Can City go through season undefeated

Is that really a question that should be being asked to our players when we’re not even in November yet? Come on… we have seven months of the season to go yet and we have only played ten of our thirty eight league games so far. Plus we’re still in the group stages of the Champions League and the Emirates FA Cup hasn’t even started yet either? I’m guessing the main subject point of the question was about only going undefeated in the actual Premier League like the Arsenal Invincibles did in 2003/04, but still?

What Are The Odds?

The latest Premier League outright odds show that City are massive odds on favourite to be Champions, at 1/10 at the time of writing. That’s probably about right although there is no way I would be betting at odds like that. But going unbeaten is a totally different matter. I understand that people get carried away and quite a few will probably want to have a bet on an “Invincibles” season but we need to keep our feet on the ground!

When I actually heard this being discussed this morning on various media channels, I thought oh dear why is this being discussed? Does know one remember last season? We were at a similar stage result wise last season at this stage and we went on to win nothing last season. Of course our football style on the pitch is completely different to last year as we’re playing some absolutely brilliant stuff currently. That could all change of course but I cannot see it going as bad as it did in the end last season.

I’d be more concerned about winning trophies than thinking about going undefeated all season. Obviously this will not be being spoken about within the club but if a player gets asked the question in an interview then he really has to answer it doesn’t it? How did all this start then, well with the question being put to Kevin De Bruyne ahead of our game away to Napoli and thankfully he gave the correct answer:

“To go unbeaten? Well, it’s very hard. I don’t think it will be possible”

“The level of competition is so high, in every team. It’s not like, with all respect, 10 or 15 years ago where you have a couple of teams that won’t win against the top teams.”

“Now, every game is hard and you need to be mentally there. And with the Champions League and all the cups, there will be a game where maybe we are a little bit less and maybe lose. But as long as it keeps going, it’s good.”

“Obviously, if you win a lot of games it’s good for us. You keep maintaining pressure. Hopefully we can have two good games this week and go into the international break unbeaten and it will mean we put a lot of pressure on the rest.”

The fact we’re scoring goals for fun from players all over over the pitch as well as not conceding many goals gives us a great chance of silverware. However, we have to be realistic and more to the point not even make it a subject matter. Do certain parts of the media not have better questions to ask? If it gets to March time and by some insane miracle we are still unbeaten then you can maybe bring it up again. Until then the main focus of course will have to be about winning one game at a time if we can, if not we’ll take a draw. No ones want to lose of course but a defeat will come at some point and I’ll be fine with that. Maybe not at the time and at the end of the match but like always, you take the defeat on the chin and accept it. I certainly won’t be thinking, oh no we now can’t go our league season undefeated.

Speaking of our league campaign, here are our confirmed kick off times for November and December:

Sunday 5 November 2017
Man City 14:15 Arsenal

Saturday 18 November 2017
Leicester 15:00 Man City

Sunday 26 November 2017
Huddersfield 16:00 Man City

Wednesday 29 November 2017
Man City 20:00 Southampton

Sunday 3 December 2017
Man City 16:00 West Ham

Sunday 10 December 2017
Man Utd 16:30 Man City

Wednesday 13 December 2017
Swansea 19:45 Man City

Saturday 16 December 2017
Man City 17:30 Spurs

Saturday 23 December 2017
Man City 15:00 Bournemouth

Wednesday 27 December 2017
Newcastle 19:45 Man City


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