It's only Manchester City: Updates, team news and the banter

Look, chances are we wont win today. Manchester City have spent a fortune on bringing players to the club so they can win stuff and because of that, they're going to be tough.

But in doing that, they also lost their heart and soul and not many of the players are plying for them for the club or the badge or the colours. Many of them wouldn't have known the club colours and I'd be very surprised if many of them actually know what 'Superbia in Proelio' means.


And that is why we have a chance. We don't have a team of journeymen. We have a team of players that have desire and want to play. Manchester City have players that couldn't give a toss. We have heart and that means a lot in football.

Where there is hope

The chance is slim but our chances last week was also slim and Manchester United are a better side than Manchester City but where that chance exists, we have to believe it is possible.

I'm not saying we are going to win or that we are not going to lose. I'm saying, everything is possible and Manchester City are not one of those clubs, despite their status today, that I see as long term champions. They very much are the next Chelsea and while it is nice to be up there, they're no Manchester United.

Team news and updates

So, with the match just under two hours away we'll have team news for you soon and updates during the match - predictions below please.

The team

Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Stevens, Westwood, Bannan, Ireland, Weimann, Gabby and Benteke. On the bench we have Given, Albrighton, Holman, Delph, El Ahmadi, Bowery and Baker.