Manchester City fans are looking forward to tonight’s game.
Their closest rivals only picking up a point against Burnley, meaning they can go 15 points clear with 20 games played.
Fair to say that the visiting fans are overwhelmingly confident.
When your team has won 17 in a row then little wonder you get your hopes up…
The odd Man City supporter goes with the view of sometime they must fail – but most of them see such a gap in quality that it is most unlikely to happen against Newcastle.
Manchester City fans comments via their top Blue Moon message board:
‘Tonight we go 15 clear, no ifs, no buts, no maybes… That’s the title sewn up for me.’
‘I’m often quite cautious, dare I say pessimistic, before many games but think we’ll win comfortably tonight.
Newcastle are just one of those teams that we always seem to do well against in recent times.’
‘Funnily enough, I’m usual captain optimistic but I’ve just got a bad feeling about tonight.’
‘I think our main defensive tactic tonight will be possession. No need to defend if they do not have the ball. Especially if they get tired chasing shadows.’
‘I just think Newcastle have just had a great win away from home, the crowd will be right up for it and at some point our run has to end.
I think the run will end at one of these next 2 games. Hope I’m wrong of course.’
‘We are going to have to have a huge drop off from the current level we are at to lose.
I thought against Bournemouth, in particularly the first half, I thought it was the worst half we have had in the league all season, yet we won the game in the end 4-0.
I am expecting the run to end at somewhere like Liverpool or Arsenal away, not Newcastle or Palace.’
‘Just read this..
Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles says they are plotting to get tough with City and bully them off the St James’ Park pitch.
“We need to make it as difficult as we can, small fouls and we need to make it physical with them. Don’t let them play pretty football.”
Christ on a bike not again, be nice if teams just tried to play football.’
‘That’s the part Newcastle have been struggling with though.’
‘There will be the usual 15mins of blood and thunder from Newcastle, then the adrenaline will wear off, reality will set in as we start to throttle them, run them ragged.
Also, not wise to threaten to kick us off the park to the media, especially with what happened against Spurs, Pep has already asked for more protection for his players, and rightly so! The first bad challenge and you can bet Pep will be in the 4th officials ear, and Fernandinho or Kompany will be vigorously doing the same. This game is now preloaded, and I expect a sending off as Newcastle get increasingly frustrated chasing shadows, and result to the afore mentioned bully boy tactics.’
‘Anything can happen in a one off game, but Newcastle’s team are nowhere near the level of ours. Until their last match they had taken 1 point out of 27. With the last game they have 4 points out of 30. Most of their team are Championship quality at best. Barring a disaster, we should beat them.’
‘If we win i reckon it will be narrowly. Newcastle will be well up for it backed by a huge crowd.’
‘The crowd won’t be a factor IMO. All the hype about their fans being amazing is a myth.
Their fans are s… if it’s not going well, they are quick to turn on their players.
I think we will batter these tonight.’
‘Rafa can organize a defensive setup as well as anyone.
Fortunately i do not think he has the players to pull off what he would be demanding tonight.
Make no mistake though if we are lethargic and they are on the ball they could nick a draw so complacency and xmas lethargy needs slapping out of them before they step on the pitch.’
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