Tevez comeback still talk of the town
- 17 April 2012 08:32
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
The Carlos Tevez story continues to have legs, as they say, with reflection on and reaction to the former skipper’s return still dominating the City agenda in the media.
James Milner was inevitably probed on the subject on Monday, but he drops the deadest of dead bats in a style that fellow Yorkshireman Geoff Boycott would have been proud of. He’s not dwelling on thoughts of what might have been had Carlos been available earlier in the season:
Sky Sports.com reports that, "...26-year-old Milner feels the past is the past and there is no use dwelling on it.
"'It's pointless going there really because that's been and gone," said the England international midfielder.
Carlos is playing for Manchester City and playing well. He got a great hat-trick and Sergio (Aguero) was fantastic.
...James Milner on Carlos Tevez
"'There were a number of great performances at the weekend so it's pointless thinking about what might have been.'"
Opinion comes in from the Independent's James Lawton, not impressed by the golf-shot celebration at Carrow Road last Saturday.
"If Manchester City perform at the passionate core of your life, rather than a place of affection mostly for what they used to represent, it must still be hard to celebrate with anything like abandon the current contribution to a now desperate title challenge by Carlos Tevez.
"All kind of mock sophistication, or, if you like, pragmatism, has gone into support of Roberto Mancini's decision to restore the reluctant Argentine, but nothing has put it into starker perspective than the gesture of the player after his hat-trick at Norwich City."
The nominations for the PFA Awards have already generated plenty of chatter, with Bren Goetze from the US site the Bleacher Report feeling that Sergio Aguero has the best chance of the three Blues named in the shortlist.
"Sergio Agüero does indeed have a strong case, but his slight dip in form coupled with the impressive form of other nominees like Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney probably means he will have to settle for the PFA Young Player of the Year Award."