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United 0-0 City: the opposition view

Filed: Sunday, 4th November 2012
By: Staff Writer

Manchester City fans reflect on yesterday's goalless draw at the Boleyn Ground that saw West Ham United rise to eighth place in the Premier League...

"We weren't great today. West Ham really battled for that point and you have to give them a lot of credit as they deserved the draw. We couldn't break them down. The biggest positive for me was Nastastic; he dealt with Carroll and Cole very well."
- davymcfc

"A very decent point today, not many teams will go there and get a win. It's still very early in the league and we are very much still in race. West Ham are a cracking home team who know how to defend."
- Petetheblu

"Our finishing wasn't great but its hard to get through so many defenders. We were incredibly positive in that second half. Credit to the Hammers, it was like watching Chelsea v Barcelona. They defended with their lives. If we had got one we would have had a hatful."
- citymad

"We bossed possession but failed to make the vital breakthough, but other than not scoring I didn't really see that much wrong with our display today. It's difficult to play when a team defends in depth and as resolutely as West Ham did. We could easily have lost it, West Ham's 'goal' SHOULD have stood. Mind you, in view of the fact that Hammers lost last week and we have won the last two away from home, I suppose a draw was always on the cards."
- black mamba

Teams park the bus and sometimes you're not going to break them down; it will happen to all top four teams at some point this year. There's no point in saying West Ham are a newly-promoted side, they are a mid-table Premier League team who have bought more players since promotion and have a striker who cost more than any of our four."
- bluemc1

"Did you see how many West Ham players were in their penalty box for pretty much the whole second half? We needed to go wide more, it's so hard trying to go through the middle all the time. West Ham defended brilliantly."
- citymad

"West Ham defended very well and picked up most of the corners we put over. Their back four played very well and in the end they could have sneaked a goal, it was one of those games. I enjoyed watching it. It should have been three points but one may be very important come May. We're still undefeated."
- City For Life

"Always a top away day at Upton Park and once again what great set fans the Hammers lot are with great humour. 'You're just a shit Paulo Wanchope' to Balotelli and 'You're just a shit Carlos Tevez' to Sergio did make me laugh. The spirit of 1987 is still strong among the two sets of fans."
- Colin_Bell

"West Ham and Fulham are the only London clubs I've got any time for. Compare and contrast with the arrogant, bitter, billy-big-time b*stards that follow Spurs and Arsenal."
- mainemanc1066

"Once we got organised it wasn't a bad display. West Ham defended for their lives, a hallmark of Allardyce's teams. I wasn't as despondant about it as the queue for the tube..."
- getdressedmctavish

* Comments originally posted at bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk and mancityfans.net.

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by Phill Jones
12:44AM 6th Nov 2012
''Seem like a top bunch. Good on them.''

by Paul smith
01:59PM 5th Nov 2012
''Are Man City fans the most fair-minded supporters in the Prem? You can tell they stood firm when their team were useless and relegated and are now deservedly enjoying the good times. Hope they beat Ajax in the week and progress in the Champions League (so I can really get behind an English team). Had a fondness with City since my Dad used to take me in the early '70s when that old girl used to ring a bell whenever City got a corner.''

by dan
01:26PM 5th Nov 2012
''Nice sentiment from the Man City fans, hats off to them for recognising a fine defensive display!

I do feel if Nolan's goal had been given, it may have been a torrid afternoon for us, but hey, stranger things have happened in football. "He wants to come home, he wants to come hooommmee, Carlos Tevez, he wants to come home..."''

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