Hi everyone, this is my first attempt at a blog of any sort, so any comments on how to improve would be much appreciated.
Anyway, in this blog, I’m going to concentrate on our visit to Hull. As I’m sure you all know, we have not been getting the right results recently, but an away trip to Hull, who have started brightly but have faded in the last couple of games, albeit against United and Chelsea, is a perfect way to address our mini slump.
We will need to ‘be up’ for this game, show commitment and passion, and try to play to our strengths at the KC Stadium, because you can bet your bottom dollar that Hull will be out to prove a point; that their position at the moment is no fluke, and that they deserve to be where they are.
As you will find out in the not too distant future, when I hopefully will write more blogs, I’m a big fan of Mark Hughes. He has all the attributes to be a truly world-class manager, and I feel he is capable, with all the money available to him, of turning us into a team that will challenge for the title in the next couple of years.
Key Battles: Hull ‘v’ City:
Daniel Cousin ‘v’ Micah Richards
Richards will have to be at his best on Sunday to cope with the mercurial talents of Tigers’ striker Cousin. Powerful in the air, and decent with the ball at his feet, Cousin, on his day, has the ability to trouble any defender in the Premiership. Richards has been lacklustre recently, but needs to regain focus and concentration against Hull.
Geovanni ‘v’ Vincent Kompany
The Brazillian has been on fire since his move to Hull from City and will be desperate to perform well. City were wrong to let him go and will hope that he doesn’t come back to haunt them. Belgian international Kompany, if he shakes off a groin injury, will return to the Blues’ starting line-up, and will need to be on the ball, so to speak, to limit the involvement of Geovanni.
Paul McShane ‘v’ Robinho
A Brazillian and former Real Madrid star against an Irishman who struggled to break into Sunderland’s team, this should be an intriguing contest. Robinho will be looking to influence the game, but McShane will hope to limit the Brazillian’s effectiveness. Top of City’s goalscoring table, Robinho will look to add to his tally, and I feel that if he ‘turns up’, then City will win the game.
Verdict: Hull 1 – 2 City
A close and exciting game, ultimately to be decided by the extra quality that City possess.