cup. So before we get all worried, let’s remember where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we are going.

I’ll step off my soap box and stop wagging my finger now. Sometimes you need matches like this so that you can learn from them. So let’s dig into this a bit. First off, I just want everyone to know that it’s okay. Sometimes you lose, it’s how this sport works. We will regroup, the gaffer will pour over the tape and make changes, and the season will go on. Secondly, this season was never going to be a cakewalk for anyone. Not for Chelsea, not for Arsenal, not for Liverpool, and certainly not for us. This campaign will come down to the last few games of the season, and that’s okay. We aren’t the only ones that are going to have tough games, or a congested schedule, or injury issues. So going forward, our club needs to take it one game at a time and focus on taking maximum points from the remaining matches. Lastly, let’s take a look at our squad. Sure, we have some important injuries, but we also have some players that can use this as an opportunity to shine. Jesus Navas was magnificent against Chelsea. He created chance after chance, we just couldn’t finish them. He worked up and down the right wing and always looked a threat. The best news about him? He’s only getting better. The more he plays with Zaba, the better he looks. Jesus saves, don’t forget it. There is another player that showed some promise tonight. Stevan Jovetic came on as a sub around the hour mark and he added something to the match that our starting strikers lacked. The problem with starting two big Number 9 style strikers is that they tend to make the same runs, and they need the ball played to them to really impact the match. With Agüero we have a striker that is all over the pitch and you never know what type of run he is going to make. Jovetic is sort of a combination of the Agüero style player, and the Number 9. Jovetic is very comfortable dropping off his striker partner and finding the ball in midfield. He also has the pace and trickery to beat a defender off the dribble. And, as we saw towards the end of the match, he is not scared to take a shot from outside the box through traffic. His powerful, curling effort at the end of the match was a beauty, but he was matched by Chelsea’s keeper. In Agüero’s absence, we may see Jovetic start to show why we paid so much money to bring him in.

All in all, these are great times to be a Manchester City supporter. Sure, there have been some bumpy patches this season, but there is no need to fret. We we’re second best tonight. The difference between us and other supporters is that we know when we’ve been bested, and we don’t have to complain or hide. We are realistic about it. We lost, Chelsea carried out Mourinho’s plan magnificently. Fair play to them. It is a long season folks, and City have a lot more in their locker. Wear the crest proud with your head held high. You are a City supporter and adversity has been your closest acquaintance your entire life. This too shall pass, Blues. On to the next one! CTID!

A Citizen Abroad

W.T.F.I. Joey McCune

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