As the Premier League season enters into the final 10 game stretch, we’re now about to find out what the team and Alex Neil are made of.
Despite playing well against West Ham, Leicester and Chelsea, defensive frailties and poor refereeing decisions resulted in just one point being added to the board and after 28 games, leaves Norwich firmly in the relegation fight.
The next seven games (maybe not Manchester City) are against teams, who, if City have any hopes of staying up, they must beat.
A trip to Swansea City who themselves are just six points above the drop zone is a huge fixture and despite their surprise win against Arsenal a City win will drag them back into the relegation mix.
Well done to whoever at Carrow Road made the decision to price coach travel and match tickets together for a combined total just of £10. Unsurprisingly the away end has now sold out.
On social media and for this website I have praised the away support repeatedly and at Leicester the Yellow Army were great once again.
There are those who believe that the team should play well for the fans to get behind them and start being vocal but my view is, what’s the point of going to games if from minute one you’re not supporting the team?
Having said that I wasn’t sure if there were Leicester fans at the game until they scored their fortunate 89th minute goal.
The West Ham game saw Alex Neil start getting back to playing in a way that had served City well earlier on in the season with attacking football and players played in their right positions.
If we go to the Liberty on Saturday and attack with that same purpose and if Wes/Redmond et al play as well as they did in the second-half against Chelsea then I’m very confident we’ll get the three points. Maybe a refereeing decision or two going our way would help as well.
Show us what you’re made of City!
P.S One final word before I finish. I have to give praise to a player who through the poor run since Manchester City in the FA Cup and all throughout this season in fact has played well consistently.
Step forward Mr Jonny Howson. When we’ve come away from games talking about which players played badly, Mr Consistency has rarely (if ever) been included on that list.
Player of the Season maybe?