No Poznan Europa repeat
- 04 May 2011 08:22
- Posted by Chris Bailey
Commiserations this morning go to our friends in Poznan who have been beaten in the Polish Cup final.
Lech went down on penalties to Legia and so missed out on a Europa League place. That competition will be a lot poorer for the absence of their fans who brought the phenomenon that is the ‘The Poznan’ with them.
Elsewhere in the media there is more rumour and speculation the most outlandish one of all being given oxygen in an unlikely place, BBC Radio Two.
A Chirpy Chris Evans was happy to pass on a whisper that City were hoping to buy Lionel Messi from Barcelona for £400million! Someone tell him about financial fair play please.
In the Mirror there is a piece from Tottenham midfielder Sandro who has been talking about the seven point gap between the sides in the race for fourth place.
'Sandro has warned Manchester City they could still end up being Champions League 'failures,' says the article.
'City boss Roberto Mancini’s side are in pole position to make the top four, but Spurs have still to go to Eastlands in a potential repeat of last season’s shoot-out for European football.
'And Brazilian Sandro says City could still crack under pressure - and has urged his team-mates to be ready to take full advantage.'
The Mail's Chris Wheeler reports on the battle for FA Cup fitness.
'Stoke are refusing to write off Matthew Etherington's hopes of playing against Manchester City later this month,' he tells his readers.
'Etherington tore a hamstring against Wolves last week but has already made enough progress to be able to swim and take part in walking exercises.
'The 29-year-old winger, who scored a spectacular opening goal as Stoke thrashed Bolton 5-0 in the semifinal last month, still only has an outside chance of being fit when Tony Pulis' side return to Wembley.'
Oh yes, and various sites and papers link Carlos Tevez with a move away from CoMs.