ScottyBoy wrote:I think its clear to see that the Manchester City squad have gelled and if you dont believe that then you are falling for how the media overplay it.
They have an established 1st choice team and are second in the league ahead of the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal.
look at the team that won against Blackpool.
With a bench of...
Apart from Tevez (who is on fire anyway) had his spat the other week what else amongst the other 17 players suggests unrest in that team?
The only players unsettled are the big egos that are not playing. Adebayor, Balotelli which would be the same in any side.
City will probably sign a few players in January that could potentially strengthen them further. If they were to sign well (Torres perhaps) they could challenge for the league.
Either way they will be favourites for the league next season and one of my tips for the Champions league.
My meaning of lack of unity wasnt fully directed to the lockeroom type, its more of a lack of team style play ie: too many cooks in kitchen. But yes, i do agree they have established their starting 11, and its a solid lineup, but I dont think they have faith and trust in each other yet to take it to the next level, but we shall see.
And as far as saying they are 2nd in the league, lets compare apples to apples, they have a 2 game played lead on Man U and 1 game lead on Arsenal and Chelsea. Realistcally I would call them 3rd in the league which is nothing to sneeze to at. Its been a rapid rise for both them and Tottenham.
I see them as a top 4 finisher, maybe round of 8 in champions league, but I dont see them topping either competition, but maybe they shall prove me wrong, all the best to them