It's terrible news for Mikel but always find the positives,
+ We've got a very winnable set of games coming up including west brom and stoke at home
+ We've got Hibbert, Cahill, Saha, Fellaini, Osman and Pienaar coming back, some sooner than others
+ We still held the ball up well against the magpies, we definately lacked Mikel's creative edge but with the players we have returning and 2 quality strikers we can still win the games...
Mikel was the last player we wanted to lose at a time like this, in fairness I would have preferred to lose Jags or Jo in favour of Arteta but it can't be helped now and we must soldier on, we've got 2 young sources of inspiration in Gosling and Rodwell, both have opened their accounts this season, Cahill and Fellaini and Lescott are all massive aerial threats in the box and Osman and Pienaar aren't afraid of taking a stab at goal...
We still have enough to go on and win matches but maybe not the cup and probably not higher than 6th unfortunately, but looking at it we're 21 points from 1st, and 4 points from 5th it was always going to be a struggle for champs league, if we can secure europe and make the semis of the fa cup I'll be more than pleased with oru performance in what has been one fo our unluckiest years for injuries
I couldn't agree more with this post.
The 6th is the best we can do this year and a Semi in the FA would make me very pleased too.
With the injuries we have it is good enough if we maintain at where we are if not any better.
In the summer, DM shall be thinking how to make our players more durable to vicious tackles and raid more creative players possibly from Barca youth camp this year?
I play FM 2009 and i heard we have close link to the company. So if we look into the database of the game, we shall broaden our selection from Moutinho to other similiar players with lower recognition and of course less fees.