Tuesday, 23 August 2011

So I go to Coventry by Saturday in time for the worst game of the weekend, a bore draw vs Watford. There were chances but the keepers were the best players on the pitch. Frankly neither team will be doing anything tremendous this season.

On I press then with some words on the Premiership last weekend.

By the way, when short on time, I may omit some detail on several games i order to get some more detailed analysis on others. Being midweek, these reviews assume some knowledge of the weekend's results, allowing some more meaningful words on selected talking points, all in a readable length.

Anyone watching Man City this season has to wonder just what they might be capable of. Seven goals in three games now, Dzeko is scoring, Silva is looking like easily one of the best attacking players in the league, and altogether a different approach from Roberto Mancini. City finally look serious about attacking, and its paying off so far, as it should with the resources they have. But these things are never as simple as a matter of resources, so all at the club should be pleased with the start so far. Even Gareth Barry was seen rocketing home a 25 yarder from a cheekily cut back corner, which he clearly enjoyed. If anyone was guilty of not producing, it was the previous weekend's star Aguero, who might have got another two himself.

Of course, Swansea...Bolton...hardly the litmus test for title winning teams. But do not underrate Bolton. They showed real character to get back into the game at 2-0 down after some serious backs-to-the-wall punishment and may have taken this further had Zat Knight not been guilty of some poor decision making to restore City's two goal lead. Normally when your front two both score, it counts as a good day, and this will be of value to Ivan Klasnic and Kevin Davies, as Bolton set out to improve on last season's 14th place finish without the benefit of Daniel Sturridge, who appears at risk of wasting away at Chelsea.

A look at Everton's worries and reaction from Man United's convincing home win against Tottenham to come very soon.

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