Sunday, 18 September 2011

140 characters just wasn't enough...

Okay, I feel I needed an outlet to express my opinions on today's game. Twitter's character limit isn't exactly favourable and I could do without seeing the meltdown which is most probably taking place on several city forums right now.

This is Manchester City. As a fan since birth, I for one am not used to seeing us make starts to the season like that, but at the same time, this club will always carry the "typical" tag. Whether we like it or not, there will always be times where we wonder how we managed to mess it up, or how much of a difference X performance was from Y performance one week ago. It was a bad day at the office, nothing more.

That said, there are clearly improvements to be made. I think everyone can acknowledge who our main title rivals this season are. United have that ability to kill off games without getting complacent, even against the weakest opposition. That's what we lack, for now. Another clear fault today was the substitutions. While I can see Mancini's reasoning behind them, they were bizzarre to say the least, especially considering that there was just a one goal margin. At that point in the game, I feel it would've been best to go for the third goal to well and truly kill off the game, not bring on defensive options.

All things considered, I think we should just be grateful that the mistakes today were so clear to see. Of course going on to draw after leading 2-0 is frustrating, but we will make mistakes along the way. What's important is that Mancini & the team learn from those mistakes, and that we as fans remain patient.

In Mancini we trust. CTID.