What a week it's been for MCFC. After the best part of a year of having to put up with Tevez's to-ing and fro-ing, it seems like it's finally nearing an end. First of all, let me start by saying I for one am very grateful to him. He may be regarded by a mercenary, and I'd probably not disagree, but he's a brilliant player and put in some world-class performances for us. In the 2009/2010 season we'd definitely not have finished as high as we did without Carlos Tevez.
It must be said though, that he has no-one to blame but himself. As the first name on the teamsheet and our top starter, he could've been a city legend. Of course it isn't pleasant to see a player of his quality on the bench, but we've moved on. He was given countless chances by Mancini, and was forgiven by the majority of City fans despite causing unrest and media speculation in what would prove to be a vital season for us.
But what next? As was proved today, the 'one-man team' tag is long gone. While in some ways it was great to have a player of Tevez's consistency and graft, the best teams have several players who know where the net is - today, we showed that. We also seem to play as much more of a team and have a sense of togetherness that we perhaps lacked when he was the captain.
With Kompany as captain and a future strikeforce of Dzeko, Aguero and Balotelli, the Tevez fiasco should be a blessing in disguise - While it's a shame to see it end like this, It's time for a new chapter at Manchester City Football Club.
Thanks for the memories, Tevez.