Last season almost seems a distant memory now, since then we have successfully fought the name change again, sold a few, bought a few less, gained a slightly amusing sponsor and all taken stock and recovered from what was truly a disappointing campaign for City. The departures of Brady, Chester, Ince, Rosenior, Quinn, and McShane have topped a list of disappointing departures for City and all would have shown the fight, determination and quality that’s needed for a Championship campaign.
But, it’s the opening day of the season and if you can’t be optimistic on the opening day then it’s a poor do. City have retained the services of Tom Huddlestone, Andy Robertson and (so far) Ahmed Elmohamady. All of whom can be expected to perform well at this level.
City have drifted out to third in the odds to go and win the Championship this season, behind Derby and Middlesbrough, priced at 8/1 and a first win on the opening day is available at 8/13.
Team news. In all honesty, who knows. Snodgrass and Diamé won’t be fit for the start of the season at least and with Bruce seemingly determined to sign the entire of Arsenal’s ‘League Cup team’, it will be interesting to see exactly how he goes about lining up his troops for the first of many Yorkshire derbies this season.
The owners, still morons with comments, but seem quietly to be accepting that the fuckwitted idea of the name simply isn’t going to happen. I hope that’s true, I hope it’s finally time to move on and fully support the team we all love once more. C’mon CITY.