Big Sam: City can have successful season
- 26 April 2013 09:06
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
City will have had a good season if the team lifts the FA Cup, that’s according to West Ham boss Sam Allardyce who is quoted in this morning’s papers.
Speaking ahead of his side’s visit to the Etihad stadium tomorrow, the Hammers boss says he believes the Blues can consider this season a success if they secure silverware.
“If City win the FA Cup and finish second, then they have had a successful season,” Allardyce told the London Evening Standard.
“When you win the title for the first time, it’s very difficult to repeat it the following season.”
In transfer news, City are allegedly in a battle with Everton to secure the signature of Leeds United youngster Sam Byram.
It’s not the first time we have heard the Blues linked with the 19-year-old and according to the Sun Roberto Mancini will do everything in his might to make him a Manchester City player next season.
“David Moyes is ready to fight Roberto Mancini for the £10million capture of Leeds ace Sam Byram,” the paper reports.
Manchester City boss Mancini has already earmarked the right-sided player, 19, as a top target.
“But the deposed Premier League champions face fierce competition from Everton chief Moyes, who has identified the whiz kid as a perfect replacement for Phil Neville.”
“Manchester City plan to join fans in paying tribute to Marc-Vivien Foe during Saturday's visit of West Ham to honour the memory of the midfielder who tragically died 10 years ago,” writes Alex Horlock.
“The club will show an image of Foe, who played for both City and the Hammers, on the electronic boards in the Etihad after 23 minutes and fans of both clubs will be asked to join in a minute's applause to pay tribute to the Blues' former No 23.”
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