Sunday, 4 August 2013

Great home win over Man City!

Hi guys!

Hope you enjoy reading my blog. Today’s post is quite short but it’s only because I couldn’t withstand to write it after so great victory in Premier League. Manchester City with their Premier League squad #1 by strength was easily beaten at the City Ground!

Line-ups

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They had Brazilian leading centre back Dede injured. It influenced on Man City defence’s reliability quite much I think.

As for Nottm Forest, I set put right winger Rick Stevens with 91% of condition to substitution bench making him rest before next match. It was a risky decision but I felt I had to use Will Hughes at his position and promising Zvjezdan Skoric as AML. It turned into one of key factors of our great victory!

Nottm Forest overperformed Man City by many football stats, in particular clear cut and half chances.

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Four unanswered goals were scored in a really marvellous fashion.

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By the way, we were leading with 3:0 during half-time. So I made decision to substitute best Forest players Chris Smalling and Gylfi Sigurdsson. They should be available for next similarly important match in 3 days.

Moreover, the injury of Carlos Fierro on the 48th minute left our team in minority. But even with 10 players on the pitch Forest could score the 5th goal and didn’t concede at all!

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You see who got the Man of the Match Award. Will Hughes again and again confirms his significance in big matches. He is a vital for Nottingham Forest!

Another nice thing is performance of 18 years old Zvjezdan Skoric as left inside forward. It was his third match in the first team.

Enjoy the goals!

Injuries

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Now I have quite many first team players injuries. Especially it’s painful to see Fierro and Rodrigo out of the squad. It’s only Promutico available among strikers. I hope on the Itallian striker because we’re about to play the next game which is is against mighty Manchester United, winners of 6 PL titles in my FM 2013 story!

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Meanwhile my club has just taken a lead in the league. Well it’s just for a while but nevertheless...

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Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.