A Citizen Abroad; The Return of the Premier League

Episode 3 : The Return of the Premier League

To quote the Great One, “FINALLY….Man City has come back to the Premier League!”
Okay, maybe that’s not an exact quote, but you get the picture.

The Premiership starts back up this weekend after what felt like a two month international break. During this break we saw tons of rumors about City players and management ( http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/manchester-city-yaya-toure-puts-1788915 and Mancini http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/manchester-city-roberto-mancini-again-1788964 ) However, in the last day or two of this writing, the gaffer has come out to say that he and Yaya will be at City for a long time. Which is great news to Blue ears. Whether or not you always agree with Mancini, you can’t overlook what he’s done for the club in the past 3 seasons. As for Yaya, I don’t think anyone wants to see him leave at any time.

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With the break all but behind us, let’s have a look at what lies ahead this weekend. City take on an underachieving Newcastle side at Eastlands. Better than playing at St. James Park, or Sporting Direct Arena, or Geordie Shore Field. Honestly, I don’t know what the hell they’re calling that thing anymore. What I do know, is that City captain Vincent Kompany will make his return from injury. Hopefully, he will rebuild his potent partnership with Matija Nastasic or Joleon Lescott. Newcastle is only 3 points above the Drop Zone right now and will be looking to scalp a fe points off second place City.

Although City can no longer win the title this season, they are still very much in contention for the FA Cup. Also, the Blues have a chance at pulling away from Chelsea to take sole possession of second place. Chelsea is hot on their heels, sitting only 4 points back from the Premier League Champions. A second place finish could give City a favorable seed in next season’s Champions League draw. Aside from Newcastle this weekend, City possible have two matches against the Scum, one of which could be an FA Cup tie. If you can’t get excited about the last leg of this season then you need to see a cardiologist.

So lads, grab your City shirts and scarves, pour yourself a pint, and let’s get ready for one hell of a ride to the end of the season.

P.S. Today (28 March) is Matija Nastasic’s 20th birthday. Here’s to a happy birthday, and hopefully many more for the young defender in a sky blue kit.

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Until next time my blue family…

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