Manchester City Continues Perfect Start
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Manchester City FC has become the most vilified football club in the British Isles despite last collecting a piece of silverware in 1976. For those of us who have suffered through multiple relegation campaigns and other events that those outside the UK who “picked” the likes Arsenal or Manchester United to support would not understand, I give no apologies for City’s recent spending spree.
Those fans never had to suffer through a campaign in the third flight, when a fan like myself based in the United States was reduced to surfing the internet and message boards to find results and then finally got to see my team by going to a pub to watch the playoff final versus Gillingham. Those fans never had to sweat relegation each and every year in the Premier League until big money came our way. Those fans have never experienced the grind of second division football and the mental toll it even puts on fans from afar.
City’s league and cup start has been perfect while the performances have been far from from outstanding. But, City has taken maximum points thus far, and has an international break to look forward to for many of the club’s top players before returning to action on September 12th.
My post match thoughts are at the Manchester City Blog.